The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-08-30T01:38:49-04:00 Drupal Evidence suppression hearing held in 6-fatality court case http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7650 2014-08-30T01:38:49-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Evidence suppression hearing held in 6-fatality court case 7650 article en 14 1 2014-08-30T01:38:49-04:00 2014-08-30T01:38:49-04:00 7650 14 Evidence suppression hearing held in 6-fatality court case SMETHPORT – A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago. Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township. The accident killed six—including her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family. SMETHPORT – A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago. Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township. The accident killed six—including her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family. 1409377129 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409377129 100 Ted Lutz 6006 14 Breaking News2.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News2_12.jpg image/jpeg 63212 1 1409377129 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News2_12.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 James City residents upset with cut in post office hours http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7646 2014-08-29T00:20:11-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican James City residents upset with cut in post office hours 7646 article en 14 1 2014-08-29T00:20:11-04:00 2014-08-29T00:20:11-04:00 7646 14 James City residents upset with cut in post office hours JAMES CITY – It was very evident Thursday that James City residents are not happy with a plan to reduce the weekday “window hours” at their post office to just two hours. They expressed their displeasure with the proposal during an informational meeting at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City. Under the plan, the “window” at the post office on Delaware Avenue would be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday “window” hours would remain the same—9 a.m. to noon. The “window” now is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. JAMES CITY – It was very evident Thursday that James City residents are not happy with a plan to reduce the weekday “window hours” at their post office to just two hours. They expressed their displeasure with the proposal during an informational meeting at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City. Under the plan, the “window” at the post office on Delaware Avenue would be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday “window” hours would remain the same—9 a.m. to noon. The “window” now is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 1409286011 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409286011 100 Ted Lutz 5999 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_67.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409286010 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_67.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Plans are underway to acquire rail corridor for trails  http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7645 2014-08-29T00:13:33-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Plans are underway to acquire rail corridor for trails  7645 article en 14 1 2014-08-29T00:13:33-04:00 2014-08-29T00:13:33-04:00 7645 14 Plans are underway to acquire rail corridor for trails  A non-profit organization based in DuBois has applied for funding to acquire the 73.8-mile corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad. Headwaters Charitable Trust and the Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council intends to convert the vacated corridor into a "rails-to-trails" system. The corridor now is owned by the Kovalchick Corp. of Indiana, Pa. Kovalchick, a large scrap dealer, is in the process of removing rails and ties from the route between Knox in Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett. A non-profit organization based in DuBois has applied for funding to acquire the 73.8-mile corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad. Headwaters Charitable Trust and the Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council intends to convert the vacated corridor into a "rails-to-trails" system. The corridor now is owned by the Kovalchick Corp. of Indiana, Pa. Kovalchick, a large scrap dealer, is in the process of removing rails and ties from the route between Knox in Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett. 1409285613 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409285613 100 Ted Lutz 5998 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_66.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409285612 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_66.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane School Board Curriculum Committee Discusses Start of School Year http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7641 2014-08-27T23:55:03-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane School Board Curriculum Committee Discusses Start of School Year 7641 article en 14 1 2014-08-27T23:55:03-04:00 2014-08-27T23:55:03-04:00 7641 14 Kane School Board Curriculum Committee Discusses Start of School Year Members of KASD School Board Curriculum Committee met Wednesday evening in the Kane Middle School Library to hear a summary of the first two days of the 2014-2015 school year. KASD Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson gave the six board members in attendance a report on the district’s summer school program, the orientations held recently at each school and a brief recap on the start of the school year in the Kane Elementary School, Kane Middle School and the Kane High School. Members of KASD School Board Curriculum Committee met Wednesday evening in the Kane Middle School Library to hear a summary of the first two days of the 2014-2015 school year. KASD Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson gave the six board members in attendance a report on the district’s summer school program, the orientations held recently at each school and a brief recap on the start of the school year in the Kane Elementary School, Kane Middle School and the Kane High School. 1409198103 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409198103 100 5996 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_65.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409198102 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_65.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Applicants are sought for school board seat http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7640 2014-08-27T23:53:54-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Applicants are sought for school board seat 7640 article en 14 1 2014-08-27T23:53:54-04:00 2014-08-27T23:53:54-04:00 7640 14 Applicants are sought for school board seat Applications are being sought from Kane Area School District residents who wish to serve on the volunteer nine-member school board. There is a vacancy on the board due to the resignation of Gary Ziegler earlier this month. Persons interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a resume to the district office no later than Friday, Sept. 5. Applicants also are asked to submit a statement listing reasons for wishing to serve on the board. Applications are being sought from Kane Area School District residents who wish to serve on the volunteer nine-member school board. There is a vacancy on the board due to the resignation of Gary Ziegler earlier this month. Persons interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a resume to the district office no later than Friday, Sept. 5. Applicants also are asked to submit a statement listing reasons for wishing to serve on the board. 1409198034 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409198034 100 5995 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_64.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409198034 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_64.