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January 15th, 2015
VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who
will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman
lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination,
and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were
nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated
along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict
ST. MARYS â€“Â A Wednesday morning fire that destroyed a Taft Road residence in St. Marys has been ruled accidental with no suspicious circumstances suspected.
The Crystal Fire Department was dispatched around 10:33 a.m. on Wednesday for a reported chimney fire at 162 Taft Rd., however upon arriving at the scene they encountered a fully engulfed two-story wood frame structure. In addition, heavy smoke could be seen from the road.
CFD Chief Bill Kraus said the home is a total loss with damage estimated at $250,000.
BRADFORD â€“ A former McKean County sheriff has been cited for corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a 17-year-old juvenile.
In a report filed Wednesday, Bradley Allen Mason, 52, of Bradford, is charged with two counts of corruption of minors (a first degree misdemeanor) and one count of selling or furnishing liquor or malt or brewed beverages to minors (a third degree misdemeanor).
The investigation was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police when an unrelated civil dispute involving the victim was brought to the attention of law enforcement.
ST. MARYS - A structure fire broke out Wednesday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. at 162 Taft Rd. in St. Marys. Multiple units from St. Marys and Johnsonburg responded to the fire. Preliminary reports list Fox Township and Ridgway on standby as well.
SMETHPORT â€“ There's a ray of hope that the McKean County Board of Commissioners will provide Act 13 Marcellus Shale aid to Kane for street paving.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Planning Commission ranked the final 18 applications for a share of $189,000 in revenue based on county Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activity.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department elected officers Tuesday at its annual election meeting at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
Tim Holt was re-elected as fire chief. He ran unopposed for re-election. Other chiefs re-elected without opposition include: Dave Silvis, first assistant chief; Daryl Snyder, second assistant chief; and Tim Wile, third assistant chief.
Kane native Dan Woods is seeking the Republican nomination for McKean County sheriff.
Woods, a 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, is a retired state trooper. He has worked as a deputy in the county sheriff's department since October.
Woods said he believes he has the law enforcement experience and background to serve as the county sheriff.
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There was a familiar winter "whine" at Monday's meeting of the Kane Borough Council.
Mayor "Yogi" Osmer and council members say they've received numerous complaints from borough residents who aren't happy with snow-plowing operations.
Similar complaints are heard every winter in Kane.
The mayor said he has received "quite a few complaints" about snow-plowing in the borough. He said residents claim the plows aren't removing snow "between parked vehicles."
Charges against a Mt. Jewett man in an alleged dog cruelty case have been "bound over" to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing Monday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" the charges against Tyler Blair Rush, 34, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett after the 69-minute hearing that was laced with graphic testimony.
Co-defendant Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, waived her preliminary hearing Monday, Her case also is headed to county court.