September 21st, 2014
MT. JEWETT â Mt. Jewett Rotary Club President Larry Doyon and other Rotary Club Members welcomed Ruzhdi Bakalli, Rotary District Governor 7280 to a recent meeting of the Mt. Jewett Rotary Club.
Ruzhdi was born and raised in Gjakova, in the Republic of Kosova. In 2000 he founded the Rotary Club of Gjakova. Because of this and efforts of fellow Rotarians, Kosova has 11 additional Chartered Rotary Clubs. Ruzhdi and his wife currently reside in Warren are both members of the Warren Rotary club. Ruzhdi is President of PCED Inc., a non-profit economic development organization.
The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders on a rare Saturday soccer game. ECC Coach Kelli Brannock and her team controlled the game from beginning to end as the Lady Cruasaders led 5-0 at the half and went on to post an 11-0 victory.
From the opening whistle, most of the game was played on the half in front of Kane goalie Daria Huckabone. The Lady Wolvesâ senior stopped a number of shots to keep the visitors off the scoreboard early, but with 26:14 left in the first half, ECC senior forward Julia Sweeney found the back of the net to give her team the lead.
GROVE TWP. â It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.
PORT ALLEGANY â The Kane Wolvesâ offense was clicking on all cylinders in last nightâs game against the Port Allegany Gators on the road. The Wolves scored on each of their first half possessions on their way to posting a 42-6 win over the Gators.
Public input is sought to help guide the Kane School Board in its search for a new district superintendent.
Residents are urged to complete a survey found on the Kane Area School District website on the internet. Oct. 1 is the deadline for answering a series of questions and submitting the survey electronically.
Wayne LeClair, a senior school services consultant with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), said Friday that the survey results would be provided to the Kane School Board as it moves forward in its search for a new superintendent.
MT. ALTONâWhen she began work in the office at the Bradford Regional Airport nearly 10 years ago, Alicia Dankesreiter never dreamed she would someday lead the airportâs day-to-day operation.
But, due to a sudden decision by the airport authority, Dankesreiter now is the âinterimâ administrative leader at the airfield on Route 59 in Mt. Alton.
The nine-member airport authority decided Wednesday to immediately terminate Tom Frungillo of Olean, N.Y. as the airport manager. He has held the position since 1998.
SMETHPORT â A Bradford doctor who pleaded guilty to groping two young married women in his medical office has been sentenced to probation for 23 1/2 months.
McKean County Court President Judge John Pavlock handed down the sentence Thursday for Dr. Abaz Sosic, 51.
Because of the nature of the charges, Sosic will be registered on the stateâs Meganâs Law list of sexual offenders. He will remain on the list for 15 years, according to an agreement finalized Thursday.
LANTZ CORNERS â The Kane-based State Police barracks on Route 219 near Lantz Corners has posted "wanted" flyers for the alleged cop-killer in the town of Blooming Grove.
Police are seeking Eric Matthew Frein, a 31-year-old man wanted in slaying of State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson during a shift change last Friday night.
Frein is described as a white male who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 165 pounds. The suspect has brown hair and blue eyes.
State Police said Frein is considered "armed and dangerous."
Persons with information should call 1-866-326-7256.
Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd.
Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin.
The Kane Tornado Pony and Pee Wee teams traveled north last Saturday to take on the Bolivar-Richburg Wolverines. The Kane Ponies rebounded from last weekâs loss to Coudersport with a 6-0 win over the Wolverines. The Kane Pee Wees ran their winning streak to four with a convincing 18-0 win over the hosts.
Kaneâs Harley Morris provided the only points in the pony game on a tough run into the end zone. The Tornado defense did the rest, preventing the Wolverines from crossing the goal line all game.