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February 5th, 2014

Jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupts traffic

February 6, 2014

WETMORE TWP. – A jackknifed tractor-trailer disrupted traffic for more than two hours Wednesday afternoon on state Route 66 near the base of James City hill south of Kane.

February 4th

Wetmore to consider hike in fire department aid

February 5, 2014

Wetmore Township for about two decades has provided an annual allocation of $18,000 for fire protection by the Kane Volunteer Fire Department.
That contribution may increase next year.

Red Cross Bloodmobile exceeds goal in Kane visit

February 5, 2014

It turned out that the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Kane on Monday was time well spent.

February 3rd

Suspended police chief accepts ARD sentence

February 4, 2014

SMETHPORT – Suspended Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard will be performing a year of community service under a sentence he accepted Monday in McKean County Court.
Hillard, 43, was charged last August with two counts of falsifying state documents between February 2011 and July in his role as a certified firearms instructor.
He reportedly certified that three Kane officers had completed mandatory state firearms training when, in fact, they had not.

Buyers are sought for Mt. Jewett water system

February 4, 2014

MT. JEWETT – Is a private company interested in buying the Mt. Jewett borough-operated water system?
We'll soon find out.
Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that the borough will be placing ads to seek prospective buyers.

February 2nd

Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter

February 3, 2014

(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one. 

On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter

February 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one.
We're a pretty small town, and most places my reporters or I go, we're familiar faces who don't need a specific credential to show it. But today? Well, today is different.

January 31st

Ridgway logger injured in accident near Kane

February 1, 2014

A Ridgway logger was injured Friday in a work-related accident in the Allegheny National Forest near Kane.

January 30th

Kane school, judge take tough stance on truancy

January 31, 2014

Skipping school has serious consequences in Kane.
Both the school administration and Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman are taking a tough stance on truancy.
"Students cannot learn if they are not present in school," Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said. She pointed out that the school district is required to enforce the state compulsory attendance law.

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 31, 2014

ST. MARYS – Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager, said in a statement to WJAC that one employee was killed and two were injured following “an equipment related accident” at the plant.

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