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Silver Creek Standoff Ends In Surrender

SILVER CREEK — There was some high drama in this village after the noon hour. Elm Street was closed and neighbors in the area were told to shelter in place as Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were involved with a suspect wanted in an aggravated assault incident in Florida. After a ...

Come To The Table For CASA Goes Virtual

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County announces its 12th Annual Come to the Table 2020-Reimagined fundraiser to be held on Thursday, July 23 on the Facebook event page, 12th Annual Come to the Table 2020-Reimagined! Bidding opens at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Guests will ...

Downtown Warren Hotel Plans Progressing

The City of Warren and an adjacent property owner are working on an agreement with the Redevelopment Authority that would result in the development of a downtown hotel. The scenario discussed on Wednesday would result in the elimination of Breeze Point Landing as a public park in order to ...

Theater Reopenings Go In Slow Motion

WARREN, Pa. — For movie-goers south of the New York state border, the shows are starting to go on. As part of the reopening of Pennsylvania, lawmakers have given the green light for theaters to open with no more than 250 people in attendance. For Wendy McCain, executive director of the ...

Southwestern Middle School Announces Triple ‘C’ Award Winners

Hannah Dearman and Mallory Lohnes are Southwestern Middle School’s recipients for this year’s Triple “C” award. The faculty nominates students who have shown “Character, Courage, and Commitment” throughout their middle school years. Hannah and Mallory were honored at the ...

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported In County

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department, while the percentage of positive cases compared to tests given is now about 0.85%. Chautauqua County has had 131 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15,262 negative tests. The county ...

Wandering Toddler Leads To Charges Against Mom

A Jamestown mother is facing four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after the toddler was found wandering in the area of Burtsch Street. Jamestown police say they were advised by multiple civilians that the child was wandering alone for one hour. Officers did eventually locate the ...

Dunkirk Man Charged After Cocaine Delivery

A Dunkirk man is facing federal charges after receiving a package with 2 pounds of cocaine via U.S. mail. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, after receiving information from the U.S. Postal Service that Hector D. Santos-Morales, 30, of 109 S. Beaver St. was going to be receiving a ...

1891 Run For The Opera House Turns Virtual Due To COVID-19

FREDONIA —Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on large public gatherings in place throughout New York state, the 1891 Run for the Fredonia Opera House scheduled for Sunday, July 19, has become a virtual run/walk with an expanded race period that begins on July 19 and ends on July ...

Redefining Our Sense Of Self

How do you define yourself? Often, we define ourselves using a job title, a degree, or some form of a simple answer using as little words as possible. Does that simple answer really capture who we are? At any given time, most of us wear multiple hats that encompass a laundry list of duties, ...

Boys & Girls Club Offering Summer Day Camp

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club is offering summer day camp at 62 Allen St. The camp will run July 6 through August 21. There is a full day option for working parents with drop off between 7:30 8:30 a.m. (no late drop off). . The cost for the full day is $100/week with ...

Boys And Girls Club Presents Awards

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club recently presented awards to its members through a socially distant format. Over 100 members were recognized for participation and achievement during the past year. Some members received certificates and small prizes in the mail. On Tuesday ...

Westfield Blaze

WESTFIELD — The owners of the destroyed Kiss BBQ restaurant are hoping the community will help them rebuild their restaurant. Around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, fire crews from Westfield and Portland responded to the blaze at 7454 Route 20. The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation team conducted ...

Library Sees Changes After Reopening

LAKEWOOD — When the Lakewood Memorial Library opened its doors to the public Wednesday, library patrons saw many changes from the time the library was forced to close in mid-March. Director Shannon Taylor took advantage of the closure to re-configure and re-arrange the library’s holding ...

City Man Charged, Waives Hearing

The Jamestown man charged with impersonating an officer an invoking COVID-19 to get out of work has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Christopher M. Hawkins, 46, 120 Fulton St., was charged by City of Warren police earlier this month. He faces two misdemeanor counts — ...

Zoning Board OKs Variances For Gateway Lofts

The developers of the Gateway Lofts project are on a roll when it comes to gaining approvals from city officials. On Wednesday, the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals approved two area variances for the Gateway Lofts Project. One regarded the number of proposed parking spaces. The city’s ...

Elections Board To Certify Results

MAYVILLE — Returned absentee and affidavit ballots from the June 23 Primary Elections will be counted and added to election night totals this week, announce Election Commissioners Norman P. Green and Brian C. Abram. A total of 5,431 Democratic Presidential Primary absentees were mailed out ...

Oversized Truck Hauling Junk Vehicle Pulls Down Power Lines

These photos taken by Debbie Johnston, show an oversized truck hauling a junk car on Route 474, Ashville Tuesday afternoon. According to State Police, the hauler went under some power lines and took down wires in both Busti and North Harmony. This resulted in a 30 minute power outage, which ...

Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is in immediate need of volunteers at several of our Senior Wellness and Nutrition sites. The agency notes if volunteers cannot be found, the program may have to reduce the number of days meal ...

Cuomo Adds Eight States To Travel Quarantine List

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has added eight additional states to a list that requires travelers returning to New York to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. The quarantine applies to any person arriving ...