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Two Olean Residents Arrested on Welfare Fraud Charges

February 16, 2020

OLEAN, NY – Police arrested two Olean residents for welfare fraud Wednesday.

Allison Robinson, 30, and Aaron Robinson, 42, fraudulently received $9,325 in food stamps by concealing and failing to report their income, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Both were charged with third degree grand larceny, third degree welfare fraud and misuse of food ...

Police Charge Man with Stealing Vehicle in Portville

PORTVILLE, NY – Caleb M. Neely was arrested on Feb. 9 and charged with stealing a vehicle

Police said Neely stole the vehicle at a 7-Eleven in the Village of Portville. He was charged with third degree grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Neely was released with an appearance ticket for Portville Village Court where is due at a later date.

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Police Arrest Olean Man for Selling Crack Cocaine

OLEAN, NY – Investigators arrested Robert J. Moore, 59, of Olean on Feb. 4 and charged him charged with selling crack cocaine. 

Police said Moore was taken into custody without incident at his North Union Street apartment and processed at the Olean Police Department.

Moore was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance third degree and criminal sale of a ...

National Weather Service Predicts Snow and Rain for Olean Area

February 13, 2020

OLEAN, NY – A TAPinto Greater Olean check of the National Weather Service extended forecast for the  area shows predictions of scattered snow showers before 4 p.m. Thursday. The day will be cloudy, and the high temperature will be near 34.

There is a 60% chance of precipitation with total daytime snow accumulation expected to be less than 1 inch.

Tonight, snow is likely ...

Voters Approve $10 Million Capital Project for Allegany-Limestone Schools

ALLEGANY, NY – Residents of the Allegany-Limestone Central School District voted to approve a $10 million capital project Tuesday. The measure passed by a vote of 163 to 23.

“We’re very thankful for the community and all the support they give us,".Anthony Giannicchi, the district's superintendent said. "There’s always great pride in our community ...

National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Cattaraugus County and Surrounding Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of Western New York, including Cattaraugus County. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday.

According to the agency, snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches will be mixed with ice.

“Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads and limited ...

Former Bonnie Standout Jaylen Adams Will Play for Team USA’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team

February 18, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – Former St. Bonaventure men’s basketball standout Jaylen Adams will play for team USA’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team, according to a Feb. 12 USA Basketball release. 

Adams was one of the best players to ever put on a Bonnies uniform. He ended his collegiate career at number six on the Bonnies’ all-time scoring list. In his senior year, he led the ...

Allegany-Limestone Lady Gators Play Franklinville Tuesday After Thursday Loss to Fredonia

ALLEGANY, NY – The Allegany-Limestone Lady Gators varsity basketball team aims to make up for its Thursday night loss to Fredonia when it plays at Franklinville Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.  

The score for the Lady Gators' final home game had been close, 39-36 in favor of Fredonia, when Lady Gators' head coach Chad Lyter called two timeouts during the last ...

SBU Women's Game in Rhode Island Provides Opportunity to Learn More About the Area

Editor's note: High school seniors attending the Feb. 15 Scholar's Day at St. Bonaventure University and students in the SBU Jandoli School’s professional writing classes provided the content for this feature.

KINGSTON, RI – The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team is at the University of Rhode Island, scheduled to take on the Rams Sunday at 1 p.m.

For ...

League of Women Voters Plans May 2 Tour of Suffragist Sites

February 19, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties is sponsoring a May 2 motor coach tour to two historic sites in Central New York in honor of the women who worked diligently to obtain the right to vote. The tour is open to all and limited to 50 people.

The first destination will be the Matilda Joslyn Gage Justice Center in Fayetteville. Gage, a 19th century suffragist, ...

Podcast: Sarah Johnson and the Fannie Bartlett House

TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Jeff Uveino sat down with Della Moore, director of Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development, and Gail Feuchter, events and decorating coordinator of the Fannie Bartlett House, to talk about the upcoming Sarah Johnson event at the house.

The event, which will be a conversation and tea with runaway slave and prominent Olean community ...

Four-Part Women's Suffrage Book Club Meets in Angelica

ANGELICA, NY — The Vote For Women! 19th Amendment Book Club, a four-part series sponsored by the Angelica Community Radio and Humanities New York, will meet for the first time Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Angelica Grange Hall on Park Circle.

