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Graduates of Southwestern’s class of 2017 packed the first nine rows of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.
P-J photo by Remington Whitcomb

Words Of Wisdom

On Friday, the first nine rows of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts were transformed into a mosaic of red and blue mortarboards as Southwestern Central School graduated its senior class of 2017. The ceremony began with the soon-to-be graduates proceeding down the aisles, two-by-two, while the ...

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Perry Selected For Frank Hyde Memorial Scholarship

Frank Hyde was The Post-Journal’s sports editor from 1945-79, an era that ultimately landed him a rightful place in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. His enshrinement in 1983 was in no small measure the result of how he valued and covered the student-athletes within the newspaper’s ...

Salutatorian Cecilia Pearson delivers her speech to her fellow Frewsburg graduates Friday.

Frewsburg Salutatorian: Don’t Take Life’s Moments For Granted

FREWSBURG — Frewsburg Central School seniors took the stage one last time. Friday night in the Harry J. Murray Auditorium family and friends scurried to their seats just before commencement began. Principal William Caldwell moderated the ceremony, but this commencement wasn’t like any ...

Children Home At Time Of Murder-Attempted Suicide

SUGAR GROVE, Pa. — The children were home when their father allegedly went out to the car, killed their mother, and shot himself, according to police. Jessica L. White, 32, of Chandlers Valley, was killed Wednesday, suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and leg. On Thursday, ...

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Local Man Charged After Three-Hour Stand-Off On Baker Street

A knife-wielding man was taken into custody Friday after reportedly barricading himself inside a Baker Street residence for more than three hours. The incident began around 10:45 a.m., when Jamestown police responded to a disturbance call at 242 McKinley Ave. Police learned that Alberto J. ...

Members of the 2017 Jamestown High School Class are on to the next phase of their lives. On Thursday, Jamestown High School graduates received their diplomas at Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater.
P-J photo by Jimmy McCarthy

Up And Onward

CHAUTAUQUA — Members of the Jamestown High School Class OF 2017 are on to their next journey. A total of 297 graduates made their way into the newly constructed Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution on Thursday to obtain their diplomas and celebrate an end to their high school careers. ...

Study Of Arcade Building To Continue Following Fire

Thanks to the work of area firefighters, the iconic Arcade Building was not severely damaged following a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon and spread to an adjoining structure. Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, a fire lit up a section of Main Street’s historic corridor near the ...

Children Reportedly Home At Time Of Sugar Grove Shooting

SUGAR GROVE - Children were home when their father allegedly went out to the car, killed their mother, and shot himself, according to police. Jessica L. White, 32, of Chandlers Valley, was killed Wednesday, suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and leg. On Thursday, Pennsylvania ...

Baker Street Standoff Ends After Three Hours

A knife-wielding man was taken into custody Friday after reportedly barricading himself inside a Baker Street residence for more than three hours. The incident began around 10:45 a.m., when Jamestown police responded to a disturbance call at 242 McKinley Ave. Police learned that Alberto J. ...

‘Operation Horseback’ Defendant Receives Probation

MAYVILLE — In the summer of 2014, a sweeping, multi-agency drug investigation known as “Operation Horseback” led to charges against 47 individuals accused of funneling heroin from Philadelphia and New York City into Jamestown. The year-long investigation, led by the New York State ...

Police Identify Woman Killed, Man Injured In Shooting

Police have identified the woman and man shot Wednesday evening at a residence in Warren County. According to Lt. Wayne Kline, Pennsylvania State Police Crime Section Commander, 32-year-old Jessica L. White was killed, and 34-year-old Matthew B. White, was shot following a shooting incident ...

Body Of Missing Westfield Man Found

WESTFIELD — On Wednesday at about 3 p.m. the Westfield Police Department was called to a location off Bourne Street in the village of Westfield. Upon arrival, a body was discovered in a wooded area by the railroad tracks. The Chautauqua County coroner’s Office was called to the location. ...

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Arcade Fire

A towering blaze lit up a section of the city's historic, yet abandoned, Arcade Building on Wednesday, sending a rush of firefighters into action. According to Andrew Finson, battalion chief of the Jamestown Fire Department, fire crews responded to the 24 N. Main St. building shortly after ...

District Attorney Wants More Staff To Ease Large Workload

MAYVILLE — Limited staffing and hefty caseloads have the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office at a tipping point. That’s according to District Attorney Patrick Swanson, who told Public Safety Committee members on Wednesday that felony prosecutors within the office are handling ...

A woman was shot dead and a man injured in a shooting incident in Sugar Grove on Wednesday evening.

Police Identify Woman Killed, Man Injured In Shooting

Police have identified the woman killed and man injured Wednesday evening at a residence in Warren County. According to Lt. Wayne Kline, Pennsylvania State Police Crime Section Commander, 32-year-old Jessica L. White was killed, and 34-year-old Matthew B. White, was shot following a shooting ...

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Officials To Continue Study Of Arcade Building Following Fire

Thanks to the work of area firefighters, the iconic Arcade Building was not severely damaged following a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon to an adjoining structure. Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, a fire lit up a section of Main Street's historic corridor near the railroad viaduct. ...

Poverty Reduction Task Force Focuses On Priorities

The task force given the duty of trying to curtail poverty in Jamestown is narrowing down its focus. On Wednesday, Jamestown’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative task force held a four-hour meeting which focused on selecting priorities for how to possibly fight poverty in the city. ...

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Body Of Missing Man Located In Westfield

WESTFIELD — On Wednesday at about 3 p.m. the Westfield Police Department was called to a location off Bourne Street in the village of Westfield. Upon arrival, a body was discovered in a wooded area by the railroad tracks. The Chautauqua County coroner’s Office was called to the location. ...

Camp Onyahsa Camp Director Jon O’Brian is pictured with campers outside the boating and canoeing station during opening week of the camp season.
P-J photo by Remington Whitcomb

Taking Refuge

DEWITVILLE — To better serve local children with chronic illness, Camp Onyahsa will host a week of free camp for children with Type-1 Diabetes beginning Sunday. This year’s camp, entitled Yowidica, or Youth With Diabetes Camp, is a continuation of a pilot camp from last year. The previous ...

Lynn Development Withdraws From Sheldon House Purchase

The future of the Sheldon House is still unknown, but it will not be the next corporate headquarters for Lynn Development. On Tuesday, Jason Spain, Lynn Development president and chief executive officer, said in a news release sent to The Post-Journal that they will no longer be trying to ...