The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-02-27T23:24:35-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13467Fire destroys Straub maintenance building2015-02-27T23:24:35-05:002015-02-27T23:24:35-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressElk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys."Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.Corporal Greg Agosti, a state fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police arrived at the scene shortly after 10 a.m. to investigate.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorFire destroys Straub maintenance buildingDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13467Change0Usable2015-02-27T23:24:35-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13466Youth stays positive despite cancer diagnosis2015-02-27T23:17:34-05:002015-02-27T23:17:34-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press“She has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank.The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Sunday, Feb. 16. Since then Chloe has underwent treatment at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, where for the past one-and-a-half weeks she has received chemotherapy treatments and intense steroids."The doctors and nurses have not only provided Chloe with the very best treatment possible, but also provided daily counseling for the entire family," said her mother, Tara.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryYouth stays positive despite cancer diagnosisDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13466Change0Usable2015-02-27T23:17:34-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13465Foreign Language Day continues to grow at ECCHS2015-02-27T23:15:12-05:002015-02-27T23:15:12-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"It's the biggest year (so far). We have six schools. We've never had that many." said Christa Wensel, a Spanish teacher at St. Marys Area High School who helps coordinate the annual event. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiForeign Language Day continues to grow at ECCHSDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13465Change0Usable2015-02-27T23:15:12-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13464Pair charged with torching stolen car2015-02-27T23:08:05-05:002015-02-27T23:08:05-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressChris Deon McMillen, 24, and Abby Marie O'Rourke, 30, face felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and arson, and lesser related offenses.St. Marys, PAJim MeyerPair charged with torching stolen carDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13464Change0Usable2015-02-27T23:08:05-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13463Harassment charges against Ridgway man2015-02-27T22:53:42-05:002015-02-27T22:53:42-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressJohn Paul Raubenstrauch, 45, of Ridgway allegedly threatened Robert John Lillie via text messages and phone calls, at times threatening to shoot him. "I will [expletive] shoot him in the head," Raubenstrauch allegedly told his estranged wife Brandy Lynne Buehler over the phone. "If I have to do it in front of the kids, I'll do it." St. Marys, PAJim MeyerHarassment charges against Ridgway manDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13463Change0Usable2015-02-27T22:53:42-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13462Straub Brewery building on fire2015-02-27T10:29:22-05:002015-02-27T10:29:22-05:00Copyright 2015 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJoseph BellStraub Brewery building on fireDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13462Change0Usable2015-02-27T10:29:22-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13460St. Marys man charged with choking wife2015-02-27T00:16:02-05:002015-02-27T00:16:02-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressRichard Michael Gausman, 39, faces charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly choking his wife Elaine, who was transported to Penn Highlands Elk by St. Marys Ambulance.St. Marys, PAJim MeyerSt. Marys man charged with choking wifeDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13460Change0Usable2015-02-27T00:16:02-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13459Highland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’2015-02-27T00:14:45-05:002015-02-27T00:14:45-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThis is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City.Seneca filed the lawsuit earlier this month to challenge the legality of a 2013 township ordinance against “injection wells.” Seneca has received a federal permit to convert a gas-producing well on Lamont Road into an “injection well” for the underground disposal of brines from gas well drilling operations.St. Marys, PATed LutzHighland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13459Change0Usable2015-02-27T00:14:45-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13458Potential Ridgway Twp. ordinance concerns gas industry rep2015-02-27T00:13:31-05:002015-02-27T00:13:31-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressWilhelm, representing Hunt Marcellus Operating Company, LLC, informed the supervisors that he has "deep concerns" with the curative amendment process, and that the supervisors should expect a written response from the company."You will be getting a response from us," Wilhelm said. "There are some things I have deep concerns with."Wilhelm said he had issues with the decibel limits that the supervisors were discussing, particularly because he believes the supervisors are unfamiliar with decibel levels at compressor stations.He added he had issues with the supervisors discussing a 2,000-foot setback for various oil and gas categories because the supervisors are also discussing a requirement for frontage on a public street.Wilhelm said in Pennsylvania, surface rights and sub-surface rights are both property rights that are protected under the United States Constitution, and restricting access to sub-surface rights could be considered "taking."St. Marys, PARichie LeckerPotential Ridgway Twp. ordinance concerns gas industry repDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13458Change0Usable2015-02-27T00:13:31-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13457Cpl. Clancy remembered with Marine bench2015-02-27T00:11:50-05:002015-02-27T00:11:50-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressBorn July 27, 1988 to Tina and Kevin Clancy of Ridgway, Donovan went to Saint Leo’s for grade school and did his high school years in Elk County Catholic. He attended Penn State College for pre-med dentistry.St. Marys, PALarry Simon, Special to The Daily PressCpl. Clancy remembered with Marine benchDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13457Change0Usable2015-02-27T00:11:50-05:00