Showing posts from November 9, 2014

Burglars Grab Elderly Woman's Throat

Someone grabbed an 87-year-old Eldred woman by throat while demanding money during a home invasion and burglary between 8:43 and 8:53 p.m. on Tuesday. State police say two people – possibly young males – forced their way into the woman’s Canfield Hollow home wearing dark clothing, knit caps and face paint. One of them grabbed the woman by the throat and demanded money. They got away with $60 and a cordless phone. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Kane-based state police. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Three-Vehicle Crash in Lewis Run

No one was hurt in a three-vehicle crash at just after 3 o’clock this afternoon on Route 219 in Lewis Run. Police say a car driven by 51-year-old Warren Goodman of New Market, Ontario, was stopped 66 feet south of Evans Drive, and a pickup truck driven by 46-year-old Cindy Reynolds of Bradford was slowing down as it approached the car. But a pickup truck driven by 22-year-old David O’Neil of Bradford didn’t stop and hit Reynolds’ pickup, which pushed it into Goodman’s car, causing disabling damage. O’Neil was cited for following too closely. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Real Life Heroes at Zippo/Case Museum

Medal of Honor recipients Lt. Col. Hal Fritz and Sgt. Sammy Davis were at the Zippo/Case Museum this afternoon to install a prototype of the commemorative Medal of Honor Zippo lighter Case knife set. And, in case you were wondering Davis -- who is known as "the real Forrest Gump" -- was wounded in the same place the fictional character was -- "In the buttocks, sir." In his speech, Fritz said after meeting Zippo and Case employees, as well as many people from the Bradford area, he believes the companies and the community represent "the spirit and core of America." You can see more pictures on our Facebook page The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Sheetz Coming to Foster Township

Foster Township is getting a Sheetz. Dave Hazelet, director of Real Estate at Sheetz, tells WESB the company is at the very beginning stages of the project, but they have signed an agreement for a long term land lease with MBC Development, LP. Hazelet says they must now begin the engineering and approval phases of the project, which could take up to 18 months. He adds that they are “hopeful that the process will move smoothly and you will see a brand new Sheetz store on a prominent corner in Foster Township … in just a couple short years.” The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Honoring Our Veterans

Medal of Honor recipients Sgt. Sammy Davis and Lt. Col. Harold Fritz took part in Veterans Day ceremonies this morning in Veterans Square in Bradford. At 3:30 this afternoon they will be at the Zippo/Case Museum, where they will install a commemorative Medal of Honor Zippo lighter/Case knife set. The public is invited.
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Fire Damages House, Destroys Garage

Fire damaged a Kane house on Saturday, and investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the blaze. The fire started in an upstairs bedroom at 432 Tionesta Avenue at just after noon. The home is owned by Holly Gausman. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Kane-based state police. Also Saturday afternoon, fire destroyed a garage on Route 6 in Keating Township. State police say Richard Thomas discovered the fire near a running motorcycle. A Jeep and some ATVs were also destroyed. That fire is also under investigation. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Couple Charged With Endangering Children, More

A man was found with a machete and a knife while Bradford police were at a home checking on the welfare of children. Court records say police got the call early Saturday morning and noticed through a window at 169 Elm Street that 25-year-old Michael Salmonson had the machete and also had blood on his face. They found the fixed blade knife under shirt while arresting him. They also found 31-year-old Kristen Moore passed out in a bedroom with suspected drugs and paraphernalia nearby. At the police station she tackled an officer and cut his neck with her finger nail. As for the children – the 1-year-old girl had a large bruise on her head and couldn’t keep her balance. She was taken to BRMC for treatment of significant injuries. The other child is a 10-year-old boy. McKean County Children and Youth Services is handling their cases. Salmonson and Moore are each facing numerous charges, and both are in McKean County Jail. Moore’s bail is $40,000; Salmonson’s is $20,000. The news leader…

Warren Native Aboard USS Makin Island

RED SEA -- Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Jesse Sternberg, a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, tightens a net around cargo during a replenishment at sea in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dennis Grube/Released)
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SBU Sophomores A Cut Above

St. Bonaventure University’s sophomore class threw a hair-razing party unlike any other college in Western New York. The Goin’ Bald for Bucks event Oct. 18 raised nearly $10,000 for cancer research and support —almost twice as much as any college in the region has ever raised. “It was just amazing to see the students’ passion for the event,” said Leah Shearer Noonan, SBU class of 2000 and program coordinator with the Teens Living with Cancer program, one of the three organizations to benefit from the fundraiser. Buffalo’s Roswell Park and Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute were the other beneficiaries. Sophomore class co-adviser Robbie Chulick, ’13, said 70 members of the Bonaventure community had their hair cut, with 15 — including freshman Sara Bermingham — being shaved bald. Local hair stylists from JCPenney, Hall of Fame Barbershop and A Jason Clemons Salon donated their time and skills, with hair from 15 students being donated to Locks of Love, an organization tha…

Wolf Names McGinty Chief of Staff

Former DEP secretary Katie McGinty is headed back to Harrisburg. Governor-elect Tom Wolf has named her his chief of staff. The 51-year-old Philadelphia native was DEP secretary under Governor Ed Rendell. She's also worked for Al Gore in the Senate and in the White House for President Bill Clinton. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Tim Hortons Employee Charged With Theft

A Tim Hortons employee is accused of stealing from the cash register. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies say 27-year-old Shawn Deahn of Olean took the money November 3 from the restaurant on Route 417. He was released on his own recognizance and scheduled to appear in Town of Allegany Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Burglary at Zoar Valley Inn Tavern

A burglary at the Zoar Valley Inn Tavern landed a man in jail over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies charged 39-year-old Gordon Brumley of North Tonawanda following the incident at about 2:30 Saturday morning. He was sent to Cattaraugus County Jail on $20,000 cash bail and scheduled to appear in East Otto Town Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Stole Car, Crashed It

A man is facing charges for stealing a car in Buffalo and then crashing it in Cattaraugus County. Sheriff’s deputies say 32-year-old Richard Presano stole the vehicle from a woman in Buffalo and then drove it off Route 353 in New Albion while he was on his way to Salamanca early Saturday morning. Presano was sent to jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Smethport Business Cited

A Smethport business has been cited for a liquor law violation. Police say employees of the Bucktail Inn sold alcohol after its restaurant liquor license expired on July 31. The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Charged After Debris
From Pickup Lands on Road

After stuff started flying out of a Cattaraugus County man’s pickup truck, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. State police were called to a complaint of debris in the road on Route 16 in Machias on Sunday and, when they arrived on the scene, they found a volunteer firefighter directing traffic around items that had fallen out of a pickup truck. They didn’t say what the items were. They did say the driver of the pickup, 57-year-old Patrick Paugh of Machias, had a blood alcohol content of .09 percent. He is scheduled to appear in Town of Machias Court. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Elm Street Gateway Project Gets
$464,700 in Grant Money

The City of Bradford has received nearly half a million dollars in grant money for the Elm Street Gateway Project. Phase four of the project includes putting in new sidewalks, street lighting, ADA compliant curb ramps and a Share-the-Road bike lane. McKean County has received $1 million to acquire the Knox & Kane Rail Corridor. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch made the announcement today. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947