Showing posts from August 24, 2014

Hershey's Introduces New Logo

Hershey’s has unveiled a new corporate logo that features an updated version of one of its most famous products. The new logo has adds a new version of a Hershey’s Kiss at the end of the company’s name and is part of what they are calling a “disciplined identity system” designed to provide more consistency. The new logo will appear on the back of packaging where the company’s name is printed. Hershey’s generates more than $7 billion a year in sales. Photo provided by The Hershey CompanyThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Historic Marker Place at Site of
Nation's First Conservation Training School

BROCKWAY – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission today placed a marker recognizing the country’s first-ever training school for conservation officers. The marker, placed in Jefferson County at Game School and Empire Ridge roads, is about 1½ miles from the site of the original Ross Leffler School of Conservation – the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s training school for law-enforcement officers. The Brockway training school not only was the first of its kind dedicated to the training of Game Protectors – law-enforcement positions that today are referred to as Wildlife Conservation Officers – it would quickly become the model for similar facilities nationwide. Addressing a crowd that gathered at a dedication ceremony at which the marker was unveiled, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough said the Ross Leffler School of Conservation has contributed immeasurably to the advancement of wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania, and it’s a contribution …

City of Bradford Police Log for 8/28/14

City of Bradford Police on Thursday looked into possible drug law violations on Merrow Avenue. They also got complaints concerning harassment on Walker and Lincoln avenues and an animal on Belleview Avenue. Officers also assisted other agencies on a number of calls. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Lake Erie Remains Identified as Human

The remains found Thursday afternoon along the Lake Erie shoreline in Chautauqua County have been determined to be a human fetus. The Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office says the fetus was found intact and had a gestational age of 18 to 20 weeks, and appears to have been separated from the mother for two to three weeks. The cause of death has been listed as Intrauterine Fetal Demise. State police and the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office are continuing the investigation to find the mother and to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of the fetus. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

DEP: 35 Water Wells in McKean County
Contaminated by Oil, Gas Prospecting

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has released details of 243 cases where companies prospecting for oil or gas contaminated private drinking water wells – and 35 of those are in McKean County. DEP posted online links to the documents after the agency conducted what it called a “thorough review” of paper files stored among its regional offices. Pennsylvania’s auditor general said in a report last month that DEP’s system for handling complaints “was woefully inadequate” and that investigators could not even determine whether all complaints were actually entered into a reporting system. DEP hasn’t issued a statement yet. While most of the incidents in McKean County were in Bradford Township between 2008 and 2010, they were also reported in Foster, Corydon, Lafayette and Hamilton townships. The most recent in Foster Township was 366 days ago. The most recent in Lafayette Township was in November. The problems listed in the documents include methane gas contamin…

City of Bradford Police Log for 8/27/14

City of Bradford Police are investigating a sexual assault on Amm Street. On Wednesday, they also investigated an assault on Summer Street and a theft on Main Street. They got reports of harassment on Elm Street and Burnside Avenue, and disturbances on High and School streets. Officers were also called to a domestic disturbance on Jackson Avenue.The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Prize Winner Likes Bradford Library

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alison Lurie has written a book about how buildings speak to us. She said while getting ready for our interview this morning she looked up some of Bradford’s buildings and was struck by the differences between the old and current libraries, and that, at first, she was put off by the outside of the West Washington Street building. Listen to her brief comments here. She also talked about Old City Hall and Bradford Area High School. Her book is “The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak to Us,” and you can hear my chat with her on an upcoming LiveLine. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Bob Newhart to Perform in Jamestown

Legendary comedian Bob Newhart will headline October’s Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5K Weekend in Jamestown. Jenny Gunderson, director of the Lucy-Desi Center for Comedy says they’re excited to have Newhart performing on October 11. Also during the weekend, Gunderson says, they will attempt to set a new world record for the number of people stomping grapes at the same time. For more information go to LucyRace.comThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Leach Challenge Kennedy to Marijuana Debate

