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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 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.

State & Union: OHS Class of 1995 Scholarship Fund established  Olean Times Herald

When two members of the Olean High School Class of 1995 passed away tragically, the rest of the class was left reeling and racking their brains for a way to.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Olean General Hospital to Host Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa

OLEAN, NY – Olean General Hospital will host a tree lighting, carols and a special visit with Santa on Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m. outside the main entrance of the ...

OHS Class of 1995 Scholarship Fund Established at CRCF

OLEAN, NY -- When two members of the Olean High School Class of 1995 passed away tragically, the rest of the class was left reeling and racking their brains ...

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.

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.

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..

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 ...

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

From hope to see some of Olean's fighting boys home again to an Olean doctor working with the newest “wonder drug,” from Quaker Lake ready for visitors to ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Fireside Series at ASP continues Dec. 15 | News  Salamanca Press

RED HOUSE — Allegany State Park will hold “By the Fireside” from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dec. 15 in the lobby of the Red House Administration Building.

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 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 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 ...

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 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 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 ...

Harpist Finson to perform at UPB Dec. 15  Olean Times Herald

Lakewood, N.Y., native Hannah Finson will return to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for an encore performance on Dec. 15.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Olean City School District approves contract to put patrol officers in elementary schools  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Having armed police officers at Olean City School District's elementary schools is no longer a question of if, but when.

Private school investigates past sexual abuse by faculty  Olean Times Herald

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A private school in western New York has released a report finding inappropriate conduct by more than a dozen former faculty members, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

Keenan Honored by Olean City School District Foundation

OLEAN, NY -- The name of Kevin A. Keenan, founding partner and president of Keenan Communications Group, was placed on the Olean City School District ...

Teen facing felony charge for prank phone call  Olean Times Herald

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old upstate New York boy is facing a felony charge for prank calling a suicide prevention hotline and threatening ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

Olean tennis shares league title with Falconer | Sports  Olean Times Herald

FALCONER — After an intense battle with Falconer, the Olean girls tennis team had to settle with sharing the CCAA East title with the Golden Falcons.

Olean soccer star Heister signs with Virginia Tech  Olean Times Herald

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Man allegedly sends threat to Hinsdale student, causes school lockout  Olean Times Herald

HINSDALE — A Frewsburg man allegedly sent a threatening message to a Hinsdale Central School student, leading to the man's arrest and the school to be ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Let's play two: Olean a pair of wins from title  Olean Times Herald

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Olean softball coach Dan Brooks has only one gripe about playing in the state final four: To bring home the program's first state ...

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, ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Four area students receive Murphy scholarship | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Four area high school graduates each recently received a $10000 John J. Murphy Family Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region ...

Olean softball bidding for regionals once again | Sports  Olean Times Herald

WILLIAMSVILLE — The Olean High softball team graduated half of its lineup after winning a sectional title in Class A-2 last year.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Campbell: Olean City Cup set to move on minus Marcus  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A year after its base moved to Bradner Stadium, the Olean City Cup will undergo another major change.

Annual Manufacturing Day emphasizes local career pipeline | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Students from all over Cattaraugus County spent the day Friday exploring the ways that innovative, exciting and impactful careers can be pursued in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Olean High School Grad Leading Rocket Launch

LAS CRUCES, NM -- A graduate of Olean High School will play a key role in the Princeton Rocketry Club's attempt to launch the first student-built rocket to outer ...

BRMC School of Radiography graduates largest class | News  Olean Times Herald

BRADFORD, Pa. — The Bradford Regional Medical Center School of Radiography held its graduation ceremony Aug. 23 at the University of Pittsburgh at ...

Nashville Musicians with Ties to Country Music Legends Present Holiday Concert at St. Bonaventure

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Nashville musicians with family ties to country music legends will celebrate the holiday season in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

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 ...

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.

Cuba-Rushford evacuates students after bomb threat | News  Olean Times Herald

CUBA — A bomb threat caused an evacuation at Cuba-Rushford Middle-High School Tuesday.

Toy train show hopes to help hobby continue on  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A local model train show returns Sunday to keep the hobby alive and well, as well as honor the memory of one of its long-time organizers.

Portville ready to start anew with Brooks in charge  Olean Times Herald

PORTVILLE — The morale at Portville Central School isn't indicative of a football program that's won one game over the last two years.

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 9/14/18: Undocumented immigrants arrested in Olean | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A traffic stop Wednesday morning on Interstate 86 in Olean led to the discovery and arrest of two undocumented immigrants, according to the ...

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.

Police reports 6/20/18: Olean pair face grand larceny charge  Olean Times Herald

ALLEGANY — Two Olean residents were charged with grand larceny Monday evening.

Ellicottville Central School District goes into shelter in place, lockout after threat  Olean Times Herald

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Ellicottville Central School District went into a shelter in place and lockout Friday after it reportedly received a threat.

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 ...

AL rolls in rematch with Olean, 5-1 | Sports  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — No one likes losing. Especially the Allegany-Limestone girls soccer team.

3 horses killed in Portville barn fire  Olean Times Herald

PORTVILLE — Firefighters were called to 81 Portville-Ceres Road on Tuesday where a barn fire caused the death of three draft horses.

October events at the Olean Public Library | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean Public Library is hosting several events the month of October, including:

Southern Tier Anesthesiologists rally planned for Thursday in Lincoln Park  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Supporters of Southern Tier Anesthesiologists plan to rally for the local physician group Thursday in Lincoln Park.

Compassion in Action: Olean's Veggie Wheels brings fresh produce to community  Olean Times Herald

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a monthly column series, “Compassion in Action,” written by members of the Olean Area Charter of Compassion, and will ...

Police reports 10/27/18: Olean residents hear loud explosion, police not sure why  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean Police Department was unable to determine why some city residents heard what they believed to be a loud explosion Thursday night.

Dechokers at A-L expected to keep kids safe  Olean Times Herald

ALLEGANY — Tim Hite remembers a time when he tried to help a man who was choking on a sandwich, but couldn't save him.

Archbishop Walsh graduates 11 Friday at intimate ceremony | News  Olean Times Herald

ST. BONAVENTURE — $2413216 and counting — that's the amount of scholarship money awarded so far to this year's Archbishop Walsh Academy's tiny ...

Police reports 8/10/18 | News  Olean Times Herald

Olean Police. • Wednesday, 12:17 p.m., no injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident. An unknown maroon Yukon backed into the front of a vehicle ...

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 ...

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.

Police reports 10/7/18 | News  Olean Times Herald

Saturday, 1:10 a.m., Jason Edward Collins, 24, of Olean, was charged with petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The charge stems from Collins allegedly ...

Olean man charged in separate harassment cases overnight  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — An Olean man faces charges after two separate incidents of allegedly harassing two women overnight Tuesday.

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.

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