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It's the Summer Sizzler Contest!

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Scott Douglas shows off the hot tub that Pool Mart and 100.1 The Hero are giving away in the Summer Sizzler contest. All you have to do to enter is go to one of The Hero's Summer Sizzler broadcasts and fill out an entry form. Or, go to more than one. Or, go to all of them! Scott will pick the winner on August 24. Today's broadcast was at Family Wellness Chiropractic and Outback Performance & Repair at the corner of East Main Street and St. Francis Drive. Stay tuned to find out where we'll be next.
Scott talks with Dr. Alicia Austin of Family Wellness Chiropractic, who is celebrating her one-year anniversary of doing business in Bradford.
Scott chats with Danny Oakes of Outback Performance & Repair about all the services he offers.
These are just two of the many people who entered to win the hot tub. You can enter at every Summer Sizzler broadcast The Hero does!
Dogginit's Good moved from Veterans Square to East Main Street for the provide to provide …

Fire on Corydon Street

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UPDATE: City firefiighters werew called to this East Corydon Street house at 12:29 p.m. Soon afterward, they called a second alarm to bring out 15 more city firefighters and 30 Bradford Township volunteers. The Rapid Intervention Team was also called in. Firefighters were on the scene for six hours. The house is believed to be a total loss. They have not determined a cause yet; a state police fire marshal will be investigating on Sunday. The house is owned by Eric Jennings. He, his fiance and their four children were not home at the time.


Bradford City and Bradford Township firefighters are battling a house fire on Corydon Street. A BT volunteer tells WESB and The Hero that everyone got out safely. The street is closed between South Avenue and Congress Street. We'll have more information later today. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Formerly Polluted Bennett Branch to be
Stocked with 1,000 Trout Saturday

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WILLIAMSPORT -- Thanks to the Department of Environmental Protection’s successful Hollywood acid mine drainage treatment plant, the Bennett Branch and Toby Creek watershed associations and the Potter County Anglers’ Club will celebrate the waterway’s rebirth on Saturday and stock 1,000 trout above and below the plant near the Clearfield-Elk counties border. “In less than a year, the Hollywood plant has treated 21 separate discharges from four abandoned deep mines, raising the pH from 3.8 to neutral and removing harmful metals like iron, aluminum and manganese,” DEP Deputy Secretary for Water Management Kelly Heffner said. “Bennett Branch is now so healthy that trout stocking will be done for the first time, which is sure to increase tourism in that area and benefit local angler-related businesses.” The 11:30 a.m. trout stocking will be done by the Potter County Anglers’ Club as part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Cooperative Nursery Program. “This is a milestone in …

City of Bradford Police Log 4/04/13

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City of Bradford Police on Thursday got three calls about disorderly conduct at the same Interstate Parkway address. They were called to disturbances on West Corydon and Rochester streets and a report of harassment on Elm Street. Officers investigated a motor vehicle accident at Abbott Road and North Bennett Street, and looked into suspicious activity on Mill Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Two From McKean County are
'Most Wanted' in Cattaraugus County

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Two McKean County residents are on the Cattaraugus County “10 Most Wanted List.” Jerome Hayes, whose last known address was in Kane, is wanted for felony DWI and assault Dennis Berg, whose last known address was in Eldred, is wanted on family court warrant "Perhaps these individuals will see that they've been added to the top ten list,” said Lt. David Schuman of the Sheriff’s Department. “Perhaps they will decide that it's time to stop running and come turn themselves in." The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Ridgway Man Charged with Sexual Abuse

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A Ridgway man is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old Cattaraugus County girl five years ago. 38-year-old Harold Hunt is charged with predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. State police say he abused the girl in the Village of Delevan. Hunt is in Cattaraugus County Jail on $150,000 cash bail. State police photoThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

2012 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee
Revenue Over $198 Million

