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Southern Tier Corporate Challenge participants run, walk for exercise, comradery  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Participants in Thursday's Southern Tier Corporate Challenge all had their own reasons for running or walking. Some wanted to prove they could still ...

More casual Olean High School reunion to be held this weekend  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean High School Alumni Reunion will return this weekend in a way organizers say will be less formal than past years but hopefully more ...

Olean High School guidance counselor pleads down, plans to retire  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Originally facing a felony larceny charge, a longtime Olean High School guidance counselor has accepted a plea deal for a lesser charge.

Olean High School vocalist Ring selected for prestigious All-Eastern Honors Ensemble  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Mary Ring loves the “universal feeling” of music.

Generations reminisce and mingle at Olean High School reunion  Olean Times Herald

Enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a diverse catalog of music appealing to all generations, Olean High School alumni sat with their peer groups just as they ...

Oilers Serve as Incubator for Top Local Ball Players

OLEAN, NY – The Oilers' struggles this season have been obvious. They've been no-hit, shut out and mercy ruled early on, turning in results that have ...

Changes coming to Olean High School reunion | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The 136th annual Olean High School Alumni Reunion is undergoing some changes that organizers say will help make sure the reunion goes on for ...

Police say Olean High School guidance counselor used wife's name to fraudulently bill SAT services  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A longtime Olean High School guidance counselor has been charged and put on leave after authorities say he received more than $2000 by falsely ...

Olean High School feels 'ahead of curve' on using digital media in English classroom  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School students still write essays and read classics like “Of Mice and Men” in English class.

Academy to help Olean High School students graduate with more college credits  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District wants more of its students to be halfway toward earning their college diploma by the time they graduate high school.

Olean High School Baseball Team Looks to Repeat Last Season's Victories

OLEAN, NY – When the Olean High School varsity baseball team opens their new season against Wellsville Saturday at 11 a.m., they will be without three ...

Olean High School Drama Club To Perform 'Fiddler on the Roof'

OLEAN, NY – The Olean High School Drama Club will perform "Fiddler on the Roof," a musical about Jewish life in Russia before the Russian Revolution at ...

OHS Athletics Wall of Fame adds five names  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean High School Wall of Fame will add five more names on Saturday morning.

Olean High School students get 'real life' training with Mad City Money simulation  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School junior Elyse Graham was tasked with a different kind of assignment Tuesday: stretch she and her spouse's $4100 monthly ...

Time for Olean to change nonresident student tuition?  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District has charged nonresident students the same amount of money for more than a decade.

Olean City School District gives more options in second year of free lunch, breakfast  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District has new kitchen equipment, more lunch options and quicker lines in its second year offering free meals to all students.

Olean Teachers' Association recognizes retiring teachers Anastasia, Batesky and Nickel  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean Teachers' Association is recognizing three retiring Olean City School District teachers.

600 and a championship: Olean wins Class B-1 title, giving Anastasia milestone  Olean Times Herald

BUFFALO — Jeff Anastasia was less concerned about the milestone than the players who helped him earn it.

Olean district will have to evaluate Walsh under new state mandate  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean City School District and Archbishop Walsh Academy officials say Olean is big enough for both of them.

State & Union: Olean High School senior is anti-tobacco Youth Advocate of the Year  Olean Times Herald

As the anti-tobacco Reality Check of New York State hosted its annual Legislative Education Day in Albany this past week, Olean High School senior Olivia ...

From seniors to kindergartens, Olean City School District students look to future with parade of graduates  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — East View Elementary School Principal Brian Crawford got some validation that Thursday's parade of graduates did what it was supposed to do.

The state of New York rural schools: Left behind  Olean Times Herald

In Part I, we examine school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties that often struggle to give their students the programs they need in the face of ...

Olean teacher aides ask for full-time status, recount hardships as part-time workers  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — An Olean City School District part-time teacher aide comes in 15 minutes early every morning to get classroom computers ready for students, while ...

Medina's power, pitching halt Olean's season | Olean  Olean Times Herald

MEDINA — The skinny on Medina is that the Mustangs can pitch. Just look at their 1.70 team ERA.

Olean dominates Tonawanda, 19-4, to begin postseason | Olean  Olean Times Herald

ST. BONAVENTURE — It shouldn't have gone seven innings. Especially with Olean High School's softball team up 10-0 after three. Instead, by Section 6's ...

