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March 12th, 2014
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors is gearing up for a possible court battle to block a proposed injection well for the disposal of drilling waste fluids.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday, Supervisors Jim Wolfe, Paul Burton Sr. and Joe Milstead approved an agreement for representation by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) of Mercersburg.
JAMES CITY â€“ Kim Kuhn of Massachusetts Avenue, James City, is the new roadmaster for Highland Township.
He will replace Charlie Vaughn of James City, who is retiring March 31.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County would like to recognize a Little Sister and Big Sister from Kane who recently celebrated their three-year anniversary.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Borough Council is awaiting proposals for the possible sale of the borough water system.
The sale of the borough sewer network now is on the table as well.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Customer connections in the Lantz Corners Sewer District should be completed by October.
Dan Slagle, project engineer, gave this bright forecast Monday at a meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors in Hazel Hurst.
HARRISBURG â€“ Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Monday announced the arrest of a St. Marys man as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
A â€śmotiveâ€ť and an â€śopportunityâ€ť are keys in identifying suspects in arson cases in McKean County.
Ray Learn, who as district attorney (DA) is the countyâ€™s top prosecutor, said â€śinsurance fraudâ€ť is the most common â€śmotiveâ€ť for arsonists and represents the â€śbiggest chunkâ€ť of arson cases.
Friendsâ€™ Memorial will soon be mailing Annual Fund Drive letters to area residents and local businesses and organizations.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is seeking proposals for the use of nearly $540,000 in Marcellus Shale gas well revenue.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Friday the revenue is from the state Act 13 impact fee paid by drillers of Marcellus Shale gas wells.
The county itself will use some of this Act 13 revenue balance, which has built up over a two-year period. However, the bulk of the remaining pot will go for eligible projects throughout the county, DeMott said.
SMETHPORT â€“ It's official.Â
Andrew Johnson of Port Allegany is the new director of the McKean County 911 emergency communications center near Smethport.