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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Blood Drive in Cuba October 1st

 


Obituary: Erwin Clinton “Ernie” Wood, 82, of Wellsville

Erwin Clinton “Ernie” Wood, 82, of Wellsville, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Wellsville Highland Health Center.

Ernie was born in Rathbone, NY on March 30, 1938, the son of the late Eldred L. and Mary M. (McCaig) Wood.  He was raised in Wellsville where he attended Wellsville schools.

When he was a young man, Ernie and his parents moved to Pasadena, Texas where they resided for 35 years. While there, Ernie was employed at the Globe Department Store. He truly enjoyed his time there. They eventually returned to the area, first living in Woodhull and then went back to Wellsville.

Ernie loved to fish and was an avid fan of the Houston Astros, which would always come up in a conversation with him. His favorite day of the year was March 30, his birthday. He never lost his love of Texas and often said he would love to return.

His last few years were spent at Highland Health Center where he truly enjoyed his time as a resident there. Ernie will be missed.

He is survived by his sister, Juanita Cook of Livingston, Texas, two brothers, Robert Wood of Houston, Texas and E. John (Audrey) Wood of Wellsville as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Eldred Wood, his sister in law, Ann Wood and his brother in law, Merle Cook.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 1 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral and committal services will follow there at 1:00 pm with his nephew, Rev. John Wood officiating.

Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery. 

Obituary: Sharon D. DuBois ,83 of Rexville

Sharon D. DuBois ,83 of Rexville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020.

She was born March 15, 1937 the daughter of the late Alexander and Freida (Vanderhoef) Eichorn. Sharon was also preceded in death by her brothers Alexander Eichorn Jr and Darrel Eichorn as well as a Grandson, Sheldon and great granddaughter LaiLanie.

She is survived by her sisters Lilla Stone of Massachusetts and Nanette Eichorn of Missouri and a brother, Hugh Eichorn of Washington.

She is also survived by her children, Darlene (DuBois) Krisher of New York, Irving (Kim Kelly) DuBois of Nevada, Hope DuBois of New York and Dana DuBois of New York.

Other survivors include her grandchildren: Carol, James, Lee, Summer, Danielle, Josh, Shane, Matthew, Eric, Tiffany and Brittany. Greatgrandchildren: Stephanie, Miranda, Zachery, Elizabeth, Fernando, Jason, Gervacio, Asia, Nicole, Alanda, Kahbria, Zariah, Bentley and Alexander. Great greatgrandchildren: Paisley, Evelyn, Leo and Easton.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by Chester Gosper IV, Director at the Brown and Powers Funeral Home of Canisteo.

There will be no services. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo at the discretion of the Family 

Obituary: Joan B. Artlip, 91, of Wellsville

Joan B. Artlip, 91, of Wellsville, NY, died Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville.  

Born May 6, 1929, in Belmont, she was the daughter of Anson Daniel and Margaret Hile Chapman.  On September 2, 1949, in Wellsville, she married James B. Artlip, who predeceased her on December 10, 1984.  A graduate of Genesee High School, Genesee, PA, she was employed by Bausch and Lomb, Market Basket, Giant, and Sears.  

Surviving are:  a son, Bernell A. “Bernie” (Jaquelynn) Artlip of Stannards;  two grandchildren, Tonia Braddock of Post Falls, ID and Mindi Artlip of Bradenton, FL;  a sister, Sharon (John) Johnson of Aberdeen, WA;  two brothers, Donald (Norma) Chapman of Mills, PA and C. Lance (Linda) Chapman of  Pendleton, OR;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her long-time companion, Richard O. Bartlett, on June 22, 2019; and a brother, Dane A. Chapman, on March 15, 2019.  

Private burial will be in Stannards Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.   

Pumpkins available at Hallsport Christian Church

 


Allegany County Awarded New York Planning Federation’s Comprehensive Plan Award

The New York Planning Federation Comprehensive Plan Award is given to a municipality or agency for an outstanding and/or innovative comprehensive plan or plan update adopted within the past three years. This year’s Comprehensive Plan Award goes to the Allegany County Comprehensive Plan Update (“Our Vision, Our Mission: Outlook 2030”).

This is the third revision of Allegany County’s Comprehensive Plan, first updated in 2008. It provides a framework for growth and development objectives on a countywide level. The Plan Update takes a broader approach than individual municipal plans, and yet it has been extremely successful in its approach to collaboration with the 29 towns and 10 villages in Allegany County. The update process included outreach tools, such as surveys, public forums, and meetings with the local governments. The Plan Update was prepared entirely in-house by the Allegany County Office of Planning working closely with the Comprehensive Planning Committee, and after numerous opportunities for public comment and draft Plan revisions, the Plan Update was adopted by the Allegany County Board of Legislators in September 2019.

The Plan is noted especially for its innovative reader friendly design, outstanding attention to detail, and success in collaborating across numerous organizations and entities. The Plan includes four specific action areas: economic development, community and rural character, infrastructure, and government, all with clearly stated objectives and strategies with a well presented list of implementation priorities. Inter-municipal cooperation and coordination is a major focus of the Plan. Congratulations to the Allegany County government for its well prepared and user friendly Plan Update and for understanding that a successful comprehensive planning process is ever evolving and that regular updates with full public participation can result in a continually improving Plan.

The Allegany County Comprehensive Plan was prepared with a Comprehensive Planning Committee chaired by Charles Jessup. Additional committee members were Gary Barnes, Edward Eicher, Rich Ewell, Aaron Dale Foster, Jon Gorton, Lee Gridley, Michael Johnsen, John Ricci, and Debra Root. Staff in addition to Director of Planning Kier Dirlam that worked very hard on this preparation of the plan was Angela McKay – Assistant Director of Economic Development and Planning and Michelle Denhoff – Planning and Development Specialist, Craig Clark – IDA Executive Director. The Allegany County Legislature approved the plan September 9, 2019.

