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SMETHPORTâ€” The McKean County 911 Center has announced the implementation of the Medical Priority Dispatch System to better serve the citizens of McKean County in emergency situations.
The new system allows dispatchers to accurately assess each emergency call and identify life-threatening situations by automatically prompting dispatchers to ask a list of questions. When each question is answered, the system will then direct them to another question depending on the response, according to 911 Director Andrew Johnson.
"A Christmas Carol"-- a one-man play by Brandon Meeks of Kane-- opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
It will be the first of three performances featuring a trained actor, who has appeared in numerous plays.
He adapted his one-man play from the classic "A Christmas Carol" by author Charles Dickens.Â
In the 90-minute play, Meeks portrays over 25 characters-- including Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future and, of course, Scrooge.
The Red Cross Blood Drive held Monday in Kane just missed its goal for the visit.
The goal for the Red Cross Blood Drive at the First United Methodist Church was 44 units. A total of 43 units were donated.
A total of 48 area residents showed up to donate blood. However, five would-be donors were deferred for health reasons.
There were three first-time Blood Drive donors. They include Dennis DeMarte and Dan Koza of Kane and Jordan Barnard of Port Allegany.
JAMES CITY â€“ With federal approval in hand, Seneca Resources now is seeking state permission for a controversial injection well in Highland Township.
Seneca plans to convert one of its existing natural gas wells on Lamont Road to an injection well for the disposal of wastewater from drilling operations-- including Marcellus Shale wells.
In a letter to Highland Township, Seneca indicated that it is filing an application with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make the "proposed change in use" of the well.
MT. ALTON â€“ Sun Air is flexing its wings as it prepares to provide daily flights between the Bradford Regional Airport and the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The commuter service is expected to begin next month.
Mike Glesk of Bradford, the chairman of the airport Advisory Committee, said the one-way fare of just $29 would be the â€śreal incentiveâ€ť for area residents to try the Sun Air flights.
Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Airport Authority, Glesk said he is â€śvery optimisticâ€ť that the Sun Air service will increase commercial passenger counts.
MT. JEWETT â€“ In an emotional spiel, Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar described the operation of a mythical donut company to drive home his point about council's issues with Police Chief Steve Hale.
The analogy was directed at Hale for allegedly setting his own criteria for operating the police department and sometimes providing more "donuts" than ordered.
After the Paar oration, the borough council voted 7-0 Monday to adopt new guidelines for police coverage.
SMETHPORT â€“ The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking support for its plan to add 17,488 contiguous acres to the Elk State Forest near Clermont in Sergeant Township.
But McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane aren't buying this one.
They agreed Tuesday to decline to back the plan.
â€śAt this point, Iâ€™m not going to endorse the project,â€ť DeMott said following a presentation of the plan at a meeting of the commissioners at the courthouse in Smethport.
MT. JEWETT â€“Work is underway on a project to upgrade the East End Sewage Pump Station in Mt. Jewett.
The pump station, located in a small building off Route 6 east of the Mt. Jewett Veterans Memorial Club, pushes sewage from 95 customers to the treatment lagoons on Kushequa Avenue.
"The East End Pump Station project is moving along," Sewage Treatment Plant Operator Rod Peterson said in his report Tuesday to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. "The new electric panel has been installed; the rails for the hoist have been installed as well as a new door and window."
SMETHPORT â€“ The proposed erection of "Golden Arches" in Kane has been delayed.
The McKean County Planning Commission agreed Monday to table action on the proposed construction of a McDonald's Restaurant on North Fraley Street in Kane.
Jeremy Morey, county planning director, said the proposal submitted to the board for consideration is "missing a lot of stuff."