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Monday, September 1, 2014

St. Bonaventur​e University students are Goin' Bald for a good cause

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2014 — The officers of St. Bonaventure University’s sophomore class are Goin’ Bald for a good cause and encouraging on and off campus communities alike to join them.
The class of 2017 will participate in the Goin’ Bald for Bucks campaign in partnership with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Teens Living with Cancer organization from 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on campus. All proceeds from the event will accelerate the start of new research needed to save lives and also will support programs run by the Teens Living with Cancer organization in Rochester.

“We all know someone directly or indirectly who has lost their battle with cancer, so what a better way for our campus to come together in unity so support such a valuable cause,” said sophomore class president James “JW” Cook, a political science major from Brockport.

He stressed that participants are not required to shave their head and there are several ways to get involved:


(1)   Join the SBU Team and ask for donations on your behalf: bit.ly/1pmSvlv

(2)   Make a general team donation

(3)   Attend the event on October 18 and receive a $10 haircut from a professional barber or hairdresser or shave your head for free. Reserve your spot in a chair here: bit.ly/1C7e11N

(4)   Name your price and offer to go bald in honor of those battling cancer! Several students, faculty and staff have accepted this challenge, and organizers hope to spread the message even more!

(5)   Join the event on Facebook for the latest information regarding the event and invite friends/colleagues to support the cause: on.fb.me/1u1fdhM

Cook and his fellow class officers, David Bryant, vice president, a journalism and mass communication major from Utica; Jessica Laursen, secretary, a journalism and mass communication major from Caledonia; and Lawrence Hayes, treasurer, a business major from Perry, hope to empower 100 people to join the SBU team.

The Goin’ Bald for Bucks fundraiser began in Western New York when a cancer patient’s brother vowed to keep his head shaved until his sister’s hair grew back. More than 10 years after its conception, more than $2.4 million has been raised through Goin’ Bald for Bucks, with 72 and counting schools and organizations across New York state participating.
For more information, visit any of the event webpages or contact Cook at cookjw13@bonaventure.edu.

Obituary: James W. Travis, 96, Cuba

James W. Travis, 96, of 9284 Health Camp, Rd., Cuba passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Absolut at Houghton after a short illness.

Born on February 9, 1918, in Cameron Mills, NY he was a son of Bruce W. and Maude Saunders Travis. On February 5, 1949 he married the former Anna Elizabeth Dunning who predeceased him on June 3, 1990.

Jim grew up in Olean and graduated from Olean High School in 1936. He played the violin. He was a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Army from April 7, 1941 to November 29, 1945. He was proud of his service to his country during World War II as a member of the Third Field Artillery Observation Battalion in France as a radio operator, and he loved to tell stories about his task of locating enemy guns and collecting important intelligence for strategists at headquarters. While enlisted he served in Central Europe, Normandy and Northern France.

Jim graduated from Alfred Ag Tech in 1948, and worked as an Electrical Engineer for Acme Electric Corp. for 34 years, retiring in 1982.
He loved working around the house and yard, enjoyed reading, and making wood sculptures and walking sticks out of tree limbs and roots that he found in woods. Jim also enjoyed helping his son with the electronics shop in Cuba for several years, visiting with customers and ordering inventory. He loved his family and cats Shadow, Echo, and Sherlock.

Surviving are two sons, James B. Travis of Cuba, and Stephen (Gail) Travis of Jacksonville, FL.; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Roberta Cummins.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Cuba Cemetery, family and friends are encouraged to attend. The Rev. Timothy Gleason, pastor the Cuba United Methodist Church will officiate.

Obituary: Samuel H. Guild, 77, Cuba


Samuel H. Guild, 77, of 36 Champlain Ave., Cuba, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Cuba Memorial Hospitals Palliative Care Program after a lengthy illness.

Born on May 10, 1937, in Cuba, NY he was a son of Walter and Harriet Guilford Guild. On July 26, 1956 he married the former Joanne L. Rose who survives.

Sam was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1955. He had been employed as purchasing agent at Acme Electric Corp. of Cuba for over forty years retiring in 2000.
A lifetime member of the Cuba Fire Department he was Chief from 1970-72, past president, and Fireman of the Year in 1980. He was a former trustee on the Cuba Village Board, the Cuba Rotary Club, and the Allegany County Fire Advisory Board where at one time he served as vice chairman.

