November 30th, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the help of his hometown, a local college student may soon take his first footsteps toward the edge of Hollywoodâs red carpet.
Punxsy native Charlie Dominick, a 2010 PAHS graduate and current Point Park University freshman, received the schoolâs Artistic Achievement Award scholarship for his independent production, âDipper,â and is in the process of collecting funds for his upcoming film project.
âIâm very excited about it,â he said. âI probably havenât been this motivated about anything before.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â WPSU-TV is looking to revisit Punxsutawney for its popular âOur Townâ series, according to the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.
The âOur Townâ series by Penn State Public Broadcasting filmed a program about Punxsy several years ago, but Marlene Lellock, Chamber executive director, said that Chamber board member TJ Sliwinski, a Reynoldsville resident, learned that WPSU-TV was filming an âOur Townâ about Reynoldsville this past summer.
PITTSBURGH â Jefferson County and the surrounding areas are under a flood watch until Wednesday morning.
A flood watch means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, a storm system is expected to bring heavy rains through the area this afternoon and tonight, with possible rainfall amounts of 1.25 to 2.5 inches.
Heavy rainfall creates rises in streams and creeks, and could result in the potential for flooding this afternoon through tomorrow morning.
Scott Howard (left) and his son Brycen Howard (right), both of Punxsy, each shot a buck Monday morning in Perry Township. Scottâs is 180 pounds, has eight points and an 18-inch spread and occurred at 7:30 a.m., and Brycenâs first-ever buck is 150 pounds, has eight points and occurred at 8 a.m. Also pictured is Scottâs other son, Logan. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Janis Lee Hitchings, 63, Paris, Ky., passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Elizabeth (Anibaldi) Esposito and the late Gerald Esposito.
She was married to Gary Hitchings, who preceded her in death.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Residents of the Jefferson Street High Rise held their third-annual dance to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign Monday at the Jefferson Street Social Center.
Executive Director of the Jefferson County Housing Authority Sandy McGuire explained how important Toys for Tots is in the community.
âItâs not just for residents of the high rise,â she said, adding that admission to the event was one unwrapped toy. âWeâve also invited other organizations throughout Punxsy â including the Mahoning Towers â to participate.â
Caleb Cochran, of Punxsy, bagged this 250-pound, 10-point buck at 2:30 p.m. Monday in North Mahoning Township during the first day of rifle deer season. Cochran is pictured with his daughter, Alivia. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Tracy Smith (fourth from left), Spirit ad representative, presents Bob Adamson (fifth from left), president of the Gateway Humane Society, with a donation from The Punxsutawney Spiritâs 2011 Pet Calendar, which is included in subscribersâ editions today. Also on hand are (from left) ad reps Jennifer Smith and Kara Wojcik, Smith, Adamson, and ad reps Brittany Smith and Amanda Adams. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
The winners of the Circle of the Trees competition, presented by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, were announced following Saturdayâs Home for the Holidays Parade in Barclay Square. The winner of the Best Overall Tree went to the Punxsutawney Arts Association. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A Punxsutawney woman lost control of her vehicle on a slippery Route 436 Saturday morning causing a one-vehicle accident.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Vera Pelky, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 436 on the Margiotti Bridge and lost control due to icy conditions which caused her to strike a wall.
Police added that Pelkyâs vehicle spun around after striking the wall and came to rest in the northbound lane.