The book participants should read before the February meeting is “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the ...

Podcast: Sarah Johnson and the Fannie Bartlett House

February 19, 2020

TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Jeff Uveino sat down with Della Moore, director of Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development, and Gail Feuchter, events and decorating coordinator of the Fannie Bartlett House, to talk about the upcoming Sarah Johnson event at the house.

The event, which will be a conversation and tea with runaway slave and prominent Olean community ...

Beat City Music Shares Irish Music With Olean Locals

OLEAN, NY — Everyone feels a little Irish around St. Patrick’s Day, but Beat City Music Inc. already feels more than a little Irish.

In its quaint music shop at 217 N. Union St., Beat City Music is conducting classes on Saturdays in February to teach people to play Irish music. 

“We want to share Irish music with local people that are interested,” Colleen ...

Tri-County Arts Council Schedules Weeklong Winter Break Clay Camps For Children

OLEAN, NY — The Tri-County Arts Council, 110 W. State St., will host two weeklong winter break clay camps from Feb. 17 to 21.  

The first camp of the day will be conducted from 9 to 10 a.m. and is for children ages 4 to 7. On the first three days, students will use molds to create ceramic masks, a coil built bowl and two small dishes. On the final days, they ...

SBU-TV February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

This week on SBU-TV, a Hamburg man is arrested for threatening a Buffalo television reporter and St. Bonaventure graduate. Plus, what is love? St. Bonaventure students, faculty and staff share their love stories on this romantic holiday.

SBU-TV February 7, 2020

This week on SBU-TV winter has arrived and is packing a punch. We have the latest closures and cancellations. Plus, breaking news overnight, passengers on board a cruise ship are quarantined. And, we talk with former St. Bonaventure Bonnie Andrew Nicholson as he makes his return to the Reilly Center.

Rep. Tom Reed Announces State of the Union Guest

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Reed, co-chair of the Diabetes Caucus, announced Monday that he will bring Ben Cornell of Bemus Point as his guest to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Cornell is a 14-year-old with Type 1 diabetes who Reed has gotten to know through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

“Diabetes is an issue that touches just about every ...

Olean General Hospital Presents January Star Award

Kanda Simpson received Olean General Hospital’s January Star Award.

Simpson, a unit clerk in the emergency department, started her career at OGH in 2015 when she worked as a nursing assistant. Before moving on to her current position, Simpson also worked in the ED as a technician.

“Kanda does a great job," Sandra Watkins, director, emergency and cardiac services, said.

Olean Woman Attends 'Health Justice 2020: Visions of Equity' at SUNY Upstate Medical University

SYRACUSE, NY — Taylor North of Olean was one of 25 Canisius College pre-medical and pre-health undergraduate students who attended Health Justice Conference 2020: Visions of Equity on Jan. 20. Hosted by SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, the conference highlighted structural inequalities in health care and provided insights into the underlying causes and potential ...

Taste of Olean and Art in the Park Sponsor Design Contest for Students

February 8, 2020

OLEAN, NY — Students in grades K-12 in the Allegany-Limestone, Hinsdale, Olean and Portville school districts are eligible to enter a design contest promoting the annual Taste of Olean and Art in the Park events scheduled for July 26 in War Veterans Park.

Information sent to the school district art departments in early January included design specifications —among them ...

Greater Olean Area Grocery Stores Experience the Rush Leading Up to the Big Game

Sabrina Dunning walked into the Giant Food Mart of Cuba at 5:15 p.m. Saturday prepared for the store to be busy. Not only was it the first of the month, which is usually busier than other days, but it was also the day before the Big Game.  

And busy it was.

As she walked in from the employees' parking area, she noted that cars filled just about half the roughly 60 spots in the ...

TAPinto Pecan Fingers for Your Holiday Cookie Platters

Pecan fingers are made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them in confectioners' sugar once while they are hot, and then sift more sugar over them again when they are cool.


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Additional confectioners' ...

Bona History Prof Draws Parallels Between 1920 and 2020 Presidential Elections

February 12, 2020

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – The 2020 presidential election marks not just President Donald J.Trump’s re-election bid, but also the 100th anniversary of another presidential election marked by deep divides in America, a St, Bonaventure University professor argues in two papers posted by the Jandoli Institute for Presidents Day.

“The anniversary of Warren G. Harding's ...

