July 22nd, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County's elected officials will see salary hikes over a six-year period beginning in 2016.
The current elected Board of Commissioners-- Joe DeMott of Port Allegany, Al Pingie of Bradford Township and Cliff Lane of Turtlepoint-- adopted a resolution Tuesday evening to provide the raises for the years 2016 through 2021.
The Fallen Soldier Memorial Dice Run for motorcyclists will be held Saturday, Aug. 16.
The event begins and ends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Wetmore Avenue in Kane.
Registration is at 10:30 a.m. The ride begins at 11:30 a.m.
Motorcyclists will travel to the Gibbs Hill Cemetery in Ludlow for the "blessing of the bikes" and to pay respects at the grave of Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen of Kane.
Kane Players productions are typically an amazing example of the variety of local talent from our little community. Their upcoming play, â€śTerraces of Kane Summitâ€ť is no exception. The play, based on the diary of Elizabeth Kane, was written by former Wilcox resident Michael Schultz and Kaneâ€™s own Elizabeth Haberberger and produced by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is losing its patience with the collection of unpaid sewer bills.
The authority in May received notice that water would be shut off to 147 sewer customers who had long-term unpaid bills.
Apparently, many of the shut-offs never happened.
Pennsylvania Municipal Services (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, reportedly told the authority that it would see a "spike" in sewer payments once the water shut-off notices were issued.
The Kane Area School District requires student-athletes to take a Baseline test prior to the first day of practice. Baseline tests are given every two years to student/athletes. Athletes entering grades 7, 9 and 11, as well as students entering other grades but who have never participated in a KASD sport before must be tested before they are allowed to participate in an official practice.
Steven P. "Gooner" Snyder, 57, of 105 Pine St., died Sunday at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late Charles H. Snyder Sr. and Doris J (Holt) Snyder, who survives.
Mr. Snyder was self employed as a handyman for many years.Â He was a member of the BPOEÂ Lodge #329 in Kane.
RIDGWAY â€“ Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements.
After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon.
Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl.
RIDGWAY â€“Â During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado.
"For the recreational use of marijuana, I'm against it as it's a gateway drug and it's been proven that way," he said. "They're having an increase of driving under the influence of marijuana [in Colorado] and in California I understand that elected officials think it's hurting the workforce."
RIDGWAY â€“ Less than a year after authorizing the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett on Saturday evening paid a visit to the construction site.
With Ridgway YMCA executive director Mary Lynne Bellotti and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki by his side, Corbett spent roughly 15 minutes at the popular North Broad Street facility to see the progress firsthand.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, has lost her appeal of a federal court decision to dismiss her lawsuit against three former colleagues in the Mlillcreek Township School District near Erie.
The Third District Appellate Court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday to uphold the dismissal by former federal court judge Sean McLaughlin of Erie.
The defendants in the Anderson lawsuit include:
*Dr. Dean Maynard, former superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District.
*Susan Sullivan, former vice president of the Millcreek Township School Board.