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Smoking in Olean city parks to blow away?
“We’re not against smoking — we’re against the tobacco industry,” said Olean High School senior Olivia Lang, adding that she is worried about the large quantity of litter generated in parks by smoking, as well as the health effects. “There is no safe level of smoke to breathe in.”
Armed robbery reported at St. Bonaventure apartment
Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb declined to release additional details, like whether a firearm or other deadly weapon was reportedly used in the robbery, but described his office as being “high speed” in its investigation.
Police reports 10/17/18: Wellsville man charged with sexual abuse, assault
Lacy L. Small, 61, of Wellsville, was charged Tuesday with first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, and three counts of third-degree assault, class A misdemeanors.
Smethport man killed in fall from McKean County plant roof
Michael J. Page, 41, was pronounced dead on the scene Monday by McKean County Coroner Mike Cahill.
Veteran banners considered for Olean streets
Banners honoring local veterans similar to Portville’s “Hometown Hero” banners, pictured here, could become a sight on city of Olean light poles.Olean Times Herald file photo
St. Bonaventure University goes into shelter in place after 'suspicious incident' at on-campus apartment
A Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office vehicle sits parked outside St. Bonaventure University's Garden Apartments Monday night. A "suspicious incident" at Garden East caused the campus to go into a shelter in place.Tom Dinki/Olean Times HeraldST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University went into a s
Salamanca HS Athletes of the Week: Oct. 8-13
A junior midfielder/forward, Chamberlain now has four goals for the Warriors, who begin the postseason on Wednesday visiting Westfield.
Woman sentenced to two more years in state prison for dealing drugs while in treatment court
Ruth M. O’Connor, 37, of Caneada, also will be on two years of post-release supervision, Judge Michael Mohun ordered.
New Olean library walkway a herald of upcoming plans
The new walkway at the Olean Public Library is the most recent upgrade to the campus, but much more is planned, library officials told the Times Herald, including a proposed $3.7 million expansion to add a partial second floor for meeting space.Bob Clark/Olean Times Herald
Taylor sentenced to 4 to 12 years for Salamanca crash that killed passenger
LITTLE VALLEY — Damion R. Taylor, wearing black-and-white striped jail clothing with his hands cuffed and ankles shackled, faced Alexandrea L. Kindt’s family and tearfully apologized for her death Monday in Cattaraugus County Court.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Olean
Mayor William J. Aiello (right), at the Common Council meeting on Oct. 9, proclaimed October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the city of Olean. In the proclamation, Aiello commended the Olean Professional Firefighters for wearing pink throughout the month, to honor those who have fought
Coudersport woman charged with embezzling from county workers union
Cheryl Ianson, 55, of 463 N. Ayres Hill Road, is charged with two third-degree felonies: theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
Police reports 10/15/18: Bolivar woman arrested for burglary, DWAI – drugs, more
Bobbi J. Lutes, 34, of Bolivar, was charged at 1:55 p.m. with second-degree burglary, a class C felony; first-degree operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drug, an unclassified misdemeanor; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; third-degree aggrav
Mount Jewett man arrested for SUV theft, police chase
Richard A. Waldeck Jr., 20, of 111 W. Main St., was arraigned Sunday before District Judge David Engman and committed to McKean County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Olean Coffee Co-op, a new kind of coffee house
Bobby Morgan and Emily Stephens are co-owners of Olean Coffee Co-op, pictured here with their children, Atticus Morgan and Darwin Aloia. Not pictured is Jake Waehner, a third co-owner.Cindy Wagner/Olean Times Herald
State & Union: With snow in forecast, state urges preparedness
There’s a chance of more snow through the morning, turning to rain later, officials reported, as the temperature raises to a predicted high of 45.
Pumpkins in the Park Oct. 20
Bring your kids to Allegany State Park Restaurant on Oct. 20 for Pumpkins in the Park, the 3rd annual event held outside the Admin Building, on the lawn.This is a FREE event and admission booths are closed so there is no entrance fee either.
Bradford man jailed on sexual assault allegations
Joshua K. Green, 30, was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors, third-degree felonies; indecent exposure and terroristic threats, first-degree misdemeanors; and simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.
OTH Male Athlete of the Week (Oct. 16): Jayden Lassiter, Portville
A week after Salamanca stunned Olean, Portville (2-5) delivered another major Big 30 football upset at playoff-bound Randolph/Frewsburg (5-2) in Friday’s regular-season finale. The big-play ability of Lassiter helped the young Panthers prevail 28-26 for their first win over the Cardinals in 10 years
13 Sears, Kmart Stores In Pennsylvania To Close
The announcement came the same day a $134 million debt payment was due from the chain. Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears as well as Kmart, made the filing in federal court in New York.