Monday, April 27, 2015
Mr. Bliss was a self-employed logger.
Surviving are his children, Lavern (Anna) Bliss Jr. of Locust, N.C. Jay Bliss of Fillmore, Susan (Benny) Kandhiraj of South Riding, Va., Brent Bliss of Arcade, fifteen grandchildren, three sisters, Laura (Harold) Shoemaker of Clifton Springs, Christine (Mitchell) Jones of Fillmore, Ernestine Jones of Parrott, Va., a brother, Ray (Linda) Bliss of Warsaw and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Fred Bliss.
Family and friends may gather from 11:00 to 1:00 on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Bill Lawson, Pastor of the Fillmore Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Quakertown Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorials if desired to: Fillmore Wesleyan Church
Bob graduated from Wellsville Central High School in 1960. He spent his life on Vorhees Hill on the family dairy farm and while in High School with the 4 H he judged vegetables across the United States. Bob had been a long time president of the Dairylea Milk Coop for Allegany County, a 12 year chairman of the Farm Service Agency in Belmont and in 1997 his farm was voted Conservation Farm of the Year by the Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville. Bob had a great sense of humor who enjoyed playing cards and board games. He will be remembered as a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife Connie; a son Brian (Deb) Brandes of Wellsville; 2 daughters Stacy (Mark) Fanton of Cabot, Pennsylvania and Amy (Michael) Hunt of Wellsville; 10 grandchildren; a brother Richard (Pat) Brandes of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; 2 sister Betty (Al) Gallmann of Little Valley and Judy (Richard) Reuning of Columbus Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother Joe Brandes.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Wellsville First United Methodist Church from 1 to 3 pm at which time a funeral service will take place with Reverend Greg DeSalvator presiding. In lieu of flowers memorials in Bob’s name may be made to either the Hart Comfort House or to the Wellsville First United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
The Cuba Police Department has now partnered with two local pastors in an effort to provide grief counseling to any person who is the victim of a crime or experiences any type of traumatic event. These pastors will also provide counseling for our police officers after any traumatic events should they require it. If a police officer responds to any incident in Cuba and a victim requests this service then the police officer will give the victim a card with information on it about speaking with a Police Department Chaplain. Often times Police Chaplains will assist with helping Police Officers with making death notifications, counseling on suicide cases and many other traumatic events. The Cuba Police Department is proud to add this as another great service for the Cuba residents.
The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.
“The Leaders Save Lives program is a great way for students to learn valuable leadership skills while helping hospital patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions,” said Red Cross spokesperson, Cara Leyna Noble. “Summer can be a challenging time to maintain a sufficient blood supply. With this program, students are helping the community by recruiting their friends and family to donate during this crucial season.”
A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to giftcertificates.com
For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/
Houghton College hosted its second 24-hour fundraising campaign entitled “I am Houghton: Houghton’s One Day Giving Challenge” on Friday, April 24, exceeding last year’s record giving day by garnering over $1.1 million from over 1700 donors.
The campaign challenge included two main key components: all gifts made on April 24 toward the Student Scholarship Fund would be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000, and if 1,500 donors made a gift that day to any project, Houghton would receive additional gifts totaling $300,000 for multiple projects across campus.
"I am once again overwhelmed by the faithfulness and generosity of our alumni and friends who rallied together for the purpose of supporting our current and future students and advancing Houghton College by giving and spreading the word for the record-setting One Day Giving Challenge," commented Rick Melson, vice president for advancement and external relations. "My heart is filled with gratitude and thankfulness to our alumni and friends who gave so generously.”
This year’s campaign began on Friday morning at 12:01 a.m. and ended that midnight raising about $400 thousand more than last year’s campaign with over 400 additional individual household donations.
Throughout the day, Houghton used email marketing to alumni and a heavy social media campaign packed with hourly updates and videos to promote the event. The College’s main Facebook page alone had over 100 thousand post reaches, over 25 thousand post clicks, and over 3,500 post likes, comments and shares for the day.
The goal of raising $200 thousand for the student scholarship fund matching was achieved by early evening, but the needed 1500 donors came down to the 11 p.m. hour with a surge of last-minute gifts putting the needed total well past 1500 to over 1700.
Students, faculty and staff also played a significant role by making financial gifts at giving stations in the student center. To date, over 75 percent of the faculty and staff have given to the student scholarship fund this year.
“We are so thankful to everyone who helped to make this One Day Challenge a success,” commented Houghton College president, Shirley Mullen. “This is a great affirmation of support for Houghton and our mission of preparing students for national and global engagement in the ever-changing world of the 21st century.”
See the day’s events on Storify here: www.houghton.edu/iamhoughton.
