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February 13th

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. 

February 12th

Highland Twp. to challenge 'injection well' permit

February 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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. 

February 11th

District approves personnel issues

February 11, 2014

Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, retirements, a resignation, leaves of absences and transfer of support personnel.
Those announcing their retirements were Superintendent Ann Kearney of Kane, South St. Marys Street Elementary School Principal Robert Grumley of Johnsonburg and Business Manager Cindy FinGado. All are effective June 30, 2014.

Cemetery contains many infants, children

February 11, 2014

Individuals from all walks of life are buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Some lived long lives, while others barely had a chance to live at all. It is the individuals in the latter category that local historian Ray Beimel discussed during part of his recent tour of the facility. 
Beimel began by stopping at the grave of Rose D. Weis, who died in 1928 at the age of 25. 

Police identify victim of freak accident in Hutchins

February 11, 2014

HUTCHINS – A 72-year-old man from Clearfield County was killed Monday evening in a freak accident on Temple Drive near the particleboard plant in Hutchins.
State Police on Tuesday identified the victim as truck driver Melford G. Teats of Grassflat, a community north of the Kylertown exit on Interstate 80.

February 10th

SMASD to hire search firm

February 10, 2014

In a 4-2 vote the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved a motion to utilize the
Pa. School Boards Association (PSBA) Executive Search Program for a new superintendent at a cost of $10,500. This action follows last week's announcement that current Superintendent Ann Kearney will retire at the conclusion of this school year.
Board members Bert Sorg and Bryan Chiappelli cast opposing votes.

LERTA approved for business expansion

February 10, 2014

A LERTA application was approved for the St. Marys Box Co., Inc. for the construction of a new building for additional manufacturing by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors on Monday evening.
The estimated cost of the building is $1.6 million and will be located at 109 Jeep Rd. in St. Marys. It is slated to be completed in the spring.

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