March 19th, 2014
RIDGWAY TWP. â€“ A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning shut down state Route 219 for over two and a half hours after a head-on collision with a loaded coal truck spilled debris over the two-lane roadway near 15926 Boot Jack Road (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
RIDGWAY â€“ Murder suspect Nicholas Martin, 23, will be tried by prosecutors with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
Karen Sanders Molyneaux Hessney, 56, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and educator, of 411 East State Street, Olean, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her home after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. At her passing, she was surrounded by beloved family and friends.
She was born Oct. 25, 1957 in Kane, daughter of the late Russell and Betsy Klawuhn Sanders. She grew up in Lanz Corners (Toby Springs) and graduated from Smethport High School in 1975. She received her bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees in speech and audiology from Clarion University.
The committee planning the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration this summer is seeking more help.
Sue Holt, chairman of the committee, said additional volunteers are needed to supervise events planned during the week-long celebration.
SMETHPORT â€“ Dr. Eric Vey, a forensic pathologist in Erie, will continue to perform autopsies involving questionable deaths in McKean County.
State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) probably didn't realize he was opening a can of worms by proposing a single superintendent for all five school districts in McKean County.
The Kane Area High School Cheerleading team traveled to Cheer LTD Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past weekend and came home exceeding their goals they set out at the beginning of the season.Â
Kane senior Morgan Nicholson competed in the New Balance Indoor Nationals at the Armory in New York City last weekend. Nicholson was one of 41 girls from across the U.S. and Canada that qualified for the event.
Vincent N. "Vinny" Scarano, 50, of 623 Suismon Ave., Pittsburgh, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died early Sunday morning, March 16, 2014 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1963 in Ridgway, son of Julia Robinson Scarano and the late Nicholas Scarano.
He resided in Pittsburgh for the last 20 years.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1981. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He had worked at Treasure Lake in DuBois as a Time Share salesman. He had also worked for ZEP Cleaning Products.
Daniel Louis Pierotti, 84, a social justice activist, retired pastor and arts management consultant, died peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 surrounded by family.
Dan was born Oct. 27, 1929 in the nurturing embrace of his parents, the late Marion Becker Pierotti and the late Louis M. Pierotti, and their extended family community in rural Kane.
With the nearby Allegheny Mountains as his playground, Dan grew up enjoying outdoor activities, especially figure skating, and all manner of mischief with his older brothers Jack and Tom.