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Friday, October 24, 2014

Football League Treasurer Charged for
Stealing Nearly $5,000 in One Month

The treasurer of a midget football league is accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in just one month.

Sheriff’s deputies say 41-year-old Allen Carlson Jr. of Dunkirk used Lakeshore Midget Football League money for his own purposes between September 8 and October 15. When league officials discovering the missing $4,786 they contacted the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Investigation Division.

Carlson was charged with grand larceny, and has already paid the money back. He has been scheduled to appear in Town of Chautauqua Court next month.

The midget football league is comprised of teams from Sherman-Ripley, Chautauqua Lake, Bemus Point, Southwestern, Frewsburg, Cassadaga, Brocton, Westfield, Falconer and Panama.

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Domestic Leads to Drug Charges

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic dispute found a marijuana growing operation.

They say they went to the Ellicottville home of 42-year-old Sammuel Beu Jr., where they found several marijuana plants, processed marijuana and drying marijuana, all in plain view. An investigation uncovered the pot-growing operation in Salamanca.

Beu is charged with growing cannabis without a license and unlawful possession of marijuana. He is scheduled to appear in Town of Great Valley Court.

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Bradford Man Pleads No Contest

A Bradford man accused of threatening a neighbor and city police officers pleaded no contest in McKean County Court, because he says he was drunk at the time of the May 19 incident and doesn’t remember it.

35-year-old Jason Dickerson was allegedly yelling obscenities and pounding on a neighbor’s door at the High Rise on Bushnell Street. When confronted by police, he threatened them, became defensive, kicked at them, spit at them and had to be carried from the building by Chief Chris Lucco and Officer Steve Caskey.

Dickerson is scheduled for sentencing on December 4.

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Bona Grad Student Found Dead

A St. Bonaventure graduate student was found dead in his off-campus apartment in Allegany Thursday.

Ryan Hughson of Palmyra was a 2013 graduate of the university and was pursuing a master’s degree in business administration. University President Sister Margaret Carney says there is no information that suggests foul play is involved.

Coroner Brad Spink says an autopsy has performed and an investigation is ongoing.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Noonan: Millions of Dollars Worth of Drugs Seized

Pennsylvania State Troopers have seized more than $49 million worth of heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the third quarter of 2014.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says besides the 49 kilos of heroin and more than 800 pounds of marijuana, they picked up more than 4,000 prescription pills and three pounds of methamphetamines, valued at more than $173,000, and 24 kilos of cocaine with an estimated value of $2.4 million.

He says the amount of heroin is already more than double what they seized last year.

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Big Concerts Returning to The Ralph

It’s been more than 13 years since a concert has been held at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but they’re bringing back the tradition in a big way.

One Direction will headline a show on September 3.

The last concert at The Ralph was Dave Matthews on June 20, 2001. *N Sync also appeared that year. More than 30 concerts have been held at The Ralph – previously Rich Stadium – since 1974, including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and The Who.

“We couldn’t be happier that the first show at Ralph Wilson Stadium in over a decade is superstar group, One Direction,” Live Nation President of Connecticut & Upstate NY Jim Koplik said in a news release. “We expect the show to be a huge success and open the door for future concerts at the Ralph.”

Tickets will go on sale November 1, but Bills premium seat holders will have pre-sale opportunities.

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Inmate Assaults Guard at SCI-Forest

An inmate assaulted a corrections officer at SCI-Forest last week.

Marienville-based state police say at about 1:30 on Friday afternoon the 35-year-old inmate cut the corrections officer with an unknown object. The cut required six stitches.

Charges against the inmate are pending.

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Cameron, Elk Trail Project Gets Grant Money

The effort to turn an abandoned rail corridor into a recreational trail is receiving assistance through a Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grant, according to state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).

“The 75th Legislative District includes some of the most scenic parts of Pennsylvania,” Gabler said. “Developing this area between Cameron and Elk counties will result in additional opportunities for outdoor recreation and allow more people to see more of our beautiful countryside.”

