March 9th, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At Monday eveningâ€™s Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe gave his report, which included the hiring of the high schoolâ€™s new head football coach.
"I'm recommending the hiring of (Brad Wright) as a teacher/head football coach," Wolfe said. "The teaching position wouldn't begin until the 2015-2016 school year, but the head football coach position would begin as soon as all the necessary paperwork and health screenings are submitted."
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Saturday, March 7th 2015
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59
A schedule of this week's events include:
â€˘ School Board Voting Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€˘ Punxsutawney Borough Council Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
â€˘ Daughters of the American Revolution meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€˘ Athletic Committee Meetingâ€”6 p.m.
â€˘ Young Township Meetingâ€”7 p.m.
HARMONY â€” Only one minor injury occurred in a two-vehicle accident at a familiar spot along Route 310 (Harmony Road), Harmony, Young Township, on Saturday at 12:10 p.m.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2012 Ford Fusion, driven by Bethany Beatty, 22, Anita, was traveling south on Route 310 when it crossed over the double yellow center lines and into the opposing lane of travel, where a 2008 Nissan Xterra, driven by Johanna F. Brown, 52, Anita, was traveling.
Punxsy grappler Kaleb Young fell to Pittsburgh Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph in the semi-final round of the PIAA State Wrestling Championships. After the loss to the WPIAL wrestler, Young will square off against Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi for the second time in the tournament in the consolation semis. Young defeated Bonaccorsi 6-1 in his first bout on Thursday.
INDIANA â€” Musician John Tibbs, a former Punxsutawney resident, recently signed a deal with a record label and headed out on tour with big-name acts in Christian music, including such bands as the Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and Finding Favour.
The nationwide tour, which is ongoing, is set to pass through the local area in April.
Tibbs said that his interest in music started young, when he began taking piano lessons at only about four years old.
Read the full story in today's edition of The Spirit.
Kaleb Young, who is currently in the midst of a run at the PIAA State Championship for AAA at 152 pounds, picked up a victory Friday afternoon in the quarter-finals to advance to Saturday's semi-finals.
Young defeated Downington East's James Meyer to earn the spot, with just four left in the champion's bracket. The semi-final round for AAA will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.
Two members of the Chucks wrestling team made the trip to Hersheyâ€™s Giant Center to kick off the PIAA State Wrestling Championships on Thursday. Punxsy junior Kaleb Young (pictured in the left photo) picked up a 6-1 decision over Bethel Parkâ€™s Nino Bonaccorsi â€” who defeated Bob Endy of St. Josephâ€™s Prep in the first round, 15-0 â€” to advance to todayâ€™s quarter-finals. There, Young will face Downington Eastâ€™s James Meyer. That round begins at 1:30 p.m. today. Like Young, Meyer received a bye in the first round, and in Round 2, he defeated Exeter Townshipâ€™s Ethan Stever in a 3-1 decision.
A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road, Fairview, Bell Township when a vehicle was traveling north on Route 36 and the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and crossed into the southbound lane. The vehicle was then struck by another vehicle, as the other vehicle traveled off the road and struck a snow bank. PSP-Punxsutawney was assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck's South Side Service. No further details are available at this time.