The Daily Press The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-08-27T23:23:29-04:00 Branch project moving along2014-08-27T23:23:29-04:002014-08-27T23:23:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressLayne Christensen Co. of Ruther Glen, Va. was awarded the $132,504,348 contract by the Department of the Army. The company specializes in water management, construction and drilling.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryEast Branch project moving alongDaily Co. Solid Waste Authority discusses new recycling options2014-08-26T23:02:56-04:002014-08-26T23:02:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe authority discussed options for several types of recyclable items that have been frequently asked about by residents. Many residents asked about recycling tires, which the authority does in the spring.St. Marys, PARichie LeckerElk Co. Solid Waste Authority discusses new recycling optionsDaily continues to face funding obstacles2014-08-26T23:01:14-04:002014-08-26T23:01:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressD.A.R.E. is conducted in sixth grade classes at St. Marys Catholic and St. Marys Area middle schools. Last year the program reached a total of 243 students.Weekly classes start in January after Christmas break and continue until March for a 10-week time period.In recent years funding has been sporadic for the program.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryD.A.R.E. continues to face funding obstaclesDaily charged, one wanted in robbery2014-08-25T21:43:51-04:002014-08-25T21:43:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim reported that four individuals wearing black clothing with their faces covered entered his apartment through the back door that was open. An investigation led to the arrests of Andrew Krewduk, 24, Faith Gagliardi, 21 and Savannah Satterwhite, 47. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerThree charged, one wanted in robberyDaily's Department takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge2014-08-25T21:39:56-04:002014-08-25T21:39:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe department took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday afternoon at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival Grounds to help support the ALS Association. The challenge wasn't just a way to cool off as the department donated $250 to the ALS Association. St. Marys, PAGreg ReedySheriff's Department takes ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeDaily adopts Scent-Free Environment Policy2014-08-24T21:26:48-04:002014-08-24T21:26:48-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PABecky PolaskiECCSS adopts Scent-Free Environment PolicyDaily of topics discussed by council2014-08-24T21:24:45-04:002014-08-24T21:24:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressCouncilman Greg Gebauer mentioned the new PennDOT installed retention ponds are not done yet and already have weeds in them about four feet high with sunflowers growing on them. He speculated when PennDOT is finished with that portion of the project the weeds are likely to be over six feet tall. These are weeds from the dirt already placed in the pond.Greene replied more work has to be done on the bottom of the ponds so the weeds have to be cut down, taken out and new plants re-seeded in the pond.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryMyriad of topics discussed by councilDaily pool closes for the summer2014-08-24T21:24:01-04:002014-08-24T21:24:01-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSummer is officially over – at least as far as the St. Marys Community Pool is concerned. The pool officially closed for the year on Sunday evening, ending a summer season that did not got exactly as hoped, at least in terms of the weather. Sitting at one of the picnic tables in the pool's snack bar area just after 2 p.m., outgoing pool manager Greg Snelick watched as only a handful of people enjoyed an afternoon at the pool for the final time this summer. "I expected more, especially since it would be the last day, but again it's a typical summer day here this summer: it's cloudy and looks like it's almost going to rain again," Snelick said. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiCommunity pool closes for the summerDaily ponders new budget item for city's anniversary2014-08-22T21:43:21-04:002014-08-22T21:43:21-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Councilmen Ned Jacob, who suggested the idea, the funds would be utilized to help with any parade, carnival or festival which may take place.Councilwoman Sally Geyer voiced her complete opposition to the idea. "That should be up to the committee that is going to do that not up to council in 2014," Geyer said.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryCouncil ponders new budget item for city's anniversaryDaily fallen hero remembered2014-08-22T22:19:06-04:002014-08-22T21:42:21-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We Remember Them" contains biographies of the crew of the World War II submarine the USS Grunion, which sunk near the Japanese-occupied Aleutian Island of Kiska on July 30, 1942. Though the exact cause of the Grunion's demise remains unknown, it is believed that a confrontation occurred between the Grunion and a Japanese ship.St. Marys, PAJim MeyerLocal fallen hero rememberedDaily