March 9th, 2014
A â€śmotiveâ€ť and an â€śopportunityâ€ť are keys in identifying suspects in arson cases in McKean County.
Ray Learn, who as district attorney (DA) is the countyâ€™s top prosecutor, said â€śinsurance fraudâ€ť is the most common â€śmotiveâ€ť for arsonists and represents the â€śbiggest chunkâ€ť of arson cases.
Friendsâ€™ Memorial will soon be mailing Annual Fund Drive letters to area residents and local businesses and organizations.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is seeking proposals for the use of nearly $540,000 in Marcellus Shale gas well revenue.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Friday the revenue is from the state Act 13 impact fee paid by drillers of Marcellus Shale gas wells.
The county itself will use some of this Act 13 revenue balance, which has built up over a two-year period. However, the bulk of the remaining pot will go for eligible projects throughout the county, DeMott said.
SMETHPORT â€“ It's official.Â
Andrew Johnson of Port Allegany is the new director of the McKean County 911 emergency communications center near Smethport.
HERSEY â€“ Evan DeLong will be looking to improve on last year's runner-up finish as he takes on Richland's Nico Pecora in this afternoon's PIAA AA 170-pound final. DeLong defeated Bishop McDevitt's Zane Black 13-6 in the quarterfinals on Friday morning at Hershey's Giant Center. The Wolves' senior then earned a return trip to the state finals with a 9-3 win over Penns Valley's Corey Hazel in Friday night's semifinal.
Ruth H. Cooper, 101, of 4689 Union Road, Buffalo, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her residence.
Born July 6, 1912, in Kane, she was a daughter of Gust and Anna Karlson Holt.
Mrs. Cooper was a beautician and proprietor of her own beauty salon.
The Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation (KAIDC) plans to develop the former Kane Magnetics complex at 700 Elk Ave.
The first step in utilizing the buildings for industrial development calls for a cleanup of contaminated groundwater at the 17-acre site.
HERSHEY â€“ Kane's two representatives at the PIAA Championship Tournament had a great start on Thursday at Hershey's Giant Center.
Seniors Cody Blankenship and Evan DeLong cruised to opening round wins yesterday morning, advancing to this morning's quarterfinals.
Glenda R. Causer, 77, of 404 Dewey Ave., Hazel Hurst, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 surrounded by her family at Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 14, 1936, in Shawmut, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Martha Pontious Himes.Â On Jan. 29, 1955, she married Claude Causer Jr., who survives.
Glenda was employed by the Lutheran Home at Kane before her retirement.Â She was a lifelong member of the Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church.Â Â
JAMES CITY â€“ A state agency is cutting off monthly pension payments to former Highland Township Supervisor Charles Vaughn.
The pension of $332.92 per month for Vaughn has been paid by the Trustees Insurance and Retirement Services-- part of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).