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February 12th, 2015

School board nixes trip to clinic for 5 football coaches

February 13, 2015

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.

Kane Players 'dinner theatre' format sees sellouts

February 13, 2015

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.

Two dead in crash Thursday in Wilcox

February 13, 2015

WILCOX – 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.

February 11th

Excitement builds for start of commuter flights

February 12, 2015

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP – 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. 
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.

Highland tables plans for "home rule" charter

February 12, 2015

JAMES CITY – 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."

February 10th

Ohio developer buys site-- but no McDonald's

February 11, 2015

SMETHPORT – 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.

County commissioners back hike in surcharge for 911

February 11, 2015

SMETHPORT – 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 “reform bill” in the State Legislature to increase the 911 surcharge. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.

February 9th

Ludlow girl is crowned as Miss Kane High

February 10, 2015

Olivia Stone of Ludlow was crowned Monday as Miss Kane High.
Three members of the Junior Class at Kane High School took part in the event held during an all-school student assembly in the school auditorium.
Katie Detsch and Brianna Blankenship were the other contestants.
Only members of the Junior Class vote for Miss Kane High, who will represent Kane in the Miss McKean County pageant this summer at the county fair.

McDonald's decision is mystery to Schaffer

February 10, 2015

There's a lot of unanswered questions about a decision to terminate plans for a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A representative of an Ohio developer announced last week that plans have been dropped for the restaurant proposed for a site at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
No reason has been presented.
The McKean County Planning Commission, which reviews major projects in the county, tabled action on the plans when they were received in December. The commission asked for more information. 

Humans block snowplows in Hamilton Township

February 10, 2015

LUDLOW – Kane area residents are sick and tired of shoveling snow.
But individuals in Hamilton Township apparently are going a little to far to show their frustration with the winter weather.
According to a statement made about a road crew report given Monday, the township snowplow operators have encountered human blockades.
In a statement on the report, Becky Davidson, a township supervisor, made a request for residents to "make sure that they get their vehicles with all four tires off the road and preferably as far as they can off the road."

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