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August 25th, 2014
PennDOT announced at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Monday that Route 119 is closed in both directions in Young Township, Jefferson County, between Yates Road and Cunningham Road due to a crash involving two coal trucks. It has been reported that diesel fuel and coal debris are on the road.
The road is expected to reopen later today.
According to Jefferson Co. Emergency Services, there were no funnel clouds that touched down in the county during Thursday's storms.
Pictured is a cloud formation near the East End of Punxsutawney that attempted to form funnel clouds with rotation, but to no avail.
Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.
Popular country band Diamond Rio closed out Brookville Community Days 2014 on Saturday with a performance at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds.
The four-day event was sponsored by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
August 29, 1888
Everhart's Trial Postponed
The Trial of John Everhart for complicity in the Lickingville murder, which has been in progress in the Clarion county court for several days, came to an abrupt termination last Saturday when the judge was informed by a physician that one of the jurors was sick.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While Punxsutawney is known by many as a small town, you wouldnâ€™t know it to look at the list of musicians who have performed concerts here over the past few years.
Now, five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author Wynonna Judd will be added to that famed list.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane gives her presentation about the heroin epidemic in Western PA to the board of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania at a forum held at Clarion University this week.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€”Â Those who want to learn more about chronic wasting disease, and the rules that apply within areas of the state where the disease has been detected can attend a public meeting to be held next week in
DuBois, Clearfield County.
The meeting, to be hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and held Thursday, Aug. 28 in the auditorium at DuBois Area Senior High School, is slated to begin at 6 p.m. The high school is located at 425 Orient Ave. in DuBois. Doors will open at about 5 p.m.
For the full story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
SUMMERVILLE â€”Â The closure on the Route 3007 Summerville Bridge between Route 28 and Broad Street has been extended through the weekend and is expected to reopen before Tuesday, Aug. 26. The road remains open to local traffic.
A posted detour is in place using Route 3022 (Roller Coaster Road) to Route 3003 (Mount Pleasant Road) to Route 28. Work is being performed on a 24-hour schedule during the detour.
This $3,771,853 bridge replacement project is being constructed by Plum Contracting, Inc. The project is expected to be completed the end of October 2014.
Boy Scout Seth Burkett was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Jefferson County Housing Authority Thursday morning for building a bus shelter for the residents of the Beyer Avenue Apartment Complex.
(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 Kelly Porada.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Kelly Porada is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the artist of a few of the Phantastic Phil statues in town.
Or perhaps you have seen her displaying her creativity throughout the community.