Reed Named Honorary Chair of Trump’s New York State Campaign

Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, has been named an honorary chairman of President Donald J. Trump’s re-election campaign in New York state. 

“I am honored to serve the president as a chairman for his New York campaign,” Reed said. "The president’s agenda of creating jobs and making America more safe and secure resonates with ...

Trump Has Received More Campaign Contributions from Greater Olean Area Donors than Any Other Presidential Candidate

As the year of the nation’s next presidential election begins, President Donald J. Trump is the candidate with the most financial support in the Greater Olean area.

During the first three quarters of 2019, Trump received $2,485 in campaign contributions from donors in the six communities covered by TAPinto Greater Olean (Allegany, Cuba, Hinsdale, City of Olean, Town of Olean and ...

Meet the Leaders: Photographer Dan Jordan Discusses His Passion for Bald Eagles

February 8, 2020

ALLEGANY, NY — For Allegany environmentalist and photographer Dan Jordan, his passion for bald eagles came later in his life.

Jordan, whose responsibilities for Amphenol Aerospace includes a role as director of international business development for ceramic products, has been working various jobs as a chemist even before his graduation from St. Bonaventure University in 1976.

Canticle Farm Brings Local Produce to Western New York Year Round

ALLEGANY, NY — Freezing temperatures may not seem like ideal weather for growing produce.

However, the Western New York winter doesn’t bother Mark Printz, manager at Canticle Farm in Allegany.

Now in its 20th year of growing, the non-profit, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm on Old State Road uses the power of daylight, as ...

Rep. Tom Reed Reports Being Pleased With Bipartisan Support for Energy Tax Credit

An energy tax credit is receiving bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, Rep. Tom Reed said Tuesday.

"I'm excited about the stakeholders that are jumping on board with supporting this credit," Reed said during a media call with reporters. "This has been a multi-year approach."

The Energy Sector Innovation Tax Credit Act, the bill that would provide the ...

Grand Jury Indicts William J. Larson of Clarksville

February 11, 2020

BELMONT, NY — An Allegany County grand jury indicted William Larson Jr., 17, on Feb. 5 on two counts of second-degree murder, third-degree arson, tampering with evidence, and two counts of concealing the bodies, according to Thomas Fuoco, the Allegany County district​ attorney who is handling the case.

The next court date is set for Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. That will be ...

'Just Mercy' Film Has a Bona Connection

“Just Mercy,” a new film that tells the true story of a death row inmate who was freed from jail after a court found he had been wrongfully convicted of murder, has a connection with St. Bonaventure University.

The man whose story is told in the film, Walter McMillian, was convicted in an Alabama court and sentenced to death. He was freed through the efforts of Bryan A. Stevenson, ...

National Guard Promotes Hinsdale Man

LATHAM, NY – A resident of the Greater Olean area has received a promotion in the New York Army National Guard.

Gabriel Roberson of Hinsdale has been promoted to the rank of private.

Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the State of New York, announced the promotion.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ...

St. Bonaventure Will Host Davidson for Annual Pink Game on Feb. 9

January 30, 2020

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – The university's women’s basketball team will host Davidson College for the annual game Pink Game on Feb. 9 at noon.

Olean General Hospital, the Pink Pumpkin Project, Paul Brown Motors and the university are co-sponsoring the event, which celebrates cancer patients. All proceeds  will benefit the Pink Pumpkin Project and Olean General ...

Cattaraugus Community Action Recruiter Informs Souper Monday Audience About Poverty and Programs

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Sharon Turano seeks to end stigma about poverty. 

To do it, she works as the volunteer coordinator for Cattaraugus Community Action Inc., an organization aimed to help people develop economic, physical and emotional security.

Her eight-year job with CCA involves advocating for the organization's work, informing people about poverty and ...

St. Bonaventure University Ministry Will Host Students Who Stay on Campus over Thanksgiving Break

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – This past summer, Alice Miller Nation, the director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern, realized a student would be going into the weekend without food.

She knew she had to do something, so as a temporary fix, she gave the student some food and began bringing food items from home to her office.

“It wasn’t a one-time ...

Allegany Student Learns About Sustainability and Justice in Erie

January 30, 2020

ALLEGANY, NY – Lauren Schifley of Allegany was one of 10 Canisius College students who completed a weeklong service immersion in Erie, Pennsylvania, during the college's Winter Service Week in early January. Schifley is a 2023 integrated marketing and communication major.

