Archive - 2014
The St. Marys Area Dutch and Lady Dutch cross country teams hosted the ECC, Ridgway, and Punxsutawney squads on Tuesday afternoon for a meet at St. Marys Area High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ Leif Eric Moats (known as Eric), 40, of St. Marys, was held for court Tuesday for his alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy for the distribution of the drug bath salts.
The charges stem from the drug sting carried out on July 17 in Ridgway and St. Marys that also resulted in the arrests of Tammy Zawatski and Rachel Shrefler, both of Ridgway, Alan George of New York, and Eric's wife Kristin M. (Kronenwetter) Moats.
In a followup discussion about board practices, members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors briefly discussed the topic during their latest work session.
SMASD solicitor Rick Brown was in attendance to answer any questions on the subject.
Twenty-year board member Pat Rezmerski read a statement noting her discontent with board practices.
Rezmerski began stating she has considered resigning within the past two months due to the things that go on in the board room.
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Two new communication systems were approved during Monday's St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting.
A new district wide communication system will cost between $4,000 to $6,000. The board discussed the importance of upgrading its notification system following a prank shooting call which launched a massive response on Sept. 2.
This will replace the district's current eAlert system, at a cost of $1,200 per year, which notifies individuals via e-mail, text or both about school happenings such as emergency situations, cancellations and delays.
During Monday night's City Council work session, councilman Ned Jacob proposed that council start budgeting a certain amount of money to contribute to the City's 175th anniversary celebration, which will be in 2017.
Council member Sally Geyer objected to the use of taxpayer funds being used for a festival, citing the fact that no taxpayer money was used for the 125th or the 150th anniversary celebrations.
"I just don't think taxpayers should be footing the bill for festivals," Geyer said. "Taxpayers don't foot the bill for the Bavarian Fall Fest or fireworks."
Baseball may be over for the year, but Berwind Park is far from sitting idle.
However, instead of players being out on the field, a bulldozer was occupying the spot between third base and shortstop on Sunday evening, and the infield area had been torn up and reduced to more mud than grass.
Though it may not look very pretty at the moment, the work is all part of an effort to make necessary repairs to the ball field. Not only is the infield being re-crowned and new sod put in place, but efforts are also being undertaken to try to improve the drainage of water from the field.
Anna M. Laird, 94, of 610 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a short illness.
She was born July 27, 1920, a daughter of the late Michael and Helena Bizjak Ausserer.
On Jan. 29, 1949 in St. Marys Church, she married Robert T. Laird, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 2003.
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Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.