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14-Year-Old Steals Mother’s Car, Causes Accident

A 14-year-old Jamestown female was charged Thursday after reportedly stealing her mother’s car and colliding into another vehicle. Shortly before 10 a.m., the Jamestown Police Department received a call that a 14-year-old juvenile, who was reported missing, had just taken her mother’s ...

Cherry Creek Accident Leads To Charges

CHERRY CREEK — A motor vehicle accident in the town of Cherry Creek resulted in charges against a Conewango Valley man on Wednesday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Milestrip Road in Cherry Creek for the report of a car accident just after 6:30 p.m. The Sheriff’s ...

Sheila Hoene and others begin working on valentine cards for veterans at the Kennedy Free Library.

Area Veterans Receive Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

KENNEDY — Many area veterans will receive a special remembrance from the community. Thanks to Kennedy Free Library Director Maggie Ruth, volunteers came together to make and send special Valentine greetings to veterans, to thank them for their service. About 75 names were submitted to the ...

The Blackwell Chapel Baby Cafe recently hosted a board training at the First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown with Lucia Jenkins, Baby Cafe U.S. founder. Pictured, from left, are Lisa Lynde of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation; Miguel Correa, Blackwell Chapel Baby Cafe Advisory Board member; Jenkins; Dave Wilfong, Advisory Board member and county legislator; and Angie Peck of the CRCF. 
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Baby Cafe Welcomes National Founder For Training

In her second visit to the area, Lucia Jenkins, Baby Cafe U.S. founder, imparted words of wisdom and other supports to Baby Cafe board members and others. Jenkins was hosted by the Blackwell Chapel Baby Cafe at First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown on Wednesday to provide a training for ...

Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative To Create Subcommittee

The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative program local community task force will be forming a subcommittee to assist them with their goal. On Wednesday, the task force held their fourth meeting since being formed in November. The task force was created by the United Way of Southern ...

A lake effect snow warning has been issued for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties through 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Lake Effect Snow Warning Issued For Chautauqua, Cattaraugus Counties

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lake effect snow warning for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties through this afternoon. The warning, which lasts through 4 p.m., mentioned Jamestown and Olean as two areas expected to see the brunt of the latest round of winter weather. ...

14-Year-Old Steals Mother’s Car, Causes Accident

A 14-year-old Jamestown female was charged Thursday after reportedly stealing her mother's car and colliding into another vehicle. Shortly before 10 a.m., the Jamestown Police Department received a call that a 14-year-old juvenile, who was reported missing, had just taken her mother's 2006 ...

2014 DWI Conviction Again Sent Back To County Court

A January 2014 Chautauqua County Court decision is being sent back to County Court for a third time after a recent decision by the Fourth Department Appellate Division court in Rochester. Elizabeth A. White has appealed her conviction in a non-jury trial of two felony counts of driving while ...

Court Upholds Dismissal Of Personal Injury Case

The dismissal of a personal injury case filed against the town of North Harmony and one of its plow drivers has been upheld by the Fourth Department Appellate Division Court of Appeals in Rochester. In January 2013, a town plow truck was involved in an accident resulting in a lawsuit. ...

Fredonia Man Charged In Gun Incident

DUNKIRK — A Fredonia man was taken into custody after allegedly threatening people with a gun. Officers were called to 379 W. Main St. around noon Tuesday for a report of a man threatening residents at the housing complex with a firearm. After arrival, police secured the complex and located ...

Superintendent Tim Mains gives his last presentation on transgender students at his final Jamestown Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Mains Finishes With Transgender Policy Presentation

Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Tim Mains closed out his final board meeting Tuesday with a third transgender students presentation. The presentation focused on the legal and policy implications regarding transgender students. Currently, the Jamestown Public Schools District does not ...

Grace Kent, 90, was crowned the 2017 Senior Sweetheart of Chautauqua County during a Tuesday afternoon reception at Brookdale Lakewood. She is pictured with a package of gifts awarded to her, valued at over $400.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Kent Named 2017 Chautauqua County Senior Sweetheart

She may not feel altogether deserving of the honor, but Grace Kent was nonetheless crowned the 2017 Senior Sweetheart of Chautauqua County on Tuesday. The fourth annual Senior Sweetheart of Chautauqua County Contest, co-sponsored by United Senior Council and Brookdale Lakewood, recognized the ...

Cattaraugus Co. Crash Sends Three To ECMC

ASHFORD — A two-car accident in Ashford landed three people in the hospital Wednesday. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, 60-year-old Brian E. Grzybowski of Forestville was traveling on Route 219 in a 2002 Toyota Camry, when shortly after 11:37 a.m., he spun out of ...

City Men Charged With Selling Mushrooms

WARREN, Pa. — A pair of Jamestown men are incarcerated in the Warren County Prison on felony drug charges after an incident on Friday. Police have charged Mark B. Ceci, 29, with possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance as well as Cory A. Carlson, 26, who ...

Legislators Support Salary Grade Increases

MAYVILLE — Three county positions could see salary grade increases if the full County Legislature gives its approval at next week’s meeting. On Monday, legislators on the Administrative Services Committee unanimously supported resolutions to increase salary grades for transfer station ...

Charlie Clark, Audubon Community Nature Center giveaway winner.

Attendance Up For Doors Open Jamestown

Many area attractors said the recently held Doors Open Jamestown had record attendance. Sponsored by Jamestown Up Close, the branding initiative powered by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, and the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce, the annual event was held on Saturday, Jan. 21, ...

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Dunkirk Man Dies As Result Of Ambulance Crash

DUNKIRK — A Dunkirk man was killed Tuesday when the ambulance he was ridding in veered off the roadway and struck a culvert. Arthur R. McArthur, 77, was being transported from UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie, Pa., to a nursing home in Chautauqua County when the crash ...

The patrollers carefully move the patient to the emergency sled.
Photos by Deb Everts

Allegany State Park’s Nordic Ski Patrol Trains At ‘On-The-Hill Refresher’

RED HOUSE — The Allegany State Park Nordic Ski Patrol recently trained at the “On-the-Hill Refresher” at the Summit Warming Hut at the park’s Art Roscoe Ski Area. The ski patrol is a band of dedicated, hardy volunteers who monitor the park’s cross country ski trails, keeping skiers ...

Legislation To Fix STAR Payments Passes Senate

ALBANY — A bill unveiled by state Sen. Cathy Young to fix late STAR payments passed through the Senate on Monday. Under Young’s legislation introduced earlier this month, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance would need to postmark all STAR Personal Income Tax Credit ...

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Exploring The World Through High Dynamic Range

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! Have you ever seen one of those photos that look amazingly surreal with the bright, vibrant colors in the sky and the dreamy looking lights or the rich textures that almost pop off the screen or paper? When you see those photos you’re ...