The Daily Press The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-04-23T01:03:42-04:00, council office space debated 2014-04-23T01:03:42-04:002014-04-22T22:20:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressFollowing Mayor Bob Howard's activity report, he stated "the mayor and council have established an office" at City Hall which includes an extension in the city's phone system and voicemail.Councilman Ned Jacob stated council had no part in this project. "I don't need an office at City Hall. All my business is conducted at home," Jacob said. "I don't need an extension down here. I don't know why we need an office down here for a councilperson or the mayor. I think we're setting up a precedent here which we shouldn't be doing."St. Marys, PAAmy CherryMayor, council office space debated Daily to limit transient business hours 2014-04-23T01:03:42-04:002014-04-22T22:19:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe updated ordinance limits their hours of operation, which was previously allowed until 9 p.m.Sundays and legal holidays are also off limits for door-to-door salespeople.The ordinance, which was unanimously approved by council for publication, will be advertised at their next regular meeting in May.Previous discussion by councilwoman Sally Geyer was to limit transient businesses operations during daylight hours according to season with summer hours concluding at 9 p.m. and winter hours at 5 p.m.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryOrdinance to limit transient business hours Daily gas reps address seismic testing 2014-04-22T01:51:15-04:002014-04-21T23:12:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressMike Brock, a Taft Road resident, approached council during their last work session about concerns he and his neighbors have had with letters they've received from Blueline Geo about the testing. Brock requested council look into the matter and per his request council reached out to Seneca.According to Brock, Blueline Geo representatives went door-to-door requesting personal information from residents along with permission to access their property as part of the testing. The residents are being offered monetary compensation for testing on their property.Brock stated he is concerned over potential property damage incurred during testing. He inquired as to what obligations the city has to its residents in such a matter. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryNatural gas reps address seismic testing Daily to be reimbursed for overpayments2014-04-22T01:51:15-04:002014-04-21T23:11:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys City Council unanimously approved a request for reimbursement during their Monday evening meeting. The $35,582 overpayment was only recently discovered, however with 6 percent annual interest over 16 years, the amount totals $45,600. During the consolidation of the borough and township into the City of St. Marys, both police departments had their own distinct pension plans, the terms of which were not the same between them. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryPolice to be reimbursed for overpaymentsDaily sweeping continues in area2014-04-22T01:51:15-04:002014-04-21T23:08:37-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableStreet sweeping continues in areaDaily Hop continues to raise brain aneurysm awareness2014-04-21T01:26:19-04:002014-04-20T22:55:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We thought only our friends and family would come," she said. However, as word spread, more and more people began to register for the event. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiBunny Hop continues to raise brain aneurysm awarenessDaily change works well for Easter egg hunt2014-04-21T01:26:19-04:002014-04-20T22:54:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PABecky PolaskiVenue change works well for Easter egg huntDaily mom to marathoner; Quesenberry vows to return to Boston2014-04-19T01:22:39-04:002014-04-18T21:51:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"I feel like it's about going out there and supporting Boston, the victims, other runners and doing it for that reason and not really for myself. If you stay away and don't go back then you're giving in and that's what the people who did it want," Quesenberry said. One year ago Quesenberry and her family experienced the terror of the bombings that killed three and injured nearly 260 spectators.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryFrom mom to marathoner; Quesenberry vows to return to BostonDaily receives Palumbo grant 2014-04-19T01:22:39-04:002014-04-18T21:43:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableECCSS receives Palumbo grant Daily underway for fireworks venue2014-04-18T01:01:49-04:002014-04-17T23:16:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAs part of a new initiative votes are being tallied online and through donations at various businesses to determine the location of the event at either the St. Marys Municipal Airport or The Highlands, formerly the St. Marys Country Club. "We don't feel it's a decision the Chamber should make because the fireworks belong to the people. They are funded by the people and area businesses therefore they are the ones who should decide," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.Votes may be cast through an online survey at This link may also be found on the Chamber's Facebook page or their website at Marys, PAAmy CherryVoting underway for fireworks venueDaily