September 4th, 2014
VIDEO: Steelers prepare for rival Browns, hope for fast star
VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Pittsburgh Steelers
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL season.
SMETHPORT â€“ A judge has upheld a police search involving the defendant in a criminal case linked with a 6-fatality crash on Route 219 near Lantz Corners just over a year ago.
Senior Judge William F. Morgan of Warren issued his ruling Wednesday during a 40-minute hearing at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
The judgeâ€™s decision comes less than two weeks before the scheduled Sept. 15 start of a jury trial for Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane. Another pre-trial â€śsuppression-of-evidenceâ€ť hearing is set for next Thursday, Sept. 11.
Events that sent St. Marys into a panic Tuesday afternoon with reports of a shooting at St. Marys Area High School were the actions of a nine-year-old juvenile, whose age prohibits criminal prosecution, according to police who are unable to release any identifying information such as name, gender and school.
As a result of a joint investigation between the St. Marys City Police and Pennsylvania State Police, it was discovered that the juvenile placed the 911 calls from a cell phone while he/she was riding on a school bus on their way home.
The popular after school program BFF (Being Faith-Full Friends) is in the preparation mode: getting ready to launch season 2.
An outreach program of the Presbyterian Church in Kane,Â BFF develops intergenerational relationships around activities, Bible stories, music, crafts, and dinner. Last year more than 50 elementary students K-5 from various local congregations as well as the community at large participated in the Wednesday afternoon after school program at the Presbyterian Church.
Kane Wolves head football coach Todd Silfies said in his season preview interview that he tells the team everyday that if they work hard and improve everyday, â€śthe skies the limit.â€ť
The Wolves offense struggled at times in the season opening 13-0 win over Cameron County but the defense came through to secure the victory. The offense will look to finish some drives this Friday night when the Wolves open their home schedule by hosting the 0-1 Smethport Hubbers.
Wins have been hard to come by for the Kane boysâ€™ soccer team the last couple seasons. The 2014 Wolves jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Tuesday afternoon before Mother Nature stepped in and made them wait another 24 hours to get back on the field and put the finishing touches on a 5-0 win over the Smethport Hubbers.
Ronald J. Smith, Jr., 54, of 6 Wetmore Trail near Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 18, 1960 in Brookville, he was the son of Ronald J. and Patricia R. Riggs Smith. On June 2, 1979 in Kane, he married Lisa A. Bauerle, who survives.
Clarence W. "Duke" Eckert, 89, of 104 Forest Avenue, died Monday (Sept. 1, 2014) at Sena Kean Manor.
Born Oct. 16, 1924, in Elk County, he was a son ofÂ the late Anthony and Julia Brendel Eckert.Â On May 26, 1950, in Kane, he married Rose Trumbull who survives.
"Duke" served with the U.S. Air Corps during World War II.
HeÂ was a Millwright and had worked at various times for HBSA Industries in Brooklyn, N.Y., the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Affiliated Industries in Kane, J.R. Kilmer Wholesale Groceries and St. Marys Sewer Pipe Company in St. Marys.
MT. JEWETT -- Under state law, motorists are required to stop for pedestrians who are waiting to cross the street at designated crosswalks.
Mt. Jewett has seven pedestrian crosswalks on Main Street (Route 6). But these crossings are most often are ignored by passing motorists, according to Mt. Jewett Borough Councilman John Keesee.
Speaking Tuesday at a meeting of the borough council, Keesee said he recently saw eight vehicles "pass by" a crosswalk while a person stood hopelessly waiting to cross the street.
According to Keesee, half of the motorists are local residents.