The $150,000 grant will be used for Phase Two of the project, which involves an area between St. Marys and Rathbun. West Creek Recreational Trail Association applied for the grant as part of its effort to develop a trail for pedestrians, bicyclists, cross country skiers and snowmobilers that runs from St. Marys to Emporium, Cameron County.

The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The grants themselves are derived from Act 13 impact fees, which are imposed on the extraction of natural gas and fluctuate depending on price and the rate of inflation. Fees are collected from the drilling companies with 60 percent passed onto counties and local municipalities affected by drilling.

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Jamestown Meth Operation Broken Up

Two people were arrested for running a meth lab after two drug raids Wednesday night in Jamestown.

The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, along with the NYS Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, says a working meth lab was discovered in a lower apartment at 607 Lafayette Street and methamphetamine was found at 238 Forest Avenue.

30-year-old Beau Jones and 38-year-old Richard Dean are facing a number of charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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Northwest Savings Gives Boost to
Dual Enrollment Programs at Pitt-Bradford

Northwest Savings Bank has made a $25,000 contribution to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to provide tuition support for high school students in the region who are taking classes through the university’s Bridges and College in the High School dual enrollment programs.

The contribution comes through a tax credit program offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

This is the third year Northwest has taken advantage of the program to support Pitt-Bradford.

“We’re pleased to be able to support Pitt-Bradford and local students through this tax credit program,” said Bill Pantuso, senior vice president, district manager – Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties. “Northwest and Pitt-Bradford both have deep roots in the region, and we look forward to future partnerships that help meet the educational needs of students and employers.”

Pitt-Bradford has two kinds of programs in which students can earn both high school and college credits for the same courses, Bridges and College in the High School. Both programs will benefit from Northwest’s contribution.

In the Bridges program, high school students attend Pitt-Bradford classes with regular college students. In College in the High School, which is now offered in 25 high schools throughout the region, qualified teachers teach Pitt-Bradford courses during regular school time, and students are able to earn college credit.

Contributions provided last year through Northwest and other local businesses allowed Pitt-Bradford to add new schools to the College in the High School program this fall: Titusville Area High School in Crawford County and Rocky Grove High School and Cranberry Area High School, both in Venango County.

Unlike the Advanced Placement exam, which requires that students make a final score on an AP test at the end of the semester or year, College in the High School students follow the same syllabus as the students at Pitt-Bradford, cover the same material and take the same final exam. Students have the added benefit of studying a semester’s worth of college material over the course of an entire academic year.

During the 2013-14 academic year, 869 students took 1,441 individual college courses at 21 high schools through College in the High School. Also last year, 23 Bridges students at Bradford Area High School were able to take 56 college courses at Pitt-Bradford during their junior or senior year.

Courses offered in dual enrollment programs range from first-year math and composition to more specialized first-year courses such as petroleum technology, cinema, geography, Spanish, accounting, political science and more.

Northwest made its contribution through a special state program that allows it to receive tax credits for its gift. Companies have to pre-qualify with the state on a strict schedule, as did Pitt-Bradford.

Interested businesses that must pay certain types of taxes in the state of Pennsylvania may qualify to redirect up to $750,000 of their PA tax liability to an approved Educational Improvement Organization such as Pitt-Bradford. The taxes include Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Company Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax and some Subchapter S-corporations.

For more information about whether a business may qualify for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, contact Rick Esch, vice president of business affairs at Pitt-Bradford, at 814-362-0992 or esch@pitt.edu.

Pictured, Dylan Nuzzo, center, a senior sport and recreation management major from Bradford, speaking with Bill Pantuso of Northwest Savings, left, and Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, about his high school experience as a student in both the Bridges and College in the High School programs at Pitt-Bradford.
Photo by Alan Hancock

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Bicycle Hits Car in St. Marys

A bicycle hit a car Wednesday afternoon on Brusselles Street in St. Marys.

Police say the bike ridden by Cory Yurkanin was traveling along a sidewalk when it ran into the passenger side of a car driven by Brittany Joshnick that was turning into a private driveway.

Yurkanin was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of unspecified injuries. Joshnick wasn’t hurt. The bicycle was severely damaged.

