Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
When the economy took a turn for the worst after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, bilingual reporter Kimberly Garcia knew she needed to begin again.
Because of a nationwide shortage of nurses and her own personal experience with midwives, Garcia, 45, enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland as a nursing and nurse-midwifery student.
Immediately, Garcia realized she had found her calling in one of the oldest professions in the world.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents filed with the court:
*Scott Tyler Fiero, 22, of 120 N. Fraley St., Kane, is charged with possession of marijuana for personal use, drug paraphernalia (glass smoking device), driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, careless driving, unsafe movement when entering traffic, operating a vehicle with a cracked windshield, failure to wear a seat belt and various other vehicle code infractions.
State Police Trooper Matthew Petrof placed the charges.
The new Family Dollar store on North Fraley Street in Kane is now open for business.
The store, which carries a wide variety of merchandise and groceries, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The store is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The official grand-opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Family Dollar is planning several special events Saturday in conjunction with the grand opening of the store.
Each of the first 50 customers Saturday will receive a $5 Family Dollar gift card. Shoppers who spend at least $25 will receive a $5 discount.
A doctor who until recently had a Kane office is under investigation for several allegations, including trading prescription drugs for sex.
Dr. Thomas Radecki, a psychiatrist who earlier this year opened an office at 55 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane, is the target of an investigation by the state Attorney General's office.
The Kane office now is closed. Investigators obtained a search warrant and explored the ground-level office late last month.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The weight limit on the Kasson Road bridge in Hamlin Township will be lowered from 26 tons to 22 tons.
Township Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton discussed the lower weight limit at their board meeting last week.Â
In a letter to the supervisors, Derek Miller said the bridge â€śis not posted according to the most recent load rating analysis.â€ť
Work is under way on the installation of a new eight-inch water main on Hemlock Avenue in Kane.
The Pennsylvania American Water Company, which provides water service to Kane, is replacing a four-inch cast-iron water main that was originally installed in 1899.
Mealy Excavating and Construction of Tionesta is the contractor for the project.
Due to the work, traffic flow on Hemlock Avenue is restricted to one-lane. â€śFlaggersâ€ť are posted at both ends of the construction zone to control traffic.
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ Local residents need to step to the plate and coordinate efforts to develop a trail over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
Without a local organization enthusiastically behind the proposal, the "Rails To Trails" concept won't happen.
This is the message delivered Wednesday by state and county officials during a presentation at the Barrel House Restaurant at Lantz Corners.
The Mt. Jewett Rotary Club hosted the forum.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors appears pleased so far with work by Seneca Resources to upgrade township roads.
Speaking at a board meeting Wednesday, Supervisor Charlie Vaughn said Seneca has "double tar-and-chipped" Pig's Ear Road from the Shriner's Club to Four Corners.
"We have a high-speed road," Vaughn said in describing the improvements to the dirt road off Routes 66/948.
Vaughn, who also serves as the township roadmaster, said Seneca also has installed blacktop on sections of the road in Sackett.
There still is daily activity at the skate/bike park in Kane despite deteriorated conditions that are expected to remain indefinitely.
The Kane Borough Council at this time has no plans-- and no money-- to again repair the facility built in 2004.
Speaking at a meeting last week, Council President Howard Kane said a fundraising drive would be the only way to come up with money to fix the popular recreational site.
The borough in 2004 used $31,818 from a federal community development block grant (CDBG) to buy materials for the skate/bike facility at Glenwood Park on Hacker Street.
HAZEL HURST -- Road issues dominated the discussion Monday at the monthly meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
The talk included several heated verbal exchanges between the supervisors and among the residents at the forum.
Here are some of the issues:
*John Verolini and Ron Keim of Kushequa said they oppose a request by John Moffett of Kushequa remove his road from township jurisdiction.
In a letter, Verolini said his property abuts a portion of the township road that Moffett wants the township to "vacate."