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October 26th, 2014

Kane nurse is on U.S. team to fight Ebola virus

October 26, 2014

A Kane nurse is heading to Liberia to treat sick health care workers, including some who may have the Ebola virus disease.
Trisha Asel Wright of Kane is part of a team of 70-plus officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on the mission, according to Kate Migliaccio, master public health (MPH) with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

Homer Eugene Repine

October 26, 2014

Homer Eugene Repine, 87, of Weldbank, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Rouse Home following a lengthy illness.
Gene was born July 8, 1927, in Dayton, son of the late Homer H. and Callie N. Lydick Repine.

October 24th

Proposed law carries burdens, Kane scrap dealer claims

October 24, 2014

The only scrap dealer in Kane believes a proposed ordinance to regulate scrap sales would create unneeded burdens for his small business.
Jay Bednar, who operates Bednar Metals on Commons Alley in Kane with his father, John, said “paperwork” called for in the proposed ordinance would require the company to hire another person just to document and handle transactions.
McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn last month encouraged municipalities to adopt an ordinance that he contends would reduce metal thefts in the county.

Thompson, Strano Taylor debate at Red Fern

October 24, 2014

KERSEY – The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

October 23rd

Health of Kane Community Hospital improves, report shows

October 23, 2014

The health of Kane Community Hospital (KCH) is continuing to improve.
Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, highlighted the KCH accomplishments in his annual report to the Kane community. He outlined the report Thursday in a slideshow “powerpoint” presentation at CJ Spirits near Zook Motors.
More than 30 attended the forum, which is one of the “Business After Hours” programs sponsored by the Kane Area Development Center and Chamber of Commerce.

'Suicide-by-cop' defendant in Kane pleads 'no contest'

October 23, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane man who who wielded large knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt in May entered a "no contest" plea Thursday in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. before county court President Judge John Pavlock.
Walker remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail. 

Woodman's Reunion planned for Saturday

October 23, 2014

Loggers and sawmill workers of all ages from throughout the region are invited to attend a Woodman's Reunion taking place Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Social Center in St. Marys.
Organizers planned the event as a way for loggers from Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and surrounding counties to re-live times past and share stories of how logging got its start in rural Pa. From short wooders to the newly mechanized loggers, all are welcome.

October 22nd

Void in flights likely as Sun Air takes over local service

October 22, 2014

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP—As Sun Air Express prepares to take over passenger service at the Bradford Regional Airport, look for a possible two-month void in local commercial commuter flights.
Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Sun Air Express will be adding roundtrip flights to Pittsburgh International Airport “before the end of the year” from the Bradford Regional Airport. The commuter airline operates a fleet of Piper Navajo aircraft fitted with nine passenger seats.

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