When his children where young he was involved in their sports coaching little league and midget football. In his spare time he loved tinkering in his workshop.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Dr. Gerald (Kimberly) Guild of Allegany; his grandchildren, Meghan Guild of Tempe Arizona, Paige Missel of Lexington, Virginia, and Alec Missel of Santa Barbara California; and his borrowed grandchildren Meghan and Erin Bradley of Cuba; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a daughter Sherie Guild on Feb 18, 2014;and a brother Walter C. Guild.

Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street Cuba, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. John M. Woodring will officiate.
Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, New York.

Memorials may be made to the Cuba Fire Department.

 

Livingston County: ATV accident leads to serious injury

YORK: Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of an ATV accident that sent two people to Strong Hospital with serious injuries.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office E-911 Center received a call from a woman who was in distress and reported that there was an ATV accident. The E-911 Center was able to plot the call to 2448 Genesee St. in the Town of York.

Responding Deputies learned that an ATV was being operated by Edward Lagenfield, 36 years of age, from York, N.Y. and he had his Nephew, Kenneth Bird Jr., 9 years of age, from Rush, N.Y. riding with him.  Lagenfield struck a tree in the yard and both Lagenfield and Bird, Jr. were ejected and injured.

Both were transported to Strong Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Bird Jr. was wearing a DOT approved helmet but Lagenfield was not wearing a helmet. 


Investigating the incident was Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Investigator Bradley Schneider, Sergeant Joseph Breu, Deputies Michael Williams and Christopher Smith, York and Caledonia Fire and EMS.

Sheriff Dougherty reminds residents to always put safety before comfort and wear a helmet. 

Wellsville Police Activity

Date: Sunday August 31, 2014

 
01:54 hrs

Wellsville Police arrested Timothy A. Whitesell, age 22 of Andover, charging him with DWI, and DWI w/BAC of .08% or more.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on E. Pearl Street in the Village.  Whitesell was processed and issued an appearance ticket and released to a third party.  Whitesell is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on September 23rd at 4:30 pm.

19:28 hours

Wellsville Police arrested Jonathon G. Armstrong Jr, age 33 of Wellsville, charging him with Disorderly Conduct and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  The charges stem from an incident that took place in Island Park in the Village.  Armstrong was processed and arraigned before acting Village Justice Ames.  Armstrong was committed to the Allegany County jail on $250.00 bail.  Armstrong is due back in Wellsville Village Court on September 2nd at 4:30 pm.

22:30 hours

Wellsville Police arrested John F. Conklin, age 46 of Wellsville, charging him with Disorderly Conduct.  The charges stems from an incident that took place on Pine Street in the Village.  Conklin was processed and arraigned before acting Village Justice Ames.  Conklin was committed to the Allegany County jail on $250.00 bail.  Conklin is due back in Wellsville Village Court on September 9th at 4:30 pm.

Woman killed in Wyoming County incident


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bath teen killed in crash

On Saturday at approximately 11:20 pm New York State Police investigated a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of the vehicle operator. The investigation determined that Nikolas A. Tillinghast, 18, of 5741 Hayes Road, Bath was operating a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck westbound on  Bonny Hill Road in the Town of Bath. Tillinghast failed to stop at the intersection
Bonny Hill Road and Windfall Road, the vehicle proceeded through the intersection and struck a guard rail on the west shoulder of Wind Fall Road. Tillinghast’s vehicle became airborne, struck a pole off the road way and came to rest in a culvert off the west shoulder of Windfall Road. The Bath Volunteer Fire Department
responded to the scene and extricated Tillinghast from the vehicle. The Bath Volunteer Ambulance transported Tillinghast to Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath  where he was pronounced dead. Steuben County Coroner Stephen Copp ordered the body removed to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.
NYSP suspect excessive speed to be a contributing factor in this accident and Tillinghast was the lone occupant of the vehicle. Trooper’s were assisted at the scene by the Bath Police Department.

Obituary: Scott E. Horn, 44



Alexandria, Virginia - Scott E. Horn, 44, of 5375 Duke Street passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 22, 2014 at home. He was born June 16, 1970 in Wellsville the son of Edward D. and Charlotte (Clark) Horn.

