Friday, April 29, 2016

Obituary: Marie A. Kinter, 87, formerly of Wellsville

Marie A. Kinter, 87, formerly of Ulysses, PA and Wellsville, NY, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Cuba, NY.
Born April 10, 1929, in Bingham Center, PA, she was the daughter of Claude C. and Mary M. Bunnell Young.
On August 6, 1948, in Ulysses, she married John E. Kinter, Jr., who predeceased her on March 31, 2004.
She was a member of the Mills Union Church.
Surviving are: two sons, C. Earl (Rosemary) Kinter of
Middlebury Center, PA and Charles (Penny) Kinter of Elkland, PA; two daughters, Inez Champagne of Ft. Smith, AR and Melissa (David) Walsh of Allentown, NY; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Jean Newbury of Ulysses; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Kaye Kinter; two brothers, Joseph Young and Selden J. Young; and three sisters, Claudia Byerly, Ella Johnson, and Marion Empson; and a son-in-law, Jim Champagne.
Friends may call Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Lowell Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937 or Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Wellsville: Sound Foundation & W.A.V.E in concert Saturday

Obituary: Arthur James Higby, Cuba

Arthur James Higby of 9707 West Cuba Road, Cuba, NY, passed away April 28, 2016 from an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Jean Brown Higby, his four children- Patrice Hatfield (Jack) Metzger of Ontario, NY, Pam Higby (Clif) Swan of Belmont, NY, Dr. Paige Higby (Rick Munnis) of Holland Massachusetts and Arthur J. (AJ) Higby of Cottekill, NY, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in West Clarksville, Art graduated from Richburg Central School, Erie Community College with an associate’s degree in Chemistry and graduated from Saint Bonaventure University in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. He served in the Armed Forces after the Korean War in Okinawa. Art spent most of his career as a materials engineer for Acme Electric. He was a passionate tennis player who was able to beat the pants off much younger players well into his seventies. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Cuba for over 50 years, attended the Cuba United Methodist Church and served the community as a volunteer with many different organizations.
The family will receive friends at the Cuba United Methodist Church, 49 East Main Street, Cuba on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be held.  Members of Cuba Friendship Masonic Lodge #306 F&AM will conduct Masonic Services in the church at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Burton Smith, Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.

Meet some more Wellsville Nitros players

We are just a month away from the season!  Wellsville Nitros baseball will be an exciting season and we want to introduce 3 more players.
These young men are all freshman at Ashland University in Ohio.
Nic Varda is from Pickerington, Ohio and plays Outfield and is a Pitcher.  Nic is looking forward to playing summer ball with his college teammates.
Sam Rice is from Columbus Ohio and is a Right Handed Pitcher.  Sam tells us that even though he is born and raised in the city, he is accustomed to a rural area and we are sure he will fit right in, in Wellsville. 
Cameron Nunn is from Hamilton Ohio and plays 2nd base, Short Stop and 3rd base.  Cameron expresses that he is pretty flexible.  We are sure he will be a great asset to our baseball team this summer.

JCC Students Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award

Jamestown Community College students Connor Aitcheson of Frewsburg (left) and John Gordnier of Olean (right)  were among 248 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service. “This award is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to stand-out SUNY students whose achievements reflect their own impressive hard work as well as the support of their families and friends, and SUNY’s world-class faculty and staff,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “The students we honor with this year’s award have excelled academically, become role models on campus, and established themselves as leaders in the community.” Aitcheson, who will graduate with an associate’s degree in adolescence education, serves as president of Student Senate and vice president of the JCC Faculty Student Association Activity Board on the Jamestown Campus.
He has tutored Spanish speaking friends and worked with blind students to better their experiences at JCC. Besides serving as a Student Success Seminar teacher’s assistant, he is involved in the Black Student Union and contributes to the Hispanic outreach program.
Gordnier, who will graduate with an associate’s degree in business administration, is a veteran who was deployed three times, twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. After returning home, he worked as a recruiter/instructor for St. Bonaventure University’s ROTC program.  He is involved with Club Valor, the student veterans’ organization on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus, and also serves as a peer tutor and a student ambassador.

Travel Advisory: Steuben County, I-86

Bridge Deck Repairs
I-86 over Town Road 64 (Scudder Rd.), Town of Bath, Steuben County
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that work will begin on Monday, May 2, 2016, on I-86 eastbound in the town of Bath, county of Steuben, weather permitting.
The driving lane on the eastbound lane of I-86 just west of the bridge and on the bridge itself, will be closed to traffic.  If necessary, the lane closure may be switched to the passing lane.  Traffic will be able to travel through the open lane with no speed reductions.  Motorists will be required to obey posted speed limits. The closure will begin Monday, May 2, 2016, and last for approximately three weeks.
This closure is to perform necessary deck repairs on the bridge over Town Road 64 (Scudder Rd.), located between exits 39 and 40 of I-86, approximately 1.0 mile east of exit 40 to the village of Savona.  The work for this project will be performed by the NYS DOT Bridge Maintenance group out of the Kanona Shop.

