Punxsy Groundhog Club burrows into new home

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle cut the ribbon on its new office at 200 West Mahoning St. on Wednesday. Pictured (front, from left) are David Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; Katie Donald, executive director of the Groundhog Club; Ron Ploucha, co-handler and Stump Warden, with Punxsy Phil; Bill Deeley, president, with the big scissors; Tom Dunkel, Shingle Shaker; Butch Philliber, Iceman; (back) Bob Roberts, His Protector; Tom Uberti, The Big Windmaker; A.J. Dereume, Rainmaker; Ed Jekielek, Storm Chaser; Bill Cooper, past president; Mike Johnston, Big Flake Maker; Jeff Lundy, vice president and Fair Weatherman; and John Griffiths, co-handler.

For more from the ribbon cutting, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.