September 16th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman will spend more than 11 years in state prison as the admitted at-fault driver in a head-on collision that killed six persons last year on Route 219 near Lantz Corners.
Speaking Tuesday morning prior to her sentencing in McKean County Court in Smethport, Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane said â€śI take responsibility for my actionsâ€ť in the crash that killed her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a close-knit St. Marys family.
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with heroin trafficking and placed in Elk County Prison as a result of an investigation conducted by the City Police and the Attorney General's office.
Officers, agents and members of the North Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant shortly after 6 p.m. Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. where a large amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia was seized.
The following individuals were arrested and charged:
Rose Campbell, president of Penn Highlands Elk, provided a progress update to county officials Tuesday morning regarding the expansion of the healthcare facility.
"We've had some very good things happening recently and through our recruitment team we've added several physicians to our staff," she said. "Things have been very well received thus far. Both Dr. Gorlowski and Dr. Ali have connected so they'll have good pediatric support for our area.
"We're looking for opportunities to position them in other communities as well, so once we get Dr. Tosh here, we'll figure that out."
A memorial service will be held for Larry Keyser, of Division Street Extension in Mt. Jewett, who died on Aug. 24, 2014, at the Mt. Jewett American Legion on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Cam Mealy, pastor of the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Paul E. Mallery, 55, of Hudsonville, Mich., died Saturday Sept. 13, 2014.
Born March 16, 1959, he was a son of John L. and Jean E. Wormuth Mallery. On Nov. 22, 1986, in Watertown, N.Y., he married Tina Orvis, who survives. They were married 27 years.
His caring, compassionate heart, sense of humor, and willingness to always listen, touched the lives of many.Â Memories of his singing, prayer, fun and laughter will always be cherished as well as his mission to show people his love of savior and help them experience the kingdom through his selfless actions and teachings.
The Kane Blight Committee is planning demolition projects-- starting with a fire-damaged building at 318 Chase St.
The committee is under the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), which is a division of the Kane Area Development Center headed by Erin Vassallo.
"KARE has held fundraisers and will continue to do so to benefit blight removal and other ongoing community projects," Vassallo said. She said the Kane Rotary Club has allocated $20,000 to the blight fight in Kane.
The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the St. Marys Lady Dutch on Monday afternoon in soccer action. The visitors controlled the action for most of the game and left town with a 3-0 win.
The Lady Wolves had a scoring chance early when Tori Schleicher made a nice run down field and passed across to Galicia Fryzlewicz, but the juniorâ€™s shot was wide of the net.
LUDLOW â€“ The new Veterans Memorial for Hamilton Township will be dedicated on Veteransâ€™ Dayâ€”Tuesday, Nov. 11.
State, county and local officials have been invited to participate in the dedication ceremony at 11 a.m.
The memorial is located near the rear gate at the Wetmore Road entrance to Wildcat Park in Ludlow.
The memorial features 652 memorial bricks, a large monument and flagpoles for the flying of the American, state and POW/MIA flags. Benches will be added.
ERIE â€“ Three defendants in a â€śwhistle-blowerâ€ť lawsuit filed seven years ago in U.S. District Court in Erie are seeking to have their legal fees paid by the unsuccessful plaintiffâ€”Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
The defendantsâ€™ legal fees total nearly $3 million, according a report in the Saturday edition of the Erie Times-News.
Marjorie E. Anderson, 93, of 501 Greendale Rd., Kane, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 2, 1921 in Advance Mills, Va., she was the daughter of W.O. and Bertha Dickerson Estes.
On May 11, 1948 in Atlantic, Va., she married Ben W. Anderson, who died in 1998.
Marjorie graduated from the University of Virginia Nursing School and had worked as a registered nurse. SheÂ was a member ofÂ the First Church of God in Kane.