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Santa to come to breakfast in Olean

OLEAN -- A free "Breakfast With Santa" will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Commons of the Union Campus Center on Jamestown Community College's Olean campus.

Continental breakfast, storytelling, a holiday craft project and other activities will be part of the event. Parents may purchase photos of their children with Santa, and prizes will be given away.

Donations will benefit the JCC Alumni Association's scholarship fund. For information, call the JCC Alumni Office at 372-1661, Ext. 2417.

Volunteers sought for Olean plan panel

OLEAN -- Olean Common Council President Joyce Melfi is seeking volunteers to serve on the city's Comprehensive Development Plan Committee.

The committee will begin updating the city's 1990-2010 Comprehensive Development Plan. The mayor said committee appoints will try to provide a broad base of support for the new document.

She urged business leaders, community leaders, activists, environmentalists, members of the city's Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, and anyone interested in becoming involved in the effort to call her at 372-4838.

Crash hurts 3 on Route 16 in Hinsdale

HINSDALE -- A two-vehicle crash in Hinsdale about 1 p.m. Thursday sent three people to the hospital, Cattaraugus County sheriff's officials said.

Police said James W. Weatherell, 72, of Cuba, turned onto Route 16 from Route 446 and was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by James E. Goodwill, 19, of Franklin Street, Salamanca. The crash occurred about 1 p.m.

Three people were treated in Olean General Hospital for minor injuries.

Weatherell, who was charged with failing to yield the right of way, is scheduled to appear in Hinsdale Town Court.

Man charged in theft of cell phone

ALLEGANY -- A Cattaraugus man, charged with petit larceny Friday, is accused of stealing a cellular phone from an Allegany restaurant, Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies said.

Kevin C. Cox, 19, is accused of stealing the phone from a someone in Boondocks Restaurant. He was arraigned in Allegany Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $100 bail.

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