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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Entertaining Tips
with Jeanne Benedict

TV host, cookbook author, lifestyles, party and entertaining expert Jeanne Benedict shares some tips for holiday entertaining with us. Whether last minute guests drop by for coffee, you're having a house full of people spend the night or you need a unique hostess gift, Jeanne has the answers.

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Shooting in Salamanca

A man was shot several times Friday night in Salamanca.

Police say 22-year-old Vincent Harris of Buffalo was shot inside a home on East State Street, then jumped out a window and ran down the street.

Police and paramedics were notified about the shooting and Harris was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC.

Police couldn’t find anyone at the East State Street house, where they are collecting evidence and continuing to investigate.

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Fatal Crash in Sugar Grove

One person is dead following a crash in Sugar Grove early this morning.

State police say the crash happened at just before 2 a.m. when the female driver of a Ford Fusion failed to negotiate a curve and the car went off the road and hit a pine tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two female passengers were taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Police have not released the victims' names yet. Their investigation is continuing.

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Break-In at Elk County Car Wash

Someone did more than $1,000 worth of damage to an Elk County car wash earlier this week.

State police say sometime between 7 o’clock Tuesday night and 7 o’clock Wednesday morning someone used force to enter the Paper City Car Wash along Route 219, and also broke into a change machine on the outside of the building.

Damage is estimated at $1,100.

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Man Charged with DWI After Crash

A Jamestown man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after sheriff’s deputies found his vehicle in a ditch at 4:30 this morning.

20-year-old Jeffrey Fatisco was inside the vehicle on Dewey Avenue near the intersection with Warren-Jamestown Boulevard in Kiantone.

He was issued appearance tickets for Kiantone Town Court.

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Two More Charged with Welfare Fraud

Two more Cattaraugus County residents have been charged with welfare fraud.

35-year-old Melissa Stevens of Olean is also charged with grand larceny for spending more than $2,200 worth of another person’s food stamps between November of 2009 to October of 2010 while the other person was in a nursing home and not entitled to food stamps.

45-year-old Carolyn Hewett of Olean is also charged with petit larceny for using someone else’s food stamps in November and December of last year while the other person was in jail.

Both women are scheduled to appear in City of Olean Court on December 13.

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Saturday Style
with Whitney Port

Earlier this week I had a delightful conversation with the lovely and talented Whitney Port, who passed along some beauty and fashion tips for the holidays.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Bishop Trautman Hospitalized in Rome

Erie Dioceses Bishop Donald Trautman has been hospitalized in Rome.

A spokesman for the diocese said Trautman got sick after arriving in Italy earlier this week, but he didn’t specify what kind of illness the bishop is suffering from. He is undergoing tests in the hospital.

Diocese vicar general Monsignor Robert Smith says Trautman did not feel well enough to meet with Pope Benedict XVI as scheduled on Thursday, but expects to meet with him next week.

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Man Charged with Raping Girls

A Cuba, NY, man is charged with rape for allegedly having sex with girls younger than 17.

Police didn’t say how many girls 24-year-old Jonathan Hamilton had sex with, but he is charged with 10 counts of rape and endangering the welfare of a child, and three counts of unlawfully dealing with a child.

He’s also accused of supplying alcohol to several minors.

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Former FT Road Superintendent
Joe Sweet Has Passed Away

Joseph J. Sweet, 62, of 565 Bolivar Drive passed away Friday, December 2nd, 2011, in Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a long and courageous battle with MDS, surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 21, 1949, in Cuba, NY, he was a son of the late Floyd and Leatrice (Miller) Sweet.

On November 21, 1970, by the Honorable District Justice, Roland H. Magee, he married Betsy G. Greene who survives.

Mr. Sweet was a 1967 graduate of Bradford High School. On July 19, 1967 he enlisted in the United States Army, served during Vietnam and was honorably discharged on July 17, 1970. He returned home from the service and worked for Red Rock Plugging Company, Hanley Brick, Pennzoil and then for 16 years as the Foster Township Road Superintendent.

He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed watching his favorite NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, and the Miami Dolphins. He loved traveling with his wife, but most of all spending time with his family. He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, humor and always putting a smile on everyone's face.

