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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Four Hurt in Two-Car Crash

A Kersey man was hurt in a two-car crash Friday night on Route 219 near Wilcox.

Police say a car driven by 23-year-old Danielle Winiecki of Gasport, New York, was stop in traffic for a vehicle turning left when a car driven by 82-year-old Leander Ginther that was behind Winiecki did not stop and crashed into her car.

Ginther suffered a major injury, but police did not say which hospital he was taken to. He will be cited for following too closely.

A passenger in Winieck’s car, 40-year-old Amy Allison of Clarence, New York, suffered moderate injuries. Two other passengers, 28-year-old Tristan Lambright of Tonawanda, New York, and 24-year-old LaurenPicciano of Liverpool, New York, suffered minor injuries.

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Bradford Movie House Releases Statement

The Bradford Main Street Movie House released a statement concerning the shooting at a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning.

It says, Dipson Theatres join all the members and staff of the National Association of Theatre Owners, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this despicable act and their families.

They add that they are grateful for the quick and effective response by police and emergency personnel. Guest safety is, and will continue to be a priority for theater owners, and they are working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reviewing security procedures.

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Events Continue Today Around the Region

The Case Collectors Reunion continues today on Owens Way, and several other events are also planned.

The FOP craft & vendor fair starts at 10 a.m. at the Bradford Township Lions Club. It also includes demonstrations by area police and fire departments, a fly-in by a Stat MedEvac helicopter and the world famous Bradford Township Lions Club chicken barbecue. For more information and a schedule of events go to www.Facebook.com/1490wesb.

The 15th annual Kids and Cancer Benefit Motorcycle Run starts at noon. Registration starts at 9:45 in the Zippo parking lot on Congress Street. One of the stops will be the Kinzua Sky Walk. This is the anniversary of the day a tornado knocked down the Kinzua Viaduct.

After the run, a block party will be held on Mechanic Street, where the winner of the Harley of Hope will be announced. You don’t have to participate in the motorcycle run to attend the block party.

Also today, Habitat for Humanity is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The annual Seneca Pow Wow is being held in Veterans Memorial Park in Salamanca. And, the Wellsville Balloon Rally continues today, and includes a fireworks show tonight.


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Elk County Bridge to Open Monday

Ridgway – Work to repair and resurface the deck on the Belltown Bridge in Elk County will be complete on Monday, July 23 and the bridge will again carry two-way traffic. The repairs will prolong the serviceable life of the bridge for years.

The bridge spans the Clarion River on Route 3001 (Belltown Road) in Millstone Township. Crews have been working to repair the bridge since late March. With those repairs complete, PennDOT will remove the temporary traffic signal that had controlled an alternating traffic pattern.

The work was part of a $1.7 million contract to repair and preserve three bridges in Elk County and two in Cameron County. L.C. Whitford Company, Inc., of Wellsville, New York was the contractor for the overall project.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.


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Student Holding Benefit for
Cousin in Need of Kidney Transplant

Smethport Area High School senior Devin DeWyer is sponsoring a benefit for his cousin, Tristan Canfield Mikhail, who needs a kidney transplant.

It will be held Sunday, July 22, 2012, from 4-10pm, at Cajones Cantina, in Olean, NY.

A $5 donation will be asked at the door. There will be raffles, including a guitar. Music will be provided by Dredneks, Infinity Fall, Years in The Woods, Black Cat Blues, and We Fell Short.

This is Devin's senior project.

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4-H Celebrating 100 Years

One hundred years ago in 1912, the first 4-H clubs were started in Pennsylvania.

It only took a few years for Penn State Extension, the parent organization of the state 4-H program, to reach McKean County. 4-H is the only non-formal youth organization based at land grant universities and often the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens through a wide variety of hands-on learning projects such as gardening, sewing, pet care, rocketry, robotics, insects, careers, wildlife, livestock, horses, dairy, cooking, GIS, babysitting and more. Membership in 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5 to 19, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or marital/parental status, and relies on parent and adult volunteer participation to help youth reach their potential. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

This year a book of local 4-H memories is being compiled by Ann Dunkerton, 4-H Extension Educator in the McKean County office, to be available for purchase at the 4-H Center during the McKean County Fair, August 12-18. Current and former 4-H members are invited to send stories and photos to the Extension Office by July 31, so that as many as possible may be included in the book. Photos and news articles from the Extension archives will also be used. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward the McKean County 4-H Endowment to support the continuation of the local program.

