Archive - 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” Convicted murderer Steven P. Rebert, who found guilty of two counts of criminal homicide following his jury trial in January, has filed post-trial motions for acquittal or a new trial.
On Jan. 24, the jury found Rebert, formerly of Emporium, guilty of double homicide in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn and Wayne Shugar, both 61, whose bodies were found April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.
Preparation of a proposed budget for the Kane Area School District is linked with a state spending plan released this week by Gov. Tom Corbett.
Steve Perry, business manager for the school district, said Thursday that he is â€śgathering informationâ€ť for the next Kane school budget.
He said he will be scrutinizing the proposed state budget to determine how the draft will affect the Kane spending plan.
â€śItâ€™s a very challenging process,â€ť Perry said in his report to the Kane School Board at its meeting Thursday.
A Kane woman has been fined in Kane District Court after pleading guilty to a violation of a borough code on disorderly conduct.
Darlene Bizzak, 57, of 430 Park Ave. has been assessed $94 in fines and court costs in her recent appearance before District Judge Dave Engman.
She is accused of creating â€śa hazardous or physically offensive conditionâ€ť by engaging in a loud verbal altercation in the Kane Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), according to court documents.
Court records identify the victim as John Raspatello, 58, of 68 Fraley St., Kane.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Borough Council plans to enforce regulations that ban parking on Main Street (Route 6) between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Parking on both sides of the street is banned during that time to facilitate snow removal during the winter months.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has asked the borough to enforce the parking ban on Main Street.
Council discussed the issue earlier this week at its meeting at the borough building.
Council President Chuck Paar is asking residents to â€śabideâ€ť by the parking regulations on Main Street.
The Kane Manufacturing Corporation (Kane Screens) has submitted a high bid of $100,002 for the purchase of the former Chestnut Street Elementary School in Kane.
The school board voted 8-0 Thursday to accept the offer for the building, which closed following the 2009-10 school year.
Board President Dave Westerburg joined with board members Dick Coleman, Mark Paup, Larry Lamping, Stephanie Eckstrom, Ed Kocjancic, Gary Ziegler and Ken Kane in approving the sale. Board member Harry Steele did not attend the meeting at the middle school auditorium.
JAMES CITY â€“ Seneca Resources is planning a project to process oil and gas wastewater in Highland Township.
In a letter to the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, Seneca said it is planning to "install and operate a zero liquid discharge concentrator" that would "process oil and gas wastewater."
The site for the unit is located in the vicinity of Seneca's Marcellus Shale natural gas wells on State Game Lands near Owl's Nest in a remote section of Highland Township.
JAMES CITY â€“ It only takes a few bad apples to ruin the quality of life in a community.
This is the case in James City where some residents reportedly are allowing their garbage to pile up outside their homes rather than pay for garbage collection.
A stink over uncollected garbage was aired Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors at the township building in James City.
Louise Schmidt reached the 18-gallon milestone Monday when she donated blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile stop at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
She has donated blood for many years.
A total of 27 full units of blood were collected during the six-hour Bloodmobile visit at the church's Barlett Hall. The goal was 28 units.
Judith M. Haight of Ludlow, the volunteer chairman of the blood drive, said 30 would-be donors showed up to give blood. However, three were rejected due to medical reasons.
Paul Huckabone of Kane was a first-time donor at the Bloodmobile stop.
The Kane Lady Wolves found the going tough in the first quarter as a scrappy Brockway team was able to create turnovers and keep Kane from scoring easy buckets but the home team eventually earned a 52-37 win.
Kane held a slim 2-point lead after the first quarter. The second quarter would prove to be much better asÂ Kane was able to break the pressure defense and have a big 18-point quarter and take a 12-point lead into halftime.
A community meeting is planned for Thursday, March 1 on a three-year plan for improvements at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The meeting is slated at 6:30 p.m. at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
A group known as the â€śFriends of Evergreen Parkâ€ť will conduct the public meeting along with members of the Kane Borough Councilâ€™s Parks Committee.
Dick Bly, chairman of the â€śFriendsâ€ť group and a former Kane borough councilman, said the public would be asked for input on the proposed three-year plan for the park.