Bath man convicted on 22 counts

This is  a press release from Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker:

Olean: RESTAURANT WEEK starts this Sunday

SPOTLIGHT EVENT – SUNDAY, May 1 – Saturday, May 7 – RESTAURANT WEEK 2016 -- Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Restaurant Week, May 1 - 7. The idea behind Olean Restaurant Week is to highlight the abundance of diverse dining options we have in our area. We want people to try new restaurants and new food!  Any restaurant within the Olean area was eligible to participate.  The participating restaurants will at least offer ONE three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $20.16.  Some offer a lunch option at 10.16.
Hammer Back Bar & Grill
2016 Restaurant Week Specials
•16" Cheese Pizza with one topping (normally $15.99)
•Burger Basket with soft drink & Cookie (normally $14.28)
•Chicken or pork Quesadilla with soft drink (normally $13.28)
EACH ONE will be $10.16 for Restaurant Week 2016
Good the week of May 1-7, 2016
HammerBack Bar & Grill, 800 East State Street, Olean
The Point
2016 Restaurant Week Specials
•Arizona Chicken, choice of potato and seasoned veggies;
•WNY Shrimp scampi, basmati rice, seasoned veggies;
•Ground round beefsteak, choice of potato and seasoned veggies
ANY TWO for $20.16
Two for Dinner during Restaurant Week!
The Point, 800 East State Street, Olean
The Point
2016 Restaurant Week Specials
(Normally $12.99)
The price for brunch on May 1, 2016 is $10.16.
The Point, 800 East State Street, Olean
Angee's Restaurant!
2016 Restaurant Week Specials
Two select dinners and one appetizer
to share for $20.16
Two 8oz NY Strips, Two Salads
and Two Sides of Spaghetti $20.15
Two select dinners and
one appetizer to share for $20.16
Large Hand Tossed Pizzas with
One Topping and 10 wings $20.15
Come in to see what’s the specials are for today!
Angee's Restaurant, 475 North Union Street, Olean.
Randy's Fireside
2016 Restaurant Week Specials
$10.16 Deal —Generous portion of Mussels sautéed in butter, garlic, and wine, served with toasted garlic bread;
$10.16 Deal — Homemade veggie or meat lasagna served with toast garlic bread and a crisp tossed salad;
$20.16 —Seafood Alfredo — Shrimp, scallops, lobster and clams in a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce over fettuccini served with a crisp tossed salad and garlic toasted bread.
Randy’s Fireside, 1644 Haskell Road, Olean.
Ravyn & Robyn Lounge, LLC
2016 Restaurant Week Specials
$20.16 Dinner Meal - Mozzarella Bread, Italian Salad and Spaghetti Al Pomodoro
$10.16 Lunch Meal - Italian Salad, Grilled Flatbread Pizza
Ravyn & Robyn Lounge, 239 North Union Street, Olean.
WHY THIS WEEK?  GOACC picked this week’s date -- since it’s after Easter/Passover Holidays, before Mother’s Day, and before the hectic summer months.  The restaurants are coming together and creating this great experience for all of our community where you can try all different types of food.
DETAILS/MORE INFO -- The restaurant week fee does not include gratuity or tax.  These promotions are only valid during May 1 – 7, 2016!  For more information, please contact GOACC at 716-372-4433 or

NY State Police Blotter

4/28/16 2:43pm- State police report the arrest of Craig J. Miller, 60, of Whitesville. He was charged with petit larceny for an alleged incident in the town of Wellsville on Wednesday. He was issued an appearance ticket for court.

4/28/16 3:38pm: Two people from Corning have been charged with child endangerment following an alleged incident yesterday in the town of Corning. Misdemeanor charges were filed against 21-year old Alexis Mahnke and 24-year old Trevor Greene. Both were issued court appearance tickets and released.

Plans for $1.3 million Food Center announced in Steuben County

BATH – Steuben County officials announced today (Friday, April 29, 2016) a groundbreaking plan to partner with local municipal officials and economic development agencies in boosting local farmers’ revenues by $1.3 million. County Manager Jack Wheeler said the county will participate in a multiphase plan beginning with the construction of a Food, Agriculture and Education Center, or Food Hub, at the corner of East Washington and Liberty Street in the village of Bath. "We’re excited to do this," Wheeler said. "This location may be the best place in the county to develop a strong foundation for future agricultural growth. And everyone concerned is on board and enthusiastic about these plans." Steuben County, with the Village of Bath, Town of Bath, Steuben County Agricultural Society, Steuben County Industrial Development Agency, Three Rivers Development Corporation, county Conference and Visitors Bureau, and Save-the- Lyon, Inc. have partnered in a year-long study of expanded development of the county Fairgrounds and adjoining properties. "The Village of Bath has been an active participant and supporter of this and we are excited to see the opportunities a food hub will bring to our community," said Bath Village Mayor Bill von Hagn. "This is the first of what I hope will be a continued investment in the overall vision of the expanded use of the fairgrounds." The plan fits into the county’s most recent, 10-year Farmland Protection Plan, which was adopted by the county Legislature last year. The protection plan looks to build on Steuben’s strong agricultural industry as a key economic driver in the future. Preliminary plans by LaBella Associates call for the "food hub" to become a central location for collecting, processing, packaging and distributing local agricultural products. It would include a kitchen incubator and a restaurant incubator, both offering affordable rents to encourage entrepreneurs. The center also would offer market-rate office space and is expected to employ 40 people, at the center and participating farms. It is estimated the food hub would generate $1.3 million for Steuben farmers. Continued, Page 2.
The cost of the center, estimated at $3.9 million, is expected to be offset largely through grants and low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the state’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI), the state Community Development Block Grant – Economic Development, and USDA Rural Business Economic Development.
Construction could begin as early as the spring of 2017. "I’ve been advocating for us to do something, for a long time," said county Legislature Chairman, Joe Hauryski, R-Campbell. "We’ve needed this, it fits Bath and the fairgrounds, and it opens up so many avenues. It would be super if this becomes the cornerstone, a spark to get things going." Options for construction on the site, the location of the former Dana Lyon Middle School, are still under consideration and will be released by the county at a later date, Wheeler said. Any option will preserve the Waterman Arts Center, located next to the school, Wheeler said.
The new center would be located next to the county Fairgrounds, which is included in future plans, based on available funding and feasibility. Supporters of renovations to the fairgrounds – which will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2019 – hope to increase use of the grounds, now in limited use. "Steuben County Agricultural Society is enthused about the potential food hub being located in the Bath area as it fits well with the mission of the County Fair, ‘To Promote Agriculture in Our Area’," said Nick Pelham, secretary of the Steuben County Agricultural Society and Fair Manager. "We feel it will go well with the future vision of the Fairgrounds property."

