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July 8th, 2012

James Patrick Leslie

July 8, 2012

James Patrick Leslie, 50, of Ridgway, died after a courageous fight on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at UPMC Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 26, 1961 in Greenville, son of the late John C. Leslie and Patricia J. Benton.

John W. "Jack" Hrusth

July 8, 2012

John W. "Jack" Hrusth, 65, of 652 Byrnedale Rd., Weedville, died Friday evening, July 6, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 17, 1947 in St. Marys, son of the late John D. and Mary Jane Lipsey Hrusth.
On Sept. 8, 1984 in the Virgin Islands, he married Dianne M. Wonderly, who survives.
He was a lifelong reside of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School. He was formerly employed by the Metal Product Co. as a tool and die maker.

Junior baseball all-stars down Fox Township 17-7 in five innings

July 8, 2012

FOX TWP. – The St. Marys Little League Baseball Junior League all-star squad took a 17-7, five-inning victory over Fox Township on Sunday afternoon in a contest played at Haller Field in Fox Township.
Ross Brennen started on the mound for St. Marys, working one and one-third innings and giving up two hits, walking three, and striking out four. Joe Nasoni took over for one and two-thirds of an inning, giving up four hits, walking two, and striking out three. Nate DaCanal worked the final two innings, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out one.

George "Butch" Hansen Sr.

July 8, 2012

George "Butch" Hansen Sr., 62, of Shawmut Road, Brockport, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 23, 1950, in Sharon, Conn., son of the late Fredrick and Dorothy Amelia Ostrander Hansen. On Dec. 18, 1976, he married Patricia Judge, who survives.

St. Marys 10/11 baseball stars rally for 15-14 victory

July 8, 2012

The St. Marys Little League Baseball 10/11 all-star squad rallied for a 15-14 victory over the Punxsutawney stars on an extremely warm Saturday afternoon at Memorial Park.
Going into the bottom of the sixth, St. Marys trailed 14-9. They were able to score six times in the home half of the sixth inning to pull out the victory.

St. Marys softball senior all-stars shut out by Bradford 10-0

July 8, 2012

The St. Marys Little League Softball Senior League all-stars were handed their first loss of the season in the District 10 senior league championship game against Bradford on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Park. After an hour and a half rain delay, Bradford put in a strong performance, shutting out St. Marys 10-0 in six innings, to force a second game today to decide the District championship.
Kelsey Fritz went the distance on the mound for St. Marys, giving up six hits, walking three, and striking out seven.

July 6th

Council alters city manager evaluation policy

July 6, 2012

With the upcoming annual evaluation of City Manager Dave Greene in September, St. Marys City Council members at Monday's meeting voted to change the manager's evaluation policy by eliminating language which stated it must be used solely for determining the manager's salary.
Council member Bob Roberts said this is a result of the evaluation having never been used for its intended purpose of determining the amount of compensation the city manager receives, adding that the manager's rate of compensation has traditionally been the same as that paid to other non-union employees.

PennDOT imposing new restrictions on property owners

July 6, 2012

The Fox Township Supervisors expressed their disagreement with PennDOT's latest rule requiring municipalities apply for the Highway Occupancy Permits and accept responsibility for the maintenance of all requests to enclose surface stormwater facilities.
Roadmaster and supervisor Randy Gradizzi said this does not include driveway pipes along state roads.

Fox Twp. approves HVAC bids, road projects

July 6, 2012

The Fox Township Supervisors reviewed three bids for the township building's HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system during their Wednesday evening meeting.

Betty L. Scrimshaw

July 6, 2012

Betty L. Scrimshaw, 80, of 1056 Theresia Street Apt A., St. Marys, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1931 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Hartson and Beatrice Kilduff Watson.
She was married to the late Robert Johnson and the late Wayne Scrimshaw.
Mrs. Scrimshaw attended the Emporium Free Methodist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family. 

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