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City Man Charged With Attempted Robbery At An Ellicott Bank

A Jamestown man who attempted a rob an Ellicott bank before being escorted out by a customer was taken into custody Monday morning. Officers with the Ellicott Police Department were called at about 11:50 a.m. to Community Bank, 1982 E. Main St. Ext. An investigation found that the man — ...

Ongoing Search

ASHVILLE — A search is scheduled to resume this morning for a man who went missing on Chautauqua Lake amid a storm that hit the county on Sunday afternoon. The adult man, a woman and three children had been swimming off Longview Avenue near a boat as the storm came in, according to ...

Public Safety Committee Looks To Rank Priorities

Chautauqua County is asking its public safety department heads to rank priorities should the county need to make drastic cuts. During the legislature’s Public Safety Committee meeting, chairman Terry Niebel, R-Sheridan, noted the committee has been asked to rank and prioritize mandated and ...

Local Filmmaker Begins Work On First Feature

At first glance, the quiet streets and rural atmosphere of Gerry may not seem like the obvious location to shoot a feature-length film. But compelling stories are always a reflection of those who tell them, and for filmmaker Travis Carlson, Gerry is where everything starts. A 2009 ...

Bill Would Crack Down On Protection Order Violators

Those who violate a valid order of protection could find themselves behind bars for at least 30 days. Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Fresh Meadows, recently introduced A.10787 in the state Assembly. Companion legislation, S.4711, was introduced in the state Senate by Sen. Kevin Parker, ...

UPDATE: Crews Search For Man Reported Missing On Lake

ASHVILLE — Several agencies took part in a large search of Chautauqua Lake off Ashville after a man was reported missing. Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone told The Post-Journal that a family was on a boat off Longview Avenue on Sunday afternoon when the man was said to have gone ...

JPS Teacher Collects Stories Of COVID’s Front Lines

Michael Tuccio likes to stay active. Between his work as a teacher in the Jamestown Public Schools district and constantly supporting his kids in their various activities, the Fredonia resident is rarely dormant — an attribute that posed a challenge in the wake of a statewide shutdown and ...

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdown

Eyewitness reports paint a frightening picture of what happened on Barnes Road in the town of Portland Thursday, where a tornado touched down just before 5 p.m. The dark funnel cloud reportedly held large tree limbs hovering in midair and hurled a semi-trailer 150 yards, in addition to heavily ...

Eviction Order For Brewery Entered

An eviction order and warrant sought for several months by the developer of a building that houses the now-closed Jamestown Brewing Company has officially been entered by a state Supreme Court judge in Erie County. Judge Timothy Walker had signed the order June 30, but held off on filing it ...

Wicked Weather

Asher Tefft of Forestville nearly had a front row seat to a tornado on Thursday. Tefft was at a friend’s house near the family’s grape fields when a funnel cloud began forming in the sky about 30-50 feet away. “It was really raining, storming, really windy,” Tefft said. “But ...

Reed Talks Stimulus Package, Pandemic

What the next federal stimulus package will look like and the most important message to residents as the economy reopens were just a couple of the topics discussed during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s Congressional Breakfast. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, joined ...

County Officials Say Increase In Virus Caused By Younger People

Chautauqua County has gone up from 0.4% positive cases in late June to 1.5% positive COVID-19 cases in early July. County health officials are blaming the increase on young people. “We have some younger folks who have been cooped up for a long time. They’re now getting out and about and ...

Bulk Of New, Active COVID Cases Reported In South County

Once a hotspot for COVID cases in Chautauqua County, the north end has been eclipsed by a surge of new and active cases in the south county. According to statistics by the county Health Department, there have been 64 total cases in the north end (the Dunkirk-Fredonia area) during the ...

Honoring Their Own

Officers from several area police departments paid tribute to a fallen member of the Jamestown Police Department during a procession Wednesday morning. A line of officers, as well as firefighters and city officials, lined the front of the department’s East Second Street headquarters to ...

Borrello Seeks To Establish Commission

State Sen. George Borrello is co-sponsoring legislation establishing a temporary state commission to study and investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic response on state nursing homes. If passed, S.8756 would create a commission that includes five members: one each appointed by the ...

Eighth COVID-19 Death Is Reported

An elderly male who was living outside New York state is the eighth death tied to COVID-19 in Chautauqua County, the Health Department announced on Wednesday. “We have received notification that a resident of Chautauqua County has died from ongoing complications of COVID-19 in an out of ...

Heritage Ministries Monitoring Virus Spike At Pa. Facility

The staff of Heritage Ministries is continuing to monitor a COVID-19 outbreak at its Rolling Fields Elder Care Community in Conneautville, Pa. On Monday, The Meadville Tribune reported that at least 22 employees and residents of Rolling Fields in Conneautville had tested positive for ...

On Solid Ground

STOW—The Bemus Point-Stow Ferry was lifted from its moorings in Chautauqua Lake by a crane on Tuesday to begin hull repairs. Tonawanda-based Hohl Industrial organized the lift, which placed the ferry on elevated pylons near the shoreline so that crews can begin to cut away a portion of ...

JPS Board Reinstates P-TECH Program

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education approved a resolution to “provide funding for the P-TECH Program through use of existing funding within the current school district budget” during Tuesday night’s special meeting via teleconference. After discussion, the motion passed ...

Adult Care Facilities Prepare For Limited Visitation

Nursing homes, as well as assisted-living and long-term care facilities, have been informed by the New York State Department of Health that limited visitation can resume starting today for locations that have been free of COVID-19 for at least 28 days. New guidelines for limited visitation ...