July 15th, 2014
RIDGWAY â Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.
RIDGWAY â A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Pisani is charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at Pisani's home on Sept. 6, 2012.
The Kane Tornado midget football team held its first ever flag football program this summer for players ages six through 11. Tornadoes head coach Jerry Milliron proposed and coordinated the program, which ran for five weeks and culminated in the First Annual Kane on Kane Flag Football Competition, which was held on Saturday, July 12 under blue skies and sunshine.
Ronald E. Benson, 77, of 409 Welsh St., Kane, died July 14, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where he had been a recent resident.
Born Dec. 27, 1936 in Sheffield, he was the son of Carl H. and Kate E. Newburg Benson. On Oct. 27, 1984 in Kane, he married Pearl R. "Sis" Gerhart, who survives.
RonÂ was a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at Kane Gas, Light & Heating Co. for 17 years, then the U.S. Forest ServiceÂ near Marshburg, the McKean Co. Landfill and later at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Kane, each for several years.
The members of Kane Borough Council heard a report from Steve Zwerin, a member of the Boroughâs Information Technology Committee regarding the need to purchase a new computer system within the next few months.
The Hamilton Township supervisors discussed an upcoming meeting regarding the curtailing of hours at the Ludlow Post Office at Monday morningâs regular monthly meeting at the township building along Curtis Road. Chairman Brian Bastow, supervisor Nora Yasurek and supervisor, secretary/treasurer Becky Davidson interrupted the meeting for a few minutes as they adjourned to the office for an executive session regarding a personnel matter before moving on to the main portion of the meeting.
The Hamlin Township supervisors heard Daniel Slagle, the engineer of the Lantz Corners Sewer Construction Project tell them that it is approximately â94 percent complete.â
The project was started in August of last year and is nearing the inspection and hook-up phases.
Slagle recommended to Chairman Jim Trussell and Supervisor Dave Okerlund, who were in attendance, that Township Secretary Nickie Wheatley-Causer begin sending out ânotice to connectâ letters. Affected homeowners will have to complete the application, submit the $750 fee per EDU and have their hookups inspected.
Ronald E. Benson, 77, of 409 Welsh St., Kane, died Monday morning, July 14, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Due to his carefree way of life as a young man, Kane native Milton Jones was quite an unlikely candidate for the ministry.
âI wasnât a true Christian,â Jones said. âIâd rather go hunting and fishing than go to church.â
But he became a âchanged manâ in April 1955.
Thatâs when he and his wife accepted a neighborâs invitation to attend a Southern Baptist Church mission near their home in Tacoma, Wash.
âWe listened to the speaker,â Jones said. âI remember thinking âif what this guy says is true, Iâm in trouble.ââ
BENEZETTE â Nearly a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.
"Growing up and living in Elk County, there are many positive aspects to this area but we're also confronted with what I would consider a crisis situation," he said during the Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic held Saturday at the Dudley Farm along Winslow Hill Road in Benezette.