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City Council Continues Constables Discussion

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Even though the conversation wasn’t supposed to be about constables, the Jamestown City Council discussed the subject once again during its work session meeting Monday. Todd Thomas, city clerk and administrative services director, invited Lt. Tim Kindberg of the Chautauqua County ...

Sen. Coons Calls Attention To Russia During Institution Visit

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CHAUTAUQUA — “Know who you are,” Sen. Chris Coons told an audience Monday inside the Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution. Coons’ lecture was tailored to the Chautauqua Institution’s fourth week theme of “Russia and the West,” and came the same day President Donald ...

‘Pure Country’ Band To Perform In Cherry Creek

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CHERRY CREEK — The 2018 Cherry Creek Summer Gazebo Concert Series will continue Thursday evening in the pavilion of the Cherry Glen, located at 7175 North Road, in Cherry Creek. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Slated as a “barnless barn dance,” featured artists for the evening ...

Trump Embraces Longtime US Foe, Doubting Own Intel

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HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence ...

Farmer Neighbor Dinner Slated For Aug. 14

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ELLINGTON — Cornell Cooperative Extension will host the third annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Grandview of Ellington, 1116 West Hill Road, Ellington. The program will begin at 5 p.m. with appetizers and an opportunity to visit with vendors. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. ...

Annual Laurel Memorial Run To Begin This Week

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Hundreds of people will come together this week in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities when the 22nd annual Laurel Memorial Run and Walk takes place. The event was created by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek in honor of their oldest daughter, Laurel, ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ STOCKTON — Deputies responded Saturday to an injury accident on Route 380 in the town of Stockton. Deputies said Andrew Olson, 29, of Sinclairville, was southbound when he veered off the northside of the road and struck a tree head-on. He suffered a ...

Waiting For Answers

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LAKEWOOD — The search for a missing boater who police say may have jumped into Chautauqua Lake for a swim entered its second day Sunday. No sign of the man, identified as 47-year-old Timothy D. Yocum of Falconer, was found following an extensive search from several local agencies, ...

(10:11 AM) County Charges Pair In $71K Welfare Fraud Case

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Two county residents face charges after allegedly receiving nearly $75,000 in public assistance benefits they were allegedly not entitled to receive. Emily M. Farham, 39, of Rood Road, Sinclairville, and Paul E. Farnham, 39, of Norton Place, Fredonia, were charged after Chautauqua County ...

(3:20 PM) Body Discovered In Chautauqua Lake

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A body has been discovered in Chautauqua Lake near Belleview, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The discovery was made around 3 p.m. as crews were searching for a missing boater — Timothy Yocum, 47, of Falconer — who reportedly went into the water Saturday afternoon. ...

(5:54 PM) Minor Injuries Suffered In Rollover Crash

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ELLERY -- Minor injuries were reported following a rollover crash Monday evening. The crash, on Fluvanna Avenue Extension at Bentley Avenue, was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. Fluvanna firefighters were summoned to the scene. The driver reportedly suffered only minor injuries in the ...

(6:10 PM) Police Confirm Falconer Man Recovered From Lake

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The body recovered from Chautauqua Lake on Monday was that of Timothy Yocum, who went missing on the lake Saturday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office confirmed the discovery after divers found the 47-year-old Falconer man around 2:50 p.m. In a press release, the Sheriff's ...

(7 PM) Narcan Administered After Motorist Found Unresponsive

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RIPLEY — A North East, Pa., man was administered naloxone after he was found unresponsive in his car last week. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and members of the Ripley Fire Department were summoned to Shortman Road in Ripley on Friday around 2 p.m. for a reported overdose victim. ...

Briefly

Briefly

Princess Club To Host Sessions The Princess Club, a community based girls club that has been going on for six years, will have a six-week session on Thursdays through Aug. 30, from 5 -7 p.m. for girls between the ages of 4 and 15. Jamestown High School students who want to participate to earn ...

Correction

Corrections

A story in Thursday’s edition of The Post-Journal incorrectly gave the year of Annie Oakley’s marriage to Frank Butler. Historians site Oakley as either being married to Butler in 1881 in Ohio or via the marriage certificate with the date June 20, 1882, in Windsor, Ontario.

‘Problem’ At Power Plant Causes City Blackout

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Power to numerous substations was cut due to a “problem” at the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities power plant, causing an electrical outage for several sections of the city late Saturday and early Sunday. Becky Robbins, BPU spokeswoman, said crews were called to repair the outage ...

Hanover Beach Remains Closed Due To Lack Of Lifeguards

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HANOVER — Visitors to Hanover Town Beach have taken notice of the lifeguard chair, which has been vacant all summer, as well as fewer Sheriff’s cars, compared to previous summers, to patrol busy beach areas. According to town councilman Bernie Feldmann, Jr., “Since my five years on the ...

Identification Expected Soon After Body Found

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SHERMAN — Identification of a body found late last week near the site of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival is expected by the end of the week. The discovery came after a nearly weeklong search for a missing Warren County, Pa., man last seen at the Heron Farm and Event Center in rural ...

(10:32 AM) Overnight Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE Alicia Kelsey, 32, of Falconer was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny at 1:25 p.m. Sunday after Jamestown police officers responded to a home on Jones and Gifford Avenue for a reported domestic dispute. Kelsey allegedly pulled a sink off the wall ...