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August 29th, 2012
An estimated 1,000 Kane residents were evacuated Wednesday after a tanker truck loaded with butane rolled on its side near Greeves and Fraley streets.
Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said the tanker from the Elkhorn Propane Company of Warren carried 8,400 gallons of "liquid butane under pressure."
He said the evacuation was necessary as a safety precaution before tedious work began to transfer the butane to a Crossett tanker.
RIDGWAY - The preliminary hearing for Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, charged in connection with two area arsons as well as the attempted murder of a Ridgway man, resulted in those charges being upheld by District Judge George A. "Tony" King in Elk County Court on Wednesday.
One person was killed and another was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Route 6, just west of the former Lobo Inn.
Bernice A. Pierson, age 57, of 511 Barden Brook Rd., Eldred, died in the crash. The injured passenger, Meghan C. Pierson, age 24, of the same address, was flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie with moderate injuries.
An overturned tanker truck hauling butane has overturned in a Kane, PA where residents within a half-mile radius of the accident are being evacuated Wednesday morning.
SMETHPORT â€“ With the Presidential Election only 10 weeks away, Kane area residents are reminded that photo identification is needed to cast ballots Nov. 6.
Judy Ordiway, director of the McKean County Board of Elections, has prepared informational flyers on the new state photo ID requirement for voters.
Copies of the flyers are available at the Board of Elections office in Smethport. Call the office at 814-887-3203.
According to the flyers, the acceptable IDs at the polls include:
Wetmore Township has helped the Kane Area School District develop a new parking lot off the traffic circle in front of the high school.
The new lot is ready for use today-- the start for classes in the school district.
The township helped with the project by "loaning" its street roller.
"This piece of equipment enabled the school district to complete the work on creating additional parking in the front lot of the Kane Senior High School," the district said in a letter of appreciation to the township.
Parents who pick up their children after class at the Kane Elementary School must have school-issued student name tags.
Linda Lorenzo, the principal at the elementary school, said Thursday that parents without student name tags won't be able to pick up their children.
Classes resume Tuesday in the Kane Area School District.
School-issued name tags were issued Thursday during orientation for students in first through fifth grades at the elementary school. Kindergarten orientation was held Wednesday.
Here are steps to follow under the "parent pick-up procedures:"
A 16-hour local festival Saturday will raise money to assist families of soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation is sponsoring the first annual Summer Fest.
The event on the grounds of the Allegheny Mountain Raceway on Highland Road near Lamont begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs until 2 a.m. Sunday.
BRADFORD â€“ The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is more than the major provider of higher education in a six-county area.
A study shows that the college also boosts the economy.
The study indicates that Pitt-Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the college, said Wednesday that the study â€śconfirms our impact on the regionâ€™s economy.â€ť
He discussed the study and other issues Wednesday at a 100-minute forum with area media representatives at the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County plans to seek applicants for a newly-created position of personnel director.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, announced Tuesday that the board is nearly ready to advertise for applicants for the position.
His announcement came at a meeting of the commissioners. After the meeting, DeMott said the commissioners would be ready to "interview" applicants for the job "next month."
The county Salary Board voted 5-0 last week to create the new position.