Archives for September 2016

Younger Milliard Changes Arson Story

Now the man who once said his father wanted him to burn down a house is changing his story. Anthony Milliard testified that he acted alone in Ridgway arson.
Anthony Milliard was called to testified at his father Francis Milliard trial. And he said he started fires at two homes in 2012 and didn’t know who lived there.
That’s differnt his earlier testimony when he said his father ordered him to light Michel Park’s Ridgway Borough home on fire. Anthony Milliard is currently in the State Correctional Institute at Benner after pleading guilty plea in the arson incident that his father is now on trial for. Francis Milliard is currently facing 28 charge relating to the incident. The trail is expected to conclude today.
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Bradford Regional Medical Center is serving food to visitors in a new $591,000 café
There will be an official grand opening of the new facility in October.

Cab Driver Robbed

Police are looking for two men who pulled a gun and robbed an Olean cab driver early Wednesday morning on Laurel Avenue. Police say two black men in their early 20’s jumped into a parked Alle-Catt Taxi at about 1 a.m., They took more than a hundred dollars then ran toward the Allegheny River.
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Voiters in the Genesee Valley Central School District will have a say on a $13.8 million plan for repairs, improved security and access.
They’ll go to the polls from noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Genesee Valley Central School in the pool vestibule, located at the back entrance of the building.
Prior to the vote a community public hearing and meeting is being held at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium. Genesee Valley Central School is located 1 Jaguar Drive.Officials said the project will have no additional tax impact.

Vacant Home Burns

Investigators are stil trying to find out why a vacant home in Olean off Route 16 burned to the ground. It happened at about 9:25 Wednesday morning.
Olean Fire Department Chief Scott Zink told the olean times herald electrical wiring may have been a factor. There were no injuries.
Even though the home was vacant, Power and electricity were still on, and the gas was still on. The previous tenant removed all furniture and property so the home was virtually empty.
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A Hinsdale man pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges Tuesday in Cattaraugus County Court. theirty eight year old Michael Scholl is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. POlice say Scholl sold a narcotic drug May 25 in Olean.
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And 30 year old Shauna Covert, of Olean, was sentenced to one year in county jail for selling a narcotic drug Dec. 3, 2014, in Olean

Allegany Burglaries Reported

A burglar or burglars is so active in Allegany that Police set up special undercover patrols to catch him. A homeowner on Union Street has his own warning… the community is not safe. On Monday, Allegany police said thefts from cars, have been investigated and police are continuing their undercover patrols at night.
police have identified two suspects but haven’t made arrests
Police are reminding everyone to make sure their cars and houses are locked.
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Allegany County legislators say they want a Wal-Mart store in Wellsville.
In a unanimous voice vote, legislators backed a nonbinding resolution offering support to do whatever it takes. they offered development tools, as well as county planning and development personnel to make it happen. Nobody was against the resolution the store has been placed under review by a team of lawyers who will spend more than a month analyzing sales forecasts and other data,

Burning Garbage Dumped in the Road

A 5-foot-high pile of flaming garbage burned in the middle of Sherlock Hollow and Redding roads Tuesday afternoon. The unusual sight happened when a Casella Waste Systems truck driver had to dump the garbage when he noticed smoke coming from the back of his truck. Apparently he picked up something that was smouldering. He didn’t want the truck to burn, so he dumped the trash in the road. The fire shut down traffic at the intersection for about 90 minutes
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Police say a bad dad’s been charged with using drugs around his children.
Criminal charges have been filed against the Emporium man for possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.
Police say they found used syringes in a diaper box used by 25 year old Caleb Smith, they searched the home after a witness told police aobut drug use there where children live,

Teenagers Charged In Drug Investigation

Investigators have arrested three teenagers after a drug investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Ellicottville Police Department.
The only teenager named was 18 year old Caleb Gerwitz, of West Valley. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Two 17 year olds were also arrested, one from Great Valley and another Ellicottville. Gerwitz is being held without bail. The two 17-year-olds were released.
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The United Way of the Bradford Area is accepting applications for the fourth quarter for Community Impact funding. Eligible non-profit agencies can submit a request for up to $1,500 for Community Impact funds. Awards will be given to programs or initiatives with the potential to make an immediate impact on the local community while being essential to the agency’s mission. Priority will be given to those who have not received prior funding, who have supplied all necessary documentation, and request funding for programmatic costs.

Man Charged With Stalking

An Allegany, N.Y., man has been arrested after police said he was stalking a woman in McKean County. Kane-based state police said they investigated a report that 48 year old Jay A. Moshier sent dozens of text messages between Sept. 5 and 22 to a 48-year-old Allegany woman after being told to stop. During the investigation, police realized that Moshier was wanted on a felony warrant for stalking the same woman. He was promptly placed in Cattaraugus County Jail in Little Valley in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
He’ll be taken back to McKean County to face the charges.
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It’s okay to be buried with your pets if you live in New York state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Monday.
Cuomo, says many New Yorkers consider their pets to be a member of the family, and say the previous regulation banning the burial of cremated pet remains with their human companions was “unnecessary.”

Smoke Law Could Drive Kids to the Reservation

What’s becoming illegal in Cattaragus County come November would become an economic boon for nearby Native American territories. It’ll be against the law for anyone under 21 to buy cigarettes and e-cigarettes, but only in Cattaragus County.
Kids cand still drive to Native American smoke shops on the Allegany and Cattaraugus territories and at Cuba Lake. The Tribal Council can pass a similar local law, but there’s no indication that’s going to happen, yet.
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A grown man is accused of hitting a 12 year old girl in the face. He’s been charged with assaulting two juveniles. Thirty five year old Christopher Allen Pop-ielar-czyk, is also charged with endangering the welfare of children, and recklessly endangerment as well as the two counts of simple assault. He reportedly assaulted her twice, on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6, a witness said he was beating the girl and pointed the knife at the witness. Popielarczyk was released on $25,000 bail,

Accused Neighbor Shooter Cleared For Trial

He reportedly shot his neighbor because he was a menace. Now, the accused shooter is ready for tril.
Thirty nine year old Keith Bennett is charged with attempted homicide for a shooting in Brockport last month. Police said Bennett told them he was just sick of the victim, 39 year old Shawn Marche.
Bennett is being held in Elk County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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Olean City School District is eligible for a free lunch and breakfast program.
But there are some things to work out first. The district already provides free lunch to about half its students but all of its 2,000 students could be eligible for next school year The district has yet to officially opt in to the federal program,
The Community Eligibility Provision reimburses school districts in high poverty areas for providing free lunch and breakfast to all students. Cuba-Rushford Central School District began providing free meals to all students through the CEP this school year.

Allegany County to unveil $116M budget

Allegany County will unveil the 2017 budget Monday, and officials said next year’s budget will look a lot like the 2016 budget, more tax levies but lower tax rates, less fund balance money to fill the gaps and staying under the property tax cap.
The county’s budget committee received an executive summary of the tentative 2017 budget Officials said the county’s budget officer, administrator Tim Boyde, is preparing a budget of about $116.6 million for legislators.
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No one was injured when a Bradford school van and a car collided at the intersection of Kendall Avenue and East Main Street Wednesday morning.
A Bradford Area School District van driven by Christopher Banks was going south on North Kendall Avenue, while a Ford Focus driven by Morgan Gleason was drivign north on South Kendall Avenue. The bus started to make a left-hand turn onto East Main Street, traveling into the path of Gleason’s car, striking it. Banks will get a ticket.