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May 19th, 2015

Challenger defeats incumbent in DA race

May 20, 2015

SMETHPORT – Challenger Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer apparently has eked out a narrow victory over incumbent Ray Learn for the Republican nomination for McKean County district attorney.
According to unofficial results, Shaffer of Bradford won by 221 votes by a margin of 2,471-2,250 over Learn of Smethport.
No one sought the Democratic nomination for DA.
In other county races:
See full article in the May 20 edition of The Kane Republican.

May 18th

8 lose water for unpaid Kane sewer bills

May 18, 2015

Water service has been shut off to eight customers with long-term unpaid Kane sewer bills.
The water shutoffs are the last straw in efforts to collect delinquent sewer bills.
There are 2,074 sewer customers in Kane and Wetmore Township.
A total of 97 water shutoffs were scheduled last month for failure to pay lengthy delinquent sewer bills.
These "deadbeats" owed a total of $34,785 in unpaid sewer bills.

Kane Zoning Board OKs lighted business sign

May 18, 2015

The Kane Zoning Hearing Board agreed Monday to permit a lighted outdoor sign at Rice's Small Engine Repair Shop at 210 S. Fraley St. at East Hemlock Avenue.
Board members Dave "Norm" Schreckengost, Dianna Niklas, Mike Woods and Lowell Watts approved the sign request from Jerry Rice, owner of the business.
Todd Klaiber, the fifth zoning board member, abstained from voting to avoid a conflict. He is related to Rice and the Rev. Milton Jones, owner of the site of the business.
See full article in May 19th edition of The Kane Republican.

May 17th

McKean County primary features races for key posts

May 17, 2015

The ballot facing McKean County voters Tuesday in the primary election features several races for key county positions.
The competitive county races include:
*Two Republican nominations for county commissioner.
*The Republican nomination for district attorney.
*The Republican nomination for sheriff.
*The Republican nomination for register of wills/clerk of the orphan's court.
See full article in the Monday, May 18th edition of The Kane Republican.

County names voting machine inspectors

May 17, 2015

SMETHPORT – The McKean County Board of Elections has appointed voting machine inspectors for Tuesday's primary election.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Democrats and Republicans will be voting to candidates for party nominations in advance of the Nov. 3 general election.
Voting machine inspectors for precincts in the Kane area of McKean County include:
See full article in the Monday, May 18th edition of The Kane Republican.

May 15th

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May 16, 2015

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Police officers sacrifices remembered at Blue Mass

May 15, 2015

ST. MARYS – Each police officer wore a black strip over their badge as a gesture in honoring their fallen comrades during Friday afternoon's Blue Mass held at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.
Law enforcement personnel representing Elk, Cameron, McKean and Potter counties were in attendance as well as family members, survivors, friends of the police and a small contingent of students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County Catholic High School.
The Mass began with a procession of police into the church.

Local races highlight Tuesday's primary election

May 15, 2015

Several races for party nominations for local offices highlight Tuesday's primary election.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in the primary to cast ballots for candidates seeking party nominations.
The winners of party nominations in the primary will be on the ballot for the general election Nov. 3.
Here is a summary of the local races for Kane area voters:
See full article in the May 16th edition of The Kane Republican.

Structures Salon opens on Fraley Street

May 15, 2015

Rebecca Oakes has opened a new salon at the former Temple Pharmacy building in uptown Kane. Structures Salon officially opened for business on April 23 at 103 Fraley St.
Oakes, who has been a stylist for 17 years, said she loves her hometown and can think of no better location to begin her new enterprise. The building’s interior has undergone a major renovation, and Kane residents familiar with the landmark pharmacy will be surprised at the changes.
See full article in the May 16th edition of The Kane Republican.

May 14th

Building permit is issued for Country Fair store

May 15, 2015

United Refining of Warren has been issued a building permit for the construction of a Country Fair fueling station and convenience store in Kane.
The 4,340-foot facility is planned for a vacant lot along Biddle Street (Route 6) between Hacker and Welsh streets. The site is adjacent to the drive-through windows for Northwest Savings Bank.
A ground-breaking date has not been announced. 
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne said Thursday that United plans to award a construction contract later this month. He expects work to begin in June. Payne said United has cut the grass on its vacant lot.

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