Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
JAMES CITY â€“ A Kane man was killed Friday morning when an empty coal truck struck his passenger car at the intersection of Route 66 and the entrance to James City.
Ridgway-based State Police identified the victim as Drew S. Wile, 25, of Kane. He was the lone occupant in the car.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Mt. Jewett Mayor Robin LeViere has confirmed that he won't seek re-election for another four-year term.
He was elected in 2009 to a term that expires Dec. 31.
Candidates for election this year will be circulating party nominating petitions Feb. 19. The petitions will be filed next month with the county Board of Elections. The primary election is in May.
A significant snowfall is expected through today in the Kane area.
The snow depth, however, won't match what's predicted for the Northeast from Winter Storm Nemo.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Kane on Monday and exceeded its goal.
The blood collection program was held in Bartlett Hall at the First United Methodist Church on Greeves Street. Nurses and phlebotomists from the Red Cross Blood Center in Buffalo conducted the blood drive.
The quota for the day was to collect 31 â€śfullâ€ť units of blood in a six-hour period for the Bloodmobile stop.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A Mt. Jewett woman claims it's dangerous to walk down the East Main Street sidewalk due to aggressive dogs.
Speaking Monday at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, Jennifer Rush of 53 E. Main St. said three or four dogs interfere with pedestrian traffic on the north side sidewalk of East Main Street at a residence near My Sister's Place restaurant.
New Growth Resources, Inc. of Kane late last month removed 90 dead and dying trees from Evergreen Park in the borough as a community service.
Company workers returned Monday to remove stumps and other woody debris to prepare the park for new trees.
Thousands of fans watched as Pennsylvania's world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication on Saturday, commemorating 127 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.
Phil predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow Saturday morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on Feb. 2 and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected.
Until now, it's been a roller coaster winter season in the Kane area.
For example, the area last month had a string of days with frigid sub-20-degree high temperatures, but little snow.Â
RIDGWAY â€“ A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.
RIDGWAY - The jury trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on charges of arson and related offenses as well as insurance fraud stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at a Johnsonburg property owned by him is headed into its third and final day.