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January 11th, 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.
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.
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.
Elk Company 2, Ridgway Ambulance, and Rescue 412 were called out at 12:41 p.m. Friday afternoon to a single vehicle accidentÂ at 5902Â Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road (Route 219). A car had left the road, went over the guard rail and intoÂ the frontÂ yard.
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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.
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."
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. â€“ 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.
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.Â
"Right now there is a definite need for another grocery store in St. Marys and that really showed over the holiday,â€ť said City Manager Dave Greene.
According to Greene, three companies have expressed interest in the space.Â