Friday, May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Todd Borden of Olean has been sentenced to a year in jail for breaking into an Olean building last December and intimidating a witness in January. He was also sentenced on a theft charged from November of last year.
Jeremy Foster of Salamanca will spend 5 years on probation for breaking into a Town of Portville building in December of 2013.
Ms. Kahle is Bradford native and a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Community and Economic Development with a specialization in Historic Architecture Preservation and Restoration.
Sara Andrews, OECD Executive Director, commented “The OECD is pleased to have Chelsea come on board as the new Main Street Manager. Chelsea’s education and enthusiasm for historic preservation and community development will be an asset as we continue to focus on the growth and revitalization of our historic downtown core."
Chelsea will be starting in her new position on June 1, 2015 and will be working closely with the former Main Street Manager, Anita Dolan, the staff of the OECD and other partner organizations such as the Downtown Bradford Revitalization Corporation, the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Bradford Business District Authority.
Police say 25-year-old Shane Rice crashed the vehicle early Tuesday morning in Seneca Avenue in Olean. Rice and the children were taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Besides aggravated DWI, Rice was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and driving without a license.
Starting in January of 2010 52-year-old Richard Garza of Houston conspired with James Leon, Richard Himbury, Daniel Garza and others.
On November 15, 2011, Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at James Leon's home the Town of Coldspring, where they found a grocery bag full of marijuana in the living room and a canister containing about four ounces of cocaine in the bathroom.
James Leon, Himbury, and Daniel Garza have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
City council on Tuesday approved on first reading a $250,000 general obligation bond that will go toward building the homes on Elm and Congress streets.
OEDC Executive Director Sara Andrews explained that loan will be repaid from the sale of the homes, the same way it was with the homes on Pearl and School streets.
She says construction on the first home should start next month. Two others should start later in the summer. The fourth may not be built until next year.
“It’s great to see some new construction going up in the city – that people can come in and buy a new home,” said Councilman Fred Proper.
Andrews added that a study done concerning the homes on Pearl and School streets showed that the taxes collected from the new homes is 217 percent higher than the taxes collected from the old homes that were there.
She added that the homes also provide affordable housing opportunities in the community. “It’s better housing, much better housing,” said Mayor Tom Riel. “The tax amount might have doubled, but the quality more than doubled.”
Also Tuesday, council approved a payment of $9,000 to Tom Vickery for emergency demolition of 3-5 Main Street, where bricks on the back of the building collapsed several weeks ago, causing a safety hazard.
Spotted Lanternfly Could Hurt Wine, Logging Industries
On Sept. 22, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, confirmed the presence the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in Berks County, as part of its responsibility to identify plants/weeds, insects and mites, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses that impact Pennsylvania’s natural resources, flora and economy.
On Nov. 1, 2014, the Commonwealth announced a quarantine with the intent to restrict the movement of this pest. This is the first detection of Spotted Lanternfly in the United States. The Spotted Lanternfly is a planthopper from Asia, specifically found in China, Korea, India, Vietnam, and parts of eastern Asia. It is an invasive insect in Korea where it was introduced in 2006 and since has attacked 25 plant species which also grow in Pennsylvania.. In the U.S. it has the potential to greatly impact the grape, fruit tree and logging industries. This pest attacks many hosts including grapes, apples, pines, stone fruits and more than 70 additional species. Early detection is vital to the effective control of this pest and the protection of PA businesses and agriculture.
Beginning in late April to early May nymphs will hatch from egg masses laid on smooth bark, stone, and other vertical surfaces. Nymphs will complete four immature stages. The first stage is black with white spots and wingless. As it grows, the Spotted Lanternfly will start to develop red patches in addition to the white spots. Nymphs spread from the initial site by crawling and feeding on woody and non-woody plants.
Adults can be seen as early as July and take on a much different appearance. Adults at rest have a black head and grayish wings with black spots. The tips of the wings are a combination of black rectangular blocks with grey outlines. When startled or flying the Spotted Lanternfly will display hind wings that are red and black blocks with a white stripe dividing them. The red portion of the wing is also adorned with black spots. The abdomen is also a yellowish white with bands of black on the top and bottom. While a poor flyer, the Spotted Lanternfly is a strong jumper.
Read more, and see more pictures, at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_24476_10297_0_43/http%3B/10.41.0.77/AgWebsite/ProgramDetail.aspx?name=Spotted-Lanternfly&navid=12&parentnavid=0&palid=150&
“We are still recovering from a very dry fall and below-normal precipitation this winter,” Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “These factors have contributed to low groundwater and surface water levels mostly in the northeast and central portions of the state.”
The 27 counties under the drought watch are Berks, Bradford, Cambria, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Westmoreland, and Wyoming.
