Archive - 2014 - News Article
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official court documents.
*Branden Michael Doty, 19, of 311 W. Main St., Smethport, is charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly taking a video game and headset valued at $100.
The victim is listed as Chad Allen Luff. The alleged theft took place Saturday at 149097 Route 6 in Hamlin Township.
State Police Trooper Andy Dalton filed the charges, which include criminal trespass. The defendant allegedly entered a private road owned by Foster Township.
Classes in the Kane Area School District won't resume until Tuesday.
But the IU-9 pre-school program-- now located in a vacant classroom at the Kane Elementary School-- already is underway.
A total of 24 area children between the ages of 3 and 5 attend the pre-school program, which features a morning session from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon session from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. There are 12 children in the morning session and 12 children in the afternoon session.
A Kane woman sustained minor burns Tuesday afternoon when she attempted to douse a grease-fed fire in a propane gas grill.
Jackie Cecchetti suffered burns on both forearms as she tried to put out the fire in the grill on the wooden deck at the rear of her residence at 228 Holman St., Kane.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire.
Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January.
Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has been recognized with the â€śMost Wiredâ€”Small and Ruralâ€ť award for the seventh time.Â
KCH is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-- Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
A hospital is considered "small" and "rural" based on having fewer of 100 beds and located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).Â
Organizations such as KCH, not recognized on the primary Most Wired lis, are included in the Most Wiredâ€”Small and Rural category.
LUDLOW â€“ A Civil War encampment will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday-- Sept. 19-21-- at Wildcat Park near Ludlow.
More than 20 individuals dressed as Union soldiers will actually camp out in tents for two nights in the ball field area at the rustic park along Route 6 just east of Ludlow.
The "soldiers" will re-enact the life in a Union Army camp during the Civil War. Various activities will take place throughout the three-day event.
EAST SMETHPORT â€“ Abby Price, Miss Smethport High, has been crowned as the McKean County Fair Queen.
The coronation took place Saturday night on the final day of the 109th fair at the mini-stage at the fairgrounds in East Smethport.
Sarah Eaton, Miss Bradford High, was named as the first runner-up.
Bettina Cherry, Miss Kane High, is one of five contestants in the county fair queen contest. All five high schools in the county have contestants.
The Kane Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a â€śTroop Support Drop-offâ€ť on Saturday at their club on Wetmore Avenue. Volunteers met those wanting to donate at their vehicles and accepted items and cash donations to send to local soldiers deployed overseas.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Just over a month ago, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 2169 into law. The bill, in part, created a special conservation license that could be chanced off annually to raise funds to benefit conservation and education efforts in Pennsylvania's Elk Country. Working together, in a span of roughly four weeks the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) were able to raise over $150,000 selling tickets for the first ever Pa. Elk Tag Raffle.
BENEZETTE â€“Â It was a beautiful weekend in Benezette for the 2014 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which was held at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday.
"We really couldn't have asked for better weather today," Elk Country Visitor Center Operations Manager Carla Wehler said on Saturday afternoon. "It wasn't too hot, wasn't too cold, and there was no rain. It was just a beautiful day and was a little bit overcast. We're pretty excited."