October 20th, 2011
Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys has been found guilty of second degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A 12-member Butler County jury concluded their deliberations Thursday morning at approximately 10:20 a.m. when Elk County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Richard Masson announced the a verdict had been reached inside the Elk County Courthouse.
The Kane Lady Wolves look towards qualifying for the district playoffs as they beat Sheffield in four games, taking their record to 7-6.
RIDGWAY â€“ In the final dual meet of the season the Kane Wolves cross country team competed at Ridgway against the St. Maryâ€™s Flying Dutch, the Brockway Rovers and the Ridgway Elkers.
The King David Post 1132 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kane is seeking volunteer drivers for its transport van.
The VFW uses a seven-passenger Ford van to provide free transportation for Kane area military veterans to Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and clinics.
The volunteer drivers do not need to be veterans themselves. However, the drivers are required to undergo training and medical tests. They also need to have annual flu shots.
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students and their professor came to Kane Tuesday to gather input from Kane and Mt. Jewett residents on the role of trails in boosting the local economy.
Dr. William "Billy" Schumann, assistant professor of anthropology at the college, spoke at the 100-minute forum at the Kane Area Community Center along with three students in his Applied Anthropology class. The students included Jenna Oyler, a senior from Kane, and senior Ryan Crowley and junior Mara Kloss of Bradford.
The Kane Tornado 10-11-year-olds claimed the South Division Championship and advanced to the Olean Youth Football League Championship Game by defeating an undefeated Coudersport squad by a 12-0 count Saturday at Coudersport.
Rain, wind, cold and tough defense were the order of the day for almost the entire first half as neither team could reach the end zone.
The 13th Annual Steve Jerman Memorial 5K run and 2 mile walk was held Saturday October 15, 2011 at Kane. A total of 141 participants were on hand. With 52 registered
walkers and 89 runners making their way through the very tough weather conditions with constant winds and rain.
Finishing first overall were Taylor Beimel from Kane and Avery Colson and Christ Hunt also from Kane.
The boys soccer team came out inspired and ready to play against a good Coudersport team that beat them earlier in the year 5-0 but ended up with a 2-1 loss Monday against the Falcons.
Both teams found the footing very tough as several players were slipping and unable to get good control of the ball. The visiting Falcons would strike first with 21:10 left in the first half. They would take the one-goal lead into halftime.
Leanna L. Penhollow, 80, formerly of 424 Winsor St. and 110 W. Third St. in Jamestown, N.Y., died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in WCA Hospital.
An area resident for almost 40 years, she was born July 28, 1931 in Sergeant, a daughter of the late Paul and Leota Smith McMahon.
She had attended Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors is considering the addition of a tax on persons who work at jobs in the township.
The Local Services Tax (LST)â€”formerly known as the Emergency Municipal Services (EMS) taxâ€”is allowed under state law and is assessed by several area municipalities.
The maximum tax permitted by law is $52 a year-- $1 per week.
Those earning $12,000 or less a year can apply for a full tax refund.
The proposed tax would not affect retired persons living in the township.