January 14th, 2015
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.
SMETHPORT â€“ There's a ray of hope that the McKean County Board of Commissioners will provide Act 13 Marcellus Shale aid to Kane for street paving.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Planning Commission ranked the final 18 applications for a share of $189,000 in revenue based on county Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activity.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department elected officers Tuesday at its annual election meeting at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
Tim Holt was re-elected as fire chief. He ran unopposed for re-election. Other chiefs re-elected without opposition include: Dave Silvis, first assistant chief; Daryl Snyder, second assistant chief; and Tim Wile, third assistant chief.
Kane native Dan Woods is seeking the Republican nomination for McKean County sheriff.
Woods, a 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, is a retired state trooper. He has worked as a deputy in the county sheriff's department since October.
Woods said he believes he has the law enforcement experience and background to serve as the county sheriff.
The Coudersport Falcons received five forfeits and won three of five matches wrestled on the mat to win Tuesday nightâ€™s matchup with the Kane Wolves in the Wolvesâ€™ Den by a score of 45-27.
The dual meet began at the 113-pound weight class where the Falconsâ€™ David Kudrick received an easy six. Forfeits to Coudyâ€™s Trevor Olney at 120 pounds and James Martinez at 126 pounds put the visitors out in front 18-0 before a match was decided on the mat.
The Kane Area Middle School wrestlers got five forfeits and won five of six matches on the mat on their way to crushing the Coudersport Falcons 54-3 on Tuesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den.
The young Wolves followed up last weekendâ€™s first-place finish at the Port Allegany Tournament with a dominating night against an undermanned Coudersport team. Lane Hillard, Christian Whisner, Alec English and Ty Stahli were all crowned champions at the Port tourney, while teammates Noah Blankenship, Cameron Whisner, Adam Sicher, Nate Asp and James Fleming were runners-up.
Barbara Kay Anderson, 78, of Manassas, Va. died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at her residence.
She was born March 1, 1936 in Mt. Jewett, daughter of the late Melvin and Lydia (Peterson) Edinger. She was a member of Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Anderson; and siblings Bernice George, Donald Edinger and David Edinger.
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There was a familiar winter "whine" at Monday's meeting of the Kane Borough Council.
Mayor "Yogi" Osmer and council members say they've received numerous complaints from borough residents who aren't happy with snow-plowing operations.
Similar complaints are heard every winter in Kane.
The mayor said he has received "quite a few complaints" about snow-plowing in the borough. He said residents claim the plows aren't removing snow "between parked vehicles."
Charges against a Mt. Jewett man in an alleged dog cruelty case have been "bound over" to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing Monday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman "bound over" the charges against Tyler Blair Rush, 34, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett after the 69-minute hearing that was laced with graphic testimony.
Co-defendant Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, waived her preliminary hearing Monday, Her case also is headed to county court.