June 7th, 2013
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Although Wednesday nightâ€™s Reynoldsville Borough Council meeting left those in attendance thinking that there might be a delay before the next step came about in the Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer in Charge situation, an unexpected change came about Friday when Bruce Cramer was reinstated.
The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
Congratulations to Kelly and Chris â€śCritterâ€ť Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as Mayâ€™s â€śGarden of the Monthâ€ť by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It was an educational night for those who attended the "Exploring Marcellus Shale" presentation, at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library on Thursday evening.
Pictured here are educators Janine Surmick (left) and Dani Stump answering a series of questions from those in attendance.
To find out more info about Marcellus Shale, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€“ PennDOT Engineering District 10 is advising motorists that a bridge closure will begin on Route 1002 (Wayne Road) on Monday for a bridge replacement project.
The bridge carries Route 1002 over an unnamed tributary in Winslow Township, Jefferson County.
Beginning Monday at 7 a.m., Wayne Road will close between the intersections of Pancoast Road and Sand Spur Road (Clearfield County).
The closure will remain in place until mid-August.
Thomas R. Zinzell, 88, of Wesleyville, Pa., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, in Erie, Pa.
He was born July 1, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Michael and Mary Morris Zinzella.
Tom was an electrician, having worked for many contractors over the years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
Tom was a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club in Punxsutawney.
He enjoyed time with his family, especially his beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth.
Frances Esposito Stephens, 64, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Punxsutawney, lost her courageous battle to cancer on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Frances was born May 31, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Connie
Esposito and the late Emilio (Curly) Esposito.
Following graduation from PAHS, Frances proceeded to Washington, D.C., where she worked at the Department of Transportation.
She then traveled and lived in many states managing restaurants, eventually owning and managing her own restaurant, â€śLa Siesta,â€ť in Punxsutawney.
Mary H. Neese, 86, Princeton, Ind., died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Waters of Princeton.
She was born Sept. 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Maggie (Geist) and Jerry Alcorn.
She was married to Walter Neese, who preceded her in death.
Larry B. Pennington, 61, of Rossiter, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at UPMC Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 2, 1952, in Erie, a son of the late Walter Pennington and Fannie (Berringer) Pennington.
His mother survives and resides in Rossiter.
He was a 1970 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
He graduated at the top of his class from Westmoreland Business College.
On Oct. 30, 2011, he married Margaret DeRobertis. She survives.
Larry was a foster care provider.
He was an avid hunter and president of the Backdoor Outlaw Archery Club.
Dr. William Mark McKinley, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Brookville.
Dr. Mark was the last of a special generation of McKinley doctors who lived and practiced medicine in Brookville and had a deep impact on so many in the region.
To his family, his friends and his community, he will be remembered as a respected surgeon, a devoted family man and a lover of historic preservation, world history and travel.
As the youngest child of Dr. Arthur C. McKinley and Mary Cowan, Dr. Mark was born March 24, 1924, in Corsica and raised in Brookville.