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Honoring A HOF Coach And Friend

Taped to a wall in the bedroom of George Barone’s West Ellicott apartment — next to plaques and other mementos commemorating a lifetime of coaching youth baseball — is a handwritten note, dated a little more than two years ago. “Thanks so much for your Christmas card. I had a great ...

Most Area Districts Exceed State Grad Rates

Roughly three-quarters of school districts in The Post-Journal's readership area graduated at least 85% of their students in 2020. The state Education Department has released graduation rates for the 2016 cohort, students who first entered ninth grade in New York's public schools in 2016. ...

County Reports 122 New COVID Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. To date, 5,424 people have been confirmed to have the virus. Of the new cases, 20 involve people living in the Dunkirk zip code, nine in Fredonia, 20 in Jamestown. 14 in Bemus Point, seven in Brocton, ...

Injuries reported in afternoon accident in Brocton

BROCTON — A reported farming accident is believed to have resulted in serious injuries this afternoon. Volunteer firefighters from Brocton and Portland were called to Route 20 around 1:30 p.m. A medical helicopter was summoned to the scene, and landed at nearby Brocton Central School. ...

Rare Sedition Charge Gains Interest After Capitol Attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New York City landmarks. An Egyptian cleric, Sheikh Omar ...

Calls To Reopen Classrooms Grow As Teachers Get Vaccinated

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their ...

Western NY Man Arrested After Attending Riot At US Capitol

CHEEKTOWAGA (AP) — A Western New York man who told a Buffalo TV station he tried to light media equipment on fire as a "symbolic gesture" outside the U.S. Capitol last week was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday. Pete Harding was arrested at about 4 p.m. at a friend's home in Elma, New York, ...

Westfield Man Charged In Chokehold, Harassment Of Worker

WESTFIELD — A village resident has been charged with second-degree harassment and the criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation after an incident that occurred on Dec. 29. Westfield Police Department on Thursday said they investigated an incident involving a home health-care ...

County Reports 47th COVID Death, 105 New Cases

Another COVID-related death was reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, marking 47 during the pandemic. The county also recorded 105 new cases of the virus, totaling 5,302 to date. The number of active cases, meanwhile, went from 695 to 721, according to information ...

Search Of City Property Turns Up Drugs, Cash

The search of a Jamestown home resulted in the discovery of cocaine, a marijuana growing operation and money. The Jamestown Police Department on Thursday announced the execution of a warrant at 211 Hazzard St., part of an ongoing investigation nicknamed "Operation Crazy Ivan." The search ...

NY Allows Indoor Dining Again In Hot Spots Following Lawsuit

ALBANY (AP) — Restaurants in some COVID-19 hot spots in New York can once again offer limited indoor dining in the wake of the latest lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's virus restrictions. Up to four people per table can now dine indoors in seven so-called "orange zones" located in ...

Biden Unveiling $1.9T Plan To Stem Virus And Steady Economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged ...

12 COVID-Related Deaths Reported At Facility

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center officials in Dunkirk are confirming the worst. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 at the health-care facility are increasing by the day. Dawn Harsch, director of corporate communications for VestraCare, said 12 patients have died since the ...

State Authorizes Surge Diversion At Brooks-TLC

Brooks-TLC Hospital System has been under an EMS Surge Diversion, which was authorized by New York state on Tuesday evening. Mary E. LaRowe, president and chief executive officer of Brooks-TLC, said at one point during the evening, the the hospital on Central Avenue in Dunkirk was at 100% ...

Trump On Verge Of 2nd Impeachment After Capitol Siege

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly ...

Man Accidentally Shoots Self In Hand

A man required medical treatment after accidentally shooting himself in the hand Tuesday afternoon. Panama volunteer firefighters, along with Chautauqua County EMS and sheriff's deputies, were called shortly after 2 p.m. to a residence on Blockville Watts Flats Road in the town of Harmony. ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 3 New COVID Deaths

The Cattaraugus County Department of Health reported three additional COVID-related deaths. They involve an 84-year-old woman, 97-year-old man and 40-year-old woman. To date, 64 Cattaraugus County residents have died due to COVID-19 complications. "We extend our deepest condolences to ...

University, Fredonia Officers Honored For ‘Bravery’

FREDONIA — Three local police officers — Ian Hodkin of the State University of New York at Fredonia's University Police Department, and Ben Kravitz and Michael Hodkin, both of the Village of Fredonia Police Department — will receive awards for actions they took to de-escalate a ...

County Reports 46th COVID Death, 67 New Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported another COVID-related death on Wednesday, marking 46 to date during the pandemic and six in the last week. The county also recorded 67 new COVID cases, of which 21 involve people living in the Dunkirk zip code, six in Fredonia, 12 in ...

Brooks-TLC Says Vaccinations Are By Online-Appointment Only

Although Brooks-TLC Hospital System Inc. in Dunkirk has been designated as a COVID-19 vaccination site, the public is asked to not call the hospital regarding vaccinations at this time. Eligible community members should register online through the Department of Health website at ...