August 14th, 2014
The Kane School Board will be seeking outside assistance as it moves forward in its search for a new school district superintendent.
Acting at a meeting Thursday, the board voted 8-1 to solicit the help of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) in its search.
Board President Claire Ann Depto joined with board members Dick Coleman, Tom Kerek, Krista Jamerson, Susan Grolemund, Gary Ziegler, Keith Hastings and Linda A. Anderson in approving a search agreement with the PSBA.
The cost is $10,900.Â
Tom Kerek has only been on the Kane School Board for three months, but he's showing that he's not afraid to stick his head in a sticky controversy.
Kerek last month approached Gov. Tom Corbett and asked: "Where's the money the state owes the Kane School District?"
Speaking Thursday at a school board meeting, Kerek said he attended a public forum in Ridgway that featured Corbett.
When the public was invited to speak to the governor one-on-one, Kerek was there with his question.
HORTON TWP. â€“ A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.
According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.
The bartender, whose name has not yet been released, attempted to get Carlson to leave the bar, and while he was standing near the open doorway, Carlson reportedly shot the bartender multiple times with a pistol.
Kane area residents always have generously responded to calls to donate items that will be sent to local soldiers deployed overseas.
Another plea is being made.
A "Troop Support Drop-off" is set from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at 95 Wetmore Ave. in Kane.
Persons do not even need to leave their vehicles as they pull up Saturday to drop off items at the VFW. Volunteers will be out front to collect items and donations.
Drilling companies no longer are banging on the door to buy Kane sewage effluentâ€”the discharge from the Kinzua sewage treatment plant.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority obtained a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to sell the effluent to companies drilling Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in the area.
However, the authority first must spend about $400,000 to revamp the plant to load the effluent onto water trucks, according to Phil Lingenfelter, sewage treatment plant operator in Kane.
JAMES CITY â€“ The upcoming paving of Pennsylvania Avenue in James City may require a detour.
The Highland Township Board of Supervisors discussed the project Wednesday at a meeting at the township building in James City.
Jim Wolfe, chairman of the board, said the planning of a detour and "traffic control" would be the responsibility of the contractor-- IA Construction of Franklin.
Jared Klinger, 22, of 2 North Hillside Ave., Ludlow, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
MT. JEWETT â€“Â Even though the Lantz Corners Sewer District is virtually complete, connections to the Mt. Jewett sewage system will be delayed until a payment issue can be resolved.
An agreement adopted more than a decade ago calls for Hamlin Township to make a one-time payment of $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority before sending Lantz Corners sewage to the Mt. Jewett treatment plant.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is saving money when defendants in criminal cases perform community service instead of spending time in jail.
According to a 2013 report on the Good Growing Gardens (3G) program, the county last year saved $185,445 because defendants performed 10,210 hours of community service in lieu of serving 2,853 days in the county jail near Smethport.
County President Judge John Pavlock presented the 2013 report Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.Â
Entering its 14th year of operation, Mark Sirianni Watch Repair in Kane has welcomed a fresh face when son Tom joined the business as an apprentice in July.
With the addition, Tom Sirianni becomes a third generation watchmaker in a legacy that dates back to 1947 when his grandfather Joseph Sirianni, along with Joeâ€™s brother Louis, opened Sirianni Brothers Jewelers.