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Four Olean High School Students Star in Olean Theatre Workshop's 'Little Women'

OLEAN, NY – Four teenage girls from Olean High School will be starring this weekend in the Olean Theatre Workshop's “Little Women.”

Olean Music Boosters Feature Olean High School Alumus Patrick Mulryan in First-Ever Dinner Benefit

With his mother reprising the role of Aunt March in Olean Theatre Workshop's “Little Women” performance this weekend, Patrick Mulryan returned to Olean to ...

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 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.

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 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.

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..

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.

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.

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 ...

Some question Olean City School District Title IX officer's drag show comments  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — An Olean City School District Title IX compliance officer's comment about last week's drag queen party for children has some questioning whether she ...

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 ...

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.

Olean High School commemorative walkway unveiled | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Gregory Sprague walked down Olean High School's new commemorative walkway Thursday night, looking for the brick he purchased in honor of his ...

Olean High School inducts new members to National Honor Society  Olean Times Herald

Students were chosen based upon general excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, *service* and character, and were honored at a luncheon held at ...

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 ...

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 students receive CRCF memorial scholarships | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Six Olean High School graduates recently received Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation-managed scholarships established in memory of ...

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.

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 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 ...

Olean soccer star Heister signs with Virginia Tech  Olean Times Herald

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

Olean High School students get civics lesson with Oak Hill Park cleanup  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School students took to Oak Hill Park on Wednesday to embody the citizens of the Inca Empire, who paid their taxes through physical ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

Public forum tonight on Olean City School District official's drag show comment  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The public will finally have a chance to speak before the Olean City School District Board of Education about an administrator's controversial drag ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Reed, Mitrano ignite supporters at Olean debate | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Waves of red and blue washed over the Olean High School auditorium Thursday night as fiery rhetoric from Rep. Tom Reed and Democratic ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

WATCH: Highlight's from Times Herald's Reed-Mitrano's 23rd Congressional Debate  Olean Times Herald

Highlights from Thursday's Olean Times Herald debate between Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, and Democratic challenger Dr. Tracy Mitrano of Penn Yan held at ...

State & Union: Olean's latest connection to the Ivy League  Olean Times Herald

Today we note Olean's connection to the Ivy league — at least through a gifted student starting out his freshman year at Cornell University and a gifted IT ...

Former Japanese exchange student attends OHS reunion, marks 25 years  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — No one had a longer journey to this weekend's 135th Olean High School Alumni Reunion than Mizue Sato.

More goals remain for Heister after breaking Olean record  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Calista Heister has relished the role since she was 4 or 5 years old.

Smoking in Olean city parks to blow away?  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The hundreds of cigarette butts, wrappers and e-cigarette waste in city parks would be a thing of the past if a school group had its way.

Olean area prepares for Veterans Day observances | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — For the 100th time, Oleanders will gather in mid-November to remember those who took up arms to defend the country, and to celebrate peace.

Candidate Mitrano says Rep. Reed ducking debates until last weeks of campaign  Olean Times Herald

Democratic candidate Tracy Mitrano charged Rep. Tom Reed with ducking congressional debates until the closing weeks of the campaign.

Olean City School District holds public hearing on $40.5 million budget proposal  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District is proposing a nearly 2 percent spending increase with a zero percent tax increase, which will necessitate dipping into ...

Message to Big 30 Academic All-Stars: 'Change the world'  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Most high school valedictorians and salutatorians don't go on to “change the world,” said Alfred State College President Irby “Skip” Sullivan Monday ...

Top 10 stories of 2018 in the Olean area | News  Olean Times Herald

With anxieties riding high across the U.S., it's no surprise localized stories about national topics sparked huge interest in 2018.

Students Visit St. Bonaventure to Participate in 'Broadway's Next Hit Musical' at Quick Center

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – What do unicorns eating cookies, clouds being fluffy, Tom Brady and a sick girl have in common?

Santa appears on rooftop of Olean General Hospital  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — All Veda Lynn Fillgrove, 5, wants for Christmas is her two front teeth.

Olean City School District changes course, to propose larger, $40.5 million budget  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean City School District residents will be presented with a slightly larger budget in the voting booth next month than the one district officials initially ...

The Olean Times Herald's top local sports stories of 2018  Olean Times Herald

It was the most successful season for local high school sports in recent memory.

OHS to host the Neighborhood School of Dance's 42nd annual recital  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Residents of the Olean area are invited Friday to attend a showcase of various dance styles that include tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, modern, ...

'You can't fake it' | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Reading lines like “What happens when you die?” from Jean Valentine's “Sanctuary” and “Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair” from Percy ...

Olean High School class hopes to send experiment to space  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — In the first year of the course being offered, Laura Kopec's class at Olean High School has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity before them — to launch an ...

Olean High School sends off seniors, superintendent | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean High School Class of 2017 weren't the only ones saying goodbye to the Olean City School District at Saturday's graduation.

Despite cancellation of Olean's Relay for Life, some hope it will return  Olean Times Herald

Those who wondered what happened to this year's annual Relay for Life at the Olean Intermediate Middle School track this month, may be surprised to learn that ...

Cattaraugus County Court reports 7/4/18: Ex-OHS teacher Washington pleads guilty to felony welfare fraud  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — A former Olean High School special education teacher convicted of sexually abusing a student has now pleaded guilty to a felony welfare ...

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 ...

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 ...

Experienced Huskies open with win | Sports  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — New season. Same old Olean Huskies. Jeff Anastasia's boys basketball team opened its 2018-19 campaign Friday night against talented Tapestry ...

