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October 20th

Scientists discuss oak regeneration at Kane forum

October 20, 2011

Three scientists studying oak regeneration in Pennsylvania spoke Thursday at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at the Kane Country Club.
The speakers included Dr. Patrick Brose, a research forester at the U.S. Forest Service lab in Irvine near Warren, and Dr. Gary Miller and Dr. Kurt Gottschalk, both based at the U.S. Forest Service research facility in Morgantown, W.Va.
More than 100 area professionals foresters attended the forum, which is held twice a year in Kane. Forestry students from Penn State University also attended the program

Donachy found guilty of murder

October 20, 2011

Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys has been found guilty of second degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A 12-member Butler County jury concluded their deliberations Thursday morning at approximately 10:20 a.m. when Elk County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Richard Masson announced the a verdict had been reached inside the Elk County Courthouse.

October 19th

VFW needs van drivers to transport local vets

October 19, 2011

The King David Post 1132 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kane is seeking volunteer drivers for its transport van.
The VFW uses a seven-passenger Ford van to provide free transportation for Kane area military veterans to Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and clinics.
The volunteer drivers do not need to be veterans themselves. However, the drivers are required to undergo training and medical tests. They also need to have annual flu shots.

October 18th

College class project is seeking input on trails

October 18, 2011

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students and their professor came to Kane Tuesday to gather input from Kane and Mt. Jewett residents on the role of trails in boosting the local economy.
Dr. William "Billy" Schumann, assistant professor of anthropology at the college, spoke at the 100-minute forum at the Kane Area Community Center along with three students in his Applied Anthropology class. The students included Jenna Oyler, a senior from Kane, and senior Ryan Crowley and junior Mara Kloss of Bradford.

October 17th

Hamlin Twp. considers adding tax on workers

October 17, 2011

HAZEL HURST – The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors is considering the addition of a tax on persons who work at jobs in the township.
The Local Services Tax (LST)—formerly known as the Emergency Municipal Services (EMS) tax—is allowed under state law and is assessed by several area municipalities.
The maximum tax permitted by law is $52 a year-- $1 per week.
Those earning $12,000 or less a year can apply for a full tax refund.
The proposed tax would not affect retired persons living in the township.

October 16th

AmeriCorps assigns 3 to Kane School District

October 16, 2011

AmeriCorps—called “a domestic Peace Corps”—has assigned three local women to tutor and mentor students in the Kane Area School District.
The three include:
*Kathleen Prosperi of Kane, who is based at the high school.
*Ashley Mix of Mt. Jewett, who is assigned to the elementary school.
*Kathy Long of Kane, who works with students at the middle school and elementary schools.
“All three are full-time AmeriCorps volunteers,” Dr. Maryann Anderson, Kane school superintendent, said. “It’s a wonderful program.”

October 13th

Credit Union moves to new office on Fraley Street

October 13, 2011

The Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union has completed its move to its new office at 211 S. Fraley St. at West Hemlock Avenue in Kane.
The new site formerly housed Kane Monuments, which closed its local operations in 2008.
The Credit Union has operated in Kane since 2005 in space it rented at 22 Greeves St. near Summit Drive.
Patty Shaffer, the manager of the Kane office of the Mountain Laurel Credit Union, said earlier this year that the local office needed more space.

October 12th

Ads to be sold for fence at Santilli Field in Kane

October 13, 2011

Santilli Field in Kane soon will resemble a Major League Baseball park.
The Kane Borough Council agreed Monday to allow the school’s All-Sports Booster Club to sell advertising banners for display on the outfield fence at Santilli Field on Hacker Street.
Larry Smith of Kane, the vice president of the Booster Club, and Steve Peterson of Mt. Jewett, a board member, told council the advertising banners would raise money for improvements at the baseball field.
“This will really help a lot,” Peterson said in his presentation to council.

Hamlin again tables waiver for Shell project

October 13, 2011

HAZEL HURST – The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors has again tabled a request for a waiver in its stormwater management ordinance for a Marcellus Shale gas well project.
Penn  Environmental and Remediation (Penn E&R) of Pittsburgh is seeking the waiver for a project linked with a Shell well site off Detrick Road in Wetmore Township.
According to Penn E&R, the project calls for the construction of a 100x100-foot pad for a “metering station” and a four-inch pipeline.

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