Local News

No One Injured After Car Strikes Building

No one was injured after a van struck a business Wednesday evening in Jamestown. First responders were alerted after 5 p.m. for a motor vehicle crash with a vehicle into a building. The crash occurred at Associated Clinical Laboratories, 759 Foote Ave., in Jamestown. Police said the ...

Busti Rollover Sends One To Hospital

A rollover crash sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening in the town of Busti. The crash, which occurred around 5:30 p.m., took place on Forest Street Ext. north of Garfield Road. Lakewood-Busti police said the driver of a white sedan allegedly failed to yield the right of way to the ...

Local Law To Incentivize Renovations To Abandoned Properties

A new local law to incentivize renovating abandoned properties or creating a new structure on a vacant lot is officially in place. On Wednesday, city officials gathered for a ceremonial signing of the new local law titled Local Property Tax Abatement Incentive Redevelopment of Vacant and ...

Athenex Puts A Rush On Dunkirk Site Plan

The proposed Athenex plant’s site plan is moving forward, and now the town of Dunkirk will need a consultant to help look over the plans. “We need somebody to at least say they’re going to be on board to look at this stuff (site plans) and say if everything’s here or if there’s any ...

Sheriff Questions Potential Cuts To Jail Budget

MAYVILLE – "We are constantly struggling with minimum staffing," Sheriff Joe Gerace said on Wednesday. Gerace offered a scroll of colored blocking which took up a few feet of table space which showed shifts and time-off slots at the Chautauqua County Jail at Wednesday's meeting of the ...

State Awards STEL $790,000 Toward Supportive Housing

A local agency devoted to helping individuals with psychiatric disabilities will soon see an increase in funding for housing units. New York state recently awarded Southern Tier Environments for Living two awards totaling $790,000 to develop 35 supportive housing units in Chautauqua County ...

Investigation Ongoing Into Liberty Street Shooting

An investigation is ongoing into a shooting last week in Jamestown that left one man injured. No arrests have been made in the Oct. 12 shooting at an apartment complex at 95 Liberty St. in the city. After the unidentified victim was shot around 3 p.m., he walked from the apartments to the ...

MercyMe To Perform At Northwest Arena Friday

For local MercyMe fans who could previously only imagine what it would be like to have their band play in Jamestown, their wish is about to become reality. MercyMe, one of Christian music’s most-awarded and longest-running bands, is set to make its first ever appearance in Jamestown for a ...

Norman Owen Scholarship To Benefit Local Vocation Or Trade Students

A proud Swede, Norm Owen took a Swedish classic and turned it into a staple of local cuisine, the Korv Burger. “During the first few Swedish festivals at Jamestown Community College, the Scandinavian Society sold pieces of Korv,” Owen’s wife, Evelyn said. “Norm thought they should ...

CRCF Appoints Diethrick As COO

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation board recently appointed June Diethrick as the organization’s chief operating officer. Since being hired by the foundation in 2002, she has held various administrative positions. Most recently, Diethrick served as operations officer, working closely ...

Bomb Threat Forces Closure Of SUNY Fredonia Building

FREDONIA — A bomb threat forced the closure of a building at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Tuesday. The school announced the threat through its social media accounts. Thompson Hall was expected to be closed until 5 p.m. due to the bomb threat, and all classes within the ...

Rollover Crash In Busti Sends One To Hospital

A rollover crash sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening in the town of Busti. The crash, which occurred around 5:30 p.m., took place on Forest Street Ext. north of Garfield Road. Lakewood-Busti police said the driver of a white sedan allegedly failed to yield the right of way to the ...

Area Veterans Visit Memorials In Washington

Last May, a group of local veterans began to fill out registration forms after hearing an exciting announcement. The group was attending the Fenton Canteen, a Fenton History Center event held on the second Saturday of each month, where local Veterans gather to drink coffee and stay in touch ...

YMCA Partners With Veterans Group

The Jamestown Area YMCA has formed a partnership with the Pfc. Joseph Dwyer Veterans Group/Program. The aim of the partnership is to assist the Dwyer Group with programs, services and locations to facilitate high-quality, low-cost programming, mentorship and recreational/therapeutic fun in an ...

Changing Of The Guards

LITTLE VALLEY — It’s official. Citizen’s Advocating Memorial Preservation Inc. is the new owner of the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial and Historic Building. Ownership took place Oct. 4 after Tom Stetz, C.A.M.P. president, signed the papers with the county and registered the sale ...

Documentary Explores Kinzua Dam From Seneca Nation’s Viewpoint

WARREN, Pa., — Kinzua was originally a Seneca word for a good place to fish. Since the 1960s, the word has taken on a much different meaning to the Seneca Nation. Last week, Lake of Betrayal, a production of Toward Castle Films and Skipping Stone Pictures, was premiered at the Struthers ...

Children’s Coalition Holds Drive For Harvey Victims

A local coalition that supports children in Chautauqua County has come together to aid schoolchildren affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition recently completed a drive to raise money and supplies for a school district in Texas. “A former student of ...

Chautauqua Lake Students Visit Holocaust Memorial Museum

Chautauqua Lake Central School students found themselves walking through the hallways and exhibits of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum last spring. Sixteen CLCS students taking the Holocaust and Genocide Studies course last school year took a trip to Washington D.C. sponsored by the Hebrew ...

Breaking Ground

Five years after its inception and with $15 million obtained, the North Chautauqua County Water District (NCCWD) officially broke ground Friday in front of Dunkirk Town Hall. More than 40 area officials, legislators, and business associates gathered to celebrate what State Assemblyman Andy ...

Sherman Farmer Benjamin Burgess Unearths Old Mile Marker

SHERMAN — Chautauqua County has a lot of history just waiting to be unearthed. Sherman dairy farmer Benjamin Burgess found that out literally when he turned up a stone road sign while plowing a field along Route 430 near Findley Lake. The stone, a post mile-marker, once informed travelers ...