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March 9th, 2014

DA discusses arson at Kane firemen’s banquet

March 9, 2014

A “motive” and an “opportunity” are keys in identifying suspects in arson cases in McKean County.
Ray Learn, who as district attorney (DA) is the county’s top prosecutor, said “insurance fraud” is the most common “motive” for arsonists and represents the “biggest chunk” of arson cases.

Fund drive letters to be mailed soon

March 9, 2014

Friends’ Memorial will soon be mailing Annual Fund Drive letters to area residents and local businesses and organizations.

March 7th

County invites proposals for Act 13 projects

March 8, 2014

SMETHPORT – 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.

Commissioners introduce new 911 director

March 8, 2014

SMETHPORT – It's official. 
Andrew Johnson of Port Allegany is the new director of the McKean County 911 emergency communications center near Smethport.

DeLong, Blankenship bringing home medals from Hershey

March 8, 2014

HERSEY – 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

March 8, 2014

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.

March 6th

KAIDC plans to develop Kane Magnetics complex

March 7, 2014

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.

Blankenship and DeLong advance to quarterfinals

March 7, 2014

HERSHEY – 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

March 7, 2014

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. On Jan. 29, 1955, she married Claude Causer Jr., who survives.
Glenda was employed by the Lutheran Home at Kane before her retirement. She was a lifelong member of the Hazel Hurst United Methodist Church.  

March 5th

Pension cut off for former Highland supervisor

March 6, 2014

JAMES CITY – 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).

The Kane baseball team finally got to play a home game on Tuesday, more than four weeks after the...
The Kane boys’ track and field team rolled to a 115-30 win over the Johnsonburg Rams on Tuesday on...
The visiting Johnsonburg girls track and field team won 12 of 17 events on their way to posting an...

 

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