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February 26th, 2012

Kane wins bronze in robot car competition

February 27, 2012

A three-student team from the Kane Middle School has captured third place in robot car competition at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
The team includes Galicia Fryzlewicz, an eighth-grader; her brother, Gunnar Fryzlewicz, a sixth-grader; and Patrick Moore, an eighth-grader.
Each received a bronze medal. The school received a trophy. Kane competed against 10 other schools, mainly from the Pittsburgh area.
The robot car competition earlier this month was part of Engineering Week activities at the Carnegie Science Center.

February 24th

Marjorie A. Johnston

February 24, 2012

Marjorie A. Johnston, 85, formerly of Smithfield Avenue, Kane, died late Thursday evening, Feb. 23, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Oct. 29, 1926 in East Kane, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Julia A. Walters Eck. On June 8, 1962 in Kane, she married John E. Johnston, who died in 1992.
Mrs. Johnston was a babysitter in the area for many years.

American Refining Group is a story of success

February 24, 2012

Pessimism was blowing in the wind in March 1997 when the American Refining Group (ARG) acquired the former Kendall refinery in Bradford.
“Most gave us six months,” former ARG President and Chief Operating Officer Harvey Golubock said Friday.
Just how wrong were those doomsayers?
ARG survived a rough start financially and last year had “our best year ever,” Golubock said. Another “good year” is expected, he said.

February 23rd

Plans under way for auction at former school

February 23, 2012

Plans are being made to auction off surplus school equipment and other items now housed at the vacant Chestnut Street Elementary School in Kane.
The auction is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3. Public inspection of the auction items is expected to start about 9 a.m.
Corey Brown is the auctioneer hired by the Kane Area School District to conduct the sale. He is associated with Green Gable Village located on Route 219 in Great Valley, N.Y. just north of Salamanca. Green Gable Village is known as a multi-dealer shop for antiques.

Kane is 'honored' by nomination to national panel

February 23, 2012

Ken Kane said Thursday that he is "extremely honored" to be nominated for a seat on a newly-formed advisory committee on land management in U.S. national forests.
"I'm honored they would considered me qualified to serve on the committee," Kane said.
A 1977 graduate of Kane Area High School and a Kane borough resident, Kane has served as vice president of Keith Horn, Inc. consulting foresters since 1994.
He has worked for the Kane-based company since 1983,  a year after he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in forestry.

Criminal cases filed in Kane District Court

February 23, 2012

Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from court documents:
*Jarod T. Poulin, 21, of Cuba, N.Y. is charged with the possession of .95 of a gram of “Kryp2nite Original”—which “has been labeled as synthetic marijuana.”
The defendant also is charged with careless driving, following too closely, operating an unregistered vehicle and other violations.
Mt. Jewett Borough Police Officer Steve Hale placed the charges after stopping a silver 2002 Chevrolet Camaro driven east on Main Street (Route 6) in Mt. Jewett.

February 22nd

Joyce E. Peterson

February 22, 2012

Joyce E. Peterson, 80, of 8302 Route 6, near Kane, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor, where she recently resided.
Born Jan. 15, 1932 in Kane, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Edith Peterson Swedenhjelm. On Oct. 31, 1953 in Kane, she married Kenneth J. Peterson, who died Feb. 18, 1996.
She had worked at the Market Basket in Kane for 18 years, retiring as manager of the Ben Franklin department.

Agnese C. Giordano

February 22, 2012

Agnese C. Giordano, 88, of 66 Ann Lane, Bradford, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. 
She was born on Aug. 4, 1923 in Rome, Italy, a daughter of the late Emdis and Maria Fedechi Cagnoli.
On Jan. 28, 1946 she married John A. Giordano in Italy, who passed away on March 18, 1979.
She attended Catholic schools in Rome, Italy.
She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She was employed as a furrier for 36 years at the former S.K. Tate Furs and Fashion Land and later by the Bradford Era for 16 years.

Samuel Bobish

February 22, 2012

Samuel Bobish, 84, of 403 Lindholm Rd., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness. 
He was born on Jan 28, 1928 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Mike and Helen (Bosich) Bobish. He and Mildred, his wife of 57 years, were married on March 29, 1954 in Winchester, Va.
Mr. Bobish served in the Army during the Korean War and was as Purple Heart recipient. He retired from General Motors in Buffalo where he worked for 21 years, and prior to that he was employed as a supervisor for J & L Steel in Pittsburgh for 24 years.

Several criminal cases filed in Kane court

February 22, 2012

Several criminal cases have been filed in the office of Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Information on the following cases is from court documents:
*Travis C. Davidson, 29, of 2 Curtis Road Ext., Ludlow, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Kane Police Officer Bill Nichols filed the charges after stopping a 2004 black Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by the defendant on Welsh Street in Kane.
A test at Kane Community Hospital determined that Davidson’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .229 percent, more than double the legal limit.

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