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Future Of Shared Positions In Clymer, Panama Uncertain

CLYMER — Shared services between the Clymer and Panama school districts remain a question mark following last month’s failed bid to merge the districts. Both districts have enjoyed shared services since 2013, when Lictus became the superintendent for both districts. In the past, schools ...

Joanne Malecki holds her certificate of lifetime service signed by President Donald Trump.
Photo by David Prenatt

Area Woman Honored By President Trump For Community Service

Joanne Malecki’s simple philosophy — if you see a need, take care of it — has earned her recognition from far beyond her home area of Clymer/ Findley Lake. Malecki has recently been awarded a host of citations from public officials for her community service, ranging from the Chautauqua ...

Teresi Proposes Sale Of Wastewater Treatment Plant To JLDC

City Council members could soon see a resolution regarding the proposed sale of the wastewater treatment plant to the Jamestown Local Development Corporation. Mayor Sam Teresi presented the proposal during Monday night’s City Council meeting with Kenneth Bond, a senior partner of Squire, ...

Online Grocery Delivery Service Comes To City Area Starting Wednesday

Shoppers across southern Chautauqua County will soon be able to take advantage of a national, same-day grocery delivery service that is expanding into the local area. Instacart, a fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, ...

Social Media Transgressions Covered Under JPS’ Conduct Policy

Technology is moving faster than ever, which may make it harder for school administrators to keep up with the policies that regulate these technologies and one classification in particular: social media. In accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), Jamestown protects students ...

City Hires Wayfinding Project Consultant

City officials are continuing to revolutionize Jamestown into a smart city that engages its citizens and visitors through its infrastructure electronically. Recently, the Jamestown City Council passed a resolution to hire Bergmann Associates of Rochester for $72,000 for consulting services ...

Changes Proposed To County Child And Family Services Plan

Cuts could be coming for area families who receive help paying for child care from the county. The county Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a change in low-income determinations for childcare benefits from 200 percent of poverty level to 125 percent of poverty level. The ...

Area residents gathered Saturday at the Fluvanna Community Church to fill postage boxes with items, including food and personal care items, to be sent to loved ones who serve in the military and can’t be home for the holidays. 
P-J photos by Jordan W. Patterson

Packaged With Care

Inside the Fluvanna Community Church on Saturday, a line began to form for people looking to send a care package to loved ones serving in the military who can’t make it home for the holidays. Blue Star Mothers WNY Chapter 4 hosted its annual Christmas box wrapping event where the group ...

Felony Drug Arrests In City Nearly Double From Last Year

Jamestown has averaged nearly three felony drug arrests a week through the first 10 months of 2017 — almost double the number in 2016. According to the latest statistics from the state’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination program, Jamestown has had 126 felony drug arrests through Oct. 10, ...

New Job Board Launched With Job-Matching Technology

Available now, www.post-journal.com, the leading publication web site for local news and information along with industry professionals seeking to hire people and/or looking for work, has launched jobs.post-journal.com with cutting edge job-matching technology and targeted network distribution ...

Tax Bill Clears Senate In Big Boost For Trump, GOP

WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts. “Just what the country needs to ...

Fireworks are shown being set off near City Hall in downtown Jamestown on Friday as part of the Renaissance Corporation’s annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. 
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Burst Of Excitement

The winter games found their way into Jamestown at the 2017 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration on Friday night. The annual Jamestown parade ushered in the Christmas season with Winter Olympics-themed floats, music, a Christmas tree lighting and fireworks for the hundreds who gathered ...

The local Blue Star Mothers group is looking for last-second donations for their annual Christmas care package drive. 
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Blue Star Mothers Look For Supplies For Troop Care Packages

A small token of appreciation goes a long way when it comes to Blue Star Mothers’ Christmas care packages. The Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie NY 4 chapter are gearing up for their biggest care package campaign, but have fallen short on goods to stock the boxes. The group is looking for ...

Attorney Calls Fatal Shooting Of Sherman Woman ‘Tragic’

The attorney for the Sherman man who shot and killed Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist, 43, on Nov. 22 issued a statement Friday, a day after his client was indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury on charges of second-degree manslaughter and hunting after hours. Michael Cerrie, who is ...

Flynn Admits To Lying To FBI, Cooperating In Russia Probe

WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, the retired general who campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s behalf and said members of the president’s inner circle ...

Patrick Swanson, Chautauqua County district attorney, announced Thursday that Thomas Jadlowski, 34, had been indicted by a grand jury. Jadlowski was then arraigned, with bail set at $50,000 cash and $100,000 property. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

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 ...

Two area residents were taken by helicopter to the hospital following a head-on crash with a parked FedEx truck on Route 430 in the town of Ellery. 
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

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 ...

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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 ...