February 24th, 2015
BRADFORD â€“ Bradford District Court Judge Dominic A. Cercone has dismissed a criminal homicide charge against a prominent Bradford businessman.
The dismissal came Tuesday following a 2 1/2-hour preliminary hearing before Cercone.
Stephen Daniel Stidd, 62, of 725 E. Main St., Bradford, was charged with murder in the Jan. 16 shooting death of his son-in-law Melvin Daniel Bizzarro, 43, also of Bradford.
Stidd allegedly shot Bizzarro about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 behind Togiâ€™s Restaurant at 412 E. Main St., Bradford. Togi's Restaurant is operated by Stidd's daughter, Michelle.
A compromise will permit Kane High School football coaches to attend a two-day clinic near Cleveland this weekend.
After voting 4-3 earlier this month to deny the trip, the school board voted 7-0 Tuesday to authorize the coaches to attend the Glazair Football Clinic in Aurora, Ohio.
"We're all on the same team," Head Football Coach Todd Silfies told the board after its vote at a special meeting at the middle school auditorium. "We're not foes."
Howard "Bud" Ross, 84, formerly of 289 Burning Well Rd., near Kane, died Tuesday morning at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born April 18, 1930 in Kane, he was the son of Howard and May Ward Ross.
A 1953 graduate of Penn State University, he served in the U.S. Army Quartermasters.Â
Mr. Ross was a customer service salesman for the Norton Company in Akron, Ohio.
Surviving are his half-brother, Thomas C. Ross of Kane and several nieces and nephews.
Starting with the Class of 2017, Kane students will need to pass tests in three key courses to qualify for a high school diploma.
This controversial Department of Education statewide requirement requires students to show proficiency in Algebra 1, Biology and English Language Arts (reading and writing) to graduate from high school.
The graduation requirement will first affect current Kane High School sophomores-- the Class of 2017.
Bob Gaetano, the new superintendent of the Kane Area School District, tackled this state mandate Monday as the guest speaker at a meeting of the Kane Rotary Club.
DUNKIRK, N.Y. â€“ The Kane Cheerleading teams had a successful weekend at the Winter Break Nationals in Dunkirk, N.Y. put on by CheerStarz Events.
This event was also a qualifier for the U.S. Finals. The high school team started off the day with a win in the Small Varsity Division. Not to be outdone, the younger middle school Wolves followed with their first win of the season as well.
, 71, of 296 South Settlement Rd., Kane, died unexpectedlyÂ early Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2015 in the emergency room of the Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 17, 1943 in Kane, he was the son of John W. and Lillian S. Larson Deane. On Feb. 23, 1985 in Maryland, he married the former Sandra L. Kapen, who survives.
Mr. Deane served in Cuba in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Later, he was a welder and crane operator for National Forge for 33 years.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ridgway.
College Basketball Weekend Roundup
Saturday February 21st, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
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CLARION â€“ The Kane Wolves will be sending two wrestlers to the Northwest Regional Championships after the conclusion of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships held Saturday at Clarion University.
Justin Westerburg at 145 pounds and Austin Hulings at 195 pounds are the two regional qualifiers for Kane.
Westerburg made it to regionals the hard way after losing his first-round match. Westerburg won two matches Friday just to make it to the consolation quarterfinals.