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DDCC competing in Akron

February 13, 2014

During the weekend of Jan. 17-19, DDCC of April School of Dance traveled to Pittsburgh to take classes and compete at the DanceMakers, Inc. convention and competition. The company earned adjudication awards as well as overall awards for each of their 22 dances choreographed by artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of Kane and her sister Chelle Blankenship. The judges picked three dances out of 250 performances they wanted to see danced again. DDCC's "Lemonade" was awarded a "Dance AGAIN" and was performed at the convention's WrapIt Ceremony.

Donated TVs enhance security camera system

February 13, 2014

In an effort to protect students, visitors and school property, St. Marys Area School District looks to their network of security cameras in tracking daily activity within the schools and a recent donation of two new 50-inch televisions to St. Marys Area High School has played a role in significantly enhancing the visibility of the cameras' footage.

Residents with military ties located throughout cemetery

February 13, 2014

Military markers dot the landscape throughout the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. One is located adjacent to each veteran's grave indicating the conflict in which they served. 
These men and women served in the armed forces throughout the country's history, and Beimel shared a few of their stories during a tour of the cemetery earlier this year. 

Highland Twp. to challenge 'injection well' permit

February 13, 2014

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to challenge the issuance of a federal permit for a wastewater disposal well near James City.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two weeks ago approved a 10-year permit for the controversial underground "injection well" along Lamont Road near Route 66.

Local man charged in theft of parking meters

February 13, 2014

David Larry Cribbs, 18, of 155 Washington St., St. Marys is charged with the theft of parking meters from the Brusselles Street lot that occurred in October 2013.
St. Marys City Police reported visiting the home of Raye Ann Cribbs, David Cribbs' mother, as part of a followup investigation after David Cribbs was arrested in connection with a string of thefts from motor vehicles.

Some monuments reflect individual's heritage

February 13, 2014

Stopping at the grave of George Simons during a recent tour of the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel cited the fact that one never knows who they will end up buried next to due to the cemetery's layout. Some family members are buried together or in close proximity to one another while others are scattered throughout the facility. 
Simons, who served as the secretary for many of the corporations founded by Andrew Kaul, falls into the latter category. 

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