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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.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-17 17:06:00

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.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-18 05:02:00

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

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-17 03:09:00

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.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-18 03:48:00

Former rivals in HS still friends through Macker

Despite standing in each other’s ways throughout their prep basketball careers, Erickson, Chudy, Bowen and Grinols would remain friends after the season, and even after the games.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-18 14:39:00

Driver pleads guilty to manslaughter in crash that killed Salamanca woman

LITTLE VALLEY — A Salamanca man, who prosecutors say fled on foot after crashing his vehicle and causing the death of his passenger last November, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a litany of other charges.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-16 22:49:00

Police reports 8/17/18: Kill Buck woman charged with assaulting infant daughter

Makayla E. Mix, 23, of 3612 S. Authority Road, Kill Buck, was charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-17 03:14:00

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.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-08-17 11:28:43

Olean General Hospital to replace Olean anesthesia provider with Buffalo provider

Olean General Hospital is ending its 24-year relationship with its anesthesia services provider, Southern Tier Anesthesiologists, which has an office on 202 S. Barry St. The group, which exclusively serviced OGH, will be forced to leave Olean, if not disband.Tom Dinki/Olean Times Herald

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-17 05:04:00

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.

ELLICOTTVILLETIMES.COM - 2018-08-17 13:10:17

State police looking for missing rifle in town of Olean

OLEAN — New York State Police is on the lookout for a missing rifle in the town of Olean.State police announced Tuesday that troopers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Rock River Arms rifle, which was reportedly in a soft black carrying case and last seen in the early morning hours o


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

BRADFORD ERA - 2018-08-17 12:00:00

Edward Smith found competent to stand for murder trial that may not occur

Smith, accused of stabbing with wife in their Olean House apartment last year, was found not competent by mental health evaluations and sent to a state psychiatric facility last August.


Olean police looking for head shop shoplifter

The petit larceny from Three Faces Tobacco was reported at 6 p.m. Sunday. According to the incident report, the man asked the cashier to see the herbal supplement Kratom, which was located behind the counter. After being handed the $15 product, he reportedly walked out without paying.


Troopers ask for help in locating missing rifle

Troopers are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Rock River Arms rifle last seen early Monday on Buffalo Street near Interstate 86 in Olean.The AR-15 style rifle was in a soft, black carrying case.State police asked anyone with information about the weapon to call them at 585-344-6200


Olean Farmers market draws some opposition

“I’d like the alderman and the leadership to look at a scaled-back plan for the farmers market,” said Clifford Lucas, who also suggested working in other uses for the park into the plan, or relocating it to another site entirely.


Still no charges filed against Allegany man who kept reptiles

Authorities stand outside 26 E. Union St. in Allegany Thursday after serving a search warrant to recover more than 300 reptiles. The owner of the property, William K. Engelder, has still not been formally charged.Rick Miller/Olean Times Herald


Olean Central School District alters anti-discrimination policies after board member raises concerns

The board unanimously adopted new policies regarding equal employment opportunity, the Dignity for All Students Act, equal educational opportunities, complaints and grievances by students, as well as career and technical education.


Eckstrom: Olean residents didn’t seem interested in Lincoln Park plan. They are now

This photo shows signs that were erected for the Thursday evening concertin Lincoln Park. A movement is afoot to oppose the planned development of a farmers’ market space, which would also be available for other activities during the year. Bids on the $1.25 million project were opened but rejected,


Olean seeks the playoff berth that eluded it in 2017

The Olean High School football team returns 13 letterwinners from last season’s 5-4 squad. Pictured are, front row (from left): Dezmine Adams, Alex Pantuso, Alex Weakfall, Nick Crandall and Nick Fratercangelo. Back row: AJ Addotta, Trent Retchless, Ike Simon, DeySeann Garey and Eithyn Hund. Missing