Crack Cocaine Bust

They came from Buffalo to sell crack cocaine at a main street hotel in Foster Township, according to police. Now they’re in jail. 42 year old samuel Jackson, 40 yerar old Antwain Jackson and 35 year old Jennifer Campbell reportedly rented a room at America’s Best Value Inn. Police say Campbell bought a gram of crack from the men and sold it to a confidential informant working for police. police say they seized cash and 16 grams of crack cocaine from the men’s hotel room.
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A Bradford woman is not who she claimed to be, according to police. 25 year old Brittany Skaggs is charged with identity theft for allegedly getting a credit card in another person’s name. the victim had no idea, police say, because he was in jail. They say she got a credit card in his name and ran up over $500 in charges in his name.

Suspcious Fires in Olean

Olean police are looking into two suspicious early morning fires. They say they found a burning can of gasoline in one of the vacant homes. The first fire was on 13th Street at about 1:30 Thursday morning the second fire on Seventh St. was reported about two hours later and left the home a total loss.
Olean Police Department and Olean Fire Department officials have’nt determined a cause for either fire. They aren’t saying if the fires are related, but they say they’re both suspicious.
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Voters in Salamanca have overwhelimingly said yes to a $27 and a half million dollar school project. The final vote was 306 yes, 174 no. The project will have no impact on local school taxes and would be paid for through aid from New York state and a district reserve fund, according to district officials.

Hinsdale Voters Approve School Budget

Hinsdale voters said yes to a school district budget. They rejected the District’s initial capital project plan and 2017-18 budget. But the second smaller version was more to their liking. Voters said yes by more than a two to one margin of 153 to 70. The district will now adopt a $9.71 million budget. Just 190 residents voted on the first budget proposal, 223 residents participated in the revote.
the district’s Board of Education will work over the summer to create a revised capital project plan, which they hope will have a smaller to no impact on taxpayers. The vote will likely take place this fall.
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McKean County was shut out of medical marijuana growing permits by the state. A list of approved medical marijuana grower/processor facilities throughout Pennsylvania has been releaed and McKean County isn’t on it. The closet grower/processor will be in Jefferson County, which is among 12 permits issued across the state.

Rep. Tom Reed Considers Personal Security After Shooting

New York Representative Tom Reed says he and his staff had a talk about security after last week’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball team practice. He won’t say if that means he’ll be carrying a gun in the future. He did say that he’s a firm believer in the Second Amendment and the fundamental right of protecting yourself. Reed said that in talking to colleagues on both sides of the political aisle since last week he senses a change in the tone of political rhetoric.
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Olean’s aldermen agree regular inspections need to be performed on rental properties in the city.
They just don’t know how often. Aldermen discussed a new ordinance at public safety committee meeting. They say they’ll make a decision at the next meeting.
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Road improvements are getting ready to begin in Potter County. A new public-private partnership will rehabilitate 9.2 miles of weight restricted roadway in Potter County and include drainage improvements

Flood Assistance Package Approved By New York State Senate

The New York state Legislature’s a $90 million flood recovery program to help businesses, homeowners and local governments. And if Governor Andrew Cuomo signs it, $10 million of that money’s floating down to Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany Counties. The state Senate passed the measure by a 62-0 vote. The bill now heads to Cuomo. His office hasn’t indicated if he will sign the legislation.
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If you have any old television sets from the 1980s and ’90s just taking up space in the basement, attic or garage, or fax machines and any old, outdated electronic devices, there’s a place where they will be welcomed. the PA CleanWays Electronic Recycling Event Friday in Bradford. The annual event will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bradford Public Works Barn at 112 Holley Ave., is open to Twin Tiers residents,

Olean Looking for Volunteer Gardeners

If you have a green thumb, Olean wants to talk with you. The city is hoping volunteers will help out with the plants on North Union Street. The city’s forming an advisory committee.
As part of the nearly nine million dollar North Union Street overhaul, the city planted a variety of shrubs, grasses and flowers near storm drains.
Funding for the plantings came from a $865,000 Green Innovation Grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
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The road work in Potter County that was supposed to happen this week wont’. All the wet weather’s postponed it. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says the pipe replacement work in Pike Township will now take place June 26 through 30. The crews will replace three pipes along Phoenix Run Road. It’ll be closed during the day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New York Comptroller Urges Drinking Water Safety

The New York Comptroller says the state can and should do more to protect us from rinking water contamination. The findings are part of an analysis released by Thomas DiNapoli’s office. They come after potentially harmful industrial chemicals were found in water in Newburgh and Hoosick Falls. The report recommends that the state create a statewide response plan to address contamination incidents and actively monitor the health of affected residents.
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They used to be as common as milk. Now, milk bottles that dairies used to deliver their product to your door are considered antiques. Now, appreciation for milk bottles is growning, in large part due to to the Afterwords Club at Beefeaters on Congress Street in Bradford who has hundreds of the antiques. The collection was owned by James Edward O’Mara, who died at the age of 74 earlier this year. The collection is considered the largest collection of milk bottles in McKean County.

Accused Ecstasy Dealer Charged

A Limestone man has been charged with selling the recreational drug ecstasy. He’s 21 year old Dominick Bleier of Limestone Run Road. He’s facing several charges, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and one count of selling a controlled substance. He was taken to Carrollton for court then the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000.
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Pioneer Oil Days is off and running in Bolivar with a week long schedule for events for the 18th consecutive year. Some of events are new. The Bolivar-Richburg Sports Booster Club will host a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday morning. There’s also 10 new trophies added to the annual car show.
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The annual Old Home Week is underway starting today in Allegany Fireman’s Park. It’s the 81st year of the event. It runs through Saturday.
The celebration will have a host of activities, food, live music and carnival rides.

Wind Turbines Coming to Cattraugus and Allegany

Teh horizon in CAttaraugus and Allegany Counties could be changing. There could be as many as 130 wind turbines going up in four towns around the area.
A wind turbine company called Invenergy is planning a large-scale wind farm called Alle-Catt in Farmersville, Freedom, Rushford and Centerville.
If all the permits are received the project would get underway in 2018 and be completed in two years.
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Area veterans who missed the Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. in May, have another chance to see the national memorials built in their honor.
The Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight hub is planning another flight for Sept. 23, and veterans in the McKean/Potter county area are invited to join them. Through the program, veterans are transported to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials.
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A Bradford man is in McKean County Jail for borrowing a truck, well technically for not returning it. 43 year old Bradley Locke is the driver.

Wireless Service Tax Proposed in Cattaraugus County

It just might cost a little more for your wireless service if you live in Cattaraugus County. The County’s looking to raise the wireless surcharge to help pay for the 911 Center. The proposed raise is a penny a day. It’s unclear how much money it’ll bring in.
If approved, it’d be december before it starts.
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Olean High School has a new graduate. Ed Hnat a Vietnam War veteran who got his diploma at 68 years old. He may be the oldest Olean graduate ever. He’s been a mailman for 30 years and a bartender for the past 12 in Lakeland, Fla. He got a g-e-d years ago but says the honorary degree he receved Friday night at the OHS Alumni Reunion dinner, was a big honor.
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The rehabilitation at the William O. Smith Recreation Center just became $155,000 more expensive. The money’s coming for teh projects’ contingency fund. The Common Council approved the changes to the $3.26 million project.