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June 4th, 2015

Kane student breaks own record for reading books

June 5, 2015

Just 13 years old, Madison Lister already is the most prolific reader in the history of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program at the Kane Middle School.
She's simply a fanatic when it comes to reading books.
"I just really love to read," Lister said. "Reading takes you places you really can't go."
Lister just completed the seventh grade at the Kane Middle School by reading her 100th book during the school year.
See full article in the June 5 edition of The Kane Republican.

June 3rd

Tie to be broken in Highland supervisor's race

June 4, 2015

JAMES CITY – A tie has been declared in the May 19 primary election for the Republican nomination for a six-year term as supervisor in Highland Township.
According to Elk County Director of Elections Kim Frey, Eugene Brown and Mike Detsch, both of James City, each received 24 votes for supervisor in the Republican primary.
Frey said Detsch won at the polling place in James City by a margin of 20-13. She said Brown won at the polling place in Highland, 11-4.

Police seek information on fatal motorcycle accident

June 4, 2015

LANTZ CORNERS – State Police are seeking public input as they investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident on Route 646 near Cyclone in Keating Township.
Police have recovered a silver Ford R-350 pickup truck that allegedly struck the rear of a Harley Davidson motorcycle at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The collision killed Dakota Lee Heinaman, 20, who reportedly was slowing down on his motorcycle to pull into a residence he shared with his mother, Dawn.

June 2nd

Hale takes over as chief deputy

June 2, 2015

RIDGWAY – The current head of the Mt. Jewett Police Department has found a whole new meaning to the word “chief.”
After losing full-time status as police chief in Mt. Jewett thanks to a 7-0 council vote that caused Steve Hale to lose his medical benefits in December 2014, Hale is now the chief deputy of the Elk County Sheriff’s Department. He replaces current Sheriff Theresa Merrit, who filled the dual role for seven to eight months.

Forest Alliance program sheds light on funding cuts

June 2, 2015

If Allegheny National Forest (ANF) land could be taxed at just $4.50 per acre, the Kane Area School District would receive $478,000 in tax revenue.
That's more than triple the amount the school district expects to receive this year under a formula based on revenue from timber sales.
This scenario is part of a slide-show presentation developed by Allegheny Forest Alliance (AFA) to shed light on the steep "forestry" revenue cuts for schools and townships within the 500,000-acre ANF.

Commissioners open bids for courthouse HVAC work

June 2, 2015

SMETHPORT – The second phase of a project is coming to improve air quality inside the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
Acting at a special meeting Tuesday, county Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane opened two bids for the work-- heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).
The base bids include:
*MJ Mechanical, Tonawanda, N.Y., $477,288.
*Mazza Mechanical, Olean, N.Y., $499,000.
Each bidder also submitted proposals for four optional additions to the base work.
See full article in the June 3 edition of The Kane Republican.

June 1st

Mt. Jewett to pay $2,500 as share of facade design work

June 1, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Borough Council agreed Monday to contribute $2,500 for a project to set facade "design guidelines" for properties along Main Street in the borough.
Council President Chuck Paar endorsed the appropriation along with Councilmen Brett Morgan, John Keesee, Wil Antrim and Don Martyna. Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilman Rod Danielson did not attend the meeting.
Under the project, the firm of Derck & Edson Associates of Lititz, Pa. is preparing guidelines for both Mt. Jewett and Smethport.
See full article in the June 2 edition of The Kane Republican.

Charge added in alleged Kane baby injury case

June 1, 2015

A Kane man faces another felony charge for alleging injuring his 3-month-old daughter.
Todd Robert Long, 25, of 400 Oak St., Kane, now faces four charges, including three felonies.
According to court documents, Long "did attempt to cause or did intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to Long," his 3-month-old daughter.
The baby sustained "bleeding to the brain in two different locations, left side face bruising and right side of the buttocks bruising," according to court documents.

April School of Dance presents Cruisin'

June 1, 2015

ST. MARYS – April School of Dance would like to invite you on another high-energy, spectacular journey of dance, except this year they’re taking you by boat. The 23rd annual show "Cruisin'" will be held Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at the St. Marys Area High School auditorium.
April Cush, owner and director of the studio, said this show is something she’s been dreaming of putting on for awhile. She wanted to incorporate songs that represented different cruise locations and said "let’s just go."
See full article in the June 2 edition of The Kane Republican.

Daytime presence of local police is waning in Mt. Jewett

June 1, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Looking for a daytime police officer in Mt. Jewett?
Put in a call for the State Police.
Steve Hale, the chief of police in Mt. Jewett, and Mike Henry, the top backup police officer, both hold full-time daytime jobs outside the borough.
Attempts have failed to find other policemen to work in Mt. Jewett on a part-time basis.
"My hands are tied," Mayor Melissa McGuire said Monday. "We can't find part-time police officers."
The Mt. Jewett police coverage situation changed earlier this year after council voted 7-0 in December to set new guidelines for the police department.

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