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Panel begins work to update county solid waste plan

September 17, 2014

SMETHPORT – Work is underway to update the McKean County Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan.
The 11-member county Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) held its first meeting Wednesday evening at the county 911 Emergency Communications Center on Route 6 near Smethport.

Debriefing allows for input on shooting hoax

September 17, 2014

Rumors and conspiracy theorists ideas have run rampant over the school shooting hoax which took place at St. Marys Area High School on Sept. 2.
When contacted Wednesday for follow-up details on the hoax, which prompted a massive police response from Elk, Clearfield and McKean counties, St. Marys Chief of Police Todd Caltagarone said no new information was available.
Caltagarone reconfirmed the identity of the caller as a nine-year-old juvenile who will not face criminal charges.

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

Kane woman is sentenced to prison for 6-fatality crash

September 16, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman will spend more than 11 years in state prison as the admitted at-fault driver in a head-on collision that killed six persons last year on Route 219 near Lantz Corners.
Speaking Tuesday morning prior to her sentencing in McKean County Court in Smethport, Kathy Douglas, 37, of Kane said “I take responsibility for my actions” in the crash that killed her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a close-knit St. Marys family.

Heroin traffickers arrested in St. Marys

September 16, 2014

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with heroin trafficking and placed in Elk County Prison as a result of an investigation conducted by the City Police and the Attorney General's office.
Officers, agents and members of the North Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant shortly after 6 p.m. Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. where a large amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia was seized.
The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Campbell highlights progress at local hospital

September 16, 2014

Rose Campbell, president of Penn Highlands Elk, provided a progress update to county officials Tuesday morning regarding the expansion of the healthcare facility.
"We've had some very good things happening recently and through our recruitment team we've added several physicians to our staff," she said. "Things have been very well received thus far. Both Dr. Gorlowski and Dr. Ali have connected so they'll have good pediatric support for our area.
"We're looking for opportunities to position them in other communities as well, so once we get Dr. Tosh here, we'll figure that out."

Kane Blight Committee plans demolition projects

September 15, 2014

The Kane Blight Committee is planning demolition projects-- starting with a fire-damaged building at 318 Chase St.
The committee is under the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), which is a division of the Kane Area Development Center headed by Erin Vassallo.
"KARE has held fundraisers and will continue to do so to benefit blight removal and other ongoing community projects," Vassallo said. She said the Kane Rotary Club has allocated $20,000 to the blight fight in Kane.

Ludlow memorial to be dedicated on Veterans’ Day

September 14, 2014

LUDLOW – The new Veterans Memorial for Hamilton Township will be dedicated on Veterans’ Day—Tuesday, Nov. 11.
State, county and local officials have been invited to participate in the dedication ceremony at 11 a.m.
The memorial is located near the rear gate at the Wetmore Road entrance to Wildcat Park in Ludlow.
The memorial features 652 memorial bricks, a large monument and flagpoles for the flying of the American, state and POW/MIA flags. Benches will be added.

Defendants seek legal fees from school chief in Kane

September 14, 2014

ERIE – Three defendants in a “whistle-blower” lawsuit filed seven years ago in U.S. District Court in Erie are seeking to have their legal fees paid by the unsuccessful plaintiff—Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
The defendants’ legal fees total nearly $3 million, according a report in the Saturday edition of the Erie Times-News.

4 used computers donated to Kane Day School

September 13, 2014

The Kane School Board agreed Thursday to donate four used school district computers to the Kane Day School, a pre-school program.
Linda Hearst of the Kane Day School made the request, which was endorsed by school board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Claire Ann Depto, Tom Kerek, Susan Grolemund and Linda A. Anderson.
Board members Keith Hastings and Krista Jamerson did not attend the meeting. There is one vacancy on the nine-member board. Anderson participated in the meeting via speaker phone.

Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash

September 11, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years. 

More candidates are sought for school board

September 11, 2014

More candidates are sought to fill a vacancy on the Kane School Board.
The board voted 6-0 Thursday to formally accept the resignation of school board member Gary Ziegler.
Board President Claire Ann Depto joined with board members John Ball, Dick Coleman, Tom Kerek, Susan Grolemund and Linda A. Anderson in accepting the resignation.

School district may finally see state reimbursement

September 11, 2014

The state may be finally ready to reimburse the Kane Area School District for local funds used to help finance a 2008 school construction project.
The school district dipped into its reserves to come up with $7,759,741 as a local share for the $22.3-million project. The project included the construction a new elementary school and the renovation of the Kane Middle School.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

Injuries are reported in Highland Twp. accident

September 10, 2014

RUSSELL CITY – Multiple injuries have been reported in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the east intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township just east of Russell City.
Ridgway-based State Police investigated the accident, but had not filed a press release as of 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 1:40 p.m. with its rescue truck and eight firefighters. Highland Fire Police also responded, Fire Chief Bill Edinger said.

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