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September 2nd, 2013
The Kane School District "crisis team" is ready to assist students today in the wake of a tragedy that killed a Kane student and his cousin.
Jarrett Costanzo, a 6-year-old Kane kindergarten student, and his 12-year-old cousin Olivia Douglas died Saturday in a horrific two-car traffic accident on Route 219.Â
The fate of Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard remains cloudy today as he faces criminal charges filed by the state Attorney General's office.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“ Six people were killed Saturday evening in a fatal two-car crash on state Route 219 at Mead Run Road in Hamlin Township, McKean County.
Kathy Douglas, age 36, of Kane, driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty, suffered serious injuries in the crash along with a 10-year-old juvenile. Two other juveniles, ages 12 and 6, died in the crash.
All four occupants in a second vehicle, a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, died. They included Gary Beimel, age 62, Elaine Beimel, age 55, David Cuneo, age 54, and Florence Donachy, age 81, all of St. Marys.
The annual street paving project in Kane is nearly complete.
Workers from IA Construction of Franklin hoped to finish the project Friday. Crews worked Friday on Poplar Street and Wetmore Avenue near the intersection with Fraley Street.
JAMES CITY â€“ A lone candidate will appear on the ballot Nov. 5 to fill the remaining two years in the term of former Highland Township Supervisor Charlie Vaughn.
According to Kim Frey, director of the Elk County Board of Elections, Glen Hulings of James City will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot as a Democratic candidate for a two-year term. A Republican candidate will not be listed on the ballot for a two-year term, Frey said.
SMETHPORT â€“ If the state gives its blessing, a new owner of the 17.5-acre Kane Magnetics complex at 700 Elk Ave. in Kane won't be paying property taxes until 2023.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to place the defunct plant in a tax-relief program known as the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ).
SMETHPORT â€“ The borough of Kane has not fared well in competing the past two years for a share of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money allocated to McKean County.
The borough struck out again Tuesday as the McKean County Board of Commissioners approved the "best use" for $225,825 in CDBG funds awarded to the county.
As Kane teacher Jeff Gibbs serves a 10-day suspension, there is speculation that his link to one particular email may have raised the wrath of certain school leaders.
As part of his discipline, suspended Kane teacher Jeff Gibbs has signed a statement of "regret" for using a school computer on school time for union business.
â€śWeâ€™re ready to go.â€ť
Thatâ€™s how Kane School District Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson signaled the start of classes Tuesday for more than 1,200 Kane students.
Beginning Tuesday, the school day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade will run from 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 a.m.