The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-26T01:41:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11945Explosive materials prompts brief evacuation2014-07-26T01:41:43-04:002014-07-25T23:47:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressTom Morelli of St. Marys purchased a box of items in Emporium while pursuing his hobby of 'picking' for unique pieces. He obtained the box as he was interested in its contents of old Pennsylvania Game News magazines, however upon later inspecting it Morelli came across a smaller box buried inside containing blasting caps and a detonation cord, which Morellli estimated were from the 1930s.Morelli placed the explosives in a fire-proof containment box to ensure it would be safe to transport to the City of St. Marys Police Department where he arrived at 2:45 p.m. According to a police report, officers established a safety area around the truck and evacuated two nearby homes while awaiting a response from Penn State University explosive technicians and the Pa. State Police. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryExplosive materials prompts brief evacuationDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11945Change0Usable2014-07-25T23:47:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11943Precision Compacted Components expanding2014-07-26T01:41:43-04:002014-07-25T23:44:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAt these facilities, PCC produces sintered metal products, including a variety of parts ranging from general industry parts to automotive parts.St. Marys, PARichie LeckerPrecision Compacted Components expandingDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11943Change0Usable2014-07-25T23:44:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11942Car sheers off utility pole in crash2014-07-26T01:41:42-04:002014-07-25T23:43:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableCar sheers off utility pole in crashDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11942Change0Usable2014-07-25T23:43:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11939Program prepares kindergarteners for school2014-07-25T01:14:54-04:002014-07-24T23:19:44-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe three-week program was open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at South St. Marys Street, Fox Township, and Bennetts Valley elementary schools.South St. Marys Street Elementary School hosted all four different sessions, each being held two days a week for two-and-a-half hours. Students could choose to participate in a morning or afternoon session. Deborah Freeburg, DCI LIFE program caseworker, facilitated the program now in its third year. She was assisted by Cortney Woodel, a local Clarion University student interning with the organization.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryProgram prepares kindergarteners for schoolDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11939Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:19:44-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11938LIFT expo provides wealth of information2014-07-25T01:14:54-04:002014-07-24T23:19:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressLIFT is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free information and services to people with disabilities, regardless of their age or disability, according to Hope Weichman, LIFT's deputy director. The expo included 47 vendors, most of which were local vendors, but some came from as far away as King of Prussia and Philadelphia. The event included five spotlight vendors, each of which made a presentation about specific products or services that their organization offers. The spotlight vendors were The Community Nurses Inc., Interim Health Care, Laurel Medical Supplies, The Penn Highlands Healthcare Behavioral Health Center, and SMP Home Medical. St. Marys, PARichie LeckerLIFT expo provides wealth of informationDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11938Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:19:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11937Weight restrictions placed on Weedville bridge2014-07-25T01:14:55-04:002014-07-24T23:16:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe bridge, which now carries a 10-ton weight limit, spans Kersey Run in the village of Weedville. The bridge also now has a one-lane traffic pattern which will be enforced by a self-regulating stop sign.Built in 1930, the bridge is 74 feet long and carries an average of nearly 1,700 vehicles daily, according to PennDOT. The weight limit restriction will be removed or improved as soon as repairs can be made. Repairs on the bridge are expected to be completed before the middle of August.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorWeight restrictions placed on Weedville bridgeDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11937Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:16:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11936Saint Boniface carving adorns church2014-07-25T01:14:55-04:002014-07-24T23:15:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey."Father Jim Faluszczak gave me some key points that he wanted to see in the piece," Boni said, explaining the initial project took at least seven weeks to complete. "It's such a long time to focus on one piece and that really takes a lot of discipline."St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorSaint Boniface carving adorns churchDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11936Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:15:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11929Outcry continues over SR 255 tree removal2014-07-24T01:00:58-04:002014-07-23T21:50:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"South St. Marys Street is what it is now. We lost the trees, we're getting these infiltration basins. PennDOT can paint the picture with whatever brush they want to paint it with, but it's downright ugly," Radkowski said. The $12.8 million multi-year project being done by Dave Gutelius Excavating of Millflinburg has caused controversy as property owners are outraged about the trees removal and that PennDOT does not plan to replace any of them.Radkowski noted about 80 trees from South St. Marys Street Elementary School to Vine Road.While Radkowski understands the need for progress, she questioned why PennDOT could not have tweaked their plans to eliminate the unnecessary removal of all the trees. She said the beautification is now in the hands of the property owners. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryOutcry continues over SR 255 tree removalDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11929Change0Usable2014-07-23T21:50:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11928North Central in decent position with state budget2014-07-24T01:00:59-04:002014-07-23T21:49:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressBob Rusiewski, North Central's Appalachian Regional Commission program director, started the meeting with proposals for four separate regional projects that included a $570,000 proposal for the North Central Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance, a $300,000 proposal for a simulated learning lab to be placed at the Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus, a $1.039 million access road project at the Bradford Regional Airport, and a $1.57 million proposal for an access road at the intersection of U.S. Route 219 and Pa. Route 28. St. Marys, PARichie LeckerNorth Central in decent position with state budgetDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11928Change0Usable2014-07-23T21:49:24-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11922Store closing, lights upgrade detailed at council 2014-07-23T01:49:07-04:002014-07-22T22:21:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"Filling this void will be a very high priority of the city," Howard stated. According to Howard, the city had already contacted perspective businesses to move into the location.The city was made aware of the closing via an e-mail sent to Howard. While presenting the manager's report, Dave Greene said he met with Sheryl Moore from West Penn Power about taking over the Access Road streetlights located in the Elk County Industrial Park. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryStore closing, lights upgrade detailed at council Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11922Change0Usable2014-07-22T22:21:06-04:00