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March 30th, 2015

Jury: Martin guilty of first-degree murder

March 31, 2015

RIDGWAY – After approximately four hours of deliberation Monday afternoon, a jury found Nicholas "Nick" Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, guilty of felony first-degree criminal homicide and the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse in the 2013 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
This concludes a four-day trial in which Martin was charged with stabbing his then-girlfriend 112 times and dumping her body at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
Families of both the victim and the defendant were tearful as the verdict was read.

Competition cheerleaders end season at national event

March 31, 2015

The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders recently ended their season by attending Cheer LTD Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 20-22.
The team finished second runner-up in the Small Varsity Division and also finished sixth runner-up in the Small Varsity Non-Tumble Division.

Kane softball looks to return to winning ways

March 31, 2015

Coming off a winless season for the first time in the program’s 10-year history, the Kane Lady Wolves are looking to get back on track, working to improve their pitching, fielding percentage, and performance in the batter’s box.
Judy Kessler returns as head coach for her 10th season with Gary Johnson and Pat Tigani as assistant coaches.
Two seniors lead the squad this year, including centerfielder Daria Huckabone, a four-year starter who will captain the outfield.

Girls track team looking for big season

March 31, 2015

This years girls track team is made up of 29 athletes and while the team has talented girls at each of the 18 events, they are still lacking depth at the mile and two-mile distance runs this season.

Boys track team seeking 4th straight district crown

March 31, 2015

The Kane boys high school track team will be trying for their fourth consecutive District 9 track title.
"Winning a single district title is a difficult task, to win four in a row will be a daunting task, but it is our goal," said Kane head boys track coach Tom Cecchetti. "We lost some very valuable athletes due to graduation, most notably Chris Hunt, Nathan Moore, and Bailey Colson."

Kane baseball fighting weather before new season

March 31, 2015

KANE – Kane baseball is like many teams in the area this season.
They're waiting to get on the field.
With a long, lingering cold winter extending into the early stages of spring, the Wolves anxiously await the start of the 2015 season, whenever that might be.

College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition

Midwest Region

The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated
Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in
Indianapolis. That didn’t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that
Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did
not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up
78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the

March 27th

Lantz Corners Sewer District connections begin

March 27, 2015

HAZEL HURST – A project that began well over a decade ago finally is seeing results.
The first connections have been made this week in the new Lantz Corners Sewer District in the western half of Hamlin Township.
Pumps carry sewage in the district to the Mt. Jewett sewage treatment plant off Kushequa Avenue.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) years ago ordered the township to address a sewage problem in the Lantz Corners area after tests found numerous failing septic tanks.

Martin takes witness stand in murder trial

March 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, took the stand in his own defense Friday in the third day of his trial for the 2013 homicide of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
Martin, who has showed little emotion or reaction throughout the trial, offered a spontaneous apology to Forsyth's mother.
"I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am for that," he said from the witness stand. "The only person who loved her as much as I did, if not 10 times more, is her mom. That's the only person I owe an apology to. I can't bring Alyssa back and apologize to her."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?
Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

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