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Wellsville reacts to Ceglia disappearance

WELLSVILLE, NY – Two On Your Side's Jeff Preval spent the day Friday talking to residents of the Town of Wellsville in Allegany County. Just about everyone we talked to knows about the Paul Ceglia case, and they all have opinions about him.

Those opinions are getting stronger.

Not only is Ceglia at the center of an alleged scheme to defraud Facebook, but he's also got the title of being a fugitive.

That has people paying attention.

What concerns neighbors is that his wife and two boys are also missing.

"As far as his wife and children go, I hope no harm has come to them," said Judy Coen. "I hope they find his kids. I can't imagine him doing it to his family his parents or his children. It just doesn't make any sense."

Dog Ears gala to feature local music and cuisine

Dog Ears gala to feature local music and cuisine


The seventh annual Dog Ears Bookstore Gala will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. The theme for the event is “Buffalo Beats & Eats,” a celebration of local music and cuisine.

Providing musical entertainment will be the StoneBridge Band, Grace Stumberg Band, the Charlie O’Neill Unplugged Club and a few surprise bands. Additionally, more than 20 local restaurants will participate in a “Taste of the City” event during the gala. Beer and wine will be included in the ticket price, including a special beer-tasting event by Certo Brothers Distributing.

Olean man charged with rape, sexual abuse

OLEAN, NY-- An Olean man is facing rape charges following a lengthy investigation by the New York State Police.

Timothy Faircloth, AKA Timothy Hale, 38, is charged with rape, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment.

Faircloth was charged following a report from December 2014. Troopers say he was known to offer rides to females in the past. If anyone has any information about similar incidents, they're asked to contact State Police at: 716-373-3968.

Faircloth was arraigned and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Franciscan Mountain Retreat Seeks Executive Director

Franciscan Mountain Retreat Seeks Executive Director


Mt. Irenaeus, the Franciscan Mountain Retreat located in scenic Western New York, seeks an Executive Director (ED) to act as chief operating officer and provide vision and strategic planning for this organization with a rich 30-year history. Working within our collaborative management model, the ED will supervise the day-to-day operations of “the Mountain,” working closely with the president/ animator, resident friar community, the board of trustees, staff and students from nearby St. Bonaventure University.    

Key responsibilities include:

United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline Approaching

United Arts Appeal Grant Deadline	Approaching

Jamestown, NY – Organizations and individual artists interested in applying to the 2015 Projects Pool Grants Program of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) are reminded that the application deadline is April 15.

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups. 

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for a Projects Pool Fellowship.  Funding priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a fellowship would have significant career impact.

Hochul Reviews State’s Campus Sexual Assault Policy With Daemen Community

Hochul Reviews State’s Campus Sexual Assault Policy With Daemen Community

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul discussed a new Cuomo administration effort related to campus sexual assault prevention and policies at New York State’s private colleges at a March 5 meeting with members of the Daemen College community.

Hochul’s visit to Daemen was the first to take place at a Western New York private college as part of a statewide tour to talk about elements of the proposed legislation. With this, a new state policy implemented in December at SUNY campuses would be extended to include private colleges statewide so that uniform procedures and guidelines are in place at both private and public institutions.

Nature Center Celebrates B. Dolores Thompson

Nature Center Celebrates B. Dolores Thompson

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center took time out recently to celebrate their long association with one of Jamestown, New York’s most distinguished citizens, B. Dolores Thompson.

While some know Thompson as Jamestown’s long-time City Historian and chairwoman for the Jamestown Historical Marker Committee, others know her for her current and past active participation in numerous community organizations including the American Association of University Women, Jamestown Interclub Council, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown, Marvin Community House, Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony, and more. A prolific writer of local history, Thompson was Jamestown’s Woman of the Year in 1992.

But it is her extensive history with the Nature Center that places Thompson in the hearts of so many there.