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Assessments Provide Evaluations For Seniors

As people grow older, parts of their bodies grow weaker; cognitive assessments for senior citizens are one way to point out where aging minds need help. Kara Johnson, social work director for Heritage Village in Gerry, is a licensed master social worker familiar with both clinical service and ...

Shootings Create Rippling Network Of Stricken Survivors

CHICAGO — Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Seven years ago, a white supremacist invaded a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six worshippers, among them, Kaleka’s father. Now, whenever another gunman bloodies another town, Kaleka ...

Pa. Audit: Number Of Hunting Licenses On The Decline

WARREN, Pa. — Hunting is a major economic driver in Pennsylvania, and the state’s auditor general has some suggestions for the Game Commission with regard to finances. In a release last week about the audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the ...

‘Crack The Code’

Up from their seats onto the stage, the Jamestown Business College Class of 2019 completed a piece of their journey while being encouraged to remain kind going forward. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Crack the code,” said Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua Vice President of ...

Jobs Grow In NYS; Numbers Less Than National Rate

Private sector job growth is growing in New York state, but the rate of growth is less than the national rate and job growth is still lagging in the state’s rural areas compared to the New York City area. The April jobs report, released recently by the state Labor Department, did provide ...

Teachers Key; Textbooks Are Being Phased Out

Textbooks aren’t as key as teachers a new study says, Jamestown Public Schools officials agreed during a time when the traditional textbook is being phased out. During a transition to a more hands-on teaching experience, textbooks become less and less frequent while the focus remains on ...

Dual Paths For Students Are Offered At JPS

In the Jamestown Public Schools District, a shift in curriculum has seen a prioritization of two post-graduation pathways: college and career readiness – especially during a time when higher education can be seen as a financial burden. “There’s other kids,” said Michelle McDowell, ...

Preserve, Promote

A regional nature club has just started its 2019 schedule. Based in Warren, Pa., the Allegheny Outdoor Club plans Sunday outdoor excursion trips to the northwestern parts of the state. A typical trip involves outdoor activities to a state park and/or trail, campgrounds and similar ...

City Man Charged After Incidents On Wilson Place

A Jamestown man faces charges after breaking into two Wilson Place homes early this morning. Officers responded to the first home after the resident heard someone enter the home through the kitchen window. The resident confronted the burglar, who then ran out of the home. While officers were ...

Suspicious Male Approaches JPS Student

Jamestown police are investigating a suspicious situation involving a student walking to school near Burr Place and Price Street Friday. At about 9 a.m. police and the Jamestown Public Schools District reported a man approaching a 12-year-old child as the child was walking to school. The ...

11 Killed In Virginia Beach Shooting; Suspect Dead

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him, authorities said. Four other people were wounded in the shooting, ...

Gold Award

If Girl Scout Alexis Barron’s lifestyle could be summed up in one word, it would be “rowing.” Propelling herself forward, whether across lake and river waters or through successful journeys through high school and scouting, Barron’s had an eye for rowing ever since middle school ...

Lawmakers Urge Banning Sale Of Crib Bumper Pads

The state Senate has passed legislation that would ban the sale of crib bumber pads in New York state. S.3788A, sponsored by Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland/Westchester, would also end the use of crib bumber pads in daycare facilities. Crib bumper pads are commonly sold by stores as ...

Findley Lake Acquires New Weed Harvester

Chautauqua Lake isn’t the only county body of water gearing up for a summer season of aquatic weed harvesting. The Findley Lake Watershed Foundation acquired a mechanical weed harvester that can cut 1 foot wider and 1 foot deeper than the former harvester the group had used to remove the ...

Trump Slaps 5% Tariff On Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American ...

‘A Need Every Day’

G.A. Family Services has more than 100 foster children who have been placed in caring homes of foster parents. May is National Foster Care Month and Kara Kloss, G.A. Family Services family resources coordinator, said they need to find foster parents to care for a foster child every day. ...

Students Tackle SWAT Training As Part Of Program

Chautauqua County students underwent a simulated SWAT training obstacle course in association with the Erie-2 BOCES criminal justice program. https://youtu.be/KWoLLkDQEJI Under the supervision of the Jamestown Police Department and members of its SWAT team, criminal justice students took a ...

Clymer Resubmits School Budget

CLYMER – The Clymer Central School District will again need a supermajority approval of 60 percent at the upcoming school budget revote. After being defeated May 21, the Clymer School Board of Education approved a nine percent tax levy increase for the proposed 2019-20 school budget, ...

Statement Fuels Calls For Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s first — and possibly last — public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls on Capitol Hill to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far ...

Weekend Launch

The Chautauqua Belle is docked at McCrea Point Park and will be ready to launch this weekend to take riders along the Chadakoin River to Celoron. On Tuesday, city and Chautauqua Belle officials hosted a ceremonial lease signing at McCrea Point Park with the historic steamboat docked and ...