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Weekend Show Times for Main Street Movie House

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SaturdayAMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p 9:00p 9:30p STRANGE MAGIC
(PG) Running Time 1:39
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p SundayAMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p STRANGE MAGIC (PG) Running Time 1:39
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 1/30/15

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Besides helping out with the jackknifed tractor-trailer on Route 219, City of Bradford Police on Friday investigated a motor vehicle accident on Boylston Street and were called to traffic/parking problem on Bolivar Drive and Lincoln Avenue. They also got calls about harassment on Lorana Avenue and a public nuisance on Cornen Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

DeAndre Simmons Returns to Pitt-Bradford

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Fresh from a performance at Carnegie Hall in honor of Marilyn Horne’s 81st birthday, American bass DeAndre Simmons will return to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Feb. 6 for a recital in Bromeley Family Theater. Tickets for the concert, which will begin at 8 p.m., are $12 and $16 for the public and $5 for all students. Included in the ticket price is a Valentine’s Day-themed pre-show reception that will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature hors d’oeuvres and chocolates. Simmons last sang at Pitt-Bradford’s 50th anniversary gala in 2013, when he wowed the audience with his velvety voice and captivating stage presence. A frequent recitalist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, with the Music Academy of the West orchestra and for opera “Cyrano” with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. New York Times critic Vivien Schweitzer said of his performance for Horne’s birthday, “Mr. Simmons used his elegant voice to fine effect.” Simmons will sing classica…

UAHS Elects 2015 Board of Directors

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OLEAN, NY - Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS), parent company of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, elected its 2015 Board of Directors Officers at the organization’s annual meeting January 28. Five Board members were re-elected to three-year terms. The new officers include: Board Chair, Brenda McGee, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, St. Bonaventure University; Vice Chair, Muhammed Javed, M.D., Nephrologist at Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center; Secretary, Richard Roupe, Chief Financial Officer, Zippo Manufacturing Company; Treasurer, Martin Digel, President and CEO, Hamlin Bank and Trust. These individuals were also elected as Board officers of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center. Prior to her election as Board Chair, Ms. McGee served as Vice Chair of the UAHS Board of Directors, Olean General Hospital Board of Directors and Bradford Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. …

Weekend Show Times for Main Street Movie House

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Friday:AMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
4:00p 7:00p 9:00p 9:30p STRANGE MAGIC
(PG) Running Time 1:39
4:00p 7:00p SaturdayAMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p 9:00p 9:30p STRANGE MAGIC
(PG) Running Time 1:39
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p SundayAMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p STRANGE MAGIC (PG) Running Time 1:39
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Take Your Valentine to
Dinner and a Show!

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Obituary
Shirley Ruffner

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Shirley J. Ruffner, 75, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, of 155 Summer St., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Bradford Manor. Born August 8, 1939 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Louis E. and Burles (Glady) Valerius. On April 26, 1958, in Bradford she married Merle E. Ruffner who survives. Mrs. Ruffner attended Bradford High School. She was a stay at home mom and enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church. She also enjoyed going to the Seneca Allegany Casino, camping and attending yard sales. In addition to her husband of 56 years, she is survived by two sons Randy Ruffner and Ronald Ruffner, both of Bradford; eight grandchildren, Tristan Mackey, Hope Sherk, Alyssa Connolly, Randy Ruffner, Rhonda Moore, Heather Ruffner, Jennifer Ruffner and Jeana Ruffner, 7 great grandchildren, Garrett Moore, Lindsay Moo…

Multimedia Art Exhibition that Explores
Icelandic Landscape to Open at Pitt-Bradford

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A multimedia exhibition about the soundscape of Iceland will open next week at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s KOA Art Gallery. Montana native Burke Jam created the exhibition, “FRACTURE,” after spending a year exploring, listening to, and recording the sounds of Iceland’s landscape. In addition to field recordings, the show includes Jam’s photographs and drawings, which explore seasonal inconsistencies of light, geologic cycles and sub-tectonic movement. “My intention is to create an experiential understanding of the physical and natural world,” Jam said. Jam was raised in rural Montana and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art in 2006 and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2013 from the University of Montana. He received a Fulbright Grant for 2013-14 to travel and work in Iceland, where he spent a year researching the relationship between physical place and environmental sound. Currently he teaches at Portland (Ore.) State U…

