The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-30T01:36:19-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11971Issues with intersection cause red lights2014-07-30T01:36:19-04:002014-07-29T21:51:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his concern stating a fire truck would not make the turn if positioned in the right turn lane traveling south. Gebauer is a volunteer with the Crystal Fire Department.Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, explained with the construction lane being pushed over further, it is not out as far as it will normally be due to the lane's temporary configuration of 11 feet in width, compared to its permanent width of 11.5 feet. Right now the turning lane is at its worst case. This allows vehicles to be further away from the curve. "If you're hugging the double yellow line it will be 14.5 feet from the curve. This will change the whole perspective of the curve," Ball said.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryIssues with intersection cause red lightsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11971Change0Usable2014-07-29T21:51:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11970Park Day draws 150 participants 2014-07-30T01:36:18-04:002014-07-29T21:50:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We're really pleased with the turnout," said Benzinger Park Director John Schneider. "It (150) is a good number just to keep the events moving and keep the kids interested and involved." Park Day featured many of the same events participants have enjoyed in past years, such as a football throw, home run derby, volleyball serve, frisbee throw, basketball foul shot shoot, hockey shoot, and a tennis serve. Gone this year though was the beanbag toss, and in its place two new events were added: a hula hoop run and a softball throw. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiPark Day draws 150 participants Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11970Change0Usable2014-07-29T21:50:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11958St. 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 Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11958Change0Usable2014-07-28T22:19:02-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11957Conservation 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 Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11957Change0Usable2014-07-28T22:18:11-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11956Library 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 Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11956Change0Usable2014-07-28T22:16:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11952TRENDING 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="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableTRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see ownerDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11952Change0Usable2014-07-28T20:21:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11950New 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 Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11950Change0Usable2014-07-27T22:32:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11949Color 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 Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11949Change0Usable2014-07-27T22:30:45-04:00 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