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Creative plan reduces Kane employee health cost

April 20, 2015

Kane Borough Manager Don Payne is always trying to find ways to cut costs.
“I look at the taxpayers’ money like it’s my own pocketbook,” Payne said Monday. “I don’t want to spend any more than I have to.”
Faced with a $10,392 increase in the annual borough-paid health insurance premium for full-time employees, Payne looked for alternatives to cut costs.

Court hearing quickly ends in terroristic threat case

April 20, 2015

A preliminary hearing for a Kane man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend ended just six minutes after it began Monday in Kane District Court.
Matthew J. Calloway, 29, of 213 Johnson St., acting as his own attorney, decided to waive the hearing and send his case to McKean County Court.
He is charged with making terroristic threats, assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He remains in the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $30,000 cash bail. His last day to enter a plea in county court is July 2.
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See full article in the April 21st edition of The Kane Republican.

Heavy rain washes out section of Mt. Jewett street

April 20, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Heavy rain Monday afternoon washed out a section of Anderson Street Extension in Mt. Jewett.
Stormwater flowed over the surface of the road and disrupted traffic.
Made aware of the situation at its special meeting at the borough building, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 Monday to authorize spending up to $10,499 to repair storm damage.
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See full article in the April 21st edition of The Kane Republican.

Vicini honored with Early Intervention Leadership Award

April 20, 2015

The 2014 Early Intervention Leadership Award for Excellence in Service to Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families, given by the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC), has been awarded to Mrs. Janice Vicini, Supervisor of the Preschool Early Intervention Program for Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine.

Foradora looking for Supreme Court nod

April 19, 2015

RIDGWAY – Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora, seeking one of three available seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, recently made a campaign stop in Ridgway and spoke with local philanthropist Denny Heindl on "Talk of the Town," broadcasted on WDDH-FM The Hound.

Decker's Chapel topic of interest at historical society dinner

April 19, 2015

RIDGWAY – The future of Decker’s Chapel was the main issue addressed at Saturday’s 51st annual dinner for the Elk County Historical Society, which was held at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski spoke briefly about the status of the Decker’s Chapel during the dinner.
According to Kalinowski, drainage issues at the chapel have caused the foundation to start to crumble, which has caused the historical society to close the chapel to make sure that no one goes inside to make the foundation any worse or to get hurt.

Kane residents bark about dog feces on their property

April 17, 2015

With the advent of milder temperatures, more Kane dog-owners now are walking their dogs around town.
Most dog-owners are considerate of their neighbors and clean up feces left by their dogs. They scoop up the droppings, place them in a plastic bag and continue to walk their dogs.
Some dog-owners, however, simply let their dogs do their business along the sidewalk and leave without picking up the mess.

Family Drive-In is ready to open Friday night

April 17, 2015

The Family Drive-In on Route 6 just east of Kane will open for the season Friday with the showing of two youth-appropriate movies-- "Home" and "Cinderella."
The Lowell Watts family of Kane is the new owner of the drive-in, which closed just after the start of the season last year due to the sudden death of previous owner Fred Holmes.
"I can't wait," Watts said in looking forward to the opening of the drive-in. "We're finally ready to show movies."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers
the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Kinzua Bridge Center seen to boost area economy

April 16, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The construction of the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is seen as a boost to the area economy.
"The local communities will benefit economically from the increased number of visitors as two of the favorite pastimes of visitors are eating and shopping," Linda Devlin said. She is the executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau.
"Visitors will be traveling into our communities for these services along with seeking overnight accommodations," Devlin said.

Kane has difficulty finding part-time police officers

April 16, 2015

The borough of Kane is scrambling to find part-time police officers.
The Kane Police Department has four full-time policemen, including Chief Heath Boyer.
Since the department provides around-the-clock coverage seven days a week, part-time officers are needed to fill certain shifts. Part-time officers also fill in during vacations and sick leave.
The need for more part-time policemen in Kane is heightened now that full-time officer Catrina Retterer is restricted to light duty in advance of her maternity leave later this year.
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Charges are bound over in local 'bath salts' deal

April 15, 2015

All charges against a Wetmore Township man in an alleged "bath salts" drug deal have been bound over to McKean County Court.
Kane District Judge Dave Engman sent the case to county court following a 100-minute preliminary hearing Wednesday in the local court on Fraley Street.
James Patrick Perry, 51, of 484 West Wind Rd. is charged with five counts, including:
*Two felonies for the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance-- a "designer drug" known as "bath salts."
*Possession of a controlled substance ("bath salts").

KCH donates to amphitheater project

April 15, 2015

Kane Community Hospital has recently made a $2,500 donation to KARE’s Amphitheater on Fraley Street project which is set to begin construction the week of April 20 on Main Street in Kane. The project will begin with “phase one” and, depending on funding, may keep plans for artwork, murals, lighting, etc. for future phases to improve the site. Phase one will include a public park complete with trees and landscaping along the Main Street sidewalk. 
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See full article in the April 16th edition of The Kane Republican.

Opposition heard on sale of Mt. Jewett sewer system

April 14, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The proposed sale of the Mt. Jewett sewage system to Aqua Pennsylvania-- a private company-- met with opposition Tuesday.
The criticism was presented at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority, a six-member volunteer board.
"I can't see selling it if we don't need to," Gene Ginkel told the authority. "It's an asset to Mt. Jewett, an asset that isn't hurting you."
Ginkel is a former Mt. Jewett councilman.
Gary Geer, a Mt. Jewett contractor, said "I feel more comfortable" in not selling the borough sewer system. "I don't think it's a good idea" to sell the system.

Hamilton Township sees another drop in forest revenue

April 14, 2015

LUDLOW – Hamilton Township is seeing another steep decline in the annual payment it receives from the U.S. Forest Service for its share of timber sale revenue.
According to a report discussed Monday at a meeting of the Hamilton Township Board of Supervisors, this year's forestry allocation is $58,435.76.
The figure is a $14,699.23 decline from the previous allocation of $73,134.99. This year's allocation is below the township budget figure of $70,000-- forcing the supervisors to scramble to find $11,564 to balance the township spending plan.

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