On August 16, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., past, present, and future 4-H’ers are encouraged to gather in the 4-H Center on the McKean County Fairgrounds to share their stories and experiences. There is no charge for this event (aside from Fair admission; seniors 62+ are admitted free onto the fairgrounds all day), and refreshments will be served. 4-H alumni are invited to bring any 4-H memorabilia, such as projects, photo albums, trophies, stamps and clothing, to show current and prospective club members in a meeting of the generations. In conjunction with this event, there will be a cake decorating contest held at 2:00 p.m. Please contact the Extension Office by August 15 if you wish to enter a cake or dozen cupcakes. There will also be drawings for door prizes, including free copies of the book of 4-H memories.

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Pickup Crashes Near Boat Launch

A pickup truck towing a boat crashed just north of the Webb’s Ferry boat launch entrance Thursday afternoon.

Police say Gary Murphy of New Castle was on Scandia Road when the pickup lost traction on the wet road, dropped off the right shoulder, and hit a group of small trees.

As the truck came to rest the trailer dislodged from the hitch, causing the trailer tongue to go underneath the truck and break the tether to the boat. The boat came off the trailer and ended up in the road.

Murphy suffered moderate injuries and was taken Warren General Hospital. The pickup, trailer and boat all had disabling damage and were towed from the scene.

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Three Area Accidents

A Port Allegany woman suffered moderate injuries in an accident at about 6:30 Thursday morning on Route 6 in Coudersport.

A car driven by 22-year-old Nichole Keane went off the road and hit a guide rail.

She was taken by ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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An Oswayo man was hurt in a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Route 44 near the Sharon and Clara township line.

Police say 41-year-old Edward Lundy IV failed to maintain control of his vehicle on the rain-covered road, which caused it to spin, cross the road and travel down an embankment, where it rolled onto its roof.

Lundy suffered minor injuries in the crash that happened at about 4:30 a.m.

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A crash on Route 6 in Keating Township late Thursday night led to the arrest of a Port Allegany woman.

Police say 66-year-old Sandra Kaziska lost control of her vehicle and it crossed into the opposite lane, hit an embankment and rolled over.

After further investigation police determined that Kaziska was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Charges will be field after they receive lab results.

Kaziska was taken by ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Tasty and Healthy Ideas for
Your Farmers Market Finds

The Food Network's Robin Miller took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with us today about how to make your healthy fruits and veggies even tastier -- and keep them healthy.

Listen here.

Remember, Bradford's Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon in the Old City Hall parking lot.



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'I Like Smoke and Lightning ...

heavy metal thunder ..."

Only the heavy metal variety of thunder and lightning was in Downtown Bradford Friday for the Inaugural CARE for Children Motorcycle Show ... and the few sprinkles of rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits.



Frank Williams talks with Bruce Chandler of Red Dragon Racing during 100.1 The Hero's live broadcast from the show.
Co-chair of the event Lisa Duke is sitting pretty on this pink and black Harley.



Frank Williams and Kim Benjamin; Jack Armstrong, Don Fredeen, Jimmy Copeland; CARE for Children's Kim Murphey and Tina Martin

Event co-chair Steve Cavallaro chats with Dorie Meabon, who was selling tickets for a chance to win the Kids and Cancer Harley of Hope. The winner of the Harley will be announced Saturday night during the block party on Mechanic Street following the Kids and Cancer Motorcycle Run.

You can hear more about Kids and Cancer here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24123327 and read more here: http://kidsandcancerbenefitrun.com/

Then ... "Get your motor runnin' ... Head out on the highway ..."



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American Pickers Coming to Salamanca


Fascinated by the rich history of Salamanca, NY, American Pickers would like to come to the city and pick!

They are looking for people in the area with large private collections. Please help spread the word!

Mike and Frank (TV Show personalities) only pick private collections, so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

To learn more about the show or the items they are looking for:

http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers

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Sights and Sounds from W.R. Case & Sons

Frank williams has been at the Case Collectors Reunion on Owens Way all morning and, while he was busy interviewing people most of the time, he did get a chance to check out Doug & Charlie's fishing boat.

You can listen to some of Frank's conversations with people by clicking on the links below:

Doug & Charlie

Maury Ford

Bloodline (Alex Rutledge)

Michele McCann

Shirley Evers




Also pictured, Frank with event organizer Lisa Boser-Miller.