NEW YORK PLANNING FEDERATION is a non-profit membership organization established in 1937. Our mission is to promote sound planning and zoning practice throughout New York State. Membership, which currently includes nearly 10,000 individuals, is open to anyone supporting this mission. Membership categories include municipalities, counties, public organizations, private businesses, individuals, and libraries.

Five new COVID-19 cases in Cattaraugus County

****For Immediate Release****

Cattaraugus County Health Department was notified of five additional confirmed cases of COVID19 residents within Cattaraugus County. The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is now nine as there are two hundred and nine residents who have recovered from COVID-19.

The two hundred and twentieth confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. She is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed fever, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches and muscle aches. She was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and her test results indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty first confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. He is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. He developed fever, cough, congestion, headaches and muscle aches. He was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty second confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. She is a healthcare worker who reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She developed a sore throat, and congestion. She was tested for COVID-19 on September 25th and her test results on September 28th indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty third confirmed case is a female resident who resides in the northeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history and denies any contact with a positive COVID-19 person. She is a healthcare worker who developed fever, chills, nausea, headaches, muscle aches and loss of taste and smell. She was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and her test results indicated that she was positive for the virus.

The two hundred and twenty fourth confirmed case is a male resident who resides in the southeast quadrant of the county, who has no significant travel history. He was in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person but reports being asymptomatic (no fever, no cough, no muscle aches, etc.). He was given a rapid test for COVID-19 on September 28th and his test results indicated that he was positive for the virus.

The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that they have been in contact with and the places that they have visited. We would like to reiterate that if any resident experience fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches they should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to an Urgent Care facility, or the Emergency Room before calling).

In addition, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces with a cleaner that is approved by the EPA against COVID-19.

Finally, in an effort to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, any resident interested in getting tested, can register for a test at www.cattco.org/covid-19-test or call 716- 938-9119 or 716-938-2265.

23 New Cases of COVID-19 in Steuben

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 23 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday.  This brings the total to 448 confirmed cases, 101 of which are currently active.  The individuals are residents of the:

·         City of Corning (5)

·         Town of Addison

·         Town of Bath

·         Town of Campbell (4)

·         Town of Caton

·         Town of Erwin

·         Town of Hornby (3)

·         Town of Prattsburgh

·         Town of Rathbone

·         Town of Thurston (2)

·         Village of Bath

·         Village of Painted Post

·         Village of Wayland

The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department.  Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks.  All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified. 

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic through the day of the positive test result to identify any potential exposure risks. 

The investigations indicate:

·         10 individuals had contact with previously reported positives

·         Four individuals are employees of Corning Center

·         One individuals is a resident of Corning Center

·         One individual is a student at Prattsburgh High School

·         One individual is a BOCES employee who visited schools in the following districts: Alfred-Almond, Arkport, Canaseraga

·         One individual is an employee of Corning-Painted Post Middle School

Public Health has worked together with the indicated school districts.  Staff and students who are found to have direct contact with the positive student will be quarantined.  School-related questions should be directed to the appropriate district.

The individuals reported visited the following locations within the investigation timeframe:

·         9/21/20 -9/22/20 – Bath Veterinary Hospital

·         9/21/20 Morning & 9/23/20 Afternoon – Hands on Chiropractic in Corning

·         9/21/20 Afternoon – Nails Plus Tanning Salon in Bath

·         9/22/20 – 9/24/20 – Upstate Farms Cheese in Campbell

·         9/22/20 – 9/24/20 – New Image Salon in Corning

·         9/23/20 – 9/24/20 – Corning, Inc. Sullivan Park

·         9/23/20 – 9/27/20 – Village Mini Mart in Painted Post

·         9/23/20 Morning – Bath Chiropractic and Wellness

·         9/23/20 Afternoon – Corning Country Club Golf Course and Club House

·         9/24/20 – 9/25/20 - Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center in Corning

·         9/24/20, 9/25/20, 9/27/20 – American Medical Response in Corning

·         9/24/20 – Spectrum in Horseheads

·         9/24/20 – Pathways in Corning

“Cases are spiking in Steuben and surrounding counties,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “If you have been tested, stay home until you get your results.  If you are experiencing symptoms or have been around a known positive or at one of the locations where clusters have been identified, get tested. We must all do everything we can right now to slow the spread of this virus so that we don’t lose more of our loved ones because of COVID-19.”   

All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.  

COVID cases increase in Allegany County

 


Monday, September 28, 2020

Livingston County Drug Task Force Arrests One for Alleged Cocaine Sales

NUNDA/PORTAGE: The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of a Nunda man following an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the Towns of Nunda and Portage. Tylor E. Parsons, age 24, was arrested on September 23, 2020 by members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office charged Parsons on a Livingston County Superior Court indictment with three (3) counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (class B felonies) and three (3) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (also Class B felonies).

The arrest and investigation by the Drug Task Force alleges the sale of powder cocaine in the Nunda and Portage areas. Parsons was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention, as the offenses did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act. However, the offenses do not qualify for a Judge to set bail or hold a defendant on B Felony drug sale charges.

Parsons was later arraigned on the indictment warrant in Livingston County Court by County Court Judge Jennifer Noto. The Judge released Parsons on his own recognizance. Parsons was provided a future court date for his appearance and Deputies released him from custody. 

