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February 15th, 2015
Imagine attempting to keep a vehicle safely on the road while driving blindfolded for five seconds at 55 miles per hour. In addition, by this time a driver has covered an area slightly longer than a football field.What may sound like a challenge to some is a risk drivers take every day when reading or sending a text message.
One local business owner is hoping to raise awareness to the dangers of texting and driving through participation in the Red Thumb Reminder project, encouraging drivers to paint their thumb nail red or wear a red band or string around their finger.
Charges against former McKean County sheriff Bradley A. Mason have been bound over to county court.
Mason is charged with two counts of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
According to court documents, Mason, 52, the charges are linked with his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
The alleged tryst took place while she was a tenant in a house he owns adjacent to his residence at 1230 South Ave., Bradford Township.
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Even the coaches of the District 9 champion high school football team are feeling the wrath of a penny-pinching Kane School Board.
By a 4-3 vote Thursday, the school board showed its frugality by rejecting a request to send Kane High Football Coach Todd Silfies and four assistants to an upcoming coaching clinic near Cleveland later this month.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley and board members John Ball, Keith Hastings and Scott Paul voted to deny the request.
The Kane Players' "dinner theatre" format is a rousing success.
The Players' production of "The Loathsome Lady" opened Thursday to a sellout crowd at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
Tonight's performance at 7 p.m. at the Chapel also is a sellout. Lynda Karger, a co-director of the six-scene play, said only two tickets remain for the final performance at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
WILCOX â€“ Two Wilcox residents died early Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of state Routes 219 and 321 in Wilcox, Jones Township.
According to a public information release report provided by the Ridgway-based state police, 81-year-old Vera Johnson of Wilcox was operating a 2004 Ford Escape along with a passenger, 92-year-old Rose Swanson, also from Wilcox.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP â€“ Excitement is building for the start of Sun Air commuter flights from the Bradford Regional Airport to the Pittsburgh airport.
Flights will begin Sunday, March 1. The inaugural flight is at 12:40 p.m.
Sun Air will offer four flights Monday through Friday from Bradford to Pittsburgh and from Pittsburgh to Bradford.Â
The Bradford departures are set for 6:40 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Flights from Pittsburgh to Bradford are set for 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
There will be two flights to and from Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors has tabled plans for the adoption of a "home rule" charter this year.
A "home rule" charter, which guides most municipal business in place of state law, is seen as another measure to fight a proposed "injection well."
Seneca Resources is planning to convert one of its natural gas wells on Lamont Road into an "injection well" for the disposal of waste fluids from drilling.
The township has adopted a "Bill of Rights" in an effort to halt the "injection well."
SMETHPORT â€“ An Ohio developer who had hoped to build a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane for a client has purchased the site at 300 N. Fraley St. in the borough.
This is the word from Jeremy Morey, the director of the McKean County Planning Commission. The board met here Tuesday for its monthly meeting.
According to Morey, Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio has purchased the site now occupied by Mountain Motor Sports.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners supports state legislation to increase the surcharge on telephone bills for the 911 emergency communications system.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott and Al Pingie agreed to support a â€śreform billâ€ť in the State Legislature to increase the 911 surcharge. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.