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today sent an open letter to former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, inviting him to publicly debate marijuana policy. Leach is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 528, which would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania. He is the co-prime sponsor of Senate Bill 1182, which would regulate medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. Kennedy’s group opposes these measures and has fought policies like these across the United States. Leach’s open letter to Kennedy: I am a state Senator in Pennsylvania and the prime sponsor of two pieces of legislation related to marijuana. Senate Bill 1182, which I have co-prime sponsored with Senator Mike Folmer, would regulate medical cannabis in our Commonwealth. Senate Bill 528 would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Pennsylvania. I have spent a great deal of time debating and speaking about these issues across Pennsylvania and nationally. I have enclosed a r…

Eleven Graduate from School of Radiography

Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) held a ceremony today for 11 graduates of the hospital’s School of Radiography. The event, held at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Student Commons Building, honored Jacob Chastain, Port Allegany, PA, Gannon Creed, and Michelle Jurewicz, Olean, NY, Emily Crowell, Emporium, PA, Kimberly Derk, Cattaraugus, NY, Jenna Gorrell, Lewis Run, PA, Gregory Macfarlane, Bradford, PA, Danielle Plunkett, Great Valley, NY, Mollyann Krupa, St. Marys PA, Thomas Specht, Milton, PA, and Autumn Woods, Limestone, NY. “As a 1984 graduate of the school, I have had the privilege to work with many classes over the years. The class of 2014 has been excellent, both clinically and academically,” said Jeanne Burritt, program director for the BRMC School of Radiology. “Since joining the program, these eleven students have faced many challenges related to several technological advances. Now, as graduates, I can say without hesitation that they are more than pr…

Pitt-Bradford Athletic Training Interns
Part of the Team at Camp Woodward

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
“Camp Woodward is like heaven for those involved in extreme sports,” says University of Pittsburgh at Bradford senior Anthony Citriniti of Pittsburgh. Citriniti and junior Kyley Mickle, both students of Pitt-Bradford’s athletic training department, interned at Camp Woodward in central Pennsylvania this summer. Woodward is an extreme sports residential camp for athletes in BMX, skateboard, scooter, inline skate, snowboard, ski, parkour, cheer, gymnastics, and tumbling. If you are involved in the extreme sports community, you know about Woodward. Considered by many to have the best facilities and training program of its kind in the world, Woodward is often visited by high profile extreme athletes. While there, Mickle of Port Allegany, Pa., met 2012 Olympic gold medalist gymnast Jordyn Wieber. Citriniti was excited to have “covered the 2014 Mongoose Jam tournament, which featured more than 20 professional BM…

Pair Jailed for Robbing Wellsville McDonald's

Two people are in jail for robbing the Wellsville McDonald’s and several other businesses. State police say 32-year-old Ryan Schrader and 32-year-old Rebecca Baker, both of Wellsville, went into the back door of the restaurant in the early morning hours of August 11, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and made off with about $357 in cash. During their investigation state police learned that the pair also burglarized the Just One More bar in Shongo and stole cash from Short’s Gas Station in Stannards, and village police learned they had broken into a Main Street establishment multiple times. Schrader and Baker are each charged with robbery, burglary and grand larceny. Schrader is also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance because he had crack cocaine with him when he was arrested. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Conklin, Sanford Held Without Bail

The two men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her Westfield summer home have been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor detailed how the victim was shot and stabbed after opening her door to help them. Jonathan Conklin and Charles Sanford said nothing during a detention hearing today in federal court in Buffalo, where they've pleaded not guilty to stealing property and taking it across state lines, as well as carjacking. Police say they killed 61-year-old Mary Whitaker after she agreed to lend them her phone after they told her they had run out of gas. They're accused of driving her car to Erie, where they were arrested after surveillance video showed them using her credit cards. A grand jury will consider state murder charges. Whitaker performed with the Chautauqua Symphony and Westchester Philharmonic. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Male Colleague to Sen. Gillibrand:
You're Even Pretty When You're Fat

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) says in a new book that she has faced several sexist encounters with her male colleagues, being nicknamed everything from “Honey Badger” to “hottest member of the Senate.” “Good thing you’re working out because you wouldn’t want to get porky,” Gillibrand says one colleague told her in the congressional gym, according to an excerpt of her book Off The Sidelines published by People. After she lost weight following a pregnancy, Gillibrand writes that one male colleague squeezed her waist and implored: “Don’t lose too much weight now, I like my girls chubby.” And she says one southern congressman told her, “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.” Read more at The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Hatchet, Cash Stolen

