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Sherman Man Charged With Second-Degree Manslaughter; Bail Posted

MAYVILLE — A hunter from Sherman who allegedly shot and killed his neighbor last week was indicted Thursday by the grand jury on charges of second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and Sheriff Joe Gerace held a press conference ...

2 Airlifted After Head-On Crash In Ellery

ELLERY — A head-on crash sent three people to the hospital Friday in the town of Ellery. Police said Bruce G. Cobb, 80, and a passenger in a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Impala, Patricia Cobb, 75, both of Ellery, were airlifted to the hospital following the crash with a parked FedEx truck in ...

Crowd Supports Ripley Teacher

RIPLEY — A silent but evident protest was presented before the Ripley Central School Board of Education on Thursday. Almost everyone in attendance during the regular board meeting donned white pins with blue lettering that read, “Support Teachers,” and below that read, “Support ...

Defense says hunting death ‘tragic’

The attorney for the Sherman man charged with second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours in the death of Sherman's Rosemary "Rosie" Billquist, 43, on Nov. 22 has issued a statement. Michael Cerrie, who is representing Thomas Jadlowski, 34, has offered condolences and called the ...

City Men Charged In Massive Meth Bust In November Now Face Federal Charges

The two men charged in the second-largest meth bust by Jamestown police now face federal charges. Ernest Clayburn Cauley Jr., 26, and Zackiel Leonard Fields Jr., 22, both of Jamestown, have been charged criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. ...

Library To Relist Unsold Paintings, Accept Best Offers

There are two options available for the James Prendergast Library Association Board of Trustees on what to do with oil paintings that weren’t sold earlier this month at auction. On Nov. 21, Sotheby’s posted nine paintings for auction from the Prendergast art collection, with only three ...

County IDA Director To Leave Job Dec. 15

Chautauqua County's Industrial Development Agency director is completing his time in the job on Dec. 15. Kevin M. Sanvidge, administrative director/CEO of Chautauqua County IDA and director of the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development, took over the office May 27, ...

Hamister Group Hires D&S Glass To Replace Windows

D&S Glass employees will continue to work on changing the windows on the Fourth Street hotel if the weather continues to cooperate. Mike LaTone, D&S Glass owner, said as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees and winds are below 20 mph, his employees will continue to work on the ...

High Expectations

A father and son team — with help from city officials and, hopefully, a million in state funding — plan to renovate the former Vikings Temple Building on Washington Street in Jamestown. A public hearing was held Monday to consider the Restore New York grant city officials are preparing ...

Sherman Man Indicted, Arraigned In Fatal Hunting Accident

MAYVILLE — The Sherman man who shot and killed his neighbor in a hunting accident last week that made national headlines has been indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours. The indictment against Thomas Jadlowski, 34, was announced Thursday by Chautauqua ...

Lakewood Police Warn Of Increased Thefts

LAKEWOOD — A rash of thefts reported by vehicle owners throughout the village of Lakewood has Lakewood-Busti Police Department Chief John Bentley urging community members to exercise caution and discretion in their daily dealings. In a meeting of Lakewood’s Board of Trustees, Bentley ...

City Officials Rally Against Elimination Of Tax Credit Programs

The new tax play being debated by Congress could have impacts locally for new economic development projects and older building rehabilitations. The Jamestown City Council this week passed a resolution opposing the House of Representatives Tax Reform Bill that would eliminate New Market Tax ...

Victim Identified In Tuesday Night Fatal Stabbing

Jamestown police are still investigating a stabbing that occurred Tuesday night in the city that killed a 22-year-old man. Police said Dylan E. Ownbey was stabbed around 7 p.m. near the area of Willard and Peterson streets after he reportedly got into a fight. Ownbey was taken to UPMC ...

Homicide Investigation

A stabbing Tuesday evening turned into a homicide investigation for Jamestown police. No suspect was immediately identified following the stabbing, which took place around 7 p.m. on Willard Street, between Peterson and Eagle streets. Harry Snellings, Jamestown police chief, said officers ...

Victim Identified In Tuesday Night Homicide

The victim of Tuesday evening's stabbing on Willard Street has been identified as 22-year-old Dylan E. Ownbey. According to Jamestown Police, Ownbey was walking down Willard Street with the suspect prior to the incident. Witnesses say they saw the pair fighting near the intersection between ...

AgriAmerica Receives IDA Loan For Expansion Project

LAKEWOOD — Lucy won’t be the only one known for pressing grapes in the area, thanks to the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. At Tuesday morning’s meeting, the IDA board approved a $440,000 Al Tech revolving loan and a $75,000 Chautauqua revolving loan for AgriAmerica ...

Sheriff, DA To Host Press Conference On Sherman Shooting

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace and District Attorney Patrick Swanson are scheduled to host a press conference Thursday regarding last week's fatal shooting in Sherman. The press conference will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the county Emergency Services Office in Mayville. The ...

Hunter Injured After Falling From Tree Stand

POLAND — A local hunter was taken to an Erie, Pa., hospital after he fell from a tree stand Wednesday afternoon in the town of Poland. The hunter, who could not be immediately identified, reportedly fell about 10 to 11 feet to the ground after the tree stand he was in collapsed. The ...

Grand Jury To Hear Case In Fatal Sherman Shooting

A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to determine whether there is enough evidence to bring charges against a Sherman man who shot and killed his neighbor in a hunting accident last week. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson confirmed Tuesday that a grand jury will hear ...

Grant To Help City With Lead Water Line Replacements

The city of Jamestown will benefit from New York’s childhood lead prevention efforts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that $20 million will be awarded statewide to replace residential drinking water lead service lines as part of New York’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act of ...