At the press conference in Corning this morning Brooks was joined by Mayor Rich Negri, Sheriff Dave Cole and former District Attorney John Tunney while at the event this afternoon in Hornell he was joined by Mayor Shawn Hogan, Deputy Mayor John Buckley and members of law enforcement.
- A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress.
- It is the highest civilian award in the United States.
- It is awarded to persons "who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement.“
- It was first awarded in 1776 to General George Washington by the Second Continental Congress.
Upon arrival, police said it was evident there was a significant amount of smoke within the residence. The Batavia Fire Department reported that the occupant of the residence, later identified as, Jeffrey M. Johnson, was uncooperative and refused emergency personnel access to the residence. Entry was eventually gained and the smoke was determined to be coming from food left on an unattended stove.
Jeffrey M. Johnson, 27 of Oakfield, NY was arrested and charged with Obstructing Firefighter Operations, a Class A Misdemeanor. Johnson was arraigned in the Town of Batavia Court and remanded to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $250.00 bail.
"Congratulations to Cornell University on 150 outstanding years. Cornell University has been an incredible economic engine locally, a cornerstone of agriculture and rural affairs, and an unparalleled leader in securing a prominent place for us in the high-tech, research and development economy of the future. It's difficult to say enough about Cornell's impact and importance across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. We're incredibly grateful for the university’s contributions to our farmers, our wine-and-grape industry, so many of our high-tech entrepreneurs, our rural communities through Cooperative Extension, and in so many difference-making ways."
O’Mara’s 58th Senate District encompasses part of Tompkins County, including the city and town of Ithaca and Cornell University.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the resident of the house. Deputy Sweeting of the Sheriff’s Office community policing unit will also stay in contact with the homeowners to offer any further assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.
Wellsville Police arrested a 13 year old Franklinville youth, charging him with Disorderly Conduct. The charge stems from an incident that took place in Island Park. The youth was processed and petitioned to the Allegany County Probation Department. The youth was released to his parent.
Date: Sunday April 26, 2015
Wellsville Police arrested Anthony J. Carozzoni, age 46 of Elmira, NY, charging him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Possession of a Controlled Substance by Ultimate Users Original Container and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The charges stem from an incident that took place at the Microtel on W Dyke Street. Carrozzoni was processed and arraigned by acting Village Judge Ames. Carrozzoni was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,000.00 bail. Carrozzoni is due back in Wellsville Village Court on May 5th at 4:30 pm.
The 2015 Wellsville Lions Club Fishing Derby over the weekend drew in 1,263 anglers that ended up catching 140 of the prize trout. Including the Community Fish ticket winner, Alisa Mountain of West Almond, who won $2,853, the total cash payout for the weekend was $12,553.
State police said the blaze originated somewhere in the garage, but because of the extreme damage, investigators were unable to determine the exact cause.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1979 he received his associate’s degree from the Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College where he studied Electrical Trade Services.
His loving family includes his wife of five years, Sandy; his mother, Phyllis of Hornell; his two children, Jesse (Kaitlyn) Bottomley and Ashley (Larry) Fink all of Hornell; his two stepsons, Robert (Sarah) Acome of Derry, N.H. and Joseph Warren of Pennellville; his two granddaughters, Ayrianna and Alice Bottomley; his sister, Lois Davis of Rochester; also his niece, Chelsea Davis and nephew, Zachary Davis.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of James D. Bottomley.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell where a funeral service will be held in his memory following calling hours at 3 p.m. today (Sunday) with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.
William was born on January 5, 1933 in Dansville, New York and was a graduate of Dansville High School. He went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Geneseo University and a Masters in Education from Alfred University. In the early 1950’s he joined the US Army and was a trained communication specialist. After his service, he was hired as an Earth Science teacher in the Hornell City School District where he taught for more than 30 years. In that time, he held several positions in the Hornell Teachers Association including treasurer and president. He was also the head of the Science Department for many years. He performed in many school and community stage productions.
Barbara was born on Nov. 25, 1938 in Wellsville and was a daughter of Rufus and Louise Cowles Guinnip. On Nov. 22, 1958 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scio she married her loving husband of 56 years James W. Walsh, who survives. Barbara was a 1957 graduate of Scio Central School. She worked at the Wellsville Key Bank as a loan officer for 22 years retiring in 1991. After retiring from Key Bank she went to work for Jan & Bev's Home care where she will be remembered as a very caring and loving aide. Barbara was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Scio Fireman's Aux. She love to be outdoors and in the sun planting flowers. Barbara enjoyed playing cards, watching Go Cart Races, but most of all she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them and especially her grandchildren. Surviving Barbara besides her husband are four sons, Michael J. (Terri) Walsh of Scio, Douglas J. (Kimberly) Walsh of Scio, Daniel P. Walsh of Wellsville, and J. Gregory (April) Walsh of Scio; a daughter, Toni Vogel of NC; 14 grandchildren, Jonathan E., Stephanie A., Samantha J., Shauna M., Damien D., Megan E., Daniel P., Dylan J., Payton R., Preston J., Tyler Cornell, Alex, Hailey and Louis Vogel; 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Claire (Kathy) Guinnip of Scio; a sister, Leola Perkins of Scio; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was pre-deceased by her parents; four brothers, Merle Cowles, Rufus, Sherman and Glenn Guinnip; and a sister, Doris Boland. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Genesee Pkwy, Cuba. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Allegany County Cancer Services, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813.
