Monday, November 30, 2015

Hydrant flushing planned in Bolivar-Richburg

The Village of Bolivar and Richburg will be flushing Hydrants on 12-01-15 to 12-11-15. During the hours of 12a.m. to 4a.m. Please address any lasting water quality issue's with the Water Operator at 716-378-0915.  Thank You.


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Patricia M. Groeber has been appointed First Deputy Superintendent of the New York State Police, which places her second in command of the 4,800 member Division. The appointment, made by Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico, marks the first time that a female member has been appointed to the position in the 98-year history of the State Police.
"First Deputy Superintendent Groeber is a proven leader in the finest traditions of the New York State Police," said Governor Cuomo. "I know she moves into her new position with the experience and dedication that's necessary to serve all New Yorkers. I congratulate Patricia Groeber on her appointment to this incredibly important post."
First Deputy Superintendent Groeber will oversee the daily operations of all aspects of the Division, including Field Command, Administration, Employee Relations and Internal Affairs. She first joined the State Police on September 22, 1986, as a Trooper in Troop G. She has served in numerous positions throughout career, and on May 4, 2013 was appointed Field Commander. In that position she was the first woman to ever serve as third in command of the Division, overseeing operations of the Uniform Force, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the New York State Intelligence Center and the Office of Counter Terrorism.
State Police Superintendent D'Amico said, "Patricia Groeber has been committed to protecting the people of New York for nearly 30 years. Her career has taken her to all corners of the state, rising through the ranks to be the first female to hold a number of leadership positions within the New York State Police. Today, we congratulate her latest achievement as she becomes First Deputy Superintendent. Her leadership and dedication to this agency will not only benefit the New York State Police, but also the people of this great state."
First Deputy Superintendent Groeber graduated in 1984 from the University of Albany with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry. She also holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Rockefeller College/University at Albany, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Marist College. She is an active member of several outside organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Roosevelt Dime Returns to the Wellsville Creative Arts Center December 5th

WELLSVILLE,NY-Roosevelt Dime will be performing on Saturday, December 5th, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center.  Show starts at 8pm.  Advanced tickets are $12,  $14 at door.  Members save an additional $2.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Art Center Coffee House.  For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.
Seamlessly combining the groove of classic Rhythm and Blues with acoustic Americana instrumentation, Roosevelt Dime has crafted a signature style truly their own. The syncopated clave rhythms of New Orleans played on Craig Akin's upright bass and Tony Montalbano's drums lock in with Andrew Green's innovative banjo style that's equal parts boogie woogie piano and bluegrass picking, while swampy chords and swinging blues lines from Eben Pariser's semi-hollow body electric guitar thicken the sound further still. The rich musical alchemy is topped off with Pariser's searingly soulful vocals performed with a passion and panache straight from the juke joints. Armed with original songs of hope, love, and conviction that sound birthed from the cradle of American music yet speak to the times in which we live, the group has captivated revelers on the streets of NYC, listeners in the clubs, and dancers at the festival grounds of their current nationwide tour.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Roosevelt Dime got its start in the age-old New Orleans street performing tradition, only it was the bustling avenues of the Big City rather than the Big Easy that nurtured their sound. All walks of life assembled to shake their hips at these impromptu performances that were equal parts old-time jug band and Dixieland second line, and the diversity in these crowds was a crucial element in the formation of the band's style and outlook. People of all ages, persuasions, creeds and colors were drawn to the infectious positivity and spontaneity at these revelries, and this grassroots community building stuck with the band as they took their joyous beat from the city's parks and subways to seek that same heartfelt connection with audiences worldwide. The seeds of this endeavor were first planted at Oberlin College, where Andrew and Eben cut their teeth playing in blues bands amidst one of the finest music conservatories in the country. Shortly after both settled in New York, they began writing songs together and soon started working with dynamic drummer Tony Montalbano. The current quartet configuration took shape with the addition of Craig Akin on upright bass, while Eben transitioned from playing bass back to his native guitar. The moves have allowed the group to explore the strains of American music through their own writing more deeply than ever.
From their earliest days, the group has been an Americana band in the truest sense - rather than dwell on the divisions between the elements that make up the style, they seamlessly merge the shared and varied musical traditions into a unique sound that's both timely and timeless. As their primary influences like Ray Charles, The Band, and John Hartford did before, they seek to not merely combine aspects of different genres, but to challenge the notion of these differences at their core. The pedal steel infused alt-country of their debut album “Crooked Roots” was called “modern acoustic American roots music at its best” by Folkworld. The horn laden romps of “Steamboat Soul” (2011) and “Full Head of Steam” (2014), which peaked at #6 on the national folk charts, were called “a full charged lesson on how to unearth some vital roots” by The Bluegrass Situation
“They may be based in New York's hipster mecca, but the band's sound channels the soul of New Orleans and the bluegrass of the Appalachians.” -Sarah Murphy, EXCLAIM
"A perpetual crowd-pleaser" -Tze Chun, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Livingston County Sheriff Blotter

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

Paul Sagrafena, 36, Brockport, NY, was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, Unlicensed Operator, One License Plate and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on November 16.  Sagrafena will answer charges in Groveland Town Court on a later date.

