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January 13th, 2015

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.

VIDEO: Dick LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator

January 12, 2015

VIDEO: Dick LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator
The Pro Football Hall of Fame player and legendary coach told the Urbana Daily Citizen that the parting was "mutual."

January 9th

Kane makes 6 requests for county Act 13 funds

January 9, 2015

The borough of Kane has submitted five applications for funds from the county's pot of Act 13 revenue linked with Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activities.
In addition, the Kane Volunteer Fire Department has submitted another application.
The Kane applications are among 18 new funding requests submitted for review by the McKean County Planning Commission. 
The McKean County Board of Commissioners has designated the planning board to review and rank the applications. The commission previously received just three applications to rank. 

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