In addition to his wife of 41 years he is survived by three daughters, Dawn E. (Chad) Babcock of Rew, Jaime K. (Bryan) Taylor of Bradford and Angela B. Sweet of Bradford, a sister, Penny (Clarence) Hough of Bradford, six grandchildren; Kyle Sweet, Corinne Sweet, Devin Sweet, Sierra Haynes, Samuel Taylor and Matt Taylor and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Wanda Mills and Sandra Carr and a brother Walt Sweet.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. where funeral and services will be held on Monday, December 5th at 1:00pm with Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church officiating. Committal services and Military Honors will be accorded in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave.,Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605

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Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concert Planned

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Vocal Art Ensemble will present a free holiday concert at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby in Blaisdell Hall.

The ensemble will perform a varied program that includes arrangements of “Carol of the Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad,” as well as Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and a selection from the musical “Rent.” The concert will end with a brief carol sing-along.

There will be four solo performances by member of the ensemble. Nyssa Brumagin, an interdisciplinary arts major from North Warren, will sing “The Turtledove.” Andrew Howarth, a criminal justice major from Marlton, N.J., will sing “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Carnell Lawson, a broadcast communications major from Trainer, will sing “Give Love on Christmas Day,” and Daniel Robinson, nursing major from Gifford, will sing “O Holy Night.”

Two other students, both studying voice with Regina Gabriel, will also perform solos. Kim Jackson, a biology major from Henrietta, N.Y., will perform “Here Amid the Shady Woods” and Elizabeth Schwab, a business management major from Duke Center, will sing “Two Marionettes.”

For disability related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Service at (814)-362-7609 or

Pictured, Dan Robinson, a nursing major from Gifford, performs during last year’s vocal arts ensemble holiday concert. Robinson and other students will perform holiday selections at lunchtime Thursday in Blaisdell Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
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Scarnati Cautions Seniors to Avoid
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Gimmick

HARRISBURG – Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) is urging local seniors to avoid recent information relating to the state’s Property Tax Rent/Rebate Program.

Scarnati noted that a number of local residents have received recent offers by mail that promise to process Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications in exchange for payments of up to $41. The state does not charge a fee for Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications.

“No state government agency ever requires payment to apply for this program,” Scarnati said. “These gimmicks are an effort to lure some of our most vulnerable citizens, many of whom are living on a fixed income.”

Scarnati urged local seniors to avoid these money making efforts by returning applications to Area Agencies on Aging, state senators’ and representatives’ district offices or the state Department of Revenue. Scarnati’s district offices in Warren, Brockway and Wellsboro offer seniors assistance in completing Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program provides rebates on property taxes or rent paid by seniors and disabled individuals in 2010. To be eligible, applicants must meet income requirements and be a Pennsylvania resident age 65 and older; a widow or widower age 50 and older; or a permanently disabled individual age 18 or older.

The program is available to homeowners with a household income of $35,000 or less and renters with a household income of $15,000 or less, excluding one-half of Social Security Income and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits.

The application deadline for rebates on property taxes or rent paid by seniors and disabled individuals in 2010 is December 31. More information on the program is available online at or by calling toll-free 1-888-222-9190.

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Man Charged After Dumping Sludge

A man who worked at a Marcellus Shale gas well in Bradford County has been charged for dumping 800 gallons of hazardous materials from the drilling site.

State police say 27-year-old Josh Foster of Temple, Georgia, admitted to dumping the black, sludge-like chemicals on state game lands while working for Talisman Energy at one of its drill sites near the dump location.

An internal investigation by Talisman led police to Foster, who is jailed on $100,000 bail.

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Students Accused of Taking $26,000
Worth of Computer Equipment

Two high school students have been charged with burglary and grand larceny for allegedly helping to steal more than $26,000 worth of computer equipment from Panama High School in July.

The 17-year-old boys have been suspended from the school. They are in the custody of their parents pending further court proceedings.

State Police investigators say some of the computer equipment has been recovered, and they expect to make more arrests in the case soon.

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Cary R. Kaber

Cary R. Kaber, 76, of 624 Seaward Ave., passed away, Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born September 30, 1935, in Bradford he was a son of the late David C. and Helen (Allen) Kaber.

On June 16, 1962 in Bradford he married Patricia Kaber who survives.

Mr. Kaber was a 1956 graduate of Bradford High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. He had worked at Litton Business Machines, then owned and operated Kaber Electric. In 1994 he was employed by Foster Township Highway Department until his retirement in 1997. He was elected to the Foster Township Board of Supervisors in 1988 and served his birthplace for 12 years.

