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August 12th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is saving money when defendants in criminal cases perform community service instead of spending time in jail.
According to a 2013 report on the Good Growing Gardens (3G) program, the county last year saved $185,445 because defendants performed 10,210 hours of community service in lieu of serving 2,853 days in the county jail near Smethport.
County President Judge John Pavlock presented the 2013 report Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.Â
Entering its 14th year of operation, Mark Sirianni Watch Repair in Kane has welcomed a fresh face when son Tom joined the business as an apprentice in July.
With the addition, Tom Sirianni becomes a third generation watchmaker in a legacy that dates back to 1947 when his grandfather Joseph Sirianni, along with Joeâ€™s brother Louis, opened Sirianni Brothers Jewelers.
The borough of Kane is moving into the technology age.
The Kane Borough Council voted 7-0 Monday to spend up to $500 to create a website on the internet.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, John Gentilman, Gary Schul and Tom Kase to approve the project.
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ For more than a decade, plans have been discussed for a public sewer project for the Lantz Corners area.
Work finally began last year and now this long-anticipated project is virtually complete.
Dan Slagle, a Pittsburgh area engineer who designed the project, said Monday that the project is at "substantial completion."
He reported on the project at a meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors-- Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund.
LUDLOW â€“ Hamilton Township residents might have more reliable cell phone service soon, according to a township official. Supervisor Becky Davidson, who also serves as the townshipâ€™s secretary/treasurer, reported during a brief monthly meeting Monday morning that an assessment permit was issued to build a Verizon cell phone tower on Gibbs Hill.
Supervisor Nora Yasurek conducted the very brief meeting due to the absence of Chairman Brian Bastow. Those in attendance heard that the townshipâ€™s road crew had spent much of July brush hogging the areas adjacent to the townshipâ€™s roads.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.
Giants running back Rashad Jennings is the highlight of the game with his 73-yard touchdown run during the first quarter against the Steelers.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Sunny weather and warm temperatures prevailed over the weekend for the 44th Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival.
The festival opened Friday and ended with the closing ceremony Sunday at the Center Street stage.
Beth Carpenter served as chairman of a volunteer committee that will begin meetings next month for the 45th festival in 2015.
A highlight of the closing day of the festival was the crowning of Kalyn Kost of Lantz Corners as the Teen Queen. She is the daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Kost. She will be a freshman at Smethport High School.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A ground-breaking ceremony for the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21.
The time has yet to be set by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
"I invite everyone to attend the ground-breaking ceremony," Linda Devlin told the Kane Republican. "DCNR has not yet announced the time, but we think it will be late morning or early afternoon. This is an important next step in the regionâ€™s tourism development."
Kane native Alan Miller returned to his hometown Thursday for the first time in a decade.
It was a short visit.
Miller is driving his new red Mini Cooper sports car in a coast-to-coast journey that just happened to pass through Kane.
About 300 Mini Coopers-- spaced out over several miles-- came through Kane over a two-hour period Thursday afternoon. The day's trek began in Pittsburgh and ended Thursday night in Buffalo.