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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Bradford Called for Crash on East Main Street

At 10:40 PM on Saturday, Bradford EMS has been dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on East Main Street.

Fireworks Saturday At Dark in Roulette, PA

Nice Fireworks Roulette. Great job!!

Missing Elderly Emporium Woman Found In Wrecked Car Nearly 30 Hours After Crash

Ontario residents escape injury when driver lost control of vehicle trying to avoid a deer in the roadway

PSP Mansfield investigating scattered rubbish at an emergency pull off

No injuries when vehicle tries to pass another that was making a left turn

Lawrenceville woman charged when she didn't return a rental vehicle

Motorcycle accident caused by loose gravel on the roadway injuring North Carolina couple

Explosion & Fire on Lafever Road in Clarksville with Injuries

At 4:39 PM on Saturday, Clarksville, Cuba, Portville, Westons dispatched to a structure fire & explosion at 9584 Lafever Road, Lot 9 in Clarksville. There are injuries.
Several ambulances have been dispatched. 

Firefighter on scene reports 2 elderly burn patients. Smoke showing from door. 2 ALS providers needed.

One patient was taken by ambulance to Olean General. The other patient was transported by Mercyflight to a burn center.

Port Allegany man's car damaged by eggs

Kane Dispatched For Fire Alarm

At 3:29 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire Dept. has been dispatched to 115 Fraley Street for a fire alarm.

Firefighters Dispatched To Structure Fire on Camp Brook Road

At 3:20 PM on Saturday, Firefighters have been dispatched to a structure fire at 197 Camp Brook Road in Osceola Township.

Bradford Dispatched to Mattress Fire

At 3:25 PM on Saturday, Bradford Fire Dept. dispatched to a mattress fire at 163 West Washington Street in the yard.

Nikky's Dance Studio Getting Fired Up For A New Dance Season

Nikky's Dance Studio

We're so excited about the new dance season!! We had such a great turnout at registration and can't wait to see so many old friends and make new ones!! A huge thank you to everyone who has chosen to spend your year dancing with us! We have limited space available in some classes but these will close early in the season. If you have a dancer and would like to get his/her feet moving, please send a private message and hopefully we'll have a spot for them!

State, local officials convene in Coudersport to collaborate on co-op broadband project

State and local leaders met at Tri-County’s Coudersport office Tuesday, Aug. 20, to collaborate on rural broadband issues and opportunities. On hand for the meeting were, from left, Potter County Commissioner Doug Morley, Potter County Education Council Executive Director Dr. Michele Moore, Potter County Commission Susan Kefover, Sheri Collins, active executive director of the Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives, and Bill Gerski, senior vice president of development for Tri-Co Connections.
COUDERSPORT, PA — The state’s top broadband executive traveled to Potter County to learn how Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative’s deployment of high-speed internet across its service territory is expected to deliver a brighter future for the region.

Sheri R. Collins, acting executive director of the Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives, met with representatives of Tri-Co Connections, the cooperative’s high-speed internet subsidiary, along with local government, education and business officials on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

“I’m having these conversations and meeting with businesses, educators and others to get a better understanding of what is going on in our region and to try to figure out how we at the commonwealth level can support your initiative,” Collins said during the meeting, held at Tri-County’s Coudersport office.

Among those attending the meeting were Potter County commissioners Doug Morley and Susan Kefover, Potter County Education Council Executive Director Dr. Michele Moore and Bill Gerski, senior vice president of business development for Tri-Co Connections.

Following an hour-long discussion in which attendees talked about the need for broadband in rural Pennsylvania and the many benefits it will bring to the region in the areas of business and economic development, education and healthcare, Collins traveled to two Ulysses-area businesses, Hamilton’s Pure Maple Products and the Carpenter’s Shop.

At those stops, she learned of the challenges confronting businesses located in areas with limited internet access, as well as the enthusiasm for Tri-Co Connection’s project to deliver high-speed internet to homes and businesses within the cooperative’s service territory in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Physical construction of the Tri-Co Connections fiber network is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year in Potter County. The project will make broadband internet service available to Tri-County’s 16,500 cooperative members over the next 6 years.

Collins said bridging the digital divide is one of the main areas of focus in Gov. Tom Wolf’s recently unveiled Restore Pennsylvania initiative. The $4.5 billion plan would provide funding to expand broadband internet service to areas of the state where it is lacking. The initiative would be funded through a severance tax on the natural gas industry.

