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Fire leaves 4 Mt. Jewett residents homeless

June 30, 2015

A fire in Mt. Jewett on Tuesday has left four residents without a home.

Flood watch in effect for McKean County

June 27, 2015

Widespread heavy to record daily rainfall amounts are expected to fall Saturday and into Saturday night.
Unusually strong low pressure at the surface and aloft will move slowly northeast from the Ohio Valley through the middle Atlantic region throughout the weekend.
Widespread heavy rain will fall and the risk for flooding, especially on smaller streams and creeks, will be high.
A flood watch remains in effect through late Saturday night. Elk and McKean counties are listed among the extensive list of affected counties.

VIDEO: The positives and negatives of the 2015 NBA draft

June 26, 2015

VIDEO: The positives and negatives of the 2015 NBA draft
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.

Camper dies in ANF during storm

June 25, 2015

WARREN – A fierce thunderstorm in northwestern Pennsylvania resulted in the death of a camper who was camping with a church group in a remote area of the Allegheny National Forest. The storm came through the Minister Creek Campground around 6 a.m. Tuesday causing power outages and wide-spread downed trees.

Kane fire call

June 22, 2015

The Kane Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched Monday afternoon when a fire alarm activated at Kane Community Hospital.
Fire Chief Tim Holt said the alarm was inadvertently set off during maintenance work at the hospital. No fire was found.
The "tower" truck was en route to the hospital when firemen were recalled, the chief said.

VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 19, 2015

VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart
The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

Mason pleads guilty

June 18, 2015

SMETHPORT – The former McKean County Sheriff has fallen upon hard times. The ex-sheriff on Friday pleaded guilty to charges regarding an alleged sexual affair with a 17-year-old girl.

BREAKING: Bridge in Ridgway collapses

June 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway has collapsed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. It appears the foundation has failed. Early reports indicate that there is at least one person with injuries.

Insurance issues hurting Highland Twp.

June 18, 2015

Large insurance claims over the past two years may have handcuffed Highland Township as officials continue to struggle to provide insurance for the township.

School, firemen complying with child protection law

June 16, 2015

The Kane Area School District and the Kane Volunteer Fire Department are among many local organizations complying with the new state Child Protective Services law.
Under the law adopted in December, virtually anyone who comes into contact with children as part of their job or volunteerism must obtain clearances by July 1.
As part of the process, applicants need to obtain a criminal history check from the State Police and a "child abuse history" clearance from the state Department of Human Services.

Volunteer firemen hold joint training exercise in Kane

June 16, 2015

The Kane Volunteer Fire Department hosted a joint training exercise Monday evening with the Ludlow and Wilcox volunteer fire departments.
The training took place in the parking lot at Kane High School.
The firemen connected hoses to a fire hydrant near the rear of the parking lot at the school. The "tower" truck from Kane was the featured piece of equipment in the training.
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See full article in the June 17 edition of The Kane Republican.

Hamilton Township sees another drop in forestry money

June 15, 2015

LUDLOW – When the Hamilton Township Supervisors put together the budget for 2015, they allowed for a decrease in forestry money. The township receives a share of profits from timber sales within the Allegheny National Forest, and with timber sales declining steadily over the past few years, the township’s share has gone down accordingly.

School board approves several personnel matters

June 15, 2015

The Kane School Board has approved several personnel matters.
Acting at its recent meeting, the board:
*Named Carmen Dragone of Ridgway as a volunteer for the high school trap team.
*Added Amber Colebert to the list of day-of-day substitute teachers.
*Added Angelo Hall to the list of day-to-day substitute cafeteria workers.
*Appointed Isaac Robbins as a summer custodial worker.
*Appointed Suzette Cunningham and Lisa Kibbie as food service workers for summer school.
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See full article in the June 16 edition of The Kane Republican.

Kane native Anderson promoted to full colonel

June 14, 2015

Tom Anderson, the son of Kane residents Tom and Sue Anderson, was recently promoted to full colonel in an U.S. Army ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas. Colonel Anderson was the Assistant Battalion Commander of the 3rd Armored Division prior to his promotion.

Paving project is ready for four Kane streets

June 13, 2015

A paving project this summer is planned for sections of four streets in Kane.
IA Construction of Franklin will be the contractor for the project. The company submitted a low bid of $137,502.35 for the work. Glenn O. Hawbaker of Turtlepoint submitted a bid of $152,470.50.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne said Friday that paperwork for the project has been returned to IA. He said the contractor did not give a starting date.

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