Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Town Theatre of Short Tract to Present 23rd Summer Musical


PICTURE: Prince Dauntless the Drab (played by Tyler Slack of Short Tract) and Princess Winifred the Woebegone (played by Jessie Tyson of Houghton)

The Town Theatre of Short Tract will present Once Upon a Mattress, a musical comedy based on the story The Princess and the Pea on July 16, 17, and 18 at 7 p.m. in the Fillmore Central School auditorium.
This production of Once Upon a Mattress is a revival for the Town Theatre, since they first presented it in 1991 as their second summer musical. Since that time, the community theater group has performed musicals such as The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, and Hello Dolly. This 2015 production of Once Upon a Mattress will be the group's 23rd summer musical. The Town Theatre also performs dinner theaters during the winter months.
Three of the actors from the original 1991 production of Once Upon a Mattress are also part of the current production. The rest of the cast includes many veteran Town Theatre actors, as well as several welcome newcomers. The cast hail from surrounding towns, including Short Tract, Fillmore, Houghton, Nunda, and Wellsville. Dr. Dawn Bennett – founder of The Town Theatre of Short Tract – directed the original production of Once Upon a Mattress and is again directing this production.
Tickets are $10 ($8 for Seniors). A special $25 family rate is available on Thursday night only. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
More information can be found on the Town Theatre’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sttowntheater

Travel Advisory: state route 243


TRAVEL ADVISORY

State Route 243 Rushford to State Route 19 Caneadea
Towns of Rushford and Caneadea
Allegany County

The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that state Route 243 from Rushford to state Route 19 in Caneadea will receive a second course of paving starting Monday, July 13th to Tuesday, July 21st weather permitting.  While this work is taking place, traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by flag persons and pilot vehicles. 

It is imperative that motorists remember to drive carefully through the many highway and bridge construction zones they will encounter this season.

Friendship, Wirt travel advisory


TRAVEL ADVISORY

State Route 275. Wells Road to Friendship
Towns of Wirt and Friendship, Allegany County

The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that state Route 275 from Wells Road to the town of Friendship will receive the first course of a two course paving from Thursday, July 9th to Friday, July 10th weather permitting.  The second course is estimated to start the end of July weather permitting.  A new traveler advisory will be issued at that time.  While this work is taking place, traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by flag persons and pilot vehicles. 

Allegany County Sheriff Blotter

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney reports that deputies from the Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas A. Perkins, age 33 of 5 River Street Canaseraga on an Allegany County Violation of Probation Warrant. Perkins was arrested without incident at his residence, processed at the Sheriff’s Office and remanded to the County Jail without bail pending additional court action.

Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney reports that deputies,with assistance from the Cattaraugus County Jail, arrested Tiffany R. Armstrong, age 32, of 4331 Hamilton Hill Road Cuba on a Warrant of Arrest issued out of the Town of Friendship Court on the following charges;
-           Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree
-           Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument (3 Counts)
Armstrong was held by the Cattaraugus County Jail after being released on unrelated charges and turned over to Deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office.  Armstrong was arrested without incident, transported back to the Sheriff’s Office where she was processed and arraigned in the Town of Friendship Court.  Armstrong was remanded to the County Jail on $3,000.00 Cash Bail or $5,000.00 Insurance Company Bond and is to reappear back in the Town of Friendship Court on July 7th, 2015 for further court action.

Travel advisory for Andover


TRAVEL ADVISORY

State Route 417, Andover to Steuben County Line
Town of Andover, Allegany County

The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that state Route 417 from the town of Andover to the Steuben County line will receive the first course of a two course paving from Monday, July 13th to Friday, July 17th weather permitting.  The second course is estimated to start the beginning of August weather permitting.  A new traveler advisory will be issued at that time.  While this work is taking place, traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by flag persons and pilot vehicles. 

Cattaraugus County District Attorney Report July 6, 2015

Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, July 6, 2015:

Arraignments
MISTY GRAY, 42, of Randolph, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges her with two [2] counts of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the Third Degree, a class D felonies; Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine, a class E felony.  The incident occurred on April 3, 2015, in the Town of Randolph, when the defendant knowingly possessed and with intent to use or knowing that another intends to use each such precursor, solvent or chemical reagent to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine.  The matter has been adjourned for motions.