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K9 Officer Finds Suspect Who Fled

Sheriff’s deputies had to work a little harder than they had planned when issuing several warrants to a Stockton man.

They say 22-year-old Spencer Burke went out the back door of a Stockton home, ran across a field and into a swamp. K9 officer Drago was brought in, and later found Burke, who was wearing camouflage clothing and hiding in thick brush.

The warrants were for criminal tampering and three counts of petit larceny. Burke is in Chautauqua County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

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Domestic Violence Charges Pending

Domestic violence-related charges are pending against a boy who got into a fight with a 41-year-old Ulysses man on Monday.

Police did not release the boy’s name or age.

The incident happened at 12:38 p.m. on Main Street in Genesee Township.

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Man Charged for Stealing Electricity

A man who apparently wasn’t happy that his electricity had been shut off, decided to re-connect it himself.

Police say Tri-County Electric shut off power to 21-year-old Aaron Davis’s Oswayo home, but he re-connected and got service between October 15 and yesterday.

Davis is charged with theft of services.

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Man Pleads to Sharing Child Porn

A man has pleaded guilty to sharing child pornography online.

19-year-old Christian Imperial of Warren is accused of having media files on his computer that depicted children younger than 18 engaging in sexually graphic acts and poses. Agents with the state attorney general’s office say Imperial’s computer contained hundreds of files of child pornography.

A review by the Sexual Offender Assessment Board has been ordered and sentencing has been tentatively scheduled for November 3.

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City Firefighters Battle Early Morning Fire

City firefighters spent about an hour and a half at a North Center Street home early this morning trying to find – and then put out – a fire that was filling up the building with smoke.

Lt. Greg Lewis tells WESB that even thermal imaging cameras couldn’t find the heat source because it wasn’t enough to show up.

It was, however, big enough to fill up the first and second floors with smoke which “started to push out the peak of the structure,” Lewis said. Firefighters opened several walls in the house to try to find the fire, but couldn’t.

Lewis said it was frustrating because the house was filling up with smoke, and they could smell burning wood, but they couldn’t find the source. But when smoke started pouring out the back of the house, they used a chainsaw to cut an opening a found that some faulty wires had caught some wood on fire. They used a water can to put out the fire, and a pressure fan to blow out the smoke.

Lewis says the fire damage was very minimal, but they told the homeowner and the residents an electrician has to service the building before anyone can live in it again. Lewis added that, had the fire started while the residents were asleep, it “could have gotten out of control.”

The house is owned by Paul Schoolmaster. The residents are Crystal, Jesse, Dakota and Kassandra Soble and John Vanyo.

Engine 1 and Squad 1 were on the scene from just before 1 a.m. until about 2:30 a.m.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

‘Haunted House of Hip Hop’ Halloween Show

By Lian Bunny
SBU '17

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2014 — The St. Bonaventure University Hip Hop Team has announced its Halloween show, “Haunted House of Hip Hop,” scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Rigas Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The event is open to the public and costs $5 for general admission and $3 for students.

Head coach and senior history major Jaqueline Gertner said she thinks it’s time for St. Bonaventure to have a new hip-hop experience. The Halloween-themed show is “almost the exact opposite” from the club’s last show, “Mean Girls.”

“This is our first Halloween show in three years, and that’s something that we really wanted to bring back because the student body has come up to me several times asking if we are doing Halloween shows,” said Gertner. “You can tell people really want to see one.”

Ballet, contemporary, jazz, partner dances and hip-hop routines are included, and the show is appropriate for all ages, according to dance captain and junior English major Meaghan Tederous.

According to Gertner, the show will include a haunted house theme with 10 dance routines. Each dance will take place in a different room in the house, with creatures haunting each room. One dance has a poltergeist theme with a trickster ghost. It features theatrical dancing. Another dance includes werewolves, which displays hip-hop dancing.

“The hip-hop shows are something you won’t experience anywhere else in this university,” said Gertner. “Even if you don’t like dancing, if you like to be entertained, like to laugh or like to be scared, it’s a show worth going to.”

