Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
A 16-hour local festival Saturday will raise money to assist families of soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation is sponsoring the first annual Summer Fest.
The event on the grounds of the Allegheny Mountain Raceway on Highland Road near Lamont begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs until 2 a.m. Sunday.
BRADFORD â€“ The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is more than the major provider of higher education in a six-county area.
A study shows that the college also boosts the economy.
The study indicates that Pitt-Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the college, said Wednesday that the study â€śconfirms our impact on the regionâ€™s economy.â€ť
He discussed the study and other issues Wednesday at a 100-minute forum with area media representatives at the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County plans to seek applicants for a newly-created position of personnel director.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, announced Tuesday that the board is nearly ready to advertise for applicants for the position.
His announcement came at a meeting of the commissioners. After the meeting, DeMott said the commissioners would be ready to "interview" applicants for the job "next month."
The county Salary Board voted 5-0 last week to create the new position.
LUDLOW â€“ Quotes from contractors are being sought for repairs at the South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow.
According to a state-sanctioned report issued earlier this year, the bridge is considered a â€śhigh priorityâ€ť for maintenance.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, filed the report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run near the Ludlow Post Office.
The company inspects bridges under an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
MT. JEWETT â€“ A flat panel informational kiosk has been installed in Mt. Jewett.
The kiosk is located at Heritage Park on Main Street (Route 6) in the borough.
The kiosk installation is a project of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the organization, said in a report last year that her agency would design and pay for the installation of the kiosk.
See full article by purchasing the Aug. 20 edition of The Kane Republican.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Board of Supervisors is planning to convert the surface of two badly deteriorated blacktop roads back to dirt.
Acting a meeting earlier this week, Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton accepted a bid for $42,845.50 for the project for Marvindale and Kasson roads.
The lone bid came from Glenn O. Hawbaker construction of Turtlepoint.
On Aug. 9, law enforcement officers executing a search warrant descended on the 76 Long Level home belonging to Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, combing the property for physical evidence that would bolster ongoing investigations and possibly lead to new cases against Milliard, who is currently incarcerated and charged with two area arsons as well as attempted homicide.
Milliard is charged along with his son, Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, of Ridgway, in arsons committed at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg on Dec. 4, 2008 and one at 521 West Main St. in Ridgway on May 30, 2012.
Five projects are planned at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The borough council plans to use federal community-development block grant (CDBG) funds to pay for the projects with a total cost of about $44,474.
The proposed projects include:
*Repairs for the main pavilion at an estimated cost of $21,004.84.
*Repairs to the Park Avenue pavilion and the installation of ramps for handicapped persons in wheelchairs. The estimated cost is $7,688.84.
*A drainage project to stop road erosion and flooding of the basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The cost is pegged at $6,073.
The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a part of their investigation into the attempted abduction of an Emporium woman on Wednesday, Aug. 8, near the intersection of South Broad Street and Third Street,Â they, along with the Emporium and Kane based State Police, Cameron and Elk County Emergency Management agencies set up two separate search area (Wittimore and Norwich) operations in an attempt to locate Thomas Edward Smith, age 58.Â Smith is wanted in connection with the attempted abduction and should be considered armed and dangerous.
The future of around-the-clock coverage by the Kane Borough Police Department may be in jeopardy.
For the past eight months, vocal â€śconcerned citizensâ€ť have called on the Kane Borough Council to tighten its belt and cut spending to reduce property taxes.
â€śOur main objection is to get the borough to save money,â€ť Mick Petruney of 321 Kearney St. has said. He is a leader of the informal group of â€śconcerned citizens.â€ť