BRANDON M. GENA, 24, of Olean, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, class D felony; Unlicensed Operation, a violation; Uninspected Motor Vehicle, a violation.  The incident occurred on March 14, 2015, in the City of Olean, when the defendant unlawfully possessed a controlled substance containing a narcotic drug and operated a motor vehicle on a public highway without a valid driver’s license and a motor vehicle which was not properly registered  The matter has been adjourned for motions.

Guilty Pleas

LAURIE A. HATHAWAY, 20, of Salamanca, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony; Petit Larceny, class A misdemeanor to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred October 6, 2013 and October 8, 2013 in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime therein and with having no right to do so damaged property of another person and stole property with a value exceeding $1,000.00.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2015.

NICHOLAS J. PABONE, 23, address unknown, entered a plea of guilty to Sex Abuse in the First Degree, class D felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on June 22, 2014, in the City of Olean, when the defendant subjected another person to sexual contact, when the other person was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2015.

RANDY J. DAVIS, 27, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on June 27, 2014, in the City of Olean, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully sold a narcotic substance.  Sentencing is scheduled for October 5, 2015.

CHRISTOPHER JANSEN, 27, of Chaffee, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on or about August 22, 2014, in the Town of New Albion, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public highway with a BAC .17%.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2015.

ALEX C. SCICCHITANO, 20, of Olean, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class E felony to satisfy a pending indictment.  The incident occurred on April 16, 2014, in the City of Olean, when he knowingly and unlawfully possessed Heroin.  Sentencing is scheduled for 8/1/2016.

NATHAN C. BILBY, 23, of Olean, New York, entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to Attempted Burglary in the Third Degree, a class E felony.  The incident occurred on March 20, 2015, in the City of Olean, when Bilby knowingly attempted to enter or remain unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2015.

TYLER E. DZIENNIK, 21, of Allegany, New York, entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.  The incident occurred on March 13, 2015, in the Village of Allegany, when he knowingly and unlawfully possessed one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances containing marijuana.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2015.
Sentences

JULIAN G. NELSON, 29, of Salamanca, New York, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service; driver’s license revoked for 1 year; ignition interlock for 1 year and 5 years probation plus 3 years probation to run concurrent for his convictions to Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony; and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor.  The incident occurred on September 21, 2014, in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .22% BAC and at a time his license was suspended or revoked due to a prior alcohol conviction. 

DANIELLE M. JONES, a/k/a Danielle M. MacDonald, 27, of Olean, New York was sentenced to 5 years probation and restitution for her conviction to Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony and Offering a False Instrument for filing in the First Degree, a class E felony.  The incident occurred between February 2012 and December 2013, when the defendant committed a fraudulent welfare act by stealing more than $12,000 by filing false daycare sheets with the Department of Social Services. Further, DANIELLE M. JONES, a/k/a Danielle M. MacDonald, was sentenced to 5 years probation and restitution for her second conviction to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony to satisfy a second pending indictment.  The incident occurred on June 27, 2014 in the City of Olean when the defendant knowing and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance with the intent to sell it.

Wellsville Police Bloter

Date: Thursday July 2, 2015
Wellsville Police arrested Joppy E. Casimir, age 19 of Wellsville, charging him with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Improper Plates and Operating Without Insurance.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on Seneca Street in the Village.  Casimir was processed and arraigned before Village Judge O’Connor.  Casimir was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $1,000.00 bail.  Casimir is due back in Wellsville Village Court on July 21st at 4:30 pm.
 
Date: Friday July 3, 2015
Wellsville Police arrested Lisa G. Poore, age 50 of Wellsville, charging her with DWI, Refusal to submit to a breath test, and no/improper lights.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on North Main Street in the Village.  Poore was processed and released to a third party.  Poore is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on July 14th at 4:30 pm.

Livingston County: Wellsville men face heroin charges

July 6, 2015 Avon : Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of the arrest of two men from Wellsville, N.Y. for Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree stemming from a Traffic Stop.
Deputy Brandan J. Flickner affected a traffic stop on Mark T. Dowd, 22 years of age from Wellsville, N.Y. (shown left in photo) as he was operating a Black 2002 Dodge Neon in a Southbound direction on Lakeville Rd. for an Equipment Violation, inadequate exhaust and driver's view obstructed. During the course of the traffic stop it was found that Dowd was allegedly in possession of three bags of Heroin and his passenger, Jonathan D. Prescott, 24 years of age also from Wellsville, N.Y. was also allegedly in possession of three bags of heroin. Both Dowd and Prescott was taken into custody, processed and released with a future court action.
Assisting in the investigation was Deputy Caleb Cutting and Deputy Ryan Swanson with his K-9 partner Gibbs, who is certified in narcotics detection.

