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Fatality Reported In Conewango Fire

CONEWANGO — Crews remain on scene of a structure fire reported early this morning in the town of Conewango in which witnesses at the scene say resulted in a fatality. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Route 62 in the town before 1 a.m. Several surrounding fire departments, ...

Falconer To Alter Annual Santa Parade

FALCONER — The Falconer Rotary and the village of Falconer have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's traditional Santa Claus parade. Instead, Santa Claus will be escorted by the Falconer Fire Department around the village on Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 10 a.m. To view ...

COVID-19 Cases Up Nearly 40% This Week In Warren County

WARREN, Pa. — Warren County has seen a nearly 40% increase in COVID-19 cases this week. On Monday, Pennsylvania Department of Health data listed the county at 111 cases. Friday's data shows a total of 154 with approximately 20 of those new cases announced in Friday's numbers. Statewide, a ...

Volunteers Kept Busy During Morning Fires

Local volunteer firefighters were kept busy this morning after three separate fires broke out within a couple of hours. Around 3 a.m., first responders from the Clymer Fire Department were called to 9968 King Road in French Creek for a reported fire inside a trailer. The single family unit ...

County Reports 16 New COVID Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking 151 in the last week. They include nine in the Fredonia zip code and one each in Frewsburg, Bemus Point, Dunkirk, Westfield, Gerry, Jamestown and Portland. There are currently 141 active cases ...

Resource Center Awards Celebration Friday

The achievements of people with disabilities and the efforts of those who support them will be showcased when The Resource Center holds its 32nd annual Ability Awareness Awards Celebration on Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Because of the pandemic, the celebration will be held ...

Southwestern To Go Remote, JPS Reports Another Positive Case

Southwestern Central School will go to remote learning Friday, Monday and Tuesday due to students and staff in quarantine within the community. "We received word today of additional staff that are required to quarantine," said Southwestern Superintendent Maureen Donahue. "As a direct result ...

County Reports 36 New COVID Cases; 140 In Last Week

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, in addition to 155 active cases of the coronavirus. Since last Friday, the county has reported 140 new cases of the virus. The new cases break down as follows: eight in the Jamestown zip code, three in ...

Family Members Dispute Man’s Cause Of Death

Family members are expressing their sadness and frustration after the unexpected passing of a dedicated West Ellicott man who was “very well loved.” Patricia Webb of Mesa, Ariz., said the death of her stepfather, Robert G. Forsberg Sr., was due to an ailing heart — not COVID-19. Webb ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 52 New COVID Cases, 23rd Death

The Cattaraugus County Department of Health reported its 23rd COVID-19-related death, a 77-year-old man who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment. "We extend our deepest condolences to his family and the entire Cattaraugus ...

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to seek emergency use of limited shot supplies as the catastrophic outbreak worsens across the globe. The ...

2 Teachers At JPS Test Positive For COVID-19

The Jamestown Public Schools District said it has been notified that two individuals — a teacher at Persell Middle School and a teacher at Ring Elementary School — have tested positive for COVID-19. Both were last in school Friday, and according to the district, there is no known connection ...

Parts Of Erie County Enter Orange Zone

Parts of Western New York, mostly in Erie County and areas to its north, will see greater restrictions due to increasing cases of COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that parts of Erie County that were in the state's designated "yellow zone" will now go to orange. Parts of the ...

COVID Hospitalizations Rise To 12; 14 New Cases

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Chautauqua County may be on the rise again. According to the numbers released today, 12 people are now in county health-care facilities with the virus through Tuesday, the Health Department said. That is an increase from seven on Monday. In addition, 14 new ...

‘Tired To The Bone’: Hospitals Overwhelmed With Virus Cases

Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas. Staff members are desperately calling around to other medical centers in search of open beds. Fatigue and frustration are setting in among front-line ...

Hundreds Still Without Power In South County

About 400 National Grid customers remain without power following Sunday's windstorm. Most of the outages, according to National Grid's power outage map, are expected to be resolved by 2-3 p.m. Tuesday. A powerful windstorm swept through the region around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, knocking down trees ...

Pa. Health Dept. Implements Travel, Mask Mitigation Efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced new COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including restrictions on coming into and out of the state as well as a more stringent mask wearing mandate. Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made the announcement in a 1 p.m. press conference. Anyone coming into ...

Man Who Pointed Shotgun At National Grid Employees Charged

A Bemus Point man who police say pointed a shotgun at two National Grid employees has been charged. New York State troopers along with Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded Friday to the Bemus Point area for a report of a disorderly person allegedly in possession of a firearm. An ...

Hanover Solar Project Gets County IDA Backing

A solar farm proposed in the town of Hanover has received financial assistance from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. The assistance will come in the form of a Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreement. Hanover PV, LLC, along with its parent company RIC Energy, is proposing ...

Crews Continue To Clear Debris Following Storm

The westbound lane of Third Street is closed between Stewart Avenue and Hallock Street as Jamestown Parks Department crews work to clean up a tree and debris following Sunday's windstorm.