Olean DPW to Pave Prince Street Sept. 26

September 21, 2017

OLEAN, NY -- The City of Olean Department of Public Works will be paving the entire length of Prince Street  on Tuesday. 

The work should be completed in one day. During improvements, the street will remain open to local traffic only. 


Olean to Close a Portion of North 4th Street Friday

OLEAN, NY -- A portion of North 4th Street will be closed for Friday while the city replaces traffic loops at the street's intersection with Werst State Street.

According to a press release from the Olean Department of Public Works, North 4th Street will be closed between West State and Putnam streets from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any questions should be directed ...

Olean to Continue Street Improvements on Wednesday

OLEAN, NY -- The city will conducting street work on three dead end streets and Lundy’s Lane on Wednesday.

The work will involve applying oil and stone to the streets, according to a press release from the Olean Department of Public Works.

The work will take place on South 3rd, South 4th South 5th streets and Lundy’s Lane. The streets will remain open to ...

Hinsdale Celebrating a Fun-Filled Homecoming Weekend

September 23, 2017

HINSDALE, NY -- Hinsdale Central School will wrap up a week of homecoming activities Saturday.

Every one of the school's sports' teams, including modified and varsity, will host a home game at the school. The Bobcats will kick off the series of games with girls modified volleyball against Arkport Central at 10 a.m. Concessions will be sold throughout the day.

After ...

Podcast: Local High School Football Preview

In our Sept. 14 podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Christian Gravius and Lucas Sperduti discuss the first two weeks of football action in the Greater Olean area and preview this weekend's contests. Allegany-Limestone, Cuba-Rushford, Olean and Portville are among the local teams discussed.


Diesel Play Carthage Saturday for Northeastern Football Alliance AA Championship

Coming off a 26-23 win over the Charlotte Colonials, the Southern Tier Diesel will face the Carthage Revolution in the Northeastern Football Alliance AA championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Carthage High School.

Owner and head coach J.R. Bennion said the Diesel are focusing on fundamentals as they prepare for the game.

“A lot of it is getting that practice time to clean up ...

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Buffalo Woman Arrested in Town of Olean on Multiple Charges

September 24, 2017

TOWN OF OLEAN, NY -- State Police arrested a Buffalo woman on several charges after attempting to stop her for speeding.

Alesaundra M. Allen, 24, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, criminal possession of stolen property, unlawful fleeing, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and numerous vehicle and traffic law ...

Allegany Man Arrested After Domestic Dispute

ALLEGANY, NY --  State troopers arrested a 40-year-old Allegany man Monday after responding to a 911 call for a domestic dispute. 

Sammy L. Mcdaniel was charged with harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief on  at 7:30 p.m.

Police said troopers arrived at Colonial Village trailer park on Route 417 to interview a female victim ...

Olean Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills

OLEAN, NY- Police are warning merchants to be alert for counterfeit hundred dollar bills from China.

According to a posting on the Olean Police Department Facebook page, the bills are showing up throughout the area. Police are advising merchants to take time to inspect large bills.

As Banned Books Week Begins, Olean and Cuba Libraries Celebrate Freedom to Read

September 25, 2017

OLEAN, NY -- Jennifer Stickles, head of Youth and Adult Programs at the Olean Public Library, said she doesn't deny that people have the right to challenge a book.

But, she points out, “just like they have a right to challenge a book, we have the freedom and right to read it.”

And year after year Banned Books Week calls attention to and celebrates the freedom to read.

Author and TV Commentator Marc Lamont Hill to Speak at SBU Monday

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- Marc Lamont Hill, an author, professor and television commentator, will deliver the university's 2017 All Bonaventure Reads (ABR) keynote address Monday at 7 p.m. in Reilly Center Arena. The talk is free and open to all.

Hill’s book “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” is the ...

Hinsdale Celebrating a Fun-Filled Homecoming Weekend

HINSDALE, NY -- Hinsdale Central School will wrap up a week of homecoming activities Saturday.

Every one of the school's sports' teams, including modified and varsity, will host a home game at the school. The Bobcats will kick off the series of games with girls modified volleyball against Arkport Central at 10 a.m. Concessions will be sold throughout the day.

After ...

Crowds Flock to Bonagany on Sunny Saturday

September 23, 2017

ALLEGANY, NY -- Sunny skies and record high temperatures provided an ideal setting for Bonagany 2017 Saturday.

Crowds flocked to Main Street, which was clsoed to traffif, for the annual  festival that brings together members of the St. Bonaventure community and residents of Allegany and nearby areas.