Obituary: Helen Elizabeth Dean Schneble, 84, formerly of Wellsville

Melbourne, FL - Helen Elizabeth Dean Schneble, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Helen was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y. where she grew up and met her husband, Elmer Johnson Schneble (Jack). Helen was predeceased by her husband and is survived by her children, Anne Egan (Douglas), Dean (Phyllis), John (Elizabeth) and loving grandchildren Hannah, Connor, Olivia, Sam, Finn, Jack, Alexandra and Caroline.

Helen lived a full life, she and Jack lived and raised their family in many locations across the United States throughout Jack's Army career. She had a passion for helping others, volunteering throughout her life with numerous organizations. She was a devout Catholic, attended mass regularly and served as an Eucharistic Minister. Helen enjoyed traveling with friends and family, attending Super Bowls with her siblings and loved her large family. She will be missed by her family, countless friends, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2399 Holder Road, Mims, Fla., followed by internment at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Highway 1 North, Mims, Fla. 32754. 

To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com

Positive COVID-19 case closes Canaseraga school

From Canaseraga school:

School is CLOSED for Monday, Sept 28, due to a positive case of COVID affiliated with our school community. The Allegany County Department of Health has directed us closed to clean and conduct contact tracing. Only those considered a contact will be notified. Any staff needing to report will be contacted directly by a supervisor. Thank you for your patience during this time. Mr. Groff

SUNY Geneseo to revert to fully online instruction

(Email to students and staff from President Denise A. Battles)

We have made the decision to transition to fully online learning following the Thanksgiving break. All courses will be delivered online with no face-to-face component after the Thanksgiving break through the end of the fall semester. 

We anticipate being able to make the residence halls available for those students who need to remain at Geneseo through and after the Thanksgiving holiday, and possibly during the winter break. Our preliminary plan calls for those who will live or receive services on campus to undergo post-arrival quarantine and testing.

To help us provide the best service possible and in order for us to plan for appropriate COVID-19 health and safety protocols, we are asking ALL students, in particular residential and off-campus students with a dining plan, to please fill out this survey no later than October 1.

Where applicable and upon request, residential and meal plan credits will be offered. Residential room rent credits will be based on a prorated adjustment and meal plans will be based on individual student declining plan balances. Students will receive an email next week with links to further details and the required request forms. Completed forms will need to be submitted by October 10 to obtain the credits. Room credits will be posted to accounts before November 1 and meal plan credits will be posted before the end of the semester. For those receiving refunds, direct deposit will be strongly encouraged for timely processing.

I am proud of how well our community has done to keep COVID-19 cases low through following health and safety measures, such as mask wearing and physical distancing. Together we can continue to keep Geneseo safe! Be well!

Sincerely,

Denise A. Battles
President

INDIVIDUAL AT ALFRED-ALMOND CSD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

From the Alfred-Almond school website:

I apologize for this late notice, but we were just informed that there has been a positive case of COVID 19 identified in our school.  We are working with the Allegany County Department of Health for contact tracing purposes.  Based on protocol, the school will be closed Monday, September 28th for sanitizing. Faculty and staff should NOT report to work. We will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.

Thank you,

Tracie Bliven, Superintendent  

Although the building will be closed to faculty and staff today, faculty will still conduct their remote day from home.  All students should check-in to their Google classrooms and/or morning meetings for their typical remote day.  Also, all sports practices are canceled today.

Thank you.


Wellsville Police Blotter

Date: Sunday September 27, 2020

Wellsville Police arrested Akeyia E. Thagard, age 31 of Buffalo, charging her with Criminal Contempt 2nd.  The charge stems from an incident that took place on North Broad Street in the Village.  She was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  Thagard is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on October 13th at 4:30 p.m.

Date: September 26, 2020

Wellsville Police arrested Rachel E. Simon, age 33 of Wellsville, charging her with DWI, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Speed in Zone and Passed Red Light.  The charges stem from a traffic stop on East Dyke Street in the Village.  Simon was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released.  She is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on October 27th at 4:30 pm.  The investigation is pending.

Alfred University students test positive for COVID-19, 31 students placed in quarantine

 Dear Alfred University alumni, parents, and friends,

One Alfred University student has tested positive for COVID-19 in testing administered this week. That student was part of a 12-student pool tested on Thursday, September 24, which resulted in a positive result for the pool. Follow-up tests have been conducted on the rest of the students in the pool, and they are in quarantine as a precaution pending test results.

A second student who tested positive in the pool test was subsequently tested in the Wellness Center to confirm the positive status, out of an abundance of caution. The Allegany County Department of Health agreed with our decision to retest this student based on the potential for pool contamination in the initial result. This second student has tested negative on an antigen-based test but we have yet to learn about a follow up PCR-based test. Out of an abundance of caution, this second student has been placed in isolation. If the second student’s follow-up test is negative, that student will be allowed to return to their residential housing. 

The Wellness Center, in partnership with the Allegany County Department of Health, has completed contact tracing procedures. As a result of the positive test results, 31 students have been placed in quarantine: nine on campus and 22 in off-campus housing or at home.

In order to protect the privacy rights of all involved, no information about the two students who tested positive, or anyone else identified through contact tracing, will be released by the University. We ask anyone who has become aware of the identities of any of the students involved to respect their rights as well by refraining from identifying them to others, in any form of communication.

Our University completed Phase 1, mandatory pooled sample testing, last week. Beginning  Monday, September 28, our University moves to Phase 2, surveillance testing. This regimen is based on periodic testing of individuals who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and is designed to provide an early warning system of the virus’ presence among our students. Each Monday through November 9, approximately 180 students will participate in pooled sample surveillance testing.

