Local officials make changes in response to shrinking state funds
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - The community library will be closed on Fridays and the entire staff will take a 12 percent pay cut beginning next week due to a 30 percent cut in state funding for the next two years.
"It's already been a tough year," said Susan Heckler Pittman, executive director of the St. Marys Community Public Library. "We've already cut book and materials purchases. All that was left was the staff."
Each staff member's workweek has been cut by five hours in addition to the Friday closing. [More