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December 11th

Kane boys’ basketball looking to take step forward

December 11, 2014

Matt Gasbarre is in his second season as head coach of the Kane boys’ basketball team. Gasbarre led the 2013-2014 Wolves to a 7-16 record and a spot in the playoffs. The Wolves’ season came to a close with a heartbreaking 44-43 loss to Karns City in the District 9 AA quarterfinals.

December 10th

Seneca to seek state OK for Highland injection well

December 11, 2014

JAMES CITY – With federal approval in hand, Seneca Resources now is seeking state permission for a controversial injection well in Highland Township.
Seneca plans to convert one of its existing natural gas wells on Lamont Road to an injection well for the disposal of wastewater from drilling operations-- including Marcellus Shale wells.
In a letter to Highland Township, Seneca indicated that it is filing an application with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make the "proposed change in use" of the well.

Sun Air flights to Pittsburgh to begin next month

December 11, 2014

MT. ALTON – Sun Air is flexing its wings as it prepares to provide daily flights between the Bradford Regional Airport and the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The commuter service is expected to begin next month.
Mike Glesk of Bradford, the chairman of the airport Advisory Committee, said the one-way fare of just $29 would be the “real incentive” for area residents to try the Sun Air flights.
Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Airport Authority, Glesk said he is “very optimistic” that the Sun Air service will increase commercial passenger counts.

Wolves drop season ppener to Wolverines

December 11, 2014

The Sheffield Wolverines used a big third quarter to propel themselves to a 66-53 victory over the Kane Wolves. The Wolves' season opener was pushed back from last Friday to Wednesday night after the extended football season had Wolves’ head basketball coach Matt Gasbarre holding tryouts just a week ago.

D. Neal Meckley

December 11, 2014

D. Neal Meckley, 87, formerly of 121 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at

December 9th

Mt. Jewett council sets new standards for police

December 10, 2014

MT. JEWETT – In an emotional spiel, Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar described the operation of a mythical donut company to drive home his point about council's issues with Police Chief Steve Hale.
The analogy was directed at Hale for allegedly setting his own criteria for operating the police department and sometimes providing more "donuts" than ordered.
After the Paar oration, the borough council voted 7-0 Monday to adopt new guidelines for police coverage.

County declines to back expansion of state forest

December 10, 2014

SMETHPORT – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking support for its plan to add 17,488 contiguous acres to the Elk State Forest near Clermont in Sergeant Township.
But McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane aren't buying this one.
They agreed Tuesday to decline to back the plan.
“At this point, I’m not going to endorse the project,” DeMott said following a presentation of the plan at a meeting of the commissioners at the courthouse in Smethport.

Work is underway on Mt. Jewett sewage pump station

December 10, 2014

MT. JEWETT –Work is underway on a project to upgrade the East End Sewage Pump Station in Mt. Jewett.
The pump station, located in a small building off Route 6 east of the Mt. Jewett Veterans Memorial Club, pushes sewage from 95 customers to the treatment lagoons on Kushequa Avenue.
"The East End Pump Station project is moving along," Sewage Treatment Plant Operator Rod Peterson said in his report Tuesday to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. "The new electric panel has been installed; the rails for the hoist have been installed as well as a new door and window."

Wolves wrestlers pin their way to win over Wolverines

December 10, 2014

The Kane Wolves wrestling team opened their dual meet season in Sheffield on Tuesday night with an exciting 42-27 win over the Wolverines. Kane coach Mike Swartwood’s squad gave up four forfeits to the hosts but won six of seven contests wrestled on the mat. More impressively, all six of the Wolves to wrestle a match won by fall.

Daniel Eugene Work

December 9, 2014

Daniel Eugene Work, 55, of 1175 East Main St., Bradford, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at his residence.
Born May 29, 1959, in Bradford he was the son of the late Joseph R. Lamberson Sr. and Donna (Uhl) Lamberson, who survives.
Mr. Work was a 1978 graduate of Limestone High School. He served in the United States Air Force. He had been employed at W. R. Case Cutlery & Son's, Bush Industries in Falconer, Custer City Oil and Graham Packaging.

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