April 18th, 2012
Francis X. â€śFrankâ€ť Straub, 76, of 123 Terrace Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 2, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Frank E. and Marguerite (Peg) Bender Straub.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team came out of the gate swinging and coupled with a brilliant pitching performance from Taylor Schlimm cruised to a big win over the Kane Lady Wolves.
The visitors got a big lift as leadoff batter Jessie Ginter just cleared the right field fence for a solo home run. The next two batters were retired before Schlimm reached on an error and Lyndsey Trumbull followed with another home run to push the lead to 3-0.
Kane pitcher Kyla Hoag was able to regroup and get the third out with a big strikeout.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team withstood a four-run first inning by the Kane Wolves Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park as they rebounded for a 13-7 victory over the Wolves.
Kane jumped out to the 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Elk Catholic responded with three runs of their own in the home half of the inning. The Crusaders would score four in the second, five in the third and one in the fourth for a 13-4 lead. Kane scored two in the fifth and one in the seventh making the final score 13-7.
James Milford, 71 of Oceanside, Calif., passed away April 10, 2012 after an extended illness.Â
Jim was born Oct. 9, 1940 to the late Mark and Theresa Milford of Kane. He has resided in California since 1960.Â Jim was a 1958 graduate of Kane High School. Jim was employed at Rohr Industries in Chula Vista for 37 years.
Jim enjoyed casinos, bingo and traveling across the United States and visiting friends and family.
A Kane man has been sentenced to 15 days in the McKean County Jail following a non-jury trial Monday in Kane District Court.
Judge Dave Engman handed down the sentence for William W. Leet, 36, of 308 Welsh St. after finding the defendant guilty of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driverâ€™s license.
According to court information, this is the fifth time Leet has been convicted of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driverâ€™s license.
Two Kane men have been placed in the McKean County Jail after their arrest on charges linked with drugs.
According to documents filed with the Kane District Court, the defendants include:
*Wade Henry Pennington, 45, of 11 S. Elk Ave., Kane.
*Peter Guy Avenali, 52, of 15 Fraley St., Kane.
Pennington is the defendant in three separate criminal casesâ€”two involving the alleged sale of pain-killing pills to a â€śconfidential informant.â€ť
County Detective Scott Nelson of the McKean County Drug Task Force placed the charges in the two felony cases involving the alleged sale of drugs.
Area fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at 2145 Old Lamont Road in Jones Township.
Kane responded with Engine 56 and 57 and Rescue truck 51.
Tim Wile, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, identified the owners as Alan and Sheryl Pence.
Kenneth D. Kempf, 85, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane, formerly of Park Avenue Ext. in Kane, died Friday evening, April 13, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 4, 1926 in Kane, he was the son of Daniel and Twila Newhouse Kempf. On Dec. 26, 1948 in Kane, he married Carol E. Sandburg, who survives.
Quinten Carl Johnson passed away on Saturday, April 14 at the age of 94.Â
He was a lifelong resident of Hazel Hurst where he was born on Sept. 28, 1919, and spent the last several years at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Quinten was the son of Henning and Blanch Johnson and brother of Paul, all of whom preceded him in death.Â On Dec. 14, 1940, he married Betty Timmerman to whom he was married for nearly 70 years until her death in December, 2010.Â
BRADFORD â€“ On Friday morning, the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus received a bomb threat similar to those that have been plaguing the university's main campus for the past two months.
According to UPB Director of Communications and Marketing Pat Cercone, at 10:30 a.m. Friday the main campus received an email stating there was a bomb in Hanley Library on the Bradford campus.