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April 5th, 2015
A Bradford man has been jailed after members of the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested him last week and reportedly discovered $11,000 worth of cocaine at his residence and through confidential informant sales.
James Howard Fowler, 57, of 103 W. Corydon St. in Bradford, reportedly sold 16 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant of the task force.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Fowler first sold a gram of cocaine to the informant March 25 at 8:48 p.m. in a sale arranged via cellphone, according to court documents.
Seneca Resources appears confident that it will win a federal lawsuit against Highland Township over an ordinance banning injection wells.
In documents filed in federal court in Erie, Seneca claims the township will be unable to cite any court cases that uphold ordinances similar to the one adopted in Highland.
The township Board of Supervisors in January 2013 adopted a "community bill of rights" ordinance. An amended ordinance was backed last month.
BYRNEDALE â€“ A Jay Township crash early Friday afternoon hospitalized three people and caused disabling damage to two vehicles.
Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department), Bennetts Valley Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 1:55 p.m. to the vicinity of 19863 Bennetts Valley Highway for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was later called out at 2:09 p.m. along with Fox Township Ambulance at 2:16 p.m.
Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Chloe and the Frank family.
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The construction of a community amphitheater in Uptown Kane is expected to begin later this month.
The site at 92 Fraley St. now is a vacant lot between the Kane Senior Center and the Goodwill Store. A safety wall runs along the sidewalk at the lot.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) owns the property and is collecting donations for the construction of the amphitheater.
According to a KARE statement, Dave Conklin and a "team" from Kane Lawn and Garden will begin preliminary work at the site during the week of April 20.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Professional Womenâ€™s Luncheon on Administrative Professionals Day-- April 22.
The noon luncheon will be held at the historic Kane Manor on Clay Street in Kane. Participants will enjoy a buffet lunch with soups, salad, bread, drinks and dessert.
The luncheon also will include a motivational speaker presentation, womenâ€™s wellness tips, stress-less ideas, a take-home treat from The Sweet Shoppe of Kane, lots of giveaways and chances to win many prizes.Â Â
WEEDVILLE â€“ Scouting continues to change the life of 17-year-old Devin Anderson of Weedville as he was recently named Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Devin, son of Joe and Karen Anderson of Weedville, will now advance to the national level where he competes amongst 56 applicants to earn the national Eagle Scout of the Year award.
â€śIâ€™m blown away by it, really, and I know anything can happen,â€ť said Devin, a junior at St. Marys Area High School. â€śIâ€™m definitely thankful and grateful for this.â€ť
The Kane School Board is considering the use of a grant to buy about 30 iPads for students.
The proposal is one of numerous topics discussed Wednesday at a two-hour board workshop at the administration building conference room.
Robert Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane School District, said "some schools" have an iPad for every student to use. He believes the iPad technology should be "gradually" introduced to students in Kane.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents and court sources.
*Jill Marie Cleer, 55, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, fleeing police and leaving the scene of an accident.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman arraigned the defendant and set bail at $10,000 cash. Cleer was placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail, but has since been released.