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April 23rd, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area School Board met and discussed a variety of topics. Included in those topics was the vote for a replacement board member for Francis J. Molinaro's seat. Molinaro passed away last month but was remembered by the board at the April 13 meeting.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” One vehicle was towed from the scene in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of North Gilpin Street and West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney.
According to reports from the scene, a Ford Mustang convertible and a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck somehow collided in the intersection of North Gilpin and West Mahoning streets.
The Mustang came to rest on the sidewalk near the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Headquarters and the truck on Mahoning Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â On Saturday evening, members of the 2015 class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame â€” joined by their families, their friends, members of the hall's committee, former inductees and their families and Punxsy sports fans in general â€”Â gathered to for their official induction ceremony and banquet and to "celebrate the athletic experience."
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
The Lady Chucks made it three wins in a row on Wednesday with a 9-3 victory over Hollidaysburg in Punxsutawney. Kylee Lingenfelter (pictured here) hurled a complete game to pick up a win in her first varsity start.
Boys' tennis also picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Johnsonburg. For these recaps and plenty more, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Thursday's sports schedule is as follows for PAHS:
â€¢ Boys' Tennis vs. Bradford, 3:30 p.m.
â€¢ Baseball vs. Elk County, 4:15 p.m.
â€¢ Varsity Track & Field at Hollidaysburg, 3:30 p.m.
On Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Police were called to the Punxsutawney Area High School for the report of a bomb threat.
With the assistance of the state police, the school was evacuated, and a bomb dog was requested. The state police sent two bomb dog handlers, and the school was searched, with nothing being located.
At the conclusion of the school day on Monday, a bomb threat was discovered in a restroom at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
According to a statement issued by Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe, the administration immediately notified the authorities and evacuated and secured the building.
A full-scale search of the building was conducted by police, and the building was deemed safe. School is expected to resume as normal Tuesday morning.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After working in the pizza industry for many years, Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza, was both shocked and humbled when World Pizza Championship Winner Tony Gemignani announced that he had appointed Anthony to serve on his World Pizza Championship team.
Anthony said the decision was announced while he was recently at the International Pizza Expo. Gemignani said he chose Anthony and four others to be on his team.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Tonight's the night the curtain goes up on the 2015 Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show in the auditorium. Pictured are some of the emcees for this year's program as they perform another funny lead in to another skit during the show. Reserved tickets are $8, and general admission tickets are $6. Come and support the Class of 2015 as they raise money for the Margaret C. Boles Foundation!
New Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief James Borza (second from left) is pictured being sworn in and taking the oath of office on Tuesday in council chambers by Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander (far left). Borza's wife, Karen Borza, is pictured holding the Holy Bible for the ceremony. Alexander said that even though Borza was approved by Punxsutawney Borough Council to start work on Monday, he couldn't act in that capacity without officially being sworn in as chief.