Along with the booths showcasing student and community ...

FonniFest Invites Community Members to Share Their Music

ALLEGANY, NY--  FonniFest  continues to bring musicians in the Greater Olean area community together to honor the late blues singer Fontilla Timmons. 

The fourth annual event will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Route 417.

“She was the most loved person I’ve ever known,” event co-chair Paul Psathas said.

Timmons passed ...

Podcast: Why Fall May Be the Best time for Photos in the Greater Olean Area

In our Sept. 21 podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Christina Root and Stefanie Podosek discuss why fall may be the best time to take photos in the Greater Olean area. Their guest is Liam McGurl, a St. Bonaventure University graduate student and avid photographer.


Union Whiskey Adds New Vibrancy To Downtown Olean

September 19, 2017

OLEAN, NY – Since overhauling North Union Street into a more walkable destination, the City of Olean has seen more and more restaurant owners opening shop in the growing downtown area. Eateries such as the robust Ravyn & Robyn as well as the quaint, English-style Union Tea Café have brought new life to the city.

On the list of restaurants finding their way to North Union ...

Garlic Festival Returns to Cuba for a 13th year

CUBA, NY –  “No cook who has attained mastery over her craft ever apologizes for the presence of garlic in her production,” wrote Ruth Gottfried 90 years ago in "The Questing Cook."

In Cuba, garlic has taken a starring role in mid-September for the past 13 years. It is the ubiquitous ingredient of all foods and many of ...

Johnathan Meade and Todd Burgess Give Acoustic Concert at Four Mile Brewing

OLEAN, NY -- Acoustic jams filled the air inside Four Mile Brewing Saturday night with a three-hour performance by singer/guitarist Johnathan Meade and drummer Todd Burgess. The brewery was packed with people who came out to enjoy some live music and craft beer.

On a casual stage set up inside the brewery, Meade and Burgess played through a set list ranging from Johnny Cash to Justin ...

TAPinto Travels Niagara Falls: A Short Drive with a Huge Plunge Ahead

June 6, 2017

The raging waters of one of the world's greatest natural wonders not enough? Wax museums and haunted houses not your thing?

Niagara Falls, Ontario, is upping the adrenaline factor with the opening of the Whirlpool Adventure Course, a series of suspended obstacles, rope bridges, swings and cargo nets -- all high in the air and offering sweeping views of the Niagara River gorge.

This ...

Governor Signs Sen. Young's Bill Allowing Split Shifts for Election Inspectors

September 14, 2017

ALBANY, NY -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Catharine Young that will allow election inspectors to work split shifts Election Day. 

"Securing the necessary number of inspectors has become increasingly challenging due, in part, to the exceptionally strenuous time frame associated with the job,” said Young, who represents the Greater Olean ...

Contest for Olean's Democrat Mayoral Nomination Highlights Tuesday's Primary

In the Greater Olean area, the focus in Tuesday’s primary election will be on the contest between Edward W. Jennings and Linda L. Witte for the Democratic line for mayor of Olean.

Jennings, a city fire captain and head of the Code Enforcement Office, is seeking his first elected position.

Witte, a former Olean mayor and the current Ward 1 Alderman, is looking for the Democratic ...

Friday is Voter Registration Deadline for State and Local Primaries in NY

The deadline to register to vote in Sept. 12 state and local primary elections is Friday.

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight and received by the State Board of Elections no later than Aug. 23. New Yorkers who wish to register in-person may do so at their county Board of Elections and at other state agency offices, but must do so no later than Friday.

The ...

Chinese Lenna Scholar Exhibits at St. Bonaventure, Explains Photo-Art Therapy for the Mentally Ill

September 12, 2017

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Many years ago, physician and neuroscientist Dr. Zola Cao put his medical career aside and took his healing powers in a different direction.

Cao works in a hospital in Shanghai, where photography, writing, drawing and painting have been incorporated into a method of therapy for persons diagnosed with mental illnesses.

During a recent Thursday Forum at the ...

Olean Public Library Celebrates Pride Month with Pride Center of Western New York

OLEAN, NY. -- While people across the United States recognize June as LGBTQ Pride Month, the Olean Public Library participated with a celebration of its own. On June 12, members of the Greater Olean community gathered in the library’s art gallery to learn about the history of Pride month, as well as resources offered by the Pride Center of Western New York.

The Pride Center of WNY, a ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

Canticle Farm Earth Day Celebration Brings Community Together

May 2, 2017

ALLEGANY, NY – Families dressed in warm clothing gathered at Canticle Farm on a recent chilly Saturday for an Earth Day celebration, eager to learn about the organic farm and to participate in the activities inside the barn and outside on the farm.