During his tenure as Supervisor he was instrumental in the development of the Wal*Mart shopping plaza, the construction of the Tuna Crossroads bridge and the clean up of the tire/junkyard on Tuna Crossroads. As Vice Chairman of the Board Supervisors, he served as President of the McKean County Association of the Township Officials and as a committee member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. He represented Foster Township on the Tuna Valley Council of Governments and served on the Foster Township Planning Commission. Mr. Kaber was a former director of the McKean County Fair Association, he was instrumental in starting the McKean County Fair Raceway and was a leader in 4 H.

Mr. Kaber was a 45 year member of the Bradford Bowling League, a 30-year-plus member of the Zippo Golf League, a member of the former Bradford Moose Lodge, the American Legion, Italian Club, and Eagles Club. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Lake Fisherman's Association and a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club

In addition to his wife of 49 years he is survived by three daughters, Donna J. Kaber and Khristine M. Kaber both of Charlotte, NC, and Rhonda S.(Steven Helgren) Cobb of Bradford, one son, Richard C. "Buck" Kaber of Buffalo, NY, a brother, Jerry Kaber of Ft Lauderdale, FL, three grandchildren; Paul A. Kaber, Brandon P, Kaber and Tesla J. Kaber and two nephews David Kaber and Jason Kaber.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main Street where funeral services will be held on Monday December 5th at 11:00am with Rev. Robert Brest, Pastor of the First Free Methodist Church officiating. Committal services and burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society McKean Co. Unit PO Box 67 Bradford, PA 16701 or McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701.

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Secretary of the State Senate to Retire

HARRISBURG - Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati announced today that Secretary/Parliamentarian of the Senate Mark Corrigan will retire at the end of the year. Corrigan has been employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than 37 years. He has been the Secretary and Parliamentarian of the Senate for the past 31 years.

"Mark's service to the citizens of the Commonwealth has been remarkable," Scarnati stated. "He has helped manage the day-to-day business of the Senate in a professional, efficient and respectful manner. Mark has worked alongside numerous Lieutenant Governors and President Pro Tempores who, without exception, have given Mark outstanding marks for his demeanor as well as his encyclopedia knowledge of Masons Manual, the Ethics Law and our Senate Rules."

Mark did so much more than simply help manage Senate floor activities. He oversaw a staff of approximately 80 Senate employees, including those in his office, the Senate Library, bill room, page room and other departments.

"One of Mark's most compelling legacies will be his ability to be a trusted friend to Senators and staff on both sides of the aisle," Scarnati added. "His passion and commitment to ensuring the successful and smooth operation of the Senate has earned him the respect and admiration of Republicans and Democrats alike."

Mark Corrigan began his career in the Senate in 1979 in former State Senator Doyle Corman's office. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania State University, and Dickinson School of Law.

Scarnati will immediately commence an expansive search to fill the Office of Secretary/Parliamentarian of the Senate in Pennsylvania. "I am confident that this search will yield a qualified person to carry out the duties of the Secretary of the Senate," Scarnati concluded.

"Again, on behalf of all my colleagues, I thank Mark for his exceptional service and wish him the very best."

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Pictures of Fire on Canfield Hollow

Fire did about $100,000 worth of damage to a Canfield Hollow Road home this morning, but no one who lived there was hurt.

State Police fire marshal Greg Agosti says 42-year-old Shannon Shroyer and his family were home at the time of the blaze that started at just before 8 o’clock.

When Eldred Township firefighters arrived on the scene they saw flames and heavy smoke coming from the two-story house and called in a second alarm.

Agosti says the cause of the fire was accidental.

The Eldred Borough Volunteer Fire Department has posted pictures of this morning's Canfield Hollow fire on their Facebook page.

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SBU's Jandoli School Adds New Major

A new major in Strategic Communication and Digital Media was approved Wednesday by the New York State Education Department, and will be offered at St. Bonaventure University starting in fall 2012.

The new bachelor’s degree program will be the second major offered by the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which has offered journalism since 1947. (Mass Communication was later added to the name of the major.)

“I’m so excited by the new program,” said Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the Jandoli School. “We’ve worked very hard to create a program that not only meets, but exceeds, what the market needs. Our alumni were so helpful in determining that this is a direction we should be headed.”

The department conducted surveys of journalism and mass communication alumni in 2008 and 2010 to help the university gauge what skills were in demand in the ever-changing communication marketplace.

