Local News

NCCS To Offer Free Tuition For Hurricane Refugees

DUNKIRK — A few weeks have passed since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. With many buildings and homes gone, families on the island are looking for a return to normalcy and could be on their way to be with loved ones who live locally. And with them will come children ...

Nephew Recounts Uncle’s Experience On The Titanic

RANDOLPH — Members and guests of the Randolph Historical Society had a personal glimpse into the life of a man who was aboard the RMS Titanic. Recently, guest speakers Bob Sutehall of Angola and Lorraine Cole of Fredonia presented a program marking the 105th year since the sinking of the ...

Celoron Mayor Running For Re-Election

CELORON — Scott Schrecengost recently announced his campaign for re-election as village mayor. Schrecengost has been a resident of Celoron for about 49 years and has been mayor for four-and-a-half years. This is the first time he has been opposed since taking office. He said there have ...

Photo Contest Winner Visits Audubon

Jennifer Schlick, Audubon Community Nature Center program director, was delighted to present a prize in person to one of Audubon’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest winners. Kyra Bettwy, a seventh-grader who lives in New York City, spends summers with her family visiting her grandparents, ...

Celoron Holds Second Annual Buddy Walk

Celoron was filled with hope and joy over the weekend as people walked through the streets of the town touting shirts with the hope of raising awareness for Down syndrome and the National Down Syndrome Society. The second annual Buddy Walk featured participants walking a mile to support and ...

DottieMae’s Country Store Offers Convenient Shopping In Leon

LEON — People traveling through the countryside along Route 62, in the Leon area, will find DottieMae’s Country Store, a new variety store giving locals a convenient place to shop. Jennifer Durfey, who owns and operates the business, said her store has a wide variety of unique items. She ...

Randolph Lions Dedicate New Playground At Weeden Park

RANDOLPH — Children in the Randolph community have a new piece of playground equipment to enjoy at Weeden Park, thanks to the Randolph Lions Club. The club officially dedicated the equipment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park on Sept. 30. With this year being the 100th Anniversary ...

City Man Charged

A Jamestown resident has been charged after a drug bust at 10 Peterson St. at 11:25 a.m. Friday. Shanis K. Garcia, 30, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of ...

Chamber Banquet

Chautauqua County’s business leaders, elected officials and community members gathered Thursday night at the Williams Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the annual Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Chamber Chairman Curt Anderson put a spin on a ...

Two Charged In Dunkirk

Two Dunkirk residents face charges after a drug bust at 6:41 a.m. Friday at 632 Deer St., upper apartment, Dunkirk. The Dunkirk Police Department’s CRT team and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the apartment issued Dunkirk City Court Judge Walter Drag ...

JPS Board Forms Capital Projects Committee

The new Capital Projects Committee at Jamestown Public Schools will be taking a closer look at capital projects, according to Bret Apthorpe. The new superintendent said the new committee will be reviewing ongoing projects, setting priorities and ensuring all approved work has been ...

Recipes Of The Past

I must have been hungry while I was looking for an item to include in this column because I was drawn to a local cookbook that the Fenton History Center recently received. The cookbook, “Mother’s Favorite Cook Book,” was from the Ladies Aid Society of the First Lutheran Church in ...

St. Luke’s Church To Host Dedication Ceremony Oct. 22

When the Rev. Luke Fodor first came to Jamestown in the summer of 2014 to begin his position as Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown he was excited at the opportunity to serve not only his church but also his new community. At that time, he saw the city of Jamestown with fresh, ...

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every day you hear it on the news – violence against a spouse, family member, significant other, anyone who you have a relationship with. This violence can range from financial exploitation that can cause significant monetary loss. Verbal abuse which can include belittling someone, calling ...

‘Saints And Sinners’ Lakeview Cemetery Tours Begin Saturday

The Fenton History Center is pleased to announce that the 12th annual Saints and Sinners Cemetery Tours will be coming to Jamestown this October. During the first two Saturdays of the month, Saturday and Oct. 14, visitors will have a chance to become better acquainted with a few of the more ...

DA: August Police Shooting ‘Justified’

WARREN, Pa. — The officer who shot and killed a Clarendon man in August was not only deemed “justified,” he was commended for saving lives. The Aug. 4 fatal shooting of Joseph H. Miller, 54, at Dairy Delite in Mead Township, was “no doubt ... justified,” Warren County District ...

Concurrent WPD Investigation Concurs With Findings

A concurrent investigation by the City of Warren Police Department into the officer-involved fatal shooting on Aug. 4 has also concluded that the officer did nothing out of line with his job duties. City of Warren Police Chief Raymond Zydonik detailed the investigation process to the Times ...

Good Showing

RIPLEY — Ripley Elementary school recently hosted its first open house since the school was accepted as an EL education school. The excitement and enthusiasm was palpable. The halls and classrooms hummed with activity. And the results were evident. There were a lot of firsts at the open ...

Kidney Connection To Hold Oct. 14 Fundraiser At Moon Brook

An area nonprofit that specializes in finding a kidney for those in need of a transplant is once again raising funds to assist those who are on the donation end of the transaction. The WNY Kidney Connection will host its annual fundraising event at Moon Brook Country Club on Saturday, Oct. ...

County Fair To Run One Week Earlier In 2018

DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua County Fair will take place next year a week earlier than usual. According to Dan King, Chautauqua County Fair Board representative, the change is because of their new ride company. “Our fair dates for 2018 will be July 16-22. Powers & Thomas Midway ...