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July 16th, 2014

Highland supervisor suggests township 'nepotism policy'

July 16, 2014

Highland Township Chairman James Wolfe seemed to stir up a hornet’s nest near the end of Wednesday evening’s regular monthly meeting when he asked residents for their opinion on the adoption of a possible township nepotism policy.
Response from the nearly two dozen residents in attendance was immediate and, in large part, negative, as some residents voiced their opinion that such a policy should have been enacted a long time ago. No motion was made to pass such a proposal as residents offered opinions as to why Wolfe brought up the subject.

KARE looking for benefactors

July 16, 2014

The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise is looking for 100 people to donate $1,000 or more in one month. KARE is taking on projects that will help Kane and our community. KARE is a 501c3 organization whose goal is to help revitalize our town and help it continue to grow. One hundred percent of all donations will go toward improvements.
Anyone contributing $1,000 or more will be recognized in the “founding members” tribute located at the future site of the uptown amphitheater. This project is underway and the KARE board members would like to have it completed by 2015.

July 15th

Reported drilling plans draw ire

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – 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.

Pisani trial on drug charges begins

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – 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.

Kane Tornadoes hold flag football competition

July 15, 2014

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,

July 15, 2014

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.
Ron 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 Service near Marshburg, the McKean Co. Landfill and later at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Kane, each for several years.

July 14th

Kane to get new computer system, usage policy

July 14, 2014

The members of Kane Borough Council heard a report from Steve Zwerin, a member of the Borough’s Information Technology Committee regarding the need to purchase a new computer system within the next few months.

Hamilton Twp. supervisors discuss Post Office

July 14, 2014

The Hamilton Township supervisors discussed an upcoming meeting regarding the curtailing of hours at the Ludlow Post Office at Monday morning’s 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.

Lantz Corners sewer construction project nearly complete

July 14, 2014

The Hamlin Township supervisors heard Daniel Slagle, the engineer of the Lantz Corners Sewer Construction Project tell them that it is approximately “94 percent complete.”
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 “notice to connect” letters. Affected homeowners will have to complete the application, submit the $750 fee per EDU and have their hookups inspected.

Ronald E. Benson

July 14, 2014

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.

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