February 16th, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon marks the move of the Kane Community Hospital's Home Health Care program to an office building at 198 N. Fraley St.
The site is on the east side of Fraley Street (Route 6) opposite the former Shady Point Restaurant.
"Our new location will give us better visibility and curb appeal," Gary Rhodes said. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital and vice president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot.
The Kane hospital is the first affiliate of the Hamot Medical Center in Erie. Hamot now is part of UPMC.
A Kane man has waived his preliminary hearing in Kane District Court on a burglary charge, which is a felony.
John Derrick Morrison, 28, of 7031 Route 6 Kane, allegedly broke the rear door of a residence at 333 Chase St., Apt. 1, Kane, to gain entry.
Maranda Ackley, who lives at the residence, told police the defendant was "not welcome there," court documents show.
Morrison had been sent to the county jail, but now is free on $25,000 (unsecured) bail pending his appearance in McKean County Court.
Kane Police Officer Bill Nichols placed the charges.
Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.
A Kane woman faces 84 felony charges linked with the alleged theft of funds from the Kane Day School at the Tabor Lutheran Church.
Ashley Nicole Wilson, 26, of 615 Maple St., Kane, allegedly took $13,377.31 in funds while serving as the treasurer of the pre-school program.
She has been arraigned before Kane District Judge Dave Engman, who set bail at $10,000 (unsecured).
Wilson is scheduled to appear today in Central Court at the courthouse in Smethport to either waive a preliminary hearing or request a hearing before Engman.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Another application is being filed this month for PennVEST funding for the long-planned Lantz Corners sewer project.
In a report Monday to the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors, engineer Dan Slagle of Pittsburgh said the application is expected to be considered at the PennVEST meeting in April.
PennVEST is the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, which provides funding for municipal activities such as sewer projects.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners plans to take advantage of historically low interest rates and roll over the balance of bonds issued in 2007.
Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane gave the green light to refinance the bonds that totaled $4.6 million when issued. The amount to be refinanced is somewhat lower because the county already has made payments on the loans.
The bonds were issued, in part, to pay for courthouse improvements and for the construction of the county-owned Galico Bridge in Keating Township.
Joyce M. Wallin, 85, formerly of Sheffield and Ludlow, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Warren Manor.
Born June 10, 1926, in Wildcat, she was a daughter of Olgar and Elna Olson Wallin.
Ms. Wallin was a member of Moriah Lutheran Church in Ludlow and also belonged to the American Legion AuxiliaryÂ and the Wildcat Park Auxiliary.
She was the owner/operator of Joyceâ€™s Beauty Shop and at different times had worked at New Process in Warren and Grabowskiâ€™s in Sheffield.
HAZEL HURST â€“ After months of discussion on the issue, the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to approve a request from Shell for a waiver in the Stormwater Management Ordinance (SMO).
Board Chairman Don Compton joined with Supervisors Guy Raught and Joni Britton to approve the waiver for a proposed pipeline and meter station linked with a Marcellus Shale natural gas well drilled by the Shell Exploration and Production Company.
Ned J. Kopp, 80, of 313 Welsh St., Kane, formerly of St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 14, 1931 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late William C. and Caroline E. Weber Kopp.Â On June 6, 1964 in Emporium, he married Marilyn M. Haviland, who died July 4, 2011.
Ned was a mechanic for Airco Speer in St. Marys for many years.Â He served in the U.S. Army after WWII and during the Korean War, andÂ was part of the St. Marys Serviceman's Detail.
A Kane cosmetologist is volunteering to help local cancer patients through a national public service program known as â€śLook Goodâ€¦Feel Better.â€ť
Becky Gallagher Vogel, who operates Beckyâ€™s Boutique at 439 Biddle St., Kane, will conduct the first local workshop Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for female cancer patients.
The free Valentineâ€™s Day forum will be held in a conference room on the second floor of Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of Hamot/UPMC.