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July 21st, 2013
A new social media and electronic communication policy was recently unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council.
The policy requires all of the city's 48 employees to sign off on the system which allows the city to monitor social media posts by employees both in and out of the office.
Students from April School of Dance appeared in the 2013 Ridgway Firemen's Carnival parade. Shown on top the "Glam" dancers took home a first place award. From left to right are Kaitlin Quinn, Rachel Keller, Kaitlin Yankovich, Elle McGowan, and Allie Gier. Shown on bottom are, from left to right, Abbi Johnson, Narriann Meyer, Abigail Mosier, and Chloe Frank with Jayden Gustafson in front, who took home a second place award for their "Mr. Postman" routine.
The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars defeated Bald Eagle Area 3-2 this afternoon to advance to Monday's state championship game at 1 p.m. at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick. St. Marys will play the winner of today's game between Plains and Bristol Boro.
Those who missed the initial airing of WPSU's "Our Town: St. Marys" can catch it on the big screen on Sunday afternoon at the Apollo Theatre in downtown St. Marys. The special one-hour long encore showing is set for 3 p.m. The "Our Town: St. Marys" episode proved to be a successful event, not only in the response from viewers phoning in pledges, but also from the responses via social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Corporal Greg Agosti, a state fire marshal at the State Police barracks in Ridgway reported Friday afternoon that the cause of the fire at Domtar paper mill Friday, July 12 is still under investigation.
The Jay Township Supervisors are moving ahead with plans to conduct tests on the cause of a mysterious substance inside a ditch situated in area of Mt. Zion Road.
Residents Jim and Shirley Burke were in attendance at the meeting where they described the substance as being a combination of foam suds and sulfuric water which has been leaching out for well over two years.
The Wapiti Roost Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting a Women in the Outdoors event on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the St. Marys Sportsman's Club beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is geared toward introducing women to various outdoor activities. A registration fee is required and entitles the attendee to their choice of four of 10 classes as well as breakfast and lunch. Class topics range from plant identification to archery to fly fishing to beekeeping.
EMPORIUM â€“Â The Emporium Borough Police Department report Anthony William Eckenroad was apprehended shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday night after obtaining an arrest warrant for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female juvenile.
St. Marys City Council recently approved the payment of a $750 fine imposed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) stemming from a violation of the Solid Waste Management Act relating to the transportation of solid waste to Greentree Landfill on June 11, 2013.
Hot weather and a break in the rain over the past few days have made it finally feel like summer in St. Marys and have also resulted in an increased attendance at the St. Marys Community Pool.
According to Pool Manager Greg Snelick, a typical day at the pool from 1-8 p.m. generally sees between 200-300 patrons visit the facility. Numbers have been considerably higher this week though.