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Olean Police arrest 15-year-old for making OHS terroristic threats, video 'kill list'  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean Police arrested a 15-year-old Olean High School student Friday afternoon, charging him with making terroristic threats in connection with a “kill ...

Olean police make arrest in social media threats against Olean High School - News 4

OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB) — UPDATE: Olean police say they have made an arrest in relation to threats made against Olean High School students through social ...

Police Charge 15-Year-Old with Making Terroristic Threats Against Olean High School Students

OLEAN, NY – Police arrested a 15-year boy Friday in connection with the threats made to Olean High School students through Facebook and other social media ...

Dunkirk Defeats Olean, 7-6, in Football Season Opener

OLEAN, NY – The start of the 2019 season did not quite go the way the Olean High School football team intended. The Huskies battled Dunkirk in a low-scoring, ...

15-year-old male arraigned on terroristic threats charges in 'kill,' 'rape' videos  Bradford Era

OLEAN, N.Y. — A 15-year-old male was arraigned in Cattaraugus County Family Court Monday in connection with alleged terroristic threats made against Olean ...

State Bond Issue Will Benefit Olean School District

OLEAN, NY – The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York has issued approximately $482.4 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds on behalf of 54 school ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

ST. BONAVENTURE — It shouldn't have gone seven innings.

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.

New Olean City School District Board of Education president Steffen focused on mental health, inclusion  Olean Times Herald

Frank Steffen Jr., who served as vice president this past school year, was elected president of the Olean City School District Board of Education Monday night.

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.

OHS basketball alumni game to honor Anastasia | Olean  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — What better way to celebrate a legendary basketball coach than play a basketball game in his honor?

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 ...

149 OHS grads celebrate milestone, honor those who helped them  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School auditorium was packed to the rafters Saturday — the usual capacity for a graduation.

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 High School grad Mirza leads independent, collegiate rocket team Operation Space  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean High School graduate Saad Mirza was asked a lot this past year why he was doing what he was doing.

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. Jeff Anastasia, Joe Batesky and Jean Nickel are all ...

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 hopes to continue momentum with another playoff berth  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean High School football program has built momentum under Phil Vecchio. But the Huskies want more.

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

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

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 ...

Two Olean High School students heading to international DECA competition  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Two Olean High School students will show off their business acumen and soft skills by competing in DECA's International Career Development ...

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 ...

Pride group claims Olean City School District hasn't met LGBQT-friendly demands  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A local pride group alleges the Olean City School District has failed to meet the demands it made last year for a more LGBTQ-friendly environment, ...

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.

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.

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 City School District beefs up 'vaping' language in student code of conduct  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Olean City School District has added the word “vaping” several more times to its student code of conduct, a step officials say is necessary due to ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Olean's Summer STAR Program to host musical showcase Friday night  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Students enrolled in the Summer STAR Program have been hard at work throughout the month of July, and the 226 youths are ready for their public ...

Olean man killed last week in one-vehicle crash on Haskell Road, NYS police announce Tuesday  Olean Times Herald

PORTVILLE — New York State Police announced Tuesday that an Olean man was killed in a one-vehicle crash last week in the town of Portville. Alexander C.

St. Bonaventure Students Receive 'Alarming Threat' in Email

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Law enforcement authorities determined that a student sent an email containing “an alarming threat” to other students Monday ...

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.

Jeff Anastasia honored at OHS basketball alumni game  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Jeff Anastasia, the longtime Olean High School boys basketball coach and physical education teacher at Washington West Elementary School, was ...

State and Union: Turning Back the Clock on Olean  Olean Times Herald

From local boys heading off to Boy Scout camp to a big break for “Wiggle” Wurm, from a new plan for downtown to a fun Big 30 all-star game, here's a look back ...

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.

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

More 850 representing 38 companies participated in the ninth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge, according to the Greater Olean Area Chamber of ...

Olean-area manufactures to teachers: Encourage your students to go into manufacturing  Olean Times Herald

Twenty-eight educators from school districts across Cattaraugus and Allegany counties toured 17 local manufacturing facilities over the last few days as part of ...

Olean's Mahrajan to bring parish, city together Sunday  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — The Mahrajan certainly means a lot to the parishioners of St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church.

Second StrOlean of 2019 brings community to the streets  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — StrOlean saw high temps as hundreds walked North Union Street Friday during the second of three 2019 StrOlean events.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 native comes full-circle with local art exhibit  Olean Times Herald

A journey from Olean that started with college and a stint in the U.S. Navy led Jack Kelly to a life of new experiences, writing and art.

Archbishop Walsh High School Will Host 51st All Alumni Reunion

OLEAN, NY— Archbishop Walsh High School will host its All Alumni Reunion Aug. 3. The day will begin with the Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament at ...

'Cop's cop' former Olean Police Capt. Connelly dies at 67  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Former Olean Police Capt. James Neil Connelly, who served the city he made home for over 35 years, died Friday at the age of 67.

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.

A look at state honors old and new, Regulators  Olean Times Herald

If you're having high school football withdrawal, you're in luck. The Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic is less than two weeks away, kicking off at 7 p.m. Aug.

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 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.

Taste of Olean and Art in the Park draws big crowd this year  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Local foodies gathered under sunny skies — at least to start with — at War Veteran's Park Sunday for the 28th annual Taste of Olean to sample small.

State & Union: Olean student takes part in health project in Ecuador  Olean Times Herald

Olean High School graduate Eli Hendrix, class of 2018, left for Ohio University late last summer to begin his journey in public health and medicine.

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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: 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 ...

Olean Community Theatre eyes Temple B'Nai Israel as new home  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — One long-time group in the city hopes to pass their home to another this year.

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.

State & Union: With the turn of a key, an Olean landmark closes  Olean Times Herald

When 82-year-old Clarence Donovan closed and locked the door to his bar at 311 N. Union St. for the last time 35 years ago today, it was the end of an era of ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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. It starts with a hurdle, and then you have all the broken (or missed, ...

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 ...

Nutrition Outreach & Education Program to Offer Free Summer Meals in Olean and 5 Catt County Towns

The Nutrition Outreach & Education Program (NOEP) has scheduled free summer weekday meals for children and teens at several locations in Cattaraugus ...

Boundless Connections unveils new computer lab in Olean  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Olean's technology center has a new computer lab to help everyone from students testing out podcasting to elderly community members learning how ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jamestown Community College launching three-year strategic plan to increase enrollment  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Jamestown Community College President Dr. Daniel DeMarte heard a student say something last school year he hopes to hear more students say in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Ex-Olean High School teacher Robert Washington and mother charged with welfare fraud  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A former Olean High School special education teacher and convicted sex offender, as well as his elderly mother, have been charged with felonies ...

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.

Immigration vigil brings roughly 80 at Lincoln Park | News  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — A vigil was held to advocate for more humane conditions for children separated from their families near the US-Mexico border Friday at Lincoln Park.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

St. Bonaventure receives largest single donation in school’s history - News 4

According to the school, $5 million was gifted by an anonymous donor.

State & Union: Turning back the clock | News  Olean Times Herald

From gearing up to welcome Company I home to generosity to help the troops, from a bittersweet win by “Weise's Warts” to the death of a Hinsdale icon, here's a.

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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