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Greater Olean Top Stories

October 8, 2021

Shawn Dubin never really expected to find himself in this position. An Allegany-Limestone Central High School graduate and former Olean Oilers pitcher, Dubin finished his first season playing baseball at the Triple-A level Sunday. He made eight starts, appeared in 16 games and posted a 3.44 ERA ...

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OLEAN, NY — Registration is underway at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., for children’s programs that begin the week of Oct. 11 and continue through Nov. 12. Registration can be done by emailing komalley@oleanlibrary.org, visiting the library’s website, or calling 716-372-0200 ext.

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The FDA issued a safety communication alert on certain lots of Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests. According to the FDA, there is a potential for false positive results with certain lots of the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test due to a recently identified manufacturing issue.   A “false positive” is a test ...

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OLEAN, NY — Three Common Council committees met Tuesday and discussed an internet exchange zone and ambulance equipment purchases, but no decisions were made.  Alderman Paul Gonzalez, a member of the Public Safety Committee, proposed the establishment of an internet exchange zone, which would ...

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The subject of a book that was St. Bonaventure University’s 2010 All Bona Reads selection is at the center of a lawsuit filed Monday against a biotech firm. According to a CNN report, the family of Henrietta Lacks is suing Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for unjust enrichment from the ...

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OLEAN, NY — “We can’t let another day go by without showing that mental health is as real as physical health,” Amy Mann, a suicide prevention coalition coordinator for the Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services, said Friday at Lincoln Park just before the annual Out of the Darkness ...

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OLEAN, NY — The weather was perfect as members of the Greater Olean community turned out Saturday for InTandem's held a kick-off party and fundraiser for an inclusive playground Activities at the InTandem property at 1010 Wayne St. included a cornhole tournament, mini-golf, basket raffles, a ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — Noted local artist and pumpkin carver extraordinaire Eric Jones will be featured in two mid-October weekend programs sponsored by the Pfeiffer Nature Center. The first will be a 3-D pumpkin carving class open to adults and youths ages 10 and up, on Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., in ...

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Cattaraugus County is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) beginning Oct. 1, a start date six weeks earlier than in previous years. New York State residents can go online at www.myBenefits.ny.gov and, by answering a few questions, quickly find out if ...

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OLEAN, NY — Olean police issued a warning on Facebook on Monday that an email that appears to come from the account of the Rev. John Adams, pastor of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, is a scam. The email asks for money and gift cards for cancer patients. The police advise recipients to ...

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OLEAN, NY — Lincoln Park, 100 E. State St., will be the site of two suicide awareness and prevention events Friday. The first will be an all-day chalk art contest, "Chalk the Park and Have the Talk," sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Greater Olean Area ...

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OLEAN, NY — Della Moore arrived at Trinity United Methodist Church expecting to see 25 people in attendance when she accepted the honor of being named 2021 Woman of Distinction in New York's 57th Senate District. Just about three times as many people — all with personal connections to Moore — ...

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In preparation for Monday's vaccination deadline and possible staffing shortages in hospitals and other health care facilities, Gov. Kathy Hochul will sign an executive order, if necessary, to declare a state of emergency that would allow qualified health care professionals licensed in other states ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced 28 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, bringing the total of cases since March 2020 to 6,861. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 715 cases, 244 more than the 471 combined total of the June, July and August ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced 51 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, bringing the total of cases since March 2020 to 6,833.  Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 687 cases, 216 more than the 471 combined total of the June, July and August ...

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New Yorkers can win tickets to Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and New York Jets games and other prizes as part of a new state program that provides incentives for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. "As we heard from the players themselves, the best defense is a good offense,” Gov. Kathy ...

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OLEAN, NY — Student safety and freedom of speech dominated the conversation at the Olean City School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday.  Board members sat in front of a crowd of about 100 in the auditorium of Olean High School to discuss upcoming school events, financial plans and ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello on Wednesday announced plans to seek a third term. “It has been my honor to serve our great city for the past eight years,” Aiello said in a press relaae. “Olean has seen great progress during my tenure, and I hope to continue on as mayor for the next four ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce honored the late Eric Garvin with its Volunteer of the Year Award during the Chamber Week Volunteer Reception at Tony's Napoli Monday.  Garvin, vice president of Community Bank, died at age 51 on Aug. 1. “There wasn’t a financial ...

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On Wednesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported that two women residents died from complications of COVID-19.  Their deaths brought the death toll from the death in the county to 118. The woman counted as the 117th death was 56 years old, and the woman counted as the 118th death ...

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ALBANY, NY — State Sen. George Borrello has been named to City & State New York's Agriculture Power 50 List for his collaborative efforts to make the Nourish New York farm-to-food bank program a permanent institution. Borrello, who represents the 57th district which includes the Greater ...

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CUBA, NY — A mural at the intersection of Main and South streets reads, "Cuba... a great place to call home." On Saturday and Sunday, Cuba was home for large crowds of people from various places who attended the annual Cuba Garlic Festival.  The two-day event at Empire City Farm featured more ...

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The Cattaraugus Country Board of Elections will host early voting for county residents from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. All registered voters have the option to vote early and can go to one of two sites: the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections, 207 Rock City St., Little Valley, and Jamestown Community ...

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mark Kolozsvary, a catcher from Eustis, Florida, has become the first former Olean Oiler player to earn a spot on a Major League Baseball roster. Kolozsvary, who played for the Oilers’ 2016 New York Collegiate Baseball League champion team, was added to the Cincinnati Reds ...

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On Monday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 44 new cases of COVID-19. The health department did not issue a COVID-19 report on Sunday. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 589 cases, more than the combined totals of June, July and August. Since March 2020, ...

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ALBANY, NY — Nine petitioners, including Sen. George Borrello, filed a lawsuit Friday, challenging New York State’s mask mandate for schools. “The expansive emergency powers granted to our former governor for a year and a half established a troubling precedent of government overreach that is ...

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LITTLE VALLEY, NY — Nature enthusiast Tim Baird will guide a Pfeiffer Nature Center-sponsored group tour through the conglomerate rock features of Little Rock City on Thursday. Participants should bring their lunches, wear durable shoes and meet at a designated location at 9 a.m., then drive ...

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CUBA, NY — Cuba-Rushford Middle-High School teacher Carly Santangelo has been named 2022 New York State Teacher of the Year by state Board of Regents and New York State United Teachers. She had been nominated by Olivia Barnes, a former student, who praised her teaching style, writing: “I am ...

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Two draft maps released Wednesday by the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission show new configurations of the congressional district that includes the Greater Olean area. The region is part of the 23rd Congressional District, which stretches from the western border of the state ...

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On Wednesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 48 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 469 cases, more than the entire month of August when 401 cases were reported. The July case count was 46, and the June case count was 24. Since ...

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