June 13th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A Mt. Jewett couple jailed on child-starving charges have withdrawn their post-sentencing motions that seek a reduction in the restitution they owe.
Mark and Susan Hooper of 21 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, were sentenced to county jail April 8 after pleading â€śno contestâ€ť to charges filed last year by State Police Trooper Mary Gausman.
Dr. Maryann Anderson plans to retire Jan. 6 as the superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
The surprise public announcement came Thursday at a meeting of the school board in the middle school auditorium.
The Kane School Board voted 5-2 Thursday to approve a final 2014-15 budget that calls for a property tax increase, but no teacher furloughs.
According to School District Business Manager Steve Perry, the "average" residential property owner will see a net tax increase of $8. Tax bills are payable in August.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Bradford doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to charges linked with the inappropriate touching of two young married women in his medical office.
Dr. Abaz Sosic, 51, who practices in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and has delivered many Kane area babies, entered the pleas when he appeared before McKean County President Judge John Pavlock.
Kane Elks Lodge #329 will hold their annual Flag Day Ceremony tomorrow at the Evergreen Park gazebo across from the lodge on Chestnut Street. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held inside the lodge in the event of rain.
Flag Day holds special significance to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, as each lodge holds an observance of the day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on Jan. 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.
SMETHPORT â€“ A ceremony Thursday marked the breaking of ground for a new Smethport office for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
"A Partnership In Housing, Inc.," a non-profit organization, is the developer of the building. The three-story building will house the Redevelopment and Housing Authority and another tenant-- The Guidance Center of Bradford.
A key member of the Kane School Board has resigned.
The resignation of Dave Westerburg, who headed the board's Finance/Operations Committee, was announced Thursday at a school board meeting.
The federal Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the issuance of a permit to Seneca Resources for a brine-disposal "injection well" in Highland Township.
EAB judges Randolph Hill, Catherine McCabe and Kathie Stein have denied a review of the Jan. 28 decision by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue the permit to Seneca.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIPâ€”The Bradford Regional Airport Authority is hoping a major real estate company will be able to stir up interest in rentals for its multi-tenant industrial complex.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday at the airport on Route 59 in Lafayette Township, the authority approved a marketing agreement with Recckio Real Estate and Development of Williamsville, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo.
Over the past few months, the Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team has racked up an impressive 26-0 record and has one final game remaining in their seasonâ€“the PIAA Class A State Championship on Friday afternoon.
Though only nine players can be out on the field at any given time, reaching this point and maintaining a perfect record has taken the effort of all 20 of the players on the Crusaders' roster.