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Craig Hartburg to Receive Pitt-Bradford's
Presidential Medal of Distinction

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Craig Hartburg, chairman of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Advisory Board since 2005, will receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction, the university’s highest honor, at this year’s commencement ceremony. Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford, will present the medal to Hartburg at the 2015 commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. April 26. “Craig has provided outstanding leadership for the last 10 years as chair of the Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board,” Alexander said. “He is very deserving of the high honor not only for his service and leadership, but also for his longstanding support and commitment to our campus and its students.” Hartburg said, “It is a tremendous honor to receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction from Pitt-Bradford. I am humbled to join the company of those who have received this esteemed award.” Hartburg has been a member of Pitt-Bradford’s Advisory Board since 2000 and also serves on its Executive Committee and Go…

Obituary
Francis Gleason

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Francis E. "Nut" Gleason Sr., a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, 85, of 36 Rockland Ave., passed away, Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Olean General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 4, 1930, in Olean he was a son of the late Stanley M. and Ellen (Durnein) Gleason, Sr. On December 26, 1953 in St. Francis Church he married Nancy (Young) Gleason who survives. Mr. Gleason was a 1948 graduate of St. Bernard High School. After high school he worked for Denning Construction. On April 4, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. On January 11, 1953 he was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He returned to Bradford and worked for Denning construction again until he and his brother, Stanley purchased the company and renamed it S.M. Gleason & Company. Fran served as vice president for several years. The company built many projects in the surrounding Bradford area. Fran was well known for his bricklay…

Spring Cleanup Starts Next Week

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SBU Senior Prepares to Present
Original Production ‘…as yet untitled’

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By Jessica Joy Laursen
SBU ’17
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., April 10, 2015 — St. Bonaventure University senior theater major Victoria “Tori” Lanzillo is preparing to present her capstone project, an original showcase production titled “…as yet untitled,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Garret Theater. Admission is free and the show is open to the public. All theater majors at SBU do a capstone project, which can take the form of a staged play or showcase, a design or research project. After four years of acting, directing, design and tech classes in theater, Lanzillo, of Victor, N.Y., said she knew she wanted to showcase what she has learned to complete capstone project requirement. She decided to put together “…as yet untitled,” which features some of her favorite scenes, songs and monologues. Selections in the show include scenes and monologues from “Elemeno Pea,” “Proof,” “More Than Before” and “Almost Maine,” as well as song duets from “The Baker’s Wife” and “The Unauthoriz…

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Shinglehouse Man Escapes Injury

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A Shinglehouse man escaped injury when his car flipped over on Kings Run Road in Ceres Township Thursday afternoon. Kane-based state police say 19-year-old Austin Dickerson was just east of Barbertown Road at 5:15 p.m. when his car left the road and flipped onto his roof. Dickerson was wearing his seatbelt, and was cited for not staying in his lane. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Police Looking for Vehicle Vandal

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City police need your help. Sometime overnight a person or persons seriously damaged a vehicle on Collins Court. It was spray painted, the front and back windows were smashed out, and three tires were flattened. The words “Got Ya” were painted in gold on the driver’s side door. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 887-4911 or leave them a message on Facebook. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

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City of Bradford Police Log for 4/08/15

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City of Bradford Police on Wednesday investigation a possible drug equipment violation on School Street as well as disturbances on West Washington, South Center and Clarence streets. They also looked into suspicious activity on Chestnut Street and dealt with traffic issues on Tibbetts and Belleview avenues, and East Main and Petrolia streets. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Downtown Bradford Receives
National Accreditation

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HARRISBURG, PA- Downtown Bradford is one of 40 Pennsylvania downtowns that have been named “National Accredited Programs” by the National Main Street Center. Receiving National Accreditation Main Street Program status is seen as a prominent recognition. Accredited Main Street programs are evaluated annually by their coordinating program. PDC, the coordinating program of Main Street programs in Pennsylvania, is proud to see these downtowns acknowledged for their determination to meet Main Street principles. All of the 40 communities have met the ten performance standards required by NMSC. These standards include topics such as training requirements, planning methods, and community involvement. All Main Street programs involved have worked together to build an accomplished community revitalization effort through training and education. Receiving national accreditation shows that these programs are dedicated to creating a change in their community and leading as an example …

