The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 Drupal Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7420 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills 7420 article en 14 1 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 7420 14 Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is losing its patience with the collection of unpaid sewer bills. The authority in May received notice that water would be shut off to 147 sewer customers who had long-term unpaid bills. Apparently, many of the shut-offs never happened. Pennsylvania Municipal Services (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, reportedly told the authority that it would see a "spike" in sewer payments once the water shut-off notices were issued. The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is losing its patience with the collection of unpaid sewer bills. The authority in May received notice that water would be shut off to 147 sewer customers who had long-term unpaid bills. Apparently, many of the shut-offs never happened. Pennsylvania Municipal Services (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, reportedly told the authority that it would see a "spike" in sewer payments once the water shut-off notices were issued. 1406002051 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406002051 100 Ted Lutz 5781 14 NEW breaking news.jpg sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_31.jpg image/jpeg 828771 1 1406002051 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_31.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7411 2014-07-20T23:27:23-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit 7411 article en 14 1 2014-07-20T23:27:23-04:00 2014-07-20T23:27:23-04:00 7411 14 Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit RIDGWAY – Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements. After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon. Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl. RIDGWAY – Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements. After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon. Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl. 1405913243 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405913243 100 Joseph Bell 5773 14 Heindl - Corbett COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/Heindl - Corbett COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 2131904 1 1405913242 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:199:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Denny Heindl, local philanthropist and owner of The Hound radio station in Ridgway, gives Governor Tom Corbett a tour of the facilities Saturday during a visit to Elk County.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Heindl - Corbett COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Republican Editor Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Governor responds to widespread drug abuse http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7410 2014-07-20T23:25:32-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Governor responds to widespread drug abuse 7410 article en 14 1 2014-07-20T23:25:32-04:00 2014-07-20T23:25:32-04:00 7410 14 Governor responds to widespread drug abuse RIDGWAY – During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado. "For the recreational use of marijuana, I'm against it as it's a gateway drug and it's been proven that way," he said. "They're having an increase of driving under the influence of marijuana [in Colorado] and in California I understand that elected officials think it's hurting the workforce." RIDGWAY – During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado. "For the recreational use of marijuana, I'm against it as it's a gateway drug and it's been proven that way," he said. "They're having an increase of driving under the influence of marijuana [in Colorado] and in California I understand that elected officials think it's hurting the workforce." 1405913132 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405913132 100 Joseph Bell 5772 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_21.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1405913132 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_21.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Corbett reviews Ridgway YMCA pool project http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7409 2014-07-20T23:24:06-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Corbett reviews Ridgway YMCA pool project 7409 article en 14 1 2014-07-20T23:24:06-04:00 2014-07-20T23:24:06-04:00 7409 14 Corbett reviews Ridgway YMCA pool project RIDGWAY – Less than a year after authorizing the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett on Saturday evening paid a visit to the construction site. With Ridgway YMCA executive director Mary Lynne Bellotti and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki by his side, Corbett spent roughly 15 minutes at the popular North Broad Street facility to see the progress firsthand. RIDGWAY – Less than a year after authorizing the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett on Saturday evening paid a visit to the construction site. With Ridgway YMCA executive director Mary Lynne Bellotti and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki by his side, Corbett spent roughly 15 minutes at the popular North Broad Street facility to see the progress firsthand. 