Preliminary plans to proceed with the downtown hotel project were given the go-ahead on Monday evening as St. Marys City Council approved a request from Todd Hanes of St. Marys, representing Creekside Investments, as the project developer.
The project will consist of a 65-room national flag hotel.
Hanes said he must obtain council's permission first in order to proceed with the project because there is grant money involved coming from North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission. The city is also involved in the process.
A new unifying symbol designed to "galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault" is gaining momentum.
The fourth annual Big Spring 10K walk/run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Toby ball field, with the funds raised through this year's event benefitting a pair of area residents: Ray Gornati, a recent heart transplant patient from St. Marys, and Tommy Gilmore, a 7-year-old from Ridgway who is battling cancer.
Race organizers Rob Singer and Chuck Beyer explained that the race benefits different individuals each year, and the idea behind the event came about because there are always people who need help.