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June 3rd, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ It's now up to the jury to decide the fate of a Mt. Jewett man charged with rape.
Paul Ray Swank, 33, of 7 Chestnut St., Mt. Jewett, is accusing a raping a former Mt. Jewett woman. She was 26 years old at the time of the alleged rape on Nov. 2, 2012 at a secluded area near Hutchins.
Tuesday night it was the coaches of the Kane winter sports seasonâ€™s turn to meet with the members of the Kane Area School Districtâ€™s Board of Directorsâ€™ Curriculum Committee. Three head varsity coaches, Matt Gasbarre (boysâ€™ basketball), Dave Kiehl (girlsâ€™ basketball) and Mike Swartwood (wrestling), along with two middle school coaches, Jeff Gibbs (boysâ€™ basketball) and Nichole Krietemeyer (volleyball), met with committee members to recap their seasons and give their input on upcoming budget concerns.
Dr. Charles D. Amuso is more than just a former superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
He is one of Kane's biggest cheerleaders."The Kane area is unique in the North Central region of Pennsylvania," Amuso said. "The parents and community are very involved and supportive of the students and the Kane Area School District.
A total of 67 people volunteered to donate blood during an American Red Cross bloodmobile held in Kane on Monday.
The downtown St. Marys hotel project took a leap forward on Tuesday as a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, situated on the corner of Fourth and Depot streets.
The $6.5 million project is an endeavor spearheaded by local project developer Todd "Booka" Hanes of Creekside Hospitality which includes partners John Schatz, Mike Faulk and Dean Hanes.
Construction is slated to begin the first week of July with an anticipated opening the first week of January.
RIDGWAY â€“ Several area businesses have reopened their doors after the devastating flood that hit Ridgway on May 21, some as early as the next day.
NAPA Auto Parts, one of the businesses to see some of the worst flooding, reopened their doors the following morning at 7 a.m. despite seeing heavy damage to the storefront windows.
SMETHPORT â€“ A trial for a Mt. Jewett man charged with rape began Monday in McKean County Court, featuring the testimony of the alleged victim.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The restoration of a part-time police officer in Mt. Jewett has been proposed by Mayor Melissa McGuire.
SMETHPORT â€“ A gray-haired mother struggled to push her two-wheeled walker through the grass.
Although it was a strain for her, she was determined to approach the Vietnam Memorial Monument bearing her sonâ€™s name.
With family members close at her side, she starred at his name etched in the polished granite stone. Then she moved closer.
She finally found the heart-wrenching courage to reach out and trace his name with her fingers.
When she turned away, tears were rolling down her cheeks as a bagpiper played â€śAmazing Grace.â€ť
The pride of Kane residents came through loud and clear Friday as more than 500 turned out to spruce up their community.