Regional Briefs – March 30, 2017

Sign Marking America’s First Oil Discovery Goes Missing

CUBA, N.Y. – The first oil gusher in North America spouted from a well in New York. But no one could know this after a historical marker placed near the spot went missing, the Olean Times Herald reported. The cast iron sign reading “Seneca Oil Spring” stood for 85 years in the rural town of Cuba, where petroleum was discovered in 1627 by a French explorer.

Bobcat Hit by Car Released Into NJ Park After Rehab

WEST MILFORD, N.J. – A bobcat that was hit by a car in Passaic and spent months in rehab for an injured leg is back in the woods, The Associated Press reported. The animal needed pins, wires, screws and plates to repair multiple femur and joint fractures. The bobcat is New Jersey’s only species of wild cat and is listed as endangered.