Community

‘Renovate Don’t Relocate’

A rally to save Brooks Memorial Hospital in the city of Dunkirk commenced Friday afternoon on the sidewalk along Central Avenue. The rally, organized by Don Williams and Frank Beach, started taking shape Feb. 9, and throughout the week members of the public were invited to join others at ...

New York State Association Of Counties Urges Federal Leaders

A resolution by the New York State Association of Counties urges federal leaders to work together for the good of the nation. A good starting point, according to NYSAC officials, would be a full year of funding for the remainder of the federal agencies. About two-thirds of the federal ...

Panama United Methodist Church Hosts Ribbon Cutting

PANAMA — On Sunday, Jan. 20, the Panama United Methodist Church celebrated a momentous day in the life of the church with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new addition, CenterPoint. The process of this building project began in May 2013 and culminated with the ribbon ...

Internet Speeds In Rural Pennsylvania Behind National Expectations

WARREN, Pa. — It will surprise no one in Warren County that internet speeds in rural Pennsylvania lag far behind national expectations. In a Thursday story in the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighting the survival of Family Video in Warren in what has become a dying industry nation-wide, the ...

John Fetterman Scheduled To Listen To Opinions In Warren

WARREN, Pa. — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is scheduled to be in Warren today to listen to opinions on the possibility of the state legalizing recreational marijuana. Whether or not Pennsylvania joins the list of states that have taken that step, the state’s first year of legal ...

Wrong Way Driver On I-86 Is Facing DWI Charges

NORTH HARMONY — A Lakewood man is facing drunken driving charges after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 86. Jevin R. Kelderhouse, 59, was stopped after Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were alerted at about 9:05 p.m. on Feb. 9 for a report of a vehicle traveling in the wrong ...

Clymer Woman Injured After Vehicle Strikes Home

ASHVILLE — A Clymer woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the car she was driving struck a home. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said 20-year-old Madison Styers was transported to UPMC Chautauqua after the crash shortly before noon at the ...

Water Line Replacement To Begin In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK — Drivers are asked to be aware that construction on a water line replacement on Maple Avenue, Route 60, between Sixth and Seventh streets, Dunkirk, will begin Monday. As a result of the construction portions of the northbound lane of Maple Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets ...

Southwestern Holds Annual Spelling Bee

Southwestern Middle School held its annual spelling bee recently in the newly-remodeled high school auditorium. All three grade levels competed to become the “bee” champion. The annual competition is organized by Diane LaGrega. After welcoming the audience, LaGrega turned to speak ...

Audubon Will Hold Backyard Bird Count Saturday

The public is invited to be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Audubon Community Nature Center. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for the special event on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. The Great Backyard Bird Count was started more than 20 years ago to create a ...

Sherman Releases Students Of The Month

Sherman Central School’s senior high Student of the second quarter is Gwen Chase. Gwen is the daughter of Lane Chase and Bridget and Scott Eddy. Agriculture programs, government, English and advertising are Gwen’s favorite classes. Gwen also enjoys horse riding, FFA, Student Council ...

Falconer FBL Excel At District Competition

RANDOLPH — Falconer FBLA joined members from throughout Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties in a variety of competitive events at the 2019 Spring District Meeting at Randolph Central School. The SDM was a preliminary competition to prepare them for the upcoming State Leadership Conference. ...

Dog Of Week

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Howard, a neutered male mix, probably around 2 years old. Howard is a typical hound, he has a strong voice and loves to run. He would benefit from an energetic home or a house with a fenced in yard so that he can get some daily ...

JCC Releases Dean’s List For Fall Semester

Students named to the full-time student dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits. Here are students named to the list: Albany: Melissa Ofiesh Allegany: Hallie Domes, Hannah Domes, ...

Southwestern Announces 2Q Honor, Merit Rolls

Southwestern Central High School recently released its honor and merit rolls for the second quarter. Here are students named to the list: HONOR ROLL 12th grade: Emily Ahlstrom, Micah Ambrosini, Drake Bell, Katie Brinkley, Madison Brooks, Kylie Brown, Chloe Bryant, Brittney Bull, Carlyn ...

Mozart Club Enjoys ‘Musical Potpourri’ Wednesday

The Mozart club enjoyed an afternoon of “Musical Potpourri” Wednesday at the Marvin House, featuring members Linda Carlson, Paula Daneshkhah, Lucille Miller and guest artist, Michelle Constantino. Accompanied by Lucille Miller on piano, Paula Daneshkhah sang two songs from the musical ...

Thetas Betas Hold Meeting

The Theta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Susan Hayes recently. Mrs. Hayes and member Deanna Sands presented the program titled Chocolate. They started the meeting with interesting facts on the history of chocolate. Chocolate was first consumed as a bitter beverage rather ...

Body Armor Donated To K-9 Nichols At Catt. Co Sheriff’s Office

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Nichols will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K-9 Nichols’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Cattaraugus Little Valley ...

JHS Junior Headed To NYC To Compete In Poetry Out Loud Finals

“Which U.S. slang do you speak?” asked JHS junior, Olivia Ruiz, pointing her finger at the Poetry Out Loud judges to win first place in the Western New York Regional competition held in Brockport recently. Now, she’s heading to New York City for the State Finals, where she will compete ...

E2CCB Distance Learning Program To Benefit From State Grant Award

FREDONIA — More than 7,000 miles separates Western New York from Namibia, Africa, however that distance will seem less now thanks to a recent grant award and the Building Cultural Bridges program. Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES is part of a grant consortium that was recently awarded a ...