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January 16th, 2012

Ordiway appointed vacancy board chairman

January 16, 2012

In a effort to fill the vacant City Council seat, Council unanimously approved the appointment of Bob Ordiway as the vacancy board chairperson during their Monday evening meeting.
If Council is unable to make a decision within 30 days on whom to appoint to the seat, the decision then rests with the vacancy board, compiled of seven individuals consisting of the current six council members and Ordiway.
City Manager Dave Greene stated council will likely not make a decision within the 30 days; then the decision must be made by the vacancy board.

DA presents road map in first day of Rebert trial

January 16, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The first day of the Stephen Patrick Rebert murder trial began with opening arguments from the attorneys on both sides which were radically different from each other. 
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn Shugar and her husband, James Shugar — also known as Wayne Shugar — both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.

Catholic Charities awarded a grant to support Real Alternatives program

January 16, 2012

ST. MARYS – Catholic Charities recently received a $6,000 from Women Who Care to support their Real Alternatives Program.
Nanci Mattison, who serves as Director of Catholic Charities, explained that the program is a way to help deter expecting mothers in a crisis situation from abortion.
“In the program we provide counseling and help them look for other options,” Mattison said. “We are a pro-life agency and seek to show them alternatives to abortion, help assist them and realize they can do it as a parent.”

January 15th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy continues to provide inspiration

January 15, 2012

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" This question, posed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is relevant more than 40 years after his death.
Today marks the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that has been observed on the third Monday of January each year since 1986 to commemorate the anniversary of King's birth on Jan. 15, 1929.

Local company born of Marcellus Shale boom

January 15, 2012

ST. MARYS - The emergence of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania has presented an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to fill a variety of roles and jobs created by the Marcellus Shale boom.
Service companies and contractors like EverGreen Gasfield Services of St. Marys, established in January 2010, have carved out a niche in providing services, equipment, and laborers to the oil and gas companies.

Police canine aids officers in multiple fields

January 15, 2012

Throughout the past two years, City of St. Marys Police Patrolman Michael Shaffer and police canine Copper have enhanced their training by participating in specialized activities with fellow canine teams and their handlers.
In December a small group of canine handlers and trainers visited St. Marys during a break in their training in Olean, N.Y.

January 13th

Computer, tech product use linked to increased eye strain

January 13, 2012

As more and more time is spent gazing into the electric glow of a monitor or screen, more and more americans are experiencing a number of optical ailments associated with the use of technology.
Whether it be recreational or work-related, Americans are using computers, cellphones and an endless array of electronic gadgetry, including e-books, for longer, uninterrupted periods of time than ever before.

Computer, tech product use linked to increased eye strain

January 13, 2012

s more and more time is spent gazing into the electric glow of a monitor or screen, more and more americans are experiencing a number of optical ailments associated with the use of technology.
Whether it be recreational or work-related, Americans are using computers, cellphones and an endless array of electronic gadgetry, including e-books, for longer, uninterrupted periods of time than ever before.

January 12th

DECA students bring home top places at districts

January 12, 2012

Over 30 St. Marys Area High School students are preparing for the state DECA competition taking place from February 22-24 in Hershey.
Recently 57 SMAHS students competed in the DECA District 1 competition held in December at the Royal Inn where 36 students advanced to the state competition by placing in the top three in 40 events.
"For most, this was their first academic award that they have received while in high school," said SMAHS DECA Advisor Michelle Jackson.

January 11th

Judge Cleland sets schedule for Jerry Sandusky sex case

January 12, 2012

WETMORE TWP. - The judge overseeing the Jerry Sandusky criminal case is establishing a schedule for prosecutors and defense attorneys, and says he plans to hear argument on pretrial issues in less than three months.
The court system on Wednesday released an order by Judge John M. Cleland that requires the attorney general's office to turn over material to Sandusky's lawyers by Monday. 

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