The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-09-20T15:06:02-04:00 Drupal Over 60 years later, Turner at rest http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7781 2014-09-20T15:06:02-04:00 Kane Republican editor3@zitomedia.net Copyright 2014 Kane Republican Over 60 years later, Turner at rest 7781 article en 14 1 2014-09-20T15:06:02-04:00 2014-09-20T15:06:02-04:00 7781 14 Over 60 years later, Turner at rest GROVE TWP. – It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner. Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952. At the time, the glacier was already covered by several feet of snow, and snowdrifts had reached over 100 feet high in areas near the wreckage. The difficult conditions prevented recovery as victims' families were told there would be no remains to bury. An Alaska National Guard Black Hawk chopper on a training mission discovered crash remains on the surface of Colony Glacier on June 9, 2012. Reports indicate this site is nearly 14 miles from the 1952 crash location. Less than three weeks later, the U.S. military announced the discovery of the wreckage. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command took over the operations and announced that the remains of 17 of the victims had been identified-- including Turner. Turner was born Jan. 17, 1928 in First Fork, son of the late Wilbur Edward and Pearl Mae Caldwell Turner. A 1946 Coudersport High School graduate, Turner joined the Air Force and graduated from the Air Force Navigation School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1952. He is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Turner May, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday at the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport. Turner was then escorted by members of the Patriot Guard Riders and the Allegheny Mountain (Emporium) chapter of the Nam Knights on motorcycles to Gilmore Cemetery in Grove Township, near Sinnemahoning State Park. A flag pole dedication ceremony and flag raising was held as the long line of vehicles, starting with State Police cruisers, motorcycles, and the hearse, turned into the small cemetery along state Route 872. GROVE TWP. – It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner. Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952. 1411239962 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411239962 100 Joseph Bell 6135 14 William Turner funeral - salute COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/William Turner funeral - salute COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 2277466 1 1411239962 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:149:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Members of the Air Force Honor Guard carry the remains of First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner to his final resting place.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/William Turner funeral - salute COLOR.jpg editor3@zitomedia.net Copyright 2014 Kane Republican Kane, PA Editor Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Public input is sought in search for school superintendent http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7778 2014-09-19T22:34:15-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Public input is sought in search for school superintendent 7778 article en 14 1 2014-09-19T22:34:15-04:00 2014-09-19T22:34:15-04:00 7778 14 Public input is sought in search for school superintendent Public input is sought to help guide the Kane School Board in its search for a new district superintendent. Residents are urged to complete a survey found on the Kane Area School District website on the internet. Oct. 1 is the deadline for answering a series of questions and submitting the survey electronically. Wayne LeClair, a senior school services consultant with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), said Friday that the survey results would be provided to the Kane School Board as it moves forward in its search for a new superintendent. Dr. Maryann Anderson, who is in her sixth year as school district superintendent, plans to retire Jan. 6. Public input is sought to help guide the Kane School Board in its search for a new district superintendent. Residents are urged to complete a survey found on the Kane Area School District website on the internet. Oct. 1 is the deadline for answering a series of questions and submitting the survey electronically. Wayne LeClair, a senior school services consultant with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), said Friday that the survey results would be provided to the Kane School Board as it moves forward in its search for a new superintendent. 1411180455 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411180455 100 Ted Lutz 6132 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_71.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1411180454 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_71.