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September 3rd, 2013
FOX TWP. â€“ A 50-year-old St. Marys man died late Monday night after being hit by an SUV on state Route 255, according to police reports.
Edward Joshnik reported walked onto SR 255 near Laurel Run Road shortly after 11 p.m. Monday and was struck by a Ford Escape.
He was later pronounced dead at Elk Regional Health center.
Police said the driver of the SUV will not be charged.
ST. MARYS â€“ St. Marys City Police report arresting 44-year-old Michael J. Stephanic following the death of 48-year-old June Talmadge, also known as June Andrus.
Stephanic, of St. Marys, has reportedly been arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault, and has been remanded to the Elk County Prison.
The incident reportedly took place early Tuesday morning at 2:40 a.m. at Eastern Sintered Alloys at 126 Access Rd.
The investigation is continuing.
Six-year-old Jarrett Costanzo idolized his older brothers Angelo and Jacob and looked forward to the day that he, too, could play youth football.
Meanwhile, he was happy to be on the sidelines as the spirited "water boy."
His 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas, a Kane native who lived with her father in Eldred, was a vibrant young girl who was a cheerleader with the Little Nippers youth football program for Otto-Eldred.Â
The Kane School District "crisis team" is ready to assist students today in the wake of a tragedy that killed a Kane student and his cousin.
Jarrett Costanzo, a 6-year-old Kane kindergarten student, and his 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas died Saturday in a horrific two-car traffic accident on Route 219.Â
The fate of Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard remains cloudy today as he faces criminal charges filed by the state Attorney General's office.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“ Six people were killed Saturday evening in a fatal two-car crash on state Route 219 at Mead Run Road in Hamlin Township, McKean County.
Kathy Douglas, age 36, of Kane, driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty, suffered serious injuries in the crash along with a 10-year-old juvenile. Two other juveniles, ages 12 and 6, died in the crash.
All four occupants in a second vehicle, a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, died. They included Gary Beimel, age 62, Elaine Beimel, age 55, David Cuneo, age 54, and Florence Donachy, age 81, all of St. Marys.
The annual street paving project in Kane is nearly complete.
Workers from IA Construction of Franklin hoped to finish the project Friday. Crews worked Friday on Poplar Street and Wetmore Avenue near the intersection with Fraley Street.
JAMES CITY â€“ A lone candidate will appear on the ballot Nov. 5 to fill the remaining two years in the term of former Highland Township Supervisor Charlie Vaughn.
According to Kim Frey, director of the Elk County Board of Elections, Glen Hulings of James City will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot as a Democratic candidate for a two-year term. A Republican candidate will not be listed on the ballot for a two-year term, Frey said.
SMETHPORT â€“ If the state gives its blessing, a new owner of the 17.5-acre Kane Magnetics complex at 700 Elk Ave. in Kane won't be paying property taxes until 2023.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to place the defunct plant in a tax-relief program known as the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ).
SMETHPORT â€“ The borough of Kane has not fared well in competing the past two years for a share of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money allocated to McKean County.
The borough struck out again Tuesday as the McKean County Board of Commissioners approved the "best use" for $225,825 in CDBG funds awarded to the county.