Arrest Made in Harassment Incident on Lower Edgar Rd., Napoli
(WNY News Now) – A Smethport, PA, woman was arrested on Feb 20, 2024, following an investigation into a harassment incident in Napoli, NY. On February 20, 2024, at approximately 10:45 AM, deputies arrested Kari L. Wilber after probing into a harassment incident on Lower Edgar Rd., Napoli, NY 14755. The investigation uncovered Wilber’s violation of a court order during the incident. Wilber, hailing from Smethport, PA, was subsequently processed and released with an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Napoli Court at a later date.
Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man on Multiple Felony Bench Warrants
(WNY News Now) – A 31-year old man was apprehended by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office on Feb 22, 2024, at 3:51 PM, at 316 Oak St. The arrest follows three Felony Bench Warrants issued by the Cattaraugus County Court. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office executed a successful...
Olean woman seriously injured after being hit by an SUV in Jefferson City
An Olean woman was seriously injured after being hit by an SUV in Jefferson City on Tuesday. A release from the Jefferson City Police Department said that it happened on East McCarty Street, east of Jefferson Street at 4:20 pm. Police said that Cindy Barnett, 64, of Olean, was crossing...
Indulge in Olean: A Guide to the 4 Most Tempting Pizzas in Town
This article presents an exploration of four delicious pizzas found in Olean. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Prepare for heavy rain and showers with winds in Warren and McKean counties Wednesday afternoon
A report was issued from the National Weather Service on Wednesday at 12:32 p.m. for heavy rain and showers with winds until 1:30 p.m. for Warren and McKean counties. "At 12:27 p.m., a line of gusty rain showers was located from near Jamestown to 18 miles northwest of Warren to 10 miles north of Franklin. Movement was northeast at 60 mph," states the weather service.
Salamanca Mall Antiques
Salamanca Mall Antiques in Salamanca, NY has the biggest and best assortment of interesting items you’ve ever seen, and there are new items arriving all the time, thanks to the thousand-plus vendors there. Salamanca Antiques Mall was established in 1998. Since then, it has grown to be one of the finest and largest Antique Malls in the country boasting an impressive 60,000 square foot marketplace. The categories of items include painting and prints, furniture and furnishings, jewelry and coins and more.
Olean Library Offers Glasses for Solar Eclipse
OLEAN, NY — Beginning on Friday, solar eclipse glasses will be available at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., until the supply runs out. The library will observe a two-pair-per-person limit. In its March 2024 Newsletter, the library noted that the Enchanted Mountains/Southern Tier will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8 and that the solar-viewing glasses come from the Star Library Network (Star Net), funded through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Space Science Institute. The Emergency Preparedness Division of the Cattaraugus County Health Department augmented the donation of glasses. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the...
That old saw about March coming in like a lion? Expect it a few days early
The National Weather Service in State College issued a hazardous weather outlook early Tuesday for Somerset and surrounding counties, predicting rainfall, snow and high winds through late Wednesday. Winds...
Olean Center Mall IS NOT Housing Migrants and Homeless Residents
(WNY News Now) – Olean, NY – William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean, has investigated the rumor, posted on social media, which stated the Olean Center Mall is housing migrants and homeless residents. He spoke to the owner of the Mall who stated that that the Mall was not being used for this purpose. In addition, he toured the facility with Olean Police Chief Ron Richardson and interviewed tenants. Mayor Aiello confirmed that the Olean Center Mall is not being used for this purpose.
Ellicottville Village Garage Sale
Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday March 9-10 for a village garage sale to benefit the all-inclusive Ellicottville Playground. Donations will be collected at the Ellicottville Town Center (next to arboretum, near the Fire Hall) from March 4-8. The sale will run 8am-4pm both days, with all funds going directly towards playground efforts.
Monitoring Devices Installed On These Western New York Roads
The next time you are on a back country, rural or open road or highway in Western New York, you may be counted by an eye in the sky. There is a device that is being used on various roads in various towns to get an idea of the amount of traffic that passes by.
These Salamanca, NY based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to salamanca..
Wind Advisory Issued for Greater Olean Area
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. West winds of 25 to 35 mph with wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected. The advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday. ""Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result," the NWS warned in the advisory. "Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects."
The coldest February in Cattaraugus County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Bona Women's Team Suffers 16th Consecutive Loss
AMHERST, Ma. — The game slipped away late from the St. Bonaventure Bonnies as the University of Massachusetts Minutewomen went on a 15-4 run in the final six minutes to hand the Bonnies 16th straight loss on Wednesday. Despite dropping the contest 58-45, St. Bonaventure, especially in the second half, showed a lot of fight. Seemingly every time the Minutewomen went on a run, the Bonnies closed the double-digit gap to single digits – no time more dramatic than when UMass took a 12-point 41-29 lead after a 3-pointer from guard Kristin Williams with 2:22 remaining in the third...
Six-county swath of northern Pa. will soon have no maternity care
Feb. 25—ST. MARYS, Pa. — Pinned to the door of Stephanie Zuroski’s refrigerator is a curling black and white ultrasound image of her baby at 11 weeks, 1 day old. The baby’s delivery is still months off, but her worry these days is whether she will get to a maternity hospital from her rural Elk County home in time for the birth. Penn Highlands Healthcare Elk Hospital, 20 miles away, is closing its obstetrics unit May 1, leaving a six-county area of north-central Pennsylvania — twice the size of Delaware — without hospital maternity care.
Crosby’s Sets Plans to Open in Ellicottville
One of life’s great mysteries, at least for those in Ellicottville, is about to be revealed. The vacant lot at the Northwest corner of the intersection of State Route 219 and County Road 242, near Tim Hortons, has plans submitted to the Town Planning Board for development. This site has been owned by Reid Petroleum Corporation of Lockport which is the parent company of the Crosby’s chain of gas stations and convenience stores, and the plans submitted to the Town are to open a Crosby’s location at this corner property.
Cattaraugus County Receives Emergency Response Grant
Cattaraugus County has been awarded a $178,972 state grant to improve emergency response communications. The monies are part of $20 million in state funding awarded to seven counties and New York City to improve and enhance local emergency response capabilities by investing in public safety communications in critical areas across the state. “Public safety is my number one priority, and information is the best tool we have to protect people in emergency situations,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a news release. “Our emergency communications infrastructure is critical to keeping communities safe, and these investments will enhance our ability to reach New Yorkers before emergencies arise and aid in our efforts to respond to them.” The $20 million in state funding will be administered by the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) under the 2023 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant Targeted Grant Program. “These awards play a critical role in helping our local responders enhance and modernize existing emergency communications systems, and promote further interoperability between counties and their partners,” New York Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray said. Cattaraugus County will use the grant to upgrade radio system components, including servers and dispatch consoles, and to establish inter-county connections.
Presbyterian College Baseball Hosts Four-Game Series Against St. Bonaventure: Fahr and Dragoo Shine
The Presbyterian College Blue Hose baseball team (5-4) is hosting a four-game series at the PC Baseball Complex against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (2-5), with the first game scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. PC's Brody Fahr has a .600 batting average, 15 hits, 13 runs, and 12...
UMass women’s basketball defeats St. Bonaventure in regular-season finale (photos)
AMHERST – The University of Massachusetts women’s basketball team mounted a 58-45 win over St. Bonaventure in the regular-season finale on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. The Minutewomen were led by Kristin Williams’ 21 points on 8-of-16 from the field and 5-of-11 from three-point range. The junior...