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Wilcox woman named ‘interim’ director of Bradford airport http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7776 2014-09-18T23:54:22-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Wilcox woman named ‘interim’ director of Bradford airport 7776 article en 14 1 2014-09-18T23:54:22-04:00 2014-09-18T23:54:22-04:00 7776 14 Wilcox woman named ‘interim’ director of Bradford airport MT. ALTON—When she began work in the office at the Bradford Regional Airport nearly 10 years ago, Alicia Dankesreiter never dreamed she would someday lead the airport’s day-to-day operation. But, due to a sudden decision by the airport authority, Dankesreiter now is the “interim” administrative leader at the airfield on Route 59 in Mt. Alton. The nine-member airport authority decided Wednesday to immediately terminate Tom Frungillo of Olean, N.Y. as the airport manager. He has held the position since 1998. MT. ALTON—When she began work in the office at the Bradford Regional Airport nearly 10 years ago, Alicia Dankesreiter never dreamed she would someday lead the airport’s day-to-day operation. But, due to a sudden decision by the airport authority, Dankesreiter now is the “interim” administrative leader at the airfield on Route 59 in Mt. Alton. The nine-member airport authority decided Wednesday to immediately terminate Tom Frungillo of Olean, N.Y. as the airport manager. He has held the position since 1998. 1411098862 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411098862 100 Ted Lutz 6130 14 9.18.14 alicia at airport.jpg sites/default/files/9.18.14 alicia at airport.jpg image/jpeg 127638 1 1411098862 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:227:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Alicia Dankesreiter of Wilcox has been named as the “interim” director of the Bradford Regional Airport. A 1995 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, she has worked for the airport authority since 2005.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.18.14 alicia at airport.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Bradford doctor sentenced to probation for groping women http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7775 2014-09-18T23:53:40-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Bradford doctor sentenced to probation for groping women 7775 article en 14 1 2014-09-18T23:53:40-04:00 2014-09-18T23:53:40-04:00 7775 14 Bradford doctor sentenced to probation for groping women SMETHPORT – A Bradford doctor who pleaded guilty to groping two young married women in his medical office has been sentenced to probation for 23 1/2 months. McKean County Court President Judge John Pavlock handed down the sentence Thursday for Dr. Abaz Sosic, 51. Because of the nature of the charges, Sosic will be registered on the state’s Megan’s Law list of sexual offenders. He will remain on the list for 15 years, according to an agreement finalized Thursday. SMETHPORT – A Bradford doctor who pleaded guilty to groping two young married women in his medical office has been sentenced to probation for 23 1/2 months. McKean County Court President Judge John Pavlock handed down the sentence Thursday for Dr. Abaz Sosic, 51. Because of the nature of the charges, Sosic will be registered on the state’s Megan’s Law list of sexual offenders. He will remain on the list for 15 years, according to an agreement finalized Thursday. 1411098820 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411098820 100 Ted Lutz 6129 14 4.4.14 dr. sosic enters court.JPG sites/default/files/4.4.14 dr. sosic enters court_0.JPG image/jpeg 130817 1 1411098819 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/4.4.14 dr. sosic enters court_0.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane-based State Police post flyers on cop-killer http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7774 2014-09-18T23:52:05-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane-based State Police post flyers on cop-killer 7774 article en 14 1 2014-09-18T23:52:05-04:00 2014-09-18T23:52:05-04:00 7774 14 Kane-based State Police post flyers on cop-killer LANTZ CORNERS – The Kane-based State Police barracks on Route 219 near Lantz Corners has posted "wanted" flyers for the alleged cop-killer in the town of Blooming Grove. Police are seeking Eric Matthew Frein, a 31-year-old man wanted in slaying of State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson during a shift change last Friday night. Frein is described as a white male who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 165 pounds. The suspect has brown hair and blue eyes. State Police said Frein is considered "armed and dangerous." Persons with information should call 1-866-326-7256. The funeral for the slain trooper was held Thursday. State Police Corporal Dan Moore represented the Kane barracks at the funeral. LANTZ CORNERS – The Kane-based State Police barracks on Route 219 near Lantz Corners has posted "wanted" flyers for the alleged cop-killer in the town of Blooming Grove. Police are seeking Eric Matthew Frein, a 31-year-old man wanted in slaying of State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson during a shift change last Friday night. Frein is described as a white male who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 165 pounds. The suspect has brown hair and blue eyes. State Police said Frein is considered "armed and dangerous." Persons with information should call 1-866-326-7256. 1411098725 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411098725 100 6128 14 Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.29.54 PM.png sites/default/files/Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.29.54 PM.png image/png 107163 1 1411098724 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:18:"Eric Matthew Frein";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.29.54 PM.png Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Two more charged in heroin sting http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7773 2014-09-18T23:50:03-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Two more charged in heroin sting 7773 article en 14 1 2014-09-18T23:50:03-04:00 2014-09-18T23:50:03-04:00 7773 14 Two more charged in heroin sting Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin. According to the affidavits of probable cause, the North