Alfred Station Fire Plans Mother's Day Chicken BBQ

Houghton chemistry students present at research symposium

On April 9, seven students and two professors from the Houghton College department of chemistry attended the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The group included Daniel Hammers ’17, Jordan Scott ’17, Grace Hollenbeck ’16, David Tse ’16, Michael Hardy ’17, Wesley Payette ’17, David Frei ’16, Dr. John Rowley and Dr. Karen Torraca. 
“Having students present their research at a symposium is invaluable in helping students learn to communicate with others about the project and the process of problem-solving,” said Torraca. “We were excited to also take a few students who were not presenting posters. These students were able to observe the kinds of research occurring at other schools, and they were also able to attend a keynote lecture from a top-notch professor in chemistry, Dr. M.G. Finn. These symposia are great for helping to inspire and encourage students to complete research while they are at Houghton.”
Hosted at Canisius College, the symposium was attended by students and faculty from 13 institutions and featured 44 presentations on widely ranging research topics. 
Hollenbeck presented research that she conducted with Rowley, entitled “Convenient Synthesis of Biodegradable Glycopolymers.” Hammers and Scott presented research they conducted with Torraca entitled “Palladium Catalyzed Reactions: Furthering the Search for a Greener Oxidation Pathway.” The students worked on these research projects last summer as part of the college’s Summer Research Institute, a program that brings together motivated physics, chemistry, biology, math and computer science students into a more intense research environment. 
Torraca said, “I am always so proud to see our students present research at symposia. They do such a good job of trying to clearly communicate their research in a professional way. I am also excited that so many students were willing to take one of their Saturdays to attend the symposium.”
In the chemistry department at Houghton College, experienced Christian faculty members prepare and equip students interested in biochemistry, molecular biology, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry to define and answer significant questions about our world. Students pursuing a degree in chemistry or biochemistry learn to think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world problems. A degree in biochemistry or chemistry from Houghton College provides opportunities for a variety of fulfilling careers ranging from health professions to industrial research.

Astronomer Dr. Jennifer Wiseman to speak at Houghton College commencement

Houghton College is honored to welcome astronomer, author and speaker Dr. Jennifer Wiseman as the 2016 commencement speaker on May 14
Wiseman studies star-forming regions of our galaxy using radio, optical and infrared telescopes. She also directs the program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she is the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA. As an individual interested in public science policy, she has served as a Congressional Science Fellow of the American Physical Society, working with the staff of the Science Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Additionally, Wiseman is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), a network of Christians in science. 
“Dr. Jennifer Wiseman offers our graduates one model of what it means to live courageously ‘outside the box,’” said Houghton College president, Shirley Mullen. “At a time when science and religion are still too often assumed to be antagonists, she embodies a life shaped by deep commitments to both the methods of science and the claims of the Christian faith.”
Wiseman received her B.S. in physics from MIT, discovered comet Wiseman-Skiff in 1987, and continued her studies at Harvard, earning a Ph.D. in astronomy in 1995. She continued her research as a Jansky Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and as a Hubble Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University.  
Wiseman has authored several essays addressing the relationship of astronomy and faith and frequently gives talks to civic clubs, churches, schools and campus groups on the excitement of scientific discovery.
The Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion program directed by Wiseman is based on the belief that the scientific community needs to be in dialogue with both the field of technological development and the field of ethics and religion in order to understand the cultural contest within which science operates and to respond to the societal issues opened up by scientific discovery. The program seeks to facilitate collaboration among scientists, ethicists, and religion scholars and leaders to address critical multidisciplinary issues related to science, ethics and religion.
Founded in 1941, the ASA, of which Wiseman is a fellow, seeks to integrate, communicate and facilitate properly researched science and theology in service to the Church and the scientific community, believing that honest and open studies of both Scripture and nature are mutually beneficial in developing a full understanding of human identity, relationships and the environment. Where there is honest disagreement on an aspect of science, Christian faith or the relationship between the two, the ASA strives to create a safe environment in which dialogue can flourish, and diverse, even contrasting ideas can be discussed with courtesy and respect. The ASA fosters dialogue through publications, their website and online resources, conferences and local chapter meetings, and church and community support.     

Wellsville Police Blotter

Date: Thursday April 28, 2016

Wellsville Police arrested Cheyenne M. Miller, age 25 of Wellsville, charging her with aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on School Street in the village.  Miller was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Judge O’Connor.  Miller was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $250.00 cash bail.  Miller is due back in Wellsville Village Court on May 17th at 4:30 p.m.

Hornell celebrates Arbor Day

HORNELL – The City of Hornell will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, 2016. This year’s ceremony will be held at Veterans’ Memorial Park at James Street. DPW Superintendent Mitch Cornish will open the ceremony at 10:00 am (weather permitting) by reading a proclamation. City crews will then plant three trees.

Travel Advisory - State Route 21 Hornell Reservoir #2


State Route 21 Hornell Reservoir #2
Town of Fremont
Steuben County
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that state Route 21 at Hornell Reservoir #2, just north of Town Barn Road will have the existing stone wall on the west side of the road removed and guiderail installed.
Work will begin Monday, May 2, 2016, weather permitting, and should be completed in two days.
While this work is taking place, traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by flag persons.  Work during these days will begin around 7:00 a.m. and should be completed by 4:00 p.m.

