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Have a Joyous Holiday!


...Chats with Anne Holliday

Dr. Lisa Bailey chats with Anne Holliday about how to beat the holiday blues. Beating the Holiday Blues by wesbnews1The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Pitt-Bradford to Honor 93 Graduates

Ninety-three students expected to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford this month will be recognized with a reception on Sunday, Dec. 9. Students will be honored with an informal event beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Dr. Steven Hardin, dean of academic affairs, and Dr. K. James Evans, dean of student affairs, will speak. Refreshments will be served afterward. Those expected to graduate with an associate degree are Angela Patricia Hajnos, a liberal studies major from Kane; petroleum technology majors Jake David Elwell of Olean, N.Y., Deng Mangon Aguek Deng of Pittsburgh, Ronald W. Feldbauer Jr. of St. Marys, Matthew H. Wingard of Bradford, Heidi June LaChine of Smethport and Casey James Moyer of Warren; Colin J. Martinez, an engineering science major from Pittsburgh; and Harold Carr, an engineering science and petroleum technology major from St. Marys. Those …

Book Talk Extra
In His Stead

Author Judith Sanders brings us a story of a man who finds mostly forgotton Civil War-era law that would allow him to go to war in the 21st Century in place of his son. In His Stead by wesbnews1The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Alleged Meth Makers Arrested After
Three-Hour Standoff with NYS Police

Following a three-hour standoff with state police in the Town of Scio, two people were arrested for running a meth lab. 24-year-old Jordan Doane of Friendship and 22-year-old Elizabeth Martin of Wellsville are charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of meth lab material, both felonies. The charges were filed following an investigation into a clandestine lab on Kansas Hollow Road in Bolivar on November 21. Troopers found Doane and Martin at the Long Vue Motel on Route 417 in Scio, where they barricaded themselves in a room and refused to come out. Several police agencies, including the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team and negotiators were on the scene. When Doane and Martin finally surrendered they were taken to Town of Bolivar Court, where they were arraigned, and then sent to Allegany County Jail in lieu of bail. County District Attorney Keith Slep says additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues. The news…

Gators Fall to Clairton

Clairton kept the longest high school football winning streak in the country alive with a 44-12 victory over Port Allegany. Clairton has won 62 straight games. The score was tied at 0 after the first quarter, and was 16 to 6 at halftime. The Gators finish the season at 13-1.

SNO, CNB Team Up for Coat Drive

Students in the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Student Nurse Organization teamed up with CNB Bank during November and December to collect coats and other warm clothing items for those who need them. Shown here is the results of that effort. Shown here are, from left, SNO co-presidents Heather Ward, a nursing major from Bradford, and Christie Smith, a nursing major from Kane, and SNO advisor Mary Boser, assistant professor of nursing, with the pile of coats that were donated.
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Arrest Made for Home Invasion

One of four people involved in a home invasion in Cattaraugus County on Black Friday is behind bars. State police arrested 26-year-old Anthony Eames in the Elmira area for breaking into a Town of Conewango home at around 1 a.m. on November 23, assaulting a man and stealing three rifles, a shotgun and a cell phone. Police describe the other suspects as: - Male / Black 6’ 2” 230 lbs, large build with dreadlock style hair, six inches in length.
- Male / Black 5’ 10 to 6’ 170 lbs medium build.
- Male / Black 5’ 6” 150 lbs thin build. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact state police in Jamestown or Horseheads. Photo provided by NYS PoliceThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Allegedly Used Box Cutter in Fight

A 21-year-old Cattaraugus County man is accused of using a box cutter to puncture another man’s upper back and cut his face. Police say at around 7 o’clock Thursday night in Delevan a fight broke out between Tyler Willis and a 19-year-old from Yorkshire. The victim was taken by ambulance to Bertrand-Chafee Hospital in Springville, and then transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC, where he is in stable condition. Willis is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon and is jailed on $25,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Car Crashes into Church

