The Daily Press The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-24T01:00:59-04:00 continues over SR 255 tree removal2014-07-24T01:00:58-04:002014-07-23T21:50:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"South St. Marys Street is what it is now. We lost the trees, we're getting these infiltration basins. PennDOT can paint the picture with whatever brush they want to paint it with, but it's downright ugly," Radkowski said. The $12.8 million multi-year project being done by Dave Gutelius Excavating of Millflinburg has caused controversy as property owners are outraged about the trees removal and that PennDOT does not plan to replace any of them.Radkowski noted about 80 trees from South St. Marys Street Elementary School to Vine Road.While Radkowski understands the need for progress, she questioned why PennDOT could not have tweaked their plans to eliminate the unnecessary removal of all the trees. She said the beautification is now in the hands of the property owners. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryOutcry continues over SR 255 tree removalDaily Central in decent position with state budget2014-07-24T01:00:59-04:002014-07-23T21:49:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressBob Rusiewski, North Central's Appalachian Regional Commission program director, started the meeting with proposals for four separate regional projects that included a $570,000 proposal for the North Central Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance, a $300,000 proposal for a simulated learning lab to be placed at the Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus, a $1.039 million access road project at the Bradford Regional Airport, and a $1.57 million proposal for an access road at the intersection of U.S. Route 219 and Pa. Route 28. St. Marys, PARichie LeckerNorth Central in decent position with state budgetDaily closing, lights upgrade detailed at council 2014-07-23T01:49:07-04:002014-07-22T22:21:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"Filling this void will be a very high priority of the city," Howard stated. According to Howard, the city had already contacted perspective businesses to move into the location.The city was made aware of the closing via an e-mail sent to Howard. While presenting the manager's report, Dave Greene said he met with Sheryl Moore from West Penn Power about taking over the Access Road streetlights located in the Elk County Industrial Park. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryStore closing, lights upgrade detailed at council Daily debris from Elk Creek2014-07-23T01:49:07-04:002014-07-22T22:20:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableCleaning debris from Elk CreekDaily Street project in city's scope2014-07-22T01:37:15-04:002014-07-21T23:13:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe project entails replacing sewer lines, curbing, sidewalk and resurfacing of the street at an estimated cost of $800,000 - $1 million. It will be a similar scope of work as the recent George Street project which ran from July 2013 until November at a cost of nearly $900,000."Charles Street will be easier than the George Street project because that street was on a slant, one side being higher than the other. This caused challenges for engineering and with driveways," said Ned Jacob, councilman.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryCharles Street project in city's scopeDaily remembering Proudfit set for Aug. 3-42014-07-22T01:37:15-04:002014-07-21T23:11:47-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressProudfit, a former swimming instructor and swim team member at the St. Marys Community Pool, was killed in an automobile accident three years ago. Following his death, the pool staff renamed the race that was previously held in conjunction with Picnic In The Park in his honor.According to pool manager Greg Snelick, the course will remain the same as in previous years, and Rachel Schreiber is once again serving as race coordinator. A map of the course will be on display at the pool prior to the event. Registration will take place until the morning of the race, and there is a fee to participate. All proceeds benefit the St. Marys Community Pool. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiEvents remembering Proudfit set for Aug. 3-4Daily salts found during traffic stop2014-07-22T01:37:14-04:002014-07-21T23:06:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJim MeyerBath salts found during traffic stopDaily responds to widespread drug abuse2014-07-21T01:19:59-04:002014-07-20T21:48:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"For the recreational use of marijuana, I'm against it as it's a gateway drug and it's been proven that way," he said. "They're having an increase of driving under the influence of marijuana [in Colorado] and in California I understand that elected officials think it's hurting the workforce."During a recording Saturday evening for the "Talk of the Town" radio show with The Hound radio station owner Denny Heindl, the Ridgway philanthropist mentioned drug problems have hurt the local workforce as well, citing one company which was advertising open positions.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorCorbett responds to widespread drug abuseDaily system smoke testing starting today2014-07-21T01:19:59-04:002014-07-20T21:46:57-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressTesting starts today in the northern end of the city. It will be performed on all residential structures connected to the city's sewer system. As part of the testing, crews will blow smoke through sanitary sewers to locate deficiencies. Residents may see smoke coming from vent stacks on buildings or holes in the ground.It is important to note the smoke is non-toxic, has no odor, creates no fire hazard and should not affect homes and businesses or their sanitary sewer service. The smoke varies in color from white to gray. It should not enter your home or business unless the plumbing is not functioning properly.St. Marys, PAAmy CherrySewer system smoke testing starting todayDaily touts accomplishments during visit2014-07-21T01:19:59-04:002014-07-20T21:45:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAfter visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorCorbett touts accomplishments during visitDaily