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February 2nd, 2014

On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter

February 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one.
We're a pretty small town, and most places my reporters or I go, we're familiar faces who don't need a specific credential to show it. But today? Well, today is different.

January 31st

Ridgway logger injured in accident near Kane

February 1, 2014

A Ridgway logger was injured Friday in a work-related accident in the Allegheny National Forest near Kane.

January 30th

Kane school, judge take tough stance on truancy

January 31, 2014

Skipping school has serious consequences in Kane.
Both the school administration and Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman are taking a tough stance on truancy.
"Students cannot learn if they are not present in school," Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said. She pointed out that the school district is required to enforce the state compulsory attendance law.

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 31, 2014

ST. MARYS – Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager, said in a statement to WJAC that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.

Kane Chamber seeks nominees for 'Citizen-of-Year'

January 31, 2014

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the annual Kane area "Citizen-of-the-Year" award.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations at its office at 54 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane.

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 30, 2014

ST. MARYS – Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager said in a statement that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed a call went out shortly after 9 a.m. to Mersen USA in St. Marys, located at 1032 Trout Run Rd.

January 29th

Federal agency OKs 'injection well' near James City

January 30, 2014

JAMES CITY – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a permit for a controversial underground "injection well" near James City.
The permit has been issued to Seneca Resources-- the exploration and production wing of National Fuel Gas of Williamsville near Buffalo.

Scarnati hoping for stability in Pa.

January 30, 2014

According to State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway), the Commonwealth has come a long way in the past few years but significant additional progress must still be made.
As the governor's budget will be released in early February, Scarnati said legislators have created "a tough budget cycle" as they've been "advocating for more funding for our public schools."
Because of this, and other factors, finding the dollars to completely fund the spending plan has been a tall task.

January 28th

Many donate blood in memory of Chris Riley

January 29, 2014

Despite frigid temperatures, many Kane area residents turned out Tuesday to donate blood in a "Heart To Heart" blood drive in memory of Chris Riley.

Kane, Mt. Jewett officials join planning board

January 29, 2014

SMETHPORT – Representatives from Kane and Mt. Jewett have been added to the McKean County Planning Commission.
The new commission members include Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center, and Don Martyna, a member of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council.

The Kane baseball team finally got to play a home game on Tuesday, more than four weeks after the...
The Kane boys’ track and field team rolled to a 115-30 win over the Johnsonburg Rams on Tuesday on...
The visiting Johnsonburg girls track and field team won 12 of 17 events on their way to posting an...

 

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