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Clymer School Officials Awaiting Bids For Feasibility Study

CLYMER — Consolidating the Clymer and Panama central school districts is about to get some professional scrutiny. According to Bert Lictus, shared Panama and Clymer superintendent, a request for proposal has been sent to find a consulting company, one that can do a thorough feasibility ...

Friends and co-workers of Shari Robbins, top right, recall memories they shared together.

More Friends Recall Memories Of Shari Robbins

Shari Robbins impacted the lives of many, evident from the many friends and coworkers who have come forward to share memories. Robbins, 36, died Thursday in a reported domestic violence-related incident. Co-workers and friends shared stories about their beloved friend with The Post-Journal ...

Frank Stefanelli was a member of the Jamestown Fire Department for two decades. He also served as a state fire instructor in Chautauqua County and deputy state fire administrator, an appointment he received from the governor’s office in Albany. 
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Former Fire Chief Used Education To Stay One Step Ahead

For someone who openly admits never finishing high school, Frank Stefanelli managed to choose a lifelong career best suited for his personality: Teaching others. You’d be hard pressed to find someone in Western New York, let alone Chautauqua County, who has put in more time to training ...

City Budget Deliberations Continue

City officials found an additional $13,000 in savings following budget discussions with the police and fire departments. On Nov. 7, budget deliberations continued when Jamestown City Council talked about the proposed 2017 budget with Harry Snellings, public safety director and police ...

Army Veteran Gives Guidance To At-Risk Youth

Being considered an “at-risk youth” is not a recipe for hopelessness. Rather, with guidance, direction and a little hard work, anything is possible. So believes Dunkirk native and U.S. Army veteran Joshua Cosme, who recently met with a group of teenagers enrolled in the ...

Trump Names Priebus, Bannon To Senior White House Roles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff, the other a shot across the bow of the Washington establishment by tabbing ...

Pictured from left are Lauren Hendrick; Paige Turcotte; Kaitlin Healy; and Lauren Franczak.
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Jamestown Senior Wins First Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program

With glitz, glamour, strength and talent, 17 area young women took the stage at Jamestown High School with a purpose. The first Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Lakewood Area Distinguished Young Women Program, debued in style with musical numbers, a fitness ...

Domestic Violence Is A Hidden Epidemic

In a typical year, the Salvation Army Anew Center receives 4,000 calls to its 24-hour crisis hotline for Chautauqua County alone. While the complex network of issues that is domestic violence might seem like a problem that doesn’t happen here, that isn’t the case at all. Domestic ...

Shifting Demographics Impacting City Budget

A combination of factors are having a negative impact on city revenues and expenditures, which contribute to budget woes for city officials. One of these factors, which doesn’t always get discussed during budget deliberations, is the community’s poverty demographic. According to the U.S. ...

Residents and local officials gathered Friday at the newly-minted Veterans Memorial of North Harmony on North Maple Avenue. 
P-J photo by A.J. Rao

North Harmony Dedicates New Veterans Memorial

NORTH HARMONY—After five years in the making, the newly-minted Veterans Memorial of North Harmony is proving well worth the wait. On Friday, a large crowd of onlookers, from state and local officials to everyday citizens, gathered at the 2239 N. Maple Ave. memorial — at the town’s ...

Local residents gathered at the Celoron Veterans Memorial at Lucille Memorial Park on Friday to remember the sacrifices of veterans. The names of local veterans who sacrificed their lives were read one-by-one during the ceremony. 
P-J photo by Jimmy McCarthy

Ceremony Dedicated In Memory Of Celoron Veteran

CELORON — The weather wasn’t pristine Friday with brisk air and stiff winds, but it didn’t stop Celoron residents from gathering to remember the sacrifices made by veterans. Residents and local officials convened at the Celoron Veterans Memorial at Lucille Memorial Park for a ceremony ...

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Friends Recall Shari Robbins As ‘Strong Woman’

The community is reeling from Thursday’s tragic events and mourning the loss of Shari Robbins. While her name has been in the prayers and thoughts of many, her friends, family and coworkers know exactly what the community lost that morning. A few friends shared their fond memories and ...

Keith Robbins is the subject of a massive manhunt that began after he allegedly shot his wife, Shari Robbins, early Thursday. Police said Robbins is armed and dangerous.

Manhunt Continues For Murder Suspect

Keith L. Robbins, the man wanted in connection to Thursday’s fatal shooting in the city remains at large, according to Jamestown police. Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, said Friday that investigators are working on multiple leads, but have ...

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Woman Murdered

A male suspect linked to a fatal shooting in the city Thursday is believed to be armed and dangerous — and on the loose. According to the Jamestown Police Department, the shooting occurred around 9 a.m. at 9 Prospect St., near the parking lot of New Creation Assembly of God ...

Keith Robbins is the subject of a massive manhunt that began after he allegedly shot his wife, Shari Robbins, early Thursday. Police said Robbins is armed and dangerous.

Jamestown Police Continue Search For Murder Suspect

Jamestown police are continuing their search for Keith Robbins, 36, of Jamestown. Robbins is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Shari Robbins on Prospect Street, Jamestown, around 9:04 a.m. Thursday. While not yet confirmed by police, information provided by friends of ...

According to the Veterans’ Administration, there are about only 855,070 World War II veterans remaining of the 16 million who served the United States in that war. Navy veteran Omer Post of Randolph is one of the few remaining veterans who served in WWII.
P-J photo by Deb Everts

Post Reflects On Time In South Pacific

RANDOLPH — On Veterans Day, people all across the country will pay tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces and recognize the sacrifices they made while serving the United States. World War II Navy veteran Omer W. Post Jr. is among the ordinary men and women who ...

Todd Hanson, at left, and his father, George Hanson, recently took part in Honor Flight Rochester’s Mission 51 honor flight in Rochester. An honor flight allows WWII, Korean War and Cold War veterans to fly to Washington D.C. to tour the monuments and stay in a hotel for free. The pair are pictured near the Korean War Veterans Memorial. 
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Vet, Son Travel To Capitol As Part Of Honor Flight Rochester

WASHINGTON, D.C. — George Hanson, a Korean War veteran, was able to see the capitol of the nation he so proudly served many years ago. Hanson, along with his son, Todd, took part in Honor Flight Rochester’s Mission 51 honor flight in Rochester. The program allows WWII, Korean War and Cold ...

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Friends Remember Shari Robbins

The community is reeling from Thursday's tragic events and mourning the loss of Shari Robbins. While her name has been in the prayers and thoughts of many, her friends, family and coworkers know exactly what the community lost that morning. A few friends shared their fond memories and ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the audience exiting a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Local Representatives React To Historic Race

The stunning victory of now President-elect Donald Trump has local Republican officials feeling cautiously optimistic. On Wednesday, Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, told The Post-Journal that he — like almost everyone else in the country — was surprised by the election ...