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Greater Olean Area Voters Approve School District Budgets

May 18, 2022

Greater Olean area voters approved the Allegany-Limestone, Olean and Portville school district budgets Tuesday.

The vote was 129-14 in favor of the Allegany-Limestone budget, 582-298 for Olean’s budget and 214-54 for Portville’s. Results for the Cuba-Rushford and Hinsdale school districts had not been posted Tuesday evening.

Voters also chose school board ...

At Olean Library, Prof Will Explore Sourdough Bread History

OLEAN, NY — Author and professor Eric Pallant will draw on science and culinary geography, while sharing recipes and sourdough starters, when he lectures about the 6,000-year history of sourdough bread at the Olean Public Library on May 25 at 7 p.m. 

Copies of Pallant's new book, "Sourdough Culture: A History of Bread Making From Ancient to Modern ...

Greater Olean Area School Districts Have Elections May 17

Voters will go the polls Tuesday to elect Board of Education members and vote on proposed school district budgets.

Voting times and locations in the Greater Olean area are:

Allegany-Limestone, noon to 8 p.m., middle-high school gym, 3131 Five Mile Road, Allegany
Cuba-Rushford, noon to 8 p.m., elementary school, 15 Elm St., and Rushford Town Hall, 8999 Main
Hinsdale, noon to ...

Bonaventure Women's Basketball Team Prepares for 2022-23

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The work never stops for athletes striving for success, and for the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team, this offseason is a chance to come back stronger.  

The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team finished the 2021-22 season with a 12-16 record, improving its record by six wins compared to the 2020-21 season. And in a year of obstacles, the team ...

Bona Basketball Legend Bob Lanier Dies at 73

NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, who led St. Bonaventure University to the NCAA Final Four in 1970, has passed away.

Lanier, 73, died Tuesday, according to a statement from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

“Bob Lanier was a Hall of Fame player and among the most talented centers in the history of the NBA, but his impact on the league went far beyond what he accomplished on the court,” ...

Portville's Maxx Yehl Is Wrapping Up Magical HS Career

PORTVILLE, NY — Maxx Yehl sat with his father Chris in their car when the college offers started pouring in.

At the 2020 Prep Baseball Report New York State Games, Yehl pitched to six batters committed to play for Division I programs. Zero runs. Zero hits.

After that performance, his phone blew up in the parking lot. Ten to 15 teams contacted the Portville Central School ...

Manhattan Holds Off Bonnies in MAAC Championship Game

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — St. Bonaventure's memorable season came to an end Saturday morning in the MAAC Championship Game as Manhattan prevailed in a defensive battle, 8-7, on the campus of Marist College.

From the second quarter on, the Bonnies were fighting from behind, but they were nearly able to complete the rally in the final moments.

Manhattan led 8-5 with 5:28 ...

St. Bonaventure Hosts Special Olympics Unified Basketball

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — For the first time since 2019, St. Bonaventure University hosted the Special Olympics Unified Basketball competition. 

“It’s nice that we’re able to do this for the students and for our students to get the training and on-hands experience,” Paula Scraba, an associate professor of physical education and St. Bonaventure's liaison for ...

Friends of the Olean Library Host Bookmark Winners May 7

OLEAN, NY — The Friends of the Olean Library will recognize winners of their annual bookmark contest during two receptions at the library, 134 N. Second St., on Saturday.

Winners from the Olean schools will be honored at 11 a.m.

Winners from Allegany-Limestone, Portville and Hinsdale schools will receive their awards at 2 p.m.

Winning bookmarks will be on display in the ...

SBU Dance Team Plans to 'Cutloose' on Quick Stage May 2-3

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Their inspiration is the 2011 movie “Footloose,” a musical about teens rebelling in a town that has banned dancing.

But “Cutloose” is the title the St. Bonaventure University Dance Team chose for the stage show they will perform Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The way team members see it, they ...


Upcoming Events

Mon, May 23, 12:00 PM

Café La Verna, St. Bonaventure University, St Bonaventure

Olean City School District Board of Education ...

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Wed, May 25, 7:00 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

History of Sourdough Bread

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Where I Stand as a Journalist

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Journalism empowers investigation. 

As my senior year approaches, my mind reflects on everything I’ve absorbed in the field of journalism and as a student at the Jandoli School of Communication so far. 

Many of my professors challenged my fellow classmates and me to be concise with our words on and off the paper. I failed at this many times and ...

After a Tumultuous Season, Bonnies Head to D.C. for A-10s

WASHINGTON — St. Bonaventure University Bonnies' head coach Mark Schmidt tried to warn us.

After the Bonnies were honored as the Atlantic-10 Conference’s preseason top team, selected as the No. 23 ranked team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and received a slew of individual preseason awards, Schmidt attempted to warn fans, media and his players alike that the ...

National Nurses’ Week and Month Are Rooted in Strength

May 7, 2022

Each May is National Nurses’ Month, a month-long celebration and commemoration of the work our nurses do to keep us healthy. National Nurses’ Week began on Friday and ends on Thursday, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is said to be the mother of modern nursing; her work during the Crimean War led to significant innovations in hygiene and other ...

Milliman Grant Provides CT Simulator at Radiation Center

May 11, 2022

OLEAN, NY — For many, a cancer diagnosis is not only the beginning of a long, difficult treatment plan, but also the beginning of a long travel schedule to seek that treatment.

The purchase of a new Computed Tomography (CT) Simulator at the Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center, supported by a grant from the Mildred Milliman Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, is ...

Olean Area Farmers Market Opens for 2022 Season May 7

The Olean Area Farmers Market will be open for the 2022 season on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Pavilion, along South Street. The park is located at East State Street, between South Union and South Barry streets.

The market will be full of returning vendors, beginning with 11 vendors on opening day and increasing to more than 20 at the season’s ...

JCC Participates in Women’s Empowerment Draft in March

During March, SUNY Jamestown Community College is participating in the Women’s Empowerment Draft, hosted by Art Force 5. The program uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic female icons.

JCC is among 21 SUNY colleges, two CUNY colleges, and three private colleges partnering with 31 primary and secondary schools throughout New York State to create a mosaic that ...