Team manager and graduate student Meghan Meehan agreed that Bonaventure students will enjoy the show.

“This show is definitely worth coming to and will guarantee to get you in the mood for Halloween,” said Meehan. “However, it's not all creepy; there is definitely some humor thrown in there. The show even touches on some ghost stories specific to St. Bonaventure, which students can appreciate.”

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Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Holiday Event

Finger Lakes Region, NY -- "Christmas time is the most magical time of the year says Cathy Millspaugh, the Executive Director of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, and what better way to celebrate than to experience our Holiday event. This year's event runs two weekends, November 21st through the 23rd or December 5th through the 7th. Collect this year's themed ornaments, acrylic wine bottles. I love these ornaments because they're a reminder of your favorite wines, like MistleToe Magic from Lucas, Sheldrake Point's Dry Rose and our newest winery to the trail, Toro Run's Gruner Veltliner. You may want two single tickets instead of a couple to be able to give the perfect Christmas present."

At the event receive a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath, the wine bottle ornament from each of the seventeen wineries, wine and food pairings plus holiday recipes. Unique to our trail we offer to our Holiday customers our event weekend shoppers' card where you can save $5.00 off a $35.00 wine purchase at each winery to help with those wine gift purchases.

Start your event weekend plans early by visiting Montezuma, Long Point, King Ferry and Six Mile Creek wineries on the Friday of the event. On Saturday mornings at 9:00am visit King Ferry and Long Point Wineries for their Early Bird Opening and then travel along the trail to visit the rest of the seventeen wineries on Saturday and Sunday.

At Montezuma Winery their wine bottle ornament is their Fat Frog Red, fitting for them because they'll be serving samples of their Fat Frog Eyed Fiesta. Swedish Hill Winery is offering Lasagna Soup and Buttonwood Grove Winery is presenting their Rosemary and Garlic Infused Oven Roasted Almonds.

Another great added feature to our events is our Special Event Packages which include a one or two night stay, transportation to the wineries on Saturday only and tickets to the event. Accommodation packages are featured from these great hotels and inns: Country Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and LaTourelle Inn in Ithaca; Microtel Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn in Seneca Falls/ Waterloo, The Gould Hotel, Van Cleef Bed & Breakfast; Inn at the Finger Lakes, Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn in Auburn. Even if you don't need an overnight stay, transportation packages are available. Check out our package page located on our home page at cayugawinetrail.com for more details.

Participants who turn in their ticket at the end of the event are eligible to win one of our four Grand Prizes: our Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass for 2015, a one night stay at these great hotels and inns, Holiday Inn in Auburn and LaTourelle in Ithaca and from S&S Limousine a $100.00 gift certificate.

This event sells out quickly, so reserve your tickets today! Advance tickets: Single ticket $40.00, a Couple ticket $60.00 plus handling fee and sales tax. Designated Driver tickets are available plus tickets at the door as long as we don't sell out.

For information and tickets, call: 800-684-5217, log onto www.cayugawinetrail.com or purchase at any area Wegmans Store.

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Fibertech Conference Classic to
Pit St. Bonaventure, George Mason

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Fibertech Networks will present the Fibertech Conference Classic men's basketball game between St. Bonaventure University and George Mason University in January, it was announced on Wednesday.

The Fibertech Conference Classic will be played Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics Steve Watson during St. Bonaventure's annual Basketball Coaches Caravan Luncheon at what will be the site of the game, Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester.

The Bonnies have been regulars at Blue Cross Arena, hosting eight games there since 2000, but this will be their first time hosting an Atlantic 10 Conference game there. Fibertech also sponsored all eight of the prior games. St. Bonaventure's last game at Blue Cross Arena was a win over Niagara on Nov. 24, 2012.

Tickets to the Fibertech Conference Classic will go on sale to the general public on Nov. 17 at the Blue Cross Arena box office or at Ticketmaster.com. Group tickets will be $12.

