Saturday, February 8, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
The resolution says:
WHEREAS, Small businesses in the United States employ 60 million Americans who live and work in our neighborhoods which in turn help to maintain the local economy; and
WHEREAS, National Small Business Weekend is a periodic nationwide event that promotes the idea of purchasing locally by urging people to shop at small businesses on the first weekend of every month; and
WHEREAS, The event promotes the notions of buying local and buying American and asks businesses to offer more American-made products to further strengthen our national economy; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the first weekend of each month in 2014 as "National Small Business Weekend" in Pennsylvania.
Senator Mike Stack sponsored the resolution and says shopping locally at a neighborhood small business means there’ll be fewer empty store fronts, less crime in our business districts, higher property values, and more shopping choices.
Bradford Hospital Foundation board member, Mr. Harvey Golubock, will again serve as Emcee for the evening. “We are delighted to be celebrating our fourth annual Spring Swing event. This important undertaking, while recognizing the extraordinary contributions of the honorees, has provided much needed funding for critical updates and resources to BRMC,” remarked Golubock.
Event sponsors include: Halloran Philanthropies/American Refining Group Inc.; Shell Oil Company; Bradford Regional Medical Center Medical Staff; Minard Run Oil Co., Northwest Savings Bank and J.E. O’Mara and Dr. Kimberly S. Young. In 2013 awards were presented to George Blaisdell Duke, and Anil G. Pradhan, M.D. In 2012 honorees were Zenaide S. Still and M. Javed Akhtar, M.D. The inaugural 2011 Spring Swing Gala recipients were Reverend Leo J. Gallina and Widad E. Bazzoui, M.D.
Interested parties can contact the Bradford Regional Medical Center Foundation at 814-362-3200.
Representatives of 15 organizations will be available from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 10, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The fair is open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resume and dress in business attire.
Attendees can learn about summer and full-time employment, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities.
Those expected to participate are Abraxas Youth and Family Services, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Community Nurses Inc., Upper Allegheny Health Systems (including Bradford Regional Medical Center, the Pavilion at BRMC and Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital), Elk Regional Health Center, Lakeview Senior Care, Bradford Ecumenical Home Inc., Bradford Manor, DuBois Regional Medical Center, HomeCare & Hospice/Total Senior Care, Pediatric Services of America, Sena Kean Manor, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, Warren General Hospital, and WCA Hospital of Jamestown, N.Y.
For more information, contact Dr. Holly Spittler, associate dean of student affairs and director of career services at 814-362-7647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or email@example.com.
The recipients are: Bradford Ecumenical Home Inc. - sweet treats gala; Bradford Family YMCA - youth after-school program; CARE for Children - parent/professional training; Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County - outreach programming; Dickinson Mental Health - holiday events; Growing With Grace Christian Preschool - security update; McKean County 4-H - adult leadership training; McKean County Historical Society - community programs; and McKean County Special Olympics - aquatics program.
“We are so grateful to all our donors for their support, which makes programs like these possible,” said Avey. Local non-profit, 501(c)3 agencies may submit a request for up to $1,500 per quarter. The category supports programs independent of those benefiting from monthly allocations that have the potential to impact the local community, encouraging innovative approaches to meeting service needs, and produce specific and measurable outcomes.
Pictured, United Way of the Bradford Area Executive Director, Mandi Wilton Davis (l) recently spent time at the Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County with Director Mikele Bay (c) and Forensic Interviewer Mindi Brown (r). The CAC is one of the newest agencies to receive funding from the local United Way.
United Way photo
Troopers say they got a call about a man trying to break into one of the apartments and subsequently arrested 31-year-old Jacob Offhaus of Delevan for burglary and criminal mischief.
He’s in Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail.
23-year-old Justin “Fuzzy” Schlopy went to 54 Elm Street in August of 2012, filled a garbage can with clothes and alcohol and set it on fire.
The fire left nine people homeless and killed several dogs, cats and birds.