The distinguishing feature of the program is the Semester in the Stalwart Group, a 12-credit course that will offer students the opportunity to act as members/employees of an advertising/PR/marketing firm in an agency setting on campus.

“This is the class that sets this program apart,” Hoffmann said. “The kind of hands-on, live client work they will do will be a great addition to students’ portfolios.”

The Stalwart Group is the name of the St. Bonaventure chapter of the American Advertising Federation. AAF Case Study (JMC 430) is a three-credit course focused on building a advertising campaign that is eventually judged in regional and national AAF competitions. The course will remain a stand-alone three-credit option for non-majors, but will be included as a part of Semester in the Stalwart Group.

Students will learn leadership, customer service, sales, budget, and business skills. Additionally, students will foster an atmosphere of service learning, teamwork, and professionalism by working on for-profit and not-for-profit campaign projects for businesses and organizations in the community, Hoffman said.

By the time the first Semester in the Stalwart Group convenes in the spring of 2015 (junior year), Hoffmann said the students will “report to work every morning in a space dedicated specifically for their Stalwart Group agency.”

Other key components of the new major include:

· a grounding in Franciscan ethics, from a discipline-specific business perspective as well as from a broader, holistic perspective;

· a focus on digital and emerging media, ensuring that students receive exposure to cutting-edge communication channels and techniques, understanding how they’re used and how they relate to traditional media;

· a global perspective in which students are encouraged to participate in study-abroad and service-learning opportunities and a special emphasis on global perspectives worked into all courses across the curriculum.

“I can’t say enough about all the work the journalism faculty did in creating a program that will be so relevant and vital to students seeking careers in the communication industry,” said Dr. Michael Fischer, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This is the perfect way to build on the remarkable tradition of the Jandoli School, which has turned out some of this nation’s most respected journalists and PR and advertising executives.”

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Porter Attends Obama's Speech in DC

Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter today joined Indian leaders from across the at a speech by President Obama at the Third White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

The group of tribal presidents, chairmen, and chiefs met in D.C. this week to discuss an economic empowerment agenda for Native nations and promote stronger communications and consultations between the Obama Administration and tribes.

Porter said Obama has made notable improvements in the relationship between the United States and Indian nations, but the next step is to improve how the administration will protect Native Americans from threats to their sovereignty and economic security.
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Cardiologist Joins BRMC

Bradford Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Board Certified Cardiologist; Dr. Lalchand Goyal, MD, FACC, FSCAI to the staff at Bradford Regional Medical Center beginning in January 2012. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Goyal is McKean County’s only double board certified cardiologist.

Dr. Goyal brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise to BRMC and was instrumental in developing the interventional cardiac program at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center located in East Central Illinois. Dr. Goyal completed both his residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL. He is trained in peripheral angiography and angioplasty; as well as focused on coronary disease management, along with the management of abnormal lipids, hypertension, heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.

“Cardiac care is an essential part of any community hospital. Dr. Goyal brings many years of experience to BRMC. His full time presence in Bradford will prove to be an invaluable resource for the entire community”, said Timothy J. Finan, CEO and President of Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Prior to joining the staff at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital, Dr. Goyal worked as an interventional cardiologist at Trover Health System in Madisonville, KY. Dr. Goyal is married to Pramila Goyal, B.A., and the two have three children, including Meenal Goel, DDS, Gauri Patel, DDS, and Vikram Goyal.
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Salamanca Men Charged with Burglary

Two Salamanca men indicted for burglary and petit larceny have been arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court.

22-year-old Joseph Duhan and 23-year-old Travis Gilbert both pleaded not guilty.

They are accused of breaking into a Great Valley home on April 28 and stealing several items.

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Casey Statement on Unemployment Report

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November jobs report showing that the unemployment rate decreased to 8.6 percent and 120,000 total nonfarm jobs were added:

“Though we saw an increase in jobs created this past month and a welcome decline in the unemployment rate, far too many Americans are still unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. Congress failed to pass the Middle Class Tax Cut Act that I proposed, which would have extended and expanded the employee payroll tax cut. If the tax cut expires, working families hit hard by the recession will have, on average, $1,000 less in their pockets next year. In Pennsylvania alone, 6.7 million workers have benefited from the tax cut this year.

“Leading economists have told us that failing to extend this legislation will put less money in the pockets of American families and hurt economic growth and job creation.

“We cannot let the payroll tax cut expire at the end of this year – in fact we must do more by increasing it. We must give families additional relief and every single small business a tax cut next year by passing legislation that gets our economy moving again and gets people back to work.”