Central Municipal Drug Task Force obtained information through a confidential informant (CI), who arranged to meet Johnson and Gillen at the Fuel On Station on Sept. 2 at around 3:51 p.m. to buy heroin. Once the CI was picked up, he rode with Johnson and Gillen to 131 Hemlock Rd. where Johnson and Gillen entered the residence while the CI remained in the vehicle. When the two returned to the vehicle, they reportedly handed the CI 10 stamped baggies of heroin in exchange for $300. Two more local residents have been charged in connection with the heroin trafficking bust that occurred Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. Aaron Christopher Johnson, 27, of 160 Country Ln., Kersey, and Kayla Ann Gillen, 24, of 122 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, were incarcerated at Elk County Prison Wednesday. They each face felony charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin. 1411098603 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411098603 100 Jim Meyer 6127 14 NEW breaking news.jpg sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_35.jpg image/jpeg 828771 1 1411098602 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_35.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Panel begins work to update county solid waste plan http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7768 2014-09-17T23:38:52-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Panel begins work to update county solid waste plan 7768 article en 14 1 2014-09-17T23:38:52-04:00 2014-09-17T23:38:52-04:00 7768 14 Panel begins work to update county solid waste plan 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. The SWAC mission is to “provide guidance and input” for the proposal and to “comment” on the draft for the plan. The committee is expected to hold two more meetings before seeking public comments on the plan. The McKean County Board of Commissioners will be asked to ratify the revised plan next summer, according to the timetable announced Wednesday. 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. 1411011532 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411011532 100 Ted Lutz 6121 14 9.17.14 swac.JPG sites/default/files/9.17.14 swac.JPG image/jpeg 221266 1 1411011531 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:159:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The McKean County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) held its “kick off” meeting Wednesday at the county 911 Center near Smethport";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.17.14 swac.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Debriefing allows for input on shooting hoax http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7767 2014-09-17T23:32:58-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Debriefing allows for input on shooting hoax 7767 article en 14 1 2014-09-17T23:32:58-04:00 2014-09-17T23:32:58-04:00 7767 14 Debriefing allows for input on shooting hoax 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. 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. 1411011178 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411011178 100 Amy Cherry 6120 14 IMG_1454CLR.jpg sites/default/files/IMG_1454CLR.jpg image/jpeg 1306150 1 1411011178 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:317:"Law enforcement from Elk, Clearfield and McKean counties responded to a reported school shooting on Sept. 2 at St. Marys Area High School. Upon investigation the incident was determined to be a hoax. No one was injured or killed in the incident. Shown are police from St. Marys, Ridgway and Pa. State Police Troopers.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/IMG_1454CLR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7764 2014-09-17T18:15:43-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2014 Kane Republican VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch 7764 article en 14 1 2014-09-17T18:15:43-04:00 2014-09-17T18:15:43-04:00 7764 14 VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script> <div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="1" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26623191" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div> VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script> <div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="1" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26623191" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div> 1410992143 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410992143 100 6117 14 Video of the day.jpg sites/default/files/Video of the day.jpg image/jpeg 1691 1 1410992143 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Video of the day.jpg Copyright 2014 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane woman is sentenced to prison for 6-fatality crash http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7756 2014-09-16T23:21:30-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane woman is sentenced to prison for 6-fatality crash 7756 article en 14 1 2014-09-16T23:21:30-04:00 2014-09-16T23:21:30-04:00 7756 14 Kane woman is sentenced to prison for 6-fatality crash 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. 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. 1410924090 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410924090 100 Ted Lutz 6109 14 9.11.14 KATHY DOUGLAS.jpg sites/default/files/9.11.14 KATHY DOUGLAS_0.jpg image/jpeg 184021 1 1410924089 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:13:"Kathy Douglas";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.11.14 KATHY DOUGLAS_0.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72