Abigayle L. Clark, 24, Perry, NY, was arrested November 5, charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Following Too Closely.  Following arraignment, Clark was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail/$1,000 property bond.  Clark will address charges in Geneseo Town Court on a later date.

Laurie A. Montgomery, 54, Nunda, NY, was cited November 6, for Issuing A Bad Check.  Montgomery was released on an appearance ticket to respond to charges in Portage Town Court on a later date.

Roger A. Cratsley, 36,  Hemlock, NY, was cited November 18, for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Inspection Violation and Stop Lamp Violation. Cratsley was released on an appearance ticket to appear in answer to charges in Conesus Town Court on a later date.

Tara E. Cowley, 26, and Ann M. Andrews, 40, both residents of Lima, NY, were charged with Disorderly Conduct on November 17, and were released on appearance tickets to answer charges in Lima Town Court on a later date.

Jared R. Schoff, 29, Rochester, NY, was arrested November 19, charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.  Following arraignment, Schoff was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail/$1,000 property bond.  Schoff will respond to charges in Avon Town Court on a later date.

Kenneth J. Stahl, 58, Hemlock, NY, was cited for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on November 21.  Stahl will address charges in Livonia Town Court on a later date.

Gary J. Mitchell, 66, Livonia, NY, was arrested November 23, charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Blood Alcohol Content .08% or Greater and Insufficient Turn Signal.  Mitchell will respond to charges in Livonia Town Court on a later date.

Makayla E. Stickley, 18, Leicester, NY, was arrested and charged with Identity Theft 1st Degree, Forgery 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree on November 25.  Following arraignment, Stickley was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail/$3,000 property bond.  Stickley will answer charges in Leicester Town Court on a later date.

Obituary: Magdalena H. Sell, 85, Shinglehouse

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Magdalena H. Sell, 85, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in the Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport, after a long illness.
     Born on September 29, 1930 in Aschaffenburg, Germany, she was a daughter of Heinrich and Anna Gumbel Schuppert.  In Aschaffenburg, she married Clarence H. Sell, who passed away on December 7, 1996.
     Magdalena graduated from high school in Aschaffenburg. Prior to moving to Shinglehouse in 1973, she lived in Red Hill, PA.
      A kind woman with a big heart, Magdalena arrived in this world weighing one pound, kept in a box of cotton beneath the kitchen stove, raised in war torn Germany.  She was sent out at the age of 5 to collect bits of unused coal from homes where only the chimneys were standing and at age 6 years she traveled on her own trying to get to family members in other towns.  It was a hard life for her, but she was a fighter.  In 1949 she met her husband and moved to the United States with him.  Knowing no one but her husband and her daughter, Ellen, she became friends with everyone, worked in her family’s restaurants in the Red Hill area, and raised five children.  No one loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews more.
      Her children celebrate their mother’s life with pride, admiration, and love.  Farewell Mom, we will always love you and respect you, and only hope we are half the person you have always been, the strong one, the fighter.
      She enjoyed the company and friendship of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse.
     Surviving are five children, Ellen Collins of Schwenksville, Kaye A. (Gary) Jordan of Shinglehouse, Suzanne J. (John) Frain of Boyertown, Doris M. (John) Hanson of Moravia, NY, and Richard A. Sell of Shinglehouse; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Erika Schuppert of Aschaffenburg and Maria Sowers of Pennsburg; a brother, Karl-Heinz Schuppert of Kleinostheim, Germany; a cousin, George Gumbel of Wappingers Falls, NY; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beatrice and John Gilbert of Pennsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
      In addition to her parents and husband, Magdalena was predeceased by a sister, Anna Marie Hugo.
      In keeping with Magdalena’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  A private funeral service will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Eldred man jailed after bar room fight

An Eldred man was jailed over the weekend after police say he was in a bar room fight in Port Allegany. 21-year old Dallas Craft is charged with felony aggravated assault and other counts. He allegedly beat two men from Roulette with a pool stick. Craft was jailed on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.  One victim reportedly lost six teeth after being smacked in the face.

Motorcycle crash turns deadly in McKean County

Police continue to investigate a crash involving two motorcycles on Route 219 near Custer City/Bradford Township Sunday afternoon. The crash was reported at 5:11 p.m. According to online reports, one person died and another was flown to Erie. No other details are currently available. The crash is being handled by Bradford Township police.

