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December 10th

Family of murder victim marks her 19th birthday

December 10, 2013

MT. JEWETT – 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.

Wolves defeat Wolverines in home opener

December 10, 2013

The Kane Wolves wrestling team avenged last year’s loss to the Sheffield Wolverines on Tuesday night in the Wolves’ Den. The Wolves registered six pins on their way to posting a 59-18 victory.

Larry Grant Johnson

December 10, 2013

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.

December 9th

Kane area could lose its ambulance service

December 10, 2013

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.

Hamlin Township supervisors suspend treasurer

December 10, 2013

HAZEL HURST – 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 Township supervisors appoint Johnson tax collector

December 10, 2013

HAMILTON TWP. – The Hamilton Township supervisors appointed Ludlow resident Rodney Johnson as tax collector for the township during Monday’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 November’s election, but resigned the post when she also was elected as a director of the Kane School Board.

Football team honored

December 9, 2013

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.

Wolves wrestlers open season with Hickory crown

December 9, 2013

The Kane Wolves wrestling team opened their season on Friday afternoon in Hermitage, and when the weekend was over, they came away as champions of the Hickory Tournament for the second straight year. Coach Mike Swartwood’s Wolves finished with 178.5 points, narrowly outdistancing D9 rival Smethport, who had 164.5 points. Rounding out the top five of the 18 team field were Jamestown, Ridgway and Maplewood.

Lady Crusaders improve to 2-0 with 55-45 win over Kane

December 9, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team used a 13-2 advantage in the third quarter to defeat the Kane Lady Wolves by a 55-45 score Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The score was tied at 24 at the half. The third period saw Elk outscore Kane 13-2 to open a 37-26 lead with eight minutes remaining. In the final quarter the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Crusaders 19-18 but just were not able to overcome the third quarter difference.

December 8th

W. Pa. doctor to stand trial in drugs-for-sex case

December 8, 2013

CLARION (AP) — A western Pennsylvania doctor has been ordered to stand trial on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex with female patients before his offices were raided and closed last year.

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