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January 29th, 2015
Jay Paterno braved a steady snowfall and slippery roads as he drove from State College to Kane to speak Thursday evening before a crowd of 75 at the Friends Memorial Public Library.
The winter storm held down the size of the audience. Perhaps many felt Paterno would be a â€śno-showâ€ť because of the weather.
But missing a scheduled public forum is not in Paternoâ€™s DNA.
He said his late fatherâ€”legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paternoâ€”wouldnâ€™t excuse him if he ever missed such a public event.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Joni Britton confirmed Thursday that she will not seek another term as supervisor for Hamlin Township.
"There are too many things going on in my own life," Britton said in citing her reasons for not seeking re-election this year. "My own life takes a lot of time. My family has sacrificed."
Britton, vice chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, said she would serve out her term that expires at the end of the year.
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It wasnâ€™t that long ago that Kane native Trisha Wright was fulfilling a dream as the first athletic trainer in the Kane Area School District.
â€śI got paid to watch sports and help kids when they were hurt,â€ť Wright said. â€śI loved it.â€ť
She sometimes dealt with serious injuries such as concussions and broken bones.
Most often, Wright was just another spectator at school athletic events.
â€śYou hope youâ€™re not busy,â€ť she said.
A 1994 graduate of Kane High School, Wright served as the school district athletic trainer for 12 1/2 years between 1998 and 2010.Â
MT. JEWETT â€“ The borough of Mt. Jewett has issued another notice that urges residents to boil their water before using.
The "boil water advisory" was issued Wednesday to 450 water customers served by the Mt. Jewett water system.
A previous advisory was lifted just last week.
The current "boil water" notice went out after several customers were without water Tuesday due to a leak in a water line at a residence.Â
A senior-laden starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball helped the Elkers to a 16-2 lead en route to a 48-29 win over Kane Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway honored seniors Cody Delhunty, Josh Lineberger, Ben MacDonald, Josh Roselli, Mike Sorge, Nate Steis, Jack Toncich, Phil Waddell and J.J. Klase before the game for Senior Night.
SMETHPORT â€“ Kane was shut out Tuesday in its bid for a piece of the pieâ€”Act 13 Marcellus Shale gas well revenue provided to McKean County for distribution to municipalities.
Acting at a meeting at the county courthouse, McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane approved just two of 21 requests for Act 13 revenue.
The commissioners awarded $124,140 to Bradford Township for the replacement of a township bridge over Marilla Creek. The crossing is known as the Langmaid Lane Bridge, which provides access to a nursing home.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Hamlin Township is seeking a new secretary-treasurer.
Nicole L. "Nickie" Wheatley Causer, who has held the position for the past 13 months, has resigned, effective Friday.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, said Tuesday that the supervisors are seeking applications to fill the position. He said several applications already have been received for the full-time position, which pays $12.56 per hour.
Causer has been working only a part-time basis for the past few months due to child-care issues.
The borough of Kane is exploring the possible use of â€śbodycamsâ€ť and in-car cameras for the police department.
Dan Strock, a sales representative for Pro-Vision Video Systems, gave a presentation Tuesday at the Kane borough building.
Among those attending were Kane Police Chief Heath Boyer, Kane Borough Manager Don Payne, Kane Borough Councilman Gary Schul and his wife, Lynda and Ron Carty, representing the Kane Rotary Club.
A preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in Kane District Court.
According to court documents, the hearing will follow his arraignment set for 10 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Kane court.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâ€”a then 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented on South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.