PA: Firearms deer hunting seasons begins Nov. 30

The firearms deer hunting season begins today in Pennsylvania. The Game Commission says the 12-day season is expected to bring out 750,000 hunters. State officials say one very important regulation that applies statewide is the requirement for all hunters to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on their head, chest and back combined. An orange hat and vest will satisfy the requirement. And for safety’s sake, it’s a good idea for nonhunters who might be afield during the deer season to consider wearing orange as well. Safety first.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hornell: Baby dies, man arrested

Photo credit: Hornell Evening Tribune

An infant child who was severely injured Thanksgiving morning at a home in the city of Hornell has died. Police said 18-month old Ian Mykle Maniske-Huff of 27 1/2 East Van Scoter Street died at Strong Memorial in
Rochester just after 4 a.m. Sunday. Prior to
the death, Hornell police arrested Dakota M. Miller, 22, of Hornell, charging him with felony assault. Police are consulting with the District Attorney and additional charges may be filed.
Police say Miller is not the father, but the child was apparently in his care at the time of the injury.
Miller was arraigned and was sent to the Steuben County Jail.

Andover man arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated

An Andover man was arrested during a traffic stop at 11:34 p.m. Saturday on Harrigan Road. Town of Independence police charged Kyle G. Geer, 26, with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content at or above .08% and speed exceeding 55 mph. Police said Geer was released to a third party. He is due in court December 9th.

Wellsville High School Class of 2019 Fundraiser

PA: McKean County fire ruled accidental

A fire that destroyed a camp in McKean County on Friday has been ruled accidental by the State Police Fire Marshal. Police said the camp was located in a "very rural area" of Hamilton Township, near 1345 West Chapel Fork Road. The Fire Marshal said because of the remote location, there was an extended response time by the fire service. Investigators determined the fire was caused by a malfunction in the chimney. The camp was described as a "total loss." Damage was pegged at $40,000. The camp is owned by Joseph Miles. No injuries were reported.

State Police Blotter

11/28/15 6:20pm- After investigating a domestic dispute Friday afternoon, state police arrested Susie A. Hinckley, 33 of Caneadea. She was charged with criminal contempt for allegedly violating a court order and making a false written statement. She was released on her own recognizance.
11/28/15 3:06pm- After investigating a fraud complaint in the town of Angelica, state police arrested Freddick L. Brown, 53, of Brooklyn, NY. He was charged with false impersonation. He was held on $1,500 cash bail.
11/29/15 2:29am- During a traffic stop on state route 19 in Angelica, troopers arrested
Mark P. McCumiskey, 25 of Belfast. He was charged with DWI, DWI:Alcohol or drugs and failure to keep right. He was released to a 3rd party pending court action.
11/29/15 12:14am- State police responded to a one vehicle crash on Allen Road in the town of Grove. Troopers listed the driver as Moriah D. Jeffords,  21 of Dalton. Troopers reported two injuries resulting from the crash.
11/29/15 2:38am- State police responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch of state route 16 in the town of Olean. After a brief investigation, troopers arrested Justin T. Shaw, 24, of Olean. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. He will answer the charge in town of Olean court on December 10.
11/28/15 12:28pm- During a traffic stop on county road 14 in the town of Bath, troopers arrested Scott Pacher, 45 of Bath. He was charged with DWI and BAC above .08%. He'll answer the charges in court at a future date.
11/28/15 8:45am- During a traffic stop on West Washington Street Ext. in bath, state police arrested Richard T. Holley, 26 of Campbell. He was charged with operating without an ignition interlock, aggravated unlicensed operation, marijuana possession, unsafe tires and no license. He was released on court tickets.
11/28/15 9:10pm- State police report the arrest of Casey L. Crane, 28 of Bath. She was charged with felony grand larceny of a weapon and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

State Police Blotter

11/27/15 3pm- State police arrested Matthew W. Schoener, 27, Lindley. He was stopped on state route 19 in Amity and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was detained for court action.
11/27/15 2:48pm- State police investigated a two vehicle crash on Bolivar Road at the Wellsville village line. Troopers listed the drivers as Marilyn K. Forness, 76 of Wellsville and Mark A.  Riehle, 51 of Jacksonville, NC. State police said there were no injuries.
11/27/15 7:10pm- After responding to a domestic dispute call , state police arrested Mitchel Hinckley, 35 of Caneadea. He was charged with criminal contempt and held for court action.
11/27/15 11:49pm- During a traffic stop on state route 275 in the village of Richburg, state police arrested Bradley J. Clark, 46, of Bolivar. He was charged with three felony counts to include DWI, BAC above .08% and aggravated unlicensed operation. He was also charged with circumventing an ignition interlock and three traffic infractions. He was held on bail.
11/27/15 11:50pm- During a traffic stop on Cider Hill Road in Urbana, state police arrested Casey L. Crane, 27 of Bath. He was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding and other traffic counts. He was held for court action.

Obituary: Robert L. Sherman, 62, Cuba

Robert L. Sherman of 140 West Main Street, Skilled Nursing Facility, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 following a battle with Parkinson Disease.
Bob was born on Nov. 13, 1953 in Olean and was a son of Elmer and Audrey Smith Sherman. He was a 1973 graduate of Cuba Central. Bob worked at the Cuba Rushford Central School as a janitor for many years before his retirement Dec. 31, 1999. Bob was predeceased by both his parents and a brother David Sherman, who lived in Friendship at the time of his death. A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. in the Black Creek Cemetery, New Hudson, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. #24 Genesee Pkwy. Cuba.