January 18th, 2015
Robert L. Jones, 83, of 100 High Point Dr. and formerly of 326 Chase St., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Johnsonburg, he was a son ofÂ the late Lawrence and Gertrude Zilkofski Jones. He was married to Jean Hurley Jones who preceded him in death in 1999.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Before his retirement, he was employed by Stackpole.
Kimberly Ann Spicer, 45, of Marienville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at UPMC Hamot.
She was born July 8, 1969, in Erie. On June 24, 1989, in Kane, Andy Spicer and Kimberly wed. She was the daughter ofÂ Robert and Lavina Curtis Carlson of Kane.
Kimberly was a medical assistant for the Warren Medical Group. She was a member of the Word of Grace Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Tionesta.
Mike Beane has plowed snow for the borough of Kane for 38 years.
During his long career, he has heard annual criticism from residents and borough officials alike about the plowing of snow.
Beane, who has headed the borough Streets Department for the past five years, refuses to have a "melt-down" over the complaints.
"I take it all with a grain of salt," Beane said Friday in commenting on the snowplowing criticism aired Monday at a public meeting of the Kane Borough Council. "Every year, we hear complaints. If I let it bother me, I would have had a heart attack a long time ago."
BRADFORD â€“ A Bradford businessman is charged with murder in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Stephen Daniel Stidd, 62, of 725 E. Main St., Bradford, is accused of criminal homicide in the death of Melvin Daniel Bizzarro, 43.
According to the criminal complaint filed with Bradford District Court Judge Dom Cercone, Stidd shot Bizzarro about 9:30 a.m. Friday behind Togiâ€™s Restaurant at 412 E. Main St., Bradford.
A fire-damaged house at 432 Tionesta Ave. in Kane was demolished Friday.
Brian Owens Excavating of Clearfield demolished the two-story house, which was extensively damagedÂ by a fire Nov. 7. Debris was hauled to the Casella landfill in Hutchins.
Holly Lubert Gausman is the owner of the house and property. She and her four children were not home when the fire erupted at the house at Tionesta Avenue at Maple Street in the borough.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.
The visiting Brockway Lady Rovers outscored the Kane Lady Wolves 18-7 in the fourth quarter to rally for 44-38 win on Friday night. The difference in the game came at the free throw line where the Lady Rovers made 14 of 22 attempts while the Lady Wolves only went to the line four times in the game, sinking three.
Both teams struggled offensively early with the home team holding a 6-5 lead after one quarter of play. Senior Taylor Morgan made two jumpers in the period while Sydney Dyne scored the Lady Wolvesâ€™ other first quarter points on a fast break basket from Camryn Cummings.
A developer from Ohio reportedly still is interested in building a new McDonaldâ€™s restaurant at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
However, an incomplete list of documents is holding up approval from the McKean County Planning Commission.
Speaking at a commission meeting earlier this week, Assistant County Planner Laura Lord said the developer has yet to provide a land survey with the required â€śprofessionalâ€ť stamp.
Picture a movie premiere, a grand old theater, lots of actors, friends and family of those involved. No, itâ€™s not Hollywood or New York City, itâ€™s Warren, where the latest Sean Perry Productions movie will premiere on Saturday night.
"The Homebodies" will be the highlight of a Sean Perry Productions triple feature held Saturday evening at Warrenâ€™s Struthers Library Theatre. The film is in the horror genre, a favorite of the writer/director, Kane resident Sean Perry.
JAMES CITY â€“ Jim Wolfe of Russell City has been re-elected as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Paul Burton Sr. of James City is the vice chairman.
They were selected earlier this month when the board held its annual reorganizational meeting at the township building in James City.
Joe Milstead of James City is the third supervisor on the board.