Archive - 2012 - News Article
Students in the Honors English 7 class at the Kane Middle School have written children's stories that have been published as books.
Jeannine Kloss, who teachers English 7 and computer literacy classes at the school, assigned the students to each write a children's story that focused on character education.
After writing their stories, the tales were published as books through the StudentPublishing.com website.
SMETHPORT -- Wetmore Township plans to use $6,165 in county liquid fuel tax revenue for a project to "chip seal" the surface of various roads.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to approve the Wetmore application for county aid for the estimated $30,000 project. All work must conform with specifications set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
In other business at the 15-minute meeting at the courthouse in Smethport, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane:
The Kane Rotary "multi-phasic" blood screening program, which is marking its 40th anniversary this year, diagnoses various medical conditions for Kane area residents.
The health-awarenessÂ program also provides the Rotary Club with funds for its high school scholarships and financial aid to the Friends' Memorial Public Library, the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, the Kane Police Department, the Kane Community Hospital and community projects.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Johnsonburg man who is charged in the theft of more than $6,000 in minted coins and currency from a garage in Wetmore Township.
Travis Allen O'Conner, 29, of 338 Water St., Johnsonburg, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, both felonies.
State Police Trooper Michael Britton placed the charges following an investigation of the alleged theft at the Gary Lee Anderson residence in Wetmore Township..
A Kane man is charged with a burglary at his grandmother's apartment at Central Towers at 130 Greeves St. in the borough.
John D. Morrison, 28, of 7031 Route 6, Kane, also is charged with criminal trespass and unlawful taking or disposition. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman in the case that includes two felony charges.
Kane Borough Police Officer Derrick Snyder filed the charges.
A three-student team from the Kane Middle School has captured third place in robot car competition at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
The team includes Galicia Fryzlewicz, an eighth-grader; her brother, Gunnar Fryzlewicz, a sixth-grader; and Patrick Moore, an eighth-grader.
Each received a bronze medal. The school received a trophy. Kane competed against 10 other schools, mainly from the Pittsburgh area.
The robot car competition earlier this month was part of Engineering Week activities at the Carnegie Science Center.
Pessimism was blowing in the wind in March 1997 when the American Refining Group (ARG) acquired the former Kendall refinery in Bradford.
â€śMost gave us six months,â€ť former ARG President and Chief Operating Officer Harvey Golubock said Friday.
Just how wrong were those doomsayers?
ARG survived a rough start financially and last year had â€śour best year ever,â€ť Golubock said. Another â€śgood yearâ€ť is expected, he said.
Plans are being made to auction off surplus school equipment and other items now housed at the vacant Chestnut Street Elementary School in Kane.
The auction is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3. Public inspection of the auction items is expected to start about 9 a.m.
Corey Brown is the auctioneer hired by the Kane Area School District to conduct the sale. He is associated with Green Gable Village located on Route 219 in Great Valley, N.Y. just north of Salamanca. Green Gable Village is known as a multi-dealer shop for antiques.
Ken Kane said Thursday that he is "extremely honored" to be nominated for a seat on a newly-formed advisory committee on land management in U.S. national forests.
"I'm honored they would considered me qualified to serve on the committee," Kane said.
A 1977 graduate of Kane Area High School and a Kane borough resident, Kane has served as vice president of Keith Horn, Inc. consulting foresters since 1994.
He has worked for the Kane-based company since 1983,Â a year after he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in forestry.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from court documents:
*Jarod T. Poulin, 21, of Cuba, N.Y. is charged with the possession of .95 of a gram of â€śKryp2nite Originalâ€ťâ€”which â€śhas been labeled as synthetic marijuana.â€ť
The defendant also is charged with careless driving, following too closely, operating an unregistered vehicle and other violations.
Mt. Jewett Borough Police Officer Steve Hale placed the charges after stopping a silver 2002 Chevrolet Camaro driven east on Main Street (Route 6) in Mt. Jewett.