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Hearing is Jan. 12 for defendants in dog cruelty case 

December 17, 2014

The two defendants in a dog cruelty case face preliminary hearings Jan. 12 in Kane District Court.
The hearings are set for 1 p.m. Jan. 12 before District Court Judge Dave Engman. The proceedings are open to the public.
Tyler Blair Rush, 33, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, and Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, are charged with cruelty to animals.
Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale placed the charges last month for the alleged incident in August.
According to court records, Rush attempted to "snap" the dog's neck "in order to kill it." 

2 Kane assault cases are bound over to county court

December 17, 2014

Two Kane assault cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings earlier this week in Kane District Court.
The Kane defendants include:
*Jamie Richard Bard, 30, of 618 1/2 Greeves St.
*Darryl Lee Kring, 49, of 316 Johnson Rd.
Bard is accused of striking Alyssa Renzi, 24, at the residence they shared. He also is charged with making terroristic threats for allegedly telling the woman he would "put a bullet in her head."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

School issues alert about possible child abductor

December 16, 2014

Taking no chances, the Kane Area School District issued an alert to students and parents Tuesday about a possible child abductor lurking in a "white van" at school bus stops.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said the alert was prompted by an alleged incident in the Smethport School District.
A Smethport student from the Mt. Jewett area of Hamlin Township reportedly "ran away" from a "white van" that pulled up to a bus stop Tuesday morning. 

Decision is pending in sticky Mt. Jewett civil suit

December 16, 2014

BRADFORD – A decision is pending in a sticky civil suit involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert.
Hale is suing the Berrys for allegedly failing to disclose the condition of faulty baseboard heating in a house he purchased from the couple in 2013.
Hale claims the baseboard heating system "was not operational" when he purchased the house at 118 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett. He claims the Berrys failed to mention this defect in a "disclosure agreement" when the house was purchased.

School board names Perry as interim superintendent

December 16, 2014

As expected, the Kane School Board voted 9-0 Tuesday to appoint Business Manager Steve Perry as the interim school superintendent.
He will assume his extra duties Jan. 1. Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is retiring Dec. 31.
Claire Ann Buckley, who is president of the school board, voted in favor of Perry as the interim superintendent along with board members Susan Grolemund, Linda A.

VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps

December 16, 2014

VIDEO: NHL star Crosby diagnosed with mumps
Crosby is the latest NHL player to be diagnosed with mumps.

Water company spending $2.1 million more for Kane upgrades

December 16, 2014

More upgrades are coming for the water treatment and distribution system in Kane.
Pennsylvania American Water announced Monday that it is spending about $2.1 million for a second “finished” water holding tank and high-service computer-programmed pumps.
“These improvements will supplement our existing facilities and replace infrastructure that was built more than 60 years ago,” Pennsylvania American Water Project Manager Jed Fiscus of Brookville said. “These investments ensure reliable, quality water service for our Kane customers for years to come.”

New Kane postmaster begins work on ‘busiest day’

December 16, 2014

Jumping right into the fire.
That’s what it felt like for Beth Obenreder, who started work as the new Kane postmaster Monday—considered the “busiest day” of the year for any post office in the U.S. due to the Christmas rush.
Obenreder weighed packages and sold Christmas card stamps as customers stood in line at the Kane Post Office to send their cherished pre-holiday mail to family members across the country.
“We take our jobs seriously,” Obenreder said. “We want to make sure the mail gets where it’s supposed to go.”

3rd Annual Nikky’s Dance Studio show upcoming

December 16, 2014

Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? If so… don’t miss the 3rd Annual Nikky’s Dance Studio Competition Team Christmas show. The Christmas performance is set for this Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Kane High School. The show titled “Oh Santa!” will showcase the competition team’s many talents; including ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and acrobatics for the whole family.

Lantz Corners sewer hookups awaiting receipt of loan

December 14, 2014

HAZEL HURST—Once a loan agreement is finalized with PNC bank, connections are expected to be authorized for customers in the Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Hamlin Township plans to borrow $105,000 from PNC to make its payment of $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. Under a long-standing agreement, the payment is required before the sewer connections are made.
The loan is expected to be finalized Friday, according to talks last week at the meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.

Kane 3rd-grader is dealing with numerous tumors

December 13, 2014

Most 10-year-olds are especially excited at this time of the year as Christmas approaches.
But there's little holiday joy in the life of Matthew Prosser of Kane. He's loaded with inoperable tumors due to a genetic disease known as neurofibromatosis.

Business manager might serve as interim school chief

December 13, 2014

Steve Perry, the longtime business manager for the Kane School District, might be picked to serve as the interim school superintendent.
The school board reportedly will act Tuesday to name an interim school chief. Dr. Maryann Anderson, the school superintendent, is retiring Dec. 31.
The school board has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the Kane Middle School. The meeting is open to the public.

Hale-Berry civil case is now set for Tuesday

December 13, 2014

BRADFORD – A civil case involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert, now is scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning.
Bradford District Court Judge Dominic A. Cercone Jr. has been assigned to hear the case, which is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday in his courtroom. The proceedings are open to the public.
According to court documents, Hale is suing the Berrys for $12,000 in damages.
Hale claims in his civil suit that the house he purchased last year from the Berrys had pre-existing furnace problems.

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

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