The Daily Press The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-29T01:16:18-04:00 Marys man sentenced in child pornography case2014-07-29T01:16:18-04:002014-07-28T22:19:02-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressDonald Henry Blessel, 36, was sentenced to nine to 24 months, less one day, of incarceration in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for the felony offenses of sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography, both to which he pleaded guilty on March 14. He maintains the possibility of work release as the sexual offender assessment determined that he isn't a sexually violent predator and there was no identifiable victim in this case. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerSt. Marys man sentenced in child pornography caseDaily District discusses new and old projects2014-07-29T01:16:17-04:002014-07-28T22:18:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press RIDGWAY – The Elk County Conservation District held its regular monthly meeting on Monday to discuss the creation and continuation of several projects, a search for a new employee and the new state budget. Among the projects that were discussed at the meeting were continuing assistance in flood cleanup, a West Creek Wetland project and a dirt and gravel road program. The West Creek Wetland project is currently waiting on a reconstruction estimate that should be received by this Wednesday at the latest, while both of the other projects have been underway and will continue.</p>St. Marys, PARichie LeckerConservation District discusses new and old projectsDaily program promotes early reading2014-07-29T01:16:18-04:002014-07-28T22:16:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PABecky PolaskiLibrary program promotes early readingDaily VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner2014-07-28T20:37:37-04:002014-07-28T20:21:23-04:00Copyright 2014 Daily Press<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableTRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see ownerDaily committee focused on emergency management2014-07-28T02:02:18-04:002014-07-27T22:32:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We want to get St. Marys to the point where we're self-sufficient. Where we can handle most incidents that occur within the city," said Councilman Greg Gebauer.According to Gebauer, the formation of the committee was prompted by the May flooding disaster and having to work with various emergency services within the community.One of the committee's top priorities is to appoint an Emergency Management Director, which will be a volunteer position.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryNew committee focused on emergency managementDaily for a Cause 5K a success2014-07-28T02:02:18-04:002014-07-27T22:30:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Memorial Park staff member Laura Buchheit, who coordinated the event, nearly 250 people preregistered for the race and roughly another 50 showed up to register the morning of the event. "I thought we would have way less people, but it made it more fun that we had more people," Buchheit said. Runners and walkers all started the race at the same time, leaving from Memorial Park and working their way along nearby roads before returning to the park for the finish. Along the way there were five color stations where they were squirted with seven different colors of powder, which gave their white T-shirts a tie-dye look. Memorial Park director Jason Schreiber remarked that he thought that the Color for a Cause 5K turned out to be a successful event. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiColor for a Cause 5K a successDaily 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 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 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 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