The lack of groundwater recharge can cause well-fed water supplies, both private and public, to go dry. All Pennsylvanians are advised to heed this drought watch by conserving their water use and consumption.
To reduce water use, residents can:
• Run water only when absolutely necessary by avoiding running water while brushing teeth or turning on the shower many minutes before use
• Check for household leaks; a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day
• Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads
• Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, steps, and sidewalks
• Wash the car with water from a bucket; if a hose is used, control the flow with an automatic shut off nozzle
• Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only, do not water the street or sidewalk
• Use soaker hoses and trickle irrigation systems to reduce the amount of water used by 20 to 50 percent
• Mulch around shrubs and garden plants to reduce evaporation from the soil and inhibit weeds.
• Plant native plants that require less care and water than ornamental varieties
• Cover swimming pools to prevent evaporation
• Adjust the lawn mower to a higher setting to provide natural ground shade and to promote water retention by the soil
DEP has notified all water suppliers in the affected areas of the need to monitor their supplies, particularly those that rely upon groundwater, and update their drought contingency plans as necessary.
A drought watch declaration is the first and least-severe level of the state’s three drought classifications. It calls for a voluntary five percent reduction in non-essential water use.
Through a cooperative program with the U.S. Geological Survey, DEP helps fund a statewide network of gauges to monitor groundwater levels and stream flows. This network provides the state’s drought coordinator with comprehensive data that is used to determine drought classifications. In addition to precipitation, groundwater and stream flow levels, DEP monitors soil moisture and water supply storage. This data is shared with other state and federal agencies.
DEP also offers water conservation recommendations and water audit procedures for commercial and industrial users, such as food processors, hotels and educational institutions.
These recommendations and additional drought information are available by clicking here or visiting DEP’s website, www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: drought.
Several EAB experts will present information on a broad range of topics regarding EAB, including:
• Emerald ash borer biology, history introduction and spread (Dr. Houping Liu, Entomologist, PA DCNR)
• Pennsylvania Ash Management Plan (Dr. Donald Eggen, PA DCNR)
• Long-term ash conservation/seed collection protocols (Robert Karrfalt, USFS National Seed Laboratory)
• EAB impacts on forests; survivor ash; resistance breeding program; and recommendations for landowners (Dr. Charlie Flower, University of Illinois at Chicago)
For more information about this workshop, please contact:
• Kristen Giger, National Wild Turkey Federation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Andrea Hille, Allegheny National Forest at: email@example.com
The Allegheny National Forest is also planning two projects regarding the study and treatment of the emerald ash borer. Information about these projects can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/allegheny/landmanagement/projects
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that take into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Zippo/Case Museum. We appreciate our guests that took the time to complete a review of our Museum on TripAdvisor,” said Kathleen Jones, retail marketing manager at Zippo. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”
"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron president of TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine.”
When police found Wrazen, they charged him with assault and reckless endangerment. He’s in Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Dave LaFame began his career in entertainment more than three decades ago, playing bass guitar and singing with numerous bands in London, England. From there he surged into a successful career onstage, moved to Canada and eventually built up a successful career as an actor, singer and musician. He amassed numerous credits on television, in film and on stage, and along the way developed a sterling reputation as a hard worker and a team player.
PNC Bank and Beefeater’s Restaurant are co-sponsors of this new series.
Tickets are priced at $20 each and will be available for the general public August 10th. A season subscription for all 6 shows in the 2016 Summer Concert Series is only $100 and will go on sale July 1. Information will be forthcoming at the BCPAC office 814-362-2522, or online at www.bcpac.com.
They are Ben McDonald and Jack Toncich of Ridgway, and Marcus Zaprowski and Andrew Crandall of Salamanca, and Kenny Brant of Gowanda.
The Big 30 Game is August 1 at Parkway Field.
Lanz Young was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated incident assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses related to having sexual contact with a child younger than 13.
The alleged crimes happened on New Year’s Day in Coudersport.
Young is jailed on $50,000 bail.
State police said 67-year-old Russell Knarr of Punxsutawney swerved on his motorcycle on I-80 in Pine Creek Township. He clipped a guide rail, and was thrown from his bike. Knarr was pronounced dead at the hospital.
He was wearing a helmet at the time.
Firefighters say when they got to 314 Wayne Street at around 5:30 a.m. the house was engulfed by flames.
No one was home and no injuries were reported.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
Police say Yvonne Wolfe stole $636 dollars’ worth of deli food; Amy Jenkins, $360; and Alexis Summer, $100. They’re all from Warren. Austin Hanson of Sheffield is accused of stealing $168 worth of deli food.
Walmart’s loss prevention personnel conducted an internal investigation over a period of several months.
Police say the BB got lodged in the victim’s eyebrow, and caused a minor injury to the eyebrow.
Police didn’t say if the children are boys or girls.