February 12th, 2015
Even the coaches of the District 9 champion high school football team are feeling the wrath of a penny-pinching Kane School Board.
By a 4-3 vote Thursday, the school board showed its frugality by rejecting a request to send Kane High Football Coach Todd Silfies and four assistants to an upcoming coaching clinic near Cleveland later this month.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley and board members John Ball, Keith Hastings and Scott Paul voted to deny the request.
The Kane Players' "dinner theatre" format is a rousing success.
The Players' production of "The Loathsome Lady" opened Thursday to a sellout crowd at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
Tonight's performance at 7 p.m. at the Chapel also is a sellout. Lynda Karger, a co-director of the six-scene play, said only two tickets remain for the final performance at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
WILCOX â€“ Two Wilcox residents died early Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of state Routes 219 and 321 in Wilcox, Jones Township.
According to a public information release report provided by the Ridgway-based state police, 81-year-old Vera Johnson of Wilcox was operating a 2004 Ford Escape along with a passenger, 92-year-old Rose Swanson, also from Wilcox.
Rose Marie Swanson, 92, of 649 Marvin St., Wilcox, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident on state Route 219 in Wilcox. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, Johnsonburg.
Vera E. "Midge" Johnson, 81, of Worrall Street, Wilcox, and formerly of Mount Jewett, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident on Route 219 in Wilcox. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, Johnsonburg.
Ridgway wrestling took advantage of seven forfeits to help take a 52-24 win over Kane Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School on Senior Night.
Of the seven matches wrestled, Kane won five on the mat.
The Kane Elks Hoop Shoot was held last Sunday at the Kane Middle School gym.
There were 20 participants overall, each shooting 25 foul shots.Â Â
Winners from each age division are advancing to the District Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Warren Area High School.
If the Kane winner is not able to attend the district shoot, the second place winner has the opportunity to compete. If participants win at the district level, they will move forward to the Elks State Hoop Shoot held in State College March 7.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP â€“ Excitement is building for the start of Sun Air commuter flights from the Bradford Regional Airport to the Pittsburgh airport.
Flights will begin Sunday, March 1. The inaugural flight is at 12:40 p.m.
Sun Air will offer four flights Monday through Friday from Bradford to Pittsburgh and from Pittsburgh to Bradford.Â
The Bradford departures are set for 6:40 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Flights from Pittsburgh to Bradford are set for 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
There will be two flights to and from Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors has tabled plans for the adoption of a "home rule" charter this year.
A "home rule" charter, which guides most municipal business in place of state law, is seen as another measure to fight a proposed "injection well."
Seneca Resources is planning to convert one of its natural gas wells on Lamont Road into an "injection well" for the disposal of waste fluids from drilling.
The township has adopted a "Bill of Rights" in an effort to halt the "injection well."
Kane finished second in the Seventh-Grade Basketball Tournament held Saturday at the Kane Middle School gym.
Kane defeated St. Marys 45-27 in the opening game before losing to the Elk County Catholic Cavaliers in the title game, 37-38.
Kane vs. St. Marys
The Wolves came out focused and ready to play tough defense.Â Starters Jake Alcorn, Aaron Hottel, Caleb Holt, Chad Greville and Joey Walters jumped out to an early 12-0 lead by pressing St. Marys.