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K-9 Officer Helps Find Suspect

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A K-9 officer in Chautauqua County is getting a workout this week. Early this morning the dog helped find a man wanted for a probation violation who ran away from a rollover accident. Deputies say the vehicle rolled over and caught fire at about 1:40 a.m. at Pickard Road and Route 380. Everyone was out of the vehicle when deputies got there but the driver, 24-year-old Christopher Dellahoy of Sinclairville had already fled the scene. They set up a perimeter and called in the K-9 unit to help. They eventually found Dellahoy in the Town of Stockton, but he resisted arrest so they had to use a Taser on him. He’s being held in jail on the probation warrant, but is also now charged with resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and traffic violations. Earlier this week, the K-9 officer found a woman wanted on burglary charges hiding in a ditch in a wooded area. Image from Google Earth © The news leader of th…

City of Bradford Police Log for 9/13/13

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City of Bradford Police on Friday investigated a burglary on Avenue B, thefts on Davis and Williams streets and a possible DUI on Boylston Street. They also received reports of harassment on Bushnell Street and disturbances on Interstate Parkway, Constitution Avenue and South Center Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Derrick City Man Charged with Theft, More

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A Derrick City man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an Olean business while he worked there. Police say 35-year-old Jared Lindstrom took more than $21,000 from Valley Tire Company on North Union Street between October of 2011 and August. Lindstrom is charged with falsifying business records and grand larceny, both felonies. He's scheduled to appear in Olean City Court on September 24. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Olean General Has Heart

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On Friday afternoon, 500 employees, physicians and friends of Olean General Hospital, all decked in red shirts, gathered to form a giant heart on the front lawn of the hospital. A photograph of the “People Art Heart” formation was taken from a cherry picker high above in cooperation with Patty’s People Pictures. It was all part of a celebration of the accreditation of the hospital’s Chest Pain Center and the launch next month of Olean General Hospital’s interventional cardiac catheterization program in partnership with Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute. Through its Chest Pain Center and with the opening of the new interventional catheterization lab, Olean General Hospital can now find and treat heart problems, sparing patients from having to drive to larger cities for heart care. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Meth Lab Arrests

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Charges have been filed against four people who allegedly ran a meth lab in Mount Jewett. 39-year-old Jeffrey Cabisca, 40-year-old Jennifer Shugars and 20-year-old Kelsey Cabisca all lived in the house at 41 Anderson Street, where the meth lab was operating. 32-year-old Chad Ginkel lives at 146 W. Main Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Vehicles Crash into Buildings

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Drivers in both Port Allegany and Amity drove into buildings today. At 11:30 this morning a vehicle ended up hitting the First National Bank building after a two-car crash at North Main Street and East Arnold Avenue. The drivers declined medical treatment. At 6:26 p.m. a car hit a tree and went into a house in Amity, New York. There is no report of injuries. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Bradford's Second Ward Revitalization Project
Getting $20,000 in State Money

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Bradford’s Second Ward Neighborhood Revitalization Project will be getting $20,000 in state money. The project includes the acquisition of homes and vacant lots to make way for the building of new in-fill housing or the rehabilitation of those that can be saved. Four new homes are expected; one home will be rehabilitated. A meeting concerning the revitalization of the neighborhood is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church. Project coordinator Lisa Keck says, “This meeting will showcase the comprehensive data collection and creative approach to neighborhood revitalization utilized in developing a strategy for moving forward with efforts. Everyone is encouraged to attend and be part of the critical first step in changing this community for the better.” Also today, State Representative Marty Causer announced that a Hawthorne Road project in Bradford will received $20,000. This project involves the demolition of an existing structure to make way for the eventu…

Reported Robbery in Eldred

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State police are looking for the person who robbed Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy in Eldred at just before 9:15 this morning. The person said he had a gun and was serious, but did not have the gun out. He was given prescription medication and then fled the scene. He was last seen running on First Street in the borough wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, mirrored sun glasses, blue jeans and black Nike sneakers. Anyone with pertinent information is asked to contact Kane-based state police at 778-5555. ~~~ A listener tells us that Gustafson's Pharmacy in Eldred was robbed at about 9:30 this morning. Police say there is an "incident" but would not confirm that it was an armed robbery. The person who called us said police were looking for the robber in the woods nearby. We'll pass along more information as we get it. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Major Traffic Switch in
Route 255 Project Next Week

