The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-25T21:53:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13975Neal: Memorial Day a day of conflicting emotions2015-05-25T21:53:23-04:002015-05-25T21:53:23-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"Memorial Day is a day of conflicting emotions for each of us," she said. "It is a blend of pride and mournfulness, gratitude and loss, and a deep abiding sense of patriotism." Neal described how, each year, residents throughout the country honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, and she cited a quote by General John Alexander Logan that called for people to strengthen their loyalty to the county "by the example of the noble dead around us."St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiNeal: Memorial Day a day of conflicting emotionsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13975Change0Usable2015-05-25T21:53:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13974St. Marys celebrates Memorial Day 2015-05-25T21:50:54-04:002015-05-25T21:50:54-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PABecky PolaskiSt. Marys celebrates Memorial Day Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13974Change0Usable2015-05-25T21:50:54-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13973St. Marys celebrates Memorial Day 2015-05-25T21:50:51-04:002015-05-25T21:50:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PABecky PolaskiSt. Marys celebrates Memorial Day Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13973Change0Usable2015-05-25T21:50:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13972Attendees reminded of true purpose of Memorial Day 2015-05-25T21:46:22-04:002015-05-25T21:46:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressBenevich began by discussing the task of defending the United States against its enemies that is taken up by all those who enter into the country's armed forces. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiAttendees reminded of true purpose of Memorial Day Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13972Change0Usable2015-05-25T21:46:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13971Masson offers remarks on importance of remembering those who served2015-05-25T21:32:38-04:002015-05-25T21:32:38-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressFirst though, Masson began by telling attendees about a soldier who had fought – and died – at the Battle of Gettysburg but never received the recognition members of his family believed he was due.That man was Alonzo Cushing, a 1st Lt. in command of a battery that fought in "The Angle," the area at Gettysburg where Pickett's Charge took place on July 3, 1863. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiMasson offers remarks on importance of remembering those who servedDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13971Change0Usable2015-05-25T21:32:38-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13968Controlled burn spreads to unoccupied structure2015-05-22T22:37:56-04:002015-05-22T22:37:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorControlled burn spreads to unoccupied structureDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13968Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:37:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13967St. Marys man ditches rig, holds up traffic2015-05-22T22:35:55-04:002015-05-22T22:35:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressOn Tuesday morning around 1:30 a.m., the St. Marys City Police Department received a call reporting a man banging on windows and laying in the roadway on North Michael Street near the Diamond. According to the affidavit of probable cause submitted by officer David J. Marconi, upon arriving at the scene, officers saw Kevin James Eckenroad, 24, of 133 W. Oilwell St., St. Marys, standing in the parking area on North Michael Street near city hall, and as they got closer, Eckenroad moved to the middle of the roadway, where he stood with his arms extended.Eckenroad is facing charges of resisting arrest or other law enforcement, a misdemeanor of the second degree; obstructing highways and other public passages, a summary offense; disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree; criminal mischief, a summary offense; and public drunkenness and similar misconduct, a summary offense.St. Marys, PARichie LeckerSt. Marys man ditches rig, holds up trafficDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13967Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:35:55-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13966Charges filed from April Windfall crash2015-05-22T22:29:49-04:002015-05-22T22:29:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressTonia Joyce Rio, 43, of 461 Washington St., St. Marys, faces multiple DUI charges in addition to accidents invoking damage to unattended property and careless driving.Rio was transported to Penn Highlands Elk for a blood draw. The samples were sent to NMS Labs and a report was received earlier this month by the St. Marys City Police Department, indicated her BAC at 12:39 a.m. April 16 was 0.156.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorCharges filed from April Windfall crashDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13966Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:29:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13965District approves personnel items2015-05-22T22:24:45-04:002015-05-22T22:24:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAmong the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of school drivers, support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, a resignation, leaves of absence and transfer of support personnel.All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151, child abuse history background check, and Act 34, Pa. criminal history record, clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.The following support personnel were hired:•Rachel V. Baxter as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. She holds a bachelor of science degree in education and a secondary education certification in social studies from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.•Benjamin Daghir as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. He holds a bachelor of science degree in education and secondary education certifications in social studies and English from Saint Vincent College.•Luke Daghir as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. He holds a bachelor of science degree in education and certification in PreK-4 from Saint Vincent College. •Kristine Swanson as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. She holds a bachelor of science degree in education and is certified in early childhood from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryDistrict approves personnel itemsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13965Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:24:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13961Residents voice concerns over road damage from truck traffic2015-05-21T23:53:45-04:002015-05-21T23:53:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSeveral residents at Thursday evening's Jay Township Supervisors meeting voiced their concern about the condition of Mt. Zion Road which they said has sustained significant damage from constant truck traffic.The Pittsburgh-based natural gas producing company currently operates its Longhorn C1 well pad on Grey Hill Road.The hauling has been taking place for the past two weeks, often 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Resident Nadine Pirazzi said she submitted a request to the company to refrain from hauling on the Memorial Day celebration at Mt. Zion Cemetery which is scheduled for this Saturday. She reported that EQT officials informed her that they plan to stop hauling on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryResidents voice concerns over road damage from truck trafficDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13961Change0Usable2015-05-21T23:53:45-04:00