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January 27th, 2012

Rebert sentenced to life in prison

January 28, 2012

BROOKVILLE – A hung jury sentenced former Emporium resident Stephen P. Rebert to life in prison for the shooting deaths of Brockway residents Wayne and Vicky Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010 in their Coal Tipple Road home.
The jury could not come to a unanimous decision on the death penalty, which was being sought by District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett. Eight jurors were for the death penalty and four for life, an automatic sentence of life in prison.

2 Mt. Jewett medical facilities to create jobs

January 28, 2012

MT. JEWETT – The construction of two new medical facilities in Mt. Jewett is progressing and it won't be long before they're open-- with jobs for the area.
Kane Community Hospital is building a Mt. Jewett physician center along West Main Street near the Mt. Jewett Post Office in the "downtown" area.
The center will house the family medicine practices of Dr. Linda Rettger and Eric Asp, certified physicians' assistant. They now see patients at 5 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett.

January 26th

Kane Chamber honors outstanding citizen, business

January 27, 2012

The Kane Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursday to honor its "citizen-of-the-year" and its "business-of-the-year."
Over 65 attended the banquet at the Kane Country Club and applauded the presentation of awards to the late Jim Salvamoser as the "citizen-of-the-year" and the Kane Eagles Club as the "business-of-the-year."
It was a bittersweet tribute to Salvamoser, a long-time community leader who died unexpectedly last month.

January 25th

County OKs change in Wetmore polling place

January 26, 2012

SMETHPORT – Wetmore Township voters now will cast their ballots at the First Baptist Church complex at Hemlock Avenue and Route 321 near Kane Area High School.
In the past, township residents have voted at the township building along Spring Street in East Kane.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to move the Wetmore polling place from the township building to the church.

New officers at North Central

January 26, 2012

RIDGWAY – A nominating committee on Wednesday morning appointed Potter County Commissioner Douglas Morley as chairman of the executive committee of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].
Morley has served as chairman of Potter County's Board of Commissioners since he was seated in January 2008 and was successfully elected in November 2011 for a second term.
He has been an Allegany Township resident for the past 34 years, was a graduate of Northern Potter High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College.

January 24th

Forum is held on fate of James City Post Office

January 24, 2012

JAMES CITY – A standing-room-only crowd of 79 attended a 75-minute forum Tuesday evening on the proposed closing of the James City Post Office.
U.S. Postal Service representatives Keith Corey and Junius "JJ" Johnson presided at the informational meeting at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City.
Corey is the review coordinator at the Postal Service district office in Pittsburgh. Johnson is the manager of post office operations at the same location.

Added fees for deeds in county to boost housing

January 24, 2012

SMETHPORT – The McKean County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday to add fees to deeds and mortgages to generate revenue for housing programs for low-income residents.
Under the proposal, a fee of $13.50 would be added to all deeds and mortgages handled by the county Recorder of Deeds.
From the additional fees raised, the county will receive 5 percent for administration costs.
The other 95 percent will go for low-income housing programs administered by the Bradford city Office of Economic and Community Development and the McKean County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

January 23rd

Both sides rest cases in double-homicide trial

January 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Both sides in Steven Rebert's double homicide trial rested their cases Monday following a week of testimony at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
The Commonwealth seeks the death penalty in the case in which Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double-homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home in Brockway.

Kane council to act Feb. 1 on 'bare-bones' budget

January 24, 2012

The Kane Borough Council is expected to act Feb. 1 on what has been termed "a bare-bones' budget for 2012.
The "revised" proposed budget calls for a 1.5-mill increase in the property tax rate in Kane.
This increase would generate about $118,000 more in additional tax revenue for the borough.
The additional funds reportedly are needed to balance the budget due to rising costs for operating the borough government.

January 22nd

Meeting set on closing James City Post Office

January 23, 2012

JAMES CITY – A public meeting on the proposed closing of the James City Post Office is scheduled Tuesday at the Highland Township Fire Hall.
The meeting is expected to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the fire hall in James City.
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing hundreds of post offices nationwide in an effort to cut costs. The closing of post offices in Ludlow and Hazel Hurst also has been proposed.

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