September 12th, 2014
The Kane Lady Wolves again faced adversity as they battled with the Sheffield Wolverines but came up short in a 3-0 sweep, dropping them to a 1-3 record.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years.Â
More candidates are sought to fill a vacancy on the Kane School Board.
The board voted 6-0 Thursday to formally accept the resignation of school board member Gary Ziegler.
Board President Claire Ann Depto joined with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Tom Kerek, Susan Grolemund and Linda A. Anderson in accepting the resignation.
The state may be finally ready to reimburse the Kane Area School District for local funds used to help finance a 2008 school construction project.
The school district dipped into its reserves to come up with $7,759,741 as a local share for the $22.3-million project. The project included the construction a new elementary school and the renovation of the Kane Middle School.
Coach Dave Fitchâ€™s Sheffield Wolverines will make the short trip down Route 6 to Kane to take on the 2-0 Wolves tonight at Paul R Miller stadium. The Wolverines come into the game 0-2, having lost 48-0 to a tough Ridgway team in week one of the season and losing 68-0 to the state ranked Clarion Bobcats last Friday night.
The Kane boysâ€™ soccer team hung with the West Forest Fires on Thursday afternoon for 50 minutes but the Tionesta-based teamâ€™s depth wore the undermanned Wolves down and the visitors went on to post a 5-1 victory.
After opening their season with a win over Smethport and dropping a hard-fought 8-5 loss to Ridgway, the Wolves allowed an early goal as the Fire burned the Kane defense in the opening seconds on their first possession of the game.
The Kane boysâ€™ cross country team competed and placed 11th out of the 16 A and AA teams at the Red, White and Blue Invitational at Pittsburghâ€™s Schenley Park.
With a field of over 750 runners, Hunter Yasurek led the way for the Wolves placing 234th overall and running a time of 19:35. Next to finish was Chris Udovich, who competed for the first time on Saturday. Udovich completed the course in 20:13. Finishing next for the wolves was Andy Swartwood, who closed out his day in 20:43.
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RUSSELL CITY â€“ Multiple injuries have been reported in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the east intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township just east of Russell City.
Ridgway-based State Police investigated the accident, but had not filed a press release as of 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 1:40 p.m. with its rescue truck and eight firefighters. Highland Fire Police also responded, Fire Chief Bill Edinger said.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to use a portion of the township's Act 13 money to make a loan payment for the James City sewer system.
"It's perfectly legal," Supervisor Jim Wolfe said in commenting on the loan payment. He joined with Supervisors Paul Burton Sr. and Joe Milstead in approving the payment of $13,661, which is due today.
The financially-strapped Highland Township Municipal Authority oversees the water and sewer systems in James City.