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May 21st, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Over the past two days, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have charged three individuals, including two local men, with delivery of heroin after search warrant and arrest warrants were
served in two separate incidents â€” one at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday and another at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
The First Church of God on Route 36 in Punxsutawney will hold a blood drive on Friday in honor of Martha Hoover (pictured), who has been the coordinator of the drive since it began at the church.
After many years of volunteer work, Martha has decided to retire and spend time with her family and friends.
Area residents are invited to come to the church on Friday between noon and 6 p.m. to donate blood in Marthaâ€™s honor.
BROOKVILLE â€” With reports all day Tuesday saying that voters' numbers were low across the state for the primary election, 5,120 Jefferson County residents headed to the polls to vote, with 3,421 Repub-lican ballots being cast and 1,699 Democratic ballots being submitted, according to the unofficial results released by the county Tuesday evening.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday morning, The Spirit named Nancy Lazorchak the Punxsutawney Area Middle School Teacher of the Year, while Ryan Hayden was honored at the high school.
The awards are based on ballots cast by Spirit readers.
Pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit to find out the Elementary Teacher of the Year.
A search warrant was served last night on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney. Heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized.
Two men were charged with delivery of herion. Read tomorrow's Spirit for details.
Tuesday, May 21, is Election Day.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
INDIANA â€” PennDOT has announced that the Warsaw Bridge on Route 28 in Warsaw Township will be replaced, with work to start today.
Lane restrictions using temporary traffic signals will be in place on Route 28, between Route 473 (Carberry Road) South and Route 473 (Carberry Road) North.
These restrictions will be in place until mid-September.
PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers in the work zone.
The project is expected to be completed in May 2014.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Monday, Spirit representatives visited the Punxsutawney Area High School and the middle school to award the Teachers of the Year.
Pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit to find out who the honorees are.
Punxsutawney Mayor Jim Wehrle (left) has proclaimed Friday and Saturday to be American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days in Punxsutawney.
Members of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies at Walmart and County Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Proceeds from the Poppy Program are used for veteransâ€™ projects and a scholarship for a daughter or granddaughter of a veteran who needs financial assistance to further her education.
It's the end of the school year, and for one PAHS senior, itâ€™s been a year of working toward a goal that he has finally achieved.
A.J. Carey did his senior project for a place that he holds dear to his heart â€” the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.
His project consisted of selling $10 Sheetz coupon books with the money raised going to the library.
Pictured is Carey (left) presenting Coral Ellshoff, library director (right), with a check for $800.