In response to the positive tests, the McLane Center gymnasium reopening will be delayed until Wednesday, September 30, pending further test results from over the weekend and the anticipated surveillance testing beginning on September 28. Until further notice, athletic team practice and training will be allowed to continue, but without contact.

Students, staff, and faculty are urged to continue following guidelines aimed at promoting a safe and healthy campus. These include wearing a mask or face covering (covering both nose and mouth) whenever you are or may be within six feet of someone else, engaging in appropriate personal hygiene, practicing social distancing, and submitting to a daily health screening. If a student fails the daily health screening, please remain in your room or off-campus residence and call the Wellness Center. In addition, students who are experiencing any symptoms listed in the daily screening report, please call the Wellness Center for an appointment to be seen and tested.

Our University recommends flu shots for students to reduce the risk of contracting the flu this fall. If you would like to schedule a flu shot, please call the Wellness Center at 607-871-2400. The cost is $15, which will be charged to your student account.

Mark Zupan,

Alfred University President

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Catholic Charities Wellsville Thrift Store Reopens to Public Sept. 29

BUFFALO, N.Y., September 27, 2020 – Catholic Charities Thrift Store in Wellsville, 67 East Pearl St., will reopen to the public for two days each week beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began eight months ago.  

Thrift Store hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed. 

The Food Pantry at the same location operates Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., still operating on a curbside pickup basis. 

Jim Campbell, who coordinates the Wellsville Food Pantry and Outreach, is grateful to welcome patrons back to the thrift store. 

“While the pantry has been operating continuously since March, it is so good to be able to reopen the Thrift Store even at a reduced schedule,” said Campbell.  

At the same location, Catholic Charities Family and Community Services offers counseling for children, adults and families and emergency assistance. Professional, licensed and master’s-level counseling experts provide these services, and no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. For more information, to schedule an appointment or to join a group, call the Wellsville Office at (585) 593-2015. 

For more information about the thrift store or food pantry, please visit the site or call (585) 296-3757. 

Learn more about Catholic Charities at ccwny.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccbuffalo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ccbuffalo.  


Obituary: Robert A. Whiting, 82, Fillmore

Fillmore - Fillmore - Robert A. Whiting of 9712 Council House Road died Saturday, September 26, 2020 in his home. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Morrisville, VT, a son of the late Roland and Ruby Davis Whiting. He married Joan Moller who predeceased him. Later in 1989 in Ontario he married Martha Osborne who survives.

Robert was a former employee of General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass where he worked in the shipyard on nuclear submarine. Afterward he became employed at Houghton College as a mechanic until his retirement.

He loved cars, so much so that he built a 1933 Ford Pickup and a 1932 Plymouth Roadster which he raced. Robert also enjoyed the Fillmore go kart races, collecting gas pump and oil memorabilia.  He and Martha hosted the annual Whiting Pig Roast during the 1990’s.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Penny (Craig) Rider of Jamestown, Kris Hall of Canandaigua, Robert (Candace) Whiting of Lewisburg, PA, Lynelle (Eric) Fiegl of Springwater, James (Jennifer) Whiting of Jamestown, John (Alisa) Hall of Rochester, Geoffrey (Heidi) Hall of Lancaster, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Jackson of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife and parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Booth, a grandson, Stephen Crowell, and two sisters, Anne Whiting and Lorraine Flood.

Family and friends may gather from 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A private committal service will be held on October 11, 2020 in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.

of 9712 Council House Road died Saturday, September 26, 2020 in his home. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Morrisville, VT, a son of the late Roland and Ruby Davis Whiting. He married Joan Moller who predeceased him. Later in 1989 in Ontario he married Martha Osborne who survives.

Robert was a former employee of General Dynamics in Quincy, Mass where he worked in the shipyard on nuclear submarine. Afterward he became employed at Houghton College as a mechanic until his retirement.

He loved cars, so much so that he built a 1933 Ford Pickup and a 1932 Plymouth Roadster which he raced. Robert also enjoyed the Fillmore go kart races, collecting gas pump and oil memorabilia.  He and Martha hosted the annual Whiting Pig Roast during the 1990’s.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Penny (Craig) Rider of Jamestown, Kris Hall of Canandaigua, Robert (Candace) Whiting of Lewisburg, PA, Lynelle (Eric) Fiegl of Springwater, James (Jennifer) Whiting of Jamestown, John (Alisa) Hall of Rochester, Geoffrey (Heidi) Hall of Lancaster, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Jackson of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife and parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Booth, a grandson, Stephen Crowell, and two sisters, Anne Whiting and Lorraine Flood.

Family and friends may gather from 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A private committal service will be held on October 11, 2020 in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.

Sunday-Allegany County reports 12 active COVID cases, 207 in isolation

 


NY State Police Blotter

9/26/20 10:19pm- After investigating a violation of an order of protection in the Town of Amity, State Police arrested Alisha A. Sands, 32, of Belmont. She was charged with criminal contempt. She was initially detained.

9/26/20 8:31 p.m.- During a traffic stop in the Town of Wellsville, State Police arrested Jerry R. Grossman, 58, of Andover. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was issued an appearance ticket for court and released.

Obituary: William E. Hunter, Jr., 76, Cuba lake

William E. Hunter, Jr.  Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather

William E. Hunter, Jr., of 52 South Shore Road, Cuba Lake, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born on January 20, 1944, in Cuba, he was a son of William E. and Betty Guild Hunter, Sr.  On June 3, 1967, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Olean he married the former Kay Herdendorf whom preceded him in death on March 10, 2000.  