National Fuel Files First Rate Increase Proposal since 2007 for Western New York

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (“National Fuel” or the Company”) announced today that it filed a request with the New York State Public Service Commission (“Commission”) to increase utility base rates for the first time in more than 9 years. If approved, the request would, for the average residential customer, increase the monthly bill by approximately $5.75 per month assuming normal weather. The requested increase would begin in April 2017, assuming the typical Commission review period. Until then, National Fuel’s rates will continue, as approved in 2007, with its customers not experiencing any delivery rate increase for nearly 10 years.
National Fuel, one of the few remaining state local utilities with corporate headquarters in New York state, continues to invest heavily in upgrades to its Western New York pipeline system. Since the 2007 delivery services rate increase, the Company has invested more than $310 million in new and replacement infrastructure, reflecting its long-term commitment to the area and to safe and reliable natural gas service. With continued Commission interest in utility system modernization, National Fuel proposes to not only achieve but surpass the Commission’s statewide infrastructure goal to accelerate the removal of remaining bare-steel, wrought-iron and cast-iron pipe from the ground.

Crooked Creek Trail Race Returns To Wellsville

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Obituary: Richard L. "Dick" Blouvet, Sr., 82, Wellsville/Scio

Wellsville, NY - Richard L."Dick" Blouvet, Sr. age 82, a former resident of Scio passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Highland Park Health Care Center. He was born on April 16, 1934 in Wellsville to Howard L. and Lina M. Scott Blouvet. On May 18, 1954 in Scio he married Wilma Margeson who survives him. Dick retired from the New York State Department of Transportation in 1989 as an equipment operator after 36 years of service. His hobbies included attending horse trading conventions, working stock car and go cart races at Drum Raceway, hunting at Allegany State Park, throwing horse shoes, camping and golfing with one golf club. Dick will be laid to rest in Knight Creek Cemetery with his best friend Paul Merry. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Wilma; 2 sons, Richard L. (Tina) Blouvet Jr. of Cuba; William L. (Kathleen) Blouvet of Scio; 3 daughters, Barbara M. (Jim) Fanton of Wellsville, Rebecca L. (Mike) Washer of Ellington and Roxanne L. Blouvet of Wellsville; 39 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his 3 brothers, Cory, Howard J. and Harold Blouvet.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, April 29, in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His funeral service will take place on Saturday in the Funeral Home at 12 noon with Reverend Diane Cox presiding. Burial will take place in Knights Creek Cemetery and in lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Highland Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Activities Department at 160 Seneca Street Wellsville, New York.  14895. To leave online condolences please visit

Obituary: A. Irene Worthington, 99, Rushford

Rushford --- A. Irene Worthington of Honeoye Falls and a former resident of Rushford died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Highland Hospital, Rochester. She was born on July 23, 1916 in Farmersville, a daughter of the late Eugene and Ada Austin Drew. She married Maurice H. Worthington who predeceased her.
She was a member of the Rushford United Methodist Church, Rushford United Methodist Women and the Rushford Cynthian Club.
Irene and Maurice owned and operated the Rushford Sunoco for many years. She also worked with the Post Office in Rushford, the Belfast Hotel and the Rochester Munitions factory during World War II.
Irene was an avid antique collector and enjoyed tole painting.
Surviving are her daughters, Marcia (Harry) Glossner of Rushford, Barbara (Keith) Manning of Honeoye Falls, five granddaughters, Gail, Amy, Megan, Kara, Kirstyn, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may gather from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rushford United Methodist Church. Pastors Larry Russell and Bob Schooley will co-officiate. Burial will be in White Cemetery, Rushford.
Memorials if desired to: Rushford United Methodist Church.

Wellsville - Eldridge: "I'll still come if somebody needs help"

(Left -Right: Dale Eldridge, Kevin Fleischman)
At age 73, Dale Eldridge of Wellsville says his activity in the Wellsville fire department has slowed, but he says he'll still come if somebody needs help. On Thursday, Eldridge was honored for 51 years of service to the Dyke Street Engine Company in Wellsville. Outside the engine company's headquarters today, Eldridge was presented his award by Captain Kevin Fleischman. Dale said he became a member of the fire department in April 1965. He actually applied a year earlier, but back then he said, there was actually a waiting list to join. A waiting list! Dale grew up on Trapping Brook Road in Wellsville and fondly recalled as a young boy hearing the fire whistle blow. He said he'd hop on his bike and peddle to the closest fire station - the Dyke Street Engine Company. Dale was briefly a fire company Assistant Captain, but said he didn't like it. He said he preferred to be on "the front line."
Eldridge said the most challenging events as a firefighter, for him, were the flood of 1972 and the Wellsville Agway fire on May 13, 1980. Both events kept volunteers busy for days.

Eldridge did admit, that the death of his son Chris stopped him cold. Chris, aka "Chief 2" was a Wellsville rescue chief, ambulance member and firefighter for decades. He served while battling cancer, which eventually claimed his life in 2012. "I was so used to responding to calls and always seeing Chris there," said the elder Eldridge. "It's just been tough," he said. A few months ago, Dale began responding to calls again. A few weeks ago he ran the jaws of life at a crash. "Boy was I bruised and sore the next day," he said with a chuckle. And just last week, he was with the Dyke Street Engine Company at a fire on Thomas Road in Wellsville.
Kevin Fleischman is the new company Captain. He said the fire company is like a second family, calling it a "close knit group." "There's such comradery here," he said. Dale is "always there when you need him," Kevin said. He noted he would never hesitate to pick up the phone and call Dale for advice or guidance. Fleischman said the fire department needs members, saying "we have jobs for everybody." He noted you don't have to run into a burning building to help.
Meanwhile, Dale Eldridge says he has no regrets and has thoroughly enjoyed his 51 years...from the world famous chicken barb-b-ques.
Regarding the recent announcement that the Genesee and McEwen Hose Companies planned to merge, he said "I never thought I'd see that...ever." Fleischman added that budgets and volunteers are shrinking. Dale's closing remarks? "We (volunteer fire departments) need help."
By the way...Eldridge says he has no plans of "retiring" from the fire service anytime soon!

