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March 9th, 2015

Board approves hiring of new head football coach

March 9, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At Monday evening’s Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe gave his report, which included the hiring of the high school’s new head football coach.

"I'm recommending the hiring of (Brad Wright) as a teacher/head football coach," Wolfe said. "The teaching position wouldn't begin until the 2015-2016 school year, but the head football coach position would begin as soon as all the necessary paperwork and health screenings are submitted."

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

This Week's Happenings in Punxsutawney/Surrounding Areas

March 9, 2015

A schedule of this week's events include:
Monday
• School Board Voting Meeting—7 p.m.
• Punxsutawney Borough Council Meeting—7 p.m.
Tuesday
• Daughters of the American Revolution meeting—6 p.m.
Wednesday
• Athletic Committee Meeting—6 p.m.
• Young Township Meeting—7 p.m.

March 8th

One injury reported in Harmony Road accident; Third on road in two weeks

March 9, 2015

HARMONY — Only one minor injury occurred in a two-vehicle accident at a familiar spot along Route 310 (Harmony Road), Harmony, Young Township, on Saturday at 12:10 p.m.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2012 Ford Fusion, driven by Bethany Beatty, 22, Anita, was traveling south on Route 310 when it crossed over the double yellow center lines and into the opposing lane of travel, where a 2008 Nissan Xterra, driven by Johanna F. Brown, 52, Anita, was traveling.

March 6th

Former Punxsy resident signs with record label, begins nationwide tour

March 6, 2015

INDIANA — Musician John Tibbs, a former Punxsutawney resident, recently signed a deal with a record label and headed out on tour with big-name acts in Christian music, including such bands as the Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and Finding Favour.

The nationwide tour, which is ongoing, is set to pass through the local area in April.

Tibbs said that his interest in music started young, when he began taking piano lessons at only about four years old.

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

Breaking: Young on to state semis

March 6, 2015

Kaleb Young, who is currently in the midst of a run at the PIAA State Championship for AAA at 152 pounds, picked up a victory Friday afternoon in the quarter-finals to advance to Saturday's semi-finals.

Young defeated Downington East's James Meyer to earn the spot, with just four left in the champion's bracket. The semi-final round for AAA will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.

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March 6, 2015

March 4th

Crews respond to two-vehicle crash in Fairview

March 4, 2015

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday on Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road, Fairview, Bell Township when a vehicle was traveling north on Route 36 and the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and crossed into the southbound lane. The vehicle was then struck by another vehicle, as the other vehicle traveled off the road and struck a snow bank. PSP-Punxsutawney was assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck's South Side Service. No further details are available at this time.

Judge John Foradora announces candidacy for state Supreme Court

March 4, 2015

BROCKWAY — Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora officially announced his candidacy for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court during a Tuesday meeting with supporters at The Rocky Grill in Brockway, according to a press release from his campaign team.

School Cancelled for Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D.

March 4, 2015

Due to weather conditions school has been cancelled for the Punxsutawney Area School District and SS.C.D.

March 3rd

FCOG helps out at Salvation Army food bank

March 3, 2015

Several members of the youth group at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney were out helping the Salvation Army refill the shelves at the emergency food bank on Monday. Pictured are Devanne States, Garrett McQuown and Nashaun Damore. Capt. Keith Jache, Salvation Army co-commander, said that many people brought food items for the food bank throughout the day Monday. He said a church from Troutville also brought non-perisahble items to the corps and that the need for items is year-round, with all donations being appreciated.

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