Woman Hospitalized Following Washington Street Accident

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An unidentified woman was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA after her vehicle struck a tree near the corner of Washington and Sixth street around 1 p.m. today. According to Jamestown Police Department Division Commander Todd Isaacson, it is unknown at this time whether the driver suffered a medical ...

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Up In Smoke

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A storage building used to house items for an ongoing yard sale was destroyed Tuesday evening in the town of Randolph. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 3321 Bowen Road around 5 p.m. First responders arrived to find the storage building engulfed by flames, according to Randolph fire ...

Dexter Ormond from Kennedy is the August 4-H SuperYouth, pictured with DairyBud Ellie Ames at the 2017 Chautauqua County Fair.

Dexter Ormond Named 4-H SuperYouth For August


Dexter Ormond of Kennedy has been named the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program August 4-H SuperYouth. Dexter has been involved in 4-H for 11 years. He is active in the dairy project and just finished serving his second year as a junior ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ¯ STOCKTON — Bobbie Jo Ostrom, 19, of Frewsburg was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and unlicensed operator after a traffic accident at 3:51 a.m. Monday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported traffic accident ...

Far right, Mary Maxwell, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation neighborhood project manager, discusses the new Renaissance Block Challenge 2.0 program that will be starting in 2019. The program will last for five years and focus on four transitional zones in the city. 
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JRC Eyes Next Step In Revitalization Program

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With more than $900,000 in private investments made to the exterior property improvements throughout Jamestown, officials with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation want to expand its Renaissance Block Challenge program. On Monday, JRC board members and staff discussed the new Renaissance ...

Gaberiel Harrison, left, and Stacey Thayer

Two Charged With Weapon Possession

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Two Jamestown residents have been charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a search warrant was served at 103 McKinley Ave. at 4 p.m. Tuesday. According to a police report, an investigation by Jamestown police and investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force ...

Chief investigator Lawrence Law (Zachary Mota) goes over clues to solve the mystery of who killed Peter Petulant.
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Ripley Library Players Uncover The Case Of The Petulant Express

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RIPLEY — No one knew who the killer was, not even the actors. Nearly 100 people took a ride on the Petulant Express and did their best to ferret out a killer as the Ripley Library Players returned to Noble Winery after a three-year hiatus to produce an evening of laughs, good food and, of ...

Jamestown Woman Charged With Endangering Welfare Of Child

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A Jamestown woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, among other drug-related charges, after it was determined that she was driving a vehicle under the influence Saturday. Shortly after 10 p.m., officers of the Jamestown Police Department observed a vehicle violating several ...

Dave and Maryann Attard, owners, are pictured at Ye Olde Ed-N-Jen’s Busti’s Tap House in Busti, which will hold an all-day grand opening celebration Friday.
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New Busti Bar, Restaurant To Host Grand Opening Friday

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BUSTI — Though it has already established a community-wide presence, Ye Olde Ed-N-Jen’s Busti’s Tap House will make its opening official this week. The Busti Tap House and its owners, Dave and Maryann Attard, will hold a grand opening event all day Friday from noon-11 p.m. to ...

GOP Strains For Obamacare Repeal Votes In Last-Ditch Effort

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WASHINGTON — Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health ...

Public Hearing Set On Proposed Partial Property Tax Exemption

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MAYVILLE — The partial real property tax exemption could be changed to include more of the elderly population who have a home and are on a fixed income. On Monday, legislators on the Administrative Services Committee approved to establish a public hearing on a proposal to increase income ...

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OES To Host Annual Spaghetti Supper Saturday


Mt. Sinai Mecca Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is hosting its annual public spaghetti supper on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the Masonic Center 3485 Baker Street Ext. Pictured from left are Sandy Stewart, publicity chairman; Joe Conti, cook; and Francelia Kirschler, co-chair; preparing for the ...

Evening Of Jazz Set For Friday


On Friday, the Infinity Jazz Concert Series at 302 E. Third St., Jamestown, will feature An Evening Of Jazz with A Tribute To The Tenor Saxophone Greats at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored in part by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. There is no admission price. An offering will be ...

Lord’s Acre Sale Set For Saturday In Randolph


Continuing a 45-year tradition in Randolph, the United Presbyterian Church will again host its annual produce sale known as Lord’s Acre on Saturday. Start time is 9 a.m. on the front lawn at 186 Main St. According to Louise Boutwell, this year’s sale will benefit the deacon’s fund and ...

YMCA To Offer Lifeguarding Classes


There is an ongoing shortage of lifeguards in the Jamestown area. In an attempt to help fill this need the Jamestown YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross waterfront lifeguarding class from 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1. All participants will need ...

Andrew R. Liuzzo of Jamestown raised money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey during Jamestown’s annual Labor Day festival. Liuzzo charged festival goers $5 to park at the Park Place apartments, adjacent to Bergman Park, and was able to raise more than $120. The proceeds benefitted Catholic Charities’ hurricane relief efforts, in which 98 percent of money raised went directly to relief efforts in Texas and affected areas. Andrew R. Liuzzo stands at the entrance of Park Place during Jamestown’s annual Labor Day festival. Liuzzo is pictured presenting a donation to St. James Parish pastor Father Darrell Duffy to be included in the church’s contribution to Catholic Charities’ hurricane relief fund.

City Resident Raises Money For Harvey Victims


Andrew R. Liuzzo of Jamestown raised money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey during Jamestown’s annual Labor Day festival. Liuzzo charged festival goers $5 to park at the Park Place apartments, adjacent to Bergman Park, and was able to raise more than $120. The proceeds benefitted Catholic ...

James Olson

Boys And Girls Club Hires Director Of Youth Sports And Rec


The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown has hired James C. “Jimmy” Olson as its new full-time director of youth sports and recreation. Olson is a Jamestown native, a graduate of Jamestown High School and is completing his Penn State University Bachelor of Science ...

Legal Records


JUDGMENTS JULY 24 2017 Discover Bank, vs. Kimberly A. Overton, $2,152.35. JUDGMENTS JULY 25, 2017 Capital One Bank USA NA, vs. Andrew Hill, $3,279.76. Credit Acceptance Corp., vs. Darrell F. Norrod, $8,598.96. JUDGMENTS JULY 26, 2017 Credit Acceptance Corp., vs. John M. ...

DiNapoli Says ‘Buy Local’ Plan Needs Improvement


The state Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Office of General Services are now directing all state agencies to submit better reporting of their purchases of New York-produced foods according to an audit by Thomas P. DiNapoli, state comptroller. “In 2013, in an effort to boost ...