Worth the wait: Ribbon cut at Punxsy’s ATA Center

The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.

Pictured (front, from left) are Anthony Viglione, Clearfield County ATA Board member; Richard Stover and Dave Gordon, Jefferson County ATA Board members; Ernest Carns, ATA Board of Directors; Jeff Pisarcik, Jefferson County commissioner; Kristen Vida, ATA Board for Clearfield County; Deborah Pontzer, representing Cong. Glenn "GT" Thompson; Ken Wingo, chairman of the ATA Board of Directors; Bob Hallstrom, KTH Architects; Gabe Uljon, ATA resident engineer; Carl Gotwald, Jefferson County sheriff; John Griffiths, Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle member with Punxsutawney Phil; and Rep. Sam Smith, speaker of the State House of Representatives; (back) Rhett Kennedy, ATA Board member from McKean County; Mark Adams, representing State Sen. Joe Scarnati, president pro-tempore of the State Senate; Doug Chambers, Punxsutawney District Magistrate; Chad Weaver, administrator for Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge John Foradora; and Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president.

Read more in Saturday's issue of The Spirit.