Appointment of county personnel director announced

SMETHPORT—The McKean County Board of Commissioners didn’t need to look far to find a new personnel director.Kathy Roche, who has served as the director of the county Tax Claim Bureau for six years, now will also take on duties of the county personnel chief.Roche has a desk in both offices, which are a few steps away from each other on the first floor of the county courthouse in Smethport.Joe DeMott, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, announced the selection of Roche for personnel director during a board meeting Monday at the courthouse.DeMott said Roche is a good choice for the position of personnel director because “she already has a very good working relationship with departments” in the county government.