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Pennsylvania will see a coordinated statewide effort to expand high-speed internet access, thanks to a $600,000 grant made possible by strong legislative support in the Pennsylvania state House and Senate. 

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The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery is ready and waiting for visitors once again, though Groundhog Day hours have yet to be determined.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Indiana Street sewer construction project is proceeding nicely and the lack of winter weather has been an asset according to Toby Santik, Punxsutawney borough manager.

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BROOKVILLE — With a new year showing on the calendar, the Brookville Municipal Authority took time to look back at statistics from 2020 at their Tuesday meeting, while also looking ahead to projects in 2021. 

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CANOE TWP. — A Punxsutawney man suffered minor injures in a one-vehicle  crash Thursday morning in Indiana County after his vehicle struck an embankment and rolled over.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The East End Playground project was awarded a DCNR grant in the amount of $87,900 for the construction of pavilions and tennis/pickleball court, according to Punxsutawney Borough Manager Toby Santik.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.

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Jefferson County will receive a portion of more than $650,000 to be distributed in the form of PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership grants designed to bolster workforce development across Pennsylvania.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’ve been missing having a bank in downtown Punxsutawney, there’s some good news — CNB Bank has moved from the Punxy Plaza to the empty building formerly occupied by PNC Bank.

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BROOKVILLE — With the recent announcement of Dave Vallosio's retirement as public works director for the borough of Brookville, Jonathan Rhoades has stepped up to the plate to take over Vallosio's role and continue his important work in the borough.

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BROOKVILLE — With the 2019-2020 school year and fiscal year firmly in the rearview mirror, the Brookville Area School District heard from business administrator Ellen Neyman on how the district's cash flow for the last school year matched its budget. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

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As the state House of Representatives convened this week for the start of the 2021-22 legislative session, Rep. Brian Smith was appointed to serve on four committees.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted Tuesday to hire a new engineering firm, replacing the EADS Group from Clarion with Civil & Municipal Engineering of Somerset, but not have them take over any existing projects that group is already working on.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is ruling out invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power, less than a week after the president fomented the violent insurrection at the Capitol.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Since the start of the new year, there have been a lot of businesses and services opened, and then shut down, but not everything is completely closed down as the Punxsutawney Area Senior Center is open.

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The ebbs and flows of positive case counts in Jefferson County continued a positive trend in Tuesday's report from the state Department of Health as Jefferson County added 15 new cases one day after 11 were added to the total — its two lowest totals since the calendar turned to 2021.

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In case you haven’t been paying attention because you are preoccupied by the happenings in the world of politics or COVID-19, there’s been a change at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, a former employee returned to accept the position as library director.

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BROOKVILLE — As students return to schools from winter break and in-person instruction resumes at the Brookville Area School District, members of the school board heard Monday from superintendent Dr. Erich May on the district's response to COVVID-19  and the current situation in the schools.

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Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Jefferson County Monday, bringing the area’s cumulative total to 2,156 (1,385 confirmed and 771 probable). According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, one more Jefferson County resident died of the virus as well, bringing the death toll to 55.

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After two consecutive days in which Jefferson County reported no new deaths as a result of COVID-19 — including Friday, when Clearfield and Indiana counties also reported no deaths — four more were logged over the weekend, bringing the total to 54 to date.

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The Watershed Journal — a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and promotion for local authors — is continuing to find ways for authors to showcase their work and connect with readers virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that effort, the group has created the “Watershed A…

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As the regulations concerning COVID-19 in Pennsylvania continue to be in flux, another organization that has suffered due to the restrictions, the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, has partially reopened once again under Gov. Tom Wolf’s guidelines.

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One thing people often took for granted prior to COVID-19 restrictions was being able to eat out and dine inside instead of dining in your vehicle or on someone's front steps.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Many traditional events and sporting events have been canceled, postponed or held virtually due to COVID-19 in the past year, and Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication will be no different on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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Jefferson, Clearfield and Indiana counties shared in some good news Friday, as Pennsylvania Department of Health reports showed no new COVID-19 deaths in any of them, leaving their respective death tolls at 50, 55 and 130.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats laid plans Friday for impeaching President Donald Trump, even as he's headed out of the White House, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she had spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing an “unhinged” Trump from ordering a nuclear strike…

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DUBOIS — Penn Highlands Healthcare has begun the long process of administering the vaccine for COVID-19, and has administered the first dose of the vaccine to 3,000 of its employees the healthcare provider announced during a conference call with members of the media on Thursday.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board heard from director of curriculum, Rich Britten, and the high school principal on changes coming to the high school curriculum and new pathways to graduation at Thursday's committee meeting.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner before dawn Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a stunning attempt to overturn the election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep …

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YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The Young Township supervisors held a reorganization meeting Monday at their building near Walston. 

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Jefferson County reached two grim milestones on Wednesday, surpassing 2,000 total cases as the state added 41 to bring its total to 2,031 and added three new deaths to reach 50 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.