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City fire investigators are seeking the public’s help after a blaze ripped through a condemned home early Tuesday. Jamestown firefighters were called to 319 Haywood St., near Buffalo Street, after flames were spotted around 3:40 a.m. Crews arrived to find fire on the second floor before ...

Ohio Man Indicted For Falconer Grad’s Death

A warrant has been issued for an Ohio man involved in a crash that killed a Falconer native in July. A Clark County, Ohio, grand jury indicted 37-year-old Marc Terrell on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while under the ...

Falconer Denies Special Permit Request On Cats

FALCONER — A Falconer woman hoping to receive village approval