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ST. MARYS – Work to improve a northern section of Route 255 in the city of Saint Marys is continuing, with a major traffic switch coming next week. The project stretches from the Tractor Supply Co. intersection to Route 120/State Street in St. Marys. Work this year is concentrating on the section between Wendy’s and Satterlee & Sons. Once the project completes in late summer 2014, travel along this section of Route 255 will be smoother and more efficient. PennDOT will issue regular updates on this project. Activity the week of Sept. 16 will include: • The contractor will begin work on Sunday at 8p.m. and continue through Thursday. • On Monday night, the contractor will begin paving the final wearing surface on the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 255 between Iron Run Road and the Tractor Supply intersection. Motorists should be alert for changing traffic patterns. Flaggers will be in place at intersections to direct traffic. •On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning…

Child Safety Seat Checks Scheduled

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Harrisburg – State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 15 – 21. In addition, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.” “I urge all parents and caregivers to get their seats checked, because using the right seat in the right position is so important to children’s safety,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Anyone who transports children has the responsibility to make sure they’re legally and correctly secured – that’s why we work with police and safety partners to make child safety resources available year-round.” PennDOT funds resources such as training and educational materials for 145 fitting stations across Pennsylvania, at which more than 5,000 car seats were checked last year. The checkups are designed to teach drivers the proper installation and use of child safety sea…

Meeting on Tuesday for
Congress Street Neighborhood Plan

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Representatives from Derck and Edson will be sharing information gained as part of the revitalization strategy planning process for the designated NPP area. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church and will feature statistical information as well as committee specific items for neighborhood stakeholders. If you are willing to participate in shaping the future of the NPP area please plan on attending this session. Lisa Keck noted, “This meeting will showcase the comprehensive data collection and creative approach to neighborhood revitalization utilized in developing a strategy for moving forward with efforts. Everyone is encouraged to attend and be part of the critical first step in changing this community for the better.” Topics that will be discussed during the meeting will include and are not limited to: fa├žade projects, infrastructure improvements, clean-ups, committees, block parties and neighborhood engagement. The news leader of the…

Fire, Ambulance Grant Applications Available

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Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced area emergency response organizations may now submit applications for the 2013-14 Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (FCVASGP). The program is funded through state gaming proceeds. “Since its inception, the grant program has provided more than $3.2 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area,” Causer said. “This program is an important investment in the safety of our citizens and our communities.” Grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. A total of $30 million will be awarded through the program. Grants to eligible fire companies will be contingent on their agreeing to participate in and report information using the Pennsylvania Fire Information Reporting System (PennFI…

St. Bonaventure University Dedicates,
Blesses New Swan Business Center

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By Tom Missel
Director of Media Relations/Marketing
St. Bonaventure University formally dedicated a new academic building for the second time in five years Thursday, blessing the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center. The state-of-the-art home to the university’s acclaimed School of Business officially opened Aug. 25 with an open house for students on the eve of the academic year. But university officials waited until Thursday to honor donors, designers, builders and faculty. “This afternoon, we celebrate an extraordinary addition to our landscape, one that promises to lead the campus in a transformation of our teaching and learning paradigm,” said Mari Snyder, ’90, co-chair of the School of Business Advisory Council. “At the same time, it signals what we have known for some time — that St. Bonaventure’s School of Business is world-class, and it now has a facility befitting that distinction.” Snyder is vice president of Social Responsibility and Community Engagement…

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Gets Grant Money

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Potter County, is one of 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania that will receive funding under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). The funds will support information technology upgrades used for documenting the diagnosis and treatment of patients. “Healthcare delivery to our rural communities can be challenging,” stated Rep. Thompson. “These types of grants level the playing field with our urban counterparts, and will assist Cole Memorial in upgrading their current technologies to meet the changing industry standards and better serve the people of Coudersport and the surrounding communities.” Cole Memorial will receive approximately $7,500 that will be used to support the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the new diagnosis and procedure code sets used by hospitals to group and identify patient encounters.…

Casey Bill Would Increase Funding for
Bridges Owned By Counties, Municipalities

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Washington, DC- As Pennsylvania struggles to upgrade bridges across the state, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today unveiled a bipartisan proposal to increase funding for bridges owned by counties and municipalities. McKean County has the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the state with 96 of 221 (43.4 percent) listed as deficient, according to figures provided by Casey's office. Casey’s bipartisan bill was introduced with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and could increase funding for these so-called ‘off system’ bridges by about $30 million in Pennsylvania. During last year’s transportation bill, Casey and Blunt successfully teamed up to add additional funds to these bridges and this legislation will renew that effort. That effort resulted in $74 million being set aside for Pennsylvania bridges in fiscal year 2013. “Investing in our state’s crumbling bridges will create jobs and ensure our counties and municipalities have safe and reliable transportation s…

