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December 18th

Carl R. Westerburg Sr.

December 18, 2014

Carl R. Westerburg Sr., 58, of Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 26, 1956 in Erie, son of the late Richard F. and Lillian K. (Hultman) Westerburg.
Carl was employed as maintenance and groundskeeper at Evergreen Lake Park for the past 12 years and had previously worked at Zimmers Service Center in West Springfield, and drove truck for Lukjan Metal Products for 17 years.

Lucy E. Titus

December 18, 2014

Lucy E. Titus, 85, of 22 Totten Ln., Bradford, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 while in the company of family members at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born June 7, 1929 in Rixford, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys (Dufton) Nelson. She graduated from Otto High School in 1946.
On Sept. 4, 1948 in Olean, N.Y., she married Robert C. Titus, who died April 14, 2008.
Lucy was a homemaker. She was previously employed at Olson’s Department Store, Levi's and Gray's Drug Store. She enjoyed square dancing, painting, gardening, and raising pigs, chickens, and cows.

December 17th

Hearing is Jan. 12 for defendants in dog cruelty case 

December 17, 2014

The two defendants in a dog cruelty case face preliminary hearings Jan. 12 in Kane District Court.
The hearings are set for 1 p.m. Jan. 12 before District Court Judge Dave Engman. The proceedings are open to the public.
Tyler Blair Rush, 33, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, and Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, are charged with cruelty to animals.
Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale placed the charges last month for the alleged incident in August.
According to court records, Rush attempted to "snap" the dog's neck "in order to kill it." 

2 Kane assault cases are bound over to county court

December 17, 2014

Two Kane assault cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings earlier this week in Kane District Court.
The Kane defendants include:
*Jamie Richard Bard, 30, of 618 1/2 Greeves St.
*Darryl Lee Kring, 49, of 316 Johnson Rd.
Bard is accused of striking Alyssa Renzi, 24, at the residence they shared. He also is charged with making terroristic threats for allegedly telling the woman he would "put a bullet in her head."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

December 16th

School issues alert about possible child abductor

December 16, 2014

Taking no chances, the Kane Area School District issued an alert to students and parents Tuesday about a possible child abductor lurking in a "white van" at school bus stops.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said the alert was prompted by an alleged incident in the Smethport School District.
A Smethport student from the Mt. Jewett area of Hamlin Township reportedly "ran away" from a "white van" that pulled up to a bus stop Tuesday morning. 

Decision is pending in sticky Mt. Jewett civil suit

December 16, 2014

BRADFORD – A decision is pending in a sticky civil suit involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert.
Hale is suing the Berrys for allegedly failing to disclose the condition of faulty baseboard heating in a house he purchased from the couple in 2013.
Hale claims the baseboard heating system "was not operational" when he purchased the house at 118 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett. He claims the Berrys failed to mention this defect in a "disclosure agreement" when the house was purchased.

School board names Perry as interim superintendent

December 16, 2014

As expected, the Kane School Board voted 9-0 Tuesday to appoint Business Manager Steve Perry as the interim school superintendent.
He will assume his extra duties Jan. 1. Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is retiring Dec. 31.
Claire Ann Buckley, who is president of the school board, voted in favor of Perry as the interim superintendent along with board members Susan Grolemund, Linda A.

Undermanned Wolves come up short against Hubbers

December 16, 2014

The Kane Wolves came into Tuesday night’s matchup with the Smethport Hubbers giving up six forfeits. While Kane got one back in return, the 30-point difference was too much to overcome and the Wolves ended up losing 47-24 in the Wolves’ Den.

Pro Football Recap- Week 15

December 16, 2014

Pro Football Recap- Week 15
Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Members of Kane’s indoor track teams kicked off their season with some fine performances at...
The Kane girls’ basketball team jumped out to a 25-2 lead after one quarter of play on Friday night...
Danielle Kocjancic, a student-athlete from the Penn State Department of Communication Sciences and...

 

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