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February 11th, 2015
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors has tabled plans for the adoption of a "home rule" charter this year.
A "home rule" charter, which guides most municipal business in place of state law, is seen as another measure to fight a proposed "injection well."
Seneca Resources is planning to convert one of its natural gas wells on Lamont Road into an "injection well" for the disposal of waste fluids from drilling.
The township has adopted a "Bill of Rights" in an effort to halt the "injection well."
SMETHPORT â€“ An Ohio developer who had hoped to build a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane for a client has purchased the site at 300 N. Fraley St. in the borough.
This is the word from Jeremy Morey, the director of the McKean County Planning Commission. The board met here Tuesday for its monthly meeting.
According to Morey, Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio has purchased the site now occupied by Mountain Motor Sports.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners supports state legislation to increase the surcharge on telephone bills for the 911 emergency communications system.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott and Al Pingie agreed to support a â€śreform billâ€ť in the State Legislature to increase the 911 surcharge. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.
Olivia Stone of Ludlow was crowned Monday as Miss Kane High.
Three members of the Junior Class at Kane High School took part in the event held during an all-school student assembly in the school auditorium.
Katie Detsch and Brianna Blankenship were the other contestants.
Only members of the Junior Class vote for Miss Kane High, who will represent Kane in the Miss McKean County pageant this summer at the county fair.
There's a lot of unanswered questions about a decision to terminate plans for a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A representative of an Ohio developer announced last week that plans have been dropped for the restaurant proposed for a site at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
No reason has been presented.
The McKean County Planning Commission, which reviews major projects in the county, tabled action on the plans when they were received in December. The commission asked for more information.Â
LUDLOW â€“ Kane area residents are sick and tired of shoveling snow.
But individuals in Hamilton Township apparently are going a little to far to show their frustration with the winter weather.
According to a statement made about a road crew report given Monday, the township snowplow operators have encountered human blockades.
In a statement on the report, Becky Davidson, a township supervisor, made a request for residents to "make sure that they get their vehicles with all four tires off the road and preferably as far as they can off the road."
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
JONES TWP. â€“ A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
Five minutes later at 2:52 p.m., Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) was dispatched while the Kane Volunteer Fire Department was placed on standby in Wilcox before later joining the firefighting efforts.
SMETHPORT â€“ Al Pingie has announced that he is seeking re-election this year as a McKean County commissioner.
Pingie, a Republican, will be running for his fourth term as county commissioner. He will be seeking a party nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Pingie served for 14 years as a Bradford Township supervisor and was chairman of the township Board of Supervisors for 11 years. He served with the Bradford City Fire Department for 33 years and retired in 2008 with the rank of captain.
A former union bricklayer, Pingie served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.
The borough of Kane won't be receiving anticipated federal aid for new energy-efficient doors for the truck bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
Borough Manager Don Payne said Friday that the application has hit a snag and has been rejected.
Acting on behalf of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, the borough submitted a request for $14,520 in funds for the doors to cut heating costs.