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July 4th, 2014
BENEZETTE â€“ What does an elk eat?
With footage captured by a tiny video camera placed on a Pennsylvania elk this week, researchers soon will find out.
The research initiative is a product of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization headquartered at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette.
Current Kane Area School Board President Ken Kane became the fourth director to resign from the volunteer board this year when he submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week. Kane, who has served on the Kane Area School District Board of Directors since 1985, joins Mark Paup, Harry Steele and Dave Westerburg in tendering his resignation this year.
The 5th Annual Operation Back-to-School Sneakers Socks and Backpacks Drive is underway.â€¨Donations of new sneakers, socks and backpacks may be dropped off at the Kane Area Community Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. between now and Aug. 1. â€¨Wondering what gender or size to buy? That easy, any size and gender! Buy what you'd buy for your kid. All sizes from little preschool feet to great big teenager feet are needed.Â
LIBERTY TWP. â€“ A 40-year-old Port Allegany woman was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 6 in Liberty Township, McKean County.
According to reports, Melissa L. Stilts, 40, of Port Allegany was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu west on U.S. Route 6 when she reportedly crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Volvo dump truck operated by 73-year-old Richard L. McDowell of Smethport. Both vehicles sustained disabling front end damage.
After receiving a request from a resident of Burning Well Road, the Wetmore Township supervisors agreed on a motion to request a speed study, to be conducted by PennDOT to determine the speed limit on the road. According to township secretary/treasurer and supervisor Elaine Bodistow, there is currently no speed limit signs on the road, which means that drivers can assume that the state speed limit, 55 miles per hour, is in effect.
A Kane man has been charged with fleeing police (a felony) after a high-speed chase Sunday on Route 6 west of Kane.
Hunter Ray Smith, 21, of 407 Oak St., Kane, has been placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
Stave Police Trooper Roger McCloskey placed the charges after the Smith vehicle finally stopped in the parking lot of Zook Motors.
A Wetmore Township man is charged with a felony for allegedly providing prescription pain medicine to a Kane woman.
Salvatore Geral Colella, 55, of 582 S. Settlement Road, Wetmore Township, has been placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, according to court documents.
Six felony charges have been filed in a case involving the alleged identity theft of an 86-year-old Kane woman.
Aimee Carol Anderson Wile Hodgdon, 41, of 213 Faries St., Wilcox, is accused of fraudulently obtaining a Capital One VISA card in the name of the victim and then using the card to make cash withdrawals and purchases.
Gregg Kristophel is pictured working on a project while customers browse through his works at the Art in the Wilds on Sunday. The Harmony artist creates what he calls "Treenware", wooden utensils made with primitive hand tools. Kristophel was one of three dozen artists to display their works at the annual festival.
When Kane Highâ€™s Class of 1969 meets later today for their 45th class reunion, one of their classmates that will be missing is author Donna (Champion) Ingersoll. Ingersoll never expected to be an author but is currently working on her third novel.
Ingersoll grew up in Westline before moving to Mt. Jewett when she was 14, the daughter of Lorraine and Robert Thornton. The year after graduating from Kane High, she married Tim Ingersoll, a 1968 Kane grad. The couple had two children, Stephanie (Ingersoll Barker) and Timothy II and moved to Indianapolis in 1979, where they still reside.