Archive - 2014 - News Article
In October, the McKean County Conservation District, partnering with Wildcat Park, the Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership, PA DEP, and the PA Fish & Boat Commission, removed the dam on Twomile Run in Wildcat Park near Ludlow. Funding for the project was provided through grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Patagonia.
A Kane family was displaced when a fire damaged their home on Friday afternoon. The structure fire occurred at the 432 North Tionesta Ave. home owned by Holly Gausman. No one was home at the time of the fire.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department and Kane Ambulance were called to the scene at 12:12 p.m. Friday and KVFD Chief Tim Holt said heavy smoke was visible to the first emergency personnel on the scene. KVFD engines 56 and 57 responded, as did the departmentâ€™s tower truck, rescue truck and utility truck 54.
Medical bills are piling up for a Ludlow man who underwent a heart transplant 11 years ago at the age of 40.
Jay Depto of Bliss Hill Road near Ludlow has since been diagnosed with cancer and is currently a patient in a Pittsburgh hospital.
A Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner will be held this weekend to help defray the cost of medical treatment for the 51-year-old man.
The dinner will be held Saturday and Sunday in the social hall at St. Callistus Catholic Church on Chase Street at Haines Street.Â
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane man accused of threatening a woman with a knife is facing a jury trial in January.
Jared Michael Smith, 28, of 423 Poplar St., Kane, appeared Thursday in McKean County Court for his scheduled last day to enter a plea in the criminal case.
His attorney-- Assistant Public Defender Dennis Luttenauer of Kane-- advised President Court Judge John Pavlock to "list" the case "for trial."
The judge listed the case as a "backup trial" that could take place Jan. 26, Jan. 27 or Jan. 28.
The removal of demolition debris is continuing at the site of a former fire-damaged building at 318 Chase St. in Kane.
Steve Dyne Excavating of Wetmore Township is donating manpower and equipment for the demolition of the building.Â
The structure was heavily damaged in a fire Oct. 29, 2005 that destroyed the adjacent Papa Nick's Restaurant at Chase and Bayard streets.
SMETHPORT â€“ A former Kane woman charged with identity theft has been given two more weeks to enter a plea in McKean County Court.
Aimee Carol Anderson Hodgdon, 41, is accused of using the identity of 86-year-old Mabel Johnson of Wetmore Township to fraudulently obtain a credit card. The defendant allegedly used the credit card to make cash withdrawals at Hamlin Bank in Kane and purchases at the Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Kane.
Every day for the past nine years, Sue Meyers has reluctantly looked out windows on the south side of her well-maintained home at 320 Chase St. in Kane.
What she has seen isn't a pretty sight.
It's a closeup view of Kaneâ€™s worst eyesoreâ€”a fire-damaged, dilapidated, crumbling building that once housed apartments and a meeting space for the local Knights of Columbus organization.
Meyers was able to smile a little Wednesday as she looked outside. Work finally has begun to demolish the building, which Fire Chief Tim Holt has labeled a â€śhazard.â€ť
Kaneâ€™s First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Tribute to Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. This yearâ€™s tribute, which is directed by Coleen Lundeen, is entitled, â€śOur Heroes and the Pride of America.â€ť
The event will honor all veterans, families of those currently serving in the armed forces and the families of â€śfallen heroes.â€ť A special emphasis this year will be on the veterans of the Korean Conflict, also known as the â€śForgotten War.â€ť
For the past 15 years, Flickerwood Wine Cellars in Wetmore Township has produced and sold its own wine as well as sandwiches and snacks.
The business now is planning to serve beer and liquor-- and dinners-- under a state Restaurant Liquor License.
Following a public hearing Tuesday, Wetmore Township Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow adopted a resolution to support the transfer of a state-issued Restaurant Liquor License to Flickerwood Wine Cellars.
Kane borough voters backed Democrat Tom Wolf for governor and Republican Congressman Glen "GT" Thompson in Tuesday's general election.
According to complete, but unofficial totals, Kane voters backed Wolf by a 390-338 margin over incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.
Kane voters backed Thompson of Howard Township in Centre County over challenger Kerith Strano Taylor, a Brookville Democrat, by a margin of 374-268.