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January 18th, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ A 77-year-old St. Marys man died early Saturday morning in a fire at 523 Brusselles St., St. Marys.
A report filed by Trooper Robert J. Southern of the Ridgway-based state police confirmed the death of James L. Robbins in the blaze which reportedly broke out shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
His wife, Joan M. Robbins, 69, escaped the blaze and was reportedly transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday night that she was being treated for second degree burns but had also suffered from severe smoke inhalation.
The appeal for additional funding for the fire department is a hot topic in Kane.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department requires more municipal aid to continue to offer first-class service to the borough of Kane and Wetmore Township.
The Community Collaborative to Improve Health Care welcomed St. Marys Police Officers Gregg McManus and Anthony Pistner to their January meeting for a presentation on the rising abuse of bath salts in our area.
SMETHPORT â€“ A preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27 before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The former secretary-treasurer for Hamlin Township is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges linked with the alleged theft of township money.
SMETHPORT â€“ Suspended Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard will have another chance to enter a plea to charges of falsifying firearms training records for three Kane police officers.
Hillard was scheduled to enter a plea Thursday in McKean County Court. The court appearance has been continued to a later date not yet specified.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors has yet to officially challenge the payment of a pension to Charlie Vaughn.
The Parents-Teachers Organization (PTO) at the Kane Elementary School is holding its annual Book Fair in the elementary/middle school library. Selecting books to buy are these fourth-graders, left to right: Adian Markert, Cooper Nystrom, Brooke Ginkel and Kathryn Sluga. Students can shop at the Book Fair through Friday.
ST. MARYS â€“ Following the recent announcement of the closing of St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys current and former area residents have voiced their reaction to the news, a majority of which are of sadness and disappointment paired with fond memories of The Benedictine Sisters of Elk County and their contributions to the community.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Planning Commission has endorsed a plan by Howard Drilling to erect a new building at its complex along Bridge Street in Mt. Jewett.