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April 23rd, 2012

‘Major’ snowstorm is latest in April since 1928

April 23, 2012

The surprise snowstorm Monday and today is bringing significant snowfall to the Kane area on the latest April date in 84 years.
“It’s rare,” meteorologist Aaron Tyburski said Monday in describing the storm that is expected to dump more than six inches of heavy wet snow before it tapers off today.
Tyburski, who is based at the National Weather Service office in State College, said records indicate that the “major” storm is bringing significant snowfall to the area on the latest April date since 1928. A storm that year with significant snowfall hit the area April 27-28, he said.

April 22nd

Kane native is honored for ‘Service To Society’

April 22, 2012

Having a sick child who must undergo hospital treatment is a parent’s worst nightmare.
And not being able to afford to stay at the child’s bedside is an unfathomable heartache.
Thanks to the “Pennies From Heaven” fund, financial assistance is provided to needy parents of children admitted to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. The aid enables parents to remain with their children during the stay in the hospital.
Kane native Jon R. Perry and his wife, the former Joni Detrick of Kane, are the founders of the “Pennies From Heaven” fund.

April 20th

First-graders receive trees at Arbor Day forum

April 20, 2012

School students usually return home daily with books and other educational materials.
Imagine the look on the faces of parents Friday when their first-graders in the Kane Elementary School came home with a tree.
In observance of Arbor Day this month, the McKean County Conservation District sponsored the "My Growing Tree" program Friday at the school.
Every first-grade student at the school received their own Eastern Hemlock seedling to take home and plant. The students also receive a "My Growing Tree" chart to compare their growth with the growth of their tree.

April 19th

Installment payments now allowed for school tax

April 19, 2012

Property-owners in the Kane Area School District now can pay their taxes in three equal installments rather than all at once.
Acting at its meeting Thursday, the Kane School Board authorized the installment plan beginning with taxes due later this year.
In the boroughs of Kane and Mt. Jewett along with Wetmore and Hamilton townships, property-owners can make their installment payments on Sept. 15, Oct. 15 and Nov. 15.
In Highland Township and the Lamont section of Jones Township in Elk County, the installment payments are due Aug. 15, Sept. 15 and Oct. 15.

April 18th

Fatal crash in St. Marys on Bucktail Road

April 18, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Bucktail Road (SR 120) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. that claimed the life of Frederick K. Beck, age 74, of Emporium.
Police report that a 2008 Jeep operated by Beck was traveling westbound on Bucktail Road, approaching a curve in the roadway. A 2002 Freightliner single-unit box truck operated by Michael L. Barr, 57, of Kersey, was traveling eastbound on Bucktail Road approaching the same curve.

Winners are crowned in annual Kane Spelling Bee

April 18, 2012

It took more than two hours Wednesday to crown the champions in the second annual Spelling Bee at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Matt Johnson, a fifth-grader from the Johnsonburg Elementary School, took first place in the division for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.
Bobby Rumcik, a third-grader in the Kane Elementary School, won the division for second and third-grade students. He won the same division last year as a second-grader.
Lindsey Kocjancic, a fifth-grade student in Johnsonburg, finished second in the division for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.

April 16th

Kane man is sentenced to jail

April 16, 2012

A Kane man has been sentenced to 15 days in the McKean County Jail following a non-jury trial Monday in Kane District Court.
Judge Dave Engman handed down the sentence for William W. Leet, 36, of 308 Welsh St. after finding the defendant guilty of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
According to court information, this is the fifth time Leet has been convicted of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

2 Kane men jailed on charges linked with drugs

April 16, 2012

Two Kane men have been placed in the McKean County Jail after their arrest on charges linked with drugs.
According to documents filed with the Kane District Court, the defendants include:
*Wade Henry Pennington, 45, of 11 S. Elk Ave., Kane.
*Peter Guy Avenali, 52, of 15 Fraley St., Kane.
Pennington is the defendant in three separate criminal cases—two involving the alleged sale of pain-killing pills to a “confidential informant.”
County Detective Scott Nelson of the McKean County Drug Task Force placed the charges in the two felony cases involving the alleged sale of drugs.

Fire destroys home in Lamont

April 16, 2012

Area fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at 2145 Old Lamont Road in Jones Township.
Kane responded with Engine 56 and 57 and Rescue truck 51.
Tim Wile, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, identified the owners as Alan and Sheryl Pence.

April 13th

All clear at Pitt-Bradford after bomb threat

April 13, 2012

BRADFORD – On Friday morning, the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus received a bomb threat similar to those that have been plaguing the university's main campus for the past two months.
According to UPB Director of Communications and Marketing Pat Cercone, at 10:30 a.m. Friday the main campus received an email stating there was a bomb in Hanley Library on the Bradford campus.

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