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HARRISBURG – The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee has generated more than $198,000,000 in revenue for 2012, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). Over the past 8 months, more than $400 million in revenue has been generated by the impact fee. The fee revenue for 2012 was due to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) by April 1st, 2013. Under the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee, Act 13 of 2012, the PUC is responsible for the collection and distribution of impact fees. “I am pleased to see the positive effect that the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee revenue funds are having across our state,” Scarnati said. “This reasonable impact fee on the industry provides the necessary funding to protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources, particularly during a time when we continue needing to find ways to stretch our tax dollars.” Senator Scarnati was a chief architect of the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, which was enacted last year after considerable discussion among state go…

YWCA Announces "Leader" Honorees

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The Bradford YWCA has announced the community leaders who will be honored during the 16th Annual Leader Luncheon. This year’s event will celebrate Julie Marasco, Jeannine Schoenecker and Judith Yorks. Tessa Rhinehart will receive the 2013 Young Leader Award. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Elk County Project to Receive
Environmental Excellence Award

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Four organizations in Elk County are among 19 across the state that will receive the 2013 Environmental Excellence Award. The Bennett Branch Watershed Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and P&N Coal Company were all involved in the Dents Run Watershed Restoration Project. The project restored and revegetated 320 acres of abandoned mine lands, which can now serve as habitat for the state’s wild elk herd in the adjacent Elk State Forest. The project also restored waterways in the area by neutralizing acid mine water, marking the first time in more than a century the streams can support aquatic life. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will host a dinner to honor the winners on April 17 in Harrisburg. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Bradford Man Allegedly Hurt Disabled Person

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A Bradford man is accused of injuring a disabled person in Cattaraugus County. Sheriff’s deputies say 45-year-old Robert Crosby had physical contact with, and injured, a resident in the New York State Developmental Disability Home in Mansfield, New York. He is charged with endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person. He’s in Cattaraugus County Jail on $25,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Eldred Waives Preliminary Hearing

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The man accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife while she was playing the organ in church back in December has waived his preliminary hearing. 53-year-old Gregory Eldred is charged with murder for fatally shooting 53-year-old Darlene Sitler at the First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport. He remains in Potter County Jail without bail. The hearing had been postponed twice so a mental health evaluation could be done on Eldred. The case now goes to the Court of Common Pleas. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Teen Charged with Burglary, Pop Theft

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A Leon, New York, teenager is charged with burglary for an alleged incident Wednesday morning in Leon. 18-year-old Mahlon Gingrich allegedly broke into the Adams Lumber Mill at 8:30 a.m. and stole – five cans of pop. He is also charged with petit larceny. He was sent to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Town of Leon Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Zippo Unveils Set of Lighters for
Auction at 5th Annual Derby Gala

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This year we have a dual set of lighters to auction for BAPL’s 5th Annual Derby Gala event to be held on May 4, 2013. We will begin accepting silent bids immediately with the auction concluding LIVE the evening of May 4. This magnificent contribution from ZIPPO speaks elegance and Kentucky Derby like never before. The deep richness of black onyx meets with gold inlay and venetian heritage. Our Signature BAPL Derby horse is gold inlay on a black onyx lighter, leading the way to the finish line. The other racing horses are a combination of laser engraving, topped off with rotary engraving – creating a dimensional movement of the horses racing around the track. The back of the lighters bring the elegance of the Churchill Down steeples with the rapidly moving horses. The sides of the lighters are gold inlay roses with a differing stem depth engraving to bring more vividness to the roses. The processes completed on these lighters are extraordinarily unique, because…

Port Allegany Man Charged with Open Lewdness

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A Port Allegany man is facing charges for allegedly committing a sex act while driving on Interstate 80 in Mercer County. Police say 60-year-old Robert Haskins was in his vehicle at 8:18 a.m. on March 29 in the left passing lane next to a truck tractor, when he exposed his genitals while conducting a sex act on himself in full view of the truck driver. The truck driver called state police, who stopped Haskins and charged him with indecent exposure, open lewdness and careless driving. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Haskins said "it was stupid and he wasn't sure why he was doing it." He added, "just passing time, I guess." His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 24 in front of District Judge Neil McEwen. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Michael McLanahan Announced as
Excellence in Representation Honoree

