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Police reports 8/20/18: Olean man faces felony charges after two prior arrests this year
New York State Police report Sammy L. McDaniel, 41, of Olean, was charged at 2:22 p.m. Saturday with second-degree burglary, a class C felony; third-degree robbery, a class D felony; fourth-degree criminal mischief for preventing an emergency call and criminal mischief with intent to damage property
Fishing misadventure ends with vehicle in Allegheny River
David Gray had set off down an unnamed dirt path off Four Mile Road after hearing of a great fishing hole between Birch Run and Carey Hollow roads. Huge pike, he said, supposedly haunt the waters around the foundation of a long-gone railroad bridge.
Olean station discharges 45,000 gallons of untreated sewage into Allegheny River
Watkins said residents should avoid swimming or kayaking in the river, as well as eating any fish caught from the river, for at least 24 hours. The sewage will not affect residents’ tap water, he added.
Olean General Hospital: Anesthesiologist group switch to save millions; fraud case against new group’s ex-doctor irrelevant
Southern Tier Anesthesiologists, which owns a property at 202 N. Barry St., had serviced OGH since the physician group’s inception in 1994 and exclusively serviced the hospital for about the last 15 years.
Franklinville man charged with making meth
Michael John Nesbit II, 34, of Franklinville, was charged at 6:51 p.m. with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, announced the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Friday in conjunction with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.
Cuba Lake cottage owners heading to polls on buying land
The referendum, as printed on the ballot, asks voters, "Should the Cuba Lake District, through its Commissioners, be authorized to engage with the Office of General Service to frame a proposal (including price determination, payment terms and related attendant issues) which shall be satisfactory to
Dairy Goat Show at county fair
Junior Doe in open class: Taryn Knopsnyder, 25, of Acosta, won Junior Doe in the open class with her Nubian named “Licorice” during the Dairy Goat Show at the Somerset County Fair on Sunday. This was Knopsnyder’s first time to show goats. She is a nursing school student at Allegany College of Maryla
Olean's North Second St. one-way change on Tuesday
Starting at 9 a.m., traffic will be blocked on the street and on-street parking banned while signs and street markings at each end of the street are changed. New turning lane arrows will be painted on West State Street, indicating that traffic may head onto North Second Street.
Olean station discharges 45K gallons of untreated sewage into Allegheny River after power outage
The lift station is one of about 10 across the city that helps pump sewage uphill toward the city’s wastewater treatment plant on South 19th Street, although the plant’s chief operator, Jeremy Meerdink, noted not all of them are of equal size or have discharges.
Police reports 8/18/18: Coudersport woman faces felony charges for alleged purse theft
OLEAN — A Coudersport, Pa., woman has been charged with a pair of felonies relating to a reported purse theft in July.
Cattaraugus County Court report 8/17/18: Two Olean residents plead guilty in separate meth cases
Amanda M. Weed, 31, of Olean, pleaded guilty Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. In a separate case, Edward A. Wagoner, 42, of Olean, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a class E fel
Survivor of crash caused by drunken driver wants to help others suffering similar tragedies
On June 22, 2011, Glens Falls resident Jon Gray was as happy as he’d ever been in his life.His three children were grown and doing well, his job as a medical account manager was lucrative and fun, and he just got engaged to his new sweetheart.He let the world know about it too, with a Facebook post
Volunteers from around the world travel to bring food, and love, to Olean
John Kowalczyk, minister of the Lake Erie Church in Erie, Pa., at center, is flanked by Fresh Fire USA organizers Susan McDonald, left, and Darryn Belieu, right, both of Fort Mill, S.C. Surrounding them are some of the hundreds of bags of food and supplies being distributed to the needy in Olean.Bri
Olean Theatre Workshop announces registration for children’s program
• Grades PreK–K, Tuesday 4 to 4:30 p.m. — Students will develop self-expression and creativity while learning social skills and cooperation through theater games, music and song and dance.
Franklinville man charged with manufacturing meth
Michael John Nesbitt, 34, was arrested at his property on Sunset Boulevard in Franklinville for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.
Board votes to outsource despite public despute
Barry Hayman, an employee who is not a resident of the school district, said that he had been on the Northern Potter school board for 20 years and they too had to decide whether or not to outsource the cafeteria management. He offered some reasons why he voted against it.
Franklinville woman killed in single-vehicle crash
Karen M. Putt, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash on Abbott Road in the town of Lyndon, which was reported at 6:32 p.m. She was reportedly traveling eastbound in a 2006 Jeep Liberty when she crossed over into the oncoming lane, exited the roadway and struck the tree.
Thousands of dollars in damage caused at school; 2 kids facing felonies
ANDOVER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two kids have been charged with felonies after police in Andover say they broke into a school and caused thousands of dollars in damage.Police say this happened at Andover Central School District.The boys have not been named, but were identified as an eight-year-old from Sprin
How 40 Minutes & $40 Got Us A Great ‘Taste of Ellicottville’
As I walked up to a ticket tent and handed over $40 for an equal number of food tickets, three older volunteers reinforced my thoughts. “They’ll be closing up soon,” warned one, her knowing look echoed in her partners’ nodding heads.
New appointment fills retirement of SFD assistant fire chief
Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Ellis, who also served as the municipal training officer for the Salamanca Fire Department, retired July 30. On Aug. 9, firefighter Will Smith was appointed to the new municipal training officer for the department.