In July of 2012 he tried to set the same building on fire using gasoline.
27-year-old Jerome “B-Boy” Hayes, who had lived in Bradford and Kane, was wanted on drug, assault and theft charges.
He had been on the Cattaraugus County Most Wanted List for the assault and theft charges when police found him in Allegany with 8.6 grams of heroin and 16 oxycodone pills.
This time, he’s jailed without bail.
Police say 37-year-old Richard Williams Jr. contacted a woman’s employer in Jamestown, attempting to discredit her and get her fired. He allegedly stated on several occasions that he was with New York State Police.
Williams is charged with criminal impersonation and aggravated harassment.
Homicide by vehicle charges have been filed against an Eldred man who was driving an SUV that crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing an 8-year-old Shinglehouse boy.
21-year-old Tieler Raymo is also charged with aggravated assault by vehicle and recklessly endangering another person.
The crash happened on the afternoon of February 8, 2013, on East Valley Road in Smethport. Police say Raymo was speeding on the wrong side of the road that was covered with slush.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Because of the allegations BRMC has suspended Sosic’s admitting privileges, effective immediately, pending the outcome of the investigation.
City police have also requested a search warrant for the hospital.
In an affidavit of probable cause asking for the search warrant, police say they “believe there exists enough evidence to show that there are documents and records located at Bradford Regional Medical Center which will show a common plan or scheme. ... this documentation will provide further evidence showing a pattern of Sosic’s misconduct while working at Bradford Regional Medical Center.”
The allegations, which date back to 2008, first came to light on Wednesday when police filed misdemeanor charges of indecent assault and harassment against Sosic in connection to an alleged incident on January 27.
He is accused of inappropriately touching a physicians assistant intern in the break room of his Boylston Street office. The affidavit says that after he touched her inappropriately she told him “no” numerous times, but he continued touching her. He then make sexually graphic comments to her and said he wanted to do an examination on her.
After she left the room, the affidavit says, he followed her, continued touching her. She left and called her college advisor, who told her to discontinue her clinical rotation with him immediately. Sosic called her later, attempting to apologize, but she did not take the call.
Earlier today, charges were filed in connection to a June 2012 incident in which he is accused of inappropriately touching a patient while she was in his office for an ultrasound. She described a hug as being “an uncomfortable long time” and said as she began to pull away he tried to kiss her, according to the affidavit.
After she told him “no” multiple times as he was inappropriately touching her he “backed off” and then told her “he liked her and thought she was pretty and she was a good mom and a good patient,” the affidavit says. He then asked that she “keep this between them.”
In May of 2008 a co-worker of Sosic’s at BRMC said that working in the operating room he had been making “off color comments” for a few weeks and then had started touching her inappropriately. He also allegedly told her to come to his office at 8 p.m. after it was closed.
She immediately reported the incident to supervisors at BRMC, but says she quit her job because of these incidents.
According to papers filed today in District Judge Dominic Cercone’s office Bradford City Police received a report on Saturday, June 16, 2012, regarding an indecent assault against a patient that occurred at the office of Dr. Abaz Sosic. The woman said that after an examination Sosic hugged her, attempted to kiss her, placed his hand on her buttocks, grabbed her breast and attempted to put his hand down the front of her pants.
Sosic will be arraigned on these charges, as well as those filed yesterday, on February 18.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Police say the crashed about at about 1:45 p.m. on Route 66 when the rig went out of control while going around a curve, slid across the road, jack-knifed and eventually came to rest in a ditch.
The diesel fuel was contained and collected by the Kane Fire Department and Big Dog’s Towing, which also towed the tractor-trailer from the scene.
The driver, 40-year-old Gianluca Spinola of Haddon Township, New Jersey, and his passenger, were not hurt.
37-year-old Kathleen Douglas is accused of driving under the influence of prescription medication back in August when she crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Route 219 and Meade Run Road.
