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July 24th, 2012

Another appeal made to change timber value

July 24, 2012

SMETHPORT – Within a month, Jim Herzog of Smethport again will be appealing the assessment on his timber land in McKean County.
A notice he received earlier this month from the county assessment office shows that the value for “Clean and Green” forest reserve properties is $255 per acre.
Herzog, however, claims that all forest properties under the “Clean and Green (C&G)” program should be valued at only $94 per acre.

Milliards charged with multiple counts of arson

July 24, 2012

RIDGWAY – A joint investigation between the Pennsylvania State Police at the Ridgway barracks and the Ridgway Borough Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Francis "Tony" Milliard, 54, and Anthony Milliard, 28, both of Ridgway.
Francis Milliard was apprehended on felony arrest warrants for multiple counts of arson, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person, charges related to a May 30 fire at the residence of Pauline Smith, 521 West Main St. in Ridgway Township.
Anthony Milliard was also charged as a co-defendant in the matter.

July 23rd

More teams sought for Kane Relay For Life

July 23, 2012

The Kane area always has been a major supporter of the annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.
This year, however, interest in the major fundraiser appears to have waned.
Only four teams so far have registered to participate in the Relay For Life to be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Kane High School track.
"Kane was once very, very big among our Relays," Katie Dupree said Monday. "But this year we only have four teams. That's very low for Kane. Some of our former teams didn't have new people to take over."

Family Dollar opens in Kane

July 23, 2012

A line of people gathered on Saturday July 21 at the doors of the Family Dollar Store for their 8 a.m. official grand opening ceremony of the 519 North Fraley Street location.  The Kane Family Dollar store gave away two youth bicycles to one lucky boy and girl and $5 gift cards to the first 50 patrons.  Patrons were also invited to enjoy refreshments and sales throughout the day.  Acting Manager Cindy Oyler is unsure of exactly how many patrons the Family Dollar of Kane saw over their grand opening weekend but she and her staff were “very busy serving a lot of people.”

July 22nd

Garcia excels as certified nurse-midwife

July 22, 2012

When the economy took a turn for the worst after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, bilingual reporter Kimberly Garcia knew she needed to begin again.
Because of a nationwide shortage of nurses and her own personal experience with midwives, Garcia, 45, enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland as a nursing and nurse-midwifery student.
Immediately, Garcia realized she had found her calling in one of the oldest professions in the world.

July 19th

Several criminal cases filed in Kane District Court

July 19, 2012

Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents filed with the court:
*Scott Tyler Fiero, 22, of 120 N. Fraley St., Kane, is charged with possession of marijuana for personal use, drug paraphernalia (glass smoking device), driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, careless driving, unsafe movement when entering traffic, operating a vehicle with a cracked windshield, failure to wear a seat belt and various other vehicle code infractions.
State Police Trooper Matthew Petrof placed the charges.

July 18th

Family Dollar store in Kane is open for business

July 18, 2012

The new Family Dollar store on North Fraley Street in Kane is now open for business.
The store, which carries a wide variety of merchandise and groceries, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The store is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The official grand-opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Family Dollar is planning several special events Saturday in conjunction with the grand opening of the store.
Each of the first 50 customers Saturday will receive a $5 Family Dollar gift card. Shoppers who spend at least $25 will receive a $5 discount.

July 17th

Doctor who had Kane office is under investigation

July 17, 2012

A doctor who until recently had a Kane office is under investigation for several allegations, including trading prescription drugs for sex.
Dr. Thomas Radecki, a psychiatrist who earlier this year opened an office at 55 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane, is the target of an investigation by the state Attorney General's office.
The Kane office now is closed. Investigators obtained a search warrant and explored the ground-level office late last month.

July 15th

Hamlin supervisors to reduce weight limit on bridge

July 15, 2012

HAZEL HURST – The weight limit on the Kasson Road bridge in Hamlin Township will be lowered from 26 tons to 22 tons.
Township Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton discussed the lower weight limit at their board meeting last week. 
In a letter to the supervisors, Derek Miller said the bridge “is not posted according to the most recent load rating analysis.”

July 13th

Work is under way on new water line in Kane

July 13, 2012

Work is under way on the installation of a new eight-inch water main on Hemlock Avenue in Kane.
The Pennsylvania American Water Company, which provides water service to Kane, is replacing a four-inch cast-iron water main that was originally installed in 1899.
Mealy Excavating and Construction of Tionesta is the contractor for the project.
Due to the work, traffic flow on Hemlock Avenue is restricted to one-lane. “Flaggers” are posted at both ends of the construction zone to control traffic.

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