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Head-On Crash Sends Six To Hospital

A head-on crash in the town of Sheridan sent six people to the hospital Wednesday evening. The crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Route 20, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. Deputies said a vehicle, driven by 25-year-old Johnathon Eddings of Silver Creek, crossed into opposing ...

Local Grad Hosting Exhibit In Buffalo

As part of his senior seminar class at Buffalo State College, Matthew Walsh, a 2013 Jamestown High School graduate, is designing beer-related T-shirts called Hops and Tops. Walsh, a Communication Design student, is optimistic after he graduates that he will join the graphic design work ...

Kennedy Library Hosts Workshop On Human Trafficking

KENNEDY — The Kennedy Free Library was recently host for a informative workshop about human trafficking. Led by Jessica McKeever, Chautauqua County Safe Harbour Coordinator and Community Educator from the YWCA of Jamestown, and her assistant, Wende Lescynski, the workshop helped to educate ...

Firefighters Battling Blaze At Clymer Amish Sawmill

CLYMER -- Several fire departments were called to a fully engulfed fire at an Amish sawmill in the town of Clymer Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported around 1:15 p.m. at 9227 Cherry Hill Road, next to the Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church. Fire officials reported thick black smoke ...

Diesel Power Unit Blamed For Fire At Clymer Sawmill

An Amish sawmill was destroyed by fire Tuesday in the town of Clymer. Clymer fire chief Ed Faulkner said the fire at 9227 Cherry Hill Road likely began due to a diesel power unit. Faulkner said the unit caught on fire and "got the building going." The fire was reported around 1:20 ...

Major Players To Hold Athenex Meeting

DUNKIRK — There’s more promising news regarding the future Athenex project in the town of Dunkirk. The Southern Tier Builders Association, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism have set up an ...

Dunkirk Eyes Development Grants

DUNKIRK — The City of Dunkirk hopes to be awarded funding to revitalize a lakefront property and make sites more shovel-ready with two new grant applications. At a recent Economic Development Committee meeting, Development Director Rebecca Yanus said her staff has been working on two more ...

Warren Man Involved In Holiday Altercation

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren man stands accused of eight felony assault charges after an incident on Thanksgiving morning. Brandon Lewis Young, 35, of Warren, Pa., was arrested Thursday and charged with eight counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of recklessly endangering another person, and ...

Lakeshore Hospital Prepares For Changes

TLC Health Network’s impending merger with Brooks Memorial Hospital and affiliation with Kaleida by the end of this year will manifest visibly at the Irving campus not long after. Over a week ago, TLC announced its exit from bankruptcy and future plans with Brooks and Kaleida. Both of ...

Roger Tory Peterson Institute To Hold Holiday Open House Saturday

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute presents their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy free admission into current exhibits, special programming by staff, light refreshments and will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag filled with unique items ...

City Approves Historic Review For Reg Lenna Project

City officials received a first-hand review of the master plan rehabilitation of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts Tuesday. During the city Planning Commission meeting, city officials approved the review of the historic preservation of the complex and the State Environmental Quality Review ...

Jill Kelly, Wife Of NFL Hall Of Famer, Shares Story On Faith, Football

RUSSELL, Pa. — With a combination of quick wit, profound depth, heartfelt emotion and well-timed football references, Jill Kelly gave attendees at Praise Fellowship Church in Russell, Pa., a glimpse of what living life “Kelly tough” is all about. Jill Kelly, the wife of Hall-of-Fame NFL ...

Trial For Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Deputy Rescheduled

The man accused of attacking and taking the gun of a sheriff’s deputy in September 2016 will wait until the new year for another trial. More than two months have passed since a mistrial was declared in the Justin Haffa attempted murder case. The mistrial came amid evidence that the ...

Community Engagement

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is partnering with the Jamestown Young Professionals to co-host the upcoming “Meet Your Match” volunteer event. The goal of the event is to help connect young community members with engaging volunteer opportunities that range from one-time ...

Southwestern School To Hold Vote On Capital Improvement Projects

Southwestern Central School District will be holding a vote for a 2017 Capital Improvements Project on Dec. 12. Prior to the vote, a public hearing explaining the project will be held on Dec. 5 at Southwestern Central School in the board of education room. In total, the proposed project will ...

Dunkirk Fire Department Makes Repairs, Eyes Plan For Future

DUNKIRK — From cracked pavement to leaky roofs and a new laundry facility, the City of Dunkirk Fire Department has recently undertaken some much-needed repairs and upgrades. However, the Police and Fire Departments would like a long-term plan in place for both of their facility ...

Demand For Hops Grows As Craft Industry Expands

Craft beverages are taking off and growing in popularity, and with it comes a demand for hops and an opportunity for interested growers. Hop growing in New York state was a large operation in the late 1800s as 21 million pounds of dried hops were produced. However, diseases including downy ...

City Crews Battle Fairview Avenue Structure Fire

City firefighters battled a structure fire Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported after 2 p.m. at 154 Fairview Ave., just off West Third Street. Heavy smoke was seen pouring from the property through first- and second-story windows. Battalion Chief Sam Salemme said the fire likely ...

‘Light A Life’ Ceremony In Lakewood Honors Loved Ones

LAKEWOOD — In the dark Saturday night, lights shined bright through Lakewood as Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care held its 13th annual "Light A Life Service of Remembrance" and its annual memorial tree lighting ceremony. Jamie Probst, director of bereavement services, said the ...

My Time In The Navy During The Cuban Missile Crisis

The recent Post-Journal article recalling time the sailor served in the Navy aboard an LSD reminded me of the time I spent in the Navy during the Cuban Crisis. During 1961 through 1963, I was a missile control radar technician in a Navy fighter squadron, namely VF-101 Det A stationed at NAS ...