Obituary: Margaret “Peggy” Frances Mosher, 81, Richburg

RICHBURG - Margaret Lived a Life of Heroic Virtue with God and Among Men.
Margaret “Peggy” Frances Mosher of 216 Main Street went home to be with the lord the morning of July 4, 2015. Peggy was born July 1, 1934 in Bolivar. Her death is being celebrated as a time when she experienced freedom from her lengthy and courageous battle with health problems related to breast cancer treatment 17 years before. Peggy died peacefully at Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville with her husband Raymond and their family at her side.
Peggy graduated from Bolivar Central School in 1953. She attended college at LeMoyne University Syracuse. On August 21, 1954 she married Raymond L. Mosher from Portville at St. Mary’s Church in Bolivar. A few years after Ray and Peggy were married they moved to Tulsa Oklahoma with their two children. During the time they lived in Tulsa, she became the mother to ten more children. In 1969 they returned to Western New York. After moving to Richburg, they completed their family of fourteen with the addition of two more children. Peggy and Ray have been married for 60 years.

Peggy’s life as a wife, mother, sister and friend was one of faith prayer and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He guided her whole life. She was committed to her husband, cared for her family and worked at Walsh High School while her children attended. Peggy was a member of and volunteered her time to the Altar & Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church. She loved Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat. During the time she spent there, she studied to become a member of the Third Order of Francis. She treasured the opportunity she had to travel to Italy with Mt. Irenaeus and students from St. Bonaventure University.

She was the daughter of Lovell and Margaret Dunn Tower, who have preceded her in death. Peggy celebrated her daughter, Christine Mosher’s life and death on June 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her daughter- in- law Patty Wilder Mosher on August 3, 2013, her oldest grandson Gregory Mosher, son of Gregory and Diana (Barnes) Mosher on January 22, 2014 and her sister in law Minerva Dean. She looked joyfully towards the day, when they would be reunited. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children and spouses. David Mosher of Bartlett Tn., Madonna (David) Pierce of Mt. Vernon Ohio, Gregory (Diana) Mosher of Channahon Ill, Monica (Erv) Smith of Bolivar, John Mosher of White GA, William Mosher of Grove OK, Matthew Mosher of Richburg, Margaret (Bill) Cowles of Russellville AK, Regina (Tim) Caterino of Claremore OK, Grace (Cole) Dailey of Painesville Ohio, Bernard Heather) Mosher of Lockport, Kathleen (Christopher) Jester of Skiatook OK, Teresa Mosher Rochester, and daughters by choice nieces, Terah Tower and Havilah Perkins. She was also blessed with 28 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, her siblings, Jean Kamler of Tulsa OK, Bill Tower of Ft. Lauderdale FL, Mary (Melvin) White of Dallas TX, Peter (Sarah) Tower of Houston TX, Grace Robb of Bolivar, Cathy Richards of Richburg, Pat (Lou) Tower of Bethany OK, Maureen (Barney) Tower of Norman OK, Ronald (Barbara) Mosher of Warsaw, David (Barbara) Mosher of Crofton MD, Ellen (Kim Cradduck ) Mosher of Olean, and cousins, Thomas J. Dunn, Jim “Buzz” (Bette) Dunn of Bolivar were all a source of continued enjoyment and encouragement throughout her life.

Family will receive family and friends Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 4-7 P.M. at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11A.M. at St. Mary’s Church Bolivar with Fr. Louis McCormick, OFM and Fr. Sean DiMaria as celebrants. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Bolivar. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church 111 Wellsville St. Bolivar N.Y. 14715 or Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat or to Gregory’s Gift at www.gregorysgifts.org.

