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January 11th, 2015

Competitive Spirit Championships held Saturday

January 11, 2015

The St. Marys Area High School competition cheerleading squad is shown performing during the District 9 Competitive Spirit Championships on Saturday at DuBois Area High School.

January 9th

YMCA holds grand opening for revitalization project

January 9, 2015

The Ridgway YMCA held its grand opening on Friday to celebrate the completion of the revitalization project that started in 2010.
The grand opening, complete with tours of the facility, refreshments and community bonding, lasted from noon until 5 p.m., and it will continue today from 8 a.m. until noon.
Representatives from the project were on hand at the YMCA, allowing the community to come and view the completed project, which included a remodeled pool and brand new equipment in the fitness area.

Winter animal care entails proper sheltering, nutrition

January 9, 2015

Dogs, cats and other animals are not immune to the cold as may be a misconception because of their fur coats.
By taking a few precautions and using common sense, pet owners can keep their dogs safe this winter.
Jenn Vallimont, a recreational dog musher residing in Kersey, has vast experience with caring for dogs in cold weather.
She also draws on her training in animal science, which she earned a masters degree in from Penn State University, to focus on nutrition, behavior, physiology and much more with her dog team.

Crash on SR 219

January 9, 2015

Elk Company 2, Ridgway Ambulance, and Rescue 412 were called out at 12:41 p.m. Friday afternoon to a single vehicle accident at 5902 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road (Route 219). A car had left the road, went over the guard rail and into the front yard.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 8th

Pet owners advised of dangers to animals left outside

January 8, 2015

The gut wrenching photos of dogs left outside in the cold circulating throughout social media and on television have helped raise awareness of proper winter pet care.
"Basically if you're cold, they're cold. They can get frostbite just like people," said Karen Cappiello, Elk County humane officer.
While some dogs are better equipped to handle the cold weather than others, the fact is that more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year.
Frostbite, hypothermia and antifreeze poisoning present the biggest winter threats to pets.

Sony hack raises cyber security concerns

January 8, 2015

The November 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has raised concerns about cyber security on a national and local level.
"I think that 90 percent of it can be protected against with knowledge," Aaron Simbeck, owner of a computer repair and consulting business in St. Marys, said. "Stay away from advertisements, use passwords, don't publish your passwords online and don't save your passwords on your computer in a text document. If you're playing games and you're getting popups, don't click them."

January 7th

Improvement fund allows city to focus on projects

January 7, 2015

St. Marys City Council unanimously approved investing $1 million into a capital reserve fund as part of a capital improvement program for 2016.
The fund will allow the city to focus on investing in city roads, equipment, drainage and other public works projects.
In addition, a committee will be formed to establish a policy on how to proceed with the capital expense program, how to rate projects, and more.

Jay Twp. Sewer Authority meeting schedule to change

January 7, 2015

JAY TWP. – The Jay Twp. Sewer Authority held their 2015 reorganizational meeting Wednesday night where a motion was passed to change the meeting day and time to the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
Immediately following the reorganizational meeting meeting, the regular monthly meeting was opened.
Under old business, the authority voted to have the licensed engineer look over the plant to determine how best to spend Act 13 grant money.

January 6th

City seeking supermarket to fill empty storefront

January 7, 2015

The search continues for a new tenant to occupy the former Giant Eagle supermarket located in the St. Marys Plaza along the Million Dollar Highway. 
"Right now there is a definite need for another grocery store in St. Marys and that really showed over the holiday,” said City Manager Dave Greene.
According to Greene, three companies have expressed interest in the space. 

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