Local News

Evening Fire Destroys Barn

A barn was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to the blaze at 7211 Beech Hill Road around 5:35 p.m. Firefighters from Dewittville, Hartfield, Brocton, Cassadaga, Ellery Center and Stockton provided assistance. Chautauqua County Emergency Services also responded.

Benefit To Help Frewsburg Family’s Newborn Son

FREWSBURG — Iggy Cusimano is the joyful six-month-old son of Anthony and Jasmine Cusimano. He is younger brother to Domenic, Zinnia and Iris. He smiles and giggles a lot and is the light of this young family’s lives. And when Iggy was diagnosed with a heart defect, hearing loss and ...

Children’s Safety Village Hosts Easter Carnival Event

ASHVILLE — Despite the gloomy weather, many people attended The Children’s Safety Village Easter Carnival Saturday. The safety village, located on Route 394, originally began in 1996. Since the opening of the Educational and Storage Facility in Fall, 2010, there have been over 26,000 ...

City Native Writes WWII Magazine Cover Story

Jamestown native Phil Zimmer wrote this month’s cover story on the dramatic capture of U-505 for “America in WWII” magazine. The extensive feature details how the U.S. Navy forced the German submarine to the surface off the west coast of Africa and then managed to board and capture the ...

Officials Asking Legislature For Herbicide Consultant Funds

MAYVILLE — With the use of herbicides to be used for a second consecutive year in Chautauqua Lake, members of the Chautauqua County Legislature learned Thursday that a third-party, independent monitor will need to be hired. During the legislature Audit and Control Committee meeting, Erin ...

‘The Blackest Cloud’

Not even a tornado can rip apart the strength of the Warren County community. The citizens have come together and efforts are underway to clean up Warren County in the wake of the EF-2 tornado that ripped through the county Sunday evening. The county commissioners took the initiative in ...

Council Receives Salary Review, Report

The Jamestown Salary Review Commission is recommending an increase in salaries totaling $58,000 for the city’s 10 elected officials. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council officially received the commission’s four-page report detailing why it came to the conclusion that the salary for ...

Gowanda School To Present New Position

GOWANDA — With a larger number of students in her building than the middle or high school and rising numbers of behavior issues, Gowanda Elementary School Principal Carrie Dzierba could use some help–an idea she communicated to the school board earlier this month. “Our current ...

Hit-And-Run

Jamestown police are looking for a vehicle and its driver involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday evening. The incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. in the crosswalk in front of UPMC Chautauqua hospital at 207 Foote Ave. A woman who was struck was treated at the hospital and later transported to ...

City’s 72nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held Indoors

Due to weather forecasts, Jamestown’s 72nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday has been moved inside the Allen Park Ice Rink. The event is free for children ages 12 and under. Children will be allowed into the hunt one age group at a time, starting at 10:30 a.m. Once a group has found all ...

Road Dumping Grows More Problematic, Hearing Tabled

SHERIDAN — Along Airport, Newell and Cook roads, dumping seems to have become a sort of sport for some local litterbugs. The sight of litter isn’t that uncommon along any road, but the frequency of dumping and sheer size of some appliances being tossed out is starting to become more ...

Westfield School Board OKs Budget

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School District board of education members approved a budget for the 2019-20 school year without any increase in the tax levy at their regular April meeting. WACS Superintendent David Davison noted that an increase of $65,000 in state aid helped ...

‘Tornado Alley’

WARREN, Pa. — The path of the EF-2 tornado that touched down Sunday night and wreaked havoc through the center of Warren County is apparently longer that originally thought. Dozens of trees are down in Althom, a few of them squarely on houses. “We found a couple more miles of tornado ...

JPS Board Approves Leave Incentives For District

In a potential attempt at cost savings, the Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education approved leave incentives for teachers and principals in the district. Officially termed Jamestown Teachers Association resignation incentive and Jamestown Principals Association resignation incentive, ...

Fieldbrook Foods In Dunkirk Purchased By Competitor

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Wells Enterprises Inc. has acquired Fieldbrook Foods headquartered in Dunkirk from Arbor Investments effective Monday. In a press release, the company said the purchase “expands Wells’ current manufacturing capacity, diversifies its ability to support customers ...

Pair Arrested On Federal Gun And Drug Charges

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Wednesday that Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Camille Lopez, 18, both of Jamestown, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug ...

Reed Says Politicizing Tax Returns Is Dangerous

The U.S. congressman for New York’s 23rd District says it is wrong to politicize someone’s tax return no matter who they are. On Wednesday, Tom Reed, R-Corning, made clear his position during a conference call with regional media when it comes to the request for President Donald Trump ...

Veered And Flipped

A woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday after the vehicle she was in veered off Route 430 and flipped into a culvert. The crash took place around 5 p.m. at 3844 Route 430 near Bemus Point. The vehicle landed on its side in the water, making it difficult for firefighters and EMS personnel to ...

Bemus Point Will Not Increase Tax Levy

The Bemus Point Central School District will not increase the tax levy going into next year, if the community elects to support the budget in May. The 2019-20 proposed school budget totals $15,841,689, a $372,349 increase from the previous year. The 2018-19 enacted budget totalled ...

JPS Board Terminates Security Officer

The Jamestown Public Schools Board approved the termination of a safety and security officer who was previously suspended from his duties with the Jamestown Police Department in March. Kenneth V. Nellis III, 40, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a ...