Archive - News Article
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn said Thursday that more felony charges will be filed against a Kane man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.
Joseph Allen Snyder, 41, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane, now is charged with two felonies-- indecent assault and corruption of minors.
Learn said Thursday that "additional charges" would be filed against Snyder. He said the charges would be felonies.
Snyder is confined to the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $200,000 cash bail set by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Claire Ann Buckley has been re-elected as president of the Kane School Board.
Tom Kerek again will serve as vice president.
The nine-member school board selected its leaders Thursday at its annual re-organizational meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. Both officers were the only candidates nominated for the positions. The board vote for the nominees was unanimous.
Speculation is building that a McDonald's Restaurant might be coming to Kane.
Sources claim the site for the proposed restaurant is at 300 N. Fraley St. Apparent survey stakes can be seen on the property.
Mountain Motor Sports now is located at the site. Ironically, the location once was the site of a Burger King Restaurant-- the arch-rival of McDonald's.
The Kane Vets Home Association at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) King David Post 1132 in Kane has donated $5,000 to help fight blight in the community.
The donation has been given to the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) for â€śBlight Fight Fund."
Â â€śAs always, we are very grateful for the continued support from the Kane Vets Home Association,â€ť said Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). The KADC includes KARE, the Kane Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Industrial Development Agency.
The new three-year contract between the Kane School Board and the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) is a 50-page document that spells out criteria as well as salaries and benefits.
To take a closer look at the new pact, the Kane Republican has signed a â€śRight To Knowâ€ť request with the school district to obtain a copy of the latest contract as well as the previous labor agreement approved in 2011.
A Time Capsule containing items linked with the Kane Sesquicentennial Celebration this year will be sealed at a public party Friday, Dec. 19.
Scott Morgan, chairman of the Time Capsule project, said envelopes to be placed in the vault now are being filled by various groups. Students at the Kane Elementary School and Kane Middle School currently are filling envelopes.
The vault is located on an embankment outside the Kane Depot on South Fraley Street. A ceremony to close the vault will be part of a public Christmas party at the Depot at 6 p.m. Dec. 19.
The Wetmore Board of Supervisors is again holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to adopt a 2015 budget that retains the same tax rate.
"There will be no tax increase," Ryding announced.
The basic rate is .65 mills. Those living within 780 feet of a fire hydrant are charged another .35 mills to cover the hydrant rental cost.
The maximum rate of 1 mill in taxes figures to be $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation. That's $50 in taxes for a $50,000 home.
Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.
The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys in order to complete initial steps for the formation of the community college with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, training and certificate programs.
Ten hunters entered their deer in the Kane Fish and Game Clubâ€™s annual Big Buck Contest on Monday evening. The panel of veteran judges awarded prizes to five entries, with no junior or mentored hunters entering this year's contest. The judges included Lee Gausman, who has been helping with the contest for 50 years and Larry Lamping, who was working in his 40th contest.
Earning the title of Mr. Big Buck was Sheffieldâ€™s Larry Heeter. Heeter brought down his 10-point, 152-pound buck in Forest County. The winning buck had 156.84 inches of antlers.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen's Club held its 47th annual Buck Contest on Monday evening at the club pavilion along Division Street Extension.
Jacob Lister of Mt. Jewett, a junior at Kane Area High School, won the prize for the Overall Biggest Buck. His 10-point scored 110 using the Buckmasters scoring system.
The winning buck, shot near Emporium, has an outside antler spread of 19 inches. The winner weighed in at 138 pounds.