Archive - 2013 - News Article
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
Kindergarten students at the Kane Elementary School prepare to sing Friday afternoon at a Christmas program at the Kane Middle School auditorium. The students stood on risers on the stage for their popular concert.
Like oil and water, the newly-elected members of the Kane School Board aren't yet mixing well with the hold-overs.
This divisiveness was evident Thursday by split votes for president and vice president at the board's annual re-organizational meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority voted 3-1 Thursday to adopt a 5 percent increase in sewer rates, effective Jan. 1.
Dave "Chip" Peterson, Howard Kane and Jim McCloskey favored the increase. Frank Wojcik cast the lone negative vote.Â
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors again is holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Steve Dyne, Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to approve a final 2014 budget that carries the same tax rate as this year.