1405913046 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405913046 100 Joseph Bell 5771 14 Bogacki - Corbett - Bellotti 2 COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/Bogacki - Corbett - Bellotti 2 COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 2244419 1 1405913045 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:157:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Ridgway YMCA executive director Mary Lynne Bellotti, center, speaks Saturday alongside Governor Tom Corbett, left, and Denny Heindl.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Bogacki - Corbett - Bellotti 2 COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Republican Editor Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane school chief loses appeal of federal lawsuit http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7407 2014-07-19T00:11:18-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane school chief loses appeal of federal lawsuit 7407 article en 14 1 2014-07-19T00:11:18-04:00 2014-07-19T00:11:18-04:00 7407 14 Kane school chief loses appeal of federal lawsuit Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, has lost her appeal of a federal court decision to dismiss her lawsuit against three former colleagues in the Mlillcreek Township School District near Erie. The Third District Appellate Court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday to uphold the dismissal by former federal court judge Sean McLaughlin of Erie. The defendants in the Anderson lawsuit include: *Dr. Dean Maynard, former superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District. *Susan Sullivan, former vice president of the Millcreek Township School Board. Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, has lost her appeal of a federal court decision to dismiss her lawsuit against three former colleagues in the Mlillcreek Township School District near Erie. The Third District Appellate Court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday to uphold the dismissal by former federal court judge Sean McLaughlin of Erie. The defendants in the Anderson lawsuit include: *Dr. Dean Maynard, former superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District. *Susan Sullivan, former vice president of the Millcreek Township School Board. 1405743078 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405743078 100 5769 14 12.18.12 anderson.JPG sites/default/files/12.18.12 anderson_3.JPG image/jpeg 899289 1 1405743077 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_3.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane 150th holding community clean-up today http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7406 2014-07-19T00:10:05-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane 150th holding community clean-up today 7406 article en 14 1 2014-07-19T00:10:05-04:00 2014-07-19T00:10:05-04:00 7406 14 Kane 150th holding community clean-up today The Kane 150th committee is asking area residents to join them today in helping get the borough ready for their big sesquicentennial celebration, which begins in just over a week. The first event of the week long celebration is the Old-Time Baseball Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. The game will be played at Pat Santilli field in Glenwood Park. Other events throughout the week will be held in Evergreen Park and throughout uptown Kane, including Fraley Street, Field Street and Greeves Street, among others. The Kane 150th committee is asking area residents to join them today in helping get the borough ready for their big sesquicentennial celebration, which begins in just over a week. The first event of the week long celebration is the Old-Time Baseball Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. The game will be played at Pat Santilli field in Glenwood Park. Other events throughout the week will be held in Evergreen Park and throughout uptown Kane, including Fraley Street, Field Street and Greeves Street, among others. 1405743005 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405743005 100 Amy Geer 5768 14 clean-up day.JPG sites/default/files/clean-up day.JPG image/jpeg 258741 1 1405743005 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:390:"File photo by Amy Geer – Volunteers are pictured painting the fence last fall in Evergreen Park. The committee planning Kane's 150th Celebration are asking for area residents to help clean up the park and uptown in preparation of the big week, which begins on Sunday, July 27 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 3. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Evergreen Park tennis courts after 8 a.m. today.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/clean-up day.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Art in the Wilds Show features fine art, crowds and record sales http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7399 2014-07-17T23:34:53-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Art in the Wilds Show features fine art, crowds and record sales 7399 article en 14 1 2014-07-17T23:34:53-04:00 2014-07-17T23:34:53-04:00 7399 14 Art in the Wilds Show features fine art, crowds and record sales Large crowds and beautiful weather boosted art sales to record levels at the eighth annual Art in the Wilds art show held in Kane in June, according to show director Marilyn Blackmore. Nearly 6,000 people attended the two day show held June 28-29 in Kane’s Evergreen Park where Art in the Wilds continues to grow. The attendance for this year’s show nearly tripled that of our first show in 2007. Large crowds and beautiful weather boosted art sales to record levels at the eighth annual Art in the Wilds art show held in Kane in June, according to show director Marilyn Blackmore. Nearly 6,000 people attended the two day show held June 28-29 in Kane’s Evergreen Park where Art in the Wilds continues to grow. The attendance for this year’s show nearly tripled that of our first show in 2007. 