The Kane Lady Wolves basketball team hosted an undefeated Curwensville Golden Tide team Friday night and werenâ€™t very hospitable, handing the Tide a 51-46 loss. In a hard fought game from start to finish, the Lady Wolves led by one at the half and hit some key free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
â€™Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.
Dr. Maryann Anderson is ending a 39-year career in education when she retires Tuesday as the superintendent of the Kane Area High District.
Anderson was hired in May 2009 to replace Sandy Chlopecki as the Kane school chief.
Much of Anderson's five-and-a-half-year reign as superintendent has been marked with controversy, dissension and conflicts between her and Kane teachers, certain school board members and certain district parents.
Carl R. Westerburg Sr., 58, of Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 26, 1956 in Erie, son of the late Richard F. and Lillian K. (Hultman) Westerburg.
Carl was employed as maintenance and groundskeeper at Evergreen Lake Park for the past 12 years and had previously worked at Zimmers Service Center in West Springfield, and drove truck for Lukjan Metal Products for 17 years.
Lucy E. Titus, 85, of 22 Totten Ln., Bradford, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 while in the company of family members at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born June 7, 1929 in Rixford, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys (Dufton) Nelson. She graduated from Otto High School in 1946.
On Sept. 4, 1948 in Olean, N.Y., she married Robert C. Titus, who died April 14, 2008.
Lucy was a homemaker. She was previously employed at Olsonâ€™s Department Store, Levi's and Gray's Drug Store. She enjoyed square dancing, painting, gardening, and raising pigs, chickens, and cows.
The two defendants in a dog cruelty case face preliminary hearings Jan. 12 in Kane District Court.
The hearings are set for 1 p.m. Jan. 12 before District Court Judge Dave Engman. The proceedings are open to the public.
Tyler Blair Rush, 33, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, and Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, are charged with cruelty to animals.
Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale placed the charges last month for the alleged incident in August.
According to court records, Rush attempted to "snap" the dog's neck "in order to kill it."Â
Two Kane assault cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings earlier this week in Kane District Court.
The Kane defendants include:
*Jamie Richard Bard, 30, of 618 1/2 Greeves St.
*Darryl Lee Kring, 49, of 316 Johnson Rd.
Bard is accused of striking Alyssa Renzi, 24, at the residence they shared. He also is charged with making terroristic threats for allegedly telling the woman he would "put a bullet in her head."
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
Taking no chances, the Kane Area School District issued an alert to students and parents Tuesday about a possible child abductor lurking in a "white van" at school bus stops.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said the alert was prompted by an alleged incident in the Smethport School District.
A Smethport student from the Mt. Jewett area of Hamlin Township reportedly "ran away" from a "white van" that pulled up to a bus stop Tuesday morning.Â
BRADFORD â€“ A decision is pending in a sticky civil suit involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert.
Hale is suing the Berrys for allegedly failing to disclose the condition of faulty baseboard heating in a house he purchased from the couple in 2013.
Hale claims the baseboard heating system "was not operational" when he purchased the house at 118 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett. He claims the Berrys failed to mention this defect in a "disclosure agreement" when the house was purchased.