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January 30th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager said in a statement that one employee was killed and two were injured following â€śan equipment related accidentâ€ť at the plant.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed a call went out shortly after 9 a.m. to Mersen USA in St. Marys, located at 1032 Trout Run Rd.
JAMES CITY â€“ The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a permit for a controversial underground "injection well" near James City.
The permit has been issued to Seneca Resources-- the exploration and production wing of National Fuel Gas of Williamsville near Buffalo.
According to State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway), the Commonwealth has come a long way in the past few years but significant additional progress must still be made.
As the governor's budget will be released in early February, Scarnati said legislators have created "a tough budget cycle" as they've been "advocating for more funding for our public schools."
Because of this, and other factors, finding the dollars to completely fund the spending plan has been a tall task.
Despite frigid temperatures, many Kane area residents turned out Tuesday to donate blood in a "Heart To Heart" blood drive in memory of Chris Riley.
SMETHPORT â€“ Representatives from Kane and Mt. Jewett have been added to the McKean County Planning Commission.
The new commission members include Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center, and Don Martyna, a member of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council.
The Kane area is bracing for another blast of bitter cold arctic air with "wind-chill" temperatures of 30 below zero.
The frigid temperatures will be comparable to those of Jan. 7 in the Kane area.
But there is a big difference.
State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) is still vying for what he describes as â€śnecessary public welfare reformâ€ť within the Commonwealth.
A Tier 3 sexual offender on the state Megan's Law registry has been jailed for failure to meet registration deadlines.
Kevin Yancy Fuller, 55, of 32 Wilson Ave., Port Allegany, was placed in the McKean County Jail on Monday in lieu of $25,000 cash bail set by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for the former Hamlin Township secretary-treasurer who is charged with allegedly stealing township money.
Julie Sue Graham-Olson, 53, of 12 Gallup St., Mt. Jewett, now faces a hearing Monday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
The hearing had been scheduled for Monday.
The defendant requested the hearing earlier this month when she appeared in Central Court at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
Lisa Kibbie, left, and Allison Emer braved the cold temperature to take part in Saturday's 35th Annual Tony Dolan Ski for Cancer. The two are standing next to the Brenda Emer Memorial Trail sign, purchased in honor of Allison's mother and Lisa's friend. The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.