St. James News

Chamber holding fireworks display on Sunday

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual July 4 fireworks display this Sunday night beginning at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot from St. James Middle School and there will be several viewing areas for the community to park during the display.

Sidewalk installation has begun at the library

            A sidewalk surrounding the James Memorial Public Library is being installed after the area has been closed since last year, when it was deemed dangerous to walk on.

            Work to tear out some of the existing sidewalk began last week, with the city Street Department tearing out a section along Scioto. Approximately 60 feet of new sidewalk has been installed in its place, with an additional 60 feet to be constructed this week.

Sanitation Supervisor gives update on recycling program

            The city of St. James has seen many residents taking part in the recycling program and the additional recycling bins distributed earlier this year. Sanitation Supervisor Ron Fraser gave an update on Friday, advising patrons to be mindful of the products they recycle.

Pool sees increase in rules violations

      Tiger Shark Water Park opened for the season two weeks ago, but there has been an increase this year in patrons violating pool rules. Park staff, made up of mostly young lifeguards, are having to focus more on policing patrons who don’t follow the rules instead of focusing on the safety of users in the water.

Council agrees to lease barn and arena to school district

            The St. James City Council approved a final version of a lease agreement with the St. James School District for use of the barn and arena at Nelson Hart Park. The district will pay for all utilities and will maintain the property and allow the St. James Chamber of Commerce to use the site for the annual Grape and Fall Festival.