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January 30th, 2014

One dead in Mersen explosion

January 30, 2014

ST. MARYS – 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 “an equipment related accident” 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.

January 29th

Federal agency OKs 'injection well' near James City

January 30, 2014

JAMES CITY – 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.

Scarnati hoping for stability in Pa.

January 30, 2014

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.

January 28th

Many donate blood in memory of Chris Riley

January 29, 2014

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.

Kane, Mt. Jewett officials join planning board

January 29, 2014

SMETHPORT – 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.

January 27th

'Blob' of arctic air to linger in Kane area

January 28, 2014

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.

Scarnati still eyeing welfare reform

January 28, 2014

State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) is still vying for what he describes as “necessary public welfare reform” within the Commonwealth.

Man jailed for missing Megan's Law deadline

January 28, 2014

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.

Hearing is rescheduled for former Hamlin Twp. official

January 28, 2014

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.

January 26th

35th Annual Tony Dolan Ski for Cancer

January 27, 2014

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.

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