Jefferson County had three new deaths Friday, pushing to total to 69 since the pandemic began, according to the state Department of Health.The county also added 18 new virus cases for 2,377 overall.Read the full story in The Spirit Saturday.
BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County has been awarded a total of $21,902 of federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — All charges have been dropped against a Punxsutawney man accused of stealing approximately $350,000 from an elderly woman while acting as her power of attorney, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett said Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- On Friday, the Punxsutawney Area School District concluded a busy week in terms of positive COVID-19 cases in its two school buildings by adding one additional case.
State police are investigating a suspicious death after a 27-year-old man’s body was found along a road in West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County.
REYNOLDSVILLE — The Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Company asked members of borough council about holding a gun raffle outdoors in the spring because of the COVID-19 restrictions at their most recent meeting.Andrew Flock, from the fire company, said they had to cancel one raffle last year and …
The Punxsutawney Area School District on reported Thursday that a student and teacher have tested positive for COVID-19 at the high school and are under quarantine.
BELL TWP. — A Punxsutawney Area School District bus was struck by a Dodge Dakota truck Thursday morning at Rikers Road and Route 119.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School District reported four positive cases of COVID-19 at the high school Wednesday.
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Jefferson County reported two new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the statistics released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday, increasing its total since the beginning of the pandemic to 65. The county also added 19 new cases for a new total of 2,331.
As Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday, the chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee said he has plenty of work to do now that Donald Trump's four-year run has ended.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Area High School senior was the local winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy essay contest, and she finished in fourth place at the state level, receiving a total of $3,000.
PUNXSUTAWNEY – An Indiana County man is facing multiple charges after he was arrested for DUI during a traffic stop in Punxsutawney Borough on Monday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Area High School student had tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine, officials said Tuesday.
HARRISBURG — In addition to being named chair of the Senate Local Government Committee, state Sen. Cris Dush has been named to six key committees in the Senate.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to two U.S. officials.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — A student at Punxsutawney Area Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine, officials said Monday.
McCALMONT TWP. — Four people were taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a pickup truck slid on the snowy road and crashed into a utility pole Saturday night in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County continued to feel the effects of COVID-19 Sunday, as three more people died and 44 more cases of the virus were identified over the weekend for respective totals of 61 and 2,272. Of that figure, 1,434 cases are confirmed and 838 are probable.
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.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is placing traffic data collection meters on township roads from January through April.
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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Area High School student has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine, officials said Friday.
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.
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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Five grants worth $3,000 each are available to locally owned businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Punxsy officials said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board discussed two financial issues at its Tuesday meeting: a resolution to refinance bonds and a possible increase to tax collector rates.
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.
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.
REYNOLDSVILLE — The state Department of Health will sponsor a mass testing site for COVID-19 in Jefferson County later this month, officials said Tuesday.
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.