Archive - 2014 - News Article
A â€śmotiveâ€ť and an â€śopportunityâ€ť are keys in identifying suspects in arson cases in McKean County.
Ray Learn, who as district attorney (DA) is the countyâ€™s top prosecutor, said â€śinsurance fraudâ€ť is the most common â€śmotiveâ€ť for arsonists and represents the â€śbiggest chunkâ€ť of arson cases.
Friendsâ€™ Memorial will soon be mailing Annual Fund Drive letters to area residents and local businesses and organizations.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is seeking proposals for the use of nearly $540,000 in Marcellus Shale gas well revenue.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Friday the revenue is from the state Act 13 impact fee paid by drillers of Marcellus Shale gas wells.
The county itself will use some of this Act 13 revenue balance, which has built up over a two-year period. However, the bulk of the remaining pot will go for eligible projects throughout the county, DeMott said.
SMETHPORT â€“ It's official.Â
Andrew Johnson of Port Allegany is the new director of the McKean County 911 emergency communications center near Smethport.
The Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation (KAIDC) plans to develop the former Kane Magnetics complex at 700 Elk Ave.
The first step in utilizing the buildings for industrial development calls for a cleanup of contaminated groundwater at the 17-acre site.
JAMES CITY â€“ A state agency is cutting off monthly pension payments to former Highland Township Supervisor Charles Vaughn.
The pension of $332.92 per month for Vaughn has been paid by the Trustees Insurance and Retirement Services-- part of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
Tickets now are on sale for the Kane High School musical-- "Bye Bye Birdie."
Mary and Scott Dinger's three children enjoy the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner at the Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church on Greeves Street in Kane. The happy diners are, left to right: Emilie, 10; Patric, 7; and Mollie, 8. The Lutheran Men hold the dinner to raise money for a Seminary Student Scholarship Fund. The Northwestern Pennsylvania Synodical Lutheran Men in Mission sponsors the fund.
The Success For All (SFA) educational program is offered in Kane and more than 1,000 other schools in the U.S.
When the program was featured last month on a national internet radio show, the host had just one school representative-- Kane Elementary School Principal Linda Lorenzo.
MT. JEWETT â€“ At least two private companies have expressed an interest as potential buyers of the Mt. Jewett Borough Water System.
Furthermore, there appears to be unexpected interest in the purchase of the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer System.