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November 6th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A former Kane woman charged with identity theft has been given two more weeks to enter a plea in McKean County Court.
Aimee Carol Anderson Hodgdon, 41, is accused of using the identity of 86-year-old Mabel Johnson of Wetmore Township to fraudulently obtain a credit card. The defendant allegedly used the credit card to make cash withdrawals at Hamlin Bank in Kane and purchases at the Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Kane.
Every day for the past nine years, Sue Meyers has reluctantly looked out windows on the south side of her well-maintained home at 320 Chase St. in Kane.
What she has seen isn't a pretty sight.
It's a closeup view of Kaneâ€™s worst eyesoreâ€”a fire-damaged, dilapidated, crumbling building that once housed apartments and a meeting space for the local Knights of Columbus organization.
Meyers was able to smile a little Wednesday as she looked outside. Work finally has begun to demolish the building, which Fire Chief Tim Holt has labeled a â€śhazard.â€ť
Kaneâ€™s First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Tribute to Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. This yearâ€™s tribute, which is directed by Coleen Lundeen, is entitled, â€śOur Heroes and the Pride of America.â€ť
The event will honor all veterans, families of those currently serving in the armed forces and the families of â€śfallen heroes.â€ť A special emphasis this year will be on the veterans of the Korean Conflict, also known as the â€śForgotten War.â€ť
For the past 15 years, Flickerwood Wine Cellars in Wetmore Township has produced and sold its own wine as well as sandwiches and snacks.
The business now is planning to serve beer and liquor-- and dinners-- under a state Restaurant Liquor License.
Following a public hearing Tuesday, Wetmore Township Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow adopted a resolution to support the transfer of a state-issued Restaurant Liquor License to Flickerwood Wine Cellars.
Kane borough voters backed Democrat Tom Wolf for governor and Republican Congressman Glen "GT" Thompson in Tuesday's general election.
According to complete, but unofficial totals, Kane voters backed Wolf by a 390-338 margin over incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.
Kane voters backed Thompson of Howard Township in Centre County over challenger Kerith Strano Taylor, a Brookville Democrat, by a margin of 374-268.
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Kane area residents have a source for portable home ramps to serve disabled family members on a temporary basis.
The Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) agency loans its portable ramps to temporarily serve persons who are confined to wheelchairs or have mobility issues due to recent surgery or accidents.
LIFT, based in St. Marys, currently is conducting a â€śRamp Driveâ€ť to raise donations to purchase additional ramps to serve residents in a six-county area. The cost of the ramps is between $300 and $700, according to a LIFT spokesman.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at 3 p.m. Monday for a brush fire along Route 6 in Wetmore Township east of Kane.
A passing motorist reported the fire, according to Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt.
A Kane resident remains in the McKean County Jail after his arrest for an alleged Meganâ€™s Law violation.
Travis James Kelly, 29, of 312 Greeves St., Apt. 2, Kane, is accused of failing to meet his lifetime obligation to register with the State Police every three months.
State Police Trooper Andy Dalton placed the felony charge against Kelly.