The celebration at the farm’s 3835 S. Nine Mile Road location brought “people together over a common interest which is the ...

Small Group of SBU Students View Documetary About Man Considered to Be Father of Ecology

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- Less than a dozen students gathered in the Walsh Amphitheater on the last day of February to watch "The Green Fire," a documentary about conservationist Aldo Leopold, who is considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology.

Throughout the documentary, quotes from Leopold were read to underscore what had been his growing knowledge ...

Forest Ecologist to Discuss Eastern Hemlock at Portville Library

PORTVILLE, NY – The importance of the eastern hemlock will be the focus of a lecture at the Portville Free Library Saturday.

Sarah Johnson, forest ecologist with the Nature Conservancy in Portville, will conduct the program, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

“Eastern hemlock is considered a ‘foundation species,’ and is a critical component of many forest types in ...

Hinsdale Resident Reenlists in State National Guard

August 21, 2017

HINSDALE, NY – A Hinsdale woman has reenlisted State National Guard.

Private First Class Jessica Hopkins has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, according to Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General.

"New Yorkers count on our citizen soldiers to be ready and be there when disaster strikes, and our nation counts on our ...

Bona's Pays Tribute to Veterans

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - St. Bonaventure University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday. outside the Reilly Center.

Portville Woman Arrested on Parole and Drug Charges

OLEAN, NY – State and local law enforcement authorities arrested a Portville woman Friday for violating parole.

Police said Rachael Y. Slawiak, 25, also was charged with two felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled ...

Center Field Stage To Be Dedicated to Late Olean Realtor

September 21, 2017

OLEAN, NY -- The center field stage at Bradner Stadium will be publicly dedicated to the late Dennis B. Jones, an Olean realtor, Wednesday  at 4 p.m. Jones had been a driving force behind the annual Rally in the Valley event

The Rally in the Valley stage was constructed at the stadium In 2014, and was first dedicated to Jones in August of 2016.

“We are ...

St. Bonaventure University Athletes Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — It all started with a simple tweet.

In the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, University of Houston head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson sparked interest from colleges and universities around the nation when he sent out a tweet asking basketball teams to donate to those in need.

And, St. Bonaventure athletics went above and ...

Olean Remembers 9/11 with Ceremony at American Legion

<!--StartFragment -->OLEAN, NY -- Community leaders, joined by state lawmakers and Olean first responders, led a late-afternoon ceremony at the Olean American Legion hall to remember those lost in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Joining Mayor William J. Aiello and former Mayor William Quinlan were State Senator Catharine Young, State Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, and the Rev. Francis ...

St. Bonaventure University to Recognize International Day of Peace

September 19, 2017

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – The St. Bonaventure University community will see the addition of a new landmark on campus Thursday to commemorate the International Day of Peace. 

“Until now, there has not been a regular recognition on the Bonaventure campus of the International Day of Peace,” said Dr. Barry Gan, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for ...

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A 'Long Strange Trip' I took 45 years ago

When I covered rock'n'roll in the early 1980s, Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia were among the many performers I enjoyed interviewing. But my most lasting memory of the Grateful Dead took place 45 years ago this month long before my career in journalism began.

In the fall of 1972, my friend Bob Boyle and I made plans to see the Dead in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Sept. 19, the day after ...

Hinsdale Hosting Full Slate of Home Games for Homecoming

Hinsdale’s homecoming highlights another full week of high school games in the Greater Olean area.

The Bobcats will host a full slate of games in front of their fans Saturday. The action will kick off at noon when the girls’ volleyball team takes on Archbishop Walsh. An hour later, the Lady Bobcats will have a soccer match against Andover. Finally, the men’s soccer team will ...

Senator Young Posthumously Honors World War II Veteran Donald L. Buchanan

September 23, 2017

OLEAN, NY – World War II veteran Private First Class Donald L. Buchanan, U.S. Army, was posthumously honored for his distinguished service to our nation on Saturday, September 23. 

During a ceremony at War Veterans Park in Olean, New York, Senator Catharine Young, who represents teh Greater Olean area inthe state legislature,  presented Private First Class ...

OGH staff honored for years of service

OLEAN, NY-- Olean General Hospital honored its staff Thursday for their dedicated years of service during an employee service award ceremony at Good Times of Olean.

Those honored represent 1,235 years of combined service.

A special recognition included honoring Lynn Carlson, LPN, who celebrated 50 years of service

to the hospital. She was hired in 1967 as a nurse assistant on the second ...