Greater Olean Top Stories

September 9, 2019

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Law enforcement authorities determined that a student sent an email containing “an alarming threat” to other students Monday evening, according to an email notice from the St. Bonaventure University Office of Student Affairs. “A limited number of students on a residence ...

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OLEAN, NY – The City of Olean Department of Public Works will begin road work on West State Street at the intersection of Independence Avenue Tuesday. The work will involve re-striping the road and overhead sign installation, according to a press release from the department. The westbound curb ...

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OLEAN, NY – The start of the 2019 season did not quite go the way the Olean High School football team intended. The Huskies battled Dunkirk in a low-scoring, close game, but lost 7-6. Defense was a big factor for both teams, as neither had too many offensive opportunities.     In the first ...

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OLEAN, NY ― The Olean Common Council's Committee of the Whole and Regular Council will consider three resolutions Tuesday. The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the full council at 6:35 p,m, Bthe sessions will take place Council Chambers of the Olean Municipal Building.  Among the ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police arrested a 15-year boy Friday in connection with the threats made to Olean High School students through Facebook and other social media sites. Police said the boy was taken into custody at 3:30 p.m. Friday and charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat. The threats ...

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SALAMANCA, NY – Rep. Tom Reed challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to break his promises to the City of Salamanca. The congressman issued the challenge during his weekly media call Wednesday; Salamanca Fire Chief Nicholas Borcharski and Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith participated in the call. The ...

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OLEAN, NY – An Olean man was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felonies -- third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud.  Police said they investigated David J. Fischer, 36, after receiving a complaint from the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services for suspected ...

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In their 1973 hit single, Steely Dan declared “I’m never going back to my old school.” In 2019, as schools open for a new year, members of the Greater Olean community whose school days are behind them had a common answer when asked to name something that today’s students have that they wish they ...

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OLEAN, NY – ­­As the school bells start to ring, local drivers will have to share the roads with the 2,500 students in the City of Olean. And that is why Mayor William J. Aiello and Olean Police Department Chief Jeff Rowley are reminding residents of some of the rules of the road. “It is ...

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The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about scam artists who are making phone calls claiming they are from Olean General Hospital. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, the individuals making the calls claim they are updating hospital records and ask for ...

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TAPInto Greater Olean reporter Jeff Uveino speaks with Carole McNall of the Friends of the Olean Library about the group's second annual wine tasting, Read Between the Wines, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. PLAY Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – A Bolivar man was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted criminal trespass. Police said Jordan T. Wells, 19, attempted to enter a home on Birch Run Road in Allegany through a window, but retreated when he realized a man inside the home had seen him. Wells was ...

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The three day Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer as most teachers and students head back to school on the days following the federal holiday. Labor Day dates all the way back to the late 1800s. The concept to recognize the contribution of America's workers was born from ...

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GENESEE, NY – An Olean woman was found dead Thursday after taking drugs at a home in Genesee, according to New York State Police. The homeowner, Terry G. Miller, 64, was arrested by State Police and charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of Jennifer J. Anders 36.

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OLEAN, NY – Reann Ehman stood in front of her audience of three, ready to give her speech. She wore a blue jumpsuit with a patch on her right shoulder that said, “Space Camp.” She wears this jumpsuit when talking to children at her workplace, the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning ...

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HINSDALE, NY – A Franklinville man was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Dale E. Forrester, 35, allowed two children to kayak at dusk on the Olean Creek in Hinsdale without personal flotation devices, cell phones or ...

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Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended from Friday at 6 a.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. to accommodate travelers during the Labor Day weekend. "This busy Labor Day weekend, we're taking steps to ease congestion and help ...

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OLEAN, NY – Rep. Tom Reed visited Olean Tuesday morning to see firsthand the city’s newest energy projects.  The Homeridae Project, a solar electric system built on a former brownfield just off Interstate 86 on Homer Street, is the result of a partnership between BQ Energy, New York State and ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series in Lincoln Park will feature Cruisin on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concert series will conclude next week with a performance by Red Gray on Sept. 5, also from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The rain site for both shows is the John Ash Community ...

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OLEAN, NY – On a cool, clear Saturday morning, an energetic crowd gathered to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony for Lincoln Square, the new home of the REAP Olean Farmers Market. Lincoln Square, located in Lincoln Park at 100 E. State St., includes an open air pavilion, restrooms, park ...

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OLEAN, NY – Crowds enjoyed music, dance, food and more Saturday at India Fest, a free outdoor event sponsored by the Hindu Society of Olean and Allegany on the Cattaraugus Campus of Jamestown Community College in Olean. The Hindu Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York has issued approximately $482.4 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds on behalf of 54 school districts across the state, including Olean, as school districts prepare to welcome students back to school. The bonds include $9,820,000 for ...

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Libraries in Allegany and Olean will receive funds from a State Education Department program that supports construction and renovation projects. The program will provide the Allegany Public Library with $31,235 for interior renovations. The Olean Public Library will receive $186,488 to replace ...

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Lahti Basketball, a Finnish basketball team, has signed former St. Bonaventure University standout Courtney Stockard to a one-year contract. Lahti head coach Petri Velling said Stockard will bring more power to the team. He also praised his defensive ability. Stockard, who was born and raised ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series in Lincoln Park will feature the Allegany Alumni & Friends Band on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group is a community concert band consisting of volunteer musicians from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania After ...

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Rep. Tom Reed said Wednesday during his weekly conference call with reporters that he was appalled by the recent videos of people dumping water on on-duty police officers in New York City.  The social media trend shows individuals throwing buckets of water on New York City Police Department ...

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OLEAN, NY – Because last week’s untreated sewage discharge into the Allegheny River has caused high Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacterial counts in the river, so people should avoid recreational use of the river downstream from Olean’s South Fourth Street pump station to South First Street in the ...

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WASHINGTON – The FCC has authorized nearly $16.2 million in federal funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 8,088 unserved rural New York homes and businesses, most of them located in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. Of the 8,088 homes and business, 3,005 are located in Allegany ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Police arrested an Allegany man on Aug. 7 after responding to a report of a theft in a parking lot on Plaza Drive. Police said Ricky L. Giles, 25, went through his former girlfriend's car, took an item from the vehicle and acted in a harassing manner toward her. Giles was ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – A Little Valley man was arrested Saturday and charged with stalking and harassment. Police said Elliot S. Koller, 31, had been harassing and stalking an Allegany man for several days. He was arrested after Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a suspicious ...

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