February 12th, 2015
Vera E. "Midge" Johnson, 81, of Worrall Street, Wilcox, and formerly of Mount Jewett, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident on Route 219 in Wilcox. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, Johnsonburg.
Ridgway wrestling took advantage of seven forfeits to help take a 52-24 win over Kane Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School on Senior Night.
Of the seven matches wrestled, Kane won five on the mat.
The Kane Elks Hoop Shoot was held last Sunday at the Kane Middle School gym.
There were 20 participants overall, each shooting 25 foul shots.Â Â
Winners from each age division are advancing to the District Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Warren Area High School.
If the Kane winner is not able to attend the district shoot, the second place winner has the opportunity to compete. If participants win at the district level, they will move forward to the Elks State Hoop Shoot held in State College March 7.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP â€“ Excitement is building for the start of Sun Air commuter flights from the Bradford Regional Airport to the Pittsburgh airport.
Flights will begin Sunday, March 1. The inaugural flight is at 12:40 p.m.
Sun Air will offer four flights Monday through Friday from Bradford to Pittsburgh and from Pittsburgh to Bradford.Â
The Bradford departures are set for 6:40 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Flights from Pittsburgh to Bradford are set for 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
There will be two flights to and from Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors has tabled plans for the adoption of a "home rule" charter this year.
A "home rule" charter, which guides most municipal business in place of state law, is seen as another measure to fight a proposed "injection well."
Seneca Resources is planning to convert one of its natural gas wells on Lamont Road into an "injection well" for the disposal of waste fluids from drilling.
The township has adopted a "Bill of Rights" in an effort to halt the "injection well."
Kane finished second in the Seventh-Grade Basketball Tournament held Saturday at the Kane Middle School gym.
Kane defeated St. Marys 45-27 in the opening game before losing to the Elk County Catholic Cavaliers in the title game, 37-38.
Kane vs. St. Marys
The Wolves came out focused and ready to play tough defense.Â Starters Jake Alcorn, Aaron Hottel, Caleb Holt, Chad Greville and Joey Walters jumped out to an early 12-0 lead by pressing St. Marys.
EMPORIUM â€“ The Kane High won three of seven matches wrestled Tuesday in a 55-19 loss at Cameron County.
All three Kane wins came on pins.
The Kane winners include:
160 pounds-- Joey Ferraro pinned Parker Lumley, 1:15.
170-- Jamie Lingenfelter pinned Bryan Boleen, 50 seconds.
195-- Austin Hulings pinned Jacy Langley, 1:58.
132-- Brandon Saline (CC) won by technical fall over Charles Gardner of Kane, 17-1.
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."