January 11th, 2012
JAMES CITY â€“ Through the first 10 days of the New Year, the Highland Township road crew has had little snow to plow.
But, due to unseasonable weather, there is another problem facing residents who live on dirt roads. That problem is dust-- usually an issue in the warmer months of the year.
"We have a dust problem," Township Supervisor Charlie Vaughn said Wednesday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors at the township building in James City. "This is an unusual problem for this time of the year."
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority is sticking by a billing policy that has been established at previous meetings.
One part of the policy makes landlords responsible for delinquent sewer bills incurred by their tenants. Another section of the policy accepts a one-time-only excuse for not paying a bill on time.
Both issues surfaced Tuesday at the authority's monthly meeting at the borough building.
The board has advised Denis Rettger of Mt. Jewett that he is responsible for "unpaid sewer bills" for persons who pay him rent for mobile home sites along Maple Lane.
The Kane Wolves basketball found the going tough against an aggressive Bradford Owls team in a 59-31 loss.
The Owls played pressure defense for most of the first half and came away with several steals which led to easy baskets at the other end.
Dorscella â€śDottieâ€ť Ryan-Mossing, 83, of Swanton, Ohio, and formerly of Greensburg and Mt. Jewett, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Florida Hospital in DeLand, Fla.
Born March 16, 1928, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille Larson Martinson.
A graduate of Hazel Hurst High School in 1945, she graduated from Buffalo Childrenâ€™s Hospital as an R.N. and worked at various nursing positions, retiring as Director of the American Red Cross of Westmoreland County.Â
RIDGWAY - On Monday afternoon, Elk County President Judge Richard Masson handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole to Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys, who was found guilty of second-degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A new organization at Kane Area High School gives students an opportunity to devote more time to volunteerism in their community.
Members of the group-- called Students Modeling Ideal Life Experiences (S.M.I.L.E.)-- take part in special projects to benefit the community.
The initial members of S.M.I.L.E. include Grace Bicehouse, Emily Truden, Micah Edinger, Brent Rounsville and Salena Winston.
Kathleen Prosperi, an AmeriCorps worker at the high school, formed S.M.I.L.E. to offer students a chance to help with community projects on a year-round basis.
The Board of Directors of the Kane Chamber of Commerce has chosen the late Jim Salvamoser as its "Citizen-of-the-Year" for 2011.
The Chamber also has named the Kane Eagles Club as the local "Business-of-the-Year."
Recipients will be honored at a dinner scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Kane Country Club.
The event is slated to begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. and the ceremony at 6 p.m.Â Tickets for the event are now available at the Kane Chamber of Commerce Office, 54 Fraley St.
The following criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the cases is gleaned from official court documents.
*Randy Haight, 21, of 13 W. Main St., Ludlow, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard filed the charges after Haightâ€™s 2-year-old daughter allegedly wandered from his former residence along Poplar Street in Kane while Haight was asleep.
A female motorist told police that she nearly struck the child, who reportedly was in the â€śmiddle of the roadâ€ť at Poplar Street and Tionesta Avenue.
Evelyn L. Strawcutter, 96, formerly of 109 Clay St. in Kane, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 16, 1915 in Brookville, she was the daughter of Harvey H. and Florence V. Farrell McManigle.Â On Feb. 5, 1933, she married Ray E. Strawcutter, who died in 1954.
Mrs. Strawcutter was a dietary manager at the Kane Community Hospital for over 30 years.Â
She was a member of Tabor Ev. Lutheran Church in Kane, the Order of the Eastern Star, and belonged to the Mountain Grange #1307 in Kane for over fifty years.Â She enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team picked up where they left off from their biggest win of the year over Port Allegany.
Everyone was a key part of this win. With getting four forfeits the match was otherwise a good one to watch. The crowd was treated to some good matches.
Senior Mike Swartwood got things going for the Wolves as he picked up a nice win over a talented grappler in Nick Stuckey.
The last few matches of the evening played a big key in the team victory. Darren Brown, Will Hulings and Jamie Lingenfelter picked up pins to help secure the win.