Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
While local officials are trying not to cause a panic with Ridgway residents, the fact remains the same: with two unexplained fires less than three weeks apart being deemed arson cases, the unease has set in.
"The two that we've had in three weeks, we have an issue," said Ridgway fire chief John Wygant. "I don't want to elaborate on it because I don't want to create a problem in the community, and I don't want to cause a panic or have people running, buying guns and shooting people. We can't have that.
Students taught by Debbie Lenaway may see their teacher more often outside the classroom than in school.
Lenaway spends much of her spare time watching her students perform in concerts or in sporting events such as Little League baseball or youth soccer.
âI sit with the parents in the bleachers,â Lenaway said. âOf course, I have to cheer for players on both teams on the field.â
The "Zero Sort" program offered by Casella Waste Systems has led to a 30-percent increase in recycling in Kane, a company spokesman said Monday.
Stephanie Runser, the general manager of the Olean, N.Y. Hauling Division that includes company bins in Kane, Smethport and Bradford, said "Zero Sort" is popular because residents no longer need to separate their recyclables.
She said Kane area residents are encouraged to deposit plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard and paper in any one of the six recycling bins in Kane.
Despite a smokey fire early Saturday, Corban's Temple Roller Skating Rink in Kane is open on its usual schedule.
Lori McClain who owns the business with her husband, Ivan, said Monday that skating would be held Wednesday at the "usual" time of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
She said the rink also would be open for its weekend schedule---Â 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The rink also accepts bookings for private parties on Tuesdays and Thursday, McClain said.
There once was a time when many priests led a secluded life and stayed "home" within their own church.
They said daily and Sunday Mass and tended to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. But they seldom took part in civic activities outside the church.
The Rev. Philip A. Pinczewskiâfondly known as âFather Philââis part of a growing breed of priests and other religious leaders who are taking a very active role in the community.
Patrick Anderson of Kane isnât resting on his laurels after winning the pole vault for the second consecutive year in the state championship track and field meet.
He set the Class AA record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches in the state meet.
Anderson, who holds the Kane school record at 16 feet, 4 ÂŸ inches in the pole vault, is setting his sights on lofty goalsâeven a shot at a future Olympics.
âRight now, Iâm trying to clear 17 feet in a meet,â Anderson said. âIâve done it in practice.â
JAMES CITY â The Highland Township sewage enforcement officer (SEO) has expanded his services to include work under the new stormwater management ordinance.
In a letter discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, SEO Russ Braun of St. Marys said he now is a "certified" stormwater inspector.
"This certification meets the requirements for me to perform municipal reviews and inspections of stormwater management activities as required by the recently adopted stormwater ordinance." Braun said in his letter to the supervisors.
LUDLOW â The South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow is considered a âhigh priorityâ for maintenance.
This is the label listed for the bridge in a report from inspectors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Hamilton Township, owner of the bridge, now is under the gun to make repairs as early as this month, according to the report.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, issued the critical report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run.
South Hillside Avenue is near the Ludlow Post Office on the west end of town.
Diplomas were awarded Friday to 60 graduating seniors at the 122nd commencement for Kane High School.
The program at the packed high school auditorium featured the presentation of more than $80,000 in scholarships.
State Senior Judge John Cleland, a 1965 Kane High graduate who has lived in Kane most of his life, delivered the commencement address.
In his remarks, entitled âUnfinished Business,â Cleland told the graduates they are âlucky to have grown up in a small town.â
Tom Cecchetti may be ending a 36-year career as a popular physical education teacher in Kane, but he isnât quite ready to give up coaching track.
âI plan on being the boysâ track coach again next spring,â Cecchetti said as he winds up his career as a high school teacher and school district athletic director.
âI still have that passion to watch our kids excel,â he said. âI love to watch our kids progress. Iâm definitely hooked.â
Cecchetti has built a reputation as one the most successful high school track coaches in Pennsylvania.