A hatchet and some cash have been stolen in Potter County. State police say the Boy Scout hatchet with a black handle and red blade, along with $100 in cash and a One Bank check were taken from John Miller’s Grom Hill Road home in Coudersport. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Coudersport-based state police. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Cooler of Coolers Stolen

In one of the most tragic stories of the day: a cooler full of wine coolers has been stolen off a front porch in Potter County. State police say the incident happened between August 9 and Saturday when some took the blue cooler off Dawn Kent’s porch on North Street in Roulette. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact state police. (Anyone who is offended by my calling this story “tragic” needs to lighten up.)The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

ZZ Top Cancels Salamanca Performance

SALAMANCA, N.Y. – Today, ZZ Top announced the cancellation of performances for the next few weeks due to longtime co-vocalist and guitarist Dusty Hill’s injury. Hill slipped and fell on his hip Tuesday night on his tour bus. Among the cancelled performances is the outdoor concert at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, this Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. The show will continue on with Jeff Beck Ticket holders will be offered several options for refunds. Concert-goers who wish to see Jeff Beck in concert may retain their ticket stub and receive a discount, in the amount of 50 percent of the purchase price of the ticket, for a future concert at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, subject to availability. Full refunds will be available for those who no longer wish to attend the show. Guests seeking refunds for tickets purchased at a Seneca Casino retail outlet may return them to the Logo Shop or the TEN Store at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino or their specific point-of-purchas…

Man Charged for Firing Gun at Ground

A man who shot one 12-guage round from the second story window of a house onto the ground below is facing a number of charges. State police say 30-year-old Alan Will of Dunkirk fired the round Tuesday on Route 5 while people were in the yard and children were in the house. Will is charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence. Will is jailed on $5,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court on September 8. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

City of Bradford Police Log for 8/26/14

City of Bradford Police on Tuesday investigated a theft on Congress Street, a disturbance on East Main Street and a report of harassment on Elm Street. Officers also got reports about trespassing and a stray animal on East Main Street, a public drunk at Jefferson Street and Leland Avenue and a boy violating the curfew law on Mechanic Street. They also looked into suspicious circumstances on Davis and East Main streets. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

Lewis Run Man Charged with Open Lewdness

Earlier this month police got a report of a man exposing himself at Chapman State Park. Now they believe they have their man, and he’s from Lewis Run. The incident happened at 12:30 on the afternoon of August 4 when 70-year-old James Hopkins allegedly exposed himself to at least one woman and numerous children. He left after the woman confronted him. Police say a tip led them to Hopkins and further investigation led to charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness. Hopkins is free on $25,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 10. The news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947

College Student from Allegany Found Dead

UPDATE: Dr. C. Francis Varga performed an autopsy on the body of Nicolas G. Pendl at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Dr. Varga determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to fresh water drowning which was precipitated by a seizure. Pendl had a known, preexisting seizure disorder. Franklin County Coroner Ronald B. Keough ruled the manner of death to be accidental. A 19-year-old from Allegany was found dead Tuesday afternoon on the campus of Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. State Police in Ray Brook say the body of Nicholas Pendl was found face down on the shoreline of Lower St. Regis Lake, a short distance behind the Clinton dorms. No life-saving measures were taken due to obvious signs of death. Franklin County Coroner Ronald Keough says the preliminary investigation indicates there are no signs of foul play, and that a pre-existing condition may have contributed to Pendl’s death. An autopsy was scheduled for this morning. Photo from FacebookThe news lea…

Ex-Fredonia Resident to Receive Medal
151 Years After Battle of Gettysburg

President Barack Obama next month will award the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam soldiers and a Union Army lieutenant for his heroics during the historic Pickett's Charge assault at the Battle of Gettysburg, the White House announced Tuesday. Read more here. Photo from WikipediaThe news leader of the Twin Tiers ... since 1947