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July 2nd, 2014
LIBERTY TWP. â€“ A 40-year-old Port Allegany woman was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 6 in Liberty Township, McKean County.
According to reports, Melissa L. Stilts, 40, of Port Allegany was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu west on U.S. Route 6 when she reportedly crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Volvo dump truck operated by 73-year-old Richard L. McDowell of Smethport. Both vehicles sustained disabling front end damage.
After receiving a request from a resident of Burning Well Road, the Wetmore Township supervisors agreed on a motion to request a speed study, to be conducted by PennDOT to determine the speed limit on the road. According to township secretary/treasurer and supervisor Elaine Bodistow, there is currently no speed limit signs on the road, which means that drivers can assume that the state speed limit, 55 miles per hour, is in effect.
A Kane man has been charged with fleeing police (a felony) after a high-speed chase Sunday on Route 6 west of Kane.
Hunter Ray Smith, 21, of 407 Oak St., Kane, has been placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
Stave Police Trooper Roger McCloskey placed the charges after the Smith vehicle finally stopped in the parking lot of Zook Motors.
A Wetmore Township man is charged with a felony for allegedly providing prescription pain medicine to a Kane woman.
Salvatore Geral Colella, 55, of 582 S. Settlement Road, Wetmore Township, has been placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, according to court documents.
Six felony charges have been filed in a case involving the alleged identity theft of an 86-year-old Kane woman.
Aimee Carol Anderson Wile Hodgdon, 41, of 213 Faries St., Wilcox, is accused of fraudulently obtaining a Capital One VISA card in the name of the victim and then using the card to make cash withdrawals and purchases.
Gregg Kristophel is pictured working on a project while customers browse through his works at the Art in the Wilds on Sunday. The Harmony artist creates what he calls "Treenware", wooden utensils made with primitive hand tools. Kristophel was one of three dozen artists to display their works at the annual festival.
When Kane Highâ€™s Class of 1969 meets later today for their 45th class reunion, one of their classmates that will be missing is author Donna (Champion) Ingersoll. Ingersoll never expected to be an author but is currently working on her third novel.
Ingersoll grew up in Westline before moving to Mt. Jewett when she was 14, the daughter of Lorraine and Robert Thornton. The year after graduating from Kane High, she married Tim Ingersoll, a 1968 Kane grad. The couple had two children, Stephanie (Ingersoll Barker) and Timothy II and moved to Indianapolis in 1979, where they still reside.
A busy weekend looms ahead for residents of Kane and thousands of visitors.
Alumni Weekend is perhaps the happiest time of the year in Kane and the Art in the Wilds is the largest Kane summer attraction.
Together, both events will draw large crowds to Kane beginning tonight.
Michael Schultz and Elizabeth Haberberger will be at the Kane Depot this weekend to sign copies of their manuscript chronicling the love story of Elizabeth and Thomas L. Kane. The work, entitled â€śElizabeth and Thomas L. Kane: Terraces of Kane Summit,â€ť will be the basis of a play performed during the week of Kaneâ€™s Sesquicentennial.
Sister Frances Therese is stepping down as the longtime coordinator of religious education at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
"I've loved every minute of my job," Sister Therese said as she bids farewell to the Kane community. "I'm going to miss all the people-- especially the children."