The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2015-03-02T23:39:07-05:00 Drupal Highland supervisors: We're fighting the lawsuit http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8665 2015-03-02T23:39:07-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Highland supervisors: We're fighting the lawsuit 8665 article en 14 1 2015-03-02T23:39:07-05:00 2015-03-02T23:39:07-05:00 8665 14 Highland supervisors: We're fighting the lawsuit The Highland Township supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allow The Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) to proceed in defending the township in a lawsuit over a township ordinance regulating injection wells. The decision came after a 30-minute public meeting in which the township supervisors and approximately 25 residents of the township and the county were able to voice their opinion on what should be done with the lawsuit. The lawsuit, which was filed in Federal District Court by Seneca Resources on Feb. 18, is seeking for Highland Township to pay damages to Seneca Resources related to the township's ordinance banning injection wells. The Highland Township supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allow The Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) to proceed in defending the township in a lawsuit over a township ordinance regulating injection wells. The decision came after a 30-minute public meeting in which the township supervisors and approximately 25 residents of the township and the county were able to voice their opinion on what should be done with the lawsuit. 1425357547 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425357547 100 Richie Lecker 6944 14 DSC_0986.JPG sites/default/files/DSC_0986.JPG image/jpeg 3300468 1 1425357546 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:258:"Photo by Richie Lecker – The Highland Township Supervisors Paul Burton Sr., Jim Wolfe and Joe Milstead held a public meeting Monday to gather public opinion on the lawsuit with Seneca Resources that has the potential to bankrupt the town local government. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/DSC_0986.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Mt. Jewett to ask townships to hike fire department aid http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8664 2015-03-02T23:36:03-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Mt. Jewett to ask townships to hike fire department aid 8664 article en 14 1 2015-03-02T23:36:03-05:00 2015-03-02T23:36:03-05:00 8664 14 Mt. Jewett to ask townships to hike fire department aid MT. JEWETT – Officials in Mt. Jewett plan to ask Hamlin Township and Sergeant Township to boost financial aid for the borough fire department. Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that it's time for the borough to "ask for an increase" in aid from the two townships. Speaking at a meeting of the borough council, Paar said 38 percent of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department calls are in the western half of Hamlin Township near Lantz Corners. He said the Mt. Jewett firefighters also respond to many calls in Sergeant Township-- especially in the Hutchins area. The two townships make annual payments to Mt. Jewett for fire protection. Paar believes "we have to ask for an increase" from the townships. MT. JEWETT – Officials in Mt. Jewett plan to ask Hamlin Township and Sergeant Township to boost financial aid for the borough fire department. Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that it's time for the borough to "ask for an increase" in aid from the two townships. Speaking at a meeting of the borough council, Paar said 38 percent of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department calls are in the western half of Hamlin Township near Lantz Corners. He said the Mt. Jewett firefighters also respond to many calls in Sergeant Township-- especially in the Hutchins area. 1425357363 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425357363 100 Ted Lutz 6943 14 12.1.13 chuck paar head.jpg sites/default/files/12.1.13 chuck paar head.jpg image/jpeg 705277 1 1425357362 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:10:"Chuck Paar";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/12.1.13 chuck paar head.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Carving event ends with Saturday auction http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/8656 2015-03-01T23:31:38-05:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Carving event ends with Saturday auction 8656 article en 14 1 2015-03-01T23:31:38-05:00 2015-03-01T23:31:38-05:00 8656 14 Carving event ends with Saturday auction RIDGWAY – The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd. Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway. Attendees had a chance through the week to see world class carvers in action in addition to informative seminars throughout the week. RIDGWAY – The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd. Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway. Attendees had a chance through the week to see world class carvers in action in addition to informative seminars throughout the week. 1425270698 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1425270698 100 Joseph Bell 6937 14 3-2 Rendezvous auction main photo.jpg sites/default/files/3-2 Rendezvous auction main photo.jpg image/jpeg 3141683 1 1425270697 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:129:"Photo by Joseph Bell A large crowd gathered Saturday on Court Street for the annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous auction.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/3-2 Rendezvous auction main photo.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 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