Bill was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1961 and later graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy.

After college he returned to Cuba and worked as a Pharmacist for the family business Hunter and Johnson.  He had also worked for CVS and Bartholomew’s Pharmacy in Franklinville before going to work for Olean General Hospital retiring in 2010 after 25 years of service.  

Bill was a Clan Liaison for the Allegany County Celtic Festival.  He enjoyed traveling to many Celtic Festivals and educating people about Celtic Heritage and his role as Clan Convener for Clan Hunter.  In 2017 he was able to travel to Scotland for a two-week trip.

Bird Watching, collecting rare and new coins, fishing, traveling to Florida, family genealogy, and spending time with his family were just a few things that brought joy to his life.  He loved Hockey and during the late 80’s served as president of the Olean Youth Hockey Association.  In his younger years he enjoyed car racing and hunting. He is survived by two sons, William E. (Miranda) Hunter, III of Norwich, NY and David (Monique) Hunter of Fairport, NY; two daughters Lauri (Sean) Gardner of Olean, Kathy (Aaron) Findlay of Caneadea; His grandchildren Lindsay, McKenzie, Ainslie, SJ, Brodie, Elsepeth “Ellie”, William “Liam”, Lane, Cody, Tyler, and Mason; Great Grandchildren Addison and Saylor; a brother James “Jim” (Sue) Hunter of Cuba; a sister Mary (Tom) Golden of Mechanicville, NY; A Sister-in-law, Deb Hunter of Ft. Myers, Florida; Several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by a brother Bob Hunter.

The Family will receive friends at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be private.

The family request memorials be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or to the Allegany County Cancer Services.

Online expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com. Due to COVID-19 regulations face masks and social distancing will be required.


Obituary: Mary Ann Gray, 79, of Zephyrhills, Florida - formerly of Wellsville

Mary Ann Gray, 79, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She was born on May 7th, 1941 in Wellsville, New York to George A. and Mary F. Gray. Mary Ann lived in Minnesota, Massachusetts and then again in New York before finally moving to Florida permanently after retirement. She raised 3 boys before adopting a daughter from New York’s foster care system after more than a decade of hosting dozens of foster children in her home throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. She retired from the US Post Office at Truxton, NY.

Mary Ann traveled the United States in her formative years competing in roller skating contests at several locations throughout the country. She graduated from Wellsville High (NY) School in 1958.

Anyone who knew Mary Ann understood she loved the games, puzzles, the American Flag, everything Red, White, and Blue, spending time outside and mostly baseball. In the mornings, she was known to read the entire newspaper and, in the evenings, turn on whatever baseball game she could find on television. A great day for Mary Ann was whenever there was a daytime game being broadcast followed by a night game in the evening.

Above all, she loved her four children; her brother and sisters Carolyn Gray (Wilbur) McDowell of Wellsville, NY, Shirley Gray (Steve) Lupis of Fort Collins, CO, Brian A. (Ursula) Gray of Wellsville, NY and Bernie Francis Barnes (Robert) Hyde of Leesburg, Florida and her grandchildren. Mary Ann is further survived by her sons Donald Margeson, Ronald Margeson, Joseph Barbarito and his wife Krystal, and her daughter Anne Marie Barbarito; granddaughters Kim, Katie, Becky, and Kyla and grandson Thomas. She had 5 great grandchildren who she adored. 

There will be a memorial held at a later, yet to be determined date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the Brain Injury Association of America (https://www.biausa.org/support/donate-your-way), the National Baseball Hall of Fame (https://baseballhall.org/support-the-hall) or to a charity of your choice.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday: new COVID-19 case in Allegany County

 


Obituary: Edward T. Clark, 84, of Keating Summit

Edward T. Clark “Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather”

KEATING SUMMIT, PA - Edward T. Clark, 84, of Keating Summit, passed away peacefully in his family home on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the company of his loving wife, Eleanor Clark.

Born on Saturday, August 29, 1936, in Upland, Pa., he was the son of Edward Burke Clark and Helen Mae Clark Holloway. 

Edward spent his youth in Media, Pa.  He was a graduate of Media High School, Media.  On January 19, 1957, in Folsom, he married Eleanor Carlsen, who survives. 

He was a Pennsylvania Conversation Officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 45 years, retiring in Keating Summit.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Carlsen Clark; one daughter, Sandra L. (Andrew) Spence of Exton; two sons, Edward T. (Phyllis) Clark of Ellicottville, N.Y. and Kenneth W. (Sherry) Clark of Keating Summit; two grandsons, Wesley T. Clark of Columbia, MD and Benjamin A. Clark of Carlisle; two sisters, Florence “Flossie” Conklin of Rock Hall, MD and Helen May “Susie” Oliver; and many nieces and nephews.

Edward was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, William D. (Helen) Clark of Dover, Delaware.

As per Edward’s request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Edward’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Edward, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Obituary: Joyce G. George, 85, Portville

 PORTVILLE - Joyce G. George, 85, of 312 Prosser Rd. passed away on Thursday September 24, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville, following a lengthy illness. Born on July 15, 1935 in Bolivar she was the daughter of Kenneth and Marjorie Clark Stives. Joyce attended Bolivar Central School, and was the first majorette of the schools Marching Band. Joyce was a former employee of the Fancher Furniture Co. Wellsville, Olean General Hospital Housekeeping Dept. and did private housekeeping for various families in the Bolivar area. Joyce was a past member of the Bolivar Fire Dept. Aux, and the New York State Gladioli Assoc.

