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May 20th, 2015
HAZEL HURST â€“ A day after winning the Republican nomination for a six-year term as Hamlin Township supervisor, Jim Myers was chosen to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.
Myers, owner of a trucking company on Route 6 just west of Mt. Jewett, will fill a vacancy created by the April resignation of Supervisor Joni Britton.
Acting at a special meeting Wednesday, Supervisors Jim Trussell and Dave Okerlund endorsed Myers for the position.Â
He is expected to be sworn in by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman in time to take part in the June 8 regular meeting of the supervisors.
The highest rank in Boy Scouting, the Eagle Scout Award, has been awarded to Joey Marold of Troop 422 in Kane. Troop 422 is led by Scoutmaster Bob Ishman and is chartered by Olmsted Manor in Ludlow and the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
Joey participated in his Eagle Scout Board of Review on March 8 and was congratulated immediately afterward for attaining this coveted rank.
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According to a State Police report released Wednesday, Michael Butterfield, 18, is one of three Kane teens injured Tuesday afternoon in an accident.
Their car went off a cliff on Reigel Road at the area known as Kane Stone in Wetmore Township.
Police said Butterfield sustained a "minor injury" in the accident. He was wearing a seat belt, police said.
Police did not name the 17-year-old female driver and a 17-year-old female passenger due to their age.
Police said the 17-year-old female passenger sustained a "moderate injury." She was not wearing a seat belt, police said.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP â€“ Sun Air Express, the new commuter passenger carrier at the Bradford Regional Airport, is gaining in popularity.
Sun Air in April had 204 passengers departing on its flights to the Pittsburgh International Airport.Â
This total is 18 more than the same month in 2014 when Silver Airways (United) served the airport with flights to Cleveland.
In a report Wednesday at a meeting of the Airport Authority, Sun Air Bradford Station Manager Ryan Dach said the number of departing passengers so far this month is "ahead of April."
Three Kane teenagers were injured Tuesday afternoon when their car went off Reigel Road and plunged over a cliff.
State Police investigated the accident, but had not filed a report as of late Tuesday night.
According to police at the scene, the injured included two 17-year-old girls and an 18-year-old male.
See full article in the May 20th edition of The Kane Republican.
Steve Chittester is the apparent winner of the Republican nomination for a six-year term as supervisor in Wetmore Township.
Becky Gullifer is the apparent winner of the Republican nomination for a two-year term as township tax collector.
See full article and other election article in the May 20th edition of The Kane Republican.
SMETHPORT â€“ Challenger Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer apparently has eked out a narrow victory over incumbent Ray Learn for the Republican nomination for McKean County district attorney.
According to unofficial results, Shaffer of Bradford won by 221 votes by a margin of 2,471-2,250 over Learn of Smethport.
No one sought the Democratic nomination for DA.
In other county races:
See full article in the May 20 edition of The Kane Republican.
Water service has been shut off to eight customers with long-term unpaid Kane sewer bills.
The water shutoffs are the last straw in efforts to collect delinquent sewer bills.
There are 2,074 sewer customers in Kane and Wetmore Township.
A total of 97 water shutoffs were scheduled last month for failure to pay lengthy delinquent sewer bills.
These "deadbeats" owed a total of $34,785 in unpaid sewer bills.
The Kane Zoning Hearing Board agreed Monday to permit a lighted outdoor sign at Rice's Small Engine Repair Shop at 210 S. Fraley St. at East Hemlock Avenue.
Board members Dave "Norm" Schreckengost, Dianna Niklas, Mike Woods and Lowell Watts approved the sign request from Jerry Rice, owner of the business.
Todd Klaiber, the fifth zoning board member, abstained from voting to avoid a conflict. He is related to Rice and the Rev. Milton Jones, owner of the site of the business.
See full article in May 19th edition of The Kane Republican.
The ballot facing McKean County voters Tuesday in the primary election features several races for key county positions.
The competitive county races include:
*Two Republican nominations for county commissioner.
*The Republican nomination for district attorney.
*The Republican nomination for sheriff.
*The Republican nomination for register of wills/clerk of the orphan's court.
See full article in the Monday, May 18th edition of The Kane Republican.