Archives for May 2017

Teacher Remembered After ATV Crash

The Pembroke Junior-Senior High School math teacher who was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Cattaraugus County Sunday is being remembered for all the lives she impacted. Dawn Krol began working in the Pembroke district in September after serving for six years at a Buffalo charter school, died when her ATV overturned onto her on a trail in Yorkshire. Grief counselors are available for students all week. Krol was 33 years old. Services are scheduled for satureday in West Seneca.
Police say another meth dealer is off the streets and heading to prison. 37 year old Elizabether Schreiber was convited of conspirace to manufacture meth and possession was sentenced to two years in prison on a federal methamphetamine charge.
She was one of several people arrested in March two years ago in a sweep in Allegany County.

Summer Gas Prices High

The cost of driving this summer is more expensive here than most places in the nation. Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania this week are at $2.64 a gallon, according to AAA.
The growing demand for gasoline is being felt with higher prices at the pump. Pennsylvania is one of the top 10 most expensive gasoline prices in the country.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bradford is $2.572; while the highest in the region was in Jeannette with $2.70. The national average is $2.37 — one cent more than a week ago.
Get ready for the horseradish. Hinsdale’s annual festival is coming back for the third year.
The Hinsdale Horseradish Festival happens SAturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park on Gile Hollow Road. The festival’s bigger this year. It’s all-day Saturday only. There’ll be a magician, a petting zoo, ang a woman who carves wood with a chainsaw.

Assisted Suicide Case Goes to Top NY Court

The debate over physician-assisted suicide has gone before New York state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in a case filed by terminally ill patients who say they should be allowed to seek life-ending medication from their physician. The attorney for the plaintiffs says laws against assisting a suicide shouldn’t apply to terminal patients seeking help from physicians because of an incurable condition.
An attorney for the state, however, countered that assisted suicide is a question of policy that must be left to the Legislature.
A ruling is expected this summer.
It’s egg-laying season for turtles, and New York conservation officials are asking drivers to watch out for the reptiles on roads near wetlands. The Department of Environmental Conservation says thousands of turtles are killed by vehicles each year as they make their way to and from nesting areas in May and June.

Yorkshire Woman Dies in ATV Accident

A Memorial Day weekend tragedy in Yorkshire when a woman died in an
ATV accident. 33 year old Dawn Krol, was riding on trails with friends when she truned a sharp corner on the ATV and it tipped over and rolled onto her Sunday night. She was first taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and was later transferred to Erie County Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Krol was a teacher at Pembroke Central School District.
Salamanca wants a new ice rink. the Common Council’s authorized the submission and acceptance of grant up to $500,000 in grants from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the William Flanigan Ice Rink/Sports Arena Construction Project. Mayor Michael Smith says the pond at the end of Fawn Avenue, would be reconstructed into an ice rink arena for skating from October to April..

Memorial Day Travel Sets Record

With the Memorial Day weekend in the rearview mirror, AAA said more than 34 million Americans to took road trips for the holiday weekend. That’s an increase of about 800,000 from last year. And it cost a little more to fill up the tank. The national average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.37, up six cents from this time in 2016.
Next Memorial Day families and friends of veterans around Cuba can visit the Cuba Area Veterans Living Memorial in Genesee Park. It’ll have digital photos and information on about the veterans. The cost for the unique memorial is $50,000. The project, which is not using tax dollars, is just $6,000 short of attaining the final goal in donations.
An allegany county man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a deadly crash in scio. state police say Todd Gardner hit Douglas Brauen of Wellsville with his car.
Brauen died at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Fatal Memorial Day Crash in Scio

IT was a deadly memorial day holiday on the road. An allegany county man is facing a felony manslaughter charge after a fatal car-pedestrian accident on County Road 18.
New York State Police said a 1991 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by 43 year old Todd Gardner of Scio (sow) hit 37 year old Douglas Brauen of Wellsville. He was taken to Jones Memorial Hospital to be treated for possible leg fractures, but during treatment he went into cardiac arrest and died.
The Dorothy Lane bridge replacement work is expected to begin soon. Signs are being set in anticipation of work that will start in June near the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from McKean County’s structurally deficient list.The official detour will make use of West Corydon Street, South Avenue, Mechanic Street, and West Washington Street.

Vietnam Veterans Ready to Ride

Vietnam Veterans will get their motors running and head out on the highway this weekend for the eleventh annual Ride of Pride. It begins Saturday morning in Smethport.
The ride is in memory of the Ride of Pride that accompanied the Vietnam Moving Wall to Hamlin Lake Park in 2006. A brief ceremony will be held at the McKean County Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the park.
Allegany’s floating dock is in place and ready for Memorial Day weekend
It’s the third season that the dock’s been installed for area residents and businesses. IT cost $20,000 and was paid for with a grant from the Cattaraugus County Legislature.
Future plans may include a campground near the dock. Mayor Greg Pearl said he believes the floating dock has already helped the community financially. Pearl noted Allegany “is one of the few” municipalities in Cattaraugus County that has seen an increase in sales tax revenue since its installation.

Cattaraugus County Public Defender’s Office Get’s Big Grant

Poor and indigent suspects in Cattaraugus County will coninute to have Public Defender’s take up their case at their first appearance. The policy’s been funded for the next three years with a $750,000 grant from the state Office of Indigent Legal Services. Public Defender Mark S. Williams says it’ll let his office hire another attorney, investigator and office staff.
The Olean Common Council is considering making periodic inspections of rental units the law. an ordinance, proposed by Alderman Kevin Dougherty is being discussed. Right now city code enforcement is based on complaints. There isn’t a safety inspection for apartments or rental homes in Olean. City officials say as much as 5 percent of the city’s 6,000 properties aren’t suitable to live in. Under the first draft of the ordinance, rental units would be inspected biannually or annually and properties with four or more units would have inspections everytime someone moves out.

Two Teens Charged After Amber Alert

Two Cattaraugus County teenagers are charged following an Amber Alert was put out for the disappearance of a 12 year old girl. The child was reportedly abducted near Shady Lane in Lyndon around 5 a.m. The alert was canceled after about 16 hours.
Joshua Monette, who’s 18, and John Harvey, 16, were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing a car they were arrested with the stolen vehicle at an abandoned house. No one was injured. They were also charged with possession of a weapon.
Several blighted properties in Bradford are public nuisances. The Bradford City’s Board of Health made the ruling during a Tuesday night meeting. One former rental home on Barbour St. has a roof that has been deteriorating for several years and has foundation damage and the front porch roof is rotted. Another home on Roberts St., is run down too and there are no utilities.

Child Porn Charges Filed Against Delevan Man

A Delevan man could spend fifteen to 40 years in federal prison after police say they found child porn on his laptop computer.
Thirty four year old John Cutler 34, reportedly told his probation officer that he was using the internet to look at and get child pornography. He’d been convicted a couple of years ago for a sexual act with a 9 year old girl. For that, he was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation.
a fifty three year old Cuba woman’s charged with felony DWI. POlice say she drove her car off the road in ISH-way and hit some roadside signs. According to troopers’ reports, they smelled alcohol during the interview, she failed a sobriety test and recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.31 percent. Troopers say the felony charge was filed because she’s had several prior offenses within 10 years.