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Frank Williams and Grizzly Gary --
Live and In Person at the Case Reunion


The one and only Frank Williams talks with the one and only Grizzly Gary during 100.1 The Hero's live broadcast at the Case Collectors Reunion on Owens Way. The event goes on until 4:30 this afternoon and continues tomorrow.

Listen to "Grizzly Gary's Goin' Huntin' & Fishin'" Sunday mornings starting at 7 a.m.m on 100.1 The Hero.

More from the Case Collectors Reunion coming soon.

Photo by Don Fredeen

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Pirates Recognized for Green Initiative

The Pittsburgh Pirates were invited to the White House Thursday – but not because of the awesome season they’re having so far. The organization was recognized for its “Let’s Go Bucs. Let’s Go Green” initiative.

Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting participated in a “Sports and Sustainability” forum held by the White House, which focused on the economic and environmental benefits of greening the sports industry.

“Let’s Go Bucs. Let’s Go Green” launched in 2008 and focuses on recycling, conservation and awareness. Last year alone they diverted 78 tons of glass, 18 tons of aluminum cans, 25 tons of plastic, 24 tons of cooking oil and more than 300 tons of other recyclable materials.

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Weekend Events Go On Rain or Shine

No need to worry about a little rain washing out all the events scheduled for this weekend. They’re all going on rain or shine.

Frank Williams is at the Case Collectors Reunion and will give us live updates all morning. Later, he’ll be at the CARE for Children Motorcycle Show in downtown Bradford.

Tomorrow is the annual Kids and Cancer Benefit Motorcycle Run, which is also going on rain or shine. You can hear more about that on a special Friday edition of 1490 WESB’s LiveLine at 12:35 p.m.

Tomorrow is also the F-O-P craft and vendor fair, which includes the world famous Bradford Township Lions Club chicken barbecue. That’s also going on rain or shine.

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Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

An Emporium man is charged with driving under the influence after an accident late Thursday afternoon on Pine Tree Road in Shippen Township.

Police say when 65-year-old Edmund Stuart was on Pine Tree Road three deer walked onto the road and he turned to avoid them. When he did, the rear end of his pickup truck began to slide, then the truck spun around, traveled down and embankment, rolled onto his passenger side and came to rest against a tree on the side of the road.

Stuart was not hurt.

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14 Dead in Colorado Shooting During
Showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

By NBC News' David Wyllie, Daniel Strieff, Ian Johnston and F. Brinley Bruton

Updated at 6:25 a.m. ET: At least 14 people were killed early Friday when at least one gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.

Aurora police chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. At least 50 other people were injured, Oates said.

One suspect was apprehended in the shopping center's parking lot, Oates said.

For continuing coverage go to MSNBC.com

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rep. Marty Causer on Welfare Reform

State Representative Marty Causer was on today's LiveLine and one of the issues we discussed was welfare reform.

Listen here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24100545


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Global Company Hiring More Skilled
Workers with Expansion in Wellsville

WELLSVILLE, N.Y. – Lufkin-RMT, a division of Lufkin Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LUFK), announced today it will expand its local operations with a move to a new facility near the Wellsville Airport that will enable the company to significantly expand operations.

This expansion will permit the hiring of numerous additional skilled workers over the next several years potentially doubling the current workforce.

The move will nearly double the total square footage of work space available to Lufkin-RMT and also provide options for future expansion on the site, said John Mulryan, Lufkin-RMT general manager.

“Lufkin is a global company whose only manufacturing operation in the Northeast U.S. is in Allegany County, New York,” Mulryan said. “Since Lufkin Industries acquired Lufkin-RMT here three years ago, they have been greatly impressed by the quality of the local workforce and want to build upon our success with a well-designed expansion.”

Lufkin-RMT designs and manufactures precision engineered bearings for rotating equipment such as pumps, turbines, compressors, expanders and gearboxes. Lufkin-RMT also repairs, overhauls, and upgrades complete rotating equipment assemblies such as turbo-expanders and gearboxes. Among its customers are those in the oil and gas and air separation industries.

The company currently employs 60 persons, with the majority being highly skilled machinists. The additional jobs forecasted for the expansion will also primarily be for skilled machinists.

In July 2009, Lufkin purchased Rotating Machinery Technology with two leased facilities at 4181 Bolivar Road and now will move about four miles to a 45,000-square-foot facility at 2475 Tarantine Boulevard. Half of the new site was formerly used by Dresser-Rand for equipment assembly and the other half was vacant.

