Cattaraugus County Health Department reports two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents — two people who returned from visiting Texas and Florida, respectively — while Allegany County has recorded three new cases.

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If Bills fans believed Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contention that the National Football League would be “business as usual” this coming season, they got slapped with a megadose of reality ov…

So we were having dinner when my wife said, “It still feels weird that you’re not going into the TV room to watch baseball later on. Kind of sad, really.”

Our freedom is not free, it comes with a responsibility to preserve and protect it.

Life is often made up of the unexpected. You could be one who planned it all out when you were young. I’ll finish high school, then go on to college. Then, my dream career, my dream life will be waiting. For some, it might be a quick trip from school into the workplace with a notion that som…

Editor’s Note: This commentary, the result of a collaboration between the Olean Times Herald and interviewer Marcia M. Kelly, gives voice to African American members of area communities with the hope that it will give viewpoints some might not have been exposed to before, with the goal of cr…


NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed.

(The Center Square) – As Americans gear up for the Fourth of July holiday, its neighbor to the south has closed the border to non-essential travel between Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora.

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently announced that the U.S. officially entered a recession in February 2020. Unprecedented levels of unemployment and declines in economic activity triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the economy’s 10-year period of expansion. With job prospects looking bleak for the near future, pursuing an advanced degree may become an attractive option for recent college graduates and those who find themselves unemployed.

In early June, Massachusetts’s ban on flavored e-cigarette products went into effect. Massachusetts is the first state to prohibit the retail sale of flavored vaping products and flavored tobacco products like menthol cigarettes. While flavored e-cig use is still allowed in a handful of state licensed “smoking bars,” products in those establishments are hit with a whopping 75 percent excise tax.

PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators — he’s an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. But when he saw that shortages of the vital machines had imperiled critically ill COVID-19 patients in northern Italy, he was moved to action.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country's two largest states, as the country's second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in infections on Monday.