February 10th, 2015
SMETHPORT â€“ An Ohio developer who had hoped to build a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane for a client has purchased the site at 300 N. Fraley St. in the borough.
This is the word from Jeremy Morey, the director of the McKean County Planning Commission. The board met here Tuesday for its monthly meeting.
According to Morey, Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio has purchased the site now occupied by Mountain Motor Sports.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners supports state legislation to increase the surcharge on telephone bills for the 911 emergency communications system.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott and Al Pingie agreed to support a â€śreform billâ€ť in the State Legislature to increase the 911 surcharge. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.
The Kane High girls basketball team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit Tuesday to defeat Brookville, 41-35, on Senior Recognition Night.
It was the last regular-season home game for the two Kane seniors-- Taylor Morgan and Emily Truden.
They both were outstanding for the Lady Wolves.
Morgan scored a career-high 21 points and had five rebounds. She made nine of 10 shots at the foul line.
"She put the team on her shoulders," Kane Coach Dave Kiehl said in praising Morgan. "That's what a leader does."
Olivia Stone of Ludlow was crowned Monday as Miss Kane High.
Three members of the Junior Class at Kane High School took part in the event held during an all-school student assembly in the school auditorium.
Katie Detsch and Brianna Blankenship were the other contestants.
Only members of the Junior Class vote for Miss Kane High, who will represent Kane in the Miss McKean County pageant this summer at the county fair.
There's a lot of unanswered questions about a decision to terminate plans for a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A representative of an Ohio developer announced last week that plans have been dropped for the restaurant proposed for a site at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
No reason has been presented.
The McKean County Planning Commission, which reviews major projects in the county, tabled action on the plans when they were received in December. The commission asked for more information.Â
LUDLOW â€“ Kane area residents are sick and tired of shoveling snow.
But individuals in Hamilton Township apparently are going a little to far to show their frustration with the winter weather.
According to a statement made about a road crew report given Monday, the township snowplow operators have encountered human blockades.
In a statement on the report, Becky Davidson, a township supervisor, made a request for residents to "make sure that they get their vehicles with all four tires off the road and preferably as far as they can off the road."
FORT WAYNE, Ind. â€“ Aiden Hulings, an eighth-grader at the Kane Middle School, has been chosen as the Most Valuable Wrestler in a national tournament held here earlier this month.
Hulings is the son of Cheryl and Chris Hulings of Kane.
Hulings of Kane, representing the Kane Wrestling Club and Area V, was handpicked again this year to wrestle for Team Pennsylvania in the tourney.
The 15th Annual Kane Cheerleading Boosters Mid-Winter Cheer Classic took place this past Saturday and Sunday. For the first time since 2010, the Kane Wolves won at their home competition and are Mid-Winter Cheer Classic Small Varsity Champions. They edged out the nearest competitor of Redbank Valley High School by half a point to finish first out of the five teams in their division.
Trilby E. VanKirk, 90, of Smethport, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in the Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, with her sister Adelaide by her side.
She was born Jan. 13, 1925 in McDonald, Ohio, a daughter of the late Glenn Clair and Olive Mae McClimans McDowell. On April 29, 1960, in Smethport, she married Robert E. VanKirk, who died Aug. 29, 2008. Trilby and Robert lived in Maryland for 35 years before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2000.
Trilby attended schools in Crosby, Colegrove, and Smethport High School.
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62