Greater Olean Top Stories

October 29, 2020

OLEAN, NY — The city will allow trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, despite climbing coronavirus cases in Cattaraugus County.  “Residents who plan to hand out treats should turn on their porch lights during those two hours and take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed new 17 COVID-19 cases in a news release issued Wednesday. Over the past 10 days, the county has seen 106 new cases, and the total number of cases in the county since the start of the pandemic is 453. The active caseload is 104; 331 ...

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A federal Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant that will benefit the Greater Olean area was the focus of a press conference at the Southern Tier Health Care System Monday. “Increasing access to telemedicine and distance learning is critical to building healthier and more resilient rural ...

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OLEAN, NY — Three Jandoli School entities continued their live election reports Tuesday. The program focused on the 57th State Senate District and was streamed live from the Olean Public Library on SBU-TV’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The live election reports are a collaboration of ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced 29 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday — the highest daily total since the start of the pandemic. The addition of these cases brings the county’s total to 436 cases since the start of the pandemic in March. The county’s active ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The rest of the schedule has not been finalized, but the university's men’s basketball team knows where it will start.  To start the 2020-21 season, the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program will play four games at Mohegan Sun, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced seven additional confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on Monday. The addition of these cases brings the county’s total to 407 cases since the start of the pandemic.  The county’s active caseload now stands at 63; 326 residents have recovered, and ...

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It’s TAPinto Greater Olean’s third 'Meet the Reporter Monday,' and today, we’d like to introduce you to St. Bonaventure University senior Mike Hogan @MHoganReports.  Mike Hogan is a senior journalism major at St. Bonaventure University. Hogan joined the TAPinto Greater Olean staff in fall 2019 ...

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In 2013, Angel Roggie, at the time a St. Bonaventure University junior, walked into the White House, ready to be a speechwriting intern for the Office of Vice President.   “Vice President Joe Biden was coming to speak to all the interns, but he wanted to meet all his own interns first," the 2014 ...

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CUBA, NY — The Cuba-Rushford School District has moved all classes online until Thursday because of a positive COVID-19 case in the district, according to a notice posted on the district website by Superintendent of Schools Carlos Gildemeister. “This pause allows for deep cleaning and ...

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Early voting will continue through Nov. 1 at the Jamestown Community College Olean Campus, Community Room in the College Center, 260 N. Union St., and at the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections offices, 207 Rock City St., Suite 100, Little Valley. Dates and times, set by the county's Board of ...

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HINSDALE, NY — Hinsdale Central School will reopen on Monday, according to a notice posted on the district’s website. All students were taught remotely on Thursday and Friday after an elementary school student tested positive for the coronavirus. Eight students and three staff members began ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — In July, Tom Missel, St. Bonaventure’s chief communications officer, told TAPinto Greater Olean that SBU President Dennis DePerro would ask the university’s Board of Trustees to approve a resolution in support of Black Lives Matter at the board’s next meeting in ...

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ST BONAVENTURE, NY — The university reported a new case of the coronavirus, bringing its total since Aug. 1 to 17, according to SBU’s New York State COVID-19 report card. Four cases are active; 13 individuals have recovered.  The individual who tested positive was one of 19 campus community ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — Because of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Cattaraugus County and surrounding areas, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul met with Cattaraugus County leaders Tuesday afternoon at the recently established rapid testing site at the Allegany Fire Department. “I want to commend the local ...

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OLEAN, NY — Three entities of the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University conducted the second in a series of live election reports Tuesday.  The program, which was livestreamed on SBU-TV’s Facebook and YouTube pages, featured a conversation with Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has decided not to add Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut to New York’s travel advisory list even though the COVID-19 rates in the three neighboring states are high enough to place them on the list. During a media briefing on Tuesday, Cuomo said it would have been too ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — A Portville Junior-Senior High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting school officials to move students in grades 7-12 to online instruction until Nov. 2. “The Cattaraugus County Health Department, in coordination with a special school contact tracing task ...

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Cattaraugus County reported its highest total of COVID-19 cases during October, and 12 more days remain before the month is over. As of Sunday, the county had confirmed 116 cases during October, almost the double the previous highest total of 62, which occurred in September. The overall count of ...

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OLEAN, NY — “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” For the six women in The Olean Theatre Workshop’s first-ever virtual production of “Belles,” Shakespeare’s oft-quoted line takes on new meaning. Each actor's stage is her own bedroom or kitchen or living room, ...

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OLEAN, NY — The sixth annual Trooper Ross M. Riley Memorial Torch Run Leg of the New York State Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will begin at noon Oct. 22 at the New York State Police Barracks, 722 Homer St. Runners should arrive by 11:30 a.m. The mission of the torch run is to raise ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Spring semester at St. Bonaventure University will be a near-carbon copy of the fall semester.  The university revealed its schedule for the spring 2021 semester in an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon. The semester will begin Jan. 25, one week later than ...

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During his weekly media call, Rep. Tom Reed expressed hope that bipartisan efforts could bring about congressional acceptance of the White House’s proposed $1.8 trillion relief package. Reed recalled working with Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat from New Jersey, as well as the Senate and the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Three Jandoli School entities began a fall series of live election reports Tuesday. The reports are a collaboration of the Jandoli Institute, TAPinto Greater Olean and SBU-TV. The programs will stream live on SBU-TV’s Facebook and YouTube pages; additional reports are ...

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The City of Olean will perform a water main tie-in at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Because of the work being done, water will be turned off to residences and businesses for approximately two to four hours. The following locations will be affected: North 9th Street from West State Street to ...

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OLEAN, NY — Drive-thrus, drive-ups and drive-ins have become common at brick-and-mortar businesses during the pandemic. On Oct. 3, a dozen volunteers from the Chenunda Creek Fellowship Church in Andover hauled a brick wood-fired pizza oven to the parking lot of Bethany Lutheran Church and helped ...

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It’s TAPinto Greater Olean’s first 'Meet the Reporter Monday,' and today, we’d like to introduce you to @/bonasjschool junior @/johnpullano.  John Pullano is a junior journalism major with a minor in sports management at St. Bonaventure University. This is Pullano’s first semester on the TAPinto ...

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Democrat Tracy Mitrano has narrowed the gap in her race against incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Reed, according to polling results released by the Mitrano campaign Tuesday. Polling by Public Policy Polling and the Global Strategy Group shows Reed leading Mitrano by a margin of 47% to 40%. Reed led ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Once is a mistake. Twice is a pattern.  And twice is how many times St. Bonaventure University has had to suspend more than 20 students for attending large parties as the school continues to navigate its way through an academic year amid an ongoing pandemic.  On ...

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Cattaraugus County could be in the middle of a defining moment with the coronavirus pandemic.   This week, there was more bad news than good. Cases increased in bunches faster than they ever have since the pandemic began in March and two local schools dealt with COVID-19 related obstacles.

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