4/25/15 2:39pm- Following a harassment complaint in Urbana April 20th, state police report the arrest of Chad C. Walker, 40, of Bath. He was charged with felony criminal mischief, preventing an emergency call and assault. He was released on court appearance tickets.
4/26/15 1:09am- Following a traffic stop on I-86, state police arrested Alexander J. Daines, 21, of Corning. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and released on court tickets.
4/25/14 9:44pm- State police investigated a one vehicle accident on county road 12 in the town of Ward. Police said the driver, Cory Brion, 22, of Wellsville, was not injured.
4/25/15 10:29am- State police investigated a vehicle/ATV crash at the intersection of Rawson and Porter road in New Hudson. The operators were listed as Thomas J. Oliver, 21, of Olean and Derrick G. Blair, 14, of Cuba. Troopers said one person sustained injuries, but did not indicate the severity.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Born September 11, 1936, in Okinawa, Japan, she was the daughter of Kana and Kama Tsuha.
She was employed by Galeton Production, C&J Blouse Co., and Ulysses Lumber.
Surviving are: five children, Keiko (Robert) Sutton of Galeton, PA, Joyce (Richard, Jr.) Nelson of Andrews Settlement, Robert (Cherie) Vannatter of Mills, PA, James (Kathleen) Vannatter of Blossburg, PA, and Jessie (Brandi Martin) Vannatter of Franklin, OH; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Seikichi Tsuha and Selkhi Tsuha; two sisters, Camako and Setsuko; and longtime companion, John Taylor. She was predeceased by a son, Ronnie J. Vannatter; a grandson, James "Jimmy" Vannatter, Jr.; a great-grandson, Skye W. Nelson; and a brother.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Marty Zdrojewski will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
From Cuba Police Department:
Today was the Allegany County Pill Drop. At the Cuba site there were 52 cars that dropped pills off. 88 total lbs of controlled and non controlled pills were taken off the street. Several containers full of needles were also taken off the street. This was was done as a non-paid, volunteer event in conjunction with The Cuba Police Department, Partners for Prevention, Allegany County Sheriffs Office, and the Cuba Fire and Ambulance Department's. A big thanks to the public for helping our organizations to keep our community a safe place to live and work
The Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative Inc. has several
member stores in the region, including Service Stores Park & Shop in Olean and
Portville, Ried’s Food Barn in Olean, Giant Food Mart in Cuba and Wellsville,
and Parkview Supermarket in Salamanca. The grocery cooperative also serves 30-plus stores in Pennsylvania
alone, including Costa’s Super Market in Smethport and Eldred, Costa’s Food
Center in Coudersport and Olivett’s ShurFine Food Mart of Emporium.
The grocery cooperative could be back in full operation on Monday, according to Ketchner. Click the link to read more...
4/24/15 6:59am- State Police investigated a one vehicle property damage crash on county road 26 in Belfast. The driver was listed as James H. Snyder, 36, of Angelica.
4/24/15 6:25am- State Police investigated a one vehicle property damage crash on county road 26 in Belfast. The driver was listed as Karen B. Bentley, 47, of Caneadea.
4/24/15 1:15pm- During a traffic stop on state route 21 in Almond, state police arrested John G. Nirelli, 18, of Canastota. He was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana.
4/25/15 3am- During a traffic stop on state route 21 in Alfred, state police arrested Nicholas J. Wheeler, 19, of Attica. He was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol. He was released on a court ticket.
4/25/15 5:47am- State police investigated a one vehicle crash on state route 417 in Andover. Troopers listed the driver as Rhoshon L. Roundtree, 47, of Hornell. She was not injured.
4/24/15 6:47pm- State police arrested a man following a vehicle crash on county road 87 in Wayne. Troopers charged Travis S. Otero, 25, of Bath with DWI, BAC at or above .08%, moved from lane unsafely, no license. He was issued court tickets.
4/24/15 10:01pm- State police arrested Kyle J. Stone, 22, of Bath. He was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana-more than 25 grams. He was held for court action.
4/24/15 8:43pm- During a traffic stop on state route 36 in Hornellsville, state police arrested Curtis H. Hinz, 31, of Fillmore. He was charged with DWI and BAC at or above .08%. He was released on court tickets.