Corning® Gorilla® Glass Helps Meizu Make Its Slimmest Smartphone Yet

Corning Incorporated  today announced that Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. has chosen Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance for its new Meizu MX5 smartphone.
“As the trend toward slimmer, sleeker devices continues in the consumer electronics industry, Corning has responded by enabling its customers to use thinner Corning Gorilla Glass with the durability consumers have come to expect from the product,” said Li Fang, president and general manager, Corning Greater China.  “Because of Corning’s long-standing relationship with Meizu in China, our companies were able to collaborate to bring the durability of Gorilla Glass 3 to the new Meizu MX5 at a remarkable thinness of 0.4 mm. This significantly contributes to the phone’s thin, sleek design and excellent user experience.”

Meizu selected Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR as a cover glass to help protect the beautiful 5.5-inch AMOLED display of the new MX5 phone because of its excellent scratch resistance and the fact that it is up to five times tougher than the soda-lime glass used on a majority of Chinese smartphones.
Additionally, the “native damage resistance” helps make the cover glass on the MX5 not only resistant to scratches but also more likely to survive if a scratch does occur.
"Meizu was one of the first Chinese OEM customers to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass for its smartphones back in 2008 and has built a strong cooperative relationship with Corning,” said Bai Yongxiang, CEO of Meizu. “From M8 to the latest MX5, each generation of our products has enjoyed the toughness of Gorilla Glass. We trust its industry-leading durability and scratch resistance and are confident that it helps provide the best touch experience for our consumers as well."
Gorilla Glass is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and is the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the globe. More than 40 manufacturers have designed Gorilla Glass into more than 1,450 product models, and have branded Gorilla Glass touch cover glass as a key selling feature. Since its launch in 2007, Gorilla Glass has been featured in more than 3 billion devices worldwide. For more information on Corning Gorilla Glass, visit the website.

Allegany County fire convention begins Wednesday

100th VFAAC Convention

Wed July 8th – Business meeting at Friendship Central School Auditorium
4 PM. Registration
6 PM Call to order
Dinner site to be announced at meeting

Thurs July 9th - Firematics on Depot Street by Fire Hall
5 PM Registration
6 PM Start

Fri July 10th -- Water Fights on Main Street
5 PM Registration
6 PM Start

Saturday July 11th – Truck Rodeo line up on Maple Ave.
10 AM Registration
11 AM Start
11 AM Antique Fire Equipment show at Episcopal Church on Main Street
3 PM Sharp! Truck Judging at the Friendship Central School Bus Garage off E Main
5 PM Past Presidents Dinner
7 PM Parade Starts
10 PM Awards Ceremony followed by closing fireworks.

Deputies arrest Troupsburg man


Bath police issue parking reminder


News about summer reading events in Canaseraga

This Wednesday, July 8th, The Essential Club Free Library will be hosting The St. Bonaventure Art Mobile at the Canaseraga Village Park
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. On Thursday, July 9th, we will be hosting Art Force 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Village Park. All programs are free, everyone is welcome, and a snack and a drink will be provided!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Steuben County: Deputies foil murder for hire plot



Obituary: Janice R. Hand, 91, Genesee, PA

Janice R. HAND, 91, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Millville, NJ, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, NY.
Born June 15, 1924, in Millville, NJ, she was the daughter of Elmo and Nellie Weigand Grassman.  She was married to William A. Hand, who predeceased her in 1995.
A registered nurse, she was employed by Millville Hospital for 30 years.
Janice was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee senior center in Ulysses, and served as a volunteer at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport for several years.

Surviving are: three children, Gary B. (Dot) Hand of Hendersonville, NC and William Barry (Janet) Hand of Reno, NV, and Shelley Lorraine (Richard) Jones of Genesee, PA; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas E. (Jane) Grassman of Phoenix, AZ; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Doris Breckley.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:30 AM, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in the Genesee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Mastin will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Police in McKean County beginning new aggressive driving campaign TODAY - Target is route 219

(The officers present in the photo are left to right, Chief Thomas Munn - Foster Township PD, Officer Michael Spencer -  Bradford City PD, and Chief Robert Shipman - Bradford Township PD.)
Bradford, PA- Bradford City, Bradford Township, and Foster Township Police Departments will be joining the Pennsylvania State Police and over 330 municipal agencies to conduct targeted aggressive-driving enforcement from July 6 through Aug. 30. 
The law enforcement activities will be conducted July 6 through Aug. 30 on SR 219 in McKean County.
 
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project the third Wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive-driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on 474 roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.  
 
