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February 27th, 2014

McMurray continues to push the envelope at Rendezvous

February 27, 2014

RIDGWAY – On a bitterly cold and windy day in Ridgway, Cindy McMurray pours some gas in her chainsaw and prepares to continue working on a wood sculpture that breaks new ground in her carving career.
She normally enjoys carving human figures in dancers’ and lovers’ poses, but today she is carving a tree-shaped birdhouse that stands about six feet high.

February 26th

Legislators propose 1 school chief for county

February 27, 2014

Two local state legislators claim money could be saved by having just one superintendent for all five school districts in McKean County.
State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Marty Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said Wednesday that the time has come to at least study the cost-saving proposal.

Officials react to Pa. budget proposal

February 26, 2014

RIDGWAY – Despite no budget increase, Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2014-2015 state budget of $29.4 billion would hike spending by nearly $1 billion.
The proposal provides additional funding for Pre-K-12 education, but restricts funds in a way that will make it hard to restore cuts made to the classroom in recent years.

Newcomer Hager enjoying Rendezvous experience

February 26, 2014

Michael Hager of Leo, Ind. is enjoying his second Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
Hager, whose carving station is located along Center Street behind the Elk County Prison, is a relative newcomer to the art form.

Lady Wolves go up against Lady Lions in D9 AA semifinals

February 26, 2014

The Kane Lady Wolves will look to upset a higher seed for the second time this postseason in tonight’s District 9 AA semifinal game at Clarion University.

February 25th

For Dow, it's go big or go home

February 26, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, and the chainsaw carving art form itself has evolved over the years.
Many of the carvers convening in downtown Ridgway were once humble beginners, creating mushrooms and bears from random logs. The mantra of late, however, seems to be "Go big or go home," as carvers continuously try to get better and better, and take on projects of seemingly epic proportions.
A prime example is Scott Dow, owner of Animalistic Chainsaw Carving Studio along U.S. Route 6 in Corry.

Ken Baldwin is named as new county planner

February 25, 2014

SMETHPORT – Kenneth D. Baldwin of Bradford is the new McKean County planner.
Baldwin, 37, replaces Deborah Lunden, who has served as the county planner for over 26 years.

County prepares for upgrades at courthouse

February 25, 2014

SMETHPORT – Upgrades are planned in heating and air conditioning in sections of the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.

Ambulance meeting is canceled in Kane

February 25, 2014

A public meeting scheduled Thursday on the status of the Kane-based ambulance service has been canceled.
The meeting had been planned at the Kane Area Community Center.

County commissioners reject tax refund plea

February 25, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Keating Township man has lost his bid for a property tax refund from McKean County.
The county Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to deny the refund request filed by Matthew J. Foster of 2232 Moody Hollow in Keating Township.
Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane all voted against the request.

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