Major renovations planned at the new facility include a taller roof to better accommodate machine tools and overhead cranes, and an estimated 10,000-square-foot office addition. Renovations are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Assisting in the effort were the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) and Empire State Development (ESD). The package of state and county incentives are valued at $850,000 over a ten-year period of time. The NYS Excelsior Jobs program provided $400,000, while the ACIDA program provided $450,000 in incentives.

“Lufkin-RMT is a prime example of the types of business that can grow and prosper in Allegany County and throughout New York State given their commitment and the support that we can offer,” said Christina Orsi, ESD Western New York Regional Director

“The expansion of Lufkin-RMT in Wellsville serves as an excellent model for how things can be done right with the cooperation of the state, the county and business,” said John Foels, executive director of the Allegany County IDA. “We are pleased with their expansion and their talented workforce and look forward to working with them in the years ahead.”


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Unexpected Sprinkles


We just got some unexpected sprinkles here at 1490 St. Francis Drive. The rain lasted long enough to get the pavement wet and (barely) form a rainbow.

The National Weather Service says we should see partly sunny skies for the rest of the day, although there is a 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm after 3 p.m.

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Casey: Businesses that Outsource Jobs
Shouldn’t Be Eligible for Federal Funds

Legislation Would Protect Call Center Jobs in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) on Wednesday introduced legislation to make businesses that move call center jobs overseas ineligible for federal funding such as grants or loans to protect nearly 200,000 jobs in Pennsylvania.

Thousands of call center jobs have been relocated overseas. Senator Casey’s legislation will fight this trend by preventing companies from taking taxpayer money only to turn around and cut jobs in the United States.

“Companies that outsource their call centers overseas shouldn’t see the benefits of government grants and loans,” Senator Casey said. “Keeping call center jobs in Pennsylvania is good for our workers and our economy, and my bill will send a clear signal that outsourcing jobs will not be rewarded.”

Specifically, Senator Casey’s bill would:

Make businesses that move call center jobs overseas ineligible for federal grants or loans;

Direct the Department of Labor to make a public list of such companies; Employers remain on list for three years after each relocation; and,

Require agencies, including Department of Defense, to give preference to U.S. employers that do not appear on the list.

Call centers are an important source of jobs all across Pennsylvania, and the legislation that Senator Casey introduced today adds to his long record of fighting against the outsourcing of American jobs. He opposed recent free trade agreements that could put Pennsylvania manufacturing jobs at risk, pushed legislation that has passed the Senate to crack down on Chinese currency manipulation that puts American businesses at a disadvantage, and championed Trade Adjustment Assistance to help workers who lost their jobs due to unfair foreign trade gain skills to find new work.

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Galeton Receives PENNVEST Loan

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) on Wednesday announced a $520,127 loan has been awarded to the Galeton Borough Authority by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

The funding will be used to breach two impoundment dams and replace them with stream channel infiltration facilities that are not only less expensive to maintain but also provide increased water availability.

“PENNVEST provides much-needed assistance to our communities to address water-related concerns,” Causer said. “I am pleased to see this agency supporting Galeton’s needs.”

“Clearly, the existing dams have been repaired a number of times, but they’ve deteriorated to the point where the continued corrections became cost prohibitive,” said Senator Joe Scarnati. “This financing will allow the authority to install a new system that is more reliable, and improve the overall quality of life for its customers.”

The loan is part of an $87 million investment in 18 non-point source, drinking water, and wastewater projects in 18 counties across the state. The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.

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CARE 'Fore' Children Tournament August 5


Pine Acres Country Club will host the nineteenth annual CARE ‘fore’ Children Golf Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2012. All proceeds from the event benefit free therapeutic recreation and family support services for children with disabilities; the local Shriners Orthopedic Clinic; fourth-grade disability awareness presentations; and child safety and injury prevention programs throughout McKean County.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Flighting is based on the team member with the lowest handicap.

The entry fee is $45 for Pine Acres members and $55 for non-members, which includes green fees, food, and refreshments on the course. The tournament has a total purse of $3,500 based on 35 teams; there are also prizes on par 3 holes.

To field a team, please contact Kirk Stauffer, Pine Acres’ PGA Pro, at 814-362-2005. Carts are an additional fee and can be reserved when registering a team.

To find out about course sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mandi Wilton Davis at CARE for Children at 814-362-4621 or visit the website at www.careforchildren.info/Special-Events/Golf-Tournament.html

CARE for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children of all abilities.

