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April 6th, 2015

Household survey is key for federal aid for Mt. Jewett

April 7, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The borough of Mt. Jewett is hoping to seek federal aid for projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
But the borough won't be able to apply for funding without the cooperation of its residents.
About 200 Mt. Jewett families have been contacted to submit household income surveys. Only half have responded. Time is running out. April 15 is the deadline for submission of the surveys.

Morgan to continue to monitor Mt. Jewett water system

April 7, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Brett Morgan has left his job as the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system to head the two-man Road Crew for Hamlin Township.
Morgan, however, will continue to monitor the Mt. Jewett water system daily until its pending sale is completed.
Following a 43-minute private executive session Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 to pay Morgan $50 per day to monitor the water system.

6 to be interviewed for Mt. Jewett streets chief

April 7, 2015

MT. JEWETT – There are six finalists for the position of streets department superintendent in Mt. Jewett.
Speaking Monday at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, Councilman Wil Antrim said he and Councilman Don Martyna narrowed down the list to six.
The borough received 27 applications for the position now held by Rod Peterson, it was noted.
Peterson reportedly plans to retire in September. Council is expected to hire a new streets superintendent to train with Peterson until his pending retirement.

April 5th

Bradford man jailed; $11K of cocaine found

April 5, 2015

A Bradford man has been jailed after members of the McKean County Drug Task Force arrested him last week and reportedly discovered $11,000 worth of cocaine at his residence and through confidential informant sales.
James Howard Fowler, 57, of 103 W. Corydon St. in Bradford, reportedly sold 16 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant of the task force.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Fowler first sold a gram of cocaine to the informant March 25 at 8:48 p.m. in a sale arranged via cellphone, according to court documents.

April 3rd

Seneca confident of win in suit vs. Highland

April 3, 2015

Seneca Resources appears confident that it will win a federal lawsuit against Highland Township over an ordinance banning injection wells.
In documents filed in federal court in Erie, Seneca claims the township will be unable to cite any court cases that uphold ordinances similar to the one adopted in Highland.
The township Board of Supervisors in January 2013 adopted a "community bill of rights" ordinance. An amended ordinance was backed last month.

3 sent to hospital in Jay Township crash

April 3, 2015

BYRNEDALE – A Jay Township crash early Friday afternoon hospitalized three people and caused disabling damage to two vehicles.
Elk Company 5 (Jay Township Fire Department), Bennetts Valley Ambulance, and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 1:55 p.m. to the vicinity of 19863 Bennetts Valley Highway for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township Fire Department) was later called out at 2:09 p.m. along with Fox Township Ambulance at 2:16 p.m.

Performance to showcase area talent

April 3, 2015

Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Chloe and the Frank family.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids

April 3, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 12 Adorable Easter Crafts For Kids
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's fun for the entire family!

April 2nd

Construction of amphitheater to begin this month

April 2, 2015

The construction of a community amphitheater in Uptown Kane is expected to begin later this month.
The site at 92 Fraley St. now is a vacant lot between the Kane Senior Center and the Goodwill Store. A safety wall runs along the sidewalk at the lot.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) owns the property and is collecting donations for the construction of the amphitheater.
According to a KARE statement, Dave Conklin and a "team" from Kane Lawn and Garden will begin preliminary work at the site during the week of April 20.

Professional Women's Luncheon is slated

April 2, 2015

The Kane Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Professional Women’s Luncheon on Administrative Professionals Day-- April 22.
The noon luncheon will be held at the historic Kane Manor on Clay Street in Kane. Participants will enjoy a buffet lunch with soups, salad, bread, drinks and dessert.
The luncheon also will include a motivational speaker presentation, women’s wellness tips, stress-less ideas, a take-home treat from The Sweet Shoppe of Kane, lots of giveaways and chances to win many prizes.  

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