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January 22nd, 2015
Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâ€”a 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victimâ€™s residence, which is adjacent to Masonâ€™s home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show.
The public is showing its support for the new low-power Kane community radio station that relies on donations and sponsorships to stay afloat.
â€śWeâ€™re overwhelmed by how many people tell us theyâ€™re listening,â€ť Jim Greville said in commenting on the success of the station that went on the air last summer. â€śWeâ€™re happy with the support. Weâ€™re ahead of our timeline.â€ť
RIDGWAY â€“Â The candles are lit for the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to celebrate its sweet 16th birthday.
A small backyard gathering has since evolved into a large community event with roughly 200 carvers attending every year along with thousands of attendees perusing the extraordinary artwork created in downtown Ridgway.
MT. JEWETT â€“ An advisory for Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water could end today.
Brett Morgan, a borough councilman who is the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system, said Tuesday that water samples have been taken to a Brockway lab for testing.
If the test results are acceptable, the boil water advisory could be lifted as soon as noon today, Morgan said.
The advisory went into place Saturday following a major water line leak on East Main Street (Route 6) across from the Mt. Jewett Ambulance garage. A six-inch main water line ruptured, Morgan said.
The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board.
More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development."
DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission.
DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority has elected officers for the year.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the authority re-elected Dave "Chip" Peterson of Wetmore Township as chairman.
Howard Kane, the president of the Kane Borough Council, was re-elected as vice chairman.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne was elected as secretary.
Karen A. Walter, a Kane borough office employee, was re-elected as the recording secretary.
MT. JEWETT â€“ An advisory to Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water will continue at least through today and possibly into Wednesday.
This is the Monday report from Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar.
According to Paar, the borough is required by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to "pass two tests" before lifting the advisory.
KANE â€“Â The Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) has appointed Erin Hammerbeck, RN, BSN, as the Director of Nursing (DON) for the facility. Hammerbeck began her tenure with the Lutheran Home as a registered nurse and supervisor in 2006. Prior to her promotion to DON, she held the position of Comprehensive Care coordinator.
Mike Beane has plowed snow for the borough of Kane for 38 years.
During his long career, he has heard annual criticism from residents and borough officials alike about the plowing of snow.
Beane, who has headed the borough Streets Department for the past five years, refuses to have a "melt-down" over the complaints.
"I take it all with a grain of salt," Beane said Friday in commenting on the snowplowing criticism aired Monday at a public meeting of the Kane Borough Council. "Every year, we hear complaints. If I let it bother me, I would have had a heart attack a long time ago."