NY-23 congressional candidates to debate at Olean High School - News 4

Reed and Mitrano are scheduled to appear at Olean High School Thursday night at 7 p.m..

Olean City School District winter concert series starts next week  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District's winter concerts can be high-pressure situations for both students and teachers.

Watson recalls early days of Olean seniors' love for basketball  Olean Times Herald

BINGHAMTON — There were countless trips to Rochester to coach a bunch of basketball-crazed third-graders. But one in particular has crept into Steve ...

Olean City School District enrollment down more than 5 percent from last school year  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District's enrollment is down more than 5 percent — or 108 students — from last school year, the largest drop in Cattaraugus ...

Olean City School District to propose nearly $42 million budget, 3 percent spending increase  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District is proposing a more than 3 percent spending increase and its first tax increase in five years, which officials say will ...

Emotions aplenty at Olean High School graduation | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — There were all kinds of emotions at Olean High School's 136th annual commencement ceremony.

Communities in Cattaraugus, Allegany counties to host Memorial Day parades, services  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Area communities are preparing to observe Memorial Day, with activities slated through the weekend.

JCC Workforce Readiness Scholarship students ready to fill manufacturing pipeline  Olean Times Herald

The students benefit with an education. The manufacturers benefit with trained people they're introduced to before they graduate,” said Jeff Teluk, JCC director ...

Olean Music Boosters hosting first-ever fundraiser dinner  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean Music Boosters is stepping up its support of the Olean City School District music program with its first-ever fundraiser dinner.

2019 Salute to Olean to honor six residents | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean YMCA's 34th annual “Salute to Olean” will be held March 7 at Good Times of Olean's Banquet Center.

Olean native, a retired general, draws on her experiences to write book on leadership  Olean Times Herald

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A former Olean resident and retired brigadier general has written a book on leadership and the moments through our lives that we learn ...

State & Union: Two friends in California remember Olean  Olean Times Herald

Joseph Fischer and Oscar Rosenbloom, both graduates of Olean High School, have known each other for nearly 70 years since their days in Olean and have ...

Moore's Olean City School District superintendent contract extended to 2021  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean City School District Superintendent Rick Moore has been extended an extra year, and while he hasn't been given a pay raise, he'll remain the ...

Olean Intermediate Middle School cancels classes Tuesday after losing heat  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean Intermediate Middle School classes were canceled Tuesday after the building lost heat.

Big 30 students — and parents — recognized at 30th annual banquet  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — At times during Monday night's Big 30 Academic Scholarship Banquet, parents were just as much in the spotlight as their high-achieving children.

Year-round art, music programs may return to Olean elementary schools  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District hopes to once again make art and music year-round subjects for elementary school students next school year by hiring ...

Olean High School reunion brings back memories for old and young  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Some graduated a half-century ago, while others were students a mere decade ago.

Olean students prep for face-off in Future Chefs cooking contest  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean City School District students will get a chance to show off their culinary skills and learn about healthy eating thanks to a national student ...

New school year brings new look, programs to Olean City School District  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — To motivate his faculty and staff for the new school year, Olean City School District Superintendent Rick Moore played a video of the 1972 Olympics ...

Greater Olean Area Chamber gears up for StrOlean season on Saturday  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Dozens of vendors, groups and events will greet visitors this weekend at the first StrOlean of the season.

VIDEO: A TD run you have to see out of western New York  USA TODAY High School Sports

Out of Western New York, we have a man among boys situation from the Friday night gridiron.

'Relief' for Olean elementary schools as patrol officers finally in place  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District and Olean Police Department may never truly know if having officers at elementary schools is making students and ...

Olean wrestlers hope to make a 'state'-ment in Syracuse  Olean Times Herald

The Olean High School wrestling team is happy to be in Syracuse today to compete in the second annual state dual meet championships.

State & Union: Olean High School grad to be on 'America's Got Talent' again tonight, looking to get to semifinals  Olean Times Herald

Jimmer Bolden didn't do much singing during his time at Olean High School — although he did once provide the backup vocals for he and his friends' talent ...

Olean's South Court stabbing suspect still at large, victim hospitalized with face laceration  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The suspect in Monday's stabbing at a South Court apartment remains at large, but the Olean Police Department says neither residents of the public ...

Campbell: At 20-0, is history repeating for OHS? Huskies hope so  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The numbers are eerily similar for the Olean High School boys basketball team.