City of Bradford Police Log for 1/29/15

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City of Bradford Police are investigating a reported rape on South Avenue Thursday morning. We’ll have more information when police make it available. Also Thursday officers investigated an assault on Interstate Parkway and motor vehicle accidents on East Main and Mechanic streets. They were called to disturbances on High and Barbour streets, and disorderly conduct on Main Street. And, they got two complaints about trespassing and one about harassment, all from Bushnell Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Bradford Man Charged With Indecent Assault

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A Bradford man has been charged with indecent assault for an incident back in November. Court records say Shawn Hochstine, the victim and three other people were in a Chautauqua Place apartment on the evening of November 20 when Hochstine started fondling the victim’s breasts, even after she and another person told him to stop. The victim tried to push his hands away, but he continued to fondle her. A short time later, she got out of the chair she was sitting in and Hochstine grabbed her hips and rubbed his groin against her buttocks. The victim said he was laughing while he was doing it. Hochstine is free on unsecured bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Accused of Stealing From Employer

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An employee of Seneca Distribution on Chestnut Street who gave his two week notice is accused of using his last few days on the job to rack up more than $1,100 worth of purchases on a company credit card. Court records say 23-year-old Michael Miller of Ellicottville gave notice on September 29 but last showed up to work on October 3. But, he made purchases on the company credit card between October 1 and October 6. On October 6, a relative of Miller’s who works for Seneca Distribution turned in Miller’s key fob and the credit card. A company supervisor contacted Miller about the unauthorized purchases and was told that if the company didn’t pay off the credit card, Miller would report them to the department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Miller is free on his own recognizance. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Angell Accepted Into ARG Program

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Bradford’s former fire chief has been accepted into McKean County’s ARD program after being charged for illegally recording conversations with other city officials. 49-year-old Chris Angell was charged with a felony count of intercepting communications after other firefighters found a recorder with the conversations on it. After successfully completing the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program Angell may ask the court to have the charge dismissed and the case expunged. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Murder Charges Filed in Cold Case
From 1991 in Clinton County

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HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown and Federal Bureau of Investigation representatives today announced that murder charges have been filed against a Beaver County man accused of killing Katherine “Kathy” Dolan Heckel of Lock Haven, Clinton County, in 1991. Loyd Groves Loyd Groves, 65, 239 Fourth St., Beaver, Beaver County, has been arrested and charged with one count of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the third degree related to Heckel’s disappearance 24 years ago. “For more than two decades, investigators have worked to bring to justice the man responsible for Kathy Heckel’s disappearance,” Attorney General Kane said. “This is a testament to the commitment and collaborative efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. We hope that the arrest of Loyd Groves brings some relief to her family, friends and colleagues. We will fiercely pursue these charges.” The Office of Attorne…

Weekend Show Times for Main Street Movie House

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Friday:AMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
4:00p 7:00p 9:00p 9:30p STRANGE MAGIC
(PG) Running Time 1:39
4:00p 7:00p SaturdayAMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p 9:00p 9:30p STRANGE MAGIC
(PG) Running Time 1:39
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p SundayAMERICAN SNIPER
(R) Running Time 2:12
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p STRANGE MAGIC (PG) Running Time 1:39
1:00p 4:00p 7:00p The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

PSU Professor to Speak on Utica Shale

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The Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center has arranged for an award-winning geoscientist as guest speaker for its next meeting. Dr. Terry Engelder’s presentation, “Utica Shale: Digging Deeper,” is especially timely, with large Utica Shale drilling projects on the drawing board in at least three sections of Potter County and in other parts of Pennsylvania. Marcellus Shale has been in the headlines for the past several years, but industry leaders say the Utica layer that’s beneath it -- more than two miles underground -- could be where the more intense local gas production takes place. Dr. Engelder will speak at 7 pm Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Gunzburger Building on Main Street in Coudersport. “There are many things we do not know about the Utica Shale, but there are signs that it’s going to be a very productive source of natural gas in our region, so the more we know, the better prepared we can be,” said Natural Gas Resource Center Director Bob Veilleux. Engelder is a geosc…

