Company plans to set up shop at Franklin airport

Jason Kidd, owner of Youngstown Jet, shakes hands Thursday with Venango County commissioner Vince Witherup after a meeting in which Kidd signed a letter of intent to occupy one of the large hangars at Venango Regional Airport in Franklin. Kidd plans to store up to four planes at a hangar in Franklin, and he hopes to be running out of Franklin between December and February. His operation currently consists of a nine-passenger CJ4 plane. The commissioners had a chance to ask questions Thursday and welcome Kidd with airport manager Bill Buchna, who is pictured on the right in the photo (By Richard Sayer).