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October 8th, 2014

Edward J. Parana

October 8, 2014

Edward James Parana, 76, of North Cornwall Township, died peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
He was born in Wilcox to the late John and Anna (Bedner) Parana. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gayle A. (Koza) Parana.
He retired in 1997 as an equipment operator for National Fuel Gas Company following 35 years of faithful service. He was a member of St. Callistus Church, Kane Elks Club and Kane Country Club. His ever-present smile reflected his kind nature and zest for life. He loved his family beyond measure and will be missed dearly.

October 7th

Clancy now 'presumed dead' after exhausting search

October 7, 2014

Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.

Kane wants Wetmore to help pay firemen's premium

October 7, 2014

The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors is being asked to help shoulder the premium cost for workers' compensation coverage for members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department.
In a letter received Tuesday at a board meeting, Kane Borough Councilwoman Janet Board asked the supervisors to pay $4,353-- 30 percent of the premium cost in 2014-15.
Bard is chairman of the Kane Borough Council Finance Committee. She said the committee believes Wetmore should "pay their fair share of the fire department's workers compensation coverage."

‘Brett’ Ferguson to end career with Ludlow Post Office

October 7, 2014

LUDLOW – When the Ludlow Post Office “window” hours are cut to just four hours a day, Raymond “Brett” Ferguson will end his 37-year career with the U.S. Postal Service.
Ferguson, a Wilcox resident, has served as the officer-in-charge at the Ludlow Post Office for the past six years. 
The Postal Service has announced plans to cut the “window” hours at the Ludlow Post Office to four hours a day—8 a.m. to noon. Saturday hours would remain at 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The lobby will stay open around-the-clock to enable residents to retrieve their mail from locked boxes.

Albaugh resigns as Wetmore tax collector

October 7, 2014

Roseann Albaugh is resigning as the elected Wetmore Township tax collector as of Jan. 15.
Township Supervisors Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow received the resignation letter Tuesday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors. 
In her notice, Albaugh asks the supervisors to appoint Becky Gullifer to take her place. Gullifer has assisted Albaugh in collecting township taxes.
Albaugh, who resides at 15 Sleepy Hollow Rd., won re-election last year. She defeated Rhonda Holt of 48 School St. in the Republican primary in May 2013. Albaugh ran unopposed last November.

Wetmore supervisors nix DA-backed proposal on scrap

October 7, 2014

Two Wetmore Township supervisors went on record Tuesday against a scrap metal ordinance proposed by McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn.
The proposed ordinance would require area scrap metal dealers to "install and maintain a retrievable electronic database containing a consecutively numbered record of each and every purchase."
The dealers also would need to take certain other action in an effort to stop thieves from unloading stolen metals.

St. Marys sloshes pass Kane in boys soccer, 3-1

October 7, 2014

Senior Jake Fritz scored twice in less than a minute midway through the second half Tuesday to give St. Marys a 3-1 rain-drenched win at Kane in boys soccer.
Colin Rohrback also scored for St. Marys and Zachary Fox added two assists.
Senior Chris Cummings scored for Kane on an assist from Bryce Schreckengost.
The match was played in a steady, bone-chilling rain that intensified in the second half. But the heavier rain only seemed to pump up both teams.

Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer – "24"

October 7, 2014

By the time you read this fall will have begun. Today I noticed the leaves were starting to change, with many already on the ground. This colorful season is a bonus for any nature photographer with scenic being at the top of the list. I like to combine any wildlife I might encounter with a colorful background, which can be done rather easily at this time of the year. It all breaks down to being at the right place at the right time, and of course, having subjects to shoot! I always view fall as a slow time in nature photography, but I know I shouldn’t do that.

October 6th

Sale of Mt. Jewett water system to go before PUC

October 6, 2014

MT. JEWETT – It's now up to the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to give its blessing to the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system.
Acting at its meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 to approve an "asset purchase agreement" with Aqua America of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
The company last summer submitted a high bid of $1,126,350 for the Mt. Jewett water system, which serves about 450 customers.
Council President Chuck Paar joined with Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilmen Don Martyna, Wil Antrim and Rod Danielson to accept the "asset purchase agreement" with Aqua. 

Mt. Jewett may donate site for new Senior Center

October 6, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Borough Council may donate borough property for a new Senior Center.
The proposed site along West Main Street is a vacant parcel on the east side of the former Mt. Jewett Elementary School.
The Old Kettle Restaurant and the Baumler Building once stood on the vacant site. They have been demolished with funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Gay DeGolier, director of the CDBG program for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, said in a letter that the borough could donate the site for a new Senior Center.

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