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County Officials Working To Curtail Tobacco Use

With 25.8 percent of adults in Chautauqua County being smokers, the Chautauqua County Department of Health has partnered with several organizations to curtail the use of tobacco. Chautauqua County has the eighth highest number of adult smokers out of 62 counties in the state, so what can ...

Lakewood Budget Details Discussed

LAKEWOOD — Village residents asked Lakewood Deputy Mayor Ted McCague questions during a public hearing Monday for the tentative 2019-20 budget, revealing some positive figures when compared to last year’s budget. As was discussed at the last village board meeting, the proposed tax rate ...

Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of ...

‘It’s Heartbreaking’

RIPLEY — Chautauqua County fire investigators were looking into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a barn and killed several animals Sunday afternoon. https://youtu.be/b7jQ9mcijF4 Crews were called around 12:40 p.m. to 9034 Belson Road in Ripley for the fire. Karen Riedesel said she was ...

Local Airport Still Being Utilized Without Air Carrier

Despite not having a commercial air carrier, air services are still happening at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. Brad Bentley, Chautauqua County public facilities director, said the normal course of business that has been happening at the airport for a number of years is still ...

Real Or Artificial: Tech Titans Declare AI Ethics Concerns

The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over to the dark side. But their efforts to assuage concerns that ...

Second Show For Mulaney Added

A second show has been added for co-headliner John Mulaney at this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the National Comedy Center announced. The addition is the result of Mulaney’s first show selling out the day tickets went on sale to the public. Mulaney will perform at Northwest Arena ...

Story Swap

Exchange students Brooke Almquist and Petra Sucic sat in a Jamestown High School office recently as they shared their stories from abroad — one foreign to the states and the other native to Jamestown. Both offered their unique experience of attending school in a foreign country. Almquist ...

Addiction Symptoms Inflict Newborns

While newborn babies cannot inherently be born with an addiction if mothers use drugs during pregnancy they can, however, develop neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Chautauqua County is no exception. “It’s definitely been a documented ...

Trump Struggles With Growing Border Problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — ...

‘It Was A Miracle’

GERRY — Her name is Ruby, and she’s a filly just two weeks old. What’s unique about Ruby is that she’s the first horse to be born at Homestead Stables, an extension of Gerry’s Heritage Ministries campus where residents can enjoy the therapeutic and recreational benefits of horse ...

YMCA Looking At Finding New Location In City

Jamestown Area YMCA officials are taking preliminary steps toward possibly finding a new location. Mark Eckendorf, Jamestown Area YMCA CEO, told The Post-Journal that YMCA officials have been looking at properties along the Foote Avenue medical corridor as possible new locations, but ...

Officer Cleared In Fatal Shooting

FREDONIA — The officer who shot and killed a suspect late last year has been officially cleared for his actions. In a press conference at the Village Hall on Friday afternoon, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the conclusion of his investigation into the ...

Employers Add 196,000 Jobs In March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near ...

‘Ready To Assist’

MAYVILLE — Children planted blue and white pinwheels to represent a happy childhood memory, but more importantly to raise awareness about kids experiencing child abuse around the same age as them. In association with Court Appointed Special Advocates, the annual “Pinwheels For ...

Candidates In City File Election Petitions

All the candidates that have announced they are running for office in the city of Jamestown have filed the necessary paperwork with the Chautauqua County Board of Elections. According to the Chautauqua County Board of Elections, two Republican candidates have filed signed petitions for the ...

Clymer Touts ‘Unprecedented Savings’ In Times Of Uncertainty

CLYMER – The Clymer Central School Board will soon present to the community which avenue they have chosen to take the 2019-20 school budget, and essentially the school itself. The impending budget has remained an unknown to the community that has been looming since last year’s initial ...

Local Landmark

A once iconic Jamestown property home to the famed Galloway family and its ties to the mysterious “Lady in the glass case” memorial at Lake View Cemetery will soon be demolished. https://youtu.be/02pWtoE9MdU But before the building is reduced to rubble, it will be the subject of an ...

Lawmakers To File Suit Over Pay Increase

Several state legislators are collecting money to sue New York over the pay increase they received at the beginning of the year. State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, said he “wrote a check” this week to help fund the lawsuit over the pay increase he feels is unconstitutional ...

Goodell Points Out Negatives In State Budget

Chautauqua County’s state assemblyman said consumers, law abiding residents and taxpayers are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the approved 2019-20 New York budget. On Wednesday, Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, told The Post-Journal that each year there are budget winners ...