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Loan to pay Mt. Jewett for Lantz Corners sewer link http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7639 2014-08-27T23:48:39-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Loan to pay Mt. Jewett for Lantz Corners sewer link 7639 article en 14 1 2014-08-27T23:48:39-04:00 2014-08-27T23:48:39-04:00 7639 14 Loan to pay Mt. Jewett for Lantz Corners sewer link MT. JEWETT-- Hamlin Township is planning to take out a short-term loan to pay its one-time fee of $104,000 for connecting the Lantz Corners Sewer District to the Mt. Jewett system. Under an agreement adopted more than a decade ago, the township agreed to pay the fee to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority before connections are made. But, in a letter to the authority, sewer project engineer Dan Slagle of Pittsburgh said the "upfront outlay of funds would create a financial hardship to Hamlin Township." MT. JEWETT-- Hamlin Township is planning to take out a short-term loan to pay its one-time fee of $104,000 for connecting the Lantz Corners Sewer District to the Mt. Jewett system. Under an agreement adopted more than a decade ago, the township agreed to pay the fee to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority before connections are made. But, in a letter to the authority, sewer project engineer Dan Slagle of Pittsburgh said the "upfront outlay of funds would create a financial hardship to Hamlin Township." 1409197719 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409197719 100 Ted Lutz 5991 14 8.27.14 mj sewer COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/8.27.14 mj sewer COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 7613464 1 1409197718 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:290:"Discussing the Lantz Corners sewer project Wednesday are, left to right: Patrick McGuire, chairman of the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority; Jim Trussell, chairman of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors and a member of the authority; and Dan Slagle, engineer for the sewer project. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/8.27.14 mj sewer COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 KVFD Auxiliary Welcomes Two New Members http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7630 2014-08-26T23:32:02-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican KVFD Auxiliary Welcomes Two New Members 7630 article en 14 1 2014-08-26T23:32:02-04:00 2014-08-26T23:32:02-04:00 7630 14 KVFD Auxiliary Welcomes Two New Members The Kane Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Nine auxiliary members attended the meeting, during which they welcomed two new members to the organization, Angie Pease and Jessica Szymanski. Another prospective member’s application was read and will be voted on during the September meeting. The Kane Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Nine auxiliary members attended the meeting, during which they welcomed two new members to the organization, Angie Pease and Jessica Szymanski. Another prospective member’s application was read and will be voted on during the September meeting. 1409110322 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409110322 100 5979 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_63.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409110322 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_63.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 County approves payment for Kane paving project http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7629 2014-08-26T23:30:43-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican County approves payment for Kane paving project 7629 article en 14 1 2014-08-26T23:30:43-04:00 2014-08-26T23:30:43-04:00 7629 14 County approves payment for Kane paving project SMETHPORT – The McKean County Board of Commissioners has approved a payment for the Kane borough paving project. Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane authorized a payment of $7,562 for the Kane project. The payment represents the borough’s share of county liquid fuel tax revenue. The borough also allocated $35,000 in state liquid fuel tax revenue for the project that cost nearly $140,000. The borough budgeted about $97,000 for the project. SMETHPORT – The McKean County Board of Commissioners has approved a payment for the Kane borough paving project. Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane authorized a payment of $7,562 for the Kane project. The payment represents the borough’s share of county liquid fuel tax revenue. The borough also allocated $35,000 in state liquid fuel tax revenue for the project that cost nearly $140,000. The borough budgeted about $97,000 for the project. 1409110243 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409110243 100 Ted Lutz 5978 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_62.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409110242 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_62.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Local pilot recreating America’s first fighter http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7620 2014-08-25T23:20:16-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Local pilot recreating America’s first fighter 7620 article en 14 1 2014-08-25T23:19:48-04:00 2014-08-25T23:20:16-04:00 7620 14 Local pilot recreating America’s first fighter In the spring of 1918, the newly formed American Expeditionary Force’s First Pursuit Group began combat operations in Villenueve, France in support of the Allied Nations defense of Western Europe from German aggression. Soon to be famous American aces such as Rickenbacker, Lufberry, Hall and others were preparing to write their names into the annals of aviation history. WWI was in its fifth and final year and the outlook was uncertain. The United States' late entry into the conflict in the fall of 1917 marked a major turning point in the war. Great hopes were placed on our promise of American aircraft blackening the skies over Eastern France and Germany. However, the reality was America did not have a single combat aircraft of its own manufacture to support the Allies efforts. In the spring of 1918, the newly formed American Expeditionary Force’s First Pursuit Group began combat operations in Villenueve, France in support of the Allied Nations defense of Western Europe from German aggression. Soon to be famous American aces such as Rickenbacker, Lufberry, Hall and others were preparing to write their names into the annals of aviation history. WWI was in its fifth and final year and the outlook was uncertain. 1409023216 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409023188 100 5971 14 ww1 plane COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/ww1 plane COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 4089883 1 1409023216 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:232:"Jim Neely, right, works on his Nieuport 28 at a Bradford Regional Airport hangar under the watchful eye of Matt Geer. The Wetmore resident hopes to have his plane completed in time for the World War I centennial. Photo By Amy Geer";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/ww1 plane COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Charges bound over to county court after hearings in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7619 2014-08-25T23:18:06-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Charges bound over to county court after hearings in Kane 7619 article en 14 1 2014-08-25T23:18:06-04:00 2014-08-25T23:18:06-04:00 7619 14 Charges bound over to county court after hearings in Kane Charges in two separate criminal cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings Monday in Kane District Court. Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman sent the cases to county court after hearing testimony in two lengthy hearings. Kristjan Whiteway, assistant county district attorney, was the prosecutor for the hearings. Smethport attorney Jim Miller served as the court-appointed public defender in the two cases. Charges in two separate criminal cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings Monday in Kane District Court. Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman sent the cases to county court after hearing testimony in two lengthy hearings. Kristjan Whiteway, assistant county district attorney, was the prosecutor for the hearings. Smethport attorney Jim Miller served as the court-appointed public defender in the two cases. 1409023086 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1409023086 100 5970 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_61.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1409023086 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_61.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72