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Kokomo Time Band

Thu, August 16, 6:30 PM

South Union at East State streets, Olean

Kokomo Time Band

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In event of rain, concert will be held at the John J. Ash Community Center, North Barry Street.

Lincoln Park Olean, NY 14760

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Sights and Sounds: The First Four of the NCAA Tournament

Traffic is a common occurrence, but for fans of the Dayton Flyers, it’s a usual event every gameday. A trip across the Great Miami River leads to the Flyers’ athletic complex. It became the same ritual for Bonnies fans heading to the University of Dayton Arena for the team's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.

Snow, sleet and hail pounded down on the car as we ...

How My Journalism Skills Helped When My Mother Passed Away

I experienced more than grief when my mother Margaret Lee passed away on Oct. 22.

Among the many thoughts that have crossed my mind since her passing is how the experience underscored the important elements of what I did for many years as a journalist – the same elements I now try to instill in the students I teach at St, Bonaventure University.

Omit Needless Words

For starters, ...

Why I Never Forgot Covering Joe Biden in 1986

It is not the most important story coming out of Washington today, but when Joe Biden’s term as vice president comes to a close, it will mark the first time in nearly 50 years that he has not held public office.

Biden has had his share of friends and foes over the years, but he leaves Washington with warm words from both sides of the aisle – a rare occurrence in today’s ...

Show and Sell Comes to the Southern Tier

August 10, 2018

The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, will kick off its scouting promotion for the season on Saturday.

Scouts from across the nation have long promoted scouting through its Show and Sell Popcorn Sales, but this is the first time Show and Sell is being introduced in Western New York’s Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties and in Pennsylvania’s McKean and ...

Cattaraugus-Little Valley Students Receive Community Foundation Scholarships

CATTARAUGUS, NY -- Five students from Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation for a total of  $5,650.

Abby and Bailey Gostomski each received the May C. Carroll Scholarship.

The May C. Carroll Scholarship, $1,450 each this year, is given to a graduating senior who is a resident of Cattaraugus.

Olean High Students Receive CRCF Memorial Scholarships

Six Olean High School graduates recently received Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation-managed scholarships established in memory of former local residents.

Zachary Parr and Julia Rakus received the Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship.

The Tyler Bihler Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, is given to one male and one female Olean High School student who have maintained a grade percentage over 80 ...

A Day in the Life with Don Watkins

A typical day for social entrepreneur Donald Watkins is anything but typical. From teaching and interviewing community members to rescuing local businesses when technological trouble hits, Watkins is there to help.

“It’s more like being in college,” said the retired Franklinville, New York, resident. “Your schedule changes from day to day.”

In just one ...

A Day in the Life with Gary Rodgers

ALLEGANY, NY - People bringing trash and recyclables to the Allegany Transfer Station at 38 Union St. have come to expect a man with a big smile and a friendly “how are you?” to greet them. This man is Gary Rodgers.

In rain or snow or heat, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rodgers offers his help no matter what. “I love my job because I love ...

'Day in the Life' Follows Warehouse Selector Justus Elliot

OLEAN, NY -- For Justus Elliot, time and pace are essential. As a warehouse selector for Olean Wholesale Grocery Co-Op, most of the 21-year-old’s job calls for efficiency.

“Everything is time-based," Elliot explained. "One hundred percent is the norm, and it’s what we work for every day. If our score is less, then we are moving too slow, and we kick it into ...

Navy Vet Recalls Service in WW II

On a cold and windy December morning in 1943, 16-year-old Edmund Ogozaly packed up his meager belongings and a forged birth certificate and walked three miles in the snow from his home in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, to enlist in the service of America during World War II.

Ogozaly, 87, a resident of Endicott, New York, recalled that he chose to join the Navy because “I always liked the ...

Lynn Kemp: ‘Best Soldier I Could Be’

Lynn Kemp is nearing 95 and knows he has lived a good life.

“The good Lord has been awful good to me,” recalled the lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania. “I never refused an order. I tried to be the best soldier I could be. I don’t know what your relationship is with God, but mine is pretty close.”

Born Oct. 29, 1920, Lynn grew up in a home on Turkey ...

Happy Veterans Day, Mom

What began as an attempt to boost her GPA soon turned into a 22-year career for my mom, Ramona Lee Discavage.

On the first day of her freshman year at St. Bonaventure University in 1989, members of the Army ROTC Seneca Battalion helped incoming freshmen move their stuff into their dorm rooms.  Afterward, they invited all of the freshmen to a lunch.

“When they described the ...