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January 12th, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Monday night, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board officially accepted the resignation of Alan Nichol from the position of head coach of the Chucksâ€™ football squad after six seasons.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to assist with flooding that occurred at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center at 411 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, at 9:14 p.m. on Sunday. Firefighters assisted the staff with shutting off the water mains when pipes burst, flooding the one wing. All of the patients in that wing were evacuated to other parts of the facility. No further details were available at Spirit press time. Pictured is Matt Strouse, Punxsutawney Fire Department, helping with moving the large plastic tubs filled with water.
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CORSICA â€” One family is rejoicing after finding their beloved dog, Jack, who went missing after being in a violent car crash this past Saturday.
Kendre Verbeck Myers and her dog, Jack, were on their way back to Clarksville, Tennessee when the accident occurred. The accident occurred at mile marker 73 on I-80 west.
"My jeep rolled three times from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane," Myers said.
A terrified Jack fled the scene and went missing.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
I-80 West is closed at mile marker 65 due to a multiple vehicle crash which is being reported as a fatal accident from multiple news sources.
Traffic is being transferred off of I-80 West at Exit 70 â€“ Strattanville to SR 322 West to Clarion.
More information will be forthcoming.
If motorists do encounter snow squalls while traveling, PennDOT offers this advice:
-- Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
-- Turn on your headlights.
-- Stay in your lane.
-- Increase your following distance.
DUBOIS â€” A special ceremony was held for Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Brad Wilson on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Wilson, who was shot serving in the line of duty and is now confined to a wheelchair, was awarded an Action Trackchair, which will enable him to move around outside and in the woods. Pictured (front row) are Wilson and his wife, Erica. Also pictured (back row) are Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Colonel Timothy Mercer of Harrisburg and Pennsylvania State Police Major George Kuzilla, area commander.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to 2015, but is also celebrating its accomplishments of 2014.
Michele Neal, Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said one of the positives is that they welcomed some new members in the past year.
Neal said there were some old members in the chamber who expanded their businesses like The Medicine Shoppe, adding a second pharmacy in the Primary Health Network building.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Suspicious packages that were found in the parking
lot at Walmart in Young Township
Thursday were found not to be dangerous following an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosive Section (HDES) unit.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, two suspicious packages, consisting of two suitcases that were left in the Walmart parking lot near the Lawn and Garden portion of the building and were discovered at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday.
December 30th, 2014
After about 49 years in business, Dobson's Store in Worthville will close its doors today. Pictured is owner Elmer Dobson behind the counter on one of the country store's last evenings of operation. He opened the store in 1965 after the conclusion of his military service. He said he plans to leave the building where it is, as part of the history of Worthville.
BIG RUN â€” Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) has announced the start of construction to install a concrete wall to protect the company's Punxsutawney Water Treatment Plant, located on the East Branch of the Mahoning Creek, from flooding during extreme wet weather events.
Josephine Posti, PAWC community relations coordinator, said the cost of this plant improvement is approximately $225,000.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.