From a war of words of who has the worst main street to lifting of rationing, from filming downtown’s filming to a historic win for OHS football, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock.

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High school football players in the 1970s did not dare to change Joe Sanfilippo’s play calls. Except for Jay Jewell.

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When we were children, our father and grandmother sometimes took us to see Grandma’s sister and her husband. Aunt Alta lived somewhere near Bradford but I can’t remember exactly where.

I’m looking forward to fall. I feel a little guilty for saying this. Throughout a long, cold winter, I pined for warm weather, for summer. I find I’m feeling kind of ready for the next season again. It’s why some of us retirees stay north while others go south. We enjoy the seasons.

The front-page article in Wednesday’s Olean Times Herald an the huge ad by the New York Association of Convenience Stores in Monday’s edition, both indirectly ridiculing the Cattaraugus County Legislature for proposing a ban on flavored vaping products in the county, are directly self-serving.

Recently, a fine report by USA Today Network writer Jeff Platsky detailed what daily life confirms — “The Graying of New York State,” sadly and especially in the 50 Upstate counties north of New York City.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of medical staff at one of Hong Kong's main public hospitals rallied Monday to support months of protests for democratic reforms and denounce police use of force, after new violence over the weekend rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global energy prices have spiked after an attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as President Donald Trump warned Iran that America was "locked and loaded" to respond to an assault it alleges Tehran orchestrated.