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Portville Central School Panthers Girls Volleyball and Soccer Teams Fare Well in Fall

December 10, 2018

PORTVILLE, NY – Portville Central School's Girls Panthers teams finished their fall sports seasons with great success, counting among achievements a back-to-back Section VI Class C state title in girls volleyball and a Section VI runner-up finish in girls soccer.

Girls Volleyball: The team added another state title to the books this season. In 2014 and 2015, the team won back-to-back ...

Archbishop Walsh Academy Plans to Bring Back Football in Eight-Man Format

OLEAN, NY -- Archbishop Walsh Academy is planning to offer eight-man football in its fall 2019 sports program. 

Eight-man football shares the same rules, procedures and structure as the traditional 11-man game with a few differences. It depends greatly on the type of formation used, but the eliminated players are commonly two offensive tackles and a skill ...

St. Bonaventure Community Reacts to CNN Firing of Marc Lamont Hill, 2017 All Bonaventure Reads Author

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- Marc Lamont Hill, the 2017 All Bonaventure Reads author, was fired as a CNN contributor Thursday after making remarks at the United Nations regarding the State of Israel.

“Whatever comments he made in relation to his employment at CNN was unrelated to anything in his book or in his speech, which was all about policies in the United States,” said the ...

Congressman Sees Improvement in New Rules Governing Sexual Assault Cases on College Campuses

Proposed new rules on handling sexual assaults on college campuses will help the process of reviewing cases and ensure they are fair and not one-sided, Rep. Tom Reed said Monday.

“For too long, I think the rights of the accused have been given more weight than those of the victims, and I stand on the side of the victims,” Reed said during a media call with ...

Friends of the Olean Library Set Nov. 21 Due Date for Poetry Contest Entries

OLEAN, NY -- Entries are due by Nov. 21 for the annual Friends of the Olean Library poetry contest, open to students in grades 9 through 12.

Invitations for entries have been sent to Olean, Hinsdale, Portville, Allegany-Limestone, Archbishop Walsh Academy and New Life Christian School. Students whose teachers opt not to participate can submit poems individually by dropping them at the ...

St. Bonaventure Students Chris Previglian and Gary Walton Reflect on Their Experiences as Veterans

OLEAN, NY – Heroes live among us. Gary Walton and Chris Previglian, two St. Bonaventure University students raised in Olean, are Army veterans who know first-hand what is like to protect and serve America.

Walton, a retired staff sergeant, served 21 years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He is reminded daily of his experiences in combat.

“From the moment I get up until I put ...

Olean Area School-Based Drug Prevention Program Reduces Stigma on Addiction

OLEAN, NY – “It could be the person taking your money at the grocery store, the lawyer you see, it is anyone you meet. They can be dealing with anything and they might be using a substance,” Rachel Linderman said.

Linderman, the director of prevention services at the Council on Addiction Recovery Services Inc. (CAReS), said it is important to know that substance-use disorder ...

Alumnus Paul McDonald Postpones Visit to SBU as School of Business Leader in Residence

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Paul McDonald, an executive at one of the world’s largest professional placement firms, is postponing his scheduled visit  to St. Bonaventure this week because of the Woolsey wildfire in California.

McDonald, ’80, is senior executive director at Robert Half, based in Southern California. He had een scheduled to be on campus to ...

On Election Eve, Sen. Young Visits Olean School to Read Book About Voting and Campaigning to Third-Graders

OLEAN, NY – The eyes of 15 third-graders at Washington West Elementary School lit up with excitement as Sen. Catharine Young read “Grace for President,” by Kelly DiPucchio.

On Monday, Young (R, C, I-57th District) read the book to all three third-grade classes at Washington West Elementary School as part of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers ...


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SBU Professor Chris Mackowski's Civil War Book Recounts ‘The Great Battle Never Fought’

December 6, 2018

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A new book by St. Bonaventure University Jandoli School of Communication Professor Chris Mackowski recounts the often forgotten fall of 1863, telling the story of army officer George Gordon Meade's final attempt to save the Union.

“The Great Battle Never Fought: The Mine Run Campaign, November 26 – December 2, 1863” has just been ...