Wyoming County woman admits to killing husband

Press release:

UPDATE: APRIL 28, 2016

At 11:30 a.m. today, Charlene Mess, age 49 of Attica, New York, pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree conditioned upon a determinate sentencing range of 18 to 25 years in prison with an additional 2.5 to 5 years of Post Release Supervision.  She also waived her right to appeal.  During the appearance Mess indicated that she had plenty of time to discuss this plea offer with her attorney and that she was prepared to change her plea. Under the plea, she admitted to causing the death of her husband, Douglas Mess.  Members of the Mess family were present in court to see Mrs. Mess admit her guilt.
Sentencing will be on June 23, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wyoming County Courthouse before the Honorable Michael M. Mohun.
“I hope that this admission of guilt by Mrs. Mess will provide some closure and justice for the Mess Family.  We have been in consultation with the Mess family throughout these proceedings and specifically regarding this disposition.  It is a disposition that has been discussed for months but because of the competency issues we had to address a few weeks ago, it was a disposition that we could not go forward on.  Once the judge ruled that she was competent the defense team was able to begin discussing this disposition once again.  We have been convinced for months that the defendant was faking or maligning her so-called incompetency as a delay tactic to avoid taking responsibility for killing her husband.  Once the judge ruled that she was in fact competent she had no more legal maneuvers to avoid taking responsibility.  The Mess Family and I are hopeful that the court will give her 25 years in prison or at least something close to that as we believe that that amount of time is the most appropriate sentence for her actions in this case,” said, Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O’Geen. 

Note: A determinate sentence means that the individual must serve 6/7ths of the actual sentence. The judge will have discretion to sentence her to any number of years on or between that range (i.e. 20.5, 21, 21.5 etc.).  The District Attorney’s office will have no further comment other than what is in this press release or until after sentencing on the 23rd.

Obituary: Diane M. Ayers, 65, Austin, PA

Diane M. Ayers “beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and sister”
AUSTIN, PA---Diane M. Ayers, 65, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Born on October 2, 1950 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Ronald L. “Bucky” Meacham and Mary L. Riale Meacham Haskins.  On February 14, 1970 in the Austin United Methodist Church, she married Donald E. “Don” Ayers, who survives.
Diane was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1968.  She was employed by the former Sylvania Corporation in Emporium and later worked at Emporium Specialties in Austin until retiring due to ill health.
Diane was a member of the former Mecca Chapter #217 O.E.S. in Austin.  She had formerly served as a Judge of Election in Austin.  She enjoyed crocheting.  She loved her dogs, but her greatest love was her family.
Surviving besides her husband and her mother, Mary L. Haskins of Austin, are a daughter, Denise M. (Philip “Flip”) Perkins of Shinglehouse; a son, Donald A. (Lacy) Ayers of Austin; three grandchildren, Ashley Grace Perkins, Tyler Philip Perkins, and Hayden Donald Ayers; two sisters, Connie E. (Larry) Brundage of Port Allegany and Vicki L. Brewer of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.
Diane was predeceased by her father.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin, with the Rev. Steven D. Small, pastor of the Southern Potter United Methodist Charge, officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made in Diane’s name to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Austin Ambulance Association, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.
Diane’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Diane, please visit

Obituary: John M. "Jack" Stilson, 75, Sharon Center

John M. Stilson “beloved husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law”
SHARON CENTER, PA---John M. “Jack” Stilson, 75, of Sharon Center, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, after a long illness.
Born December 6, 1940 in Olean, NY, he was a son of Richard “Paul” and Mary Hurd Stilson.  On July 22, 1961 in Chrystal, he married Frances K. “Fran” Hyde, who survives.
John was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1959.  He attended Lock Haven State College, Williamsport Technical Institute and Breeden School of Welding in Genesee.
In 1964 he was hired by Air-Preheater in Wellsville, NY, first being employed as a welder, later becoming head inspector of the Welding department.  He retired in 2003.  He was also a Sharon Township supervisor from January 1980 until December 20, 2015.  While employed at Air-Preheater, John was trained in non-destructive testing at Eastman-Kodak in Rochester, NY.
John was a member and usher at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle Church where he was lovingly known as “the greeter”.  He was a member of the Potter County Association of Township Officials, serving as president from 1994 to 1996.  He had also served on the Potter Planning Commission.  He was a mentor to many, including teaching the art of welding and helping them obtain employment in that trade.  He was a life member of the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport.  He loved to hunt and fish, and also loved to shoot trap with his grandson.  His greatest love was his Lord and his family.
Surviving besides his wife of 54 years are three children, Tammy A. (Mark) Perkins of New Wilmington, Chris P. (Dawn) Stilson of Bolivar, NY, and Phil E. (Lisa) Stilson of Millport; six grandchildren, DaLacy Watson, Jeremy Perkins, Andrew Perkins, Kristen Stilson, Trevor Stilson, and Lexie Stilson; two great-grandchildren, Lillian Kreider and Alex Kreider; two step-great-grandchildren, Eli Watson and Zack Watson; a brother, Walter (Susan) Stilson of Florida; a sister, Marilyn (Tom) Gorrell of Smethport; and several nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his parents.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Dr. David Minor, pastor, and the Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of Potter County Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Chrystal Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials in John’s name may be made to the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 186, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
John’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
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Obituary: Maryjane (Perry) Thomas, 66, Wellsville