44th Annual Germania Old Home Day is Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Elderly Genesee Woman Died In House Fire on Rose Lake Lane Overnight

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued

PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Sullivan Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-08-19 00:00:00 to SWEPI LP for site PEFFER-STRONG 483 1X in Sullivan Twp township, Tioga county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-08-19 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Delmar Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-08-19 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC for site DCNR 007 131HU 52696 in Delmar Twp township, Tioga county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-08-19 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Delmar Twp Township
Description: Gas permit issued on 2019-08-19 00:00:00 to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC for site DCNR 007 130HU 52695 in Delmar Twp township, Tioga county
Incident Date/Time: 2019-08-19 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, permit, drilling, Gas

8-24 Chicken BBQ & Fireworks, Roulette VFD

8-24 Chicken BBQ & Fireworks, Roulette VFD

Smethport, Eldred Can Save Big $$ On Insurance; Call James Young To See How Much.

Account Representative Senior position opening at UPMC Cole in Coudersport, PA

Job Title: Account Representative Senior
Job ID: 78684998
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Corporate Revenue Cycle
Department: Rev Cyc Integrations
Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915

UPMC Cole is searching for an Account Representative Senior to join their team in Coudersport!  The Account Representative, Senior is responsible for all fiscal functions necessary to ensure the prompt and correct payment to the hospital of all monies owed by both insurers and patients. Account Representatives, Senior are responsible to: ensure claims are submitted accurately and timely; communicate with insurance companies, patients and physicians regarding payment issues; establish reasonable payment arrangements; recommend adjustments according to UPMC policies; review the posting and balancing of payment/denial and adjustment transactions necessary for closing accounts; identify and assign appropriate status codes; and review high dollar accounts on a regular basis. The Account Representative, Senior is expected to identify recurring problems and procedural deficiencies that need to be reported to management and to serve as a key mentor to staff for training and procedural direction.
This role is Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

  • Perform duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Health System, including the demonstration of The Basics of Service Excellence towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.
  • Ability to work multiple payers
  • Verify accuracy of payment posting and reimbursement. Work with appropriate payer and/or department to resolve any payment discrepancies.
  • Identify root cause issues and demonstrate the ability to recommend corrective action steps to eliminate future occurrences of denials. Assist in claim appeal process and/or perform follow-up in accordance with Revenue Cycle policies and procedures.
  • Managed assigned book of business by ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of billing, collections, contractual postings, payments and adjustments of accounts based upon their functional area standards.
  • Evaluate and recommend referrals to agency, law firm, Financial Assistance and Bad Debt.
  • Understand third party billing and collection guidelines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current functionality of the patient accounting systems.
  • Identify issues and submit corrective action recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Meet quality assurance benchmark standards and maintain productivity levels as defined by management.
  • Must have one year of claims/billing/collections experience OR four years in a business office setting OR a Bachelors Degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and effective problem solving skills are necessary. 
  • Must be able to communicate with patients, payers, outside agencies, and general public through telephone, electronic and written correspondence. 
  • Prior working experience on personal computers, electronic calculators and office equipment is needed. 
  • Must be multi-disciplined in billing, collections, denials, credit balances and/or the various payers. 
  • Prior collections or medical billing experience with basic understanding of ICD10, CPT4, HCPCS, and medical terminology is preferred. 
  • Familiarity with third party payer guidelines and reimbursement practices and available financial resources for payment of balances due is beneficial. 
  • This position requires organization and time management skills. 
  • The incumbent must develop and manage relationships with colleagues in a professional, independent manner. 
  • The position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to all assignments.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $12.19 to $19.97 / hour

Union Position: No

Kinney Farms Sweet Corn Today At Port Allegany Car Wash for $5. Dozen

Coudersport Area School District Seeking Substitutes

Judge Todd Defends His Jeopardy Title August 29th at McKean County Courthouse

Public Auction at Burkhouse Auction House, Bradford, PA on Sunday, 8-25-19

Fresh PA Canning Tomatoes & Peaches, Local Corn & More At Hershey Farms Market in Coudersport, PA

Burt Street In Bingham Township Will Be Closed August 26th Thru August 31st For Construction

Howard Hanna Professionals Hosting a Tour of Port Allegany Properties for Sale on 8-29

Open House Renovation Celebration Sunday at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA

Lunch Presentation on Benefits of Preplanning at Kaytee's Restaurant on Wednesday, Sept. 4th

Living Estate Sale Friday, Saturday & Sunday In Port Allegany, PA

Sagewood Has Full & Part-Time Counseling Positions Available in Port Allegany, Shinglehouse & Coudersport Areas

Public Auction Saturday, Aug. 31st at 720 South Ayers Hill Rd., Austin, PA

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Daniels Learning Center Seeking Reliable Full-Time and/or Call-In Person

