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December 19th

Fatal crash in Lafayette Township

December 19, 2013

LAFAYETTE TWP. – A Jewett, Ohio man died early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 219 at the Sand Road intersection, approximately half a mile north of its intersection with state Route 59.

City police investigating two-vehicle collision

December 19, 2013

The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at approximately 10:10 p.m. on SR 255/S. St. Marys Street near Jeep Road.
Police report that a 2013 BMW sedan, operated by Shanti Raju, 34, of St. Marys, was traveling northbound in the right lane. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by James Dunshie, 26, of Force was traveling northbound in the left lane.

Wolves wrestlers prevail in battle with Hubbers

December 19, 2013

The Kane Wolves wrestling team traveled to Smethport on Tuesday to take on the Hubbers in a battle between two of the AML’s top teams. The outcome wasn’t decided until the final match of the night, when Kane senior Nate Moore bumped up to wrestle at 220 pounds and pinned his opponent to give Kane coach Mike Swartwood’s Wolves a hard-fought 39-32 win.

December 18th

Crash on SR 255

December 19, 2013

Emergency dispatchers reported a vehicle over an embankment late Wednesday night in St. Marys on state Route 255 off the northbound lane. Initial reports indicated there was entrapment with open wounds, and a STAT MedEvac helicopter responded to the scene as the highway was closed down. A second chopper was reportedly ordered to be on standby at the hospital and a PennDOT supervisor was called to the crash scene. Elk Company 1 and 3, along with St. Marys Ambulance and Elkland Search and Rescue responded to the crash. No further information was available.

Lady Wolves defeat Ramettes in overtime

December 18, 2013

The Kane Lady Wolves and Johnsonburg Ramettes played one of their usual barn burners on Wednesday night in the Wolves’ Den. After four quarters of regulation and a four-minute overtime period, the Lady Wolves came away with a hard fought 59-57 win in a game that was a make-up game from Saturday night’s Coudersport Tournament consolation game.

Driver in 6-fatality wreck taken to McKean County Jail

December 18, 2013

"It was time."
This terse comment from Kane District Court Judge David Engman came Wednesday after his action that transfers Kathleen S. Douglas to the McKean County Jail.
Douglas, 37, of Kane is charged with manslaughter as an alleged drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.

Trial in child starving case to begin Jan. 6

December 18, 2013

A trial is slated to begin Jan. 6 in McKean County Court for a Mt. Jewett couple who allegedly withheld food from their three adoptive children as a form of punishment.
Mark Allen Hooper, 43, and his wife, Susan Aileen Hooper, 40, of 21 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, face felony charges for allegedly endangering the welfare of the children.

Cinderella’s Closet being set up to help Kane “Princesses”

December 18, 2013

Households in Kane are being asked to clean out their closets for a good cause. Cinderella’s Closet of Kane, Pennsylvania will be up and running soon, hoping to be operational in time for Kane High School’s Junior/Senior Prom on May 3.

December 17th

Property valuation decreases in borough of Kane

December 18, 2013

The assessed property valuation has declined in the borough of Kane.
This is another economic blow to the community because taxes are based on assessed property valuation.
The Kane Borough Council is scheduled to meet Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the borough building to adopt a tax rate for 2014. 
The rate is expected to be 9.375 mills-- the same as this year. However, the same rate is not expected to generate as much tax revenue because of the decline in the assessed property valuation in Kane.

Elk County Commissioners approve tax hike

December 18, 2013

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.
"We haven't received any comment from any taxpayer," Elk County Commissioner June Sorg said regarding the required 20-day comment period as the budget was displayed at the commissioners' office. "The increase is one mill and that usually brings in about $500,000 to the county, and it will be a $50 increase for a $50,000 assessment (roughly the same as a house with a $100,000 market value)."

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