1405654493 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405654493 100 5761 14 1-DSCN0973.jpg sites/default/files/1-DSCN0973.jpg image/jpeg 1353434 1 1405654493 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:144:"Potter Stacie Johnson-Leske was a big hit with the kids. Many artists at Art in the Wilds demonstrate their fine artistry to the delight of all.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/1-DSCN0973.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 4 jailed in drug sting in St. Marys, Ridgway http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7398 2014-07-17T23:34:14-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 4 jailed in drug sting in St. Marys, Ridgway 7398 article en 14 1 2014-07-17T23:34:14-04:00 2014-07-17T23:34:14-04:00 7398 14 4 jailed in drug sting in St. Marys, Ridgway ST. MARYS – Four individuals were taken into custody on Thursday as a result of a dual drug bust in St. Marys and Ridgway. Approximately 80 grams of bath salts and in excess of $30,000 in cash were seized in Ridgway with approximately 50 grams of bath salts and $6,000 in cash seized in St. Marys. Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together in executing the search warrants served at 312 Chestnut Ave. in Ridgway Borough shortly after 9:30 a.m. and at 325 Kaul Ave. in St. Marys shortly before noon due to coordination efforts. ST. MARYS – Four individuals were taken into custody on Thursday as a result of a dual drug bust in St. Marys and Ridgway. Approximately 80 grams of bath salts and in excess of $30,000 in cash were seized in Ridgway with approximately 50 grams of bath salts and $6,000 in cash seized in St. Marys. Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together in executing the search warrants served at 312 Chestnut Ave. in Ridgway Borough shortly after 9:30 a.m. and at 325 Kaul Ave. in St. Marys shortly before noon due to coordination efforts. 1405654454 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405654454 100 Amy Cherry 5760 14 7-18 drug bust COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/7-18 drug bust COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 3874421 1 1405654454 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:326:"Photo by Greg Reedy – Individuals taken into custody were Tammy Zawatski, 38, of Ridgway who owns the home at 312 Chestnut Ave. which she shares with Rachel Shrefler of Ridgway. Individuals apprehended in St. Marys were Lief Eric Moats, 40, and his wife Kristine Kronenwetter, both of St. Marys, and Alan George of New York.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/7-18 drug bust COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7393 2014-07-17T22:49:48-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2014 Kane Republican AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine 7393 article en 14 1 2014-07-17T18:42:03-04:00 2014-07-17T22:49:48-04:00 7393 1 AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash. Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was "not an accident" and described the Malaysia Airlines plane as having been "blown out of the sky." <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="2" style="width:425px;height:320px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26420831" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div> WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash. Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was "not an accident" and described the Malaysia Airlines plane as having been "blown out of the sky." 1405651788 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405636923 100 5756 14 plane.jpg sites/default/files/plane.jpg image/jpeg 879049 1 1405651788 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/plane.jpg Copyright 2014 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Highland supervisor suggests township 'nepotism policy' http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7390 2014-07-16T23:47:47-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Highland supervisor suggests township 'nepotism policy' 7390 article en 14 1 2014-07-16T23:47:47-04:00 2014-07-16T23:47:47-04:00 7390 14 Highland supervisor suggests township 'nepotism policy' Highland Township Chairman James Wolfe seemed to stir up a hornet’s nest near the end of Wednesday evening’s regular monthly meeting when he asked residents for their opinion on the adoption of a possible township nepotism policy. Response from the nearly two dozen residents in attendance was immediate and, in large part, negative, as some residents voiced their opinion that such a policy should have been enacted a long time ago. No motion was made to pass such a proposal as residents offered opinions as to why Wolfe brought up the subject. Highland Township Chairman James Wolfe seemed to stir up a hornet’s nest near the end of Wednesday evening’s regular monthly meeting when he asked residents for their opinion on the adoption of a possible township nepotism policy. Response from the nearly two dozen residents in attendance was immediate and, in large part, negative, as some residents voiced their opinion that such a policy should have been enacted a long time ago. No motion was made to pass such a proposal as residents offered opinions as to why Wolfe brought up the subject. 1405568867 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405568867 100 Amy Geer 5752 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_20.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1405568867 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_20.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72