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June 4th, 2014

Local watershed group receives national honor

June 4, 2014

SMETHPORT – The Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs (WINS) Coalition partners have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and leadership in the category of Collaborative and Aquatic Stewardship on the Allegheny National Forest. 

June 3rd

Rape case against Mt. Jewett man goes to jury

June 3, 2014

SMETHPORT – It's now up to the jury to decide the fate of a Mt. Jewett man charged with rape.
Paul Ray Swank, 33, of 7 Chestnut St., Mt. Jewett, is accusing a raping a former Mt. Jewett woman. She was 26 years old at the time of the alleged rape on Nov. 2, 2012 at a secluded area near Hutchins.

Wolves’ winter school coaches meet with curriculum committee

June 3, 2014

Tuesday night it was the coaches of the Kane winter sports season’s turn to meet with the members of the Kane Area School District’s Board of Directors’ Curriculum Committee. Three head varsity coaches, Matt Gasbarre (boys’ basketball), Dave Kiehl (girls’ basketball) and Mike Swartwood (wrestling), along with two middle school coaches, Jeff Gibbs (boys’ basketball) and Nichole Krietemeyer (volleyball), met with committee members to recap their seasons and give their input on upcoming budget concerns.

Former school chief is commencement speaker

June 3, 2014

Dr. Charles D. Amuso is more than just a former superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
He is one of Kane's biggest cheerleaders."The Kane area is unique in the North Central region of Pennsylvania," Amuso said. "The parents and community are very involved and supportive of the students and the Kane Area School District.

Bloodmobile collected 57 units of blood

June 3, 2014

A total of 67 people volunteered to donate blood during an American Red Cross bloodmobile held in Kane on Monday.

Groundbreaking held for (downtown) St. Marys hotel

June 3, 2014

The downtown St. Marys hotel project took a leap forward on Tuesday as a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, situated on the corner of Fourth and Depot streets.
The $6.5 million project is an endeavor spearheaded by local project developer Todd "Booka" Hanes of Creekside Hospitality which includes partners John Schatz, Mike Faulk and Dean Hanes.
Construction is slated to begin the first week of July with an anticipated opening the first week of January.

Area businesses bouncing back after flood

June 3, 2014

RIDGWAY – Several area businesses have reopened their doors after the devastating flood that hit Ridgway on May 21, some as early as the next day.
NAPA Auto Parts, one of the businesses to see some of the worst flooding, reopened their doors the following morning at 7 a.m. despite seeing heavy damage to the storefront windows.

Kathleen J. "Kathy" Tanner

June 3, 2014

Kathleen J. "Kathy" Tanner, 66, of 108 Biddle St., Kane, died early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 6, 1948 in Marienville, she was the daughter of Lewis H. and Olivia R. Greene Riggs. On Aug. 30, 1969 in Las Vegas, she married Chris E. Tanner, who died in 1997.
Kathy had been an Avon representative, a housekeeper and caregiver, then enrolled in college to become an accountant and tax preparer. She also owned and operated Tanner's Tea Room Bed & Breakfast in James City for 16 years, where she hosted many tea parties.

Willetta M. "Billie" McKee

June 3, 2014

Willetta M. "Billie" McKee, 71, of 431 Poplar St., died early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she had recently resided.
She was born on July 16, 1942 in Corry, the daughter of the late Willis Kinney and Ruth Wells, who survives.
Mrs. McKee had worked at Solar Electric in Warren and also at Erie Plastics in Corry.

June 2nd

Trial begins for Mt. Jewett man charged with rape

June 2, 2014

SMETHPORT – A trial for a Mt. Jewett man charged with rape began Monday in McKean County Court, featuring the testimony of the alleged victim.

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