Greater Olean Top Stories

August 6, 2019

ALLEGANY, NY – Hundreds of people filled Allegany’s Fireman’s Park Sunday for the 28th Annual Street Classics Car Show. The event organized by the Street Classics Car Club of Olean featured a total of 195 cars and trucks as well as three motorcycles, according to club officials. Jason ...

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OXFORD, UK – “There’s a great deal about Putin that nobody knows about,” Dr. Gayle Lonergan told a room full of St. Bonaventure students in this year’s Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program. “There’s only ever the story you’ll be given.” Lonergan, a graduate of both Cambridge and Oxford universities, ...

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OLEAN, NY – Four men were arrested on drug charges Friday after police discovered them manufacturing methamphetamine inside an apartment at 112 S. Eighth St.  Dustin A. Haynes, 26, Dylin J. Light, 24, and J.B. Spates III, 41, all of Olean, and Thomas H. Ratliff, 42, were each charged with ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Local hero Lt. Col. Patrick Miller organized yet another successful fundraiser for veterans in need. Miller, 37, an Allegany native and St. Bonaventure graduate, was inspired to make a difference after going through a life-changing experience. In 2014, Miller was a victim in ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – July was another record-breaking month for TAPinto Greater Olean, the online news site staffed by St. Bonaventure University journalism students. The site received 13,121 page views, by far the highest total for July since TAPinto Greater Olean’s launch in 2016. The 2019 ...

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PORTVILLE, NY – A 19-year-old Portville woman was arrested Sunday after State Police responded to a report of vandalism at a camp on Yuba Dam Road. Hannah N. Mason was charged with criminal mischief and harassment. Police said Mason intentionally damaged another person’s property and then struck ...

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In a new podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Jared Leve joins Co-Editor Richard Lee for a discussion of the Olean Oilers 2019 season, which Leve covered from start to finish. PLAY Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox.  Download the FREE TAPinto ...

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Rep. Tom Reed on Tuesday began his weekly conference call with reporters by commemorating the memory of 23rd Congressional District resident Trevor Irby, who was killed by a gunman Sunday during the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Irby, 25, was a native of Romulus, New York, and a Keuka ...

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Another former St. Bonaventure University basketball player is on the move in international competition. Charlon Kloof, who played three seasons with the Bonnies, has signed a contract with the Turkish team OGM Ormanspor of Basketbol Süper Ligi. Kloof has been playing internationally since ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature not Norman in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band plays music by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Elvis Presley, the Doors and other classic rock ...

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Rep. Tom Reed told reporters during his weekly conference call that the Problem Solvers Caucus July 19 trip to the United States Southern border increased his intent on toning down partisan rhetoric. The congressman, who represents the Greater Olean area, reiterated that he believes a crisis ...

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OXFORD, UK – What do you get when you mix a 43-year friendship, deeply held love and romantic attraction, two genius musical minds and an emotional backstory that spans several decades? Apparently, you get the "Variations on a Theme by Händel" by Johannes Brahms. “I think that you will hear ...

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CUBA, NY – A maximum capacity class of 17 women filled the Cuba Rod & Gun Club for a firearms safety course on Saturday. Hosted by the Cuba Police Department, the course focused on the fundamentals of weapons safety and began with a classroom session that covered weapon familiarization and ...

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OLEAN, NY— “The Lego Movie 2” will be the second offering of the Olean Area Federal Credit Union’s annual outdoor summer film series. The movie will be shown Friday in the credit union’s Allegany Branch parking lot, 180 W. Main St., at 8:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown July ...

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MANSFIELD, NY – In what was their last game of a long and miraculous summer baseball season, the Olean Oilers lost to the Mansfield Destroyers, 4-3, in walk-off fashion Tuesday. They concluded their 2019 NYCBL campaign with a record of 18-21-3 as the unlikely third seed in the Western Division ...

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OXFORD, UK – “I have no answers to the Brexit problem. If I did, I’d be prime minister,” Alan Mackenzie, a former visiting professor in journalism at St. Bonaventure University, said during his recent lecture to students in St. Bonaventure's 2019 Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program. Mackenzie, a ...

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TACOMA, Wash. – Aaron Phillips, who pitched for the Olean Oilers and St. Bonaventure Bonnies, was called up to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats Friday and pitched six strong innings against the Tacoma Rainiers to pick up a win. Phillips had been pitching for the San Jose Giants, the Class-A ...

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When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon 50 years ago and declared, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he gave the world a quote that will be remembered forever. But the moon also has inspired hundreds of popular songs that are ingrained in people’s memories. To ...

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OLEAN, NY – City pools will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday to help Olean residents stay cool during the weekend. In addition the John J. Ash Community Center will be available if residents need a facility with air conditioning. “The weather forecast has the heat index ...

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for six Western New York Counties, including Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. The advisory will be in effect from noon Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. In additiion to Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, the advisory covers Chautauqua, ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who took an item from Kohl’s Department store on Wednesday without paying for it. A photo of the suspect is posted on the Olean Police Department’s Facebook Page. Anyone recognizes the person in the photo should call ...

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OLEAN, NY – In their fourth-to-last game of the summer, the Olean Oilers lost to the Genesee Rapids 9-7 in a crucial interdivisional game. The result will ultimately play a part in deciding the fate of the two teams at the season’s end, as the Rapids now trail the Oilers by only 2 points in the ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello will cut the ribbon and open Olean’s first urban parklet on Friday at 1 p.m. at Trailhead Parklet on Whitney Avenue.  Last year the city received a grant from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to play and the Built to Play Initiative supported by the ...

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Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, will visit the southern border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday. Reed is one of several members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus who are making the trip. Reed, a Republican, co-chairs the caucus with ...

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NIAGARA FALLS, NY – In what was their last game of the season against their divisional rival Niagara Power, the Oilers lost in walk-off fashion for the third straight time. This devastating three-game skid has gut-punched them straight back into third place in the Western Division, sitting just ...

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