Olean High School student allegedly makes threat right after National School Walkout assembly  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — An Olean High School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making a threat shortly after the school's National School Walkout assembly.

Olean soccer star Heister signs with Virginia Tech  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Three years ago, this day was a goal for Calista Heister.

Cattaraugus County Court report: Mother of ex-Olean High School teacher Washington ordered to pay restitution  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — The mother of convicted sex offender and former Olean High School teacher Robert Washington has pleaded guilty and been sentenced on ...

Olean High School student allegedly worried about school shootings charged with making school shooting threat  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Another Olean High School student has been arrested for allegedly making a school shooting threat and authorities said the latest threat may have ...

26th annual Community Day brings in funds for local United Way  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Despite a bit of morning fog, it was friendly drivers who made the day of the dozens of United Way volunteers Friday as they hawked special copies of.

East View Elementary, Cutco celebrate 30 years of partnership  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Many things have changed in both education and manufacturing in the last three decades.

A Senior Night to remember for Pfeiffer | Sports  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Chelsea Bowker was more than a little concerned.

New Olean City School District 'Equity and Inclusion' Committee holds first meeting  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Formed in the wake of an administrator's perceived anti-LGBTQ comment, the Olean City School District's diversity and culture committee met for the ...

East View Elementary School's new main office continues building's security upgrades  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — East View Elementary School students and staff are big fans of their new main office.

Common Council declares Olean a Charter for Compassion City  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean has joined the ranks of 70 other cities worldwide in declaring itself a Charter for Compassion City.

Group demands Olean City School District be more LGBTQ-friendly after official's drag queen comment  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The public finally got an opportunity Monday night to come before the Olean City School District Board of Education and voice concerns about an ...

Olean school official's drag show comments lead to intense board meeting  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — An Olean City School District Title IX compliance officer's comment about last week's kid-friendly drag queen party is leading to questions about ...

135th Olean High reunion is June 15-16 | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Renewing old friendships, remembering favorite teachers and classes, lots of laughter — and, “Do you remember when?” — will be part of the 135th ...

Olean High School DECA team welcomed home after successful state competition  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean High School DECA program on Friday received a welcome on par with what the school's football or basketball teams might expect after a ...

Olean youth gain skills at statewide summit against tobacco  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School seniors Olivia Lang and Courtney Sisson, both local leaders addressing marketing tactics of the tobacco industry, have just ...

Olean High School alumni come together for annual reunion  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Many of those attending this weekend's Olean High School Alumni Reunion have stayed in touch with their old classmates through Facebook the past ...

Police reports 4/25/19: Salamanca man charged with burglary, robbery  Olean Times Herald

SALAMANCA — A Salamanca man faces multiple charges, including felonies, following a reported domestic incident Tuesday night.

Oilers run out of hits against Rapids, fall 10-4  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Coming off a season-opening 16-5 win, the Olean Oilers had plenty of chances to put together another big day at the plate.

State & Union: Turning back the clock on Olean  Olean Times Herald

From a park to honor veterans of the Great War to celebrating D-Day, from “peculiar” weather in Bradford airplane crashes to helping out the United Way, here's ...

Olean city leaders divided on marijuana sales, growing  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — While Albany debates legalizing marijuana, local officials are split on whether it is a good fit for the city.

All-county music fest coming to Olean High School this weekend  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Some of the county's most talented student musicians will take the Olean High School stage this weekend.

Cattaraugus County's long push for high-speed Internet about to pay off soon  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — The long push for expanded broadband Internet *service* in rural areas of Cattaraugus County should pay off over the next year or so.

Olean native Barr Claims International equestrian event  Olean Times Herald

Her path from being a scholastic soccer star in the Southern Tier to an international equestrian champion was hardly routine.

Daniel Walsh, first Upstate Assembly majority leader, dies at 83  Olean Times Herald

Daniel B. Walsh, who rose from being a Cattaraugus County legislator to being the first Western New Yorker to become Assembly majority leader, died Friday in ...

State & Union: Olean natives followed fascinating paths to lives in Calif.  Olean Times Herald

In Wednesday's edition we introduced you to two longtime Californians who share two things: a 70-year friendship and their fond memories of growing up in ...

