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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
Taking no chances, the Kane Area School District issued an alert to students and parents Tuesday about a possible child abductor lurking in a "white van" at school bus stops.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said the alert was prompted by an alleged incident in the Smethport School District.
A Smethport student from the Mt. Jewett area of Hamlin Township reportedly "ran away" from a "white van" that pulled up to a bus stop Tuesday morning.Â
BRADFORD â A decision is pending in a sticky civil suit involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert.
Hale is suing the Berrys for allegedly failing to disclose the condition of faulty baseboard heating in a house he purchased from the couple in 2013.
Hale claims the baseboard heating system "was not operational" when he purchased the house at 118 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett. He claims the Berrys failed to mention this defect in a "disclosure agreement" when the house was purchased.
As expected, the Kane School Board voted 9-0 Tuesday to appoint Business Manager Steve Perry as the interim school superintendent.
He will assume his extra duties Jan. 1. Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is retiring Dec. 31.
Claire Ann Buckley, who is president of the school board, voted in favor of Perry as the interim superintendent along with board members Susan Grolemund, Linda A.
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More upgrades are coming for the water treatment and distribution system in Kane.
Pennsylvania American Water announced Monday that it is spending about $2.1 million for a second âfinishedâ water holding tank and high-service computer-programmed pumps.
âThese improvements will supplement our existing facilities and replace infrastructure that was built more than 60 years ago,â Pennsylvania American Water Project Manager Jed Fiscus of Brookville said. âThese investments ensure reliable, quality water service for our Kane customers for years to come.â
Jumping right into the fire.
Thatâs what it felt like for Beth Obenreder, who started work as the new Kane postmaster Mondayâconsidered the âbusiest dayâ of the year for any post office in the U.S. due to the Christmas rush.
Obenreder weighed packages and sold Christmas card stamps as customers stood in line at the Kane Post Office to send their cherished pre-holiday mail to family members across the country.
âWe take our jobs seriously,â Obenreder said. âWe want to make sure the mail gets where itâs supposed to go.â
Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? If soâŠ donât miss the 3rd Annual Nikkyâs Dance Studio Competition Team Christmas show. The Christmas performance is set for this Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Kane High School. The show titled âOh Santa!â will showcase the competition teamâs many talents; including ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and acrobatics for the whole family.
HAZEL HURSTâOnce a loan agreement is finalized with PNC bank, connections are expected to be authorized for customers in the Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Hamlin Township plans to borrow $105,000 from PNC to make its payment of $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. Under a long-standing agreement, the payment is required before the sewer connections are made.
The loan is expected to be finalized Friday, according to talks last week at the meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
Most 10-year-olds are especially excited at this time of the year as Christmas approaches.
But there's little holiday joy in the life of Matthew Prosser of Kane. He's loaded with inoperable tumors due to a genetic disease known as neurofibromatosis.