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January 14th, 2015

Former McKean County sheriff cited for corruption of minors

January 15, 2015

BRADFORD – A former McKean County sheriff has been cited for corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a 17-year-old juvenile.
In a report filed Wednesday, Bradley Allen Mason, 52, of Bradford, is charged with two counts of corruption of minors (a first degree misdemeanor) and one count of selling or furnishing liquor or malt or brewed beverages to minors (a third degree misdemeanor).
The investigation was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police when an unrelated civil dispute involving the victim was brought to the attention of law enforcement.

Multiple fire units respond to Taft Road fire

January 14, 2015

ST. MARYS - A structure fire broke out Wednesday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. at 162 Taft Rd. in St. Marys. Multiple units from St. Marys and Johnsonburg responded to the fire. Preliminary reports list Fox Township and Ridgway on standby as well.

January 13th

Kane paving plan ranks 4th for Act 13 money

January 13, 2015

SMETHPORT – There's a ray of hope that the McKean County Board of Commissioners will provide Act 13 Marcellus Shale aid to Kane for street paving.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Planning Commission ranked the final 18 applications for a share of $189,000 in revenue based on county Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activity.

Kane Fire Department holds election

January 13, 2015

The Kane Volunteer Fire Department elected officers Tuesday at its annual election meeting at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
Tim Holt was re-elected as fire chief. He ran unopposed for re-election. Other chiefs re-elected without opposition include: Dave Silvis, first assistant chief; Daryl Snyder, second assistant chief; and Tim Wile, third assistant chief.

Kane native Dan Woods to run for sheriff

January 13, 2015

Kane native Dan Woods is seeking the Republican nomination for McKean County sheriff.
Woods, a 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, is a retired state trooper. He has worked as a deputy in the county sheriff's department since October.
Woods said he believes he has the law enforcement experience and background to serve as the county sheriff.

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 13, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

January 12th

Snow-plowing complaints heard by Kane officials

January 12, 2015

There was a familiar winter "whine" at Monday's meeting of the Kane Borough Council.
Mayor "Yogi" Osmer and council members say they've received numerous complaints from borough residents who aren't happy with snow-plowing operations.
Similar complaints are heard every winter in Kane.
The mayor said he has received "quite a few complaints" about snow-plowing in the borough. He said residents claim the plows aren't removing snow "between parked vehicles."

Charges 'bound over' to court in dog cruelty case

January 12, 2015

Charges against a Mt. Jewett man in an alleged dog cruelty case have been "bound over" to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing Monday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" the charges against Tyler Blair Rush, 34, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett after the 69-minute hearing that was laced with graphic testimony.
Co-defendant Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, waived her preliminary hearing Monday, Her case also is headed to county court.

Kane council names deputy tax collector

January 12, 2015

The Kane Borough Council voted 5-1 Monday to name a deputy property tax collector.
The Kane deputy collector is Becky Gullifer, the current tax collector for Wetmore Township.
Gullifer would handle borough property tax collections only if elected Kane Tax Collector Marianne Rook becomes incapacitated.

Money secured for Kane police body camera

January 12, 2015

Money has been secured for a body camera for use by the Kane Borough Police Department.
Lynda Schul of Janeway Street said Monday that a recent $165 donation from Alaska would be sufficient to buy the first body camera for the Kane Police Department.
Speaking at a meeting of the Kane Borough Council, she said the donation is coming from a friend of her son, Lance. She said Lance, a 1989 graduate of Kane Area High School, is a police officer in Colorado.

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