Maryjane (Perry) Thomas, 66 of Wellsville, passed away peacefully on Monday (April 25, 2016) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Maryjane was born in Wellsville, N.Y., on Dec. 11, 1949, to the late Oland and Jean Perry.
She is survived by her three sons and two grandchildren, Chad (Tammy) Perry of Greensboro, N.C.,  Bruce (Chrystal) Burritt Jr. of Orange, Mass., Walter "Jake" Hilliard and his daughter, Annabelle of Fredericksburg, Va., and her granddaughter, Porscha (Adam) Perry-Meade of Greensboro, N.C. Maryjane has four surviving sisters and three brothers, Suzanne Amidon of Wellsville, Carol (Dick) Dodge of Wellsville, Lois Whiteman of Wellsville, Brenda (Don) Hays of Oswayo, Pa., Fred (Chickie) Perry of Wellsville, Ron (Linda) Perry of Friendship and Milt (Janet) Nolan of Cuba; as well as many, many nieces, nephews and longtime friends, Linda Woodworth, Connie Morris and Darcy Ennis.
Maryjane was a 1968 graduate of Andover High and later received her accounting degree from Alfred State University. She volunteered for the Wellsville Ambulance for nearly 20 years and worked as a dispatcher for the Belmont Ambulance/Fire Department for 7 years. In 1996, she moved to North Carolina where she took up long haul trucking before retiring in Bassett, Va. Jane was an active member of the American Vets Auxiliary,
Moose Club and past Madame President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Collinsville, Va. Jane loved cooking and baking. She owned MJ's Cafe in Allentown for several years and loved treating family and friends to a big meal whenever she could. Maryjane was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, enjoyed NASCAR, crocheting, playing cards and was looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother this July.
Graveside services will be held Saturday (April 30, 2016) at 12 p.m. at Reed Cemetery (Judge Rd. in Oakfield, N.Y.). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to F.O.E. Charity Fund Diabetes Research Center in the name of Maryjane Thomas by logging on to  Expressions of condolence can be shared with the family at:

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020, Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

Obituary: Marion E. Clark Ratzel, 72, Ceres

CERES — Marion E. Clark Ratzel, of 204 High St., passed away Wednesday (April 27, 2016) at her home surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 18, 1943, in Olean, she was a daughter of the late Jared and Marie Bean Clark. On Feb. 2, 1963, in Allegany, she married Fredrick H. Ratzel Jr., who survives. Marion was a graduate of Allegany Central School. She was employed at Faulkner Fruit Stand and was a nurse’s aide at Olean General Hospital until her retirement. Marion was an athletic person who loved the outdoors. She ran in cancer awareness 5K runs, loved kayaking, boating, traveling, golfing and swimming at their condo in Lake Wales, Fla. She was an active member of the Portville American Legion Auxiliary, the Cuba VFW Auxiliary and the Wellsville Moose Club Auxiliary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Fredrick (Betty) Ratzel III of Massachusetts, Ronald Ratzel of Ceres, Jeffrey (Vickie) Ratzel of Bluffton, S.C., and Timothy (Jeanette “Nette”) Ratzel of Ceres; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her siblings, Jared Clark Jr. of Allegany, Joyce Larrabee of Olean, Alan (Connie) Clark of Allegany, Willis Clark of Olean and Donald Clark of Allegany; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, William Clark; and a sister, Gloria Ann Reardon. Family will receive friends on Sunday (May 1, 2016) at the Portville American Legion from 2 to 3 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Daniel Buringrud, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allegany, will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Fund, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Arrangements are under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home Inc., Portville

Obituary: Dean Allyn Long, 61, formerly of Canaseraga

GULFPORT, Miss. — “The Man, The Myth, The Legend,” otherwise known as Dean Allyn Long, passed away Monday (April 25, 2016) with his daughters by his side at the early age of 61. Dean, the son of Arthur and E. Lucy Long, was born July 18, 1954, in Hornell, N.Y. He graduated from Canaseraga Central School with the Class of 1972 and went on to play basketball via scholarship at Olean Business Institute while obtaining an associate degree in accounting. Dean went on to become an accomplished auditor for the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General and audited several local school districts. Even though accounting was his career field, he considered himself a master craftsman and took great pride in his creations. He had many hobbies, but overall athletics and mentoring children were his passion. Through countless years of coaching, umpiring, refereeing and volunteering, he has left a legacy with many people that will last a lifetime. Throughout his lifetime, every morning began with ESPN, peanut butter toast (a necessity with every meal) and at least two cups of coffee. Dean has always been known as the master of all sports, as he played and enjoyed watching any of them, from women’s softball to college basketball and everything in between. His daughters refer to him as a walking sports almanac. Some of his favorites include his beloved New York Yankees and his Buffalo Bills. At the end of the day, though, above everything else, Dean’s pride and joy has always been his girls. He is survived by two daughters, Danielle (Quentin) Bradt and Angela (Michael) Copponi; and four granddaughters, Dakoda Bradt, Madison Copponi, Makena Bradt and Chelsea Copponi. Even though his family is small, he has touched the lives of so many. It is not the end yet, but a new beginning. To honor the man all held so dear, a memorial softball game and picnic is being planned for early June and will be held in Allegany, N.Y., with more information to follow. The family would also like to thank Dr. Olivia Hightower and the staff at Cannon Hospice for all of their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be sent to the St. Bonaventure women’s softball team. For an online guestbook and tributes, visit Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family.