Surviving are three children: Daniel (Tracy) Weimer of Blossvale PA, Tina (James) Richardson of Portville and Judy (Perry) Blackman of Erie, PA; Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by four husbands, one daughter, Gloria Howard; three brothers, Harland “Fuzzy” Stives, Kenneth “Eli” Stives, and an infant baby brother; Two Sisters, Phyllis Bellamy, Joan Bolduc; Son-in- Law, Richard Howard. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday October 1, 2020 in the Portville Baptist Church. Pastor Brandon Hollis will officiate. Burial in York’s Corners Cemetery Willing N.Y.

Memorials to the Charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions face masks and social distancing will be observed. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. in Bolivar.

Gov. Wolf Issues Statement on Trump Rallies in PA

Governor Tom Wolf urged President Donald Trump to help solve problems for Pennsylvanians instead of exacerbating public health risks in the commonwealth. He called on the president to abide by COVID-19 mitigation guidance when visiting the commonwealth and forgo holding unsafe rallies in Pennsylvania.

The governor made the following statement:

“It is gravely concerning that the president would insist on holding this event with blatant disregard for social distancing and masking requirements. His decision to bring thousands of people together in a tight space in the midst of a global pandemic caused by an airborne virus is flat out wrong. No matter what party you support, all Americans should be very concerned that the president has put headlines and publicity above the health and safety of our families and communities. Any Pennsylvanian who chooses to attend a rally, or any large gathering, should take protective steps like wearing a mask and maintaining proper social distancing for the duration of the event. Mitigation efforts like these will help protect Pennsylvanians from potentially contracting this deadly virus and bringing it home to their families.

“It is dangerous and disappointing that the president continues to ignore science and his own health advisors while putting the lives of those who support him at risk. The president has admitted to lying about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the meantime, our country has lost more than 200,000 lives on his watch. While we continue to see only tepid and contradictory attempts at leadership from the White House, families have lost loved ones, the economy has taken a massive hit and communities are crying out for help.

“Instead of spending his time on rallies, the president should return to Washington and deal with things that matter to Pennsylvanians, like unemployment assistance, state and local aid, hazard pay and a cohesive strategy for pulling the country out of this pandemic as quickly as possible.

“To hold this event is not just misguided, it is dangerous, it is manipulative and it is wrong. I would ask Pennsylvanians to think of the health and safety of their families and their communities before attending this event or any rally put on by the Trump campaign. And I would ask the president, for once, to put the health of his constituents ahead of his own political fortunes.”

Andover Haunted House

 


State Police investigating a serious personal injury accident involving a State Trooper on I-190 in Buffalo

PRESS RELEASE 

On September 26, 2020, at approximately 5:40 a.m. the New York State Police investigated a serious personal injury crash involving a State Police patrol car that occurred on I-190 northbound in the city of Buffalo, Erie County. 

A preliminary investigation has determined that the State Trooper was parked on the shoulder, investigating an unrelated accident, at mile marker 7.6.  The Trooper was awaiting a tow for a Budget rental truck when the Dodge Charger patrol car was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe.  The collision caused the troop car to be pushed into the rental truck.     

The Trooper was transported to Erie County Medical Center for serious, non-threatening injuries.  The two occupants of the Chevy Tahoe were also transported to ECMC for minor injuries. Troop A BCI and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) responded to the scene to assist. 

The names are being withheld at this time as the investigation continues.  More information will be released when possible.      

Serious motorcycle/vehicle crash in Wellsville

A man reportedly sustained "multi-systems trauma" when a motorcycle and vehicle collided late Saturday morning. It happened along State Route 417 near McDonald's in Wellsville. According to numerous reports, the cyclist was unresponsive and suffered potentially multiple fractures as well as other significant injuries. Mercy Flight, already in the general area, touched down at the Loder Street Landing Zone. The male victim was flown to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. A State Police Investigator was called to the scene based upon the seriousness of the injuries. The operator of the other vehicle was evaluated at the scene, but was not taken to a hospital. 

Town Justice in Broome County resigns while under investigation

Ambrose P. Madden, a Justice of the Fenton Town Court, Broome County, resigned while under investigation by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly creating a hostile work environment and conducting ex parte proceedings with juveniles from a local youth home, in the absence of their counsel, and threatening them with jail time. Judge Madden, who left office on August 16, 2020, agreed never to seek or accept judicial office at any time in the future. The Commission accepted a stipulation to that effect signed by the judge, his attorney and the Commission’s Administrator and closed its investigation.

Judge Madden was apprised by the Commission in July 2020 that it was investigating complaints alleging as follows:

1. His improper demeanor toward and treatment of his court clerks caused three or four of them to resign; and,

2. He presided over matters involving residents of a local youth home and warned them of the consequences of misbehavior at the home, including the possibility of jail time, in the absence of counsel for the youth.

Judge Madden entered into the stipulation in lieu of responding to a Commission inquiry letter. Accordingly, the Commission has neither evaluated nor rendered substantive determinations as to the complaints. The judge waived the statutory provision of confidentiality applicable to Commission proceedings, to the limited extent that the stipulation and Commission’s order accepting it and closing the case would be public.

Judge Madden, who is not an attorney, had been a Justice of the Fenton Town Court, Broome County, since 2010. His current term would have expired on December 31, 2021.

The stipulation and the Commission’s order closing the case can be found on the Commission’s website: www.cjc.ny.gov

Statement by Commission Administrator 

Commission Administrator Robert H. Tembeckjian made the following statement- “A judge must know better than to conduct proceedings and threaten juveniles with jail in the absence of their lawyers. A judge must also be patient, dignified and courteous with all who work or have business in the court. That Judge Madden chose to resign, permanently, rather than answer inquiries about such matters, speaks for itself.”

