Pat McCumiskey is a local legend. Anyone who played high-school or town-team sports during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s in Allegany County knows his mythic stature. “Patrick McCumiskey”: the sound…

I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the Cattaraugus County nurses and workers for all their kindness and caring during my recent experience with COVID-19.

Congratulations to Tony Everetts on being awarded the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Heroism Award for Individual Valor.

Americans are at a crossroads in the upcoming election. They must decide whether to follow the brash promises of Donald Trump or the calming commitments of Joe Biden.

President Donald Trump and many of his backers insist that current polls underestimate his reelection chances because many Trump voters are not revealing their support. As in 2016, the argumen…

It was utterly amazing, the first hearing of the Senate on giving its consent to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. The Democrats produced irrefutable evidence …

If the 2020 presidential election goes to the Supreme Court, as happened just 20 years ago, whether Amy Coney Barrett helps Donald Trump get a second term is totally up to her.

Now dragging into its fifth month, the back-and-forth over a new pandemic relief package is enough to give anyone whiplash. It is also a slap in the face to millions of Americans struggling to…

Medicare Advantage, a program of competing private health plans for Medicare beneficiaries, is breaking records for enrollment, health plan choice and competition, and cost savings for America…

The New York Post published a story Wednesday about Joe Biden and his son Hunter that read suspiciously like disinformation. More important, the piece included images of Hunter Biden and email…

Few moments in life are as breathtaking as the birth of a child. Our moment came in 2008. Tiny, at only 5 1/2 pounds, our little girl arrived in early June.

Every day, some new poll is published showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a big lead over President Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters ignore the news because some of the polls were …

Amy Coney Barrett has accomplished many things in her career. Becoming an authority or a policy maker on healthcare isn’t one of them.

Yes, President Trump and his allies are trying to lay a trap for Joe Biden by pressing him to say whether he would support expanding the size of the Supreme Court — a.k.a. “court packing.”

Though the president and first lady weren’t able to dodge the COVID-19 bullet, the U.S. economy, we now know, has adapted remarkably well to the pandemic and social distancing. As a result, th…

Editor’s Note: These commentaries are a collaboration between the Olean Times Herald and interviewer Marcia Kelly with area residents, in hopes of creating better understanding.

It’s time to rein in Big Tech. That’s what the U.S. House says. And both presidential candidates should agree.

The chickens have come home to roost. Remember the New York legislators who stood up and cheered when a bill was passed in Albany to allow for abortion almost up to a live birth?

If this is the most important election of our lifetimes, is it too much to ask that the president of the United States act like it?

It wasn’t too long ago that the news was filled with reports of violent protests in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Washington, D.C., and other cities around the nation. And then ... silence.

The New York Times alleges that President Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. Whether or not this is true (the Times has not made public its evidence), a tax syste…

It is possible, given a president’s necessary interactions with the public, staff and others seeking his ear (not to mention a reelection campaign), that Donald Trump could have taken precauti…

NEW YORK (TNS) — Forget about any of President Donald Trump’s blusterings about potential fraud when it comes to voting by mail.

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Westmoreland County, a collection of rolling green hills and aging industrial towns east of Pittsburgh, is difficult terrain for Democrats.

I would like to thank our friends who supported Joe Schueckler and me through our protest against National Fuel Gas — including Rick Miller, who kept Olean Times Herald readers up to date on t…

Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender was one of the leading proponents of dismantling the city’s police force. In early June, she told CNN that to expect the police to respond to an …

Most political observers understand that the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a reliable “progressive” voice on the Supreme Court, and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, seemingly…

An election year already defined by a cascade of national crises descended further into chaos Friday with President Donald Trump declaring that he’s tested positive for the coronavirus after c…

People know receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment or visiting a medical practice for the first time,…

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spent the last year trying to find a way to throw Joe Biden off his game and strip him of his status as front-runner in the presidential race: Tuesday n…

With less than five weeks to go before Election Day, two top House Republicans — Jim Jordan, ranking GOP member on the Judiciary Committee, and James Comer, ranking Republican on the Oversight…