February 3rd, 2015
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics such as road materials, road projects and road salt.
But the longest discussion at the 55-minute meeting covered the use of three cellphones assigned to the road crew.
The township spends $112 per month for three cellphones for use by full- and part-time workers in the road department.
RIDGWAY â Two of the four co-defendants charged in August 2014 in a criminal conspiracy for the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts, pleaded guilty Monday to charges at Elk County Court.
Last month the Kane boys basketball team traveled to Brockway and was blown out, 63-33.
Kane hosted Brockway in its next-to-the-last game Tuesday and lost by just five points, 43-38.
It was another in a series of narrow defeats for the Wolves.
"We have to find a way to win these close games," second-year Kane coach Matt Gasbarre said after the slim loss. "We need to learn from this."
Bob Gaetano began work Monday as the new superintendent for the Kane Area School District.
Escorted by School Board President Claire Ann Buckley, Gaetano visited virtually every classroom in the elementary school, the middle school and the high school.
âI am receiving a fabulous welcome,â Gaetano said as he toured the high school. He said the warm greetings from students, faculty and administrators are âbeyond words.â
âItâs more than I expected,â he said in commenting on the reception he received Monday.
MT. JEWETT â The 450 water customers in Mt. Jewett currently should boil their water used for drinking and cooking.
But, despite this temporary inconvenience, the customers won't be receiving a break on their water bills.
The bills still will be based on usage.
According to Borough Council President Chuck Paar, some customers believe they should receive a cut in their water bills because of a "boil water" advisory.
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders added to their great finishes this season with defending their titles at Champion Cheer Central Hard Rockinâ Nationals in Cleveland this past Sunday.
PORT ALLEGANY â The Kane High School boys basketball team suffered another close loss Monday, losing at Port Allegany, 49-44.
The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter, but Port used a 14-6 second-quarter advantage to take a 25-17 lead at halftime.
Kane outscored Port 14-10 in the third quarter, but never came closer than one point in the second half.
"We had opportunities to chisel away at their lead," second-year Kane Coach Matt Gasbarre said after the game. "We're having growing pains. We need to learn how to win the close games."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â While the frigid weather creeped up on the Weather Capital of the World in the hours leading up to Punxsutawney Phil's official prognostication, a decent-sized crowd would prevail to see the Seer of Seers predict what almost no one wanted to hear: Six more weeks of winter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said that Punxsutawney Phil, the world's only true weather-forecasting groundhog, isn't afraid to take on the Super Bowl again this year.
Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president, said all they can do is do their thing.
"Luckily, we don't have a Pennsylvania team in it, so we won't have to compete with them, although I wish that we did," Deeley said, adding that the banquet was on Saturday night, mainly because they can't use the school on Sunday.
William J. Leonard, 64, of Dutchman Run Road, Stoneham, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.
Bill was born March 16, 1950 in Jamestown N.Y., son of the late William H. (Ted) and Elizabeth S. (Libby) Ferry Leonard.