The students stayed at the monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and experienced the sisters' ...

Reed on Buffalo Bishop's Resignation: It's Time to Focus on the Future

On the day the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone resigned as Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, Rep. Tom Reed said that it is time to focus on the future.

“The bottom line is that this has a been a very dark time, not only in Buffalo, but across the Catholic religion,” Reed said during his Wednesday media call. “I’m a proud Catholic, and, as a proud Catholic, I am ...

Buffalo Diocese Introduces Scharfenberger as Apostolic Administrator Following Malone's Resignation

BUFFALO, NY --- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo marked a desire to move forward Wednesday with the introduction of the Most Rev. Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany, as its apostolic administrator following the resignation of the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone as bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo earlier that morning. 

"My family just got a whole lot bigger," ...

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March Madness: Not Just a Month for Basketball

I’ve had the opportunity to watch a countless amount of Division 1 sports games throughout my time at St. Bonaventure University. The men’s basketball team, the most supported D1 team, regularly has full attendance at their home games from the student body as well as the community. On the other hand, the women’s basketball team struggles with attendance at any of their ...

Andrew Nicholson Returns Home to Bona's

“The rims still love me, so that’s good.”

Among the faces practicing on the Reilly Center floor Wednesday afternoon, stood a familiar face of old. A face who put his school’s basketball legacy back on the map after a long hiatus.

Andrew Nicholson had returned home.

“Remembering being here is just amazing,” said Nicholson, who last stepped foot in the ...

Anniversary of Olean High School Shooting Provides Opportunity for Reflection

OLEAN, NY – Forty-five years ago on Dec. 30, 1974, Anthony Barbaro, a 17-year-old Olean High School student, shot and killed three people (one in a hallway and two from a third-floor window at the school) and wounded 11 others before he was captured. On the following day, Barbaro was arraigned and charged with three counts of second-degree murder, six counts of first-degree ...

Reps. Reed and Panetta Introduce Senior Citzen Care Bill

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, the bipartisan Helping Our Senior Population in Comfort Environments (HOSPICE) Act, introduced by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY-23) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) unanimously passed the Ways and Means Committee, recommending the legislation for a vote in the full U.S. House of Representatives.
"When my mother became sick, there was ...

Gathering Records Before Preparing Tax Return Makes Filing Go Smoother

One of the first things taxpayers do as they're getting ready to file their taxes is gather records. To avoid refund delays, taxpayers should gather all year-end income documents before filing a 2019 tax return.

It’s important for people to have all the needed documents on hand before starting to prepare their return. Doing so helps them file a complete and accurate tax return. Here ...

Here’s What Taxpayers Can Do to Avoid the Presidents Day Rush

Presidents Day weekend marks the busiest time of the year for calls to the IRS, but taxpayers can easily avoid the rush by using

Here are some tips taxpayers can follow to avoid the rush:

Go online has several online tools to help taxpayers get fast answers to common tax questions:

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Our Week in Miami Previewing the Big Game Comes to a Close

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in ...

Radio Row Gets Better Every Day

MIAMI — Each day has gotten better and better on Radio Row for those of us from WSBU-FM, 88.3 The Buzz. We had 16 interviews on Thursday, raising our total to 43 interviews throughout the week.

We started Thursday with seven interviews before noon, including ones with 2020 Pro Football Hall Famer Jimbo Covert and CEO of the XFL Oliver Luck.

The excitement of Radio Row ...

Buzz Team Gets Inside Players' Heads as They Prepare for Sunday's Game

MIAMI — The first three days in Miami have been non-stop for our team from The Buzz. By Wednesday, we conducted 27 interviews on Radio Row, and we have nine scheduled for Thursday, including one with NFL Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood.

And before Radio Row, we did 15 interviews during Monday’s opening night at Marlins Park. Among them were 2019 MVP Quarterback Patrick ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, February 20, 8:00 AM

Jamestown Community College, Center Gallery , Olean

Kari Roslund 'Interwoven' Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment Education

Thu, February 20, 10:00 AM

Olean General Hospital, meeting room four, Olean

ConnectLife Blood Drive

Health & Wellness

Thu, February 20, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Stories and Stretches

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