Local unemployment dropped slightly in August, state labor officials reported Tuesday.
OLEAN — Community Care of Western New York welcomes Liz Urbanski-Farrell as its new chief executive officer as well as president and CEO of Total Senior Care.
OLEAN — A proposal to convert the former Market Basket warehouse into affordable housing and homes for those with disabilities remains on the table.
OLEAN — Applications are now available for retail, food and event vendors for the final StrOlean of the year set for Friday, Oct. 1.
BELMONT — A farm disaster preparation program planned by the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Allegany County will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur.
With a decision on whether to lower the overtime threshold for farm workers due to be revisited in late fall, state Sen. George Borrello and fellow Republicans have called on state leaders to reject any further reductions in the 60-hour threshold for overtime.
Local sales tax collections beat state and regional averages for gains in August, the Office of the State Comptroller reported.
FRANKLINVILLE — With tax breaks, commitments to buy land and millions in aid for infrastructure, a $505 million cheese plant north of the village is expected to break ground in the spring.
ALLEGANY — The salon at Walmart was closed Tuesday after the entire staff quit at the same time.
SUNY Jamestown Community College’s Workforce Readiness division has set dates for two 10-week training programs made possible through community partnerships across Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — A high-powered lobbying and business consulting company with deep political roots in New York state is starting up a division to focus on legal marijuana and other issues related to cannabis.
NEW YORK (TNS) — The city’s largest landlord organization asked a federal court Thursday to strike down Gov. Kathy Hochul’s statewide moratorium on evictions, potentially putting tens of thousands of New Yorkers at risk of homelessness as they struggle to pay rent because of the pandemic.
OLEAN — Jackie Pickett, distribution center operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Thursday.
LITTLE VALLEY — The chances of Great Lakes Cheese Co. building a $500 million state-of-the-art cheese plant near Franklinville are now even better.
SALAMANCA — Meritool LLC celebrated its 20th anniversary Aug. 27 at its facility located at 4496 Route 353, near the Salamanca and Little Valley town line.
OLEAN — Jerry Powley, master mechanic for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 45 years of service on Wednesday.
FRANKLINVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will meet Sept. 15 to vote on an environmental resolution and a benefits package for a proposed Great Lakes Cheese Co. plant near Franklinville.
BUFFALO (AP) — Workers at three Starbucks coffee shops in the Buffalo area filed petitions Monday with the National Labor Relations Board asking for a vote on union representation, the latest development in a nationwide, pandemic-era reckoning on wages and working conditions.
ALBANY (TNS) — Key players in New York’s push to establish its marijuana market are encouraged that Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office on Aug. 24, has said her nomination of cannabis regulators is a “priority.”
OLEAN — Lynne Austin, distribution center operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Aug. 12.
OLEAN — Chris Taylor, auto machine grinder for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Thursday.
OLEAN — Timothy Abdo, CNC profile grinding operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Aug. 20.
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is rethinking its annual event schedule, and one change has been made already.
HORNELL — The St. James Hospital and Jones Memorial Hospital boards of directors have appointed Jodi L. Howe the hospitals’ chief financial officer.
OLEAN — Brian Bradt, auto CNC/DD operator/auto machine grinder for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Aug. 19.
OLEAN — Kenneth Smith, continuous improvement engineer for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 45 years of service on Aug. 11.
OLEAN — Dan Lippert, sport knife edge finisher for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, will retire Sept. 1 after 19 years.
OLEAN — Sharon Worden, mold press operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, will retire effective Sept. 1.
SALAMANCA — New indoor self-storage facility 255 U-Stor-It has recently opened on Rochester Street, offering people a safe, climate-controlled place to store their belongings.
OLEAN — The 8th annual Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Golf Classic was held Monday at Bartlett Country Club, drawing 29 foursomes from local businesses.
FRANKLINVILLE — Triple R Campground held a unique ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for its new $800,000 spray pad water park.
DUNKIRK — There are just a few months left for local government leaders to make decisions on whether to allow the sale of marijuana in their communities, but there are many unanswered questions due to the state’s delays in appointing regulators, says state Sen. George Borrello.
Area counties saw unemployment increase in July, but rates remain almost half what they were the year before.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Economic Development Team will host a job fair 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Ellicottville Town Center, 28 Parkside Drive.
OLEAN — Local business Alle-Catt Taxi Service appears to be closed for good.
ST. BONAVENTURE — A series of three September workshops presented by the William C. Foster ‘62 Center for Responsible Leadership at St. Bonaventure University will provide Olean-area residents with skills to help them enter or navigate to new jobs in the workforce.
State Reps. Martin Causer and Clint Owlett said Tuesday they will continue to advocate for operating a downhill ski and recreation center at Denton Hill State Park — even though there have been no bidders to date.
Local government sales tax collections in July increased by 21.2% over the same month in 2020, marking the fourth consecutive month that collections exceeded 2020 results, the state reported.
VAN ETTEN — The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on how to produce the highest-quality syrup, develop new maple products and improve existing ones — all at commercial scales.
MALTA (TNS) — Intel, the world’s largest computer chipmaker, has launched a nationwide search to build a new $100 billion chip manufacturing campus somewhere in the United States — a site envisioned as a small “city” that would include six to eight factories employing 10,000 workers.
OLEAN — The Spot 2 Be Restaurant, which recently moved from South Union Street to 1695 Olean-Portville Road, opened its doors at their new location Monday.
OLEAN — Over 36 years ago, Carol Mahoney began her career as executive director of what was then known as Home Health Care of Cattaraugus County.
OLEAN — In his 18 years working in wealth management, Dana Cornell says he has always put what’s best for his clients and partners first in planning financial strategies. That ethic, he believes, also helps uplift the overall community he lives and works in.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For people who would rather drive to a nearby airport to catch a flight to destinations beyond, the new connecting flight between Bradford Regional Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport may be the answer.
PORTVILLE — A new business office opened in Portville this summer: Medical Travel Staffing Agency by the Florida-based GLC Group.
OLEAN — Jackson Cowles, a mold press operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, has retired after 33 years with the company.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers added $250,000 in funding Wednesday for studies to help determine if a site near Franklinville is suitable for a $500 million Great Lakes Cheese Co. plant.
OLEAN — The new owner of Olean Center Mall is planning an $18.5 million senior housing and renovation project at the aging downtown site.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency board agreed Tuesday to set a public hearing on tax breaks for a proposed $505 million cheese plant along Route 16 near Franklinville.
OLEAN — The owner of the city’s largest events center hopes to reopen for business this fall, but said he is still considering selling the site.