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January 12th, 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 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.
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 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.
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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.Â
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.Â
For the past four years, Ed Gadley of Kane has been a regular bidder at auctions involving storage units.
He's now turning his hobby into a business.
His "LIttle Black Egg Variety/Consignment Shop" will open Jan. 15 at 14 Greeves St. in Kane.
Gadley and his wife, Jaeme plan to operate the store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Dogs, cats and other animals are not immune to the cold as may be a misconception because of their fur coats.
By taking a few precautions and using common sense, pet owners can keep their dogs safe this winter.
Jenn Vallimont, a recreational dog musher residing in Kersey, has vast experience with caring for dogs in cold weather.
She also draws on her training in animal science, which she earned a masters degree in from Penn State University, to focus on nutrition, behavior, physiology and much more with her dog team.
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Bob Gaetano is the new superintendent of the Kane area School District.
The Kane School Board voted 9-0 Thursday to hire Gaetano, who now serves as the principal of the Loyalsock Township Middle School near Williamsport.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley joined with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Susan Grolemund, Krista Jamerson, Scott Paul, Linda A. Anderson, Tom Kerek and Keith Hastings in approving the new superintendent.