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Lawmakers Approve Legislation to
Help with the Search for Eric Frein

The Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives have unanimously approved legislation which will help provide the Pennsylvania State Police with additional help searching for Eric Frein, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Eric Frein is wanted by authorities for the alleged murder of Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II, and the alleged attempted murder of PSP Trooper Alex Douglass in Pike County on September 12, 2014.

Scarnati, who strongly supported Senate Bill 720, explained that the bill was amended to extend the powers of arrest for out-of-state law enforcement personnel. This will allow State Police from surrounding states to help with the search for Frein, provided the Governor makes an emergency declaration.

“Pennsylvanians expect and deserve the assurance that state government is doing all that we can to bring Eric Frein to justice,” Scarnati said. “This legislation is an important way that we are working together to provide law enforcement with all the tools and resources they need to ensure public safety.”

Scarnati noted that SB720 was originally introduced only to establish a state-sponsored Small Disaster Assistance Program for local disaster relief.

“Senate Bill 720 is a strong bill that will also provide grants to cover damage from flash floods, fires, tornadoes, and other natural and manmade disasters that do not qualify for federal aid.”

Currently more than 20 states have some sort of state disaster assistance program, which is designed to fill the constantly increasing gap between private insurance and federal aid. Money from the program will be distributed through the municipality, borough or township that is impacted. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will be responsible for prioritizing projects and determining how the disaster funds are allocated.

Senate Bill 720 has been sent to the Governor for his signature.

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Professional performance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at Pitt-Bradford Next Wednesday

A theatrical production based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” comes to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Oct. 29.

The National Players, the nation’s oldest professional touring group, will present the play at 7:30 p.m. at the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Admission is $16 to $20 for the public, $12 to $16 to Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff, and $5 for students.

Shirley Serotsky will direct alongside Jason King Jones as the artistic director for the National Players as part of the Players’ 60th anniversary season.

In his director’s note Jones writes that “To Kill a Mockingbird” brings to light a critical moment in our nation’s history when racial hatred and injustice were prominent.

Written in 1960, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is an iconic coming-of-age story about a young girl named Scout. In the heroics of her father, the struggles of her friends and neighbors and the thread of a boogeyman, Scout lives through the joys and childhood innocence and the pains of growing up.

The novel is presumed to be autobiographical, because Scout shares many similarities with Lee, including having a lawyer father, a dislike for racial prejudice, and origins in small-town Alabama.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is Lee’s only published novel and was on The New York Times’ best seller list for 98 weeks, translated into 18 different languages and has more than 30 million copies sold.

The 1962 movie based on the book was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and earned Best Actor for Gregory Peck, who played the part of Scout’s heroic father, Atticus Finch.

The American Library Association says that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most-often banned books in school libraries, even while it is required reading in many other schools. On the morning of Oct. 29, the play will be presented to area students in grades 8 through 12.

Tickets are available by calling the Bromeley Family Theater Box Office at (814) 362-5113. The show will run 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. For more information on the show, visit www.nationalplayers.org.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814) 362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu

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Emanuel Lutheran Church to Hold
‘A Celebration of Church Organ Music’

The music of this Sunday night will be provided by four gifted organists at the Emanuel Lutheran Church.

The church’s annual “A Celebration of Church Organ Music,” a free concert of contemporary, hymnal and classical pipe organ music, is set for 7 p.m. at the church’s 152 Seaward Ave. location.

The four organists on the agenda have all participated in previous organ recitals and have a special connection with the church’s musical history. They are Gary Britton, Jeanne Gross, Regina C. Gabriel and Rick Snyder.

Britton was one of Emanuel’s first organists in the 1950s when the church building was located at the corner of Walker Avenue and Mechanic Street. He has earned music degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Union Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Westminster and Eastern School of Music. Currently, he is organist and director of music at St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, N.Y.

Gross started playing at Emanuel at age 11 at the early church and had been Emanuel’s principle organist and choir director for a number of years. Since then, she has played at the First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches and is currently the organist at Hill Memorial Church. She is well known for her work with the “Praise Team.”

