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July 15th, 2014
RIDGWAY â Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.
RIDGWAY â A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Pisani is charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at Pisani's home on Sept. 6, 2012.
The members of Kane Borough Council heard a report from Steve Zwerin, a member of the Boroughâs Information Technology Committee regarding the need to purchase a new computer system within the next few months.
The Hamilton Township supervisors discussed an upcoming meeting regarding the curtailing of hours at the Ludlow Post Office at Monday morningâs regular monthly meeting at the township building along Curtis Road. Chairman Brian Bastow, supervisor Nora Yasurek and supervisor, secretary/treasurer Becky Davidson interrupted the meeting for a few minutes as they adjourned to the office for an executive session regarding a personnel matter before moving on to the main portion of the meeting.
The Hamlin Township supervisors heard Daniel Slagle, the engineer of the Lantz Corners Sewer Construction Project tell them that it is approximately â94 percent complete.â
The project was started in August of last year and is nearing the inspection and hook-up phases.
Slagle recommended to Chairman Jim Trussell and Supervisor Dave Okerlund, who were in attendance, that Township Secretary Nickie Wheatley-Causer begin sending out ânotice to connectâ letters. Affected homeowners will have to complete the application, submit the $750 fee per EDU and have their hookups inspected.
Due to his carefree way of life as a young man, Kane native Milton Jones was quite an unlikely candidate for the ministry.
âI wasnât a true Christian,â Jones said. âIâd rather go hunting and fishing than go to church.â
But he became a âchanged manâ in April 1955.
Thatâs when he and his wife accepted a neighborâs invitation to attend a Southern Baptist Church mission near their home in Tacoma, Wash.
âWe listened to the speaker,â Jones said. âI remember thinking âif what this guy says is true, Iâm in trouble.ââ
BENEZETTE â Nearly a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future.
"Growing up and living in Elk County, there are many positive aspects to this area but we're also confronted with what I would consider a crisis situation," he said during the Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic held Saturday at the Dudley Farm along Winslow Hill Road in Benezette.
Zook Motors of Kane and the Ford Motor Company have sponsored six benefit test drive programs that have raised a total of $33,000 for the Kane community.
Under the programs, Kane area residents have taken brief test drives in various new Ford cars and trucks. For every test drive, Ford donates $20 to the designated organization.
RED BRIDGE â Work is underway to rehabilitate a section of Route 321 north of Kane.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said a detour is necessary so that full depth reclamation work can take place on the roadway without traffic disruptions.
Dr. Krista Jamerson and Keith Hastings are the newest members of the Kane School Board.
They were appointed Thursday at a school board meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Jamerson of 111 Hemlock Ave., Kane, replaces Dave Westerburg. Hastings of 69 Grandview Rd., Wetmore Township, replaces Ken Kane.