August 11th, 2014
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ For more than a decade, plans have been discussed for a public sewer project for the Lantz Corners area.
Work finally began last year and now this long-anticipated project is virtually complete.
Dan Slagle, a Pittsburgh area engineer who designed the project, said Monday that the project is at "substantial completion."
He reported on the project at a meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors-- Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund.
LUDLOW â€“ Hamilton Township residents might have more reliable cell phone service soon, according to a township official. Supervisor Becky Davidson, who also serves as the townshipâ€™s secretary/treasurer, reported during a brief monthly meeting Monday morning that an assessment permit was issued to build a Verizon cell phone tower on Gibbs Hill.
Supervisor Nora Yasurek conducted the very brief meeting due to the absence of Chairman Brian Bastow. Those in attendance heard that the townshipâ€™s road crew had spent much of July brush hogging the areas adjacent to the townshipâ€™s roads.
Alice K. Coleman, 92, formerly of 508 Hacker St., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 31, 1921, in Maple Heights, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Irvin A. and Flora Jeffords Keyser. On July 31, 1954, she married Martin R. Coleman who preceded her in death.
Alice was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was a lifelong member of both the Phoenix Chapter #15 Order of the Eastern Star in Smethport and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
Richard P. Bartels, 76, formerly of 610 North Fraley St., Kane, and School Street in East Kane, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2014 in The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.
Giants running back Rashad Jennings is the highlight of the game with his 73-yard touchdown run during the first quarter against the Steelers.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Sunny weather and warm temperatures prevailed over the weekend for the 44th Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival.
The festival opened Friday and ended with the closing ceremony Sunday at the Center Street stage.
Beth Carpenter served as chairman of a volunteer committee that will begin meetings next month for the 45th festival in 2015.
A highlight of the closing day of the festival was the crowning of Kalyn Kost of Lantz Corners as the Teen Queen. She is the daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Kost. She will be a freshman at Smethport High School.
Mary Ann Bilicic, 80, of 413 Maple St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born May 22, 1934 in Kane, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Hargart) Collin.
On Sept. 1, 1962, at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, she married George W. Bilicic Sr., who survives.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A ground-breaking ceremony for the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21.
The time has yet to be set by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
"I invite everyone to attend the ground-breaking ceremony," Linda Devlin told the Kane Republican. "DCNR has not yet announced the time, but we think it will be late morning or early afternoon. This is an important next step in the regionâ€™s tourism development."
Kane native Alan Miller returned to his hometown Thursday for the first time in a decade.
It was a short visit.
Miller is driving his new red Mini Cooper sports car in a coast-to-coast journey that just happened to pass through Kane.
About 300 Mini Coopers-- spaced out over several miles-- came through Kane over a two-hour period Thursday afternoon. The day's trek began in Pittsburgh and ended Thursday night in Buffalo.