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February 3rd, 2015
RIDGWAY â Two of the four co-defendants charged in August 2014 in a criminal conspiracy for the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts, pleaded guilty Monday to charges at Elk County Court.
Bob Gaetano began work Monday as the new superintendent for the Kane Area School District.
Escorted by School Board President Claire Ann Buckley, Gaetano visited virtually every classroom in the elementary school, the middle school and the high school.
âI am receiving a fabulous welcome,â Gaetano said as he toured the high school. He said the warm greetings from students, faculty and administrators are âbeyond words.â
âItâs more than I expected,â he said in commenting on the reception he received Monday.
MT. JEWETT â The 450 water customers in Mt. Jewett currently should boil their water used for drinking and cooking.
But, despite this temporary inconvenience, the customers won't be receiving a break on their water bills.
The bills still will be based on usage.
According to Borough Council President Chuck Paar, some customers believe they should receive a cut in their water bills because of a "boil water" advisory.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â While the frigid weather creeped up on the Weather Capital of the World in the hours leading up to Punxsutawney Phil's official prognostication, a decent-sized crowd would prevail to see the Seer of Seers predict what almost no one wanted to hear: Six more weeks of winter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said that Punxsutawney Phil, the world's only true weather-forecasting groundhog, isn't afraid to take on the Super Bowl again this year.
Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president, said all they can do is do their thing.
"Luckily, we don't have a Pennsylvania team in it, so we won't have to compete with them, although I wish that we did," Deeley said, adding that the banquet was on Saturday night, mainly because they can't use the school on Sunday.
DAGUS MINES â Although she is five-years-old Fiona Jane O'Dell is still referred to as an 'O' baby, having been born with a rare birth defect known as a giant omphalocele which only occurs in one in every 10,000 pregnancies.
An omphalocele is a birth defect in which an infant's intestine or other abdominal organs are outside of the body due to a hole in their belly button area. The organs are covered only by a thin layer of tissue and can easily be seen.
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Jay Paterno braved a steady snowfall and slippery roads as he drove from State College to Kane to speak Thursday evening before a crowd of 75 at the Friends Memorial Public Library.
The winter storm held down the size of the audience. Perhaps many felt Paterno would be a âno-showâ because of the weather.
But missing a scheduled public forum is not in Paternoâs DNA.
He said his late fatherâlegendary Penn State football coach Joe Paternoâwouldnât excuse him if he ever missed such a public event.
HAZEL HURST â Joni Britton confirmed Thursday that she will not seek another term as supervisor for Hamlin Township.
"There are too many things going on in my own life," Britton said in citing her reasons for not seeking re-election this year. "My own life takes a lot of time. My family has sacrificed."
Britton, vice chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, said she would serve out her term that expires at the end of the year.