February 4th, 2015
Plans have been dropped for the construction of a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A developer from Ohio intended to build the restaurant at 300 N. Fraley St. at the site of the Mountain Motor Sports in Kane.
However, the developer announced in emails Tuesday that the project would not move forward.
"I am sending you this email to inform you that our client has decided not to proceed with construction of the McDonald's in Kane," Brian L. Searcy said in an email obtained by the Kane Republican.Â
LaDawn Silvis, a Kane High School senior, is very emotional when it comes to her passion-- cosmetology.
She is one of more than 30 Kane High students to attend trade courses at the Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany.
When Silvis was selected to represent the entire center at the recent SkillsUSA cosmetology competition in New Castle, she said she was "so excited I cried."
âSafetyâ is believed to be the underlying reason Kane coach Dave Kiehl pulled the Kane High girls basketball team off the court to forfeit its game Tuesday evening at Brockway.
With 2:39 left to play in the game and Brockway leading 51-32, Kiehl called the Lady Wolves to the bench and declined to continue playing. The loss will go down as a 2-0 forfeit loss, according to sources familiar with the regulations.
Marilyn Blackmore is a founder and chairman of Kane's largest annual attraction-- the Art in the Wilds held in June each year at Evergreen Park.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce has recognized her tireless volunteer efforts for the event by naming her as its Citizen-of-the-Year.
She will be honored at the Chamber banquet to be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Kane Fire Hall.
The Chamber has selected Dyne Excavating as its Business-of-the-Year. Steve Dyne and his wife, Kerri also will be honored at the banquet.
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics such as road materials, road projects and road salt.
But the longest discussion at the 55-minute meeting covered the use of three cellphones assigned to the road crew.
The township spends $112 per month for three cellphones for use by full- and part-time workers in the road department.
RIDGWAY â Two of the four co-defendants charged in August 2014 in a criminal conspiracy for the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts, pleaded guilty Monday to charges at Elk County Court.
Last month the Kane boys basketball team traveled to Brockway and was blown out, 63-33.
Kane hosted Brockway in its next-to-the-last game Tuesday and lost by just five points, 43-38.
It was another in a series of narrow defeats for the Wolves.
"We have to find a way to win these close games," second-year Kane coach Matt Gasbarre said after the slim loss. "We need to learn from this."
Bob Gaetano began work Monday as the new superintendent for the Kane Area School District.
Escorted by School Board President Claire Ann Buckley, Gaetano visited virtually every classroom in the elementary school, the middle school and the high school.
âI am receiving a fabulous welcome,â Gaetano said as he toured the high school. He said the warm greetings from students, faculty and administrators are âbeyond words.â
âItâs more than I expected,â he said in commenting on the reception he received Monday.
MT. JEWETT â The 450 water customers in Mt. Jewett currently should boil their water used for drinking and cooking.
But, despite this temporary inconvenience, the customers won't be receiving a break on their water bills.
The bills still will be based on usage.
According to Borough Council President Chuck Paar, some customers believe they should receive a cut in their water bills because of a "boil water" advisory.
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders added to their great finishes this season with defending their titles at Champion Cheer Central Hard Rockinâ Nationals in Cleveland this past Sunday.