DEP Chief Celebrates Plant Using
Treated Mine Water to Generate Power

New Facility in Tioga County a First for Pennsylvania

ANTRIM -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer today opened a valve allowing treated acid mine water from the Antrim treatment plant in Tioga County to power a turbine and begin generating electricity to run the facility.

“This micro-hydro plant is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania to use acid mine water to generate renewable energy while creating no air or water pollution,” Krancer said. “It helps to solve an existing water pollution problem by using a treated waste product from past mining activities to generate energy.”

The Babb Creek Watershed Association (BCWA) identified electric power production from the treatment plant discharge as one way to reduce the plant’s operating costs and generate an additional revenue stream for the Antrim Treatment Trust, which was established by the Antrim Mining Company before it went out of business.

Over the years, poor market returns in 2008; unanticipated costs; and water flows that were higher than originally anticipated put the Antrim Treatment Trust’s long-term financial stability in jeopardy, which led BCWA and DEP to start examining new ways to ensure the trust’s stability.

“The Antrim micro-hydro project provides an economically viable model that should inspire similar projects elsewhere in Pennsylvania’s coal fields,” BCWA President William Beacom said. “Our association is proud to be involved with such an innovative project. The continued operation of the treatment plant is the cornerstone to sustained restoration of Babb and Pine creeks.”

In 2008, BCWA received a $428,710 DEP Energy Harvest Grant to install two hydroelectric turbines on the Antrim treatment plant discharge. In May, BioMost Inc. completed construction, which includes an impoundment that collects treated water from the plant; 1,000 feet of pipeline; and a power house with two 20-kilowatt turbines.

The power house is currently operating one turbine to supply electricity to the plant, using about 400 gallons per minute (gpm). At times, the Antrim discharge has been known to reach 3,000 gpm.

When licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the power house will run both turbines and sell power into the electricity grid, eliminating $12,000 in annual power costs to the treatment plant and generating $10,000 per year in additional revenue for the Antrim Treatment trust.

Woodlands Bank, which administers the trust, and Waste Management Inc. were also involved in the project.

The original Antrim mine drainage treatment plant was built in 1991 and, in 1996, was replaced with a new plant that treats about 2,000 gpm of severe acid mine drainage. BCWA operates the plant under an agreement with DEP, and funds from the trust support treatment operations.

By 2002, the Antrim plant had cleaned up five miles of Pine Creek that had been impaired by acid mine drainage. It also became the impetus for a larger effort to treat all sources of abandoned mine drainage into Babb Creek. By 2009, 14 miles of Babb Creek had been removed from the impaired waters list.

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Busy Weekend in Store for Bradford

The tents are up and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. is ready for this year's Case Collectors Reunion. Frank Williams will be broadcasting live from Case on The Morning Buzz on Friday, and later on 100.1 The Hero.

The Collectors Reunion is just one of many events in Bradford this weekend. Others include the CARE for Children Motorcycle Show, Kids and Cancer Benefit Motorcycle Run, William Hanley Sr. Lodge 67 FOP Vendor & Craft Fair, Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner and Lewis Run Fire Department Chicken Barbecue.

For details: http://www.wesb.com/news/comcal/



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Boy Sets Shed on Fire

Another arson fire has been reported in Ridgway, but this is not connected to the recent string of intentionally set fires.

Late Wednesday afternoon a 12-year-old boy set fire to a wood frame shed on Grant Road belonging to Richard Dush.

State police fire marshal Greg Agosti says damage was minimal and no one was hurt.

Dush has decided not to press charges against the boy.

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States Tackling Issue of Welfare Recipients
Getting Tattoos, Buying Booze & Cigarettes

Massachusetts is the latest state trying to crack down on a problem that can be seen right here in Bradford – welfare recipients using benefits to buy alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets and tattoos.

Opponents of the measures say tougher restrictions are punishing the poor, but a Massachusetts state representative says people who are not abusing the system should not have a problem with the reforms.

The movement has been spurred in part by Congress. Under legislation signed by President Barack Obama in February to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, welfare recipients are barred from using their cash assistance in strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores. States must change their own laws to conform by 2014.

We’ll talk to Pennsylvania State Representative Marty Causer about this issue on today’s LiveLine at 12:35 on 1490 WESB.

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Lantz Corners Projects Gets $5 Million

A major sewer expansion project in McKean County that will eliminate on-going contamination problems and allow for future economic development in the area around the intersection of Routes 6 and 219 was awarded $4.8 million in state funding today (July 18), according to state Senator Joe Scarnati.

