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Warren Man Allegedly Drives Over Falconer Woman’s Legs

FALCONER — A Warren man has been taken to the Chautauqua County Jail after allegedly running over a woman’s legs during an argument on Sunday. According to a police report, Ellicott police officers responded to a report of a woman hit by a car near South Work and East Main streets, ...

(UPDATE) Route 394 Re-Opens To Traffic Following Crash

NORTH HARMONY -- Route 394 in the town of North Harmony has re-opened to traffic following a crash involving a tractor trailer Tuesday. The truck reported jack-knifed around 1:20 p.m. between Ramsey Road and Interstate 86. The road was closed to traffic as the truck was removed. County ...

Santa Visits Kennedy Fire Department

KENNEDY — The sun was shining, with a nip in the air, making perfect weather for the arrival of Santa at the Kennedy Fire Department hall on a fire truck. Area youngsters of all ages waited eagerly to see their friend again, and to welcome him to the Christmas party sponsored by the Town of ...

YMCA’s Power Scholars Academy Aims To End The Summer Slide

Kindergarten through eighth-grade Jamestown students enrolled in the Power Scholars Academy Day Camp showed progress in literacy and math skills, according to the local Eastside YMCA and BELL. In 2013, a collaboration between the YMCA of the USA, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), ...

Air Museum Looks For New Home In Move From Downtown

After spending five years on display, a helicopter showcased at the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum was carried outside Saturday with by board members and volunteers for its next adventure. The single seat Mini-500 helicopter could previously be seen through the large glass windows of the ...

Discolored Water Expected After Water Main Break

Customers could see discolored water for a day following a large water main break Saturday morning in downtown Jamestown. The break was reported by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities around 8 a.m. at the intersection of North Main and Third streets. Water could be seen gushing from a ...

Amiran Honored By Chamber Of Commerce

DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce presented its 2017 Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award to Dr. Minda Rae Amiran, professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Fredonia, during its annual meeting on Friday at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. As an English professor, ...

Dunkirk Superintendent Supports Idea Of School Resource Officer

DUNKIRK — It was during a November school day that parent Deven Freitas said his son was confronted by another student inside Dunkirk High School. Both were in the hallway as class was in session when the student pulled a knife and swiped it at Freitas’ son. While Freitas said his son ...

‘Show Of Respect’

FALCONER — A ceremony was held Thursday evening at the Falconer Community Building to commemorate loved ones of the community. Eye on the Future of Falconer committee members Francelia Kirschler, Brenda Cavallaro and Jeri Yauchzy began the tradition of the Memory Tree seven years ago. Each ...

Groups Collecting Clothes For Foster Care Program

A local co-ed scouting movement chapter has teamed up with GA Family Services’ Foster Care program in an effort to provide children in crisis with clean, quality clothing. Navigators USA Chapter 154, the local branch of the national organization Navigators USA, is sponsoring a “clothing ...

Work On Warren Theater Near Complete

WARREN, Pa. — The new roof on Struthers Library Theater is just about done. And there are pictures to prove it. Pictures taken by a drone this week show the brand new roof that is “about 99 percent done,” according to Struthers Executive Director Marcy O’Brien. Warmer-than-normal ...

Kennedy Pride Group Announces Dissolution Due To Low Membership

POLAND — The recent meeting marked the end of an era in Kennedy. Members of Kennedy Pride voted for dissolution, as their number has been shrinking and it has become harder to find enough people to carry on with the work to stage events and programs. President of Kennedy Pride, the Rev. ...

Dunkirk Skilled Nursing Home To Close

DUNKIRK — Symphony Living at Dunkirk, 319 Washington Ave., is expected to close in early January. Formerly owned by Catholic Health, the assisted living facility was sold with with St. Francis of Williamsville, a 142-bed skilled nursing/subacute care facility and 117-bed St. Elizabeth’s ...

North County Again Target For Lake Effect Snow

A Lake Effect Snow Warning beginning early Sunday means more accumulation is likely for northern Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued the warning Saturday afternoon and said anywhere from 7 to 13 inches of snow could fall between 1 a.m. Sunday ...

WCA Officials Discuss Long-Term Residential Rehab Program

UPMC Chautauqua WCA officials provided insight to dozens of local corporate and organizational leaders about their new addiction services programs Thursday. During the second UPMC Chautauqua WCA corporate ambassador program meeting, Betsy T. Wright, hospital president and chief executive ...

Pair Honors Father With Iconic Christmas Lights Display

The elaborate annual display of Christmas lights and decorations at a northside Jamestown residence, which can currently be seen on a nightly basis, will burn brightly for one final holiday season through New Year's Day. For about 10 years the display at 157 Newton Ave. was a hit among the ...

(UPDATE) Four Injured After Vehicle Strikes Machinery In Sherman

SHERMAN — Several injuries were reported after a Jeep struck a skid-steer loader in the town of Sherman on Friday. A medical helicopter was summoned to the scene of the crash, which occurred after 5:30 p.m. on Route 430, near the Sherman Livestock Auction House. Ambulances from Sherman, ...

Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir To Perform 93rd Vespers Sunday

Since September, Jamestown High School’s A Cappella Choir has been rehearsing songs to be performed at The Vespers. On Sunday the choir will put its practice into action at the First Lutheran Church. The Vespers are community musical concerts performed by the Jamestown High School A ...

Parks Commission Discusses Capital Project ‘Bundles’

The Chautauqua County Parks Division has found a different way to put out maintenance needs for bids. During their Thursday night meeting, the Parks Commission members were updated by Ronald G. Almeter, manager of Airports and Parks, on an idea that would put different projects to be put ...

‘Bold, Yet Simple’

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has begun rolling out its new fleet of sport utility vehicles, and with it comes a new look. The first of the Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles began its patrol Wednesday and will be used by the K-9 unit. Sheriff Joe Gerace said around nine new trucks ...