The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-27T23:16:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13629Martin takes witness stand in murder trial2015-03-27T23:16:08-04:002015-03-27T23:16:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressMartin, who has showed little emotion or reaction throughout the trial, offered a spontaneous apology to Forsyth's mother."I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am for that," he said from the witness stand. "The only person who loved her as much as I did, if not 10 times more, is her mom. That's the only person I owe an apology to. I can't bring Alyssa back and apologize to her."The prosecution attempted to undermine the sincerity of the apology by calling attention to Martin's apparent lack of remorse and seemingly callous remarks up to this point.During his testimony, Martin said he had no intention of harming Forsyth but that he had acted in a blind rage after she had confessed to cheating on him and told him that he wasn't the father of her recently miscarried pregnancy."I grabbed her by her neck, and that's all I remember," he said. "My next recollection, she was face down on the carpet, my knee was across her lower back, my hand was in her hair and my other hand had a knife."St. Marys, PAJim MeyerMartin takes witness stand in murder trialDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13629Change0Usable2015-03-27T23:16:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13628St. Boniface School celebrates Newspapers In Education program 2015-03-27T23:14:55-04:002015-03-27T23:14:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAt St. Boniface School in Kersey teachers utilize The Daily Press by tasking students with finding national, world, state and local news, as well as articles about health, science, history and more. The Daily Press also aids in helping students identify words that are certain parts of speech.St. Marys, PANo author availableSt. Boniface School celebrates Newspapers In Education program Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13628Change0Usable2015-03-27T23:14:55-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13627Aaron Straub honored by PSADA, ECCHS2015-03-27T23:12:53-04:002015-03-27T23:12:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressEarlier this year, Straub was named the PSADA Distinguished Service Award winner in athletics, and he was presented with a plaque in honor of the accomplishment during the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association, which was held in Hershey on Thursday, March 19. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiAaron Straub honored by PSADA, ECCHSDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13627Change0Usable2015-03-27T23:12:53-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13626VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?2015-03-27T18:14:22-04:002015-03-27T18:14:22-04:00Copyright 2015 Daily PressFind out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13626Change0Usable2015-03-27T18:14:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13624Victim's mother testifies in murder trial2015-03-26T23:54:52-04:002015-03-26T23:54:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSusan Trumbull described her daughter as a beautiful, fun-loving girl who loved her nieces and nephews and her cat. She also acknowledged that Forsyth had an ongoing struggle with drug abuse and a troubled relationship with Martin.During questioning, Trumbull said she had witnessed an angry confrontation between Forsyth and Martin at Ridgway Sheetz that culminated in a death threat. "He had her phone in his hand, reading texts, calling her all kinds of filthy names," Trumbull said. "He took her phone and threw it at her. It hit her in the side of the face, and he spit on her. He said, 'Next time I see you, I'll kill you.'"Trumbull said this confrontation occurred about a week or two prior to Forsyth's death. The court viewed surveillance footage from Sheetz that captured the encounter. Trumbull said her daughter reported the death threat to police. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerVictim's mother testifies in murder trialDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13624Change0Usable2015-03-26T23:54:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13623Decker's Chapel closed due to structural issues2015-03-26T23:53:10-04:002015-03-26T23:53:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe site is owned by the Elk County Historical Society, and when contacted by The Daily Press on Thursday afternoon, Executive Director Mary Kalinowski explained that a combination of the harsh winter weather and drainage from the road above the chapel resulted in the building's foundation shifting. The left rear corner has sunk almost completely into the ground, while on the opposite side, the building has lifted slightly off of the foundation.The ground is currently still extremely wet and soft in the area around the chapel, Kalinowski said. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiDecker's Chapel closed due to structural issuesDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13623Change0Usable2015-03-26T23:53:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13621North Central discusses education, workforce development2015-03-26T23:47:45-04:002015-03-26T23:47:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSusie Snelick, North Central's Workforce Investment Board Director and a member of the board of trustees for the Rural Regional College Initiative, presented an update regarding the Rural Regional College Initiative during Thursday's North Central meeting. "Basically, the board is tasked with coming up with a plan to the Department of Education," Snelick said. "Right now, the deadline is December of this year, so not a whole lot of time left to get this plan in place."St. Marys, PARichie LeckerNorth Central discusses education, workforce developmentDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13621Change0Usable2015-03-26T23:47:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13615Nicholas Martin's lawyer: 'He did kill her'2015-03-25T23:51:15-04:002015-03-25T23:51:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"I'll start out by letting you know that you're not going to have to decide whether Nick killed Alyssa Forsyth," he said. "He did kill her."Marshall explained that he believes the evidence will show that Martin, who is charged in the March 2013 stabbing death of Forsyth, is guilty of third-degree murder (voluntary manslaughter), not first-degree murder. "They will have to prove to you beyond reasonable doubt that the killing was willful, deliberate and premeditated," Marshall explained. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerNicholas Martin's lawyer: 'He did kill her'Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13615Change0Usable2015-03-25T23:51:15-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13612Progress continues on downtown hotel project 2015-03-25T23:44:59-04:002015-03-25T23:44:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAlthough an exact opening date has not yet been set due to any possible spring weather delays, developers are hoping for a tentative June opening. Progress on the $6.5 million three-story hotel project is steadily moving along.Project developer Todd "Booka" Hanes of St. Marys-based Creekside Hospitality said they expect to pour the slab floor in one week followed by framing of the building. The second and third floors are being built modularly and are scheduled for arrival during the first week of May.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryProgress continues on downtown hotel project Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13612Change0Usable2015-03-25T23:44:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13607Woman seriously injured in fire2015-03-24T23:51:26-04:002015-03-24T23:51:26-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressPolice say 80-year-old Anna Mae Evans of 143 Hemlock Rd. was injured as a fire ignited when she was "smoking a cigarette while utilizing oxygen" according to a public information release report filed by State Police Fire Marshal Corporal Greg Agosti.St. Marys City Police reported heavy smoke in the house upon arrival. Evans was located in the doorway of the residence by police officers Gregg McManus and Drew Lehman who quickly removed her from the home.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorWoman seriously injured in fireDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13607Change0Usable2015-03-24T23:51:26-04:00