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June 22nd, 2014

New demolition project addresses blighted structures

June 22, 2014

The city approved funding for a new demolition project of two blighted structures, a house at 213 N. Michael St. and the Grange building at 219 N. Michael St.
Funding for the project, in the amount of $9,500, is being utilized from the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is federal grant funding.
Ann Bolden, owner of Bold Looks and Bolden Apartments, has purchased the structures situated next to her business with plans to demolish them leaving one site vacant which she plans to utilize as parking and constructing a duplex on the other lot.

Large turnout for Smoke on the Mountain

June 22, 2014

KERSEY – A large crowd came out to support the Smoke on the Mountain BBQ cook-off held over the weekend at the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department in Kersey.
The cook-off began at 11 a.m. and Saturday afternoon featured a talent show featuring local youth.
In the 16-and-over age group, Jake Burns took first place.
In the 10-15-year-old age group, Lexi Catalone took first place, Jacob Mosier took second place, and Abby Mosier and Lainee Swanson tied for third place.

Crash on Bucktail Road

June 22, 2014

Members of Crystal Fire Department, St. Marys Ambulance, St. Marys Police and fire police responded Sunday evening to a one-vehicle crash on Bucktail Road. Unconfirmed reports indicate a vehicle was traveling westbound toward St. Marys before reportedly running off the roadway and into a ditch. The call came in shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened near Vollmer Road.

Highland Twp. picnic for clean water held Saturday

June 22, 2014

JAMES CITY – Nearly 100 people attended Saturday’s “Highland Township residents fight for clean water picnic,” according to one of the event organizers, Marsha Buhl.
Buhl, a James City resident and member of an organization entitled “Highland Township Citizens Advocating a Clean Healthy Environment” (CACHE), collected the names and addresses of most of those in attendance throughout the four hour event held at the fire hall in James City.

June 20th

Punxsy 11-12 softball stars defeat St. Marys 10-1

June 21, 2014

The St. Marys Little League Softball Major League all-stars played host to the Punxsutawney girls Friday night at Benzinger Park in a District 10 elimination game.
Punxsutawney came away with a 10-1 victory over St. Marys eliminating St. Marys from the District 10 tournament. St. Marys had opened play in the tournament on June 16 when they suffered a 7-2 loss to Warren sending them to the loser's bracket. Punxsutawney lost by a 7-1 score to DuBois on Monday.

Punxsy 11-12 softball stars defeat St. Marys 10-1

June 21, 2014

The St. Marys Little League Softball Major League all-stars played host to the Punxsutawney girls Friday night at Benzinger Park in a District 10 elimination game.
Punxsutawney came away with a 10-1 victory over St. Marys eliminating St. Marys from the District 10 tournament. St. Marys had opened play in the tournament on June 16 when they suffered a 7-2 loss to Warren sending them to the loser's bracket. Punxsutawney lost by a 7-1 score to DuBois on Monday.

St. Marys Legion fends off Bradford for 11-9 victory

June 20, 2014

The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team improved their season record to 3-1 on Friday night with an 11-9 victory over the visiting Bradford Legion team under the lights at Berwind Park.

Police pursue grants for staffing, equipment

June 20, 2014

The City of St. Marys Police Department was approved to apply for two grants which would update equipment and help fund a new officer position.
An application was approved for the COPS Hiring Grant Program, administered through the U.S. Department of Justice, which would provide $125,000 over a three-year timeframe. This funding covers the $42,000 base salary for a new officer, however the city is responsible for benefit and retirement costs.

Celesta E. Thompson

June 20, 2014

Celesta E. Thompson, 87, of 544 Church St., St. Marys, died on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born on Jan. 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Friedl Fritz.
On Jan. 14, 1956 in St. Mary's Church, she married Thomas A. Thompson, who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1999.

Nancy R. Weis

June 20, 2014

Nancy R. Weis, 77, of 203 Dippold Ave. St. Marys, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 30, 1936 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the daughter of the late Grover and Christine Garvey Rodenbaugh.
She was a graduate of the Lewiston-Porter High School in Youngstown, N.Y. in 1954 and was a graduate of the Buffalo State College for Teachers in 1958. She was a retired teacher and had resided in St. Marys since 1961.

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