The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-09-16T23:21:30-04:00 Drupal 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 Heroin traffickers arrested in St. Marys http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7755 2014-09-16T23:19:19-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Heroin traffickers arrested in St. Marys 7755 article en 14 1 2014-09-16T23:19:19-04:00 2014-09-16T23:19:19-04:00 7755 14 Heroin traffickers arrested in St. Marys 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: -Sherrod Hasim Duncan, 36, of Natrona Heights, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, dealing in unlawful proceeds, criminal use of a communication device, giving false identification to law enforcement and tampering with evidence. - Justin Weston, 25, of Homestead, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, dealing in unlawful proceeds, criminal use of a communication device, possession of a small amount of marijuana and tampering with evidence. - Alex Cheatle, 24 of St. Marys, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication device, dealing in unlawful proceeds and endangering the welfare of a child. - Theresa Sample, 24, of St. Marys, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication device, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. 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: 1410923959 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410923959 100 Jim Meyer 6108 14 FB.jpg sites/default/files/FB.jpg image/jpeg 1101978 1 1410923959 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/FB.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Campbell highlights progress at local hospital http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7754 2014-09-16T23:18:13-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Campbell highlights progress at local hospital 7754 article en 14 1 2014-09-16T23:18:13-04:00 2014-09-16T23:18:13-04:00 7754 14 Campbell highlights progress at local hospital 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." A community reception and open house is being planned and will be announced. 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." 1410923893 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410923893 100 Joseph Bell 6107 14 Rose Campbell COLOR DP.jpg sites/default/files/Rose Campbell COLOR DP.jpg image/jpeg 1861701 1 1410923892 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:154:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Rose Campbell, president of Penn Highlands Elk, speaks Tuesday morning as she provides a progress update on Penn Highlands Elk. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Rose Campbell COLOR DP.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane Blight Committee plans demolition projects http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7750 2014-09-15T23:45:23-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane Blight Committee plans demolition projects 7750 article en 14 1 2014-09-15T23:45:23-04:00 2014-09-15T23:45:23-04:00 7750 14 Kane Blight Committee plans demolition projects 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. 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. 1410839123 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410839123 100 Ted Lutz 6105 14 5.5.14 rotary aids blight.JPG sites/default/files/5.5.14 rotary aids blight.JPG image/jpeg 507001 1 1410839123 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:488:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The Kane Rotary Club has allocated $20,000 this year to the "Kane Blight Fight." A total of $5,500 is from the Rotary auction. Taking part in a check presentation are, left to right: Buddy Constable, Rotary Club representative and auction coordinator; Jill Thompson, Kane office manager for State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and a volunteer for the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE); and Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/5.5.14 rotary aids blight.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Ludlow memorial to be dedicated on Veterans’ Day http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7745 2014-09-14T23:23:42-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Ludlow memorial to be dedicated on Veterans’ Day 7745 article en 14 1 2014-09-14T23:23:42-04:00 2014-09-14T23:23:42-04:00 7745 14 Ludlow memorial to be dedicated on Veterans’ Day 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. 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. 1410751422 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410751422 100 Ted Lutz 6100 14 9.8.14 ludlow vets mem.jpg sites/default/files/9.8.14 ludlow vets mem.jpg image/jpeg 283100 1 1410751422 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:211:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Bill Blauser, commander of American Legion Post 489 in Ludlow, kneels to inspect the brick path at the new Hamilton Township Veterans Memorial near the rear gate of Wildcat Park in Ludlow. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.8.14 ludlow vets mem.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Defendants seek legal fees from school chief in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7744 2014-09-14T23:22:05-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Defendants seek legal fees from school chief in Kane 7744 article en 14 1 2014-09-14T23:22:05-04:00 2014-09-14T23:22:05-04:00 7744 14 Defendants seek legal fees from school chief in Kane 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. The defendants include Dean Maynard, former superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District near Erie; Susan Sullivan, a former Millcreek Township School Board member; and Rebecca Mancini, a former administrator in the school district. 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. 1410751325 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410751325 100 6099 14 12.18.12 anderson COLOR .jpg sites/default/files/12.18.12 anderson COLOR _0.jpg image/jpeg 2587010 1 1410751322 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:20:"Dr. Maryann Anderson";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/12.18.12 anderson COLOR _0.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 4 used computers donated to Kane Day School http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7737 2014-09-13T00:33:33-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 4 used computers donated to Kane Day School 7737 article en 14 1 2014-09-13T00:33:33-04:00 2014-09-13T00:33:33-04:00 7737 14 4 used computers donated to Kane Day School 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. 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. 1410582813 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410582813 100 6092 14 school board2.jpg sites/default/files/school board2_6.jpg image/jpeg 683962 1 1410582813 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/school board2_6.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7733 2014-09-11T23:35:04-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash 7733 article en 14 1 2014-09-11T23:35:04-04:00 2014-09-11T23:35:04-04:00 7733 14 Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash 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.  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.  1410492904 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410492904 100 Ted Lutz 6087 14 9.11.14 KATHY DOUGLAS.jpg sites/default/files/9.11.14 KATHY DOUGLAS.jpg image/jpeg 264829 1 1410492903 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:265:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Kathy Douglas of Kane has accepted a plea agreement in her criminal case linked with a 6-fatality traffic accident just over a year ago. She will be sentenced Tuesday in McKean County Court. She faces a minimum of 11 1/2 years in state prison.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.11.14 KATHY DOUGLAS.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 More candidates are sought for school board http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7732 2014-09-11T23:34:17-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican More candidates are sought for school board 7732 article en 14 1 2014-09-11T23:34:17-04:00 2014-09-11T23:34:17-04:00 7732 14 More candidates are sought for school board 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. 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. 1410492857 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410492857 100 Ted Lutz 6086 14 3.19.14 ziegler.JPG sites/default/files/3.19.14 ziegler.JPG image/jpeg 598371 1 1410492856 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:12:"Gary Ziegler";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/3.19.14 ziegler.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 School district may finally see state reimbursement http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7730 2014-09-11T23:26:12-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican School district may finally see state reimbursement 7730 article en 14 1 2014-09-11T23:26:12-04:00 2014-09-11T23:26:12-04:00 7730 14 School district may finally see state reimbursement 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. 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. 1410492372 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1410492372 100 Ted Lutz 6084 14 3.31.14 steve perry head shot.jpg sites/default/files/3.31.14 steve perry head shot.jpg image/jpeg 761408 1 1410492372 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:11:"Steve Perry";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/3.31.14 steve perry head shot.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72