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June 20th, 2012

New Chamber director brings lots of zest to job

June 20, 2012

Erin Vassallo is full of zest as she begins her new job as executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC).
This organization includes the Kane Chamber of Commerce, the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation (KAIDC) and the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE).
The bubbly young woman can hardly contain her zeal as she discusses her key role in promoting Kane business, industry, tourism and the overall quality of life.

Kane High Alumni Memorial Award board meets

June 20, 2012

When the Kane High School Alumni Memorial Award (KHSAMA) Fund meets in February 2013, it will mark the first time in 28 years that a member of the Class of 1955 has not sat upon that board.
At the May Selection Meeting of the board, President John Thompson, KHS ’55, formally announced that he would be retiring after 16 years of serving on the board.

Ridgway arsonist still loose after fires

June 20, 2012

While local officials are trying not to cause a panic with Ridgway residents, the fact remains the same: with two unexplained fires less than three weeks apart being deemed arson cases, the unease has set in.
"The two that we've had in three weeks, we have an issue," said Ridgway fire chief John Wygant. "I don't want to elaborate on it because I don't want to create a problem in the community, and I don't want to cause a panic or have people running, buying guns and shooting people. We can't have that.

June 19th

Debbie Lenaway is retiring as teacher in Kane

June 19, 2012

Students taught by Debbie Lenaway may see their teacher more often outside the classroom than in school.
Lenaway spends much of her spare time watching her students perform in concerts or in sporting events such as Little League baseball or youth soccer.
“I sit with the parents in the bleachers,” Lenaway said. “Of course, I have to cheer for players on both teams on the field.”

June 18th

'Zero Sort' increases recycling loads in Kane

June 18, 2012

The "Zero Sort" program offered by Casella Waste Systems has led to a 30-percent increase in recycling in Kane, a company spokesman said Monday.
Stephanie Runser, the general manager of the Olean, N.Y. Hauling Division that includes company bins in Kane, Smethport and Bradford, said "Zero Sort" is popular because residents no longer need to separate their recyclables.
She said Kane area residents are encouraged to deposit plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard and paper in any one of the six recycling bins in Kane.

Despite fire, Kane roller rink is open as usual

June 18, 2012

Despite a smokey fire early Saturday, Corban's Temple Roller Skating Rink in Kane is open on its usual schedule.
Lori McClain who owns the business with her husband, Ivan, said Monday that skating would be held Wednesday at the "usual" time of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
She said the rink also would be open for its weekend schedule---  7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The rink also accepts bookings for private parties on Tuesdays and Thursday, McClain said.

June 15th

‘Father Phil’ marks his 25th anniversary as a priest

June 15, 2012

There once was a time when many priests led a secluded life and stayed "home" within their own church.
They said daily and Sunday Mass and tended to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. But they seldom took part in civic activities outside the church.
The Rev. Philip A. Pinczewski—fondly known as “Father Phil”—is part of a growing breed of priests and other religious leaders who are taking a very active role in the community.

June 13th

Sky’s the limit for Kane pole vault champion

June 13, 2012

Patrick Anderson of Kane isn’t resting on his laurels after winning the pole vault for the second consecutive year in the state championship track and field meet.
He set the Class AA record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches in the state meet.
Anderson, who holds the Kane school record at 16 feet, 4 ¾ inches in the pole vault, is setting his sights on lofty goals—even a shot at a future Olympics.
“Right now, I’m trying to clear 17 feet in a meet,” Anderson said. “I’ve done it in practice.”

Highland sewer officer expands services

June 13, 2012

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township sewage enforcement officer (SEO) has expanded his services to include work under the new stormwater management ordinance.
In a letter discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, SEO Russ Braun of St. Marys said he now is a "certified" stormwater inspector.
"This certification meets the requirements for me to perform municipal reviews and inspections of stormwater management activities as required by the recently adopted stormwater ordinance." Braun said in his letter to the supervisors.

June 11th

Ludlow bridge is on state ‘high priority’ list

June 11, 2012

LUDLOW – The South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow is considered a “high priority” for maintenance.
This is the label listed for the bridge in a report from inspectors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Hamilton Township, owner of the bridge, now is under the gun to make repairs as early as this month, according to the report.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, issued the critical report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run.
South Hillside Avenue is near the Ludlow Post Office on the west end of town.

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