Man in Court on Drug Charges -- Again

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A Bradford man sentenced last week on drug charges waived a preliminary hearing today on a different set of charges. 20-year-old Zachery Dahlke allegedly had a baggie of marijuana at a Crosby’s store in Bradford Township on Christmas Day last year. He’s charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He’s free on $25,000 unsecured bail. Last week in McKean County Court he was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and 120 hours of community service for possession with intent to deliver. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Crash Near Lewis Run Crosby's

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Crash on Route 219 in Lewis Run across from Crosby's. No injuries, but traffic control has been requested. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Flames Rage on Jersey Shore Boardwalk

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Flames are spreading rapidly along the boardwalk in Seaside Park at the Jersey Shore after a fire started at Kohr's Ice Cream shop. The fire, which started around 2:30 p.m., appears to be getting larger, as video from Skyforce10 shows dark, thick smoke and flames rising from several block along the boardwalk. Read more at NBC.com. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Three-Car Crash on Route 6

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A four-year-old girl is dead following a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Route 6 in Roulette Township. The girl, who was in a safety seat, was pronounced dead at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Police say a car driven by 23-year-old Kelly Bresnahan of Dalton crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck driven by 59-year-old Douglas Merck of Murrysville, and then hit a pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Andrew Chapman Smethport. Merck and Bresnahan were transported to area hospitals with moderate injuries. A three year-old boy and 27-year-old Tiffany Kowalewski of Mount Cary were flown by helicopter to out of town hospitals for treatment. Chapman wasn't injured. Police are continuing their investigation.
Route 6 is closed in Roulette Township from Trout Brook Road to Reed Run Road. ~~~ Emergency crews are on their way to a three-vehicle crash on Route 6 in Roulette Township. Emergency radio reports indicate that five people are involved, ther…

Cemetery Office Damaged

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The maintenance office of a Ridgway-area cemetery was damaged sometime between 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and 8 o’clock this morning. Police someone attempted to enter the office at Parklawn Memorial Gardens on Boot Jack Road through a side window. The person used a small object to try to get in through the window, damaging the window frame. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Ridgway-based state police. Image from Google Earth © The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

One Book Bradford
The Aviator's Wife

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One Book Bradford has chosen Melanie Benjamin's "The Aviator's Wife" as its "community read" for this season. This work of historical fiction gives reader's look into the lives the Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh, through Benjamin's eyes. Often overshadowed by her husband, Anne was accomplished in her own right -- a successful author and the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. As always, One Book Bradford has lined up events to complement the book. The first is an "Aviator's Lunch" on October 5 at The Runway Bar & Grill at Bradford Regional Airport. Airport Manager Tom Frungillo will give a presentation on the history of the airport. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Bradford Area Public Library. Bruce Klein will be on hand to give people rides in his biplane (for a fee) at the peak of fall foliage season. The One Book Bradford season will culminate with a visit fr…

Drill at SCI Forest

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UPDATE 11 a.m.: The Full Scale Exercise at SCI Forest has been completed. The institution has returned to normal operations at this time. SCI Forest is conducting a Full Scale Exercise at this time. It started at 8:26 a.m. Please do not be alarmed by extra Law Enforcement Officers in the area or around the the institution. This is only an exercise. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City Firefighters Remember 9/11

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Photo by Kimm BrownThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 9/11/13

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City of Bradford Police on Wednesday investigated the attempted theft of a motor vehicle from Main Street, disturbances on East Main and Congress streets and harassment on Main Street and Campus Drive. Officers also looked into suspicious activity on Euclid and Homestead avenues. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Gardening Classes at Destinations-Bradford

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Destinations-Bradford is hosting tow gardening programs taught by local Businessman and Homesteader, Jim Machuga. These classes are in addition to the general outreach programs already in place. Fall Planting- It’s Not Over “, will be held on Tuesday, September 17thh at 2:15pm. With this session you can learn what you can do to extend the fall growing and harvest time for your garden. Gardening can aide with healthy food choices, promote physical and social activity and help persons and families cut food expenses. “Preparing Your Garden For 2014”, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th at 2:15pm. What should you do to be ready for the 2014 growing season? Come and find out. It’s closer than you think. Both classes will be held at Destinations-Bradford, 1 Main Street. Classes are free and open to the public. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please contact Destinations-Bradford to reserve your seat. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947