Friday, August 23, 2019

Roulette Hill Cemetery Summer Cleanup Sunday, August 25th from 10 to 4

44th Annual Germania Old Home Day Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019

Fire Depts. Dispatched To Rose Lake Lane For Automatic Fire Alarm with Possible Entrapment

At 11:26 PM on Friday, Genesee, Shinglehouse, Ulysses dispatched to 48 Rose Lake Lane in Allegany Township for an automatic fire alarm at the Matteson Residence with possible entrapment.
Whitesville dispatched full response.
Fire officer on scene requesting State Police & Coroner.
11:57 PM--Coudersport Engine & tanker requested. 
11:59 PM--Willing dispatched. 
12:01 AM-- Andover to stand by at Whitesville.

Many Team Up to Find Missing Emporium Woman in Wrecked Car

Emporium Vol Fire Dept

Today was a great example of why Cameron County is one of the best places to live.

A local woman went missing, friends of the family, PSP Emporium and Mountaineer Search and Rescue were out looking for her. They found her, she wrecked her car for an unknown reason.

So the Emporium Fire Dept, along with Cameron County Ambulance, St. Mary's Ambulance (Paramedic), and PSP Emporium all teamed up and got the job done quickly and safely. She was transported to a landing zone, for Stat Med Evac to be transported to an out of the area hospital for a better evaluation.

Even though the fire dept was short on help everyone else on scene jumped in and gave a hand to help. It was great to see all the local services doing what they do best. Keeping you the public safe.

Administrative Changes At Northern Potter School


Illustration of Decker’s Chapel in the mid 20th-century
RIDGWAY, PA – In recent days, the Elk County Historical Society has received numerous calls and messages regarding the historic Decker’s Chapel in St. Marys. Several concerned citizens had spotted a “for sale” sign near the property and had mistakenly believed the chapel is for sale.

The chapel, which was built in the 1850s, came under the stewardship of the Knights of Columbus in 1955. It was the Knights who first added electricity to the building. In 1990, a descendant of the Decker family deeded ownership of the building to the Elk County Historical Society, who has cared for the space ever since.

“Decker’s Chapel is one of the oldest structures in Elk County and a crown jewel of the Historical Society’s collection.” Said Nancy Peterson, Elk County Historical Society Board President. “We are always so happy when the public brings things like this to our attention and we were just as surprised as everyone else that a ‘for sale’ sign seemed to appear nearby.”

The Historical Society has been unable to independently verify the location of the sign or identify the property that is for sale, but they wanted to reassure the public that the historic chapel is not for sale and will remain under the guardianship of the Elk County Historical Society.

The Elk County Historical Society completed a major renovation of Decker’s Chapel in 2016. The original stacked stone foundation was repaired and the floor reinforced to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs. The St. Marys landmark is open every day, year-round. Visitors are encouraged to visit this quiet place of prayer and reflection and sign the guest book, which has included pilgrims from around the globe.

About the Elk County Historical Society

The Elk County Historical Society is a nonprofit membership organization funded through donations and grants and governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. The Society has is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Society is funded in part by generous grants from Elk County and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. The Society is a repository of artifacts that tell the rich story of Pennsylvania and pioneers and settlers who ventured into the vast wilds to help create America.

Elkland, Knoxville & Osceola Dispatched to Possible Electric Fire

At 4:47 PM on Friday, Elkland, Knoxville & Osceola fire depts have been dispatched to 7599 Route 49 for a possible electrical fire.

Buffalo Man Arrested On Warrant For Sale Of Crack Cocaine in Olean

City of Olean, NY Police Department

Kevin Harrington, age 46 who gave an address of 53 E. Ferry St. Buffalo was arrested August 14th. after turning himself in at the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's office in Little Valley for an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with two counts of Criminal sale of a controlled substance 3rd. degree and two counts of Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd. degree, ( all B Felonies). 

These charges stem from a Investigation conducted by the Olean Police Departments Street Crimes unit. Investigators alledge that Harrington sold Crack Cocaine on a previous date in the City of Olean. 

This case was presented to a Grand Jury by District Attorney Lori P. Rieman. Harrington was arraigned in County Court and released on his own recognizance.

E. Third Street in City of Williamsport to Close Next Week

Montoursville, PA – East Third Street will be closed between Academy Street and Basin Street in the City of Williamsport when construction resumes next week. The street will be closed beginning Monday, August 26.

East Third Street was opened temporarily to accommodate traffic during the Little League World Series.

The street is expected to be closed until December.