Amity-based state police make two DWI arrests

During a traffic stop on state route 19 in Amity at 1:07 a.m. today, troopers report the arrest of Jared L. Finnemore, 30, of Wellsville. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated. Court action is pending.
State police also report the arrest of Paul W. Kelly, 71, of Friendship. He was stopped on Pigtail Road in Friendship Wednesday night and charged with DWI and having a BAC above .08%. He was released on appearance tickets for court.

Alfred State: Business Department chair recognized by SUNY for online teaching advocacy

Alfred State is pleased to announce that Danielle Green, an instructor and chair of the Business Department, has been named an Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador.
Green was nominated by Alfred State as an exemplary online educator, who is both enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and who can be a positive and strong advocate for online teaching in the SUNY community.
“I congratulate Danielle on her achievement and thank her for all of her hard work in being an online teaching advocate for our college,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan.
Green teaches both lower- and upper-level court reporting classes, including theory, speed building, and procedures for reporters and captioners. Court and realtime reporting (AAS) and court reporting and captioning (certificate) are two of Alfred State’s various online academic offerings.
Speaking about its benefits, Green noted that online learning provides flexibility to adult learners, career-changers, those returning to school after a long absence, and all other populations not sufficiently served by the traditional college environment.
Additionally, she said, it provides those not comfortable in the traditional classroom an avenue to exchange thoughts and ideas with others in a safe environment and to showcase their talents which they may have been hesitant or anxious about doing in an on-ground program.
“Our primary goal for online education is to reach a wider cross section of learners and to service those who would not have normally considered Alfred State for their education,” Green said. “Distance learning is paramount to place-bound students who need to hone their current skills to gain promotions in their career or be overall marketable in the workforce. Online teaching can only occur when the learning materials are delivered in an accessible, consistent, and meaningful manner.”
Green added that online instructors must be passionate in their field and the educational delivery mode, and consistently seek out new knowledge in relation to online learning to continuously improve how education is delivered around the globe.

Alfred State Drive for Soldiers, Service Dogs Successful

Organizers of a month-long donation drive in support of soldiers and military service dogs at Alfred State College are thanking the community for helping to make the event a great success.  According to Danielle Green, chair of Alfred State’s Business Department, the drive drew a significant response from the campus community and beyond.  For the four-legged soldiers she said they were able to procure over 30 bags of Science Diet dog treats, toys, brushes, and toothpaste.  They even had a few dog beds and collars donated, but as they couldn’t be mailed, they were donated to Grand View (Canine Care) in Arkport.  For the service men and women, scarves, socks, toiletries, games, hats, and more were donated.  In all, 10 boxes were filled with supplies for soldiers, veterans, wounded warriors, and service dogs.

Wellsville Police Blotter

Date: Wednesday April 27, 2016

Wellsville Police, acting on a bench warrant issued by the Wellsville Village Court, arrested Brittney L. Shaffer, age 23 of Belmont, for failure to appear in Court on a previous petit larceny charge.  Shaffer was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Judge O’Connor.  Shaffer was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $500.00 cash bail.  Shaffer is due back in Wellsville Village Court on May 17th at 4:30 p.m.

Obituary: Marlin Walter Scott, 83, Ulysses

Marlin Walter Scott, 83, of Ulysses, PA, died Monday, April 25, 2016.
Born October 15, 1932, in Ulysses, he was the son of Walter and Leota Monroe Scott. He was raised off a dirt, country road in the heart of Potter County, on the same farm land he spent the last 20 years of life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Scott; his sisters, Arlene Lindauer and Cathleen Fay Scott; and his brother Ronald "Bud" Scott.
Surviving are: five children, Debra (Charles “Chick”)
Reicherter, Steven (Peggy) Scott, Carmen Scott, Jeanne (Todd) Alderson, and Kimberly (Jeff) Gardner; three step-children, Russell Outman, Todd (Jennifer) Outman, and Kim (Lanny) Yaeger; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters Rosalind (Robert) Eastman and M. Jean (James) Durandetta; and two sisters-in-law, Fanny Scott and Joan Weidman.
He was Uncle "Scottie" to many nieces and nephews, a baseball coach, a fire chief, a mentor to ones less fortunate, a protector to those who needed a friend or a helping hand. He had the ability to walk into a room full of strangers and leave with only friends. All were welcome to stop by his "garage" any time of day for a snack and a beverage. He always had the coffee pot on and the wood stove burning for family, neighbors, travelers, or hunters to come in and take a load off. He was no stranger to hard work, on and off the farm. He worked for Consolidated Gas Corp. for 39 years, and spent his "retirement" years working and playing at River Valley Country Club. He and his dog, Zoe, were a regular fixture on the golf course, and were known by all who visited there. He will be greatly missed by so many. Each life he touched has their own story to tell. He was never shy to tell people how much he cared about them, and there was no doubt that his words were genuine and his love was real.

He was a member of the Mills Union church, River Valley Country Club, and a social member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 and Howard S. Lines VFW Post #6753.

The family would like to extend a special gratitude to his cousin, Sharon Downey, nephew Paul and Leen Rounds, nephew Jim Rounds, Dr. Edmund Guelig, and all those who gave their time and support to Marlin and Eileen during the last two years, the names are too numerous to list.
Friends may call Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday in the Mills Union Church. The Rev. Allyn Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wellsville Traffic Note

North Hill Road will be closed from Scott Avenue and Farnum Street to Buck Farm Road in Wellsville starting Thursday Apr. 28th - Sun., May 1st for sluice pipe replacement.

