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March 26th, 2015

North Central discusses education, workforce development

March 26, 2015

RIDGWAY – Education and workforce development were major topics of discussion Thursday morning during the regular monthly meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's executive board of directors.
Susie 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.

March 25th

New obituary site

March 26, 2015

If you have bookmarked http://www.smdailypress.com/obituaries on your internet browser, this is now our ARCHIVE page which is NOT being updated. Our new obituary page is http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/smdailypress/ which can easily be accessed on our homepage.

Nicholas Martin's lawyer: 'He did kill her'

March 25, 2015

RIDGWAY – During opening remarks Wednesday morning in Nicholas Martin's murder trial, defense attorney Michael S. Marshall told the jury that the defense doesn't dispute that Martin killed Alyssa Forsyth.
"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.

ECCHS honors winter sports athletes

March 25, 2015

Elk County Catholic High School held its 2014-2015 Winter Athletic Awards program on Tuesday evening, but unlike in past years, only students in the school's own winter sports programs were acknowledged. Students participating in the three co-op sports programs with St. Marys Area High School were acknowledged in an awards program held at the same time across town at SMAHS.

Progress continues on downtown hotel project

March 25, 2015

By the end of the summer, Depot Street in downtown St. Marys will be home to a new 69-room Cobblestone Hotel and Suites.
Although 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.

SMA honors co-op winter sports athletes Tuesday

March 25, 2015

The St. Marys Area High School held their Winter Sports Awards Program Tuesday night honoring those student/athletes who participated in the three co-op sports of wrestling, swimming and diving and gymnastics. St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic co-op in these sports.

March 24th

Woman seriously injured in fire

March 24, 2015

A fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a residence along Hemlock Road in St. Marys, sending an elderly woman to a Pittsburgh medical facility with severe smoke inhalation.
Police 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' Early Intervention Plan finalized

March 24, 2015

The St. Marys Early Intervention Program (EIP) report has been finalized and was recently presented to City Council.
The next phase entails an implementation plan of the document.
The EIP was an $80,000 study conducted to assist municipalities experiencing fiscal difficulties to develop comprehensive multi-year financial plans and establish short- and long-term financial objectives. The project was awarded to the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Novak Group in June.

Martin trial to begin Wednesday morning

March 24, 2015

RIDGWAY – With jury selection completed Tuesday afternoon, the trial of Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today at the Elk County Courthouse.
Martin is charged in connection with the March 2013 stabbing death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.

St. Marys duo works behind the scenes for Colonials

March 24, 2015

Fans of the Robert Morris University Colonials, or anyone who watched the team play this season, may have also occasionally caught a glimpse of a pair of St. Marys natives working behind the scenes keeping stats during the team's home games.
Megan Fritz, a 2011 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, and Jolene Herbstritt, a 2012 graduate of St. Marys Area High School, were both part of the stat crew for the Colonials this season.

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