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Pegulas Donate $12 Million to Houghton

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife Kim are donating $12 million to Houghton College for a new multi-sport complex to be built on campus.

Kim Pegula is a 1991 graduate of Houghton and her father teaches there.

Terry Pegula, a Pennsylvania billionaire, bought the Sabres in February for $189 million.

In September 2010, the Pegulas made the largest private gift in Penn State University's history, donating $88 million to Terry's alma mater to fund a new arena for the school's hockey program.

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Illegal Immigrant Picked Up in Catt County

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies picked up an illegal immigrant who had been living in Chautauqua County.

Deputies stopped 21-year-old Sesena Gutierrez in the Town of Coldspring at 1:20 this morning and learned he did not have proof of his citizenship or legal rights to be in the US.

Gutierrez had been living in Westfield, New York, but is now in the custody of US Customs and Border Patrol agents.

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Man Indicted for Selling Drugs

A Great Valley man has been indicted for selling prescription drugs.

49-year-old Timothy Ginnery is charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance following an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

He’s is Cattaraugus County Jail. Sheriff’s deputies say the investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

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Joseph Chapman on AMW Tonight

Here’s a reminder that convicted rapist Joseph Chapman will be featured in tonight’s episode of America’s Most Wanted at 9 p.m. on the Lifetime network.

The 28-year-old escaped from the McKean County Jail in 2007. He’s wanted in connection to the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.

The story on Chapman is part of an AMW two-hour special – “50 Fugitives in 50 States.”

U.S. Marshals are still actively seeking information from the public in helping to find Chapman.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stauffer, Kinzua Outdoors, BASD
Receive Awards from CARE for Children

Senior Judge John H. Yoder was the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the CARE for Children Board of Directors held Thursday evening at the Bradford Club.

The CARE for Children Board of Directors honored the Bradford Area School District Student Service League and Kinzua Outdoors, Thomas Means Director, with the organization’s Community CARE Award and Kirk Stauffer, PGA Professional with the CARE Volunteer Award.

Mandi Wilton-Davis, Development and Marketing Coordinator at CARE, presented the Student Service League represented by Tim Bean, School Board President, and Sandy Romanowski, Superintendent of Schools with the award.

“The board chose to honor the Bradford Area School District not just because of the philanthropic efforts of the Student Service League, but the everyday efforts of Bradford’s teachers, administrators, and support staff, in partnership with our therapists, who help children with disabilities and delays, realize their potential,” said Davis.

Tina M. Martin, CARE executive director, presented a Community CARE Award to Thomas Means, who accepted on behalf of the Kinzua Outdoors Fishing Tournament.
“Since 2003, Kinzua Outdoors has donated the proceeds from tournaments to the purchase of specialized equipment and supplies for CARE’s therapeutic recreation program,” said Martin. “The board of directors decided to honor Kinzua Outdoors for its outstanding accomplishments to further our mission.”

Mick Marshall, President of the Board of Directors, presented Kirk Stauffer, PGA Golf Pro at Pine Acres Country Club since 1985, with the organization’s CARE Volunteer Award.

“For the last eighteen years Kirk has been instrumental in the success of our golf tournament that benefits community outreach services for children with disabilities. For the last nine years he has donated his time to have an adaptive golf outing for the agency. Many of the kids that participate, but for Kirk, would never step foot on a golf course, let alone swing a club,” stated Marshall.

The Community CARE Awards were established by the Board of Directors in 2003 to recognize outstanding contributions to the agency and to the children and families to whom CARE provides service.

CARE for Children provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, Early Intervention services, therapeutic recreation and respite, free orthopedic clinics, family support, disability awareness programs and pediatric equipment loan for children birth to 21. CARE operates the Rainbow Corner Developmental Preschool and is the lead agency for Safe Kids McKean.

CARE for Children has been providing services for children of all abilities since 1924.
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Cary Kaber Has Passed Away

Former Foster Township Supervisor Cary R. Kaber died Thursday (December 1, 2011) in Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was 76.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. with a full obituary. Online condolences can be expressed at

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Allegany Man Indicted on Murder Charge

An Allegany man has been indicted by a grand jury on murder, manslaughter and assault charges.

22-year-old Gregory Farr is accused of bludgeoning another man to death in the Valley View Estates mobile home park on October 24.

