The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2015-01-23T23:58:39-05:00 Drupal Residents urged to continue Thomas L. Kane's vision http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8457 2015-01-23T23:58:39-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Residents urged to continue Thomas L. Kane's vision 8457 article en 14 1 2015-01-23T23:58:39-05:00 2015-01-23T23:58:39-05:00 8457 14 Residents urged to continue Thomas L. Kane's vision Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be. To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement." This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday. Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be. To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement." This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday. 1422075519 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1422075519 100 Ted Lutz 6757 14 main story.jpg sites/default/files/main story_16.jpg image/jpeg 240381 1 1422075518 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:124:"Photo by Ted Lutz – A party was held Friday evening at the Thomas Kane Memorial Chapel in honor of Kane's 193rd birthday. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/main story_16.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Groups needed to develop trails on rail corridor http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8456 2015-01-23T23:56:05-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Groups needed to develop trails on rail corridor 8456 article en 14 1 2015-01-23T23:56:05-05:00 2015-01-23T23:56:05-05:00 8456 14 Groups needed to develop trails on rail corridor Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor. Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett. Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor. Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett. 1422075365 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1422075365 100 Ted Lutz 6756 14 linda devlin.jpg sites/default/files/linda devlin.jpg image/jpeg 170206 1 1422075365 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:12:"Linda Devlin";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/linda devlin.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 LIFT technology program a growing success http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8455 2015-01-23T23:55:07-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican LIFT technology program a growing success 8455 article en 14 1 2015-01-23T23:55:07-05:00 2015-01-23T23:55:07-05:00 8455 14 LIFT technology program a growing success In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success. "I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own." In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success. "I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own." 1422075307 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1422075307 100 Jim Meyer 6755 14 Charlie w:display3.JPG sites/default/files/Charlie w:display3.JPG image/jpeg 3086623 1 1422075307 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:215:"Photo by Jim Meyer – Charlie Williamson is the assistive technology coordinator for Life and Independence for Today. Williamson is pictured above in LIFT's new assistive technology center, located at 503 Arch St. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Charlie w:display3.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Major renovation project underway at Presbyterian Church http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8448 2015-01-22T23:55:01-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Major renovation project underway at Presbyterian Church 8448 article en 14 1 2015-01-22T23:55:01-05:00 2015-01-22T23:55:01-05:00 8448 14 Major renovation project underway at Presbyterian Church Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane. Don’t get the wrong idea. The church is not going out of business. The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets. New and refurbished stained glass windows soon will replace the plywood under a plan to beautify the exterior of the church. Pittsburgh Stained Glass has removed the large two-story stained glass windows on the side of the church facing Greeves and Chase streets. This section will be restored. Then the company will add another large level of specially-designed stained glass in openings that previously held plain glass windows. Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane. Don’t get the wrong idea. The church is not going out of business. The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets. 1421988901 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421988901 100 Ted Lutz 6748 14 1.22.15 presby design.jpg sites/default/files/1.22.15 presby design.jpg image/jpeg 211384 1 1421988901 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:309:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Renovations at the Presbyterian Church of Kane at Greeves and Chase streets include new and refurbished stained glass windows. The Rev. Rebecca Taylor (center), pastor of the church, shows off the window design with Property Committee members Kal Lyons (left) and John Cleland (right). ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/1.22.15 presby design.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Hearing for former sheriff would be held in Kane District Court http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8446 2015-01-22T23:48:58-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Hearing for former sheriff would be held in Kane District Court 8446 article en 14 1 2015-01-22T23:48:58-05:00 2015-01-22T23:48:58-05:00 8446 14 Hearing for former sheriff would be held in Kane District Court Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason. The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minor—a 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show. According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victim’s residence, which is adjacent to Mason’s home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show. Because of possible conflicts of interest, McKean County law enforcement and judicial personnel have not been involved in the case. Corporal Curtis Wise of the Ridgway-based State Police placed the charges against Mason. According to court documents, Mason has yet to be arraigned. However, court records show the case has been transferred to Kane District Court. Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason. The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minor—a 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show. According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victim’s residence, which is adjacent to Mason’s home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show. 1421988538 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421988538 100 6746 14 1.22.13 brad mason.JPG sites/default/files/1.22.13 brad mason_0.JPG image/jpeg 995180 1 1421988538 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:13:"Bradley Mason";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/1.22.13 brad mason_0.