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September 10th, 2012

Kane plans to use community service workers

September 10, 2012

Offenders who have been sentenced to perform community service soon will be working on more projects for the borough of Kane.
“It’s a win-win situation,” Mike Barnard said Monday in explaining the county community service program. He said the offenders are given the opportunity to complete their community service hours, while the borough will receive “free workers.”
Barnard, the McKean County community service coordinator, discussed the program at a meeting of the Kane Borough Council.

September 6th

Kane ‘motorsports’ business is expanding operation

September 6, 2012

Despite high unemployment and a dismal economy, adults still want to play with their “toys.”
For this reason, Mountain Motorsports of Kane is expanding its operation at 300 N. Fraley St.
“Our business has been growing and we need additional space,” Jon Sklar, company owner, said in explaining the basis for the expansion.
A 30x44-foot building now is under construction at the rear of the showroom and service area at Mountain Motor Sports.
Sklar said the addition would provide more “shop space” for the service and repair of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.

September 5th

Mt. Jewett councilman is asked to resign

September 5, 2012

MT. JEWETT – Mt. Jewett Councilman Brett Morgan has been asked to resign due to alleged inappropriate remarks made on stage at the Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival last month.
Jim Troutman and Francis Auriemmo Jr. of Mt. Jewett both have called for the removal of Morgan from the borough government. They called for Morgan's resignation Tuesday at a meeting of the borough council.
According to Troutman, Morgan took the Center Street stage at the Swedish Festival on Friday, Aug. 10 and mocked his business-- Troutman Sanitation.

Elder Milliard waives preliminary hearing for new charges

September 5, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and arson-related charges for his alleged role in setting two Elk County house fires, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from the beating of a Ridgway man, was in District Court in Johnsonburg Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on new charges of felony firearm possession and violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetics Act (CSDDCA).

September 4th

Wetmore supervisors to discuss roadwork leader

September 4, 2012

Will there be a designated leader for the Wetmore Township road crew?
This question may be answered Sept. 18 when the township Board of Supervisors meets with the township’s two-man road crew to discuss the issue.
The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the township building on Spring Street in East Kane. Steve Dyne, chairman of the three-member Board of Supervisors, said the meeting would be open to the public.

August 31st

Volunteer firefighters put ‘lives on the line’ for Kane

August 31, 2012

It was like staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.
That’s what our brave volunteer firefighters must have thought Wednesday during an 11-hour emergency at the scene of a chemical tanker truck rollover in the heart of Kane.
“We never know what we’re getting into,” Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said in commenting on the harrowing experience. “Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line for the community. They’re always ‘right there’ when they’re needed even though they know there are risks.”

August 30th

Evacuation is believed to be largest ever in county

August 30, 2012

The evacuation of 1,000 Kane residents Wednesday following a tanker truck rollover is believed to be the largest ever in McKean County.
“It was probably the largest evacuation,” County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Bruce Manning said Thursday. “I can’t remember anything bigger.”
Manning, who was on the scene Wednesday and returned Thursday to Kane to confer with Kane fire chief Tim Holt, said he believes the evacuation exceeded a movement of residents in 1972 due to flooding from Hurricane Agnes.

Milliard arraigned on new charges

August 30, 2012

RIDGWAY - New charges, including multiple drug offenses and illegal possession of firearms, have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and related charges in connection with two residential fires in Elk County, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from Milliard's alleged beating of a Ridgway man.

August 29th

1,000 evacuated after tanker truck crash in Kane

August 29, 2012

An estimated 1,000 Kane residents were evacuated Wednesday after a tanker truck loaded with butane rolled on its side near Greeves and Fraley streets.
Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said the tanker from the Elkhorn Propane Company of Warren carried 8,400 gallons of "liquid butane under pressure."
He said the evacuation was necessary as a safety precaution before tedious work began to transfer the butane to a Crossett tanker.

Son testifies against father in Milliard preliminary hearing

August 29, 2012

RIDGWAY - The preliminary hearing for Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, charged in connection with two area arsons as well as the attempted murder of a Ridgway man, resulted in those charges being upheld by District Judge George A. "Tony" King in Elk County Court on Wednesday.

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