He allegedly used a crowbar and a pocketknife to kill 58-year-old Stephen Balser who had been living with a friend of Farr’s in the mobile home park.

An arraignment has been scheduled for Monday in Cattaraugus County Court. Farr is jailed without bail.

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State Senator Concerned About
Financial Fallout from Penn State Scandal

State Sen. Mike Stack today shared his concerns for the Pennsylvania State University’s ability to handle the financial fallout from the sexual abuse scandal in a letter to the university’s new President Rodney Erickson.

“The sexual assault allegations against former coach Jerry Sandusky are appalling, and my thoughts and prayers are with the alleged victims of these atrocities,” said Stack (D-Phila.). “This scandal has rocked Penn State and will have a long-term affect on the institution.”

The senator said he is reaching out to Erickson to start a conversation about how the university intends to handle potential settlements in civil cases brought against the university.

“As more allegations surface and reported victims file civil lawsuits, I am extremely concerned about Penn State’s level of liability coverage,” said Stack, who is the Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. “Penn State must not consider using taxpayer dollars to offset payouts of these lawsuits.”


Rodney Erickson, President
Pennsylvania State University
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

Dear President Erickson,

I think I speak for everyone in the legislature when I say we understand the difficult role that you have been thrust into. We appreciate your cooperation as we grapple with an understanding of the sexual assault allegations and where to go from here. I’m sure you would agree, my heart and sympathies lay with those who have been affected by these terrible acts. With that said, I have concerns about the financial future of the University that I’d like to bring into question. I am not alone in my concern.

As Minority Chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, my concern is in regards to the ability of the University to handle the financial strain of the civil litigation onslaught that is surely coming. Does the University have enough liability insurance to cover itself properly? Since the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania helps fund a portion of the annual budget for PSU, I would like to be clear in my opinion that in no way should taxpayer funds be used to offset the payouts of these lawsuits. While this may be a delicate discussion at the moment, it is one of great concern.

I welcome a response from you at your earliest convenience. If you wish to discuss this matter in person, I will of course make myself available to you. Thank you very much for your time and serious consideration.


Senator Mike Stack
5th Senatorial District

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No Kinzua Outdoor & Travel Show in 2012

The annual Kinzua Outdoor and travel show will not be held in 2012, due to logistical issues.

The show has been held in the former Ames store at the Bradford Mall but a Tractor Supply store is reportedly moving into the space.

In place of KOTS, the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce is working on plans for two new events for 2012. The first will be expansion of the Non-Profit Summit held this fall, and it will include presentations, roundtable discussions and more. It’s tentatively scheduled for March.

For-profit businesses and organizations will have the chance to share their products and services with the local and surrounding communities as part of the 2012 BACC Member Expo.

Chamber members will be able to reserve exhibitor space suitable to their needs to display their retail products and/or information on the services they provide. Chamber members will be receiving more details on the BACC Member Expo through the Chamber News and direct mailings.

Here's what else the chamber has in store for 2012:

The popular Business After Hours Series will return in 2012, with eight different events throughout the year, including a joint event with the Kane, Smethport, and Warren Chambers. Business After Hours events give the business and professional community an opportunity to come together in a relaxed, social setting for networking. Refreshments are included, and each event includes a business card drawing for attendees to win prizes donated by the hosts. Business After Hours are free and open to all area businesses and organizations.

New in 2012 will be a morning variation of Business After Hours, Coffee and Conversation. Coffee and Conversation sessions will be held in April and August, and will include a brief informational presentation about the benefits of Chamber membership, along with a light continental breakfast. Current, new, and prospective Chamber members are invited to attend to learn more about what the Chamber has to offer, as well as enjoy this relaxed networking opportunity.

Also new in 2012 will be an educational BACC Brown Bag Series. BACC Brown Bag workshops will be offered six times during the year, and feature special presentations by selected individuals from the local business and professional community. Presentations will be targeted toward successful business strategies, local areas of interest, and more. Each BACC Brown Bag event, held at the Chamber of Commerce office, will include dessert, coffee, and a door prize drawing.

A first-ever VIP Member Breakfast and Luncheon is planned for February of 2012. These new Chamber events, offered at two different times of the day to accommodate prospective members’ scheduling needs, will feature testimonials by current Chamber members. A brief member benefit presentation will accompany a full breakfast or lunch. Individuals or businesses who become members during this event will receive a special thank-you gift, courtesy of the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce.

