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July 16th, 2014

Highland supervisor suggests township 'nepotism policy'

July 16, 2014

Highland Township Chairman James Wolfe seemed to stir up a hornet’s nest near the end of Wednesday evening’s regular monthly meeting when he asked residents for their opinion on the adoption of a possible township nepotism policy.
Response from the nearly two dozen residents in attendance was immediate and, in large part, negative, as some residents voiced their opinion that such a policy should have been enacted a long time ago. No motion was made to pass such a proposal as residents offered opinions as to why Wolfe brought up the subject.

KARE looking for benefactors

July 16, 2014

The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise is looking for 100 people to donate $1,000 or more in one month. KARE is taking on projects that will help Kane and our community. KARE is a 501c3 organization whose goal is to help revitalize our town and help it continue to grow. One hundred percent of all donations will go toward improvements.
Anyone contributing $1,000 or more will be recognized in the “founding members” tribute located at the future site of the uptown amphitheater. This project is underway and the KARE board members would like to have it completed by 2015.

July 15th

Reported drilling plans draw ire

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.

Pisani trial on drug charges begins

July 15, 2014

RIDGWAY – A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Pisani is charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at Pisani's home on Sept. 6, 2012.

July 14th

Kane to get new computer system, usage policy

July 14, 2014

The members of Kane Borough Council heard a report from Steve Zwerin, a member of the Borough’s Information Technology Committee regarding the need to purchase a new computer system within the next few months.

Hamilton Twp. supervisors discuss Post Office

July 14, 2014

The Hamilton Township supervisors discussed an upcoming meeting regarding the curtailing of hours at the Ludlow Post Office at Monday morning’s regular monthly meeting at the township building along Curtis Road. Chairman Brian Bastow, supervisor Nora Yasurek and supervisor, secretary/treasurer Becky Davidson interrupted the meeting for a few minutes as they adjourned to the office for an executive session regarding a personnel matter before moving on to the main portion of the meeting.

Lantz Corners sewer construction project nearly complete

July 14, 2014

The Hamlin Township supervisors heard Daniel Slagle, the engineer of the Lantz Corners Sewer Construction Project tell them that it is approximately “94 percent complete.”
The project was started in August of last year and is nearing the inspection and hook-up phases.
Slagle recommended to Chairman Jim Trussell and Supervisor Dave Okerlund, who were in attendance, that Township Secretary Nickie Wheatley-Causer begin sending out “notice to connect” letters. Affected homeowners will have to complete the application, submit the $750 fee per EDU and have their hookups inspected.

July 13th

Rev. Milton Jones retires as long-time pastor in Kane

July 13, 2014

Due to his carefree way of life as a young man, Kane native Milton Jones was quite an unlikely candidate for the ministry.
“I wasn’t a true Christian,” Jones said. “I’d rather go hunting and fishing than go to church.”
But he became a “changed man” in April 1955.
That’s when he and his wife accepted a neighbor’s invitation to attend a Southern Baptist Church mission near their home in Tacoma, Wash.
“We listened to the speaker,” Jones said. “I remember thinking ‘if what this guy says is true, I’m in trouble.’”

DA McMahon: Area in 'crisis situation'

July 13, 2014

BENEZETTE – Nearly a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.
"Growing up and living in Elk County, there are many positive aspects to this area but we're also confronted with what I would consider a crisis situation," he said during the Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic held Saturday at the Dudley Farm along Winslow Hill Road in Benezette.

July 11th

Zook Motors and Ford ‘drives’ raise $33,000 in Kane

July 11, 2014

Zook Motors of Kane and the Ford Motor Company have sponsored six benefit test drive programs that have raised a total of $33,000 for the Kane community.
Under the programs, Kane area residents have taken brief test drives in various new Ford cars and trucks. For every test drive, Ford donates $20 to the designated organization.

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