The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-22T22:37:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13968Controlled burn spreads to unoccupied structure2015-05-22T22:37:56-04:002015-05-22T22:37:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorControlled burn spreads to unoccupied structureDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13968Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:37:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13967St. Marys man ditches rig, holds up traffic2015-05-22T22:35:55-04:002015-05-22T22:35:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressOn Tuesday morning around 1:30 a.m., the St. Marys City Police Department received a call reporting a man banging on windows and laying in the roadway on North Michael Street near the Diamond. According to the affidavit of probable cause submitted by officer David J. Marconi, upon arriving at the scene, officers saw Kevin James Eckenroad, 24, of 133 W. Oilwell St., St. Marys, standing in the parking area on North Michael Street near city hall, and as they got closer, Eckenroad moved to the middle of the roadway, where he stood with his arms extended.Eckenroad is facing charges of resisting arrest or other law enforcement, a misdemeanor of the second degree; obstructing highways and other public passages, a summary offense; disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor of the third degree; criminal mischief, a summary offense; and public drunkenness and similar misconduct, a summary offense.St. Marys, PARichie LeckerSt. Marys man ditches rig, holds up trafficDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13967Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:35:55-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13966Charges filed from April Windfall crash2015-05-22T22:29:49-04:002015-05-22T22:29:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressTonia Joyce Rio, 43, of 461 Washington St., St. Marys, faces multiple DUI charges in addition to accidents invoking damage to unattended property and careless driving.Rio was transported to Penn Highlands Elk for a blood draw. The samples were sent to NMS Labs and a report was received earlier this month by the St. Marys City Police Department, indicated her BAC at 12:39 a.m. April 16 was 0.156.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorCharges filed from April Windfall crashDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13966Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:29:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13965District approves personnel items2015-05-22T22:24:45-04:002015-05-22T22:24:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAmong the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of school drivers, support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, a resignation, leaves of absence and transfer of support personnel.All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151, child abuse history background check, and Act 34, Pa. criminal history record, clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.The following support personnel were hired:•Rachel V. Baxter as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. She holds a bachelor of science degree in education and a secondary education certification in social studies from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.•Benjamin Daghir as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. He holds a bachelor of science degree in education and secondary education certifications in social studies and English from Saint Vincent College.•Luke Daghir as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. He holds a bachelor of science degree in education and certification in PreK-4 from Saint Vincent College. •Kristine Swanson as a substitute teacher in all district buildings, effective May 12. She holds a bachelor of science degree in education and is certified in early childhood from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryDistrict approves personnel itemsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13965Change0Usable2015-05-22T22:24:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13961Residents voice concerns over road damage from truck traffic2015-05-21T23:53:45-04:002015-05-21T23:53:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSeveral residents at Thursday evening's Jay Township Supervisors meeting voiced their concern about the condition of Mt. Zion Road which they said has sustained significant damage from constant truck traffic.The Pittsburgh-based natural gas producing company currently operates its Longhorn C1 well pad on Grey Hill Road.The hauling has been taking place for the past two weeks, often 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Resident Nadine Pirazzi said she submitted a request to the company to refrain from hauling on the Memorial Day celebration at Mt. Zion Cemetery which is scheduled for this Saturday. She reported that EQT officials informed her that they plan to stop hauling on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryResidents voice concerns over road damage from truck trafficDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13961Change0Usable2015-05-21T23:53:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13960Supervisors announce open board vacancies2015-05-21T23:52:03-04:002015-05-21T23:52:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe permit consists of a submerged license agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection which allows the township to perform maintenance, testing, repair, rehabilitation or replacement of water obstructions and encroachments. The township plans to remove stone and other items from the creek which was a result of last year's May flooding. The permits are permanent, meaning the township only has to apply for them once. Supervisor Jeremy Rippey explained the older bridges in the township do not have the permits, whereas the newer bridges do have them. Upcoming township road work includes tar and chipping from May 28 to June 3. Repairs on cross drains will start in early June after the school busses are done running for the school year.The township continues to accept applications for two vacancies on the Sewer Authority and one vacancy on the Water Authority. No applications have been received for the Sewer Authority. According to Rippey there is one application on file for the Sewer Authority which was submitted by resident Murray Lilley. Lilley applied for the vacancy in March of last year.St. Marys, PAAmy CherrySupervisors announce open board vacanciesDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13960Change0Usable2015-05-21T23:52:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13959Memorial Day plans finalized2015-05-21T23:48:00-04:002015-05-21T23:48:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe day's activities will begin at 8 a.m. with graveside services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1047 in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at the graveside of World War II veteran Aurelius J. Herzing. Similar services will be conducted at the gravesite of World War II veteran David "Bud" Silvis in the Protestant Cemetery on Washington Street. The public is invited and urged to attend these impressive ceremonies which emulate the true meaning of Memorial Day.Formation of the parade will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion parking lot on Center Street. The parade will move out promptly at 10 a.m. Special note: Because of increased liability concerns, all parade participants are asked to please refrain from throwing souvenir items, candy, etc. from their vehicles during the parade.St. Marys, PANo author availableMemorial Day plans finalizedDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13959Change0Usable2015-05-21T23:48:00-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13958VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"2015-05-21T18:21:36-04:002015-05-21T18:21:36-04:00Copyright 2015 Daily PressLetterman has a star-studded finale<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13958Change0Usable2015-05-21T18:21:36-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13953Students lend a hand conducting various fundraisers2015-05-20T23:43:04-04:002015-05-20T23:43:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableStudents lend a hand conducting various fundraisersDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13953Change0Usable2015-05-20T23:43:04-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13952SMAMS conducts annual Day of Giving2015-05-20T23:40:03-04:002015-05-20T23:40:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe school recently held their annual Day of Giving assembly in which Student Council representatives along with seventh- and eighth-grade class officers presented checks to organization representatives in front of the student body. The money was raised during the school's famous Penny Wars which brought in $3,023.34, a new record for the fundraiser now in its fourth year. St. Marys, PAAmy CherrySMAMS conducts annual Day of GivingDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13952Change0Usable2015-05-20T23:40:03-04:00