Local News

Pursuit Ends After SUV Strikes Mina Home

MINA — A Pennsylvania man is facing a host of charges after a vehicle pursuit ended when the sport utility vehicle he was in struck a home early Sunday. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were alerted to a pursuit around 1 a.m. coming from Pennsylvania into the town of Mina. The ...

The Beat Goes On

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. This week’s story was inspired by gifts to the Fund for the Region. The name Steve Davis is synonymous with the word music in our community. A name that has headlined countless ...

New Chess Club Has Touch Of Ancient Gameplay

Jamestown has a new Chess club on the block. The Tamerlane Chess Club is interested in learning and practicing gameplay from ancient times. The group is the brainchild of organizer Greg Myers. Although the club is only a month old, 14 members have enrolled. The group combines historical ...

Ross Grange Donates To Several Groups

Ross Grange met with Robert Goodwin presiding. The charter was draped in memory of Norman Sprague. The committee to write a resolution of respect is Betty Wakefield and Elaine Melquist. A letter of thanks was received for the donation to the Children’s Safety Village. Donations were ...

Rodeo Gerry Seniors Meet

GERRY — The Rodeo City Senior Citizens of Gerry met recently in the United Methodist Church for a luncheon and a program. The group meets once a month on the second Friday promptly at noon. Kerry Mihalko from the UPMC Chautauqua Diabetes Education Center was the guest speaker for the day. ...

Fight For Life

A chance conversation with a waitress at Ruby Tuesday inspired Chris Zampaloni to take his role as his girlfriend’s donor champion to the next level. His girlfriend, Christina Kawski, 42, of Dunkirk is currently living with renal kidney failure and is in dire need of a kidney transplant. ...

Library Plans Rally For Increased Funding

James Prendergast Library Officials are planning to rally support for increased city funding next month. Tina Scott, library executive director, told The Post-Journal Friday Prendergast library officials are asking their supporters to attend the 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, meeting of the ...

JPS Taking Proactive Approach To Absenteeism

Jamestown Public Schools is attempting to combat chronic absenteeism in its school district with an attentive and proactive approach, JPS officials said. “There’s a focus from the entire school district on attendance,” said Tina Sandstrom, JPS director of schools. Chronic absenteeism ...

Gentz Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Court

A Tidioute woman who allegedly stole prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home has entered a procedural not guilty plea. The plea was entered before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday. Kellie A. Gentz, 31, 256 Thomas Lane, Tidioute, was charged by the ...

Urban Makeover

DUNKIRK — Offensive signs. Expletive remarks. There’s serious concern over what’s observed inside the Robin Street tunnel, but a remedy appears to be on the way. During the Common Council’s meeting Tuesday inside city hall, Robin Street resident Jeanette Delgado came before council ...

City Within Budget Estimates Through 3rd Quarter Of 2018

The city is within budget estimates, for the most part, through the first three quarters of 2018. On Monday, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, presented the third quarter finance report to the Jamestown City Council. He said revenues through the first nine months of the year are within budget ...

Committee Lowers Tax Levy Again

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature will be voting on a 2019 budget with an even lower tax levy increase after the Audit and Control Committee lowered it another $25,000. On Thursday, the committee, on the recommendation of the Human Services Community, lowered the stipend for ...

Council May Revise Loan With New Business

The Jamestown City Council will vote later this month to revise the terms of the loan awarded to the Jamestown Brewing Company. On Monday, Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, spoke about the restructuring of the loan for the new business, which is expected to open in December. On the ...

‘A Bucket Of Hope’

FALCONER — Former MMA fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Tom Murphy visited Falconer Central School on Wednesday. Despite previously making a living from fighting, Murphy brought with him a message of hope that focused on anti-bullying. The Sweathearts & Heroes ...

Ambulance Service Needs Administrative Change

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature needs to approve an administrative change to have a certified ambulance service at the start of next year. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee was told by John Griffith, county emergency services director, that ...

Impact Of Rotary Work Felt Around The World

The impact of the Rotary Club of Jamestown is being felt around the world. The bylaws of the Rotary Club of Jamestown suggest that 60 percent of the club’s funding should be spent for community projects and 40 percent should be spent on international projects. To that end, the Rotary Club ...

Former Students’ Mural Unveiled In Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — “Providing students with the tools to pursue excellence through the individual self,” reads a mural now displayed outside Frewsburg Central School. On Friday, the project created by six former FCS seniors who graduated in 2015 was finally available for the community to see. ...

Brocton Parents Protest Drug And Alcohol Awareness Program

BROCTON — A proposed drug and alcohol awareness program is upsetting some local parents. According to Brocton Central School Superintendent Jason Delcamp, there is a lot of false information surrounding the school’s partnership with Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council — so ...

Youngsville, Pa., Man Pleads Guilty In Child Abuse Case

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — A Youngsville, Pa., man who told police he would “knuckle up” his 2-year-old daughter as a form of discipline pleaded guilty on Monday to felony endangering the welfare of a child. Michael Ryan Andrzejeski, 28, was charged by Youngsville Police in July after Children ...

State Police Warn Of Phone Scam In Area

The New York State Police is warning the public of a reported phone scam. The scam, police said Wednesday in a press release, reaches as far east as Erie County and as far west as Steuben County. The scam involves someone claiming be from the state police and requesting personal information. ...