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane community radio station gains public support http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8442 2015-01-21T23:25:01-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane community radio station gains public support 8442 article en 14 1 2015-01-21T23:25:01-05:00 2015-01-21T23:25:01-05:00 8442 14 Kane community radio station gains public support The public is showing its support for the new low-power Kane community radio station that relies on donations and sponsorships to stay afloat. “We’re overwhelmed by how many people tell us they’re listening,” Jim Greville said in commenting on the success of the station that went on the air last summer. “We’re happy with the support. We’re ahead of our timeline.” Greville, a Kane businessman and former local Citizen-of-the-Year, is one of six volunteer board members for WXZY—which is heard at 101.7 on the fm radio dial. Other board members include: Joe Szymanski II, president; Tom Orzetti, vice president; Judy Orzetti, secretary; Chris Niklaus and the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus Catholic Church. The public is showing its support for the new low-power Kane community radio station that relies on donations and sponsorships to stay afloat. “We’re overwhelmed by how many people tell us they’re listening,” Jim Greville said in commenting on the success of the station that went on the air last summer. “We’re happy with the support. We’re ahead of our timeline.” 1421900701 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421900701 100 Ted Lutz 6743 14 1.20.15 greville radio.jpg sites/default/files/1.20.15 greville radio.jpg image/jpeg 248355 1 1421900701 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:207:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Jim Greville, a member of the volunteer board for Kane community radio station WXZY, is pleased with the support shown by the public. The low-power station began broadcasts last summer.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/1.20.15 greville radio.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Sweet 16 for Ridgway Rendezvous http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8441 2015-01-21T23:17:42-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Sweet 16 for Ridgway Rendezvous 8441 article en 14 1 2015-01-21T23:17:42-05:00 2015-01-21T23:17:42-05:00 8441 14 Sweet 16 for Ridgway Rendezvous RIDGWAY – The candles are lit for the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to celebrate its sweet 16th birthday. A small backyard gathering has since evolved into a large community event with roughly 200 carvers attending every year along with thousands of attendees perusing the extraordinary artwork created in downtown Ridgway. "It's going to be a sweet year and we have some great carvers coming," said Liz Boni, one of the co-founders of the Rendezvous. "As usual, we get about 30 to 40 percent new people who have heard about it, and over the years I bet there have been over 1,000 carvers who have passed through. RIDGWAY – The candles are lit for the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to celebrate its sweet 16th birthday. A small backyard gathering has since evolved into a large community event with roughly 200 carvers attending every year along with thousands of attendees perusing the extraordinary artwork created in downtown Ridgway. 1421900262 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421900262 100 Joseph Bell 6742 14 IMG_3156.JPG sites/default/files/IMG_3156.JPG image/jpeg 234868 1 1421900262 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:302:"Photo by Joseph Bell – A series of carvings are on display in front of Appalachian Arts Studio along Boot Jack Road in Ridgway. The 2015 Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous is scheduled to take place Saturday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 28. The auction is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at noon.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/IMG_3156.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Mt. Jewett water advisory may end http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8433 2015-01-20T23:19:45-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Mt. Jewett water advisory may end 8433 article en 14 1 2015-01-20T23:19:45-05:00 2015-01-20T23:19:45-05:00 8433 14 Mt. Jewett water advisory may end MT. JEWETT – An advisory for Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water could end today. Brett Morgan, a borough councilman who is the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system, said Tuesday that water samples have been taken to a Brockway lab for testing. If the test results are acceptable, the boil water advisory could be lifted as soon as noon today, Morgan said. The advisory went into place Saturday following a major water line leak on East Main Street (Route 6) across from the Mt. Jewett Ambulance garage. A six-inch main water line ruptured, Morgan said. MT. JEWETT – An advisory for Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water could end today. Brett Morgan, a borough councilman who is the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system, said Tuesday that water samples have been taken to a Brockway lab for testing. If the test results are acceptable, the boil water advisory could be lifted as soon as noon today, Morgan said. The advisory went into place Saturday following a major water line leak on East Main Street (Route 6) across from the Mt. Jewett Ambulance garage. A six-inch main water line ruptured, Morgan said. 1421813985 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421813985 100 Ted Lutz 6736 14 9.5.12 brett morgan.jpg sites/default/files/9.5.12 brett morgan_0.jpg image/jpeg 50917 1 1421813985 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:12:"Brett Morgan";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.5.12 brett morgan_0.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kids and residents benefit from Lutheran Home’s new equipment http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8432 2015-01-20T23:18:25-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kids and residents benefit from Lutheran Home’s new equipment 8432 article en 14 1 2015-01-20T23:18:25-05:00 2015-01-20T23:18:25-05:00 8432 14 Kids and residents benefit from Lutheran Home’s new equipment The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board. The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board. 1421813905 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421813905 100 Amy Geer 6735 14 lutheran home.JPG sites/default/files/lutheran home.JPG image/jpeg 85355 1 1421813905 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:359:"Photo by Amy Geer – Gianna, Gracie, Leah and Maebel, who attend the KIDS daycare at The Lutheran Home of Kane and resident Ann Hallberg are pictured with some of the sensory equipment purchased with money from a grant they received from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The bubble tubes and hand board are enjoyed by children and residents alike.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/lutheran home.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 More input is given on Country Fair store in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8427 2015-01-20T00:27:36-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican More input is given on Country Fair store in Kane 8427 article en 14 1 2015-01-20T00:27:36-05:00 2015-01-20T00:27:36-05:00 8427 14 More input is given on Country Fair store in Kane More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development." DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission. DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane. More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development." DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission. DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane. 1421731656 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1421731656 100 Ted Lutz 6730 14 NEW breaking news.jpg sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_42.jpg image/jpeg 828771 1 1421731655 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_42.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72