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February 27th, 2012

Johnsonburg man sought in Wetmore Twp. theft

February 27, 2012

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Johnsonburg man who is charged in the theft of more than $6,000 in minted coins and currency from a garage in Wetmore Township.
Travis Allen O'Conner, 29, of 338 Water St., Johnsonburg, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, both felonies.
State Police Trooper Michael Britton placed the charges following an investigation of the alleged theft at the Gary Lee Anderson residence in Wetmore Township..

Kane man is charged in burglary at his grandmother's apartment

February 27, 2012

A Kane man is charged with a burglary at his grandmother's apartment at Central Towers at 130 Greeves St. in the borough.
John D. Morrison, 28, of 7031 Route 6, Kane, also is charged with criminal trespass and unlawful taking or disposition. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman in the case that includes two felony charges.
Kane Borough Police Officer Derrick Snyder filed the charges.

February 26th

Kane wins bronze in robot car competition

February 27, 2012

A three-student team from the Kane Middle School has captured third place in robot car competition at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
The team includes Galicia Fryzlewicz, an eighth-grader; her brother, Gunnar Fryzlewicz, a sixth-grader; and Patrick Moore, an eighth-grader.
Each received a bronze medal. The school received a trophy. Kane competed against 10 other schools, mainly from the Pittsburgh area.
The robot car competition earlier this month was part of Engineering Week activities at the Carnegie Science Center.

February 24th

American Refining Group is a story of success

February 24, 2012

Pessimism was blowing in the wind in March 1997 when the American Refining Group (ARG) acquired the former Kendall refinery in Bradford.
“Most gave us six months,” former ARG President and Chief Operating Officer Harvey Golubock said Friday.
Just how wrong were those doomsayers?
ARG survived a rough start financially and last year had “our best year ever,” Golubock said. Another “good year” is expected, he said.

February 23rd

Plans under way for auction at former school

February 23, 2012

Plans are being made to auction off surplus school equipment and other items now housed at the vacant Chestnut Street Elementary School in Kane.
The auction is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3. Public inspection of the auction items is expected to start about 9 a.m.
Corey Brown is the auctioneer hired by the Kane Area School District to conduct the sale. He is associated with Green Gable Village located on Route 219 in Great Valley, N.Y. just north of Salamanca. Green Gable Village is known as a multi-dealer shop for antiques.

Kane is 'honored' by nomination to national panel

February 23, 2012

Ken Kane said Thursday that he is "extremely honored" to be nominated for a seat on a newly-formed advisory committee on land management in U.S. national forests.
"I'm honored they would considered me qualified to serve on the committee," Kane said.
A 1977 graduate of Kane Area High School and a Kane borough resident, Kane has served as vice president of Keith Horn, Inc. consulting foresters since 1994.
He has worked for the Kane-based company since 1983,  a year after he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in forestry.

Criminal cases filed in Kane District Court

February 23, 2012

Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from court documents:
*Jarod T. Poulin, 21, of Cuba, N.Y. is charged with the possession of .95 of a gram of “Kryp2nite Original”—which “has been labeled as synthetic marijuana.”
The defendant also is charged with careless driving, following too closely, operating an unregistered vehicle and other violations.
Mt. Jewett Borough Police Officer Steve Hale placed the charges after stopping a silver 2002 Chevrolet Camaro driven east on Main Street (Route 6) in Mt. Jewett.

February 22nd

Several criminal cases filed in Kane court

February 22, 2012

Several criminal cases have been filed in the office of Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Information on the following cases is from court documents:
*Travis C. Davidson, 29, of 2 Curtis Road Ext., Ludlow, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Kane Police Officer Bill Nichols filed the charges after stopping a 2004 black Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by the defendant on Welsh Street in Kane.
A test at Kane Community Hospital determined that Davidson’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .229 percent, more than double the legal limit.

Makayla Anderson is chosen as Miss Kane High

February 22, 2012

Makayla Anderson is the new Miss Kane High.
The Junior Class at Kane Area High School selected Anderson during an assembly Wednesday at the school auditorium.
Christina "Tina" Moore is the first runner-up in the annual pageant.
As Miss Kane High, Anderson will represent the community in the Miss McKean County queen competition held at the county fair. The county queen takes part in state competition.
Anderson also will participate in many summer festivals and events along with girls from Bradford, Smethport, Port Allegany and Otto-Eldred schools.

February 21st

Deadline near for filing form for school tax relief

February 22, 2012

For the past four years, hundreds of property owners in the Kane Area School District have received a discount on their annual school tax bill.
The tax relief is made possible, in part, through the allocation of state gaming revenue from casinos under state "Act 1" of a special state legislative session in 2006.
To qualify for a discount, property owners are required to file a one-time application for a Homestead or Farmstead exclusion.

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