The Daily Press http://www.smdailypress.com http://www.smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-08-01T01:06:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11984Elk County Fair celebrates 40th anniversary2014-08-01T01:06:56-04:002014-07-31T22:51:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAmong the new faces around the fair will be the young country crooner Coston Cross, David Darwin - One Man Sideshow, Black Cat Hell Drivers, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and Buttons the Clown, a Ridgway native.The fair will open Tuesday at 4 p.m. with the opening ceremony set for 6 p.m. Fair hours for the week are from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryElk County Fair celebrates 40th anniversaryDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11984Change0Usable2014-07-31T22:51:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11983Circus set for Aug. 13 at Kaulmont Park2014-08-01T01:06:56-04:002014-07-31T22:41:31-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PABecky PolaskiCircus set for Aug. 13 at Kaulmont ParkDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11983Change0Usable2014-07-31T22:41:31-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11982Couple arrested in bath salts bust2014-08-01T01:06:56-04:002014-07-31T22:38:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressJustin Anthony Dalton, 23, and Ann Marie Dalton, 19, both of 318 N. Broad St., Apt. 3, Ridgway, were recently incarcerated as a result of an investigation that began in January. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerCouple arrested in bath salts bustDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11982Change0Usable2014-07-31T22:38:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11981K9 Copper makes drug bust2014-08-01T01:06:55-04:002014-07-31T22:36:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJim MeyerK9 Copper makes drug bustDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11981Change0Usable2014-07-31T22:36:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11980Johnsonburg woman charged with forgery2014-08-01T01:06:56-04:002014-07-31T22:23:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PAJim MeyerJohnsonburg woman charged with forgeryDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11980Change0Usable2014-07-31T22:23:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11976Republicans host annual gathering2014-07-31T01:52:23-04:002014-07-30T22:59:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressNumerous guest speakers were on hand including state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), Matt Blackburn, western Pa. director for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Joyce Haas, vice-chairperson of the Republican Party of Pa., and Brent Pasquinelli of Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson's office.Also in attendance was Mike Scott, central regional director for the Republican Party of Pa. Elk County Republican Party Chairman Dr. Maurus Sorg emceed the event introducing each speaker and offering welcoming and closing remarks along with recognition of veterans. "We in the state count on Elk County to bring in that vote," Haas said.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryRepublicans host annual gatheringDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11976Change0Usable2014-07-30T22:59:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11971Issues with intersection cause red lights2014-07-30T01:36:19-04:002014-07-29T21:51:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his concern stating a fire truck would not make the turn if positioned in the right turn lane traveling south. Gebauer is a volunteer with the Crystal Fire Department.Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, explained with the construction lane being pushed over further, it is not out as far as it will normally be due to the lane's temporary configuration of 11 feet in width, compared to its permanent width of 11.5 feet. Right now the turning lane is at its worst case. This allows vehicles to be further away from the curve. "If you're hugging the double yellow line it will be 14.5 feet from the curve. This will change the whole perspective of the curve," Ball said.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryIssues with intersection cause red lightsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11971Change0Usable2014-07-29T21:51:52-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11970Park Day draws 150 participants 2014-07-30T01:36:18-04:002014-07-29T21:50:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We're really pleased with the turnout," said Benzinger Park Director John Schneider. "It (150) is a good number just to keep the events moving and keep the kids interested and involved." Park Day featured many of the same events participants have enjoyed in past years, such as a football throw, home run derby, volleyball serve, frisbee throw, basketball foul shot shoot, hockey shoot, and a tennis serve. Gone this year though was the beanbag toss, and in its place two new events were added: a hula hoop run and a softball throw. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiPark Day draws 150 participants Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11970Change0Usable2014-07-29T21:50:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11958St. Marys man sentenced in child pornography case2014-07-29T01:16:18-04:002014-07-28T22:19:02-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressDonald Henry Blessel, 36, was sentenced to nine to 24 months, less one day, of incarceration in Elk County Prison and three years of probation for the felony offenses of sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography, both to which he pleaded guilty on March 14. He maintains the possibility of work release as the sexual offender assessment determined that he isn't a sexually violent predator and there was no identifiable victim in this case. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerSt. Marys man sentenced in child pornography caseDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11958Change0Usable2014-07-28T22:19:02-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11957Conservation District discusses new and old projects2014-07-29T01:16:17-04:002014-07-28T22:18:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press RIDGWAY – The Elk County Conservation District held its regular monthly meeting on Monday to discuss the creation and continuation of several projects, a search for a new employee and the new state budget. Among the projects that were discussed at the meeting were continuing assistance in flood cleanup, a West Creek Wetland project and a dirt and gravel road program. The West Creek Wetland project is currently waiting on a reconstruction estimate that should be received by this Wednesday at the latest, while both of the other projects have been underway and will continue.</p>St. Marys, PARichie LeckerConservation District discusses new and old projectsDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11957Change0Usable2014-07-28T22:18:11-04:00