January 16th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.
The visiting Brockway Lady Rovers outscored the Kane Lady Wolves 18-7 in the fourth quarter to rally for 44-38 win on Friday night. The difference in the game came at the free throw line where the Lady Rovers made 14 of 22 attempts while the Lady Wolves only went to the line four times in the game, sinking three.
Both teams struggled offensively early with the home team holding a 6-5 lead after one quarter of play. Senior Taylor Morgan made two jumpers in the period while Sydney Dyne scored the Lady Wolvesâ€™ other first quarter points on a fast break basket from Camryn Cummings.
A developer from Ohio reportedly still is interested in building a new McDonaldâ€™s restaurant at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
However, an incomplete list of documents is holding up approval from the McKean County Planning Commission.
Speaking at a commission meeting earlier this week, Assistant County Planner Laura Lord said the developer has yet to provide a land survey with the required â€śprofessionalâ€ť stamp.
Picture a movie premiere, a grand old theater, lots of actors, friends and family of those involved. No, itâ€™s not Hollywood or New York City, itâ€™s Warren, where the latest Sean Perry Productions movie will premiere on Saturday night.
"The Homebodies" will be the highlight of a Sean Perry Productions triple feature held Saturday evening at Warrenâ€™s Struthers Library Theatre. The film is in the horror genre, a favorite of the writer/director, Kane resident Sean Perry.
JAMES CITY â€“ Jim Wolfe of Russell City has been re-elected as chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Paul Burton Sr. of James City is the vice chairman.
They were selected earlier this month when the board held its annual reorganizational meeting at the township building in James City.
Joe Milstead of James City is the third supervisor on the board.
Carl O. Stranburg, 77, of Grove City, Ohio, and formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 with his family present.
Carl was born Dec. 14, 1937, son of the late Carl J. (Jip) and Myrtle Bengston Stranburg. He was born and raised in Tiona.
He wasÂ employed by Struthers Wells until its closing, and also the Warren County Courthouse.
Carl was an avid fisherman, hunter, and Steelers fan. He loved his hunting camp on Six-Mile. Carl served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the American Legion Post 135 and the Sheffield VFW.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who
will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman
lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination,
and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were
nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated
along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict
ST. MARYS â€“Â A Wednesday morning fire that destroyed a Taft Road residence in St. Marys has been ruled accidental with no suspicious circumstances suspected.
The Crystal Fire Department was dispatched around 10:33 a.m. on Wednesday for a reported chimney fire at 162 Taft Rd., however upon arriving at the scene they encountered a fully engulfed two-story wood frame structure. In addition, heavy smoke could be seen from the road.
CFD Chief Bill Kraus said the home is a total loss with damage estimated at $250,000.
BRADFORD â€“ A former McKean County sheriff has been cited for corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a 17-year-old juvenile.
In a report filed Wednesday, Bradley Allen Mason, 52, of Bradford, is charged with two counts of corruption of minors (a first degree misdemeanor) and one count of selling or furnishing liquor or malt or brewed beverages to minors (a third degree misdemeanor).
The investigation was conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police when an unrelated civil dispute involving the victim was brought to the attention of law enforcement.
ST. MARYS - A structure fire broke out Wednesday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. at 162 Taft Rd. in St. Marys. Multiple units from St. Marys and Johnsonburg responded to the fire. Preliminary reports list Fox Township and Ridgway on standby as well.