The Daily Press The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-20T15:05:41-04:00 60 years later, Turner at rest2014-09-20T15:05:41-04:002014-09-20T15:05:41-04:00Copyright 2014 Daily PressTurner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.At the time, the glacier was already covered by several feet of snow, and snowdrifts had reached over 100 feet high in areas near the wreckage.The difficult conditions prevented recovery as victims' families were told there would be no remains to bury.An Alaska National Guard Black Hawk chopper on a training mission discovered crash remains on the surface of Colony Glacier on June 9, 2012. Reports indicate this site is nearly 14 miles from the 1952 crash location. Less than three weeks later, the U.S. military announced the discovery of the wreckage. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command took over the operations and announced that the remains of 17 of the victims had been identified-- including Turner.Turner was born Jan. 17, 1928 in First Fork, son of the late Wilbur Edward and Pearl Mae Caldwell Turner. A 1946 Coudersport High School graduate, Turner joined the Air Force and graduated from the Air Force Navigation School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1952.He is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Turner May, and many nieces and nephews.A memorial service was held Saturday at the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport. Turner was then escorted by members of the Patriot Guard Riders and the Allegheny Mountain (Emporium) chapter of the Nam Knights on motorcycles to Gilmore Cemetery in Grove Township, near Sinnemahoning State Park.St. Marys, PAJoseph BellOver 60 years later, Turner at restDaily Fire Dept. honored with Fall Fest award2014-09-19T23:31:59-04:002014-09-19T23:31:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe ceremony, which serves as the official kickoff to the festival, was hosted by emcee John Salter and began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer offered by Fr. Richard Allen, pastor of Queen of the World Parish. Accepting the award on behalf of the fire department was Bill Kraus, fire chief. Joining him onstage were Tom Kerchinski, assistant chief, Jeff Smith, president, Ken "Rookie" Weidow, vice-president and Steve Bauer, secretary.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryCrystal Fire Dept. honored with Fall Fest awardDaily opening new health food business2014-09-19T23:31:16-04:002014-09-19T23:31:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe mission statement of the business, according to Kopp, is "to provide reasonably priced, tasty, healthy, and nutritious food in a friendly atmosphere.""I want it to be reasonably priced so that way most people can afford at least something. We're going to have a friendly staff and hopefully good service and tasty food," Kopp said. He added that the three goals of the business are "to help prevent and reverse disease, increase joy of living, and strengthen the community."St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiKopp opening new health food businessDaily SMAHS homecoming queen crowned2014-09-19T23:30:11-04:002014-09-19T23:30:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author available2014 SMAHS homecoming queen crownedDaily more charged in heroin sting2014-09-18T22:48:10-04:002014-09-18T22:48:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerTwo more charged in heroin stingDaily Glow 5K highlights fight against cancer2014-09-18T22:46:49-04:002014-09-18T22:46:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe festive party atmosphere at the St. Marys Eagles Club on Trout Run Road will feature a local celebrity DJ, music, hula hoop dancers, a sky lantern release, splatt tent and more."Everyone is welcome, young and old. Cancer doesn't discriminate and neither does this race," said Barb Schatz, event coordinator.Last year's race drew an impressive 536 participants, which organizers are hoping to top this year, and raised $22,000 for the Penn Highlands Women's Center.This year's proceeds will be used to provide items for patients facing hardships such as gas cards, food vouchers and scarves for those going through treatment, all of which is provided through the Penn Highlands Elk Women's Health Fund.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryBow Glow 5K highlights fight against cancerDaily Twp. awaits answers from EQT2014-09-18T22:45:45-04:002014-09-18T22:45:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressEQT representatives were expected to address concerns about a well to be drilled near Byrnes Run, which many residents say is too close to the watershed. Supervisor board chairman Jeremy Rippey said that he received an 'out-sick' letter on behalf of the EQT representative that was supposed to be present. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerJay Twp. awaits answers from EQTDaily becoming nuisance in Jay Twp.2014-09-18T22:44:22-04:002014-09-18T22:44:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressNeighbors said that a piece of property that was recently purchased in the Caledonia area has become a free-for-all on weekends, with large groups of people camping with dirt bikes and four wheelers. St. Marys, PAJim MeyerATVs becoming nuisance in Jay Twp.Daily Ridgway offers car seat check2014-09-18T22:43:28-04:002014-09-18T22:43:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThis seat check was held at the PennDOT garage, and Morris said that the event lasted for over six hours to make sure that the troopers were there long enough to allow people ample time to go get their seats checked.This seat check was one of several within the area that are being held in conjunction with the National Child Passenger Safety Week.St. Marys, PARichie LeckerPSP Ridgway offers car seat checkDaily Homecoming Court 20142014-09-18T22:42:25-04:002014-09-18T22:42:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableSMAHS Homecoming Court 2014Daily