A car crashed into a church early Thursday morning in Allegany County. State police say 21-year-old Alek Potter of Hume was on Route 19 at around 2:45 a.m. when the car went off the road, hit a sign and then hit the foundation of the church. Potter was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he is in critical condition. His passenger, Christopher Jones of Fillmore, had surgery at ECMC in Buffalo, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Troopers are continuing their investigation, and say speeding and alcohol may be factors. Photo provided by NYS PoliceThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Annual 'Seasonal Readings' on Wednesday

UPDATE: The date has been changed to December 18. The Friends of Hanley Library at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will present its 20th annual “Seasonal Readings” on WESB’s LiveLine program next week. The show, which can be heard at 1490 AM, will be broadcast at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12. It can also be heard live online at Dr. Don Ulin will offer a program based on Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory.” This poignant and evocative story is based on Capote’s autobiographical recollection of his last Christmas spent with an elderly woman who was his distant cousin and best friend. The narrative, as told through the eyes of a 7-year-old boy, touches on friendship, family, loneliness and loss. The annual radio readings on WESB began with the late Dr. Robert C. Laing, Jr., professor emeritus at Pitt-Bradford. Since 2001, Dr. Donald Ulin, associate professor of English, has carried on this Bradford tradition. The Friends of Hanley Library was…

Sentencing Day in McKean County

The following people were sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court: 29-year-old Travis O'Conner of Johnsonburg; 23 1/2 months probation for receiving stolen property.
In November of last year he had stolen coins valued at between $200 and $2,000. 31-year-old Kristopher Wilson of Smethport; 14 to 28 months in state prison for simple assault and theft.
In November of last year he hit a woman in the eye. In January of this year he stole a car and $8.000. 48-year-old Peter Carey of Bradfod; 24 days to six months in McKean County Jail.
He pleaded no contest to terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to kill man a June 10. 46-year-old Virginia Milner of Kane; 90 days to 23 1/2 months in McKean County Jail.
She delivered morphine tablets to confidential informants with the McKean County Drug Task Force in February. 35-year-old Joshua VanGorder Smethporto; 45 days to 12 months in McKean County Jail.
He pleaded no contest to simple assault and disorderly conduct for a…

Freezing Rain Possible for
Cameron, Potter Counties Friday

The National Weather Service has issues a freezing rain advisory for Cameron and Potter counties starting Friday morning. A brief period of freezing rain is expected at around sunrise, and could cause a glaze of ice on trees, sidewalks and other colder objects. Meteorologists say road surfaces may stay warm enough to keep ice from forming on all but bridges and overpasses. The advisory includes Coudersport and Emporium, and is in effect from 6 11 a.m. tomorrow. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Two Teens Charged with Burglary

Two Mayville, New York, teenagers are in jail for allegedly stealing items from two businesses. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Investigators Doug Walter and Tim Hollern say after a very lengthy investigation that started in July they arrested a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old Wednesday night. They say the teens stole numerous items from 3 Seas Recreation and the Chautauqua Belle. The 16-year-old also stole an ATV in the Town of Chautauqua. The ATV and all the other items have been recovered. The teenagers are both charged with burglary, grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal mischief. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Tickets to Go on Sale for 'The Marriage Counselor'

Tickets go on sale Saturday at outlets and online for Bradford Little Theatre’s production of “The Marriage Counselor” to be held January 18-20 at First Presbyterian Church, 54 E. Corydon St. The comedy written by Joey Ouellette takes place in a counselor’s office where mistaken identities lead to many amusing and awkward situations. Advance tickets at $5 per adult and $4 for seniors/students will be available starting Saturday (Dec. 8) at Graham Florist, Ott & McHenry Pharmacy and Tina’s Hallmark. They are also available online at or by email at Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Jan.18 & 19, and 2 p.m. Jan. 20. “This show will be performed with script in hand,” director Kristin Asinger said. “Audience members will experience everything that a traditional play offers, except for the actors delivering their lines from memory. With only five rehearsals, the cast members will not be asked to memorize lines; they w…