Steuben County couple charged with murder in Wayland fatal fire


Just thoughts...road rage in busy Wellsville...or your town?

This isn't a news story as much as it is some random observations from the village of Wellsville. But it can happen in Anytown, USA. I observed three "near road-rage" incidents in Wellsville today. Amazing. While this can happen anywhere, this post focuses on the tiny village of Wellsville...a place where people need to 'get there...right now.' Two of the incidents occurred on Park Avenue where it dumps onto Madison Street and the busy Genesee Parkway intersection. There is apparently a NYS law that says you can't block side streets. I observe that. As I drove past Giant Food Mart early today, observing a red light, I stopped...allowing other motorists to gain access to Community Bank. Apparently, the "gentleman" behind me was displeased that I provided a 30 foot turning space...and began blasting his horn. It appeared that the .000015 foot space I left open would delay his forward progress .000000000000007 seconds. Late for work? Set the alarm earlier, I say. He was shaking his arms and "gesturing." I smirked. Then, during the noon hour, a similar situation  occurred. A motorist attempted to access the bank but was blocked by a busy, rushed motorist. Again, arms waved. In this case, I almost reached for my cell to dial 911 because it was turning ugly. Lastly, on North Main Street on the approach to (again) the Genesee Parkway...traffic blocked vehicles from turning. Horns honked, "fingers" waved...and I chuckled. Really, is there anywhere in the village of Wellsville where 15 seconds matter?
While I post Wellsville adventures...every community is exposed to the same problem...'people who need to be there...right now.' Take a breath, back away from the coffee...and enjoy small town life. Concerned about traffic...try living where there is actual traffic! Final're just not that important to be anywhere...NOW.
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Five arrested in Olean drug raid - Corrected by police

(In photo, L-R: Vavrecan,Ensell, Kelly, Tarrant, Turner,)
Five people were arrested Tuesday night at 123 Orleans Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. after members of the Olean Police Departments Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant initiated by investigators from the Street Crimes Unit. Investigators say they had received several complaints of drug traffic activity in and out of the apartment for the past month. Police said they conducted surveillance and controlled buys of crack cocaine from this location and later requested a search warrant be signed by the Honorable Judge Ploetz. The drug raid was executed without incident, according to authorities. Olean Police Captain Robert Blovsky said “eight people were inside the apartment at the time officers entered and three people who did not reside there were released.” Ten individual bags of crack cocaine and one larger bag of crack were seized along with powder cocaine, prescription pills and marijuana, according to police. Cash and drug paraphernalia were also taken as evidence from the apartment. Investigators place the street value of the drugs seized at approximately $2000.00.  Charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd & 7th degree were:
-Catherine N. Ensell, 28,  123 Orleans Ave. Olean,
-Jachai K. Turner, 19, 45 A. Street Buffalo,
-Joseph D. Vavrecan, 31,123 Orleans Ave. Olean,
-Kristina Kelly, 33, 123 Orleans Ave. Olean.
Charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th was:
-Janay D. Tarrant, 22, 89 Humber Ave., Buffalo.

Houghton hosts local high school students for a Math Discovery Day

Recently, Houghton College hosted nine area high schoolers for Math Discovery Day, an event designed to acquaint the students with math at the collegiate level. A Dolciani Grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) provided the funding.
While here, the students attended three different mathematics sessions with college faculty, featuring topics like using slope functions to find chocolate hidden in the science building, the “Pigeonhole Principle,” and how a perfect voting system is mathematically impossible. 
“We are excited to host talented area mathematics students for Math Discovery Day, and we hope that it serves as an opportunity for them to deepen their interest in and understanding of the field of mathematics,” said Jill Jordan, assistant professor of mathematics.
Houghton selected students for participation based on their scores in the American Mathematics Competitions, annual contests held by the MAA, which they entered last February during Houghton’s Math and Science Day.
The Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation has provided funding for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to award grants for projects designed to develop mathematical enrichment programs for talented students in middle school or high school. The goal of the program is to interest students who are ready for more challenge in the study of mathematics and encourage them to further their mathematical studies.

Perry man arrested twice

Wyoming County Sheriff's Office:
Cody N. Proefrock, 23 of Perry, was arrested twice following an incident on South Main Street in the village of Perry.  Proefrock, who was on probation for a conviction of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, was alleged to have fled on foot after being approached by his Wyoming County Probation Officer on South Main Street.  A warrant was issued later the same date for Proefrock for violation of probation.  On April 26, 2016 Proefrock was apprehended by Deputy Sampson and Deputy Asquith on Dale Road in the Town of Warsaw while at a friend’s residence.  Proefrock was arraigned on the violation of probation in the Village of Warsaw Court where he was held in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 bond.  Later on April 26, 2016, Proefrock was charged in connection with fleeing on foot from his probation officer.  Proefrock was charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and he was scheduled to answer the charge in the Village of Perry Court on May 5, 2016.

Steuben man faces multiple charges

Wellsville Police Blotter

Date: Tuesday April 26, 2016

Wellsville Police arrested Jeremy M. Elias, age 40 of Wellsville, charging him with disorderly conduct.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on April 20th in the village of Wellsville.  Elias was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Judge O’Connor. Elias was released.

Wellsville Police arrested Daniel T. Moss, age 22 of Ellicott, MD, charging him with assault 3rd, menacing 2nd and criminal trespass 2nd.  The charges stem from an incident that took place on Stevens Street in the village.  Moss was processed and arraigned before Town of Scio Judge Ames.  Moss was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $2,500 cash bail.  Moss is due to appear in the Village of Wellsville Court on May 3rd at 4:30 p.m.