Her 6-year-old nephew and four St. Marys residents also died in the crash and her 10-year-old son was seriously injured.
Douglas remains jailed on $750,000 bail.
According to court papers, on January 27 in the break room of his Boylston Street office Sosic grabbed the woman’s buttocks and made “very graphic and sexual” comments to her.
Sosic is scheduled for arraignment February 18 in District Judge Dominic Cercone’s office.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Police say they were called to Kane Community Hospital Sunday afternoon to a speak with an assault victim and learned that during the victim’s party 18-year-old Taylor Dyne showed up at his apartment and was told he couldn’t join the party. The next day, Dyne went to the victim’s home and pushed, punched and kicked him. The victim suffered a cut above his eye that needed stitches as well as bruises around his other eye and several minor scratches and abrasions on other parts of his body, according to papers filed in District Judge Rich Luther's office.
Dyne is in McKean County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Seneca Nation Marshals stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of Route 219 on November 25 and found that 40-year-old Dean Pepper and a woman had been involved in a domestic incident. They learned that Pepper assaulted and strangled the victim in his vehicle in Olean, then drove to the Town of Carrollton.
Pepper is scheduled for sentencing on April 7 in Cattaraugus County Court.
31-year-old Justin Cramer is charged with attempted murder and related offenses in connection to the stabbing of Carey Mills Jr. at Mills’ Limestone Run home on December 12.
Mills had to be taken to UPMC Hamot after the stabbing.
The case has been adjourned for motions.
Born July 30, 1924 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Gaetano and Liberata (Alviti) Pace.
On July 16, 1941, in Bradford, she married Foster W. Cannon, who passed away September 17, 1994.
She was a 1941 graduate of Bradford High School.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church.
Mrs. Cannon was known for her cake decorating and operated Fran's Cake and Candy from 1965 until 2010. She was also certified by Wilton Cake Decorating Company as an instructor and won a gold medal award for a national cake decorating competition.
She is survived by four sons, Foster A. (Eileen) Cannon, of Frisco, TX; Paul R. (Julie) Cannon, John C. Cannon and Greg L. (Teri) Cannon, all of Bradford; a sister, Shirley (Raymond) Duggan, of Hamburg, NY; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and loving family members.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Matthew W. Cannon, who passed away May 21, 1994 and four sisters, Christina Agnes Roundsville, Vivian Bottorf, Norma Bunce and Laura Florentine.
Family will be receiving friends from 3-5 & 7-9 PM Thursday, February 6, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. East Main St, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 PM, Friday, February 7, 2014, followed by a 2PM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Church, with Rev. Raymond Gramata, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired can be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Main Street Bradford, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Monday, February 3, 2014
Axle Tankersley is accused of calling the victim 40 times from the McKean County Jail before the number was blocked. According to papers filed in District Judge Dominic Cercone’s office, Tankersley told the victim to not show up for court, to lie about what happened and to make up a story about being too drunk to remember.
On October 5 Tankersley allegedly smashed windows in the victim’s car r 5 and then assaulted her to the point that she blacked out. She was treated at BRMC for severe facial injuries.
Tankersley remains in jail.
The child’s father, 21-year-old Harvey Rose, told police he was preparing to give the baby a bath and placed a container of steaming hot water on a table, and the infant next to the container, and then left the room, according to papers filed in District Judge Rich Luther’s office. He said he came back to the room four minutes later and the water had spilled onto the baby.
Rose continued to bathe and dress the baby, and then took the infant to a caregiver to be fed. The caregiver discovered the burns. She and the baby’s mother then took the baby to BRMC. The child was later transferred to Buffalo Children’s Hospital.
Police learned that the baby had a twin and, when they back to Brennan Street to check on the other infant, they found marijuana in the house and marijuana packaged for sale in Rose’s pocket.
Rose is charged with felony counts of Endangering the welfare of children and neglect of care for a dependent person, as well as several drug offenses. He’s jailed on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for a court appearance on Thursday.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
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