August 20th, 2014
John E. Zook, 77, of 307Â W. Hemlock Ave., Kane, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of the late John E. and Ruth Gilbert Zook. On Dec. 26, 1959 in Kane, he married Sandra Orcutt who survives.
John, a well-known Kane businessman, was the owner of Zook Motors which is one of Kane's oldest businesses. He was very active andÂ community-minded and was always there to help or give to the community in so many different ways. Zook Motors could always be counted on when a cause was at hand and money had to be raised.Â
Mary â€śShirleyâ€ť Oâ€™Neil Lathrop, 65, of Bradford, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.
She was born Dec. 7, 1948 in Kane, the daughter of the late Charles and Shirley Carlson Oâ€™Neil.
She is survived by her husband, Arnold Lathrop, three sons, Larry, Ben and John; one daughter, Susan, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Scott.
At her request private services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
A search Sunday in the area of Glenwood Park in Kane failed to locate a possible missing man.
The Kane Police Department and the Kane Volunteer Fire Department conducted the search from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
About 20 volunteer firefighters took part in the search, Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official court documents.
*Branden Michael Doty, 19, of 311 W. Main St., Smethport, is charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly taking a video game and headset valued at $100.
The victim is listed as Chad Allen Luff. The alleged theft took place Saturday at 149097 Route 6 in Hamlin Township.
State Police Trooper Andy Dalton filed the charges, which include criminal trespass. The defendant allegedly entered a private road owned by Foster Township.
Classes in the Kane Area School District won't resume until Tuesday.
But the IU-9 pre-school program-- now located in a vacant classroom at the Kane Elementary School-- already is underway.
A total of 24 area children between the ages of 3 and 5 attend the pre-school program, which features a morning session from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon session from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. There are 12 children in the morning session and 12 children in the afternoon session.
A Kane woman sustained minor burns Tuesday afternoon when she attempted to douse a grease-fed fire in a propane gas grill.
Jackie Cecchetti suffered burns on both forearms as she tried to put out the fire in the grill on the wooden deck at the rear of her residence at 228 Holman St., Kane.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire.
Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January.
Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Josh Roselli of Ridgway was the medalist for Tuesday's match as he carded a 36 for the Elkers. Mitchell Stark finished one stroke higher with a 37 and TJ Schlimm finished with a 39 for Ridgway. Nick Simon finished with a 41 for Ridgway and Ben Ames carded a 42 for the Elkers to round out the top five.
Mike Sorge finished at 47 for Ridgway while Cory Oknefski had a 48. Austin Amacher finished with a 55 for the Elkers.
Ernest L. Mason, 62, of 200 Pleasant St., formerly of Lewis Run, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at The Pavilion at BRMC after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1951, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of the late Kenneth Mason and Reta (Hewitt) Mason, who survives of Bradford.
On Dec. 31, 1982,Â in Lewis Run, he married Cathy (Null) Mason, who died Nov. 30, 1996.
Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has been recognized with the â€śMost Wiredâ€”Small and Ruralâ€ť award for the seventh time.Â
KCH is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-- Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
A hospital is considered "small" and "rural" based on having fewer of 100 beds and located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).Â
Organizations such as KCH, not recognized on the primary Most Wired lis, are included in the Most Wiredâ€”Small and Rural category.