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January 27th, 2015

County takes 'first step' on construction on business park

January 28, 2015

BROOKVILLE — The county has taken its "first step" toward the construction of the Jefferson County Business Park, Commission Chairman Paul Corbin said at Tuesday's meeting of the county commissioners, where a bid was accepted to begin work.

The commissioners unanimously approved a motion to award the construction contract for the water/sewer project — which will extend both services along SR 28 for the purpose of establishing infrastructure at the site of the park — to the low bidder, Wilson Excavating and Grading, Inc., in the amount of $556,079.10.

January 26th

Mesoraco signs extension with Reds

January 26, 2015

Punxsy's own Devin Mesoraco reportedly signed a four-year extension with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, avoiding arbitration with the team.

For more on this story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

January 25th

Annual Chili and Wing Cook Off to spice up Groundhog festivities

January 26, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During this season of cold and sometimes freezing weather, if you're looking for a way to warm up, then you'll want to head to the 11th annual Groundhog Day Chili and Hot Wing Cook Off to be held Saturday, Jan. 31.

This year, it will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at a new location this year — the Gobbler’s Knob building.

Gene Roberts, director of the cook off, said the event is usually held the evening prior to Groundhog Day. However, with the Super Bowl falling on Feb. 1 this year, organizers felt that there would be better attendance on Jan. 31.

January 23rd

Vince Gill to come calling in Punxsy with concert at PACC

January 24, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Our little town recently saw the arrival of country Star Wynonna Judd, and now, to help the country fans out there brave through the winter weather, it's been announced that country legend Vince Gill will be performing on Friday, May 15 at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with "When I Call Your Name," winning the Country Music Association's Single and Song of the Year awards and earning a Grammy.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

PSP issues attempt to locate notice

January 23, 2015

Troopers from the Clarion Station of the Pennsylvania State Police are attempting to locate Chaundra L. Alderette, said a release issued to The Spirit by PSP Trooper Jamie LeVier on Friday.

Alderette is a white female, 53 years of age, 5’2” tall, 155 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Her last known address is 419 South 5th Ave. Clarion Township Clarion County PA.

Alderette is known to operate a dark blue, 2002 VW Beatle with a PA registration: JRZ6520.

January 22nd

PAHS defends against cancer

January 23, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was a full house Thursday evening, as the Lady Chucks held their second annual Defend Against Cancer basketball fundraiser.

The girls and those in the stands donned purple shirts, a color the Lady Chucks chose because it represents all forms of cancer.

"I'm very proud of all the girls. They all contributed in some way or another," said Jeanine DiPietro, mother of PAHS senior Lady Chucks player Nicole DiPietro.

January 21st

Scanner Alert: Three-vehicle accident, multiple others

January 21, 2015

SCANNER ALERT: First responders from Punxsutawney Fire Department and McCalmont Township fire companies are responding to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Harmony Road and Adrian Road in Young Township.

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department are also responding to multiple accidents in the Cloe Area.

Breaking News, Shugars enters Guilty Plea

January 21, 2015

Wednesday morning, Michael Christopher Shugars,33, was sentenced to 40-80 years in prison after entering a guilty plea, earlier this week to 3rd degree homicide and other related charges associated with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney. For more details see Thursday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

January 20th

Unknown injuries reported in Young Twp. two-vehicle accident

January 21, 2015

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Two drivers suffered unknown injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday on Route 119, Young Township, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet.

According to reports from the scene and scanner, the female driver of a GMC SUV was traveling on Route 119 and lost control on the slippery road during a brief snow storm and was involved in a collision with a Ford F-150 pickup truck, which caused the GMC to roll over, trapping the driver inside the vehicle.

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