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Former Oiler and Bonnie Star Cole Peterson Promoted to Triple A

May 8, 2021

TOLEDO, OHIO — Cole Peterson, who played shortstop for the Olean Oilers and the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies, was promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, Saturday.

Peterson started the season with the Double A Erie SeaWolves. In three games for the SeaWolves this year, he was batting .385. He was drafted by the Tigers in ...

Bonnies Fall to Monmouth, 12-5, in MAAC Tournament

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ — The St. Bonaventure University men’s lacrosse team’s season came to an abrupt ending Wednesday at the hands of the Monmouth University Hawks, 12-5, in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships.

The Bonnies continued their streak of scoring early. Following a five-goal first quarter against the University of Detroit Mercy in ...

Bonnies Lacrosse Team Relishes Underdog Role Against Monmouth

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The sixth-seeded St. Bonaventure University men’s lacrosse team will be the underdog again this Wednesday when they go on the road to Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch, New Jersey, to play the second-seeded Monmouth University Hawks in the semi-finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conferences championships. Game time is 2 p.m.

It’s a role the Bonnies ...

Olean and Portville Football Reach Postseason

Olean and Portville football took care of business this past week with wins in each of their regular-season finales. With the wins, both teams qualified for the Section VI playoffs.

Olean and Portville Football Reach the Postseason

Olean football dominated Maryvale this past week with a 28-8 victory at home.

Olean finished the regular season 4-1,clinching the two seed in Section VI ...

Bona Lacrosse Team Wins MAAC Tournament Game, 11-8

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — When St. Bonaventure University hired Randy Mearns as the first head men’s lacrosse coach in program history in 2017, he said the goal was to get better every day.

“Whether that’s what we are wearing on the bus trip, to what we’re putting in our bodies the night before, to rooming lists, to game prep, to film study,” Mearns said back in ...

Bonaventure Men's Lacrosse Team Set to Play Detroit Mercy Friday

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The 2021 season has been a campaign of firsts for the St. Bonaventure University men’s lacrosse team following a winless inaugural 2019 season and a canceled 2020 season.

The team won its first game in program history in March and will make its first postseason appearance in school history Friday at 1 p.m. in the first round of ...

Olean and Portville Football Roll into Season Finales

With one week remaining in the Section VI football regular season, Portville clinched a postseason berth while Olean needs a win to ensure a spot in the playoffs.

Portville and Olean Football Continue Win Streaks

The Portville football team clinched a spot in the Section VI Class D playoffs Friday with a 54-14 victory over Salamanca.

Portville has defeated four ...

New Ownership Group Eyes Olean Oilers

OLEAN, NY — A new ownership group that includes more than five members is preparing to take control of the Olean Oilers baseball team, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told TAPinto Greater Olean Sunday night. 

The group includes former St. Bonaventure University baseball star and current member of the Detroit Tigers organization Cole Peterson; Oilers director of ...

Olean and Portville Girls Volleyball Continue Dominance

At the mid-season point of the Section VI girls volleyball season, Olean and Portville remain near the top of the standings and in search of regular season class titles.

The unstoppable machine that is the Portville girls volleyball team took first place in Section VI Class C2 this week after three wins, moving to 7-0 on the season.

The Panthers have dominated their ...

Fall Season II Begins for Teams in Greater Olean Area

Olean and Portville are off to hot starts in football and volleyball in Fall season II, while Allegany-Limestone is struggling in both sports.

Olean and Portville Football Win as Allegany-Limestone Stumbles

The Olean football team won its first game of the season this week due to improved defensive play.

After Olean lost its season opener against Western New York Maritime 30-0 ...


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Goodbye to TAPinto Greater Olean .... Stay Tuned for Next Steps

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Sorry, Dr. Denny Wilkins, I will indulge in a cliche here — a necessary one. Time flies when you’re having fun. 

After writing a record-setting amount of stories for TAPinto Greater Olean over the last two years — we’re talking hundreds of stories, hundreds of hours, thousands of words, and the same 100% effort ...

Mother Teresa, SBU and Cake: TAP Alum Recalls Tommy Lasorda

If the phrase “legends never die” held any truth, Tommy Lasorda would have been well past immortal.

Reality is, though, that legends do die, and the world of baseball lost Lasorda, the longtime Dodgers manager and all-around Los Angeles icon, at the age of 93 on Thursday.

Tommy was a legend in every sense of the word. He racked up a record of 1,599-1,439 as a manager, won World ...

Even in a Pandemic, Investigative Journalism Continues

It would have been difficult enough to do the project in the field.

Investigative journalism, as it turns out, is even harder to do while staring through a computer screen. Being surrounded by talented journalists in the Arizona desert, however, lightened that burden.

When I applied for the Carnegie-Knight News21 fellowship program in November of 2019, I knew the challenge that presented ...

Free Film on Period Poverty Reveals Hidden Costs of Being FemLE

May 14, 2021

CRANFORD, NJ — For millennia, women’s menstrual cycles have been sanctified, demonized, cast as divine and repudiated as unclean. As a result, the biology of women has had direct influence on their roles and status in cultures through time.

Today, science has demystified the reproductive process. But taboos run deep and secrecy and embarrassment around menstruation are still ...

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

IRS: Some people get more time to file without asking; Anyone else can request an automatic extension

WASHINGTON − Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the IRS postponed the usual April 15 deadline for filing individual income tax returns until May 17, 2021. Even so, as is the case every year, many Americans will still need more time to meet ...

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Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...