Casino buses are starting up for Seneca Niagara and Seneca Allegany

From Gregory M. Graves, owner of Anytime Coach Lines:

We have come up with an exclusive line run agreement with the folks at Seneca Niagara Casinos and Seneca Allegany in Salamanca for line run service to and from the areas. 

New Services not offered before on a scheduled basis are from  Canandaigua NY  to Avon on RT 5, then following Rt20 to Pavillion, Alexander, and Darien Center.  And finally to the TA Truck stop at Pembroke then on to the Casino.  Our comps being offered by the casinos are now $40 slot play and $5.00 for food. Plus anything else they are offering individuals.

Our trip to Seneca Allegany in Salamanca is all new Starting in Rush NY at I-390 exit 11 Park N Ride lot, going on to Exit 9 Avon Park N Ride lot then to the Dansville Truck Stop.   The bus will follow on to Hornell NY with a pickup by the Dunkin Donuts near Wegmans.  Last stop is at the Belvidere/Belmont truck stop, then on to Seneca Allegany!  This trip will happen Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the possible addition of additional days.  We are thrilled to be adding this service to these areas that did not have regular bus service to and from the casinos. 585-226-6738 ext 107

Guthrie Corning Hospital Revises Visitation

Due to an increase in COVID cases in Chemung and Steuben counties, the visitation policy at Guthrie Corning Hospital has been revised, effective Friday, Sept. 25.

-Inpatients and Cancer Treatment Center: No visitors except for approved special circumstances.

-Surgical Services and Emergency Room: one visitor permitted

-Labor & Delivery: one visitor and a doula permitted

-Pediatric Patients: Two visitors permitted, but only one at a time interchangeably.

-Visitors on site for more than 12 hours will be rescreened every 12 hours.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

Accepting Donations for Wellsville Main Street Beautification Fundraiser

WELLSVILLE, NY – Due to the covid pandemic, the Wellsville Development Corporation (WDC) will not be holding their annual Holiday Auction in the traditional manner.

“The Holiday Auction is our largest fundraising event during the year,” said Heather Joyce, WDC President. “So instead, the WDC will be hosting a Holiday Raffle. Tickets will be sold for $20 each and winners will be drawn live at 6pmThursday, December 3, 2020 online via Facebook for those who want to tune in.”

Donations for raffle items are currently being accepted from individuals and/or businesses. If you have an item or service you would like to donate, please email Heather at wlsvdevelopmentcorp@gmail.com.

Event proceeds will be used to further the beautification of Wellsville’s Main Street through flowers and planters, holiday lights, and the Betterment & Beautification Mini Grant Program.

The Wellsville Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community-based corporation that focuses on revitalization, economic development and beautification planning projects. For more information, please visit facebook.com/wlsvdevelopmentcorp

Wellsville: David A. Howe Front Lawn Fall Festival - October 3rd

Front Lawn Fall Festival

Saturday, October 3rd at 11a.m.-2p.m.

David A. Howe Public Library front lawn

155 North Main St.

Wellsville, NY 14895

(585) 593-3410

Come enjoy some fall fun on the beautiful front lawn of the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville, NY!

The library will be hosting a socially distant Fall Festival on their front lawn. Activities will include a take and make craft for kids and teens, an adult craft (pre-registration required for this craft, please contact the library), raffles for patrons of all ages, cider and donuts, and live music by The Young Sisters!

This event will be set up as “come and go” style to keep with current public health guidelines, and will take place on Saturday, October 3rd, from 11a.m.-2p.m. Social distancing and mask etiquette are please asked of those attending.  For more information on this, and other library events, please visit the library website at davidahowelibrary.org, call the library at (585) 593-3410, or visit their Facebook or Twitter pages.

Farm to school in the COVID-19 era

Chris Lukacz from Cryder Creek Gardens delivering fresh produce to Whitesville School

By Cassandra Bull, Farm to School Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County

Since 2018, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County has been running a new Farm to School program. This work is funded by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farm to School Grant. Over the last several years, great strides have been made in local food purchasing and education, with eight districts on track to reach 30% local food lunch procurement for the 2019-2020 school year. After the COVID-19 pandemic, life changed dramatically as we knew it and this included school food. Cafeteria Managers and their staff have been working tirelessly adjusting to a shifting game board of regulations put forth by the government. How then, you may be asking, is this going to impact their Farm to School programs?

While many schools had to stop buying a large majority of NY products in the spring, five districts working with Cornell Cooperative Extension served enough local food to qualify for the NY30% Initiative. This State-run program allows schools to get an addition reimbursement subsidy for buying local. This week, many schools in Allegany and Cattaraugus continued their New York Thursday effort. This is a special day each month where a cafeteria strives to serve lunch comprised off entirely New York produced or grown ingredients. Other districts are still purchasing local food in their own ways and are serving NY milk, apples, protein, and other produce. Whitesville Central School Cafeteria Manager, Joan Coleman, has forged connections between her district and Whitesville-based farms like Cryder Creek Gardens, White Valley Farm, and Whitesville Poultry. This year, she is planning on maintaining these relationships and serving her students delicious local meals.

The future is rather uncertain for when the K-12 school system can return to normalcy. Budgets have been cut across the board, food supply chains have changed, and there are more complicated menu structures because many schools have implemented alternating "A" groups and "B" groups. Luckily, we have certainty in our community's ability to rely on our district's Cafeteria Managers to feed the children in this region. One thing that remains strong is the enthusiasm shared among our County's Managers who believe in the local food movement as a win-win for students and farmers alike.

