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September 11th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years.Â
More candidates are sought to fill a vacancy on the Kane School Board.
The board voted 6-0 Thursday to formally accept the resignation of school board member Gary Ziegler.
Board President Claire Ann Depto joined with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Tom Kerek, Susan Grolemund and Linda A. Anderson in accepting the resignation.
The state may be finally ready to reimburse the Kane Area School District for local funds used to help finance a 2008 school construction project.
The school district dipped into its reserves to come up with $7,759,741 as a local share for the $22.3-million project. The project included the construction a new elementary school and the renovation of the Kane Middle School.
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RUSSELL CITY â€“ Multiple injuries have been reported in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the east intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township just east of Russell City.
Ridgway-based State Police investigated the accident, but had not filed a press release as of 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 1:40 p.m. with its rescue truck and eight firefighters. Highland Fire Police also responded, Fire Chief Bill Edinger said.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to use a portion of the township's Act 13 money to make a loan payment for the James City sewer system.
"It's perfectly legal," Supervisor Jim Wolfe said in commenting on the loan payment. He joined with Supervisors Paul Burton Sr. and Joe Milstead in approving the payment of $13,661, which is due today.
The financially-strapped Highland Township Municipal Authority oversees the water and sewer systems in James City.
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SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Planning Commission is ready to score applications for the Act 13 gas well impact fees.
Ken Baldwin, county planner, said the board should begin the review process at its meeting set for Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the county 911 center near Smethport. The 5:30 p.m. meeting is open to the public.
Baldwin discussed the application process Tuesday at a commission meeting at the 911 center.
SMETHPORT â€“ A campaign is underway to place two McKean County buildings on the National Register for Historic Places.
The buildings include the county courthouse and the Historic McKean County Old Jail Museum. Both buildings are in Smethport. The courthouse is located along Route 6 and the Old Jail Museum is located along King Street at the rear of the courthouse.
McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane agreed Tuesday to support efforts by the county Office of Economic Development to list the two county buildings on the national historic registry.
ST. MARYS â€“ Leif Eric Moats (known as Eric), 40, of St. Marys, was held for court Tuesday for his alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy for the distribution of the drug bath salts.
The charges stem from the drug sting carried out on July 17 in Ridgway and St. Marys that also resulted in the arrests of Tammy Zawatski and Rachel Shrefler, both of Ridgway, Alan George of New York, and Eric's wife Kristin M. (Kronenwetter) Moats.