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Passel of Pigs Perplex Police

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A passel of pigs perplexed city police for a short time Thursday night.

Police got the call after Bradford resident Keith Hatch saw several swine crossing South Avenue near Maplewood at around 7:30 p.m.

Hatch tells WESB and The HERO that as he was driving on South Avenue he saw something in the road, but couldn’t tell what it was. He slowed down, and eventually stopped, and as his headlights shone on the figures, he saw that they were pigs.

Hatch says when he called the McKean County 911 Center he identified himself first so they didn’t think it was a prank call. Still, he says, they were incredulous when he said he saw pigs crossing the road. When police received the call, they were equally as skeptical. Their skepticism disappeared when they got to the scene and actually saw the pigs crossing the road, going the other way.

Hatch says police weren’t sure exactly what they should do about the wandering pigs, but did not like a suggestion -- not from Hatch -- that they get a rope and corra…

Coder, Corignani, 2 Others to Retire;
Taxes Hiked by About a Dollar a Week

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By ANNE HOLLIDAY
WESB/WBRR News Director
(briefly back from vacation)

Bradford City Fire Chief Boo Coder, code enforcement officers and captains George Corignani and Merle Silvis, along with Captain Larry Visbisky are retiring from the fire department.

The announcement came during a city council meeting in which tempers flared between Mayor Tom Riel and Councilman Ross Neidich after they voted on an ordinance that raises the city’s millage rate and, therefore, property taxes.

Neidich voted against the ordinance and, when it was Riel’s turn to vote he said to Neidich, “I don’t know why you would vote ‘no’ to it when we’ve done everything we possibly could and there were no suggestions of yours that were... acted upon or denied and I don’t see the purpose of voting ‘no’ to it.”

“I’m not happy to vote ‘yes,’” Riel continued, “but I feel this council has worked, and done as much as they possibly could. I’m not happy about it. I want to reiterate that, but I’m going to vote ‘yes’ because there …