Please contact Allegany Extension Educator, Cassandra Bull, at 585-268-7644 ext. 25 or CB775@cornell.edu for questions or to be involved in any of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s programs.

Cattaraugus County reports another COVID-19 death

 


Obituary: Florence R. “Flossie” Cowburn, 94, of Ulysses,

Florence R. “Flossie” Cowburn, 94, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  

Born June 8, 1926, in Lehman Hollow, Ulysses, she was the daughter of Arlie and Lelia Lehman Angood.  A 1944 graduate of Ulysses High School, she was employed by Grange National Bank and First Citizens National Bank in Ulysses.  Flossie was a member of Carl E. Hyde Post #963 American Legion Auxiliary in Ulysses.  

Surviving are:  three children, Carolyn Cowburn of Ulysses, Richard (Debora) Cowburn of Coudersport, and Faye (Bradley) Gibson of Hobe Sound, FL;  a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Liz” Cowburn of Ulysses;  ten grandchildren, Jared, Robb, Travis, Jenna, Kelly, Dan, Jason, Ryan, Chad, and Matt;  20 great-grandchildren;  three great-great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Jon R. Cowburn on January 15, 2016;  a sister, Arlene McNinch in 2007;  and a brother, Dexter R. Angood in 2003.  

Honoring Flossie’s wishes, services will be private.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, P.O. Box 156, Ulysses, PA 16948.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Obituary: Charlotte M. Graves, 86, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Ulysse

Charlotte M. Graves, 86, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Heritage Harbor, Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle, PA.  

Born March 28, 1934, in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Charles Henry and Julia Ford Moore.  She was a 1954 graduate of Ulysses High School.  On December 31, 1957, in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, she married Gordon C. Graves, who survives.  In her younger years, she was employed by Monroe’s Store, Galeton Production, and Cooper Slide.  While raising her family, she worked as an Avon lady and operated Charlotte’s Pizza Shop in Ulysses.  Later, she drove truck with her husband, Gordon, for Roberts Express.  Charlotte was always active, and her favorite pastimes were sewing and going to yard sales and thrift stores to bargain hunt.  Her many handmade quilts, dresses, and doll clothes are cherished by her family.  Charlotte was a member of the Ulysses Free Methodist Church and the Good News Free Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg.  She was a faithful servant of the Lord and served in numerous roles at her church including Sunday school teacher, song leader, youth group leader, nursery helper, and member of the Women’s Missionary Society.  

Surviving besides her husband, Gordon, are:  three children, Tim Graves of Myerstown, Tammy (Tony) Botek of Harrisburg, and Kym (David) Cavey of Hampstead, MD;  five grandchildren, Hannah (Dave) Callihan and Kelly (Ed) Doll, both of Hampstead, MD, William (Angie) Folk of Bowmansville, Olivia Botek of San Diego, CA, and Abigail Botek of Greenville, NC;  six great-grandchildren, Christian Folk, Brooklyn Folk, Morgan Folk, Emma Folk, Raymond Callihan, and Ann Callihan;  four siblings, Richard Moore of Elmira, NY, Edward (Linda) Moore of Rochester, NY, William “Tink” (Priscilla) Moore of Elmira, and Glenn (Billie) Moore of Shongo, NY;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her foster parents, Henry and Alice Cowburn;  and seven siblings, Robert Moore, Howard Moore, Clara Johnson, Joyce Elaine Moore, George Moore, Anna Young, and Helen Dunbar.  

Friends may call Friday, October 2, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020 in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Free Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com

15 New Cases of COVID-19 in Steuben

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 15 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total to 425 confirmed cases, 79 of which are currently active.  The individuals are residents of the:

·         City of Corning (7)

·         Town of Campbell

·         Town of Caton

·         Town of Erwin

·         Village of Addison (3)

·         Village of Bath

·         Village of Painted Post

The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department.  Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks.  All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified. 

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic through the day of the positive test result to identify any potential exposure risks. 

The investigations indicate:

·         Eight individuals are employees of Corning Center

·         Two individuals had contact with Chemung County positives

·         One individual had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive

·         One individual had contact with Corning Centers residents

·         One individual is an employee of GST BOCES and has visited the following school districts: Bath, Hammondsport, Jasper-Troupsburg, Prattsburgh, and Phoenix Academy on the BOCES Bush Campus

Public Health has worked together with the indicated school districts.  Staff and students who are found to have direct contact with the positive student will be quarantined.  School-related questions should be directed to the appropriate district.

The individuals reported visited the following locations within the investigation timeframe:

·         9/15/20 – 9/19/20 – Journey 333 in Corning

·         9/17/20 – 9/18/20 – Ready, Set, Grow Child Care Center in Corning

·         9/17/20 – CASA-Trinity in Elmira

·         9/18/20 Afternoon – Arnot Mall in Big Flats: Burlington, JCPenney, Pookie’s Little Britches, The Children’s Place

·         9/18/20 and 9/19/20 Late Morning – Planet Fitness in Horseheads

·         9/19/20  Late Morning – Walmart in Painted Post

·         9/19/20 Afternoon – Sam’s Club in Big Flats

·         9/19/20 Afternoon – Big Lots in Painted Post

·         9/20/20 Early Morning – Tops in Bath

·         9/21/20 and 9/22/20 Morning – YMCA in Corning

·         9/21/20 Afternoon – Fastrac in Riverside

·         9/22/20 Afternoon – Wegmans in Corning

·         9/22/20 Afternoon – Tops in Riverside

·         9/22/20 Afternoon – Craig Park Dark Park in Painted Post

·         9/23/20 Afternoon – Willowcreek Golf Club Pro Shop