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August 22nd, 2012

Pitt-Bradford is major boost to economy, study shows

August 22, 2012

BRADFORD – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is more than the major provider of higher education in a six-county area.
A study shows that the college also boosts the economy.
The study indicates that Pitt-Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the college, said Wednesday that the study “confirms our impact on the region’s economy.”
He discussed the study and other issues Wednesday at a 100-minute forum with area media representatives at the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus.

August 21st

County to seek applicants for personnel director

August 21, 2012

SMETHPORT – McKean County plans to seek applicants for a newly-created position of personnel director.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, announced Tuesday that the board is nearly ready to advertise for applicants for the position.
His announcement came at a meeting of the commissioners. After the meeting, DeMott said the commissioners would be ready to "interview" applicants for the job "next month."
The county Salary Board voted 5-0 last week to create the new position.

August 20th

Quotes being sought for repairs at Ludlow bridge

August 20, 2012

LUDLOW – Quotes from contractors are being sought for repairs at the South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow.
According to a state-sanctioned report issued earlier this year, the bridge is considered a “high priority” for maintenance.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, filed the report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run near the Ludlow Post Office.
The company inspects bridges under an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

August 19th

Informational kiosk is installed in Mt. Jewett

August 19, 2012

MT. JEWETT – A flat panel informational kiosk has been installed in Mt. Jewett.
The kiosk is located at Heritage Park on Main Street (Route 6) in the borough.
The kiosk installation is a project of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the organization, said in a report last year that her agency would design and pay for the installation of the kiosk.

See full article by purchasing the Aug. 20 edition of The Kane Republican.

August 17th

Hamlin supervisors OK bid for road project

August 17, 2012

HAZEL HURST – The Hamlin Board of Supervisors is planning to convert the surface of two badly deteriorated blacktop roads back to dirt.
Acting a meeting earlier this week, Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton accepted a bid for $42,845.50 for the project for Marvindale and Kasson roads.
The lone bid came from Glenn O. Hawbaker construction of Turtlepoint.

Home search yields more in Milliard case

August 17, 2012

On Aug. 9, law enforcement officers executing a search warrant descended on the 76 Long Level home belonging to Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, combing the property for physical evidence that would bolster ongoing investigations and possibly lead to new cases against Milliard, who is currently incarcerated and charged with two area arsons as well as attempted homicide.
Milliard is charged along with his son, Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, of Ridgway, in arsons committed at 115 First Ave. in Johnsonburg on Dec. 4, 2008 and one at 521 West Main St. in Ridgway on May 30, 2012.

August 16th

Kane council OKs 5 projects at Evergreen Park

August 16, 2012

Five projects are planned at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The borough council plans to use federal community-development block grant (CDBG) funds to pay for the projects with a total cost of about $44,474.
The proposed projects include:
*Repairs for the main pavilion at an estimated cost of $21,004.84.
*Repairs to the Park Avenue pavilion and the installation of ramps for handicapped persons in wheelchairs. The estimated cost is $7,688.84.
*A drainage project to stop road erosion and flooding of the basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The cost is pegged at $6,073.

Police continue search for Emporium man

August 16, 2012

The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a part of their investigation into the attempted abduction of an Emporium woman on Wednesday, Aug. 8, near the intersection of South Broad Street and Third Street, they, along with the Emporium and Kane based State Police, Cameron and Elk County Emergency Management agencies set up two separate search area (Wittimore and Norwich) operations in an attempt to locate Thomas Edward Smith, age 58. Smith is wanted in connection with the attempted abduction and should be considered armed and dangerous.

August 15th

Is 24/7 police coverage in Kane coming to an end?

August 15, 2012

The future of around-the-clock coverage by the Kane Borough Police Department may be in jeopardy.
For the past eight months, vocal “concerned citizens” have called on the Kane Borough Council to tighten its belt and cut spending to reduce property taxes.
“Our main objection is to get the borough to save money,” Mick Petruney of 321 Kearney St. has said. He is a leader of the informal group of “concerned citizens.”

Student electronic devices now allowed in school

August 15, 2012

When classes begin in Kane later this month, students will be able to bring certain electronic devices to school.
The policy change allows students to come to school with their personal laptop computer, "netbook" or E-reader.
However, none of the devices may have accessibility to the internet. The devices will not be allowed to connect to the school district's wireless network.

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