The BACC Annual Meeting and Awards will once again be held in April of 2012 at the Pennhills Club in Bradford. This annual event is an opportunity for members to be updated on the current state of the Chamber, and celebrate the achievements of this year’s award winners. Annual awards for the Exemplary Business and Community & Spirit categories will be presented, along with honors for new Century Club members.

Other annual events which will be offered by the Chamber include the Legislative Luncheon, which features the opportunity for individuals and businesses to pose their questions and concerns to local elected officials. Featuring a buffet luncheon and moderated question and answer session, the Legislative Luncheon will feature officials from the local, county, state, and federal levels.

The Summer Soiree will also return to the BACC event schedule, with 2012 being the fifth year it is held. The Soiree features a unique menu, beverages, music by local artists Take 3, and the 200 Club, one of the Chamber’s primary fundraisers. 200 Club prizes include twenty-seven cash awards, ranging from $100 to the grand prize of $1000. The Soiree is guaranteed to be an evening of fun and relaxing networking for all who attend.

Returning to the Chamber’s calendar after a successful start in 2011 will be the Welcome Back, Pitt! Downtown Hunt. A great opportunity for downtown merchants and businesses to help make the university student population aware of what they have to offer, the Downtown Hunt had a good response in its first trial. The Chamber looks forward to building on the event for 2012 and offering additional prizes and entertainment as incentives for the student participants.

The featured fall event on the Chamber’s calendar will once again be the Oktoberfest: 20th Annual Public Auction, held at the Bradford Club. Oktoberfest is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser throughout the year, and includes live, silent, and bucket auctions, on-air radio auctions, and more. A festive German and traditional menu along with fun Oktoberfest décor and lively auction activity make the Oktoberfest: Annual Auction an event not to miss! In addition to the Oktoberfest auctions, as requested by past participants, a spring on-air or media auction may also be offered, featuring a small assortment of approximately ten to fifteen different auction packages.

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Type O Blood Supply Continues to Fall

The local supply of Type O blood continues to fall, now dropping to the 25% level. Extremely heavy local usage continued this week, while donations have remained flat. The blood supply was 400 pints higher last year at this time.

Regional usage has increased over the past several months. The blood bank expects the problem to worsen as the holidays approach; donors will get busier and busier and fewer will make time to give blood.

The Community Blood Bank is taking donors on Saturday at 24 Davis Street, Union Square in Bradford from 9-1pm. No appointment is needed to save a life.

There is a blood drive in St Mary's at Elk Regional Health Center on Tuesday December 6th from 10am to 4pm.

"It was a tough Thanksgiving weekend," said Dan Desrochers, Director of Marketing at the Community Blood Bank. "Every unit we get seems to go right back into another patient in need."

All donors are strongly encouraged to donate. The Community Blood Bank is located at 24 Davis Street in Union Square across from the Sports Café in the BRMC Laboratory. Hours are on Saturdays 9am to 1pm. No appointment is necessary. All donors are strongly encouraged to donate. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Photo ID is required.

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Bona Women's Game on National TV

Off to a 5-1 start, the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team had another national TV game added to its schedule on Thursday as CBS Sports Network officials announced they will broadcast the Feb. 18 home contest against Xavier.

The game against the Musketeers will now begin at 2 p.m., as opposed to the originally scheduled time of 1:30, and is part of a doubleheader with the men against Rhode Island. It will also be Senior Day for both the women's and men's programs.

Xavier has won the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship or tournament title each of the last five years, advancing to the NCAA Tournament every season since 2006-07.

The game is now the second nationally televised contest the Bonnies have this season as their contest on Jan. 28 at La Salle will also be shown by CBS Sports Network.
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Woman Charged with Welfare Fraud

An Olean woman has been charged with welfare fraud for receiving more than $8,600 in day care assistance that she wasn’t entitled to.

36-year-old Amy Buchanan is accused of not reporting her raise in income to the county department of social services from June to November of 2010.

She’s charged with grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing, and is scheduled to appear in Olean City Court on December 20.

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Part of I-86 Closed After Crash

The westbound lane of I-86 near Poland was closed this morning after a multi-vehicle accident caused by black ice and motorists driving at an unsafe speed.

The accident happened at just before 8 o’clock this morning. No one was hurt, but sheriff’s deputies issued traffic tickets to two drivers for failing to reduce their speed. Both drivers will appear in Town of Poland Court at a later date.

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