The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-22T00:08:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12579Lawsuit may loom over pending gas ordinance 2014-10-22T00:04:58-04:002014-10-22T00:04:58-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"Seneca would be precluded from developing thousands of acres if this ordinance is adopted as is," said Seneca's attorney Chris Nestor of KHe added Seneca interests, as well as those of other oil and gas rights within the city would be severely impacted by the ordinance.Councilwoman Sally Geyer inquired that if the city were to adopt an ordinance with 2,000-foot setbacks from any dwelling it would impact Seneca to the point they would file a lawsuit.Nestor replied "That's a pointed question, and I think the answer is yes. You need to consider the impact of those setbacks."St. Marys, PAAmy CherryLawsuit may loom over pending gas ordinance Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12579Change0Usable2014-10-22T00:04:58-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12578Municipalities continue to benefit from Act 132014-10-22T00:04:22-04:002014-10-22T00:04:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press“We’ve been pretty excited about this and people have been asking how much money we’ve received and where it’s going,” said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer. “We’ve been very happy to be able to share this money and the guidelines are very specific when dealing with what you can use the Act 13 funding for. We’ve certainly stayed within those guidelines and we’ve been able to help a lot of municipalities, one of them being Ridgway Borough for flood cleanup. St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorMunicipalities continue to benefit from Act 13Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12578Change0Usable2014-10-22T00:04:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12577County winning unemployment battle in region2014-10-22T00:03:07-04:002014-10-22T00:03:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressFigures accumulated from August 2013 through August 2014 show Elk County with an average of 5.57 percent. The state average for the same time period totals 6.48 percent while the national average is 6.6 percent."We’re very happy to see that Elk County has the lowest unemployment rate in the North Central area," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer. "There has been a lot of movement with the gas industry and other local companies."St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorCounty winning unemployment battle in regionDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12577Change0Usable2014-10-22T00:03:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12576Supervisors show disagreement on ordinance2014-10-22T00:08:18-04:002014-10-21T23:59:26-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PARichie LeckerSupervisors show disagreement on ordinanceDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12576Change0Usable2014-10-21T23:59:26-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12575VIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?2014-10-21T19:26:36-04:002014-10-21T19:26:36-04:00Copyright 2014 Daily PressThe Steelers pulled off a big win over the Texans.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO: Still not sold on Steelers?Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12575Change0Usable2014-10-21T19:26:36-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12574Hang-up call leads to assault charge2014-10-21T19:00:46-04:002014-10-21T19:00:46-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressOnce in the area, Patrolman Ralph J. Tettis Jr. of the Ridgway Borough Police called the number that had reportedly called 911 and hung up. A male, who identified himself as Mark Welker, 23, of 240 Spring Garden Rd., Ridgway, reportedly answered the phone."Everything was fine here," Welker reportedly told the officer. "It was an accident."St. Marys, PAJim MeyerHang-up call leads to assault chargeDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12574Change0Usable2014-10-21T19:00:46-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12571Pending gas ordinance sparks debate2014-10-20T23:43:25-04:002014-10-20T23:43:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressChris Nestor, a Harrisburg-based attorney, encouraged council members to closely examine where their authority lies, their legal limitations, and consequences they may face in enacting their proposed ordinance. Nestor indicated that Seneca officials have the right to use their property as they see fit as does any other property owner in the city. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryPending gas ordinance sparks debateDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12571Change0Usable2014-10-20T23:43:25-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12570Celebrating a night of hope at Masquerade ball2014-10-20T23:41:52-04:002014-10-20T23:41:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAs guests arrived they were escorted in by Jeff Buchheit where they would sign in and offered a mask if they did not have one. Once they were done, Dave Carr then would announce them as a team member and would escort them to their table.Guests were serenaded by Paul Fehrenbach as he played his beautiful violin while they visited and waited for the rest of the guests to arrive.St. Marys, PANo author availableCelebrating a night of hope at Masquerade ballDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12570Change0Usable2014-10-20T23:41:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12569VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 20142014-10-20T00:55:37-04:002014-10-20T00:53:06-04:00Copyright 2014 Daily PressThose planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing. Some other characters on the list: Maleficent, Teenage Mutant Turtles, and The Avengers.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12569Change0Usable2014-10-20T00:53:06-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12566Comprehensive plan outlines district's goals2014-10-19T22:25:46-04:002014-10-19T22:25:46-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe plan was presented to the SMASD board of school directors by Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams during their recent meeting."The work was the result of many committee and sub-committees that involved business leaders, community members, some board members and teachers," Williams said. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryComprehensive plan outlines district's goalsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12566Change0Usable2014-10-19T22:25:46-04:00