CCR, Diamond Rio Coming to Salamanca

SALAMANCA, NY – A vocally-talented country/Christian group and one of the defining rock bands of the early 1970’s will kick off entertainment at Seneca Casinos on a high note to start the new year. Diamond Rio and Creedence Clearwater Revisited (pictured) will play at Seneca Allegany Events Center respectively on Jan. 12 and Jan. 27, and tickets for both shows start at a bargain-priced $20. Country/Christian band Diamond Rio comes to Seneca Allegany Events Center for a 7 p.m. show on Saturday, Jan. 12. The group scored a No. 1 hit with their very first single, “Meet in the Middle,” in 1991, and recorded four more No. 1 hits throughout their career with “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess” and “I Believe.” In 2011, Diamond Rio won its first GRAMMY® Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for its most recent release, The Reason. They also have earned top group honors a combined six times through the Country Music Association and the …

Emporium Woman Hurt During Robbery

A 62-year-old woman was assaulted by a man who robbed her business this morning. Police say a man walked into the Krazy A Dog Kennel just west of Emporium at 6:40 this morning and took cash and coins from the cash register. When Betty Allen tried to keep him from leaving, he assaulted and injured her. Because of the assault Allen didn’t see which way the man went when he ran away. Emporium-based state police are asking anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area during that time to call them. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Accused of Stealing Flat Screen TVs

A Corry man is accused of stealing flat screen TVs from a hotel near Peek ‘n’ Peak. Sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Jimmy O’Neal II was working at Fairway Suites in French Creek when he stole four TVs with a total value of more than $2,000. The alleged incidents happened in late September and early October. O’Neal was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. He’s in Chautauqua County Jail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Charged with Multiple Sex Offenses

A Bradford man is in jail after being charged with 18 felonies related to having sex with a person younger than 16. 21-year-old Kellen Rouff is charged with multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault. He’s also charged with six misdemeanor counts of indecent assault of a person younger than 16. The alleged incident happened last month in Bradford Township. District Judge Rich Luther set bail at $150,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 13.

Woman Hurt in Hanover Crash

A Silver Creek woman was flown by Starflight to ECMC after being extricated from her vehicle that crashed in the Town of Hanover Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies believe the injuries 48-year-old Maryjane Tundo suffered are non-life-threatening. A passenger in her vehicle was treated at Lakeshore Hospital for minor injuries. Deputies say at just after 3 p.m. Tundo was on Allegany Road when her vehicle swerved, traveled to the opposite lane of traffic, went onto the shoulder, then went back across the road, hit a guard rail, flipped and rolled onto its roof. Charges are pending.

Pitt-Bradford Announces
New Advisory Board members

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has named five new members to its Advisory Board and reappointed 18 members. Newly elected to the board are Joseph B. Bower Jr., William W. Chapman ’86, John R. Foerstner ’79, Christopher L. Luke ’94 and Jeannine Schoenecker. Christopher Napoleon ’87-’88, president of the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association, was appointed an ex officio member of the board, as were Katharine Pude, superintendent of the Bradford Area School District; Anne M. Kearney, superintendent of the St. Marys Area School District; and Matthew D. Splain, superintendent of the Otto-Eldred Area School District. New member Bower is president and chief executive officer of CNB Bank in Clearfield. He served in the U.S. Army for 13 years before becoming a public accountant. He worked with Mifflinburg Bank and Trust before moving in 1997 to CNB, where he was chief financial officer and chief operating officer before becoming president and CEO.���…

