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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

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-20 02:21:00

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.


2018 Macker bounces into the history books

The number of registered teams was slightly lower this year — 163 compared to 187 in 2017. Meme Yanetsko, chief operating officer of GOACC, said although final numbers have yet to be tallied, the program budget “should be fine.”

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-20 04:21:00

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 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.


Town of Great Valley looking to make zoning changes

After reviewing their fees, Schena said the board concluded that the town should consider establishing some of its own fees, which include:

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-20 04:11:00

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

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-18 21:00:00

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.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-19 02:16:00

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.


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.


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.


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


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

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-19 02:22:00

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

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-19 02:27:00

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.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-19 02:14:00

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.


Bradford woman pleads guilty to reckless endangerment

SMETHPORT — A Bradford woman pleaded guilty Thursday in McKean County Court to one charge of recklessly endangering another person.Jennifer L. Therrien, 28, entered the plea for allegations that on Dec. 8, 2017, she drove down the sidewalk on East Main Street, Bradford, toward a person who was fleei


Alfred U. alumna returns as dean of the Inamori School of Engineering

ALFRED — Gabrielle Gaustad, a 2004 graduate with a degree in ceramic engineering, will be the new dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, effective Jan. 1.


State & Union: City receives grant to build Trailhead Parklet

The city has been awarded a $38,000 grant to develop a unique playground — or Trailhead Parklet — at Whitney Avenue and North Union Street, a tie-in to an expanded Allegheny River Valley Trail.


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.