Archive - Dec 2013
John P. Straneva, 86, of Water St. in Ludlow, died early Wednesday morning at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority voted 5-0 Tuesday for a final 2014 budget that carries a hike in sewer rates.
SMETHPORT â€“ How low can you go?
The McKean County Board of Commissioners may be asking this question after receiving a historically-low bid in interest fees for its annual Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note (TRAN).
MT. JEWETT â€“ Despite a frigid, windy night, there was a warm glow in the air as the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth gathered at her grave to mark her 19th birthday.
The 45-minute vigil included the lighting of 19 large candles at the young woman's grave at Bridgeview Cemetery off Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team avenged last yearâ€™s loss to the Sheffield Wolverines on Tuesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Wolves registered six pins on their way to posting a 59-18 victory.
Larry Grant Johnson, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Born Oct. 24, 1948 in Kane, he was the son of the late Howard Leroy Johnson and Cora Genevieve Douglas Johnson.
Larry graduated from Smethport High School, and continued his studies for two years at Clackamus College. He excelled in his profession as truck driver for Walmart for over 20 years. When not on the road, he enjoyed the outdoors, and spending time with his family and pets in their log cabin in the woods.
Due to heavy losses, EmergyCare may be forced to terminate its Kane Division.
Bill Hagerty, the executive director of the Erie-based non-profit company, made an appeal Monday to the Kane Borough Council to subsidize the ambulance service with a proposed $50,000 annual allocation.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to suspend the township secretary-treasurer.
Supervisors Don Compton, Joni Britton and Guy Raught took the anticipated action since secretary-treasurer Julie Graham-Olson is facing four felonies. She is accused of receiving between $50,000 and $100,000 in township money for personal use. She is free on bail pending a preliminary hearing.
HAMILTON TWP. â€“ The Hamilton Township supervisors appointed Ludlow resident Rodney Johnson as tax collector for the township during Mondayâ€™s regular monthly meeting, replacing the recently resigned Claire Ann Depto. Depto, who held the position for 13 years, was re-elected to the position during Novemberâ€™s election, but resigned the post when she also was elected as a director of the Kane School Board.
The 2013 Kane Wolves football team was honored at the Kane Quarterback Club's end of the season banquet on Sunday. Each member of the undefeated Wolves received a jacket with their number embroidered on the sleeve from the club. The 10 players selected to the AML All-Star team, pictured here, were presented with a football marked with their name, number and accomplishments on it. From left to right are, Jamie Lingenfelter, Jeff Kocjancic, Nate Moore, Nate Klaiber, Kevin Cleer, Andrew Pierson, Evan DeLong, John English, Tyler Rolick and Andrew Zuzek.