FBI Investigating Church Shooter

The FBI has been investigating the man charged with shooting and killing his ex-wife during a church service Sunday morning in Coudersport. Frank Burton confirms the agency has been investigating Gregory Eldred. Burton would not disclose the nature of the investigation, but unofficial sources say the FBI removed Eldred’s computer from Coudersport Elementary School, where he taught for many years. Eldred is charged with murder for shooting 53-year-old Darlene Sitler as she played the organ Sunday morning in the First United Presbyterian Church. Eldred’s preliminary hearing originally scheduled for tomorrow in front of District Judge Annette Easton has moved to January 15, four days after he turns 53. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Kathy Stokes

Kathleen M. Stokes, 48, of 931 Wolf Run Road Smethport, passed away, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 5, 1964, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Sandra J. (Moore) Remington of Bradford, her stepfather Olin Don Louk of Bradford, and the late David C. Remington. On May 13, 1989 she married Kevin L. Stokes who survives. She was a 1981 graduate of Bradford High School and a 1983 graduate of Jamestown Business College with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Management. She was employed as the office manager for 25 years at Bradford Fairway Sales & Leasing, and the last three years in accounts payable, retiring in 2012 due to health issues. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. She loved walking her dog, Daria Marie, and spending time with family and friends. She had a special fondness for all younger family members. She belonged to the Sigma Alpha Sorority Eta Phi Chapter. Along with her husb…

Young Renews Call for Strengthening Kendra's
Law in Wake of Latest NYC Subway Tragedy

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) is again calling for strengthening Kendra’s Law, a law that was put in place to help people with mental illness receive outpatient treatment, after a deranged man killed a Queens resident by pushing him in front of an oncoming subway near Times Square. Ki Suk Han, 58, died on Monday. “Based on reports from the media and witnesses, it appears that the attacker had been yelling and cursing at passersby on the subway platform,” said Senator Young. “We need to expand and strengthen the laws and procedures that determine how and when people receive treatment for mental illness. We cannot afford to wait any longer.” In an eerily similar incident in 1999, Kendra Webdale, a 32-year-old woman, was pushed in front of a subway train by a man with untreated schizophrenia who was roaming New York City streets. “Kendra’s Law” was enacted in response to this tragedy. It put in place “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” (AOT) in New York, whic…

Jazz Great Dave Brubeck Dead at 91

Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of heart failure after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son Darius, said his manager Russell Gloyd. For more on this story go to The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

LiveLine with Linda Evans

In case you missed today's LiveLine with actress Linda Evans on 1490 WESB(or if you just want to listen again), here it is:
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Mount Jewett Woman Hurt in Car Crash

A Mount Jewett woman was hurt in a one-car crash Saturday on Route 46 in Cameron County. In a report released today, state police say a car driven by 41-year-old Laura Silfies went out of control on a curve, went off the berm and into a 3-foot-deep ditch and then hit a culvert and cartwheeled back onto the road. Silfies was taken by ambulance to Elk Regional Health Center for treatment of moderate injuries. She was cited for careless driving. DUI charges are pending the outcome of lab tests. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Police Still Investigating Fight

Bradford City Police are continuing to investigate a fight involving several people Friday night on St. James Place. They say one man suffered minor injuries after being hit by a baseball bat. He refused medical treatment. Initial police radio reports indicated that a person was being dragged by a car, but police say what actually happened is the person was unconscious and was being dragged to a car. Police say assault charges are pending. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Scarnati Congratulates Teacher of the Year

Thompson Recognizes Devlin on House Floor Brockway Area School District teacher, Ryan Devlin (pictured), has been named Pennsylvania’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, according to Senator Joe Scarnati. For the past five years, Devlin has taught at Brockway Area High School. He serves as chairman of the high school’s English department, in addition to teaching 11th grade British Literature, 8th grade Computer Science and two senior-high elective classes. Scarnati, who is from Brockway, said that Devlin is the first educator from the 25th Senatorial District to be named Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year. “I congratulate Mr. Devlin for receiving this hard-earned award,” Scarnati said. “Our community is immensely fortunate to have outstanding teachers, like Mr. Devlin, who play an essential role in the lives of our children.” Devlin received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Waynesburg University and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from …