Jane M. Fedorko Scutella, 97, formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and 344 Grant Street, St. Marys, PA

Jane M. Fedorko Scutella

Jane M. Fedorko Scutella, 97, formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and 344 Grant Street, St. Marys, PA, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

She was born July 12, 1922, in Williamsport, daughter of the late Robert K. and Gertrude Herbstreet Pearsall. 

Jane was a graduate of Ridgway Centennial High School, Class of 1941 and had been a resident of the area since 1953. She was a former employee of the Ridgway Tannery, Kennedy Photo Shop, Penn Bank, and Ridgway Steel Fabricators.

In 1949, Jane married Michael Fedorko, who preceded her in death in 1966. On June 14, 1978, she married Anthony Scutella, who preceded her in death on August 28, 2014.

Jane is survived by two daughters, Hope Krieg and her husband Ambrose of St. Marys and Faith Gillis and her husband Alan of Pittsburgh; her step-children, Antoinette Caithness, Brenda Nabi, Patty (Bob) Haberberger, and Gary (Betty Jo) Scutella; 13 grandchildren, Sara (Chuck) Hawkins, Gregg (Kendall) Gillis, Amber Krieg, David Krieg, Christopher (Breey) Krieg, Jesse Scutella, Dan Scutella, Anthony Allegretto, Craig Allegretto, Farah (Rick) Chapes, Kelly Doerfler, Cheri (TJ) Schreiber, and Mary (Mark) Hurley; 18 great grandchildren; and by a son-in-law, Ted Allegretto.

In addition to her husbands and parents, Jane was preceded in death by a son, Mickey Fedorko; a granddaughter, Lena Malchak; a grandson, William Byers; a sister, Norma Haines; a brother, Jerome Pearsall; a step-daughter, Diane Scutella; a daughter-in-law, Anne Scutella; and by two sons-in-law, Jack Caithness and Sid Nabi. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Jane was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Elks Club. She enjoyed being at family get-togethers with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Activity Center, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Silver Creek Terrace Activity Fund, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home Activity Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at

$5. Rabies Clinic Saturday at Ulysses Tri-Town Fire Hall

Portville Man Arrested For Crack Cocaine in Olean After Crash

Gary L. Holland
City of Olean, NY Police Department
41 mins ·

Olean Police arrested 37 year old Gary L. Holland of 1550 Rt. 305 Portville for possessing several packages of Crack Cocaine. Holland was the driver in a vehicle that was involved in a motor vehicle crash yesterday on W. State St. near the intersection with N. 6th. St. at approximately 3:00 p.m.. 

Officers investigating the crash determined Holland had an outstanding arrest warrant from a previous sale of Crack Cocaine conducted by the Street Crimes Unit that had been presented to a Grand Jury by District Attorney Lori P. Rieman. 

After Holland was taken into custody, Street Crimes unit Investigators and Patrol Officers located several bags of Crack Cocaine inside the vehicle and also in the engine compartment totaling a little over one ounce. 

Along with the Crack Cocaine, Cash and drug packaging was also seized from Holland. Holland was transported to the Olean police department for booking procedures and held for arraignment on charges of Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 3rd. degree ( B Felony)

Gator Football tonight in Port Allegany

First football broadcast of the season tonight in Port Allegany! The Gators host Otto Eldred.

Broadcast will begin at 6:55 with kickoff at 7.


Go Gators!

CRCF to hold anniversary trivia contest and grant giveaway on Facebook

Starting September 1, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will hold a 25-day trivia contest on its Facebook page, with the daily winners receiving a $100 grant for a nonprofit in Cattaraugus County or CRCF Fund of the winner’s choice.

The contest celebrates CRCF’s date of establishment as a nonprofit, which came in the month of September 25 years ago.

Each day, a trivia question will be posted on the CRCF Facebook page,, relating to the Foundation’s history or its daily work in the community.

Individuals will submit their entries by commenting on the trivia question post with an answer and the nonprofit or CRCF fund he or she would like to receive the prize of a $100 grant.

Organizations will only be eligible to receive two grants during the 25-day period.

“We had been thinking about another way to celebrate this milestone of 25 years of Growing Good in the community, and this seemed like a fun and engaging way to do it,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “It gets to the heart of what we do – make the community a better place by supporting our nonprofits and the philanthropic wishes of our generous community.”

Answers to the questions can be found on the Foundation’s website,, and the 2018 Annual Report, which is available to view on the website, said Buchheit.

“We are excited to celebrate our anniversary in this way, and we know the community will get excited about the opportunity to try to win for the nonprofits that they love,” Buchheit said.

