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Emotions Run High On First Day Of Lopez Trial

MAYVILLE — An emotional sister and a disputed video highlighted the first day of the second-degree manslaughter case regarding Ashleyanne Lopez-Lopez. Lopez is on trial for the death of 15-year old Jefrena Brown, which resulted in her death last year. Friday’s proceedings started slow, ...

State Would Automatically Register Voters Under Bill

ALBANY (AP) — New York would automatically add any citizen that fills out a state form to the voting rolls under a revised bill set to head to the state Senate. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is scheduled to push for the bill alongside voting advocates and other Democrats ...

On The Tracks

WARREN, Pa. — Two people escaped serious injuries when the truck they were in was struck by a train Wednesday morning in Starbrick. According to Conewango Township Police, the driver of the one-ton dump truck failed to see or hear the train as he was driving south on Robin Lane near ...

Alliance Shows Lake Aquatic Data Mapping Presentation

STOW — Macrophyte surveys might be used in the future to help guide management decisions when it comes to herbicide applications and weed harvesting in Chautauqua Lake. On Thursday, Taylor West, Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance communications coordinator, gave a ...

Police Warn Of Thefts From Unlocked Vehicles

The theft of a loaded handgun from an unlocked vehicle overnight Thursday has prompted the Jamestown Police Department to remind city residents to avoid leaving valuable items out prime for the taking. The handgun was reportedly taken from a pickup truck parked in a driveway on the south ...

Special Ed. Advisory Position Is Created

FREWSBURG —The Frewsburg Central School Board of Education created a new advisory position to oversee certain special educational athletic programs in the school district. Through the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools, a program previously approved by the board, the school district ...

‘Deeply Grateful’

State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, took the oath of office Wednesday as the representative of the 57th State Senate District. The ceremony took place in the Senate Chamber just prior to the official start of the 2020 Legislative Session. Borrello was joined by his family and members ...

Train Strikes Truck In Warren County

WARREN, Pa. — Two people escaped serious injuries when the truck they were in was struck by a train Wednesday morning in Starbrick. According to Conewango Township Police, the driver of the one-ton dump truck failed to see or hear the train as he was driving south on Robin Lane near ...

Snow Squall Moves Across City

Near whiteout conditions moved over downtown Jamestown on Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a snow squall warning for a large swath of southern Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, reducing visibility for many motorists between 9-9:30 a.m. Several crashes were ...

Charges Filed After Dogs Rescued In Warren County

WARREN, Pa. — A story reported in November about the rescue of 46 dogs from a property in Pittsfield Township, Pa., now includes more details, including the name of the man alleged to be responsible for their care and the names of many of the dogs. Michael Dixon, 61, faces three charges ...

Zoning Board Approves Special Use Permit

A Lakewood businesses is looking to expand into the city of Jamestown. On Wednesday, the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special use permit for Classic Brass Inc. According to the petition submitted to the zoning board, Classic Brass Inc., located at 2051 Stoneman Circle, ...

New District 10 Legislator Nomination Expected Soon

MAYVILLE — The new legislator for District 10 could be approved later this month. On Tuesday, PJ Wendel, county executive, told The Post-Journal that a nominee should be named by the time the Chautauqua County Legislature holds its next monthly voting session meeting. Wendel was ...

Resting On Its Roof

At least one person was taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning. Volunteer firefighters from Cassadaga and Sinclairville were called to the crash around 9:30 a.m. at 6624 Route 60. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and County EMS also responded to ...

Weekend Winter Festival Returns Feb. 14

MAYVILLE — The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce announced that its 34th annual Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival will take place Feb. 14-16 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The event, a tradition since 1987, will feature winter activities, contests for children and ...

Legislature Sees New Committee Assignments

MAYVILLE — With a new Chautauqua County Legislature chairman and new legislators, there are new committee assignments for 2020. Last week, Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point, was elected during the annual organizational meeting to be the Chautauqua County Legislature chairman. As a result, he ...

Penhollow Updates Falconer School Board On Annexation

The Falconer Central School Board of Education again heard discussion regarding the potential annexation of a city of Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street Substation that is located within the school district. The city of Jamestown began a second annexation attempt of the BPU ...

Demo Planned

A former auto repair shop in Jamestown is scheduled to be demolished today after the building’s roof collapsed. Crystal Surdyk, acting director of the Jamestown Department of Development said the former Quality Rebuilders at 823 Clinton St. should be coming down today following ...

Teachers Receive ‘Gold Standard’ Certification

FREDONIA — Two teachers from the Fredonia Central School district have achieved a “gold standard” national certification, according to the New York State United Teachers. Shannon Ciciotti and Sarah Graham, both exceptional needs specialist and early childhood through young adulthood ...

Investigation Ongoing In Crash That Killed Man

The Jamestown Police Department is continuing its investigation into a Dec. 26 crash that killed an 86-year-old man walking his bicycle. The crash took place at Newland and Chautauqua avenues in Jamestown around 1:30 p.m. Police said the man, who has not been identified by name, was struck ...

Bill Would Allow Ice Cream To Be Made With Liquor

New Yorkers can already purchase ice cream made with wine, beer and hard cider. Next on the menu could be ice cream and frozen desserts made with liquor. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo recently introduced A.8732 to allow the manufacture and sale of new brands of alcohol-infused treats. ...