Park, Forest Drilling Ban Restored

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Governor Tom Wolf has signed an Executive Order reinstating the moratorium on gas drilling in state parks and forests. “I absolutely want to do natural gas,” Wolf said. “I think if we do it right we can create really good jobs and a great industry, and sustain a strong economy in Pennsylvania. But we have to do it right.” “But in the meantime, there are places in Pennsylvania where people really have to be able to feel that they can enjoy the scenic beauty that we have here,” Wolf said. His order supersedes an order signed by former Governor Tom Corbett in May that allowed drilling, and restores the order signed by former Governor Ed Rendell in 2010. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Homicide by Vehicle Hearing Moved

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The hearing for a Ludlow teenager who was driving a car involved in an accident that killed a high school student last summer has been moved to next month. 18-year-old Dylan Yasurek of Ludlow is charged with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance in connection to the death of 17-year-old Tristan Sauers of Ludlow, who was a senior a Kane Area High School. Police say Yasurek was speeding on Gibbs Hill Road at around 6:45 p.m. on August 23 when the car went off the road, spun around and hit a large tree. Sauers was pronounced dead at the scene. A 15-year-old girl suffered minor injuries. Yasurek is free on unsecured bail. His preliminary hearing that had been scheduled for today is now scheduled for February 23. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Log Truck, Plow Truck Collide; No One Hurt

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A log truck and a plow truck collided Tuesday afternoon in Potter County, but no one was hurt. Police say the log truck driven by 35-year-old Andrew Lawton of Duke Center was traveling east on West Branch Road in West Branch Township while the plow truck driven by 32-year-old Ryan Hershey of Gaines was facing east while plowing snow at a pull-off along the road. The plow truck went into the road in reverse at the same time the log truck crested a hill. Lawton was not able to stop the log truck because of the weight of the load and hit the front passenger side of the plow truck. No charges were filed. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 1/28/15

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City of Bradford Police are investigating two sexual assaults – one on School Street; the other on Pleasant Street. We’ll have more information on these incidents when police make it available. Also on Wednesday, officers investigated an assault on Forman Street, motor vehicle accidents on West Washington, East Main and Congress streets, and disturbances on West Corydon Street and South Avenue. Police were also asked to look into disorderly conduct on Osborne Place and suspicious activity on Forman Street. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Intimidation Charge Bound to Court

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Charges against a man accused of threatening a confidential informant with the McKean County Drug Task Force have been bound to court following a preliminary hearing. 27-year-old Alex Ita of Bradford is accused of telling the person there would be consequences if he showed up in court to testify against him. He also allegedly told a female associate of the informant that he knew the person “ratted him out.” In the drug case, Ita is accused of selling 3.5 grams of cocaine and setting up the deal by way of cell phone. He’s scheduled to appear in court next week for that case. He’s in jail without bail on the intimidation charge. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Indecent Assault Charge Withdrawn

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An indecent assault charge against a Bradford man has been withdrawn by the assistant district attorney. 32-year-old Paul Hensley had been accused of having inappropriate contact with a child. He was also charged with harassment and corruption of minors, but those charges have been withdrawn as well. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Alleged Scammer Waives Hearing

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The Bath, New York, man accused of taking nearly $30,000 for home improvement work he didn’t do in Bradford and Foster townships has waived his preliminary hearing. 51-year-old Shannon Donahue, who had previously lived in Lewis Run, allegedly took advance payments from several victims and never ordered materials or did any work. He is free on unsecured bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Accused Motor Thieves Headed to Court

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Two of the men charged for stealing an antique motor from Seneca Resources’ property and a chop saw belonging to Cummins Construction have waived their preliminary hearings. Duane Gonzalez of Bradford and Timothy Slotta of Turtlepoint allegedly sold the items to Metallico. Charges against their co-defendant, 34-year-old Joshua Everly of Bradford, were bound to court following a hearing in front of District Judge Rich Luther. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Man Jailed for Stealing Rifle

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A St. Marys man is accused of stealing a gun from the Lynch-Green Funeral Home. Police say 60-year-old Richard Prow took the antique rifle on Tuesday. Police spoke with him, recovered the rifle and took him into custody. Prow is in Elk County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947