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December 11th

Christopher McCormack

December 11, 2014

Christopher McCormack, 40, of Regent Square in Pittsburgh, formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett.

Wolves wrestlers lack numbers but have heart

December 11, 2014

The Kane Wrestling team had one of their best seasons in recent history last year, sending seven wrestlers to the AA Northwest Regional Wrestling tournament and having a PIAA Champion (Evan DeLong) and third-place state finisher (Cody Blankenship). Unfortunately for coach Mike Swartwood, only one of those regional qualifiers is returning this season, Austin Hulings. Swartwood has limited lineup options this year as he has only 11 wrestlers on the roster.

Lady Wolves optimistic heading into season

December 11, 2014

Kane girls’ basketball coach Dave Kiehl thinks this year’s team has a good mix of size and experience. Kiehl, beginning his seventh year at the helm of the Lady Wolves, lost two players to graduation and his starting point guard to a move outside of the district, but is adding some good young players that will see extensive minutes on the court.

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.

The Kane Wolves wrestling team turned back the Oswayo Valley Green Wave by a 42-9 score on Tuesday...
JOHNSONBURG – Kane coach Dave Kiehl termed the game "sloppy" at times but his Lady Wolves rolled...
The Johnsonburg Rams improved to 9-9 on the season with a 55-35 win over the Kane Wolves Monday...


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