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Bradford Area High School Senior, Michael McLanahan, has been selected as the United Way of the Bradford Area’s 2013 Excellence in Representation honoree. McLanahan, who served on the campaign Speaker’s Bureau for the 2012 solicitation efforts, represented CARE for Children. He was nominated by fellow agency representatives, and was approved by the United Way’s Board of Directors. “Michael was an integral part of the Speaker’s Bureau, having volunteered to speak on eight occasions to nearly 400 individuals,” said Mandi Wilton Davis, executive director. “He profoundly described his own experiences and successes, having been a recipient of CARE for Children’s services for many years. “He challenged those to whom he spoke to look deep within their hearts – and eventually their wallets – to consider how fortunate we all are to be accepted for who we are and what we accomplish,” Davis continued. “For me, personally, it was such an honor to work alongside Michael – and I will continue…

Luzzi , Reiley to Receive Red Feather Award

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It will be a sister act for the United Way of the Bradford Area’s Red Feather volunteer recognition event, as Jane Luzzi and Mary Reiley will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st. “I am so proud to announce this recognition for two women whose services to this organization date back several years,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. “Jane and Mary – although at different times – both paved the way for outstanding volunteerism and leadership for our local United Way, and they continue today to be strong supporters of our efforts.” The Red Feather award was implemented to honor outstanding individuals and/or businesses who have made an impact on the united Way, and the local community as a whole, through their day-to-day selfless attitude and commitment to exemplify the organization’s mission of enhancing the quality of life in the greater Bradford area. Vonda Reese, President of the Board, commented on how the two women have humbly and quietly been fierce leaders…

Teacher's Aide Charged with Child Endangerment

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A Chautauqua County teacher’s aide is accused of spraying a 5-year-old boy with cleaning solution that got into his eyes. The boy was taken to the nurse’s office, where his eyes were flushed with water. He wasn’t hurt. The aide, Terry Kemp of Jamestown, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Kemp sprayed the boy while cleaning tables in the lunchroom at Southwestern Elementary School on March 20. She told police she meant no harm to the child and was being playful. School district officials say they can’t comment because it’s a personnel matter. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Accused of Critically Injuring Girl

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A Duke Center man is in jail after allegedly assaulting and critically injuring a girl Monday. Police did not say how old the girl is, but say 28-year-old Kevin Collins slapped her, choked her and slammed her body to the floor, knocking her unconscious. The alleged incident happened on Oil Valley Road in Otto Township. The girl was first taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center, but later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, where she is in critical condition. Collins is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. His bail is $50,000. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log 3/29 - 3/31/13

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City of Bradford Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on West Washington Street. Also over the weekend, police were called to disturbances on Congress and State streets and an animal complaint on North Street. They also stopped a possible drunk driver on Davis Street, got reports about harassment on Pleasant, Main and Roberts streets, disorderly conduct on West Washington Street and suspicious activity on Jerome Avenue. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Obituary
Cloey Anne Smith

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Cloey Anne Smith, 12, of Arcade, NY, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 after a five year battle with leukemia in Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. Born August 13, 2000 in Springville, NY, she was a daughter of Casey Smith and Julia Root, who survive her. She was a 7th grader at Pioneer Middle School in Arcade. Cloey loved shopping, her dog Rufus and was very active with Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Center In addition to her mother, Julia Root of Arcade, and her father, Casey (Cyndi) Smith of Bradford, she is survived by a brother, Darel Tingue of Arcade, NY; three step brothers, Nicolas, Nathan and Evan Franco, all of Bradford; maternal grandparents, Jacqueline Root of Franklinville, NY and paternal grandparents, Edward and Sandee Franklin of Freedom, NY and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to call from 2 PM to 7 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at W.S. Davis Funeral Home, 358 West Main Street, Arcade, NY where funeral services will be conduc…