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February 2nd, 2014
CLYMER â€” An autopsy completed Saturday on a 66-year-old Clymer woman found dead outside her home Friday did not reveal any physical trauma, according to a release issued by Indiana County Corner Jerry L. Overman.
According to the updated release, issued Saturday, the final results on the cause and manner of death of Janice Marie Keith are pending toxicology testing.
Keith was discovered in the snow outside her Spruce Avenue residence in Clymer on Friday morning, nude from the waist down.
A call was placed to Indiana County 911 at 10:12 a.m. on Friday reporting the incident.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.
We're a pretty small town, and most places my reporters or I go, we're familiar faces who don't need a specific credential to show it. But today? Well, today is different.
Punxsutawneyâ€™s 2013 Man and Woman of the Year were named at the Groundhog Eve Banquet on Saturday night at Punxsutawney Area High School. Tim Krise (left) was named the Man of the Year, and Catherine Wesdock Test â€” who was celebrating her 100th birthday on Saturday â€” was named Woman of the Year.
For full stories on both Krise and Wesdock, and a recap from the banquet â€” including information on Mike Gmoser, the Ohio DA who charged Phil last year â€” and Jen Carfagno of the Weather Channel, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
All of us at The Spirit wish you a Happy Groundhog Day.
Check back for news from The Knob!
Take the bus and leave the driving to the Groundhog Club's Inner Circle as you make the trek to Gobbler's Knob for the Groundhog Day festivities.
This year, the Groundhog Club Inner Circle has made some minor changes to the bus stops and scheduling.
Tom Dunkel, Groundhog Club Inner Circle Shingle Shaker and busing coordinator, said that there will be three main bus stops.
He said the first stop is at McDonald's on East Mahoning Street in downtown Punxsy, where there will be two ticket booths.
Shane Beichner (front left) and Autumn Kunselman (front right) were crowned the 2014 Groundhog King and Queen at the annual assembly at Punxsutawney Area High School on Friday.
Pictured (back, from left)) are members of the Groundhog Club Inner Circle who were on hand for the ceremony: John Griffiths, Co-handler; John Prushnok, Coal Front; Ron Ploucha, Co-handler; and Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club Inner Circle President.
CLYMER â€” Friday evening, the Indiana County Coroner's Office reported a body found outdoors on Spruce Avenue in Clymer.
Corner Jerry L. Overman's office issued the release saying that a call was placed to Indiana County 911 at 10:12 a.m. on Friday reporting the incident.
The release identified the individual as Janice Marie Keith, 66, of Clymer and said she was discovered in the snow outside her residence nude from the waist down.
Chief Deputy Coroner Chad E. Dill pronounced Keith dead at the scene at 11:20 a.m.
Members of the 2014 Groundhog Court include (front, from left) Alexis Kunselman, Linsie Adams, Justine Fye, Autumn Waltman; (back) Shane Beichner, Eric Ritchey, Jesse Walk and Will Curtis.
The King and Queen will be named Friday at the annual Groundhog Day assembly.
For the full article, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Mindy Grose.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Mindy Grose is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the director of the Pine Street Senior Center, or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Grose is a graduate of Craig Senior High School.
The PAHS Art Club decorated the Punxsutawney Post Office on Thursday night by painting five Groundhog Day-themed murals.
The group already painted murals at Lily's Restaurant and will continue at Miller Brothers Furniture today.
The group took a brief break Thursday to pose in front of a mural painted by Samantha Dyson and Thomas Troutman.
Pictured are (kneeling, from left) Caleb Gramolini, Kaylee Cowan; (back) Sierra Gump, Troutman, Samantha Dyson, PAHS art teacher Jessica Green, Jordan Travis and Tyler Dyson.