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Girls flocked to Jamestown Community College on Saturday for the annual “Get In The Game” event hosted by the American Association of University Women where they participated in a variety of sports such as basketball, rugby and soccer. Pictured here, the young ladies were part of a group dance competition in the middle of the gym. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Sports, Teamwork Promoted In ‘Get In The Game’ Day

From self-defense classes and rugby to kayaking in the pool, area girls dove headfirst into sports on Saturday, thanks to the American Association of University Women. Held at Jamestown Community College’s physical education complex, the annual “Get in the Game” day offered area girls ...

Klondike sled racing was a popular activity at the Winter Fun Day Camp at Camp Merz on Saturday. While the sleds are traditionally a Boy Scouts item, the younger cub scouts learned from the older boys how they worked. 
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Cub Scouts Participate In Winter Fun Day At Camp Merz

MAYVILLE – From sled races to bow and arrow shooting, cub scouts in Chautauqua County enjoyed a snowy day of fun Saturday. During the annual Winter Fun Day at Camp Merz held by the Allegheny Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 400 cub scouts and their leaders gathered for a day ...

Key figures at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County met recently in the sensory room. Pictured are Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney, chair of the Mental Health Association’s Advisory Board; Kia Narraway-Briggs, executive director; Steven Cobb, associate director; and Carm Micciche, board president. Missing from the picture because he was in Albany is Rick Huber, director of newpProgram development. With a bell being the historic symbol of the mental health movement and freedom from the stigma of mental health diagnosis, it has been incorporated into the association’s new logo, as pictured.

Mental Health Association Notes Growth, Promotions, New Logo

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County has seen its daily visits nearly double in the course of a year. The association is a peer run organization staffed by trained recovery coaches who are themselves recovering from mental health diagnosis and/or substance abuse. In 2016 the ...

School Equity For Chautauqua County Falls Short

I recently read two articles in The Post-Journal’s November 13, 2016 edition entitled “Costs of Poverty” and “Student Achievement Can Drive Economic Growth.” These two articles have inspired me to write about poverty in our Chautauqua County schools. This seems to be the political ...

A winter storm warn is effect beginning tomorrow and lasting through Monday afternoon. 
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Winter Storm Could Bring Foot Of Snow To Region

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is calling for a winter storm that could drop a foot of snow in several areas, including Chautauqua County. A Winter Storm Watch was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning calls for heavy and blowing snow ...

Sherman Village Officials Look To Forgo New Plow

Village of Sherman trustees agreed at their meeting on Feb. 1 to repair and use their current sidewalk plow for another year in lieu of using available USDA loan funds to purchase a new one. Department of Streets Supervisor Doug Crane reminded the board that the village still has $53,500 in ...

Pictured, from left, are Steven G. and Jonathan G.; Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi; Miranda Angelucci, G.A. Family Services intern; Melanie P.; Billy Torres, Accountability and Responsibility group facilitator; and Bobby O. and Haley G. 
Submitted by G.A. Family Services

Teresi Gives Encouragement To Program Grads

The latest graduates of G.A. Family Services’ Accountability and Responsibility Program were given a welcome send-off — and some encouragement — by the mayor himself. On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Teresi joined the graduates at Honest John’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, where he awarded each of ...

Jamestown Re-Offenders Head To State Prison

MAYVILLE—Two Jamestown men who’ve racked up more than a dozen bookings in the county jail are heading to state prison. Rocco A. Beardsley, 31, was recently handed a determinate sentence of four years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision for a conviction of ...

County Executive Vince Horrigan, right, speaks at a meeting of the North Chautauqua County Water District. 
P-J photo by Rebecca Cuthbert

Water District Leaves Door Open To Fredonia

FREDONIA — Despite recent whispers regarding Fredonia’s hesitancy to work with its neighbors, the North Chautauqua County Water District’s board says the village has an open invitation to join in — even if that means simply adding a connection point on Central Avenue for future use or ...

