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Sellers Beware

An internet listing for a Jamestown home for rent was a deal too good to be true. That much was evident for a local family who thought they had paid rent and security deposit on the newly listed property when they found themselves face-to-face with the home’s true owner. “I think ...

DA Rests In Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — The prosecution rested its case in the trial of a Jamestown man charged with the murder of a 16-month-old. Tyler Perez, 35, is facing charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for his alleged involvement in the death of Nayla Hodnett on April 17, 2014. It was ...

Guns Are Sought; 2 Charged By Police

Reports of shots being fired late Wednesday led to the discovery of stolen handguns and drugs, and two area residents are facing numerous charges. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded to 152 Bowen St. around 9:50 p.m. after several shots were believed to have been fired ...

Giving Back

CELORON — Joel Gaden has been giving back to the city of Jamestown for decades. For his efforts, he was presented the 2019 John D. Hamilton Community Service Award by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Thursday. Gaden and his late wife, Nancy, and their three children, moved to ...

Testimony Reveals Extent Of Injuries To 16-Month-Old

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s office said a Jamestown man, charged with the murder of a 16-month-old child in 2014, left the toddler to suffer and “did not care.” However, the public defender maintains that Tyler Perez is an innocent man. Perez, 35, is ...

Reed Reported To Be ‘In Good Condition’ After Collapse

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed was in good condition after he reportedly collapsed before he was set to appear on television Thursday. Multiple Washington-based media outlets said Reed, R-Corning, was in the rotunda of the Cannon Office Building in Washington, D.C., when the episode occurred around ...

‘Better And Better’

Almost 400 Jamestown children are beginning the 2019-20 school year with stronger reading skills after participating in the Jamestown Public Schools’ LEAP program this summer. Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education members heard a report during Tuesday’s meeting on the inaugural ...

Reg Lenna Director Resigning At End Of Sept.

The executive director of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is resigning at the end of the month. On Tuesday, Kathleen Eads, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts executive director told The Post-Journal she is officially resigning from the Reg Sept. 27. She is headed to St. Charles, Mo., to ...

Emergency Services Director: ‘There Is No Easy Fix’

MAYVILLE — Most emergency services personnel are more worried about how long it takes to transport a patient to a hospital during an emergency. However, because the wait time for an available transport for someone leaving the hospital is becoming so long, a new problem has arisen for ...

‘Concerned For My People’

As health officials investigate what might be causing hundreds of breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, owners of vapor stores are left in limbo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a ban on flavored vaping products Sunday. The state’s Public Health and ...

City Man Charged Following Police Pursuit

A Jamestown man who led police on a multi-state pursuit Tuesday is facing a host of charges. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department attempted to stop 39-year-old Larry L. Hicks around 3:40 p.m. in the area of Arnold and Maple streets. Hicks, who was driving a gray BMW, took off, ...

Clymer Principal, Board Member, Superintendent Resign

CYLMER – The Clymer Central School Board of Education accepted its third resignation within a week following Superintendent Ed Bailey’s last week. The resignations of Principal Corey Markham and board member Amanda Stapels were accepted during a special meeting Tuesday that was scheduled ...

Trump Names Ex-Lobbyists To Fill His Cabinet Posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The ...

Paddling Along

Sea Lion Project Ltd. officials believe there is a good chance the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry could return to action on Chautauqua Lake next year. Chris Flanders, Sea Lion Project Ltd. secretary, recently updated progress on the ferry. With much of the work previously required by the state ...

Selection Of Jury To Begin In Murder Case

MAYVILLE — Jury selection is set to begin today for a Jamestown man charged in the April 2014 death of a 16-month-old child. Tyler Perez, 35, has been jailed since March on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Perez, who is being represented by Chautauqua County ...

Regents Put On Hold Updated Grad Requirements

The state Board of Regents is going to take longer than originally planned to change the state’s graduation criteria. During its most recent meeting, Dr. Kimberly Young Wilkins, deputy commissioner of P12 instructional support, updated the board on the Department of Education’s work on ...

‘Wind, Rain And Snow’

Viola Swanson Carlson was born on March 3, 1925 in Jamestown. “I was a very healthy child,” she said. Her father worked at Crescent Tool for 45 years and her mother was a charge nurse at WCA Hospital and later became the head nurse in maternity after moving to Jamestown General ...

Bill Could Make Driving In Passing Lane Illegal

Legislation has been introduced in the state Senate to make driving in the passing lane without actually passing another vehicle illegal. S.6675A has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, was introduced in late August. It would create a violation of the state ...

Smith Returns To Hometown As Doctor At UPMC Chautauqua

“I really feel the community’s love and support,” said Dr. Jillian Smith upon coming home to Jamestown. Smith grew up in Jamestown, graduated from high school in 2008, before going to Buffalo for college and learning about emergency medicine. Now, she’s coming back home to work as a ...

Cuomo Pushes To Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cigarettes Ban

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a ...