Gabriel began playing the organ in high school and has studied under Robert F. Greely, a well-known and respected local teacher. She has earned degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and St. John’s University in Minnesota. She was Emanuel’s organist/choir director from 2007-2011. Currently, she teaches organ, piano and voice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and is director/organist at the First Presbyterian Church.

Snyder, a resident of Olean, had been Emanuel’s organist and choir director for two separate periods. Until his retirement in 2010, he was a band director for the Olean city schools. He is an organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Olean. He has received degrees from SUNY at Fredonia.

The Emanuel Lutheran Church houses a M.P. Moƫller pipe organ that was purchased in 1927.

All are invited to attend this delightful evening of music; a light reception will follow.

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Woman Accused of Kicking Cops Waives Hearings

A woman accused of assaulting Bradford police officers twice in a little over a month has waived preliminary hearings in both cases.

City police say 47-year-old Nora Buterbaugh hit a man in the Country Fair parking lot on the night of October 11 and, when officers tried to arrest her near Bushnell Street, she attempted to punch one officer in the face and kicked another in the knee. While she was being put in a patrol car she fought with officers, who had to use a Taser on her. Outside the police station she kicked another officer in the knee.

On September 4 she allegedly tried to punch a police officer, and threw a large, heavy handbag at him after he told her she may be charged with theft for taking another person’s cell phone. She said she took the phone because it had images of her on it that she wanted to delete.

Buterbaugh is in McKean County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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Fourth Person Pleads Not Guilty to Gang Assault

A fourth person – this time a woman – has pleaded not guilty to taking part in a gang assault in Salamanca this past winter.

Besides gang assault, 27-year-old Samantha Miller of Salamanca is charged with assault and felony reckless endangerment in connection to the January 25 incident. Cattaraugus County prosecutors say the victim suffered head injuries.

Her co-defendants are Yancey Dowdy and Jacob White, who are both also from Salamanca, and William Larkin of Steamburg.

All four cases have been adjourned for motions.

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CUTCO Family Day at St. Bonaventure

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University will hold its fifth annual Family Day, filled with free activities throughout the galleries, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Activities start at 12 p.m. with Day of the Dead crafts and origami activities in the QCA atrium, as well as a scavenger hunt throughout the galleries and scary stories being read around the campfire by the exhibition “On Natures Terms: Paintings by Thomas Paquette Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act” in the Paul W. Beltz Gallery. Visitors will also be invited to take a selfie with an Andy Warhol print and go on guided tours of the museum galleries.

At 2 p.m., TheatreWorks USA will present its production of “Fly Guy & other Stories,” an exciting new musical revue based on favorite children’s books. Seven delightful stories will come to life.

Tickets to the performance are free for the entire family and can be obtained at the door or by calling the box office at (716) 375-2494.

Families can come for all or part of the day, which will conclude with a cookies and punch reception at 3 p.m.

Family Day at the Quick Center is sponsored by a generous grant from the CUTCO Foundation.

“We are very grateful to the CUTCO Foundation for making this possible,” said Ludwig Brunner, executive director of the Quick Center. “It is the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy an afternoon at the QCA and learn about the arts in general and the QCA’s varied art collections and exhibitions in particular. We hope to welcome many families from Olean and the surrounding areas, and we hope that they come back many times as the center’s admission is free and open to the public year round.”

Regular gallery hours at the QCA are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter or visit us on Facebook (http://stbon.as/QuickCenterFaceBook) and Twitter (@QuickArtsCenter).

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Domestic Violence Poetry Contest Tuesday

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s student literary magazine, Baily’s Beads, and the Bradford YWCA are sponsoring a poetry contest to spotlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The contest is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Those wishing to participate may sign up Oct. 28 in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel on campus at 6 p.m., at which time a reading of the poems will take place. Contestants may also pre-register by calling the YWCA at 368-4235, ext. 116.

Former members of the writing faculty at Pitt-Bradford will serve as judges, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third. Poems should deal with domestic violence themes.

For disability needs related to the event, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Services at 814-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

To hear more about the poetry contest you can listen to today's LiveLine or last Tuesday's (10/14) by going to WESB.com/listen and clicking on the "Local Programs" tab.

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