Greater Olean News

January 20, 2019

Sunday night at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.” According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight ...

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OLEAN, NY - All parking restrictions associated with the Snow Event that took effect Saturday will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Monday. Mayor William J. Aiello's announced the lifting of the ban on Sunday. The Snow Event designation restricts and prohibits parking on specific streets during ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – State Police arrested an Allegany woman Thursday and charged her with criminal sale of a firearm. Police said Katherine L. Karnuth, 46, was arrested after troopers investigating an August 2018 report of missing pistol in Allegany determined Karnuth had given a pistol to another ...

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OLEAN. NY – State Police arrested Eugene A. O’Dell, 44, of Olean on Wednesday and charged him with criminal contempt and harassment. According to police, troopers investigating a report of an incident between O’Dell and one of his neighbors discovered the neighbor had an order of protection ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Thomas J. Washington in connection with a robbery that took place Tuesday at a 7-Eleven on North Union Street. Police said Washington is 30 years old and resides in Olean. Anyone with information should call the Olean Police ...

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OLEAN, NY - Mayor William J. Aiello on Friday declared a Snow Event in anticipation of the predicted storm.  The Snow Event designation restricts and prohibits parking on specific streets during snowfalls to allow for city snowplows to effectively clear city streets. Parking of motor vehicles ...

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PORTVILLE, N Y — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Company, on Tuesday announced Beth Miller of Portville High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year. Miller is the first Gatorade New York Volleyball Player of the Year ...

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OLEAN, NY – State Police arrested a 47-year-old Olean man Tuesday in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse in November. Jeromy T. Farr was charged with petit larceny following an extensive investigation that took place after Medina woman contacted State Police in Albion on Nov. 18 and ...

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OLEAN, NY - A water main on East Avenue broke Wednesday, and water has been turned off to residences and businesses on roadway.  According to a news release from the Olean Water Office, water service should be restored Wednesday afternoon. Occupants have been notified.  Individuals with ...

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On this week's edition of SBU-TV: a heated debate in the race for New York's 23rd district between Republican incumbent Tom Reed and his Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano. Plus, Olean residents react to the tragedy at a Pittsburgh synagogue. 

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OLEAN, NY – Police are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery at 7-Eleven on North Union Street. The robbery took place at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. The Olean Police Department has posted a video and still photographs the robbery on its Facebook page. The ...

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Cattaraugus County will continue to accept applications for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during the federal government shutdown. County Social Services Commissioner Anthony Turano said the county will continue to accept applications in person, by mail and ...

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Voters in the Greater Olean area may have more time to vote in future primary elections. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced that a proposal to expand voting hours on primary election days in numerous counties, including Cattaraugus and Allegany, will be included in the 2019 executive ...

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ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks have transferred guard Jaylen Adams from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League to Atlanta. The team announced the move Monday. Adams, a former St. Bonaventure University basketball standout, is on two-way contract with the Hawks, He had played eight games for the NBA ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- Christian Gravius, a senior journalism major at St. Bonaventure University and a former TAPinto Greater Olean reporter, has been selected for a prestigious summer fellowship with Carnegie-Knight News21. “Christian represents the very best of the Jandoli School, and we are ...

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HINSDALE, NY -- Seth Sklar, a Hinsdale resident serving in the New York Army National Guard, has received a promotion. Sklar, who is assigned to the 152nd Engineer Support Company, has been promoted from private first class to specialist. Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to propose a raise in the minimum sales age for tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21, but Cattaraugus County is a few steps ahead of the plan. In September 2016, the Cattaraugus County Legislature passed Local Law Number 8-2016, which made it illegal ...

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CUBA, NY -- In a Jan. 15 talk titled "Making Sense of 'Fake News' and Real Journalism," Aaron Chimbel, the dean of St. Bonaventure's University's Jandoli School of Communication, will address the roles journalists and citizens play in being well informed. The talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in ...

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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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ALBANY, NY  – Sen. Catharine Young, who represents the Greater Olean area in the state legislature, has taken her oath of office to begin her seventh full term. “Serving the people of our community is an extraordinary privilege and a commitment that I will work to uphold each and every day,” ...

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In this week's SBU-TV News, Bona Responds is heading down to North Carolina to assist in the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Florence. Plus, it is a contested race in New York's 23rd District. Hear what the candidates are saying ahead of the November election. Watch for the latest news and ...

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In the past — or the time before Twitter— presidents have used national addresses to provide information to the electorate. Broadcasters and cable networks have routinely provided the airtime live. The expectation has been the presidents would produce newsworthy information. This president, ...

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In today’s media environment, the major networks are not the only way Americans can view a presidential speech, so I would urge the networks to keep their programming as is. Those who want to watch the president’s speech can find it easily on cable or online. Those who would rather watch ...

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After months of Trump’s deriding the media as “fake news,” he now wants the TV networks to give him a live microphone. In bypassing social media to speak to a national audience, Trump must now accommodate the media’s need to deliver a balanced account of his remarks. The TV networks have a ...

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These sorts of Oval Office talks have, through my long life, happened in times of genuine national concern. They have rarely if ever been used for subjects obviously political or partisan. So what might Trump's motivation be for trying this tactic? Reading Trump's mind is not a particularly ...

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Trump has been trying to manufacture a crisis to justify his wall, and dressing his plea in the trappings of a broadcast from the Oval Office will be an attempt to give his case gravitas. Networks who broadcast the speech would be complicate in the charade by giving it the stamp of ...

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The major networks are in a difficult situation in deciding to air President Trump’s address to the nation. Network executives don’t like to give up precious air time as it is, but the tense political atmosphere in the country and around immigration and the president’s proposed wall add even more ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: After this story was posted, the major networks decided to air the president's speech live. ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — President Donald Trump’s decision to address the nation on Tuesday has created a dilemma for the four major broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Presidents ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The City of Olean Water Division plans to replace a fire hydrant on Wednesday starting at 8 a.m.  While the timeframe for completion has not been established, the division would like residents and businesses to know that water may be off on West State Street from North First to ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Olean Public Library's Winter Story Time sessions will begin the week of Jan. 14 and run through Feb. 4. Registration is required for these programs and can be done by stopping in at the library, 134 N. Second St., or by contacting the library at 716-372-0200. Sessions are as ...

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