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Dunkirk Pier Mishap Results In Lawsuit

MAYVILLE — A lawsuit filed last month in state Supreme Court in chautauqua County in Mayville is seeking damages for health-care costs after an injury occurred in August 2018 during a Music on the Pier event in Dunkirk. Judith Bohn, a Dunkirk resident, names the city of Dunkirk in her ...

Health Careers Academy Set To Open July 22

FREDONIA — A new, state-of-the-art health care training facility is preparing to serve as a pillar of support for the Greater Chautauqua area. The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Health Careers Academy and Training Center will open its doors to health care professionals on July 22 at ...

Special Occasion

Serving as ushers at the 2019 graduation for the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology, it was with surprise that Britta Johnson and Alexander James “AJ” Putt were called forward before the ceremonies concluded by Martin Messina. Johnson and Putt each received a $2,000 tuition assistance ...

Disagreements, Flag On Display Lead To Lawsuit

HANOVER - A lawsuit over an offensive flag on display at an address on Hanover Road remains ongoing as the case prepares to head to court. The lawsuit stems from a series of disagreements between two neighbors, all of whom show no signs of letting up, and culminating into the pathetic marvel ...

State Comptroller Releases IDA Report

The 109 Industrial Development Agencies in New York state reported providing $751 million in net tax exemptions for local economic development efforts in 2017, up more than 5% from 2016, according to a report issued in May by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The gap in net job gains ...

‘People’s Choice’

FINDLEY LAKE — Kiss was rocking the shoreline and the Beatles were making waves, but when all was said and done, it was the Beach Boys, complete with screaming fans on board who took the top award at the Findley Lake Fourth of July Boat Parade. This Independence Day marked the 30th ...

South Valley Man Makes Fake 911 Call, Faces Charges

SOUTH VALLEY — A South Valley resident faces charges after allegedly making a fake 911 call in late June. Joshua A. Haney, 38, of 12273 Bone Run Road, South Valley, was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Dept. ...

Citizen Tips Lead To City Man Being Taken Into Police Custody

Citizen tips led to drug charges against a Jamestown man on Wednesday. Lucas A. Smyczek, 31, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday at Cherry and West ...

In Findley Lake, Everything’s Just Ducky At The Waterwheel

FINDLEY LAKE — People shouted “Here they come!” as 1,400 plastic ducks bobbled their way through the spillway at the Findley Lake waterwheel on Thursday. Excitement was high and people stood on the bridge, platform, roadway and even the rocks to see which duck would arrive at the ...

Variety Of Services

FORECON, Inc., a professional consulting forestry firm, recently celebrated its 65th year in business. FORECON has provided forestry and natural resource management services to private, industrial, municipal and governmental forest landowners since Curt Bauer started the business in 1954 ...

Rotary Club Sets Annual Fly-In

DUNKIRK — The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club will be welcoming a classic World War II-era training aircraft at its 55th Annual Fly-In Breakfast on Sunday at the Chautauqua County Airport / Dunkirk at 3389 Middle Road. The Buffalo Heritage Squadron, a non-profit organization based at the ...

P-TECH Holds First Graduation Ceremony

DUNKIRK — For many area high school seniors, commencement acts as the close of one chapter and the beginning of another. For WNY P-TECH College & Career Academy students, this ceremony serves as a reminder that the journey is just beginning. “You’ve accomplished so much in your four ...

Ribbon Winners

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. has announced the winners of various events that took place over the past weekend during the Cherry Creek Independence Day Celebration. The festival began with the Cruise-In on Friday evening with 85 vehicles registered and ...

From Flint To Chautauqua, Change A City’s Narrative

CHAUTAUQUA – Flint, Mich., can rebuild. That was the message from those looking to change the city’s narrative that it’s a lost cause. From Flint to the Amphitheater stage inside Chautauqua Institution, Lev Hunter, founder and owner of The Daily Brew in Flint; Anna Clark, journalist ...

Sinclairville Man Faces Sex Abuse Charge

ELLINGTON — A Sinclairville man has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse involving a juvenile. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report an investigation was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division into a report of a suspicious situation. Through an investigation, it was ...

DEC Files Charges In Seizure Of Illegal Reptiles

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that Environmental Conservation Police Officers charged an Allegany man with multiple violations in connection with an ongoing investigation into the illegal possession and sale of wildlife, ...

Detour Ahead

Harrison Street has closed near the Harrison Street Bridge for its replacement project. Construction is scheduled to last about five months with a plan to reopen in November. Harrison Street, between Foote Avenue and Main Street, will be closed to traffic during construction and a detour will ...

Family Of Owen Miller Encourages Kindness

MAYVILLE — Standing in front of Chautauqua Lake Central School’s Class of 2019, Aimee Rowe repeated one key piece of advice, always pursue kindness. For the last nine months, Rowe, her family and her friends have been spreading the importance of kindness following the tragic death of her ...

Falconer Man Dies In 2-Car Ohio Crash On Interstate

By SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A Falconer man was killed in a two-car crash early Tuesday. The Ohio State Highway Police said 20-year-old Matthew W. Eskeli IV died from injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 70 in Clark County. The collision took place around 2:30 a.m. Patrol officers ...

Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Involving Motorcycle

FREWSBURG — A woman has been charged after a motorcyclist was struck near Frewsburg last week. The name of the woman was not released Tuesday by the Carroll Police Department. However, police said the driver came to the department to report the incident that took place June 25 at the ...