High-Speed Pursuit Ends In Crash

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FLUVANNA — A high-speed pursuit ended in a crash late Friday. The pursuit, which at one time went through the city of Jamestown, led officers from multiple departments to Fluvanna. The Chase ended just off Route 60 on Van Cobb Road. Officers from Jamestown, Ellicott, state police and the ...


Methodist Ashville United Methodist 2108 N. Maple Street Ashville The Rev. Ray Gilman, Pastor Worship: 9:30 a.m. Thursday: Food Pantry, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday: Food Pantry, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bemus Point United Methodist Bemus-Ellery Road, Bemus Point The Rev. Dr. Bill ...

Alison Espin

Narcan Training At Mental Health Association Monday Evening


The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County are presenting a Narcan training at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. Alison Espin, a public health nurse at the Health Department, will instruct the class. Steven Cobb, Mental Health ...

Robin Valeri

Valeri To Deliver Lecture At Prendergast Library


Dr. Robin Valeri, professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University, will deliver the 13th annual Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture. Valeri will discuss the issue of hate groups in her presentation at the Prendergast Library on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. As a professor of psychology, Valeri ...

Randolph Church Launches Hurricane Bucket Brigade


Volunteers will be out in force in Randolph on Friday with their buckets seeking donations to help victims of the hurricane that devastated much of Puerto Rico. Organizers are Linda Inkley and Donna Chubon. Several churches will provide volunteers including East Randolph United Methodist ...

Gerry Officials Remind Area Residents Of Local Leash Law


Residents of the Town of Gerry please be advised that there is a leash law within the Town in which all dogs must be on their own property and when leaving their property they must be leashed or controlled at all times by the dog owner. Numerous complaints of dogs running loose within the ...

Ellery Seniors To Host Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 10


The Ellery Senior Citizens had their fall meetings at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Bemus Point. Ola Olson led devotions. In September, Kathy and Paul Benware were guests. The business meeting wasled by Marty Hunt, President, & began with the Flag Salute led by Miriam Price. Sam Genco ...

TOPS Chapter 721 Holds Regular Meeting In October


TOPS Chapter 721 Jamestown met on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for their regular meeting and program. The chapter recognized three members who have reached their health-care provider recommended weight goal. These members graduated into KOPS. Chapter 721 has more than ...

Sinclairville Seniors Citizens Plan Thanksgiving Dinner


SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met for a luncheon and a meeting in the Sinclairville Firehall Dining room. President Diman Smith welcomed all to the luncheon, and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the meal. There was a wide variety of food dishes with ample ...

The Rev. Carolyn Stow of Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church blessed the donations being given to the UCAN City Mission during a special service on Wednesday night. Members of the church collected more than two months worth of items used by the mission such as laundry soap, toiletries and other goods for the men who stay there.

Serving Saints

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While some might honor the dead on All Saints Day, Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church chose to honor the living. In a special All Saints Day service at the UCAN City Mission in Jamestown, members of Kidder Memorial donated more than two months worth of toiletries and personal items to ...

The memorial plaque that is displayed in the Dunkirk High School courtyard.

Dunkirk Remembers Six Students Killed In Crash With Train

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According to an article in the Nov. 2, 1987, edition of the Dunkirk Evening Observer: “The accident happened at about 3:22 a.m. at the South Roberts Road grade crossing when the driver of the southbound car drove around the flashing signal gate and into the path of a westbound train, police ...

Deputy Chad Wright and K-9 Link pose for a photo Wednesday at the Sheriff's Office's training grounds in Dewittville. K-9 Link reportedly helped track down a man Thursday in Stockton. 
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K-9 Tracks Down Man Wanted On Felony Warrants

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A K-9 with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is being credited with helping to track down a Stockton man wanted on multiple felony warrants who reportedly attempted to enter a residence Thursday. Sheriff's deputies responded at about 10:15 a.m. to a residence on James Road in Stockton. ...

The demolition of the former ambulance parking garage at UPMC Chautauqua WCA was started Monday for the construction of the new two-story addition to create a women's and maternity care center and inpatient adolescent and adult mental health units. The project is expected to be completed by May 2019.
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UPMC Chautauqua WCA Starts Construction On Addition

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The $20 million construction of a new two-story addition to create a women's and maternity care center and inpatient adolescent and adult mental health units at UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital has started. Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua WCA vice president of operations, said the ...

Area Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Brittany Hinson, 22, of Jamestown was charged Monday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing following an altercation over a ripped Halloween costume. According to police, officers responded to Sterns Street after a ...

Five Jailed After Tip Leads JPD To Wanted Persons

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An anonymous tip led to the discovery of several wanted area residents Wednesday, the Jamestown Police Department announced. Officers responded around 2 p.m. to 706 Cherry St. on a tip that a wanted person was inside an apartment at the location. While there, police found Jamestown residents ...

Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost explained a two-phase water project at a special meeting of the Celoron Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday night. Phase one will begin as soon as possible and will allow residents in the area the opportunity to connect to the waterline. 
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Celoron Trustees Give Green Light To Water Main Project

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CELORON — Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost is hoping residents in the Butler Avenue area will have access to clean municipal water by Thanksgiving. In a special meeting, Schrecengost presented a two-phase plan which would provide access to a water main line from the Jamestown Board of ...

The Jamestown Concert Association will host world-renowned and award-winning pianist Nikita Mndoyants in a Friday concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church beginning at 8 p.m.
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JCA To Present Award-Winning Pianist Mndoyants In Friday Concert

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For the second concert of its 2017-18 season, the Jamestown Concert Association will treat its audiences to the virtuosic piano stylings of Nikita Mndoyants. Mndoyants, a world-renowned pianist, and winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, will perform at St. Luke’s ...

Zoning Board Tables Cell Tower Variance Request, Again

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Residents who live near Hillcrest Baptist Church are still against the proposal to construct a cellphone tower in a residential neighborhood. On Wednesday, the city Zoning Board of Appeals again heard the petition for a use and area variances on behalf of Verizon Wireless for a cellphone ...

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Chief Still Recovering Following Oct. Crash

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A member of the Jamestown Fire Department remains sidelined due to injuries sustained in a crash while on duty last month. Battalion Chief Andrew Finson said he is still experiencing headaches and some tingling in his body following the Oct. 20 crash, which occurred near the intersection of ...

Sheridan Supervisor Cited By DEC For Illegal Demolition

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SHERIDAN — After completing a months-long investigation, an environmental conservation officer for the state Department of Environmental Conservation Jerry Kinney found that Lou Delmonte, supervisor for the town of Sheridan, performed an illegal demolition of his commercial building located ...