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 ...

Candidate Tracy Mitrano to visit 23 district cities before Tuesday's election  Olean Times Herald

PENN YAN — Democratic congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano plans to barnstorm the 23rd Congressional District between now and Tuesday's election.

Olean City School District gives update on safety measures, Smart Schools Bond Act  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District is continuing to review possible new safety measures in light of recent school shootings across the country, according ...

Olean High Alumnus Speaks About Semi-Final Run on 'America's Got Talent'

OLEAN, NY – Jimmer Bolden never took part in singing or acting activities throughout his high school years. But that did not stop the 1971 Olean High School ...

Olean's Bartlett House preps for Victorian Christmas | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Volunteers have been busy decking the halls of the Bartlett House to celebrate the holiday season.

Olean seeks the playoff berth that eluded it in 2017  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Virtually everything went the Olean High football team's way two years ago in coach Phil Vecchio's rookie campaign.

Zonta Club of Olean celebrates nine decades of helping area women  Olean Times Herald

ALLEGANY — For 90 years professional women — as well as women who have contributed to the community — have been recognized and honored by the ...

Butler: Schmidt's son gets opportunity to follow in father's footsteps  Olean Times Herald

ST. BONAVENTURE — He'd made his mind up years ago in a small gym just outside of Pittsburgh.

Local MLK event on Jan. 20 promises to be inspiring  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The speeches are expected to be inspiring, the performances delightful and the food delicious when the annual 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Olean High School students come out of shells with Poetry Out Loud competition  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — One by one, students took the Olean High School auditorium stage, approached the mic and stepped under the spotlight.

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 ...

Olean students demonstrate against gun violence | News  Olean Times Herald

Mackenzie Windus, a 10th-grader at Olean High School, submitted photos she took of her fellow classmates participating in a quiet 17 minutes in order to honor ...

Dance rehearsal disrupted by rocket smoke at Olean High School  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A science project misfire caused a brief evacuation at Olean High School Thursday, including the dress rehearsal for Neighborhood School of Dance.

Olean High honorees span decades of athletic successes  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Their careers spanned 45 years of competition. That's the gap that separates the youngest and oldest graduates being honored at Saturday's Olean ...

State & Union: Turn Back the Clock | News  Olean Times Herald

From oil men organizing to bigger crowds at the city pool, from the first pacemaker in Olean to buzzing about mosquito spraying, here's a look back on the week ...

Olean students pickup business skills for classroom and beyond with DECA  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Chris Stavish and Sue Frentz get confirmation of the Olean High School DECA program's impact when former students come back to serve as guest ...

Businesses owned by women featured at upcoming Holiday Vendor Fair  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Everything from handmade blankets, purses, soaps and scarves to branded products such as Avon and Tupperware will be sold Nov. 15 during the ...

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.

State & Union: Recalling the young writers gathered in Olean  Olean Times Herald

Marcia Kelly, an Olean native who lives here in the summer, dropped us a line that she had just received a call from a Franciscan friend, Sister Beth McGinnis.

Can more school resource officers prevent school shootings? | News  Olean Times Herald

Dan McGraw spent Tuesday morning patrolling the hallways of Olean High School with a badge and a gun.

Threat causes lockdown at Bolivar-Richburg | News  Olean Times Herald

BOLIVAR — The Bolivar-Richburg Central School District went into a lockdown Friday after receiving a threat that district officials said was later determined to ...

Olean City School District offers superintendent position to former Salamanca superintendent, Olean High School assistant principal Rick Moore  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District Board of Education has offered a former Salamanca school superintendent and Olean High School assistant principal ...

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

From going to the pen for a pen to a rash of false alarms, from another fatal airliner crash near Bradford to scuttling of all Olean-Bradford sporting events, here's ...

Former Olean High School teacher Robert Washington pleads guilty to sex charges  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — A former Olean High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student has pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sex act, ...

Police reports 9/29/18: Genesee man charged with exposing himself  Olean Times Herald

GENESEE — A Genesse man was charged after allegedly exposing himself Thursday night.

Former Olean High School teacher Robert Washington given six months in jail for molesting student  Olean Times Herald

LITTLE VALLEY — A former Olean High School special education teacher who sexually abused a student will spend the next six months behind bars.

Olean-area military families try to stay strong during Christmas  Olean Times Herald

Members of the Crino family will today, perhaps more than any other day of the year, make sure their cell phones are on with the volume turned all the way.

ArtMobile pushes youth to look beyond the visual  Olean Times Herald

PORTVILLE — The artwork was intense, but creative as several children drew pictures inspired by the music they heard during Monday's Quick ArtMobile ...

Macker, StrOlean, COLOR Run to wow this weekend  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Fewer players will take the court of Olean's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament this weekend, but officials expect good weather and other ...

Rick Moore to be paid $170000 in first year as Olean City School District superintendent  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Rick Moore will be paid a salary of $170000 in his first year as Olean City School District superintendent.

UPC begins 2.5M expansion | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — After years of planning, Universal Primary Care has begun a $2.5 million expansion in Blue Bird Square.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra once again instills love of music in Olean students  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra tried to create some future BPO listeners with a set of interactive performances Tuesday in the Olean High School ...

Trio honored for service to youth | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — City officials concerned for youth honored three locals for efforts such as turning struggles raising a child with autism into a way to help others; ...

A family born from tragedy: Olean High School librarian's daughter lives on in student after organ donation  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Cindy Kurjakovic still has bad days. Any mother would after losing her 31-year-old daughter — whom she loved watching travel abroad, ride horses ...

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