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October 8th, 2012
SMETHPORTâThe McKean County Board of Commissioners didnât need to look far to find a new personnel director.
Kathy Roche, who has served as the director of the county Tax Claim Bureau for six years, now will also take on duties of the county personnel chief.
Roche has a desk in both offices, which are a few steps away from each other on the first floor of the county courthouse in Smethport.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, announced the selection of Roche for personnel director during a board meeting Monday at the courthouse.
SMETHPORT â Preparations for the 2013 budget are under way in McKean County.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Monday that the board has been âscheduling meetingsâ with department heads to look a budget requests for next year.
He said the budget meetings are with heads of the âlarger departments,â which will have a major impact on the next spending plan for the county.
In action at the 13-minute meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport, the commissioners:
Zach Hadfield and Dawn Saquin were selected 2012 Kane Homecoming King and Queen. Saquin was announced as Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Wolves' 17-14 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Friday night, while Hadfield was crowned during Saturday night's Homecoming Dance. Nearly 300 students and guests attended the dance.
The Kane Community Hospital's Breast Imaging Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Because October is national âBreast Cancer Awareness Month,â this is a busy time of the year for mammograms at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
âWhen it comes to screening for breast cancer, mammograms are the âgold standard,ââ Julie Laughner said. âBreast cancer is a treatable disease if detected early by a mammogram.â
This fuzzy little caterpillar may look cute, but the hairs on its body can cause a burning, stinging sensation and rash when touched, so specimens of this kind should be avoided.
Despite constraints, it appears that Penn State and the State University of New York (SUNY) will continue to offer forest management programs.
There was a large amount of volunteers donating blood on Monday at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile stop in Kane.
JOHNSONBURG - A Highland Township supervisor charged with environmental violations had his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 continued Wednesday as he has yet to obtain legal representation.
Charges were filed by the Attorney General's Office last week with District Judge George A. "Tony" King against Charles M. Vaughn Jr., 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors and who up until recently served as the state-certified operator of the township's sewage plant in James City.
âBe Preparedâ is the motto of the Boys Scouts.
This phrase also aptly applies to Kane Community Hospital.
When Kane was faced with the largest evacuation in McKean County history five weeks ago, the local hospital ramped up its disaster plan.
âWe have a process to follow for disasters,â Gary Rhodes, the chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, said Wednesday. âWeâre always prepared.â