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Gravity Built Wall No Match For Big Waves

DUNKIRK — Winds whipped at record setting heights Thursday night, making Halloween all but impossible for any trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Rain poured down, as trees, power lines and yard decor was torn to shreds, however, nothing in the city of Dunkirk was as decimated as the $4 million ...

Lower Demand Cited In 3Q Revenue Decline By Cummins

Lesser demand for trucks and construction equipment has driven a 3% decrease in third quarter revenues for Cummins Inc. Third quarter revenues for the company were $5.8 billion. Cummins officials said this week in a conference call with investors and media that the company projects 2019 ...

Lawmakers Propose Ban On Menthol Cigarettes

A pair of New York City legislators want to ban menthol cigarettes statewide. State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, has introduced legislation in the Senate to prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco products and accessories. The legislation, S.6809, was introduced Friday. ...

Fixing The Damage

LEON — Members of the Leon Historical Society are hoping to rebuild a beloved gazebo that was destroyed in a hit-and-run incident in September. The gazebo was situated in front of the historic Celebration Fellowship Church, on the corner of Leon New Albion Road and Route 62 in the town of ...

PVCS Board Names New Superintendent

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Central School District has found its next superintendent. The Pine Valley School Board of Education appointed Bryna Moritz-Booth to the superintendent position at a meeting Wednesday. Booth’s appointment becomes effective Dec. 1, under a three and a half ...

1 Killed In Cattaraugus County Crash

EAST OTTO — One person was killed and another seriously injured following a one-car crash Wednesday in Cattaraugus County. Deputies responded around 4:30 p.m. to the crash on East Otto-Springville Road in the town of East Otto for a report of occupants trapped in the vehicle. An ...

BPU Board Approves Solid Waste Increase

Jamestown Board of Public Utility customers will pay $2 more a billing period for solid waste disposal next year. David Leathers, BPU general manager, told The Post-Journal that the BPU on Monday approved the 2020 budget for solid waste, which included the $2 increase. The fee, prior to ...

‘You Can Be Anything’

SINCLAIRVILLE — Don Reinhoudt, known for moving ridiculously heavy objects, spoke to Cassadaga Valley students in an effort to lift their spirits. And his message was simple: Never give up. “Don’t ever, please, don’t ever sell yourself short,” said Reinhoudt, a former world’s ...

Candidates Discuss Challenges In District 16

Two candidates are running for the Chautauqua County Legislature District 16 seat on Nov. 5. The candidates include incumbent John Davis, who is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines, and Garrit Cain, who has been endorsed by the Libertarian Party. District ...

Legislature Candidate Creates Political Party

There’s a new political party in Chautauqua County. The newly created independent faction is the Cornerstone Party, which was created by Martin Proctor. Proctor is the District 18 Chautauqua County Legislature representative, who was appointed to the position after the death of David ...

Democrats, Republicans Both See Inane Legislation

Inane legislation is not the sole domain of either the Republicans or Democrats in the state Legislature. To wit, here are two pieces of legislation, one from each party, worth a chuckle. WHAT’S WRONG WITH PLYWOOD? A member of the state Legislature apparently doesn’t like the ...

‘Be Prepared’

It could be a windy night for area ghosts and goblins on Halloween. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a high wind watch for much of Western New York, including Chautauqua and Erie counties, from Thursday evening to Friday evening. The weather service said southwest winds ...

Meals On Wheels Celebrates 50 Years

“Our founders had the vision 50 years ago to help provide nutrition services in our community,” said Barrie Yochim, executive director of Meals on Wheels. “That vision helped set the plan that we now follow.” Meals on Wheels delivers meals to people usually over 60 years old who can ...

Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Local police departments have issued safety tips for parents and children as Halloween approaches. The Jamestown Police Department encouraged attendance at the city’s annual Halloween Fun Fest, sponsored by the city, to be held at the former Allen Park Ice Skating Rink on Thursday from ...

City Council Approves Equipment Purchases

The Jamestown City Council approved the purchase of new vehicles and equipment for the Public Works Department after discussing the Smart City Capital Investment program Monday. All but one of the city council members voted in favor of 10 new vehicles and equipment, with Andrew Liuzzo, ...

Distinction

At a recent meeting, the Noon Rotary Club of Jamestown awarded two Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Gail Donus and the late Peter Elofson. Donus was receiving her sixth Paul Harris Fellow Award and Elofson receiving his first. Accepting for Elofson were his wife Peggy and daughter ...

Pa. Man Charged In Theft Of Grave Stone

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed after a stolen grave stone was recovered last week. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies charged 58-year-old Edwin L. Stancliff with petit larceny and first-degree cemetery desecration, a class E felony in New York. Deputies had been looking into the ...

Candidates For Ward 5 Seat Debate Issues

Two candidates are running for the Jamestown City Council Ward 5 seat, which is known as the “ForestWard.” Incumbent Maria Jones, who is endorsed by the Democratic Party, is being challenged by Grant Olson, who is endorsed by the Republican Party. The Post-Journal asked each candidate ...

UPMC Cancer Center Open House Is Nov. 4

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Chautauqua began seeing patients this month and the public is invited to an open house on Monday, Nov. 4. The $1.2 million renovation project was completed this fall. Area residents have access to one of the largest, most comprehensive cancer networks ...

Fall Craft Fair Helps Spread Word About Library

FINDLEY LAKE — After more than 20 years, the Findley Lake Fall Craft Fair does much more than provide a day of handmade goods, food and good friends. “I definitely think it helps the library get the word out about their services,” said co-organizer Kelly McDonald. “Community events ...