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 53,587 aggressive-driving related citations, including 31,150 for speeding. Traffic Control Signal Signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 5,011 citations. Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 51 felony arrests, 145 DUI arrests and 179 drug-related arrests.

Livingston County: Man charged with felonies after car crash

GENESEO: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of the arrest of Matthew C. Higgins of Avon on charges relating to Felony Driving While Intoxicated. On July 4, 2015 at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Livingston County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Nations Rd in the Town of Geneseo for the report of a car that rolled over. Deputies said 32 year old Matthew C. Higgins was traveling south on Nations Rd when he lost control of the vehicle causing an accident. Further investigation alleges that Higgins was operating the vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Higgins refused all field sobriety tests as well as the chemical breath test. Higgins was placed into custody and charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated due to a prior conviction in the past ten years. Higgins license was found to be revoked causing him to be charged with Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree. It was also discovered that Higgins was operating a vehicle without an interlock device installed. Higgins was also cited traffic tickets for speed not reasonable or prudent and unlicensed operator. Higgins was arraigned in York Town Court. Judge Walter Purtell remanded Higgins to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 secured bond. Higgins is scheduled to appear in York Town Court on July 9, 2015. The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Brandan Flickner and Deputy Connor Sanford both of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.

Livingston deputies charge two men during traffic stop

AVON: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of the arrest of Erik P. Lathrop and Christopher W. Campbell on drug related charges following a traffic stop.
On July 2, 2015 at approximately 8:01 p.m., Deputy Shawn Whitford of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office conducted a vehicle stop on Routes 5 & 20 in the Town of Avon for a motorist that he observed failed to use a left turning signal turning off the exit ramp at exit 10, according to a press release.
Deputy Whitford identified the operator of the vehicle as 30 year old Erik P. Latrhop of York, NY, the male passenger in the vehicle was identified as 34 year old Christopher W. Campbell of MT. Morris, NY. During the course of the initial investigation it was found that neither individual inside the vehicle possessed a
driver's license.

Deputy Whitford requested a tow truck for the vehicle. When conducting an inventory search of the vehicle Deputy Whitford allegedly recovered numerous small bags of what was later found to be cocaine. There was also drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle recovered as well, deputies said. Both men were charged with Criminal
Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor as well as Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument also a class A misdemeanor. Lathrop was also issued two traffic tickets for failure to signal and unlicensed operation, both violations. Both men are scheduled to appear in Avon Town Court at a later date.

The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Shawn Whitford of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, assisting him was Deputy Connor Sanford also of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.

Livingston County Sheriff Blotter

The following persons were arrested as a result of investigation by the Livingston County
Sheriff’s Office:

Ashley J. Taber, 26, Wellsville, NY, was arrested June 17, on a warrant issued for Criminal Contempt 2nd Degree.  Taber will respond to charges in Geneseo Town Court on a later date.

Ryan M. Howe, 29, Mt. Morris, NY, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated as a felony, Blood Alcohol Content .08% or Greater, Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent, Moving From Lane Unsafely, Failure To Use Designated Lane and Failure To Keep Right on June 28. Howe will appear in answer to charges in Livingston County Court on a later date.

Jeffrey M. Hayes, 20, Hemlock, NY, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Inadequate Headlights on June 28.  Hayes was released on an appearance ticket to address charges in Livonia Town Court on a later date.                                              
James P. Jachim, 23, Dansville, NY, was arrested June 27, charged with Criminal Contempt 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.  Following arraignment in Leicester Town Court, Jachim was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail/$4,000 property bond.  Jachim will return to Leicester Town Court in response to charges on a later date.

Gene J. Hoffman, 31, Nunda, NY, was charged with Harassment 2nd Degree and two counts of Endangering The Welfare of a Child on June 28.  Following arraignment in Nunda Village Court, Hoffman was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $500 cash bail/$1,000 property bond.  Hoffman will return to Nunda Village Court in answer to charges on a later date.

James A. Damon, 51, Conesus, NY, was arrested June 28, charged with Harassment 2nd Degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.  Damon will respond to charges in Conesus Town Court on a later date.

Daniel L. Rivera, 55, Dansville, NY, was charged with Obstruction of Government Administration 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct on June 27.  Rivera was released on an appearance to appear in answer to charges in Dansville Village Court on a later date.

