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December 19th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

December 19, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

December 18th

School superintendent leaves job next week

December 19, 2014

Dr. Maryann Anderson is ending a 39-year career in education when she retires Tuesday as the superintendent of the Kane Area High District.
Anderson was hired in May 2009 to replace Sandy Chlopecki as the Kane school chief.
Much of Anderson's five-and-a-half-year reign as superintendent has been marked with controversy, dissension and conflicts between her and Kane teachers, certain school board members and certain district parents.

December 17th

Hearing is Jan. 12 for defendants in dog cruelty case 

December 18, 2014

The two defendants in a dog cruelty case face preliminary hearings Jan. 12 in Kane District Court.
The hearings are set for 1 p.m. Jan. 12 before District Court Judge Dave Engman. The proceedings are open to the public.
Tyler Blair Rush, 33, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, and Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, are charged with cruelty to animals.
Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale placed the charges last month for the alleged incident in August.
According to court records, Rush attempted to "snap" the dog's neck "in order to kill it." 

2 Kane assault cases are bound over to county court

December 18, 2014

Two Kane assault cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings earlier this week in Kane District Court.
The Kane defendants include:
*Jamie Richard Bard, 30, of 618 1/2 Greeves St.
*Darryl Lee Kring, 49, of 316 Johnson Rd.
Bard is accused of striking Alyssa Renzi, 24, at the residence they shared. He also is charged with making terroristic threats for allegedly telling the woman he would "put a bullet in her head."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

December 16th

School issues alert about possible child abductor

December 17, 2014

Taking no chances, the Kane Area School District issued an alert to students and parents Tuesday about a possible child abductor lurking in a "white van" at school bus stops.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said the alert was prompted by an alleged incident in the Smethport School District.
A Smethport student from the Mt. Jewett area of Hamlin Township reportedly "ran away" from a "white van" that pulled up to a bus stop Tuesday morning. 

Decision is pending in sticky Mt. Jewett civil suit

December 17, 2014

BRADFORD – A decision is pending in a sticky civil suit involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert.
Hale is suing the Berrys for allegedly failing to disclose the condition of faulty baseboard heating in a house he purchased from the couple in 2013.
Hale claims the baseboard heating system "was not operational" when he purchased the house at 118 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett. He claims the Berrys failed to mention this defect in a "disclosure agreement" when the house was purchased.

School board names Perry as interim superintendent

December 17, 2014

As expected, the Kane School Board voted 9-0 Tuesday to appoint Business Manager Steve Perry as the interim school superintendent.
He will assume his extra duties Jan. 1. Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is retiring Dec. 31.
Claire Ann Buckley, who is president of the school board, voted in favor of Perry as the interim superintendent along with board members Susan Grolemund, Linda A.

VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps

December 16, 2014

VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps
Crosby is the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with mumps.

December 15th

Water company spending $2.1 million more for Kane upgrades

December 16, 2014

More upgrades are coming for the water treatment and distribution system in Kane.
Pennsylvania American Water announced Monday that it is spending about $2.1 million for a second “finished” water holding tank and high-service computer-programmed pumps.
“These improvements will supplement our existing facilities and replace infrastructure that was built more than 60 years ago,” Pennsylvania American Water Project Manager Jed Fiscus of Brookville said. “These investments ensure reliable, quality water service for our Kane customers for years to come.”

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