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What's Happening This Week!

May 3, 2015

The following meetings and events will be taking place this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
Monday: IUP Chalk Walk/Celebration of Learning-3:30 p.m., Sykesville Borough Council-7 p.m., Athletic Committee Meeting-7 p.m.;
Tuesday: Lyme Disease Seminar at PAH-6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday: Special Olympics at PAHS-10 a.m.;
Thursday: National Honor Society Banquet at Cobblestone Hotel-6 p.m.;
Saturday: 2nd annual Kids Fair at Punxsutawney Community Center-10 a.m.

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

Punxsutawney Borough police charge juvenile in string of thefts

April 28, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police have arrested a juvenile in relation to a theft of a handgun that occurred on April 25.

Police have been conducting an investigation into a recent rash of car break-ins. The identity of the suspect came to light through interviews with a number of people. On April 21, police took the juvenile offender into custody. A .45 caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

Punxsutawney Borough Police charge man with rape

April 27, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On April 26, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department investigated a rape allegation of a 19-year-old white female in the Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.

The victim was treated at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Zachary Michael Webb, Philadelphia, was located and taken into custody by patrol officers within the borough.

Webb was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Chambers on the morning of April 27 and placed in the Jefferson County Jail on $150,000 bail.

First-ever Weather Extravaganza brings Girl Scouts to town

April 27, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — "The Girl Scouts are coming, the Girl Scouts are coming," thought Punxsutawney Phil as he once again made his way up to the Knob on Saturday morning.

Around 170 Girl Scouts and their families converged on Punxsutawney from all over Western Pennsylvania for the first-ever Punxsutawney Phil's Weather Extravaganza, which was put together by the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center and the Groundhog Club.

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

Muto voted in as new school board member

April 23, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area School Board met and discussed a variety of topics. Included in those topics was the vote for a replacement board member for Francis J. Molinaro's seat. Molinaro passed away last month but was remembered by the board at the April 13 meeting.

Borough police investigating two-vehicle accident

April 20, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One vehicle was towed from the scene in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of North Gilpin Street and West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney.

According to reports from the scene, a Ford Mustang convertible and a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck somehow collided in the intersection of North Gilpin and West Mahoning streets.

The Mustang came to rest on the sidewalk near the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Headquarters and the truck on Mahoning Street.

Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame inducts latest class, issues Snyder Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor Award

April 20, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Saturday evening, members of the 2015 class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame — joined by their families, their friends, members of the hall's committee, former inductees and their families and Punxsy sports fans in general — gathered to for their official induction ceremony and banquet and to "celebrate the athletic experience."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.

Lady Chucks gaining steam

April 15, 2015

The Lady Chucks made it three wins in a row on Wednesday with a 9-3 victory over Hollidaysburg in Punxsutawney. Kylee Lingenfelter (pictured here) hurled a complete game to pick up a win in her first varsity start.

Boys' tennis also picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Johnsonburg. For these recaps and plenty more, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Thursday's sports schedule is as follows for PAHS:

• Boys' Tennis vs. Bradford, 3:30 p.m.

• Baseball vs. Elk County, 4:15 p.m.

• Varsity Track & Field at Hollidaysburg, 3:30 p.m.

Charges to be filed against juvenile in bomb threat

April 14, 2015

On Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Police were called to the Punxsutawney Area High School for the report of a bomb threat.

With the assistance of the state police, the school was evacuated, and a bomb dog was requested. The state police sent two bomb dog handlers, and the school was searched, with nothing being located.

Bomb threat discovered at PAHS

April 13, 2015

At the conclusion of the school day on Monday, a bomb threat was discovered in a restroom at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

According to a statement issued by Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe, the administration immediately notified the authorities and evacuated and secured the building.

A full-scale search of the building was conducted by police, and the building was deemed safe. School is expected to resume as normal Tuesday morning.

Anthony honored as member of World Pizza Champ team

April 10, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After working in the pizza industry for many years, Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza, was both shocked and humbled when World Pizza Championship Winner Tony Gemignani announced that he had appointed Anthony to serve on his World Pizza Championship team.

Anthony said the decision was announced while he was recently at the International Pizza Expo. Gemignani said he chose Anthony and four others to be on his team.

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

PAHS Variety Show opens curtain tonight

April 8, 2015

Tonight's the night the curtain goes up on the 2015 Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show in the auditorium. Pictured are some of the emcees for this year's program as they perform another funny lead in to another skit during the show. Reserved tickets are $8, and general admission tickets are $6. Come and support the Class of 2015 as they raise money for the Margaret C. Boles Foundation!

Borza officially sworn in as new police chief

April 7, 2015

New Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief James Borza (second from left) is pictured being sworn in and taking the oath of office on Tuesday in council chambers by Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander (far left). Borza's wife, Karen Borza, is pictured holding the Holy Bible for the ceremony. Alexander said that even though Borza was approved by Punxsutawney Borough Council to start work on Monday, he couldn't act in that capacity without officially being sworn in as chief.

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Ty Wasicki (pictured here) and Jared Burkett made the trip to Bradford for Monday's District IX...
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...
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