Archive - 2013 - News Article
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority voted 5-0 Tuesday for a final 2014 budget that carries a hike in sewer rates.
SMETHPORT â€“ How low can you go?
The McKean County Board of Commissioners may be asking this question after receiving a historically-low bid in interest fees for its annual Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note (TRAN).
MT. JEWETT â€“ Despite a frigid, windy night, there was a warm glow in the air as the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth gathered at her grave to mark her 19th birthday.
The 45-minute vigil included the lighting of 19 large candles at the young woman's grave at Bridgeview Cemetery off Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
Due to heavy losses, EmergyCare may be forced to terminate its Kane Division.
Bill Hagerty, the executive director of the Erie-based non-profit company, made an appeal Monday to the Kane Borough Council to subsidize the ambulance service with a proposed $50,000 annual allocation.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to suspend the township secretary-treasurer.
Supervisors Don Compton, Joni Britton and Guy Raught took the anticipated action since secretary-treasurer Julie Graham-Olson is facing four felonies. She is accused of receiving between $50,000 and $100,000 in township money for personal use. She is free on bail pending a preliminary hearing.
HAMILTON TWP. â€“ The Hamilton Township supervisors appointed Ludlow resident Rodney Johnson as tax collector for the township during Mondayâ€™s regular monthly meeting, replacing the recently resigned Claire Ann Depto. Depto, who held the position for 13 years, was re-elected to the position during Novemberâ€™s election, but resigned the post when she also was elected as a director of the Kane School Board.
CLARION (AP) â€” A western Pennsylvania doctor has been ordered to stand trial on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex with female patients before his offices were raided and closed last year.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“Â A St. Marys man accidentally injured him self on Saturday when a weapon he believed to be unloaded accidentally discharged and struck him in the hip.
As it has done for several years, the Kane School Board has placed a cap on a possible property tax increase in the 2014-15 school budget.
The board voted 9-0 Thursday to limit an increase to no more than 3.2 percent.
Steve Perry, who has served as business manager for the Kane Area School District for 22 years, has announced that he plans to retire March 10, 2015.
Under his agreement with the school district, he is obligated to give a 15-month notification â€śprior to departing.â€ť