OLEAN, N.Y. — The last original anchor of the Olean Center Mall will be closing its doors this year, company officials announced this week as Bon-Ton Stores Inc. begins to close all remaining locations by August.

As the “Salty Spitoon” robot splashed its way through a plastic pool behind Bradford Area High School, students encouraged Collin Haskins and teammates Mike Bosworth, Brett DeGolier and Easton Rinfrette in their attempts to guide the remote-controlled machine in picking up a block and drop it precisely into a little box.


VICTORY TWP. — Ten area high-school seniors were honored for outstanding academic achievement Wednesday at the 22nd annual Michigan Education Association Academic All-Star award ceremony and banquet.

EARTH DAY: Earth Day is Sunday, and Arbor Day is April 27. Here’s a roundup of some of the events planned around the area this weekend to celebrate Mother Earth.

COUDERSPORT — The Potter County Early Childhood Expo will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Coudersport Elementary School, with activities, screenings and information for parents and children from birth to age five.

ANNVILLE — A report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics projects that by 2043 the number of women veterans will increase from about 10 percent to more than 16 percent of all living veterans.

Crime and Courts

WATERLOO — The second-degree harassment charge against Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, pending in Waterloo Village Court, has been delayed until 5 p.m. May 2.

SENECA — A Wayne County man stands accused of inappropriately touching a teenager while working as a substitute teacher at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in the hamlet of Flint.

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