To follow the contest and win, like and follow CRCF at

A full description of contest rules and terms and conditions is available at

For 25 years, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation has been the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

New students welcomed as Penn State DuBois kicks off academic year

Chancellor M. Scott Mcbride welcomed new students and their families during Penn State DuBois Convocation Ceremonies on Thursday in the campus gymnasium.
Penn State DuBois officially opened the 2019-2020 academic year on Thursday, August 22, with the campus Convocation Ceremony and New Student Orientation. New students and their families were welcomed by Chancellor M. Scott McBride and other campus leaders during the ceremony in the campus gymnasium, where they were also introduced to faculty and staff.
“Today marks the beginning of the rest of your life. The opportunity to earn a coveted Penn State degree is why you are here, but it is far from the only life-changing thing that you will take away from your Penn State experience,” McBride said. “You will discover your passions, your capacity for new knowledge and critical thought, tolerance and understanding, and your ability to dig deep within yourself to achieve far more than you ever thought possible. It's a time for significant personal growth, for taking responsibility for your own journey, and finding your own unique path for reaching your goals.”

McBride also urged new students to embrace the search for knowledge. He said, “I challenge you to be curious, ask important questions, seek truth and wisdom, critically examine and analyze, but most of all, don’t settle for knowing the right answer; seek to understand why it’s the right answer.

“Standing here this morning, I challenge you to ignite your passion for life and learning, to pay it forward to help others, and to become your very best self. I ask that together, we join to uphold our values and sustain our commitment to academic study, personal development, and to the betterment of our university community.”

Director of Enrollment Melissa Duttry also welcomed students. She explained that the student population on campus is a truly diverse group. She said, “In the bleachers today, we have students from 2 countries, 11 different states, and 86 different towns. You are representing 85 different high schools. Some of you have travelled far to get here. Our longest journey was from 2601 miles away in Tracy, California. Another student traveled a distance of 1576 miles from Lutz, Florida, and another 1128 miles from Schertz, Texas. Whether you are from Church Avenue in Brockway, Brocious Road in Marion Center, Linda Drive in Euclid, Ohio, or Mississauga, Ontario, you all have the same status; you are a new student at the Pennsylvania State University!”

Students spent the remainder of their New Student Orientation on Thursday completing icebreaker exercises, scheduling courses, meeting with their academic advisors, and attending information sessions on how to be successful as a college student. Theycomplete service to others during Community Outreach Day on the Friday following convocation each year, when they volunteer at various charitable and community-minded organizations throughout the area.

Leading up to the opening of the academic year, faculty and staff at Penn State DuBois met on Tuesday for a full-day organizational retreat. They discussed future strategies for the campus that will assure the highest quality in education and service is provided to Penn State DuBois students.

Three Ellicottville graduates receive CRCF scholarships

Three recent Ellicottville Central School graduates received scholarships from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, together receiving $2,500.

Meganne Chapman received the Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship Award for $1,000.

This scholarship, which came under Foundation management in 2017, is named in memory of Kristen Nicole Hintz, who was a senior at Ellicottville Central School and at the top of her class when a tragic auto accident cut her life short in 2000. A leader at the in her class, she was a multi-sport athlete who always gave her best and persevered through difficult situations. Her kindness touched all she met.

Students applying for this scholarship must include an essay that describes and explains what characteristics and qualities he/she possesses that makes him/her deserving of this scholarship, including information that reflects the how he/she demonstrate kindness and perseverance, qualities for which Kristen was known.

Chapman will attend the University of Akron to study civil engineering

Louisa Benatovich received the Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship for $500.

The Janowicz’s son-in-law and daughter, Paul and Elizabeth Hanson, established the Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Fund with the foundation in 2014.

Each year, the fund makes possible a scholarship for students at Ellicottville Central School, where Ms. Janowicz served as a bus driver. The Paul and Mary Janowicz Memorial Scholarship is given to graduating seniors who demonstrated academic excellence and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college.

Benatovich will attend John Hopkins University to study medicine, science and the humanities.

Sierra Maybee received the Bob and Barbara McCord and Jack Karl Scholarship for $1,000.

The McCord and Karl Scholarship, established through the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation is for veterans and dependents of veterans graduated or graduating from Otto-Eldred High School or a Cattaraugus County high school. The scholarship is named for Mr. McCord, who served in the U.S. air force for 27 years, and his nephew Jack Karl.

Maybee will attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to study pharmacy.

Donations can be made to any of these funds at 301 North Union Street, Suite 203 or online at

For 25 years, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation has been the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online at CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).