OLEAN — Cool, damp, overcast weather didn’t deter a number of individuals and small groups of walkers and runners from participating in the Olean YMCA Virtual Thanksgiving Day Fun Run and Walk on Thursday morning.
OLEAN — A record 81 Cattaraugus County residents received positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, pushing the county’s total number of cases since the spring past 1,000.
OLEAN — Is your car locked? How about your back door? Who is that unfamiliar person walking down your street at dusk?
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said Wednesday a slimmed down COVID-19 stimulus package can still be passed and signed by President Trump before the end of the year.
When we think of Thanksgiving Day, scenes of sumptuous feasts spread across laden tables come to mind. There’s lots of delicious dishes with the mainstay of turkey, plenty to drink, pies for dessert, football on TV and socializing in the living room.
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. For many, it may have been vastly different from previous years. Perhaps you were able to Zoom with friends and relatives or maybe you were content with a quiet dinner on your own.
OLEAN — Three Cattaraugus County residents died Tuesday from respiratory failure due to COVID-19, bringing the number of coronavirus deaths to 27.
WELLSVILLE — It was 70 years ago, on Nov. 25, 1950, that Ted Galutia and Jean Piper were married in Olean. The evening’s weather included a snow storm and icy roads. But that wasn’t enough to stop the young couple’s plan to get married because Ted had only 10 days leave from the U.S. Navy.
OLEAN — Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is selling Family Four Packs for the holidays at a cost of a $10 toy donation.
OLEAN — The Connection building on Wayne Street will see a new use, thanks to InTandem.
Several community leaders provided thoughts on what they are thankful for during this Thanksgiving season.
OLEAN — While Black Friday sales are expected to be different this year due to pandemic guidelines, a few local businesses hope the outcome will be a good one given ongoing sales in recent days.
BUFFALO — Community Bank N.A. has closed all branch lobbies and is operating through available drive-thru windows.
ALFRED, NY, November 2020 – Brothers in the Lambda Tau Phi and Mu Theta fraternities at Alfred State College recently stepped up to help the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with trail maintenance at Phillips Creek State Forest.
OLEAN — The Addiction Services and Supports Subcommittee of the Community Services Board of Cattaraugus County will meet Dec. 3.
HINSDALE — The Town of Hinsdale public hearing on Dec. 14, as well as future board meetings, will be conducted using Zoom until further notice.
OLEAN — Adults over 16 years old seeking a high school equivalency diploma (HSE) have a rare window of opportunity to earn a diploma without taking the traditional two-day test.
Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, announces this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is Caleb Stromberg.
OLEAN — The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holidays in a Glass Contest will be starting on Wednesday and last through Dec. 6.
A local accountant/baker is just the latest area resident to bring national acclaim to our region — winning runner-up for the Northeast Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes USA at American Baker’s virtual ceremony last week.
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LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Board of Elections completed its count of absentee mail-in ballots and affidavits last week showing higher than usual participation.
ALLEGANY — There are some holiday traditions that the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany won’t give up, pandemic or not.
OLEAN — The organizer of a collection for the COVID unit at Olean General Hospital reported the community came through by providing $610 in donations for the facility over the past couple of weeks.
BELMONT — Allegany County officials hope locals will do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 as cases rose by 19 on Monday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Last call for Pennsylvania bars will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday to cut COVID-19 transmission during what is normally a night of heavy public drinking, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb joined fellow sheriffs throughout New York in questioning the constitutionality — and practicality — of enforcing the governor’s executive order limiting in-person gatherings in private homes to 10 people.
ALLEGANY — Allegany-Limestone Central School District Superintendent Tony Giannicchi confirmed Monday that the district has a student who has tested positive with Covid-19.
ALBANY — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has managed to visit each of New York’s 62 counties this year even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
BUFFALO — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual misconduct and misused charitable assets by supporting predatory priests who were allowed to retire or go on leave.
OLEAN — No visitors are allowed at the emergency departments at Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, as of Monday afternoon.
OLEAN – How cool would it be to be standing on the sidewalk in Olean, and see an Orange County Chopper, designed to look like SpaceX, drive by?
ALFRED — Like many institutions of higher education and small businesses, Alfred University and Ridgecrest Turkey Farm in Brockport have experienced their share of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ALFRED — A group of Alfred State College students in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) program recently gained some valuable hands-on, real-world experience while making a difference in the local community.
From charges against top law enforcement to waking up Olean with an explosion, from lighting up Santa Claus Lane to packing the stores for Black Friday, 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.
OLEAN — City officials are cautioning residents on celebrating Thanksgiving amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
OLEAN — Some parts of Cattaraugus County look like they are on the way toward a restricted “yellow zone” due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.
OLEAN — Genesis House staff and recipients have been astounded with the generosity of the community in recent weeks.
LITTLE VALLEY — Dozens more COVID-19 cases were reported in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties over the weekend.
Editor’s Note: Local professional photographer and eagle authority Dan Jordan shares his photographs of and experiences with bald eagles in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, as well as other locations in the U.S.
BOLIVAR — A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has established a fund with the Allegany County Area Foundation for the benefit of the Pioneer Oil Museum (POM) in Bolivar.
PORTVILLE — Solar farm installations were again the topic of conversation in Portville this past week when about 19 landowners with property near one of three proposed solar sites gathered at an invitation-only meeting.
DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Administrators at Otto-Eldred High School have announced honor roll students and high honor roll students for the first marking period.
OLEAN — For the past 10 years, Della Moore has moved her beloved African American Center for Cultural Development from one facility to another in hopes of finally finding a permanent, sound structure to call home.
OLEAN — A Cattaraugus County map and list of towns with residents in COVID-19 isolation or quarantine provides a snapshot of how the county is faring nine months into this coronavirus pandemic.
Several nonprofit organizations in the area have created and submitted one-minute videos to the Siemens Positive Energy Community Campaign, seeking votes for a chance to receive donations.
Allegany County reported Friday five new deaths due to COVID-19, while the county vaulted past 800 total cases of infection with 44 more residents testing positive for the virus.
BRADFORD, Pa. — A Bradford Regional Medical Center employee was injured Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle that backed over the sidewalk and into a stone and brick sign for the Hamsher House.