Barcelona Harbor Break Wall Still In Disrepair

WESTFIELD — More and more debris continues to wash in through the chasm in the Barcelona Harbor break wall. A year ago, in February of 2016 the federal government granted upwards of $650,000 in emergency funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to fix the break, however, it is still not ...

Barcelona Harbor Break Wall Still In Disrepair

WESTFIELD — More and more debris continues to wash in through the chasm in the Barcelona Harbor break wall. A year ago, in February of 2016 the federal government granted upwards of $650,000 in emergency funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to fix the break, however, it is still not ...

Sherman Village Officials Look To Forgo New Plow

Village of Sherman trustees agreed at their meeting on Feb. 1 to repair and use their current sidewalk plow for another year in lieu of using available USDA loan funds to purchase a new one. Department of Streets Supervisor Doug Crane reminded the board that the village still has ...

Carrie Davenport and Brandi Meacham, C.C. Ring Elementary School teachers, helped students and staff spread love throughout their day on P.S. I Love You Day on Friday. The pair handed out candy with uplifting messages attached, information from the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention and attempted to brighten the lives of many. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

P.S. I Love You: C.C. Ring Elementary Spreads The Love

Spreading love and kindness can look like a smile, a handshake or even giving a piece of candy to someone down in the dumps. C. C. Ring Elementary School students and teachers did just that on Friday in celebration of P.S. I Love You Day. Ring School teachers Carrie Davenport and Brandi ...

The 2017 Nature Photography Contest presented by the Audubon Community Nature Center is accepting entries. Beginners to professional photographers can submit their work for cash prizes in four different categories and two age divisions. In 2016, Jamestown photographer Wendy Bale’s “Fern Star,” pictured, won the Adult Nature Center category.

Audubon Accepting 2017 Nature Photo Contest Entries

Entries have begun to arrive for Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest. Now in its seventh year, the competition is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography — from beginners to professionals — to enter their images for consideration. “The ...

Stanley Hose Company 2016 Above and Beyond Award Recipients are, from left, James Croscut, Jamie Spacht, Larry Fardink, Andrew Miller, Robert Crane, Matthew Oehlbeck, missing from photo: Jared Oehlbeck, Bill Brosius, Jay Irwin and Douglas Crane. 
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Stanley Hose Aux Hosts Inaugural Recognition Dinner

SHERMAN — The Stanley Hose Auxiliary recently hosted its inaugural Stanley Hose Recognition dinner for the Stanley Hose Company. Stanley Hose Auxiliary members prepared and served dinner to volunteer fire department members. After dinner, auxiliary members presented a large project ...

PA Woman Charged In Domestic Incident

A Warren, Pa., woman is facing a host of charges following a domestic dispute Wednesday in the city. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded shortly after noon to the 100 block of Park Street for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers learned 18-year-old Jewel ...

Gov. Calls For Fee For Residents Without Local Police Force

WARREN, Pa. — Part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal calls for the collection of a per-resident fee from municipalities that do not have full-time police — to help defray the costs of the Pennsylvania State Police. Public Safety Director Todd Lake brought up the issue at Wednesday’s ...

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CRCF Gives Fan A Chance To Donate To Favorite Charity

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will welcome the Jamestown Jackals back to their home court on Friday. The game, sponsored by the Community Foundation, will offer one fan the chance to win money for their favorite charity. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Jamestown Community ...

Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Porn

BUFFALO — A Jamestown man accused of handling and distributing child pornography could face a potential 20 years in prison. On Thursday, Christopher Whitford, 45, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in the U.S. District Court in Buffalo. The charge carries a mandatory ...

Woman Charged With Burglary, Assault In Domestic Incident

A Warren, Pa., woman is facing a host of charges following a domestic dispute Wednesday in the city. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded shortly after noon to the 100 block of Park Street for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers learned 18-year-old Jewel ...