Adam T. Lockwood, 22, Rochester, NY, was cited for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Uninspected Vehicle and Littering on the Highway on June 26.  Lockwood was released on an appearance ticket to respond to charges in Avon Town Court on a later date.

Scotty J. McKay, 19, Conesus, NY, was arrested June 30, charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Petit Larceny. Following arraignment in Conesus Town Court, McKay was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 property bond.  McKay will return to Conesus Town Court to address charges on a later date.

Sidney K. Waite, 18, Lima, NY, and Taylor R. Jackson, 22, Honeoye Falls, NY, were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana on June 27, and were released on appearance tickets to report to Lima Town Court in response to charges on a later date.

Mary A. Brewer, 42, and Steven W. Brewer, 45, Canisteo, NY, were cited June 30, for Issuing A Bad Check and were released on appearance tickets to satisfy charges in Livonia Town Court on a later date.

Matthew D. Paladino, 29, Churchville, NY, was arrested June 28, charged with Harassment 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Endangering The Welfare of a Child.  Following arraignment in Caledonia Village Court, Paladino was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.  Paladino will return to Caledonia Village Court to answer charges on a later date.
Michael D. Baker, 29, Mt. Morris, NY, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Speeding on June 30.  Following arraignment, Baker was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 property bond.  Baker will address charges in Geneseo Town Court on a later date.

Across NY: State Police in Lyons investigate fatal farm accident

On July 5, 2015, at approximtely 6:45 p.m., the New York State Police in Lyons investigated a Fatal Agricultural Farm accident which occurred at a dairy farm in the Town of Galen, New York.  The case involved a five year old child that was riding a motorized scooter, who was struck by a farm tractor that was backing and towing a large feeder trailer.  The child  was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner’s Office and the case remains under investigation.

ATV crash with injuries in Cuba



One person sustained potentially serious injuries when an ATV overturned on top of two people on county road 7 in Cuba Sunday morning. One person was treated at the scene while a second victim was flown to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Police are investigating. (photo credit: Jonas Perry).

Fire causes damage in Andover

Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Andover firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on Ray Hill Road, just off state route 417. According to the dispatch, it was described as the "first camp on the left." The first chief on scene reported a "working structure fire." Extra help was called in from Wellsville, Alfred Station, Greenwood and Whitesville. State police and fire investigators were also sent to the scene. There were no reported injuries. Volunteers were on the scene for a couple hours.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Obituary: Wilola I. "Willie" Jones, 82, Wellsville

Wilola I. “Willie” Jones, 82, was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday (July 2, 2015) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.
Mrs. Jones was born on Feb. 9, 1933 in Wellsville to Raymond C. and Alice L. (Johnson) Mead. On Jan. 18, 1969 she married Francis M. Jones, who predeceased her on May 1, 2004.
Willie was a loving homemaker and devoted wife. She dedicated her life to serving her family.
Willie is survived by five daughters, Kathy Hills, Lisa Hitchcock and Michele (Bradley) Speta, all of Wellsville, Bobbi Jo (Kenneth) Michels of Mattydale and Jennifer Allen of Rexville; one son, Kenneth (Shawn) Murray of Pembroke, Ga.; one brother, Lester Mead of Bolivar; one sister, Esther Kayes of Olean; a special friend, Clifford George of Nunda; 17 grandchildren, Travis Murray, Dresden Murray, Samantha Murray, Cristy (Patrick) Randolph, Brad (Margo) Hills, Michael Hills, Anita Hitchcock, Robyn Hitchcock, Abbey Hitchcock, Kayla Hitchcock, Beth Wightman, Courtney Speta, Kenny Michels, Stephanie Michels, Katie Michels, Allison (Jason) Langston and Brittney Allen; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one daughter, Linda Murray; three brothers, Raymond Mead, Richard Mead and Robert Mead; and two sons-in-law, Kevin Hills and Randy Allen.
Willie had many interests. She enjoyed camping and fishing in Canada. She was an avid BINGO enthusiast and liked to crochet, play cards and work on jig saw puzzles. She collected angels and teddy bears. She was a lifelong member of the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530. Additionally, she was a huge Elvis fan but more than these, she loved her family and friends; cherishing the times spent with them.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday (July 8) from 3-4 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Bill Sylor of the Genesis Bible Church, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Willie’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave. Wellsville, NY 14895.