The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-12-17T18:24:10-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12954VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 20142014-12-17T18:24:10-05:002014-12-17T18:24:10-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12954Change0Usable2014-12-17T18:24:10-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12951Big Brothers Big Sisters in dire straits2014-12-16T23:32:48-05:002014-12-16T23:32:48-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"If we don't find matches for those kids, that's a big opportunity missed," said Cinde Schuckers, a program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters. "Recruitment definitely is one of our areas for concern and we are always looking for new ways to recruit and the avenues to reach out to."St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorBig Brothers Big Sisters in dire straitsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12951Change0Usable2014-12-16T23:32:48-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12949Recycling center project moving forward2014-12-16T23:27:43-05:002014-12-16T23:27:43-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We're out of room at our current location," said Bekki Titchner, recycling and solid waste coordinator for Elk County. "The building is old and has served its purpose. We couldn't have done this with any other organization because we were able to get the property at a very cheap rental fee."At this point, we're looking forward to the opportunity to expand and we cherish the opportunity that is out there to gather a lot more materials."The Solid Waste Authority recommended in November that the county purchase a piece of property from North Central Enterprise which is 1.2 acres at a price of $11,000, and an additional small strip of adjoining property for $2,000. St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorRecycling center project moving forwardDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12949Change0Usable2014-12-16T23:27:43-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12948Suspicious van in Mt. Jewett at bus stop causes concern2014-12-16T23:25:53-05:002014-12-16T23:25:53-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressDr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said the alert was prompted by an alleged incident in the Smethport School District.A Smethport student from the Mt. Jewett area of Hamlin Township reportedly "ran away" from a "white van" that pulled up to a bus stop Tuesday morning. According to State Police, the operator of the "white van possibly made attempts to pick up children while they were waiting for their school bus."St. Marys, PATed LutzSuspicious van in Mt. Jewett at bus stop causes concernDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12948Change0Usable2014-12-16T23:25:53-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12946VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps2014-12-16T17:32:27-05:002014-12-16T17:32:27-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressCrosby is the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with mumps.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumpsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12946Change0Usable2014-12-16T17:32:27-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12943Council adopts budget with no tax increase2014-12-15T23:55:00-05:002014-12-15T23:55:00-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressDuring the public hearing portion of the meeting where residents could pose inquires about the budget to council, Neal Lepovetsky approached the board requesting funding to maintain a dog park, which he is hoping to purchase the land for and donate the property back to the city.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryCouncil adopts budget with no tax increaseDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12943Change0Usable2014-12-15T23:55:00-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12942Kersey couple jailed for bath salts charges2014-12-15T23:53:41-05:002014-12-15T23:53:41-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJim MeyerKersey couple jailed for bath salts chargesDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12942Change0Usable2014-12-15T23:53:41-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12937Holiday wreaths honor deceased veterans 2014-12-14T22:21:01-05:002014-12-14T22:21:01-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Dolly Wehler, who helps coordinate the annual event, roughly 420 holiday wreaths were being placed on veterans' graves this year. "It's about the same number we had last year," Wehler said. "The sad part is there's about 2,200 veterans. It's a small number compared to the number of veterans I would like to see have them." St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiHoliday wreaths honor deceased veterans Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12937Change0Usable2014-12-14T22:21:01-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12936District approves substitute teacher pay increase2014-12-14T22:18:19-05:002014-12-14T22:18:19-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe SMASD board of directors also voted to reinstate a bonus of $500 for every 30 days of substitute teaching during the school year. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryDistrict approves substitute teacher pay increaseDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12936Change0Usable2014-12-14T22:18:19-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12935Candle vigil remembers world's lost children2014-12-14T22:17:06-05:002014-12-14T22:17:06-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressLeslie Neal spoke those words during Sunday's candle lighting ceremony that she helped organize in an attempt to make sure that the area's deceased children will not be forgotten.Last year, Neal, who lost her 16-year-old son in 2011, started a local candle lighting ceremony in Ridgway along with Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer to remember the area's children who died at a young age, much like her son."It's a way of honoring him and remembering him," Neal said while talking about the importance the event had for her personally. St. Marys, PARichie LeckerCandle vigil remembers world's lost childrenDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12935Change0Usable2014-12-14T22:17:06-05:00