Scott was a 1989 graduate of Wellsville High School. He joined the  U. S. Air Force in1990 and served all over the world. He achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant and was discharged in 2010. He was formerly employed as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion in Wellsville.

He is survived by his father,  Edward D.(Susan) Horn of Belmont, two sisters, Sherry (Donald) Horan and Tracy (Bradley) White, both of Wellsville, four nieces, Brittney and Brianna Horan and “Lexi” and Jada White, one step brother, Thomas (Jessica) Dayton of Jamestown as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many long time friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte “Penny” Horn in 1996.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Hart Comfort House, the SPCA Serving Allegany County,  the American Legion Post 702, American Legion Post 808 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

Shinglehouse man hurt in crash



Man killed in Livingston County crash

August 31,2014 Sparta, N.Y.- Sheriff Thomas J.Dougherty advises that one person is dead following a single motorcycle accident in the Town of Sparta.
The Sheriff's Office E-911 Center received a call at 12:19 a.m. by a passer by that came across a single motorcycle accident with a man down on Reeds Corners Rd. at State Route 256.

When responding Deputies arrived on scene they found Kenneth M. Cleveland, 57 years of age from Sparta, N.Y. on the north shoulder of the roadway, next to his 2002 Honda Gold Wing Trike, and he was deceased at that time. Preliminary investigation shows that Cleveland was traveling northbound on STHWY 256 and he failed to negotiate the turn onto Reeds Corners Rd. 

The investigation is still on going at this time. Assisting at the scene was Captain Brian Applin, Investigator Bradley Schneider, Sergeant Joseph Breu, Deputies Michael Williams, Martin Herkimer and Arick Perkins, Coroner Rob Waltmam, Sparta Center F.D. and The Dansville F.D.

Wellsville Police Activity

Date: August 30, 2014

Following a disturbance on Pine Street in the village, Wellsville Police arrested Karisa L. Bleeks, 30 of Wellsville, charging her with Harassment 2nd. Bleeks was processed and arraigned in Wellsville Village Court where she was remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $250.00 bail. Bleeks is due back in village court at a later date.

Savona man charged with Grand Larceny


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wellsville Police Activity

Date: August 29, 2014

Following a traffic stop on East Dyke Street in the village, Wellsville Police arrested Bashkim Sina, age 45 of Brooklyn, NY, charging him with DWI, Fail to Keep Right, and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. Sina was processed and arraigned in Wellsville Village Court where he was remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $1,500.00 bail. Sina is due back in village court at a later date.

 
Following a disturbance on North Main Street in the village, Wellsville Police arrested Daniel E. Fronczak, 38 of Wellsville, charging him with Disorderly Conduct. Fronczak was processed and arraigned in Wellsville Village Court where he was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $250.00 bail. Fronczak is due back in village court at a later date.

Steuben County: five arrested in warrant sweep


Obituary: John L. Baldwin, 68, Richburg

Richburg, NY - John L. Baldwin, 68, of 109 Ackerman Street passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Buffalo Veterans Hospital with his loved ones at his side. He was born January 25, 1946 in Bradford, PA the son of the late Archie and Ethel (Walters) Baldwin. On June 2, 2001 in Wellsville he married Nancy Baumgarten who survives.

John was raised in the Cuba area and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968 and served in Vietnam with CoE 2nd Battalion 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and two Purple Hearts. He was a life member and Past Commander of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion, he was the first Vietnam veteran to serve as Commander of the Allegany County American Legion, he was a life member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, a member of the Amvets Post #1in Cuba and was a member of the 40 and 8.
 
He was first employed at Acme Electric in Cuba and was a dairy farmer. He then began his career with Dresser-Rand Corporation, first in Olean and for 27 years in Wellsville; retiring in 2005. He was a 35 year member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 1580. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Mindy (Eric) Hooper of Farmersville, Amanda (George) Wagner of Tonawanda, Nick (Danielle) Baldwin of Little Genesee, Lee (Kevin) Green and Heidi (Lee) Sadler both of Friendship and Jody Baldwin of Denver, CO, 13 grandchildren, six great Grandchildren, a brother, Don Baldwin of Cuba, a sister, Margie Cadle of Rushford as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by a sister, Shirley Baldwin.
 
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday (September 2, 2014) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. Burial with military honors will follow at 5:00 pm on Tuesday in Richburg Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donation be made the Buffalo Veterans Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.