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October 3rd, 2012
JOHNSONBURG - A Highland Township supervisor charged with environmental violations had his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 continued Wednesday as he has yet to obtain legal representation.
Charges were filed by the Attorney General's Office last week with District Judge George A. "Tony" King against Charles M. Vaughn Jr., 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors and who up until recently served as the state-certified operator of the township's sewage plant in James City.
â€śBe Preparedâ€ť is the motto of the Boys Scouts.
This phrase also aptly applies to Kane Community Hospital.
When Kane was faced with the largest evacuation in McKean County history five weeks ago, the local hospital ramped up its disaster plan.
â€śWe have a process to follow for disasters,â€ť Gary Rhodes, the chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, said Wednesday. â€śWeâ€™re always prepared.â€ť
JAMES CITY â€“ Prizes have been announced in the Car Show held recently in James City.
Marsha Buhl, president of the Highland Township Recreation Association, has announced the prizes. The association sponsored the Car Show.
According to Buhl, the prizes include:
Historically low interest rates have led many municipalities and schools to refinance their debt to save money.
But the same low interest rates also are cutting earnings on money set aside in "rainy day" reserve funds.
This is the case in Wetmore Township.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors agreed to renew a $200,000 certificate of deposit (CD) with Hamlin Bank and Trust of Kane.
The interest to be paid over the next year is only 0.9 percent-- less than 1 percent. The township in the past year received 1.5 percent interest on the same CD.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Proposals are being sought to refinance debt for the Mt. Jewett water department.
Uni-Tec of State College, the consulting engineering firm for the borough, has asked seven banks to submit proposals by Friday. The engineers will make a â€śformal recommendationâ€ť at a meeting of Mt. Jewett Borough Council on Nov. 5.
Uni-Tec is asking for two separate proposals from each bank, including Hamlin Bank and Trust, CNB and Northwest Savings Bank.
One proposal calls for refinancing water department debt of $484,256.69.
Mt. Jewett Borough CouncilÂ
When:Â Monday, Nov. 5Â
A longtime Highland Township supervisor has been charged with environmental law violations while serving as the certified operator of the James City sewage treatment plant.
Charlie Vaughn, 75, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, until recently served as the state-certified operator at the sewage plant in James City. He resigned within the past few months.
According to a statement issued Monday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly, Vaughn is accused of filing "falsified environmental reports" with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).Â
The Kane Eagles Club continues to help people in need from our area.
Kaneâ€™s Jerrod Swanson was born with Nagerâ€™s Syndrome, also known as acrofacial dysostosis. The condition is extremely rare with only a few hundred cases reported worldwide. According to the Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes, it is â€śa rare genetic condition involving physical anomalies.â€ť
MT. JEWETT â€“ Non-profit organizations and groups in Mt. Jewett are invited to apply for a share of the funds raised for a state-sanctioned Charter School in the borough.
Chuck Paar, president of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, said Monday that "just under" $14,000 remains in the treasury for the Mt. Jewett Charter School Coalition.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Ridgway man incarcerated since July 24 on arson and related charges, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault, was in Elk County Court Monday appealing for a reduction in bail so that he may be released from jail and return home while awaiting trial.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of 76 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, waived arraignment and entered not guilty pleas Monday in five separate cases against him, including a 2010 Ridgway arson, a 2008 Johnsonburg arson, the assault of a Ridgway man, firearms possession by a convicted felon, and a drug offense.
Numerous studies have shown that "buying locally" strengthens the economic base for a community.
That's why Kane area residents are being asked to show more support for their own local hospital.
"We really need to stick together and pull together," Gary Rhodes said Thursday. He has worked at Kane Community Hospital (KCH) for 25 years and has been the chief executive officer (CEO) for the past 16 years.