The Daily Press The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-06T00:03:05-05:00 project focuses on real-world experience, teamwork2015-03-06T00:03:05-05:002015-03-06T00:03:05-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe inaugural project entailed a small group of Greg Snelick's Calculus II students as they learned to utilize various mathematical concepts to draft and create a metal funnel.This real-world application of concepts and coursework will serve as an invaluable lesson to students in the future."The purpose of doing the project is that we're always looking to work within departments with the sole fact that I have students who are going to become engineers who never get an opportunity to do anything hands-on," Snelick said.The endeavor connected students enrolled in the college preparation course of study with those in the career and technology programSnelick enlisted the help of Brent Rieger, drafting teacher, and Ben Schneider, metal working teacher as part of the project. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryCross-curricular project focuses on real-world experience, teamworkDaily gets 4-9 years in fatal DUI crash2015-03-06T00:01:03-05:002015-03-06T00:01:03-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressIn December 2014, a jury found Weidow guilty of homicide by vehicle while DUI, as well as related offenses, concluding that he was driving the vehicle in which Straub was a passenger. When given the opportunity to make a statement, Weidow replied, "No thank you, your honor." He also declined the opportunity to offer an apology.St. Marys, PAJim MeyerWeidow gets 4-9 years in fatal DUI crashDaily sentenced 5-10 years in child porn case2015-03-05T23:58:46-05:002015-03-05T23:58:46-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"I understand that you had no direct physical contact with any children," President Judge Richard A. Masson said during sentencing. "People seem to forget that by viewing these images, you are facilitating this victimization."Dill replied that he didn't realize that at the time.St. Marys, PAJim MeyerDill sentenced 5-10 years in child porn caseDaily input sought on future projects targeting youth, seniors2015-03-05T23:56:34-05:002015-03-05T23:56:34-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThis year the investigation will deal with two specific groups, youth and senior citizens. These groups have been chosen because of the way changes in Elk County communities have affected both groups. "Today, compared to a generation ago, fewer and fewer meaningful jobs are available for young people and the growing senior population no longer has the family support system it once enjoyed," said William Conrad, Stackpole-Hall executive director. Past planning studies have relied upon the insight and feedback supplied by independent community leaders and public focus groups.This year the investigation will be open to the entire community through the web based firm Ideascale. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryPublic input sought on future projects targeting youth, seniorsDaily Water plant found to need significant upgrades2015-03-04T23:12:44-05:002015-03-04T23:12:44-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressFox Township supervisors unanimously approved authorization to conduct the study during their Wednesday evening meeting. The study will be funded through a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) grant with no cost to the township. It will be conducted by Eric Lundy, a professional engineering service contractor from Nittany Engineering and will likely only begin in July due to budget constraints of the grant program. A completion date is anticipated for Dec. 31, 2015. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryToby Water plant found to need significant upgradesDaily Marys man charged in J'burg assault2015-03-04T23:10:25-05:002015-03-04T23:10:25-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJim MeyerSt. Marys man charged in J'burg assaultDaily man faces arson charges for basement fire2015-03-04T23:03:13-05:002015-03-04T23:03:13-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJim MeyerWilcox man faces arson charges for basement fireDaily chief criticizes reducing fleet2015-03-03T23:56:08-05:002015-03-03T23:56:08-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressKraus emphasized "we certainly hope that this council and future councils realize that this report is all about saving money and not about saving lives.”Following the fire chief's presentation of the CFD's annual report, he commented on the report recommendations.Kraus said he is "having a tough time trying to swallow" some of the recommendations which include not replacing their 1979 Engine No. 12, which the department is in the process of replacing in the next year or so.Among the fire department's nine-piece fleet are four engines, a tanker truck, aerial truck, rescue truck, brush truck and pickup truck.The report claims the aerial/ladder and heavy rescue truck are considered specialty equipment and are rarely required. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryFire chief criticizes reducing fleetDaily center funding may be headed for trouble2015-03-03T23:53:44-05:002015-03-03T23:53:44-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressFormerly known as the Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act (Act 78) of 1990, it is now Chapter 53 of Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, and allows for a monthly fee of $1.50 for a landline and $1 for wireless or internet.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press Editor911 center funding may be headed for troubleDaily destroyed in fire, garage damaged2015-03-03T23:50:47-05:002015-03-03T23:50:47-05:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressElk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) was called out at 3:49 p.m. for a report of a vehicle fire endangering a structure at 729 South St. Marys St.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorTruck destroyed in fire, garage damagedDaily