October 9th, 2012
BELLEFONTE â€“ "It's a story of betrayal."
This is how presiding Senior Trial Court Judge John Cleland of Kane labels the child sexual abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
BELLEFONTE â€“ The "Tickle Monster" will be going to prison, most likely for the remainder of his life.
Jerry Sandusky, 68, convicted in June of molesting 10 young boys over a 15-year period, was sentenced Tuesday to spend a minimum of 30 years in prison.Â
Senior Trial Judge John Cleland of Kane handed down the sentence at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
One of the victims who spoke in court Tuesday said Sandusky called himself the "Tickle Monster" in an alleged 1998 incident in a shower when the victim was only 11.Â
Rosemary L. Bloomquist, 89, of 324 Warren Rd., died, Monday, Oct. 8,2012, at WCA Hospital.
She was born May 14,1923 in Sargeant, the daughter of Philip and Christina Amitone Scutella.
She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Frewsburg.
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ soccer team came out of the gate quickly during Mondayâ€™s game against West Forest in Kane before dropping a 4-1 game.
Kane head coach Ernie Chamberlainâ€™s young squad has yet to get a win this season and the Wolvesâ€™ offense tried to put the pressure on the Fires early.
The Kane junior varsity football team jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 48-6 win over the visiting Smethport Hubbers on Monday night at Paul R Miller Stadium.
The Wolves, under the direction of Coach Mike Szymanski, had five different players score touchdowns in the win. Tyler Rolick put the home team on the scoreboard early with a 27-yard touchdown run, followed by an extra point kick by Dillon Mattis, who just finished a soccer game 10 minutes before kickoff.
Reserved handicapped parking on residential streets in Kane has been eliminated-- again.
The Kane Borough Council voted 5-2 Monday to repeal an ordinance covering residential handicap parking spaces.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwoman Janet Bard and Councilmen Harold Hallberg, Bill Tunall and Dennis Drost to repeal the ordinance adopted in June. Councilwoman Holly Harris and Councilman John Gentilman cast the lone negative votes.
The Kane Borough Council agreed Monday to terminate its part-time animal control officer-- Karen Klaiber-- and its holding kennel.
Beginning today, Kane residents are urged to contact the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Bradford to report to stray cats and dogs.
Councilman Harold Hallberg, chairman of council's Public Safety Committee, said an analysis shows that the borough is spending more than $7,000 a year on animal control.
SMETHPORTâ€”The McKean County Board of Commissioners didnâ€™t need to look far to find a new personnel director.
Kathy Roche, who has served as the director of the county Tax Claim Bureau for six years, now will also take on duties of the county personnel chief.
Roche has a desk in both offices, which are a few steps away from each other on the first floor of the county courthouse in Smethport.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, announced the selection of Roche for personnel director during a board meeting Monday at the courthouse.
SMETHPORT â€“ Preparations for the 2013 budget are under way in McKean County.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Monday that the board has been â€śscheduling meetingsâ€ť with department heads to look a budget requests for next year.
He said the budget meetings are with heads of the â€ślarger departments,â€ť which will have a major impact on the next spending plan for the county.
In action at the 13-minute meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport, the commissioners:
Zach Hadfield and Dawn Saquin were selected 2012 Kane Homecoming King and Queen. Saquin was announced as Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Wolves' 17-14 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Friday night, while Hadfield was crowned during Saturday night's Homecoming Dance. Nearly 300 students and guests attended the dance.