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) approved a $2,383,827 grant and a $2,424,173 low-interest loan for Hamlin Township, according to Senator Scarnati. The township plans to apply the state funding toward its Lantz Corners Comprehensive Sewer Project which includes the installation of 40,800 feet of sanitary sewer lines, 98 manholes, four pumping stations and 17 grinder pumps to serve customers in the area around Lantz Corners (intersection of Routes 6 and 219) and Campbelltown.

“I am pleased PENNVEST is supporting this project that will address serious environmental problems and provide the necessary infrastructure improvements to allow businesses in Lantz Corners to expand and grow,” said Senator Scarnati. “This sewer project, once completed, will open the door to millions of dollars in business development and the creation of a number of new jobs.”

PENNVEST financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state. It is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth.

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Pumpkin Fest Set for October 14

New dates have been set for Bradford's Annual Pumpkin Fest. The Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012, from noon to 4pm.

Lots of rides, vendors, live music, food, and shows will be setup along Main Street from Tops to the Square.

Everyone should be mark their calendars for this family oriented festival, and keep growing their pumpkins so they can enter them in the "Big Pumpkin Contest." Also, start thinking about ideas for the "Scarecrow Decorating Contest," as participants can choose to have their scarecrows displayed along Main Street for the Halloween Season.

Pumpkin Fest Committee Members: Kelly Platko of Roseart, Kim Graham and Fred Graham of Graham's Greenhouse and Landscaping, Kim Hallock of Main Street Outlet and DBBDA Member, and Christy Graham of Northwest Savings Bank are looking forward to making this Pumpkin Fest a memorable one.

All Main Street Businesses are encouraged to participate with their own booths or side walk sales.

This is a great community event and fundraising opportunity for everyone to participate in. We still have lots of room for more Non-Profit and Profit vendors to get involved with a booth of their own. Anyone interested in setting up a booth and Main Street Businesses interested in participating should contact Kim Hallock at (814-366-2524) to get more information. Or stop by Kim's new store, "Main Street Outlet" opening its doors soon in the old Meyer Brausers Store.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Local Church to Hold Benefit Auction

A benefit auction will be held Saturday July 28th, 2012 at the Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House (PAAU005494) located at 363 South Kendall Ave. in Bradford Pa. The Auction will start at 10:00 AM with all proceeds from the auction going to benefit the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford. The First Wesleyan Church is trying to raise money to pay for a new roof, increase handicapped accessibility, and deal with other building and maintenance issues the church is facing.

About a week ago the First Wesleyan church began an appeal to the public for items to sell at the benefit auction. According to new Pastor Chris Terbush, “ We have received some calls from people wanting to donate items for the auction..” We are grateful to the residents of Bradford and the surrounding communities for helping us to raise funds. First Wesleyan Local Board of Admission member Jeff Nuhfer stated “ The congregation of the First Wesleyan Church wishes to thank Mr. Lloyd Burkhouse for the use of his facility and for all the help he and his wife have given us to make this auction a reality.”

People wanting to donate items can bring them to the Lloyd Burkhouse Auction House Sunday from 1pm to 6pm and on Monday from 10am to 6pm.

Besides holding the auction, members of the First Wesleyan Church plan to sell lunch in order to help raise money for the church repairs. A barbeque pulled chicken sandwich or a sloppy joe plus macaroni salad, a bag of chip, and a cold beverage will be sold for $6.00. Drinks and other food items will be on sale during the auction. Lunch will be available from 11am to 5pm or until all lunches are sold out. For more information please contact Pastor Chris Terbush at 814-368-7865.

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Teenager Hurt When ATV Rolls Over

A Duke Center teenager suffered minor injuries when her ATV rolled over Tuesday evening on Upper Grimes Road.

Police say 18-year-old Brittany Lushbaugh was traveling at a high rate of speed when the ATV hit a pothole. She applied the brakes and skidded on the gravel. The vehicle rolled over and she was thrown from it.

Lushbaugh was taken by Smethport ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical Center for treatment. Police say she was wearing a helmet.

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Police Looking for Dog Thief

Police are trying to find the person who stole Paul Bidwell’s dog from his Eldred home.

Someone took the dog between 8 o’clock Monday night and 8 o’clock Tuesday morning from Windfall Road.

The dog was found tied up near a house on Prentisvale Road.

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