Greater Olean News

October 19, 2018

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Dozens of Halloween candies are on the market, but only one is the favorite of the high school students and teachers who took part in CommDay at St. Bonaventure University Friday. Kit Kat bars were the most popular choice when the students and their teachers voted on their ...

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ST.BONAVENTURE, NY—A panel discussion Wednesday evening focused on the systemic issues that have been addressed in the pursuit of gender equality, including those in society that have not been addressed and still lack resolution.   St. Bonaventure University Executive Director of Residential ...

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OLEAN, NY - State troopers arrested a Hinsdale man for criminal possession of marijuana on Oct. 13. James J. Fye Sr., 52, was arrested during a traffic stop on State Route 16 in Olean. Troopers said they discovered approximately two ounces of marijuana in Fye’s vehicle. Fye was arrested and ...

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OLEAN, NY - Olean troopers arrested a Bradford, Pennsylvania, man for attempted petit larceny and auto stripping on Oct. 10.  The man, Troy A. Schuppenhauer, 29, also a suspect in an auto stripping case at Mallery’s Auto Body in the town of Allegany, according to State ...

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CUBA, NY - State Police arrested two Elmira resdients on weapons charges Friday. Rashad R. Graham, 23, and Tania M. Shaver, 25, were arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 86 West in the Cuba and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a weapon ...

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ALBANY, NY - Cattaraugus County will receive $674,160 in state grant funding for emergency communications to enhance public safety operations. The grant is part of $45 million in funding that has been awarded to 57 counties and New York  City. This funding enables local governments to expand ...

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ALBANY, NY - Cattaraugus Community Action Inc. will receive $120,000 in federal funding to hire attorneys who will assist crime victims with civil legal matters, such as divorce, custody, immigration and financial issues. The funding is part of $16 million in federal funds awarded to 61 ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- For many St. Bonaventure men’s basketball fans, Josh Ayeni was a mixed bag of potential and commotion throughout his two-year stay. Some fans remember him as the near 7-footer who struggled to dunk, and others remember the passionate hardworking player who exemplified what ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – In most escape rooms, participants crack codes, find keys, open locks and attempt to beat the clock. In an escape room on campus, participants still have to beat the clock, but instead of locks and keys, they use test tubes and Bunsen burners.   The St. Bonaventure escape ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- News coverage of higher education may share a common flaw with political reporting, according to a St. Bonaventure University Jandoli School of Communication faculty member. “Political reporters tend to focus on horse race issues such as polls, fundraising and endorsements ...

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OLEAN, NY – The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Rep. Tom Reed at Four Mile Brewing Thursday. “It is very important we return pro small business candidates and elected officials to Washington like Congressman Reed,” Greg Biryla, the state director for NFIB, said. “Congressman ...

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OLEAN, NY – Mayor William J. Aiello proclaimed October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Olean on Tuesday during the city's Common Council meeting. Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the ...

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OLEAN, NY – The co-editors of TAPinto Greater Olean will deliver a presentation Sunday on a challenge today’s journalism educators confront. Anne and Richard Lee, faculty members in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University, will discuss the difficulties of balancing the ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Street Crimes Unit of the Olean Police Department made multiple arrests for drug possession and sales Wednesday morning. Police identified those charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance as Laura R. Hall, 35; Jacob D.

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HINSDALE, NY – State police arrested a Massachusetts woman Monday and charged her with transporting untaxed cigarettes. Linda J. Bemis, 75, of Taunton was arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 86 East Hinsdale, police said. According to police, state troopers discovered 32 cartons of ...

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OLEAN, NY – An envelope containing fundraising items was turned in to the Olean Police Department Tuesday. Police said the materials were turned in by a "Good Samaritan" and may be from a children's fundraising campaign. Anyone who lost fund raising money and can describe the proper amount ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police are seeking the community's assistance in identifying a bicyclist who damaged a vehicle by running into it with his bike and then left the scene of the incident. A video of the incident is posted on the Olean Police Department Facebook page. Anyone with information that ...

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OLEAN, NY – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Red Cross points out that is a perfect time to give blood or platelets to support cancer patients and others. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for ...

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OLEAN, NY – Mayor William Aiello endorsed Rep. Tom Reed during a downtown walkthrough Thursday. “I think Tom is doing an excellent job for his communities,” Aiello said to three members of the local media and two Reed staff members who accompanied them on the walk. “Not only Olean, but his whole ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Love and debt are the themes in the play “You Can’t Take It with You,” coming to the Olean Theatre Workshop Thursday through Sunday. The story is set in 1937, and begins with a young woman named Alice Sycamore, played by Ashley LaBombard, expecting the young man she loves, Tony ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Sophia Fortuna’s overtime goal gave the Allegany-Limestone varsity girls’ soccer team a 3-2 win over North Tonawanda Saturday. The girls celebrated with a group hug, but some were quick to run off after the handshake, knowing that Olean High School’s homecoming was ...

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This week SBU-TV dives deeper into an alleged sexual abuse case brought onto a local priest in Ellicottville, a pothole problem in Portville and an annual fall festival.

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OLEAN, NY – A Common Council committee on Tuesday will consider a proposal to install stop signs on all four corners of the intersection at Spruce and West Elm streets. At present, stop signs only are in place on West Elm Street. The council’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to discuss the ...

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ALLEGANY, NY –  State police arrested a Florida man on Wednesday and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said Kevin A. Potter, 26, of Tampa was arrested after they responded to unwanted person complaint at the 7-Eleven convenience store ...

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OLEAN, NY – A small business owner says he feels legitimized because Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a law protecting barbershops, beauty shops and salons from service theft. “Without amendments like the one that was just passed, our profession is not legitimized,” said Leo Wolters Tejera, who ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — The Village of Allegany Police Department issued Tasers to its officers in August. “It’s a huge upgrade to our department. We’re just trying to stay within the times and not be a department that’s back in the ‘40s or ‘50s,” Office in Charge Chris McGraw said. Ninety-five ...

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ALBANY, NY -- A bill that will protect barbershop, beauty shop and salon service providers against individuals who steal their services was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The bill closes a loophole in existing law and makes the failure to pay for services provided by a ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Journalists shoulder the responsibility to speak on behalf of the people. “What journalists do is represent you and defend you against government, other people and corporations,” Denny Wilkins, a professor of journalism in the Jandoli School of Communication at St.

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OLEAN, NY – Frank Skrobacz, a staffer at Keystone Tool & Die in Westons Mills, has been named Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. Skrobacz received his award Monday at the chamber’s volunteer reception at the Bartlett Country Club during Greater Olean Area Chamber ...

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OLEAN, NY – Like a book that’s been banned? Then think about reading a passage from that book out loud in the Olean Public Library Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The library, 134 N. Second St., will host a Banned Books ReadOUT to "bring attention to the fact that all people have the right to read ...

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