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Pennsylvania Attorney General Discusses Opioid Crisis In Warren Visit

WARREN, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was in Warren, Pa., on Wednesday talking about the statewide opioid emergency. Shapiro met at Warren General Hospital with numerous representatives of law enforcement, as well as representatives from state government, emergency ...

Dates Set For Warren County Man Charged With Homicide

WARREN, Pa. — The case of Matthew B. White, who is accused of killing his wife in June, is moving forward, possibly toward a trial date. White, 35, of Chandlers Valley, Pa., located in Warren County stands charged with criminal homicide. He is accused of shooting his wife, Jessica Lynn ...

Woman Jumps From Third-Story Window, Charged After Chase

A Jamestown woman wanted by police was taken into custody after reportedly jumping from a third-story window in an attempt to elude officers. Toni L. Schnars, 26, was being held pending arraigned in Jamestown City Court after police were conducting a warrant check at a West Fourth Street ...

‘The Simple Things’

BROCTON — The kindergarten and first-grade students in Mrs. Bates’ and Mrs. Zappie’s classes at Brocton Elementary School have been busy as elves the past few weeks. They, along with a few other teachers and students in the primary hallway, have collected boxes and boxes full of ...

Fire Department Merger Discussed By Committee

BROCTON — The Brocton Portland Shared Service Committee got some questions answered Monday from an invited guest, as the committee seeks to hammer out the barriers that could stand in the way of a future fire and emergency services merger between departments. An item that the committee has ...

Stockton Man Jailed After Strangling Incident

STOCKTON — A Stockton man was jailed without bail after allegedly strangling and threatening to kill another person Monday. Donald C. Fiebelkorn, 46, is facing multiple charges after deputies responded shortly before midnight to a disorderly person at a residence on Bowers Road in the town ...

Woman Driving Backwards Ticketed In Ripley Crash

RIPLEY — A Westfield woman who was reportedly driving backwards after missing a turn was ticketed Tuesday after causing a crash in the town of Ripley. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said 25-year-old Carolina Knappenberger had missed a turn when she began driving in reverse on ...

Girl Scouts Of WNY Announce Cookie Season

The Girl Scouts of Western New York have announced its 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season. The 101st cookie season begins with the return of the popular S’mores cookie. Almost 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the cookie program each year, generating nearly $800 million in sales during the ...

Falconer Woman Charged Under Leandra’s Law

A 48-year-old Falconer woman was charged Sunday with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign in the village of Falconer around 8:30 p.m. The driver, Karen ...

Haffa Retrial To Begin Tuesday After Jury Selection Completed

MAYVILLE — The retrial of a Cheektowaga man accused of attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy will begin next week in county court. The final four jurors were selected Wednesday following more than a week of selection in the first-degree attempted murder case of Justin ...

Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Four Pounds Of Marijuana

DUNKIRK — Failing to stop at a stop sign in the city of Dunkirk led to felony drug charges for three Dunkirk men Saturday night when more than four pounds of marijuana were found in plain view. Dunkirk Police report a patrol officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at the intersection of ...

Southern Airways Vacates Jamestown Airport

The sole provider of air service at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport has halted after federal subsidies were terminated due to the lack of passengers. Southern Airways Express on Tuesday removed its presence at the 3163 Airport Dr. location, about two weeks after the U.S. Department ...

Fredonia Mayor Prepares For State Of The Village Address

FREDONIA — When it comes to economic prosperity in Fredonia, Mayor Athanasia Landis wants the vision to come from everybody. Later this month, Landis will deliver her State of the Village address. With a new year, the mayor said she’s hoping to commence several projects, including water ...

Gowanda Mayor Eyes Positive Changes, Future Improvements

GOWANDA — As optimism goes up for Gowanda residents, the fiscal stress and monetary problems are going down. What once was in the top five for most stress (meaning struggling financially) in all of the governments in New York, Gowanda is dropping steadily. New York State Comptroller ...

Longtime Owner Of Building Destroyed In Fire ‘Grateful’ For Support

FALCONER — Brian Nelson knew exactly how many steps it took to get from his home in the village of Falconer to his business on West Main Street. One hundred and seventy-seven. Nelson made the short trek to the Falconer Vacuum Shop for the past 45 years. In addition to the business, he also ...

Former Fenton Director Accepts Position At RTPI

Joni Blackman, longtime director of the Fenton History Center, has taken on a new position as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. A longtime resident of the Jamestown area, Blackman has more than 30 years’ experience in leading and ...

Bemus Point Students Complete Virtual Trip, Honored By State Assembly

On Wednesday, Bemus Point Elementary students were visited by New York State Assemblyman Andy Goodell as they celebrated their accomplishment of walking 880,000 steps. Physical Education teacher, Ryan Lucas, said throughout this past trimester his students learned about using pedometers to ...

WJTN 1240 AM To Air On FM

A heritage AM radio station in Chautauqua County is joining the hundreds of AM stations across the nation adding a FM translator to expand its listening base. The new channel, 101.3 FM, will simulcast the existing station, WJTN, currently found on 1240 AM, according to James T. Embrescia, ...

‘I Have A Dream’

Fifth-grade students at Washington Middle School celebrated and researched Martin Luther King Jr. in correlation with Monday’s holiday by writing their own speeches. Students in Hope Hill’s fifth-grade class read about different aspects of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” ...

Librarian, Archivist Retires After 30 Years

Starting out as a volunteer in 1986, librarian, archivist and researcher Karen Livsey has left her mark at the Fenton History Center. Last month, a retirement party was held in Livsey’s honor after her 30-plus years of service at the Fenton helping people with their genealogy and local ...