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July 7th, 2014
MT. JEWETT â€“ Aqua Pennsylvania is the new owner of the Mt. Jewett water system.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 to accept a high bid from Aqua-- one of two private companies interested in acquiring the water system.
Francis Anthony Millard, 56, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in federal court to charges of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon.
The Highland Township Recreational Association held their annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday afternoon at the ball field in James City. Event Coordinator Marsha Buhl said that crowds were up from the past two years as the weatherman finally cooperated and provided a sunny, warm day for the show.
HERSHEY â€“ Governor Tom Corbett recently recognized 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, developing ideas, reaching new markets, and making positive contributions in local communities at the 2014 Governorâ€™s ImPAct Awards.
HIGHLAND TWP. â€“ A West Virginia man was killed Thursday afternoon when the driver he was traveling with reportedly fell asleep while driving on state Route 66 around 3:30 p.m. in Highland Township.
BENEZETTE â€“ What does an elk eat?
With footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on a Pennsylvania elk this week, researchers soon will find out.
The research initiative is a product of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization headquartered at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette.
Current Kane Area School Board President Ken Kane became the fourth director to resign from the volunteer board this year when he submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week. Kane, who has served on the Kane Area School District Board of Directors since 1985, joins Mark Paup, Harry Steele and Dave Westerburg in tendering his resignation this year.
The 5th Annual Operation Back-to-School Sneakers Socks and Backpacks Drive is underway.â€¨Donations of new sneakers, socks and backpacks may be dropped off at the Kane Area Community Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. between now and Aug. 1. â€¨Wondering what gender or size to buy? That easy, any size and gender! Buy what you'd buy for your kid. All sizes from little preschool feet to great big teenager feet are needed.Â
LIBERTY TWP. â€“ A 40-year-old Port Allegany woman was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 6 in Liberty Township, McKean County.
According to reports, Melissa L. Stilts, 40, of Port Allegany was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu west on U.S. Route 6 when she reportedly crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Volvo dump truck operated by 73-year-old Richard L. McDowell of Smethport. Both vehicles sustained disabling front end damage.
After receiving a request from a resident of Burning Well Road, the Wetmore Township supervisors agreed on a motion to request a speed study, to be conducted by PennDOT to determine the speed limit on the road. According to township secretary/treasurer and supervisor Elaine Bodistow, there is currently no speed limit signs on the road, which means that drivers can assume that the state speed limit, 55 miles per hour, is in effect.