OLEAN — Kathy Shelander, previously chief financial officer for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, has been promoted to executive Vice President of the company, effective April 1.

WELLSBORO, Pa. — C&N, an independent community bank, has named Thomas Rudy Jr. to lead its regions that include Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania and Chemung and Steuben counties in New York.

WASHINGTON (TNS) — U.S. House Democrats from New York are threatening to oppose future tax legislation unless it includes a repeal of the state and local tax deduction cap, amping up the pressure on congressional leadership to make that change in the package they’re planning to tether to Pre…


WALDEN (TNS) — New York will resume using the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine once the federal government lifts the recommended pause on use of the shot in the U.S., Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

OLEAN — Dennis Wineberg, first shift shipping supervisor for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, is celebrating 25 years of service with the company.

ALBANY — Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo extending and modifying several existing COVID-19 mandates this week, Sen. George Borrello wants to see the written notification the governor is legally required to provide five days in advance of such actions.

OLEAN — Shavonne Henderson has been promoted to district manager with Community Bank N.A. for the Olean area, which includes branches in Allegany, Olean, Cuba, Portville, Franklinville and Yorkshire. 

ALLEGANY — Prior to the onslaught of the pandemic last year, Lynda Dunn of the Citizen Printing House in Allegany printed flyers, invitations, tickets and posters for upcoming events.

OLEAN — Scott Kruse, software development manager for Cutco Corporation, is celebrating 35 years of service with with the company this week.

OLEAN — Steve Pokrzyk, vice president and director of marketing for Cutco Corporation, celebrated 35 years of service in March. 

OLEAN — John Blackwell, auto machine grinder for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service at the company in February.

Cattaraugus County saw a slight increase in unemployment rate in February, up 0.1 points to 7.7%. The rate in February 2020 was 6.2%, and peaked in 2020 at 20.3% in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raising poultry on a small scale has become more and more popular and Cornell Cooperative Extension is teaming with the Penn State Extension in offering a program in April to help farmers get their best results.

ALFRED — With each passing semester, Alfred State College’s virtual career fair continues to grow as more employers and students sign up for the online event to video chat, network and make those all-important connections.

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency hopes to meet soon with Siemens Energy real estate officials to discuss plans to preserve Olean plant’s assets.

BRADFORD, Pa. — The Securities and Exchange Commission insists that attorney Sean Hvizdzak had more involvement than originally thought in an alleged cryptocurrency hedge fund scheme that came to light last year.


WELLSVILLE — He grew up in Wellsville during the Great Depression and remembers well hoeing and pulling weeds in his family’s backyard garden.

OLEAN — After losing and regaining its tax-exempt status in the last year, Olean Local Development Corp. officials reported they will review the agency’s mission and goals moving forward.


OLEAN — For more than 40 years, Tim Lyons has been known as a great merchandiser, team leader, teacher, trainer, community promoter — and even Santa — while serving as store manager at Tops Friendly Market in Olean.


OLEAN — A landmark restaurant, the Century Manor Grillhouse, which has hosted customers inside and out for more than 70 years, will open its doors under new ownership this spring.