The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2015-02-28T00:00:40-05:00 Drupal Public invited to Lenten drama at Kane church http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8652 2015-02-28T00:00:40-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Public invited to Lenten drama at Kane church 8652 article en 14 1 2015-02-28T00:00:40-05:00 2015-02-28T00:00:40-05:00 8652 14 Public invited to Lenten drama at Kane church A dramatic presentation-- "The People vs. Judas Iscariot"-- is being held on five Tuesday evenings in Lent at the Presbyterian Church of Kane at Greeves and Chase streets. The second of five programs is set Tuesday, March 3.  A Pot Luck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level Fellowship Hall at the church. The half-hour drama begins at 6:30 p.m. at the same site. The public is welcome. A dramatic presentation-- "The People vs. Judas Iscariot"-- is being held on five Tuesday evenings in Lent at the Presbyterian Church of Kane at Greeves and Chase streets. The second of five programs is set Tuesday, March 3.  A Pot Luck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level Fellowship Hall at the church. The half-hour drama begins at 6:30 p.m. at the same site. The public is welcome. 1425099640 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425099640 100 Ted Lutz 6933 14 Lenten.jpg sites/default/files/Lenten.jpg image/jpeg 171904 1 1425099640 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:311:"Photo by Ted Lutz – A program called "The People vs. Judas" is being held Tuesday evenings at the Presbyterian Church in Kane. Actors in the drama, which is open to the public, include, left to right: Glenda Buonanducci, "Attorney Grace;" Lynda Karger, Judge Pontius Pilate; and Kal Lyons, "Attorney Justice."";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Lenten.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Fire destroys Straub maintenance building http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8651 2015-02-27T23:55:58-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Fire destroys Straub maintenance building 8651 article en 14 1 2015-02-27T23:55:58-05:00 2015-02-27T23:55:58-05:00 8651 14 Fire destroys Straub maintenance building A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building. Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys. "Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department. Corporal Greg Agosti, a state fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police arrived at the scene shortly after 10 a.m. to investigate. The building, listed as 36 feet by 48 feet, is a two-story structure behind the main brewery building. Reports indicate a fiber-optic connection to the building was lost at approximately 8:47 a.m., indicating the "earliest known time of a problem within the building," according to Agosti. A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building. Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys. "Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department. 1425099358 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425099358 100 Joseph Bell 6932 14 2-28 Straub Brewery fire 1 CLR.jpg sites/default/files/2-28 Straub Brewery fire 1 CLR.jpg image/jpeg 2619409 1 1425099357 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:111:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Flames shoot out of a maintenance and storage building at Straub Brewery in St. Marys.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2-28 Straub Brewery fire 1 CLR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Ridgway youth stays positive despite cancer diagnosis http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8650 2015-02-27T23:53:17-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Ridgway youth stays positive despite cancer diagnosis 8650 article en 14 1 2015-02-27T23:53:17-05:00 2015-02-27T23:53:17-05:00 8650 14 Ridgway youth stays positive despite cancer diagnosis As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of Ridgway fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons. “She has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank. The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Sunday, Feb. 16. As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of Ridgway fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons. “She has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank. The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Sunday, Feb. 16. 1425099197 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425099197 100 Amy Cherry 6931 14 2-28 INSIDE Chloe danceCROP CLR.jpg sites/default/files/2-28 INSIDE Chloe danceCROP CLR.jpg image/jpeg 157458 1 1425099196 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:320:""Attitude is altitude" is a favorite quote Chloe Frank is sticking with during her battle with leukemia. As an avid dancer at April's School of Dance in St. Marys, Chloe hopes to continue following her passion for the art form setting a goal to participate in a May showcase of DDCC, the school's competitive dance team.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2-28 INSIDE Chloe danceCROP CLR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Highland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’ http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8647 2015-02-26T23:54:42-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Highland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’ 8647 article en 14 1 2015-02-26T23:54:42-05:00 2015-02-26T23:54:42-05:00 8647 14 Highland supervisor says: lawsuit could ‘bankrupt us’ JAMES CITY – A federal lawsuit filed by Seneca Resources against Highland Township over the “injection well’ controversy “has the potential to bankrupt us.” This is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors. Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City. Seneca filed the lawsuit earlier this month to challenge the legality of a 2013 township ordinance against “injection wells.” Seneca has received a federal permit to convert a gas-producing well on Lamont Road into an “injection well” for the underground disposal of brines from gas well drilling operations. JAMES CITY – A federal lawsuit filed by Seneca Resources against Highland Township over the “injection well’ controversy “has the potential to bankrupt us.” This is the opinion of Jim Wolfe, chairman of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors. Wolfe said Thursday that the board has called a special meeting Monday to discuss the lawsuit with township residents. The public meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the township building in James City. 1425012882 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425012882 100 Ted Lutz 6926 14 3.13.13 jim wolfe.JPG sites/default/files/3.13.13 jim wolfe_0.JPG image/jpeg 653803 1 1425012881 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:9:"Jim Wolfe";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/3.13.13 jim wolfe_0.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Engine fire destroys parked car in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8646 2015-02-26T23:53:30-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Engine fire destroys parked car in Kane 8646 article en 14 1 2015-02-26T23:53:30-05:00 2015-02-26T23:53:30-05:00 8646 14 Engine fire destroys parked car in Kane A fire that erupted in an engine Thursday destroyed a car parked adjacent to a residence at 426 Biddle St. (Route 6) in Kane. Fire Chief Tim Holt said no injuries were reported in the blaze that destroyed a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 owned by Jessie Mae Bucher. He said there is "not much left" of the fire-damaged vehicle. The cause of the fire is unknown, Holt said. The owner of the vehicle resides at 428 Biddle St., but parks her car in a parking space adjacent to the residence of her daughter, Brenda Aponte. A fire that erupted in an engine Thursday destroyed a car parked adjacent to a residence at 426 Biddle St. (Route 6) in Kane. Fire Chief Tim Holt said no injuries were reported in the blaze that destroyed a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 owned by Jessie Mae Bucher. He said there is "not much left" of the fire-damaged vehicle. The cause of the fire is unknown, Holt said. The owner of the vehicle resides at 428 Biddle St., but parks her car in a parking space adjacent to the residence of her daughter, Brenda Aponte. 1425012810 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425012810 100 Ted Lutz 6925 14 2.26.15 car fire.jpg sites/default/files/2.26.15 car fire.jpg image/jpeg 295682 1 1425012810 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:266:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department bring a hose from Engine 56 to douse a fire in a car parked Thursday afternoon at Biddle Street (Route 6) and Route 321. The 1998 Oldsmobile is a total loss, according to Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2.26.15 car fire.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Police advise parents to monitor kids’ phone, internet use http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8645 2015-02-26T23:50:41-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Police advise parents to monitor kids’ phone, internet use 8645 article en 14 1 2015-02-26T23:50:41-05:00 2015-02-26T23:50:41-05:00 8645 14 Police advise parents to monitor kids’ phone, internet use Parents of Kane school students need to be “diligent and observant” as they monitor their children’s activity on cellphones and the internet. This is the advice from State Police Trooper Bruce A. Morris, the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday evening at the Kane Middle School auditorium. Morris is the area State Police Community Services Officer based at the State Police station in Ridgway. Parents of Kane school students need to be “diligent and observant” as they monitor their children’s activity on cellphones and the internet. This is the advice from State Police Trooper Bruce A. Morris, the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday evening at the Kane Middle School auditorium. Morris is the area State Police Community Services Officer based at the State Police station in Ridgway. 1425012641 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425012641 100 Ted Lutz 6924 14 2.26.15 internet safety.jpg sites/default/files/2.26.15 internet safety.jpg image/jpeg 159889 1 1425012640 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:302:"Photo by Ted Lutz – State Police Trooper Bruce Morris chats with Becky Vogel of Kane after a forum Thursday on internet and cellphone safety for children. Morris, the Community Services Officer for the area State Police, was the featured speaker at the program at the Kane Middle School auditorium. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2.26.15 internet safety.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Support sought for trail from Mt. Jewett to state park http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8643 2015-02-25T23:35:37-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Support sought for trail from Mt. Jewett to state park 8643 article en 14 1 2015-02-25T23:35:37-05:00 2015-02-25T23:35:37-05:00 8643 14 Support sought for trail from Mt. Jewett to state park MT. JEWETT – Support is being sought for a proposed 3.9-mile trail from Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park. The trail would run over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad, which featured a tourist train ride to the park. Carolyn Stroup and Karen Sees-- neighbors on Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township-- are attempting to form a volunteer organization to develop and maintain the proposed trail. They presided Wednesday at a 105-minute public meeting at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall. Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile rail corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett. MT. JEWETT – Support is being sought for a proposed 3.9-mile trail from Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park. The trail would run over the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad, which featured a tourist train ride to the park. Carolyn Stroup and Karen Sees-- neighbors on Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township-- are attempting to form a volunteer organization to develop and maintain the proposed trail. They presided Wednesday at a 105-minute public meeting at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall. 1424925337 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1424925337 100 Ted Lutz 6922 14 2.25.15 rail corridor meet.jpg sites/default/files/2.25.15 rail corridor meet.jpg image/jpeg 183086 1 1424925336 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:344:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Carolyn Stroup (right) of Hamlin Township discusses a proposed trail Wednesday with Glenn Powell (left) of Kane. Stroup and Karen Sees are organizing a group to develop and maintain a 3.9-mile trail from Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park. The trail would be in the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2.25.15 rail corridor meet.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 3 counties offer support of regional rail authority http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8642 2015-02-25T23:33:43-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 3 counties offer support of regional rail authority 8642 article en 14 1 2015-02-25T23:33:43-05:00 2015-02-25T23:33:43-05:00 8642 14 3 counties offer support of regional rail authority RIDGWAY – The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges. The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois. RIDGWAY – The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges. The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois. 1424925223 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1424925223 100 Richie Lecker 6921 14 2-26 North Central railroad.jpg sites/default/files/2-26 North Central railroad.jpg image/jpeg 132721 1 1424925223 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:347:"Photo by Richie Lecker – North Central executive committee secretary/treasurer June Sorg, left, joins North Central Executive Director Eric Bridges, center, and North Central executive committee Chairman Jeffrey Pisarcik in a brief discussion updating the executive committee about the progress toward the creation of a regional rail authority. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2-26 North Central railroad.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 North Central hears audit presentation http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8641 2015-02-25T23:32:28-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican North Central hears audit presentation 8641 article en 14 1 2015-02-25T23:32:28-05:00 2015-02-25T23:32:28-05:00 8641 14 North Central hears audit presentation RIDGWAY – Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit. RIDGWAY – Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit. 1424925148 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1424925148 100 Richie Lecker 6920 14 2-26 North Central audit .jpg sites/default/files/2-26 North Central audit .jpg image/jpeg 167308 1 1424925148 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:292:"Photo by Richie Lecker – Karen Larsen, partner at Baker Tilly, attended Wednesday's North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission executive committee meeting to discuss North Central's most recent completed audit from 2013-2014, which saw no findings for the year.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/2-26 North Central audit .jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 3 local residents are linked with 'bath salts' http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8637 2015-02-25T00:35:00-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 3 local residents are linked with 'bath salts' 8637 article en 14 1 2015-02-25T00:35:00-05:00 2015-02-25T00:35:00-05:00 8637 14 3 local residents are linked with 'bath salts' Three Kane area residents have been charged with receiving and possession with intent to deliver 13.78 ounces of "bath salts." According to the office of McKean County District Attorney (DA) Ray Learn, the estimated "street value" of the illicit drugs is nearly $80,000. The defendants include: *James Patrick Perry, 51, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township. *Roger Allen Akins, 29, of Kane *Jill Marie Cleer, 55, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township. Perry and Akins are each charged with possession with intent to deliver a Schedule 1 controlled substance, conspiracy to deliver a Schedule 1 controlled substance and use of a communication facility (telephone) for procuring alleged "bath salts," all felonies. Three Kane area residents have been charged with receiving and possession with intent to deliver 13.78 ounces of "bath salts." According to the office of McKean County District Attorney (DA) Ray Learn, the estimated "street value" of the illicit drugs is nearly $80,000. The defendants include: *James Patrick Perry, 51, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township. *Roger Allen Akins, 29, of Kane *Jill Marie Cleer, 55, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township. 1424842500 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1424842500 100 6914 14 NEW breaking news.jpg sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_43.jpg image/jpeg 828771 1 1424842499 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_43.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72