Speaker Turzai Visits Bradford

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Speaker of the State House Mike Turzai this afternoon participated in a roundtable discussion on DEP's proposed regulations for conventional oil and gas drillers. It was held in the Wick Chapel at Pitt-Bradford. In the evening, he was the keynote speaker for the McKean County GOP spring dinner. The roundtable discussion focused in large part on new drilling regulations being proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and how those regulations could devastate the industry. The lawmakers heard from representatives of Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers (PIPP), Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), Penn Grade Crude Coalition (PGCC) and American Refining Group (ARG). “I invited the speaker to come here because it was important that he hear from the conventional oil and gas producers who are on the front lines fighting to keep their businesses afloat – and their workers employed – in the face of overregulation by DEP,” Causer said. “This…

Obituary
Rick Pecora

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Richard P. Pecora Jr. 45 of Bradford, passed away, Wednesday April 8, 2015 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, after a brief battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

BRMC Post Surplus for Fourth Year

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Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC), a member of Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS), posted a surplus of $2,078,035 in 2014. The announcement was part of Wednesday’s presentation at the Bradford Club by Timothy J. Finan, President and CEO of BRMC and Upper Allegheny Health System, before an audience of more than 100 community members at the hospital’s Annual Meeting. Finan reported the surplus on hospital revenues of $70,826,456 in 2014. It was the fourth consecutive year BRMC has posted an operating surplus. Finan said the four years of surpluses came after several consecutive years of losses by the hospital prior to the formation of Upper Allegheny Health System. “The formation of Upper Allegheny Health System has provided $4 million of financial benefit annually to our member hospitals,” Finan said in a news release provided to WESB. “Had it not been for the formation of UAHS, our hospitals would no doubt be in a difficult place today.” While pleased with the re…

Man Who Distributed
Indecent Material to Minors Sentenced

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A man who admitted to distributing indecent material to minors in two counties last year will spend the next year-and-a-half to three years in a New York state prison. 24-year-old Shawn Washington gave the material to a minor in Olean on August 23, according to previous WESB reports. The Cattaraugus County sentence will run at the same as the sentenced he’s currently serving for handing out materials in September in Belmont. In December in Allegany County Court he was sentenced to 2 ½ to 7 years for that. Washington was on probation for a string of burglaries in Allegany County in 2012 when he committed the other crimes. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

PSP to Carry Naloxone

Harrisburg – The Wolf Administration today announced that the Pennsylvania State Police would begin carrying the life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote, naloxone. Naloxone, also known by the brand name “Narcan” is a prescription medicine that rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses. Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more people than fatal motor vehicle accidents. In 2013, about 2,400 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. “Pennsylvanians are dying every day from drug overdose, so it is critical to have naloxone in the hands of our state police and first responders who may be first on the scene of an overdose situation,” said the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Acting Secretary Gary Tennis. “We are grateful for the donations and support that we have received from the health insurance community to ensure we have naloxone available statewide. I thank them for their support which is a first ste…

Doctor Sentenced for Child Porn

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A Corry-area family practice doctor will spend three years and three months in federal prison on child pornography charges. 47-year-old William Blazes had thousands of images and movies on his computer showing children engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The images were discovered by employees at Corry Memorial Hospital. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Creek

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A tractor-trailer crashed on I-86 this morning and then dove into Ishua Creek just west of the Hinsdale exit. The driver, 51-year-old Jeffrey Spencer of Ohio was still in the cab of the truck when firefighters got there to find the entire rig halfway submerged. A swiftwater rescue team was called in to get Spencer out of the truck. He was taken to Olean General Hospital for evaluation. Portville Truck was able to get the tractor-trailer out of the creek, but it had to stay on the side of the road until all the water drained out of it. Police haven’t said yet what caused the accident but they do say it was raining and the road was slick when the crash happened at around 9 a.m. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947