October 25th, 2012
EAST END â€” Halloween may mean you have the opportunity to go out to just trick-or-treat, but in the East End it's much, much more. Halloween is an annual celebration.
The fourth annual East End Trick-or-Treat will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and is open to all area children, said Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo, who, along with her partner, Jan Zamperini, have been transforming their fabulous old-fashioned home into a haunted house.
The East End Trick-or-Treat begins at the East End Bridge and concludes at Cindee's Country Corner and includes State Street, said Lorenzo.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State Route 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street will close in Punxsutawney to replace the railroad crossing.
The intersection will close at 6 p.m. Friday night, and it is expected to reopen at noon on Monday.
The railroad crossing replacement is part of the Elk Run Bridge Replacement and Routes 119 and 310 intersection widening project in Jefferson County.
This $3,351,119 bridge replacement and roadway construction project is being completed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Improvements to Jack F. Lamarca Stadium are still years in the future, as the Punxsutawney Area School Board discussed aluminum bleachers and a storage building that would be constructed adjacent to the stadium grounds at Wednesday's athletic committee meeting.
Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
HARRISBURG â€” Recently, PennDOT announced that its driver licensing centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs.
Oct. 15, the department along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing its driver licensing center employees, announced that those centers will remain closed on that day.
SUMMERVILLE â€” Two Saint Marys residents and one Eldred resident were killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday on Route 28 east of Johns Hill Road in Clover Township, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
One other person, also from Saint Marys, was injured in the wreck.
The crash occurred as the vehicle, a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, was traveling south on Route 28 in Clover Township.
The unit was ascending an uphill grade when, for unknown reasons, it traveled into the oncoming northbound lane and then off the east berm.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Being the pre-race favorite is a challenging place to be, but the Punxsy Lady Chucks cross country team will look to fulfill the hype. The Lady Chucks are favored to capture their first District IX crown since 2009 this Saturday morning in Ridgway.
The Punxsy girls head into the 2012 district championship meet with the inside track to gold based on their previous season results against the other three AA teams competing in the district â€” Bradford, Clearfield and Saint Marys. Â
Punxsy ninth-grade defensive end Brandon Douthit and company take down a Curwensville runner on Wednesday night. The Chucks wrapped up an undefeated 8-0 season with a 33-14 win over the Golden Tide in Punxsutawney.
For the complete story on the ninth-grade game, see today's print edition of The Spirit.
The commissioners welcomed Cindy Cornwell, Jefferson Countyâ€™s new director of Children and Youth Services at their latest meeting Tuesday in Brookville. Pictured (from left) are: Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik, Cornwell, Commission Chairman Paul Corbin and Commissioner Jim McIntyre.
For a full story, see today's print edition of The Spirit.
FAIRVIEW â€” Are you ready for some winter? Not really? As always, PennDOT District 10.0 Maintenance Department has your back, as it held its annual inspection Wednesday morning.
All of the snow plows, salt and anti-skid are ready to go in case Old Man Winter returns with a vengeance following last season's balmy winter conditions, said Josh Clinger, the new Jefferson County maintenance manager, during PennDOT's annual inspection of the winter snow removal equipment that was held Wednesday at the Jefferson County Maintenance Garage in Fairview.
BROOKVILLE â€” Local firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out at about 10 a.m. Tuesday at Plyler's At Your Service Garage in Brookville.
Located at 9 Race St., the garage was a total loss by the time the flames subsided.
No injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire had yet to be determined at Spirit press time, but Fire Chief Jim Lipuma indicated that it was currently believed to have been accidental.