Olean to celebrate National Children's Day Sunday at Franchot Park  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Franchot Park will host the area's 24th annual National Children's Day celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Southern Tier Symphony's last concert of the season to feature internationally-known pianist  Olean Times Herald

Two of orchestral music's most influential composers will be highlighted, as well as a globe-trotting soloist, this weekend by the Southern Tier Symphony during ...

Oilers spoil Collins' strong outing, drop another to Hornell  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Another game, another wasted pitching performance by the Olean Oilers. The victim Tuesday night was Jack Collins, who tossed five shutout innings ...

Police reports 11/30/18: Olean man arrested for trespass, harassment  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — New York State Police, responding to a trespass complaint Wednesday evening on Route 16 in the town of Olean, discovered an Olean man had ...

Students learn cooking, confidence at Olean's first Future Chefs Challenge  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge may be in the vein of “Hell's Kitchen” with chef Gordon Ramsay, but there were no tears, breakdowns or ...

State and Union: Four inducted onto Olean City School District Wall of Honor  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Four new names have been added to the Olean City School District Wall of Honor.

Olean High School choir to sing song with Foreigner  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School students will be on stage with one of the best-selling bands of all time this weekend while also raising funds for needy music ...

Alumni reconnect at Olean High School reunion weekend  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Scott Rucinski and Tina Aiello-Austin view their time at Olean High School as the best days of their lives. The Class of 1996 graduates would go back ...

Bihler stuffed animal drive to return Valentine's Day  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — For Tyler Bihler's family, almost every year brings a painful reminder of what could have been.

Is another Olean championship in the works?  Olean Times Herald

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a six-part series spotlighting the Big 30's baseball and softball teams. Today: Cattaraugus County softball.) Olean has the ...

McElfresh reflects on serving Olean school board | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Michiko McElfresh was inspired to run for a seat on the Olean City School District Board of Education in 2001 based on a dinner conversation she'd ...

Police reports 6/5/19: West African man faces burglary charges in Alfred  Olean Times Herald

ALFRED — A West African man has been has been charged in connection with a series of burglaries, the Alfred Police Department announced Tuesday.

The next generation of manufacturing | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Mary Beth Kirtz expressed hope she'd just been witnessing the next generation of local manufacturers during Dream It Do It Western New York's ...

Experienced Oilers carry high expectations | Olean  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — There's a hot seat in the New York Collegiate Baseball League this season, and the Olean Oilers are sitting on it.

Cattaraugus County Court report: Thrice-convicted burglar heads back to prison for breaking into Olean business  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — An Olean man will be imprisoned on a burglary conviction for the third time, this time for burglarizing an Olean contracting business.

Search of South Union Street home in Olean yields 2.5 grams of meth, four arrests  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force raided its third Olean residence in three nights Thursday, this time reportedly discovering ...

SBU Alumni Reunion Weekend expected to draw more than 1000  Olean Times Herald

ST. BONAVENTURE — More than 1000 St. Bonaventure University alumni and friends of the university will reconnect with their campus and classmates this ...

OCSD Foundation finishes with most donors in state on NY Gives Day  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The donations came in steady from students, faculty and parents throughout the day — $5 here, $12 there. There was even a $500 donation from an ...

After 21 years, Huskies are champions again | Sports  Olean Times Herald

EAST AMHERST — If the Olean High School girls soccer team needed a history lesson, all the Huskies had to do was have a chat with their superintendent, ...

Olean City School District students taking advantage of free lunch and breakfast in large numbers  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — While Olean City School District lunch lines have been significantly more crowded so far this school year, less students are digging into their pockets ...

Police reports 1/28/19 | News  Olean Times Herald

Olean Police. • Saturday, 11:40 p.m., Natalia A. Griswold, 25, of 314 W. Greene St., Olean, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a ...

Police reports 2/12/19 | News  Olean Times Herald

Olean Police. • Monday, 6:41 p.m., Brianna L. Mercado, 22, of 19 Northern Drive, Troy, and Hayley R. Moran, 22, of 3 Lisa Court, Red Hook, were each charged ...

State & Union: Yanetsko honored with Olean Rotary Club award  Olean Times Herald

The Olean Rotary Club will honor Meme Yanetsko as the first recipient of the *Service* Above Self Award.

Allegany County sends five student musicians to 2018 All-State festival  Olean Times Herald

ROCHESTER — Five local students were chosen to attend the 83rd annual NYSSMA Conference All-State Festival in Rochester, announced the Allegany ...

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