Archive - 2012
RIDGWAY â€“ A nominating committee on Wednesday morning appointed Potter County Commissioner Douglas Morley as chairman of the executive committee of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].
Morley has served as chairman of Potter County's Board of Commissioners since he was seated in January 2008 and was successfully elected in November 2011 for a second term.
He has been an Allegany Township resident for the past 34 years, was a graduate of Northern Potter High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College.
JAMES CITY â€“ A standing-room-only crowd of 79 attended a 75-minute forum Tuesday evening on the proposed closing of the James City Post Office.
U.S. Postal Service representatives Keith Corey and Junius "JJ" Johnson presided at the informational meeting at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City.
Corey is the review coordinator at the Postal Service district office in Pittsburgh. Johnson is the manager of post office operations at the same location.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday to add fees to deeds and mortgages to generate revenue for housing programs for low-income residents.
Under the proposal, a fee of $13.50 wouldÂ be added to all deeds and mortgages handled by the county Recorder of Deeds.
From the additional fees raised, the county will receive 5 percent for administration costs.
The other 95 percent will go for low-income housing programs administered by the Bradford city Office of Economic and Community Development and the McKean County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Richard E. Johnson, 81,Â of 7 Brennan Ave., Mt. Jewett, formerlyÂ of Castle Shannon, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he resided.
He was born Aug. 25, 1930 in Jamestown, N.Y. and was raised in Lamont, son of Victor E. and Hazel M. Nearing Johnson.Â On Oct. 19, 1974 in Kane, he married the former Vera E. "Midge" Laughlin, who survives.
Kathryn Josephine Rankin Ressler, 90, died on Jan. 22, 2012 at Sumter Health and Rehab in South Carolina.
She was born in Kane, a daughter of the late John and Agnes Rankin. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a life member of the VFW Post 3034.
She loved flowers and music of all sorts and was an avid dancer and played the guitar in a band. Mrs. Ressler passed away on her daughter Kathyâ€™s birthday. She attended Bethesda Church of God.
NORTH EAST â€“ The Kane Wolves wrestling team competed in the North East Tournament this past weekend and came home with an impressive third place finish.
The Wolves put together one of their best tournaments of the year as they were able to place seven individuals in the top six.
Kane finished fourth out of 16 teams last year and was able to step it up even more as they came home with a third place finish out of 22 teams.
In front of a big crowd in the Wolves Den the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders showed why they will be a team to contend with in the playoffs as they won 38-27 over Kane.
Their pressure defense led to several turnovers and extra possessions on the offense.
They also were able to take the crowd out of the game with the scrappy defense and outhustled Kane. They were quicker to the ball and they anticipated the passes very well.
For a team with not a lot of size they rebound the ball very well as a team. They more than held their own with the taller Lady Wolves on the boards.
BROOKVILLE â€” Both sides in Steven Rebert's double homicide trial rested their cases Monday following a week of testimony at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
The Commonwealth seeks the death penalty in the case in which Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double-homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home in Brockway.
The Kane Borough Council is expected to act Feb. 1 on what has been termed "a bare-bones' budget for 2012.
The "revised" proposed budget calls for a 1.5-mill increase in the property tax rate in Kane.
This increase would generate about $118,000 more in additional tax revenue for the borough.
The additional funds reportedly are needed to balance the budget due to rising costs for operating the borough government.
JAMES CITY â€“ A public meeting on the proposed closing of the James City Post Office is scheduled Tuesday at the Highland Township Fire Hall.
The meeting is expected to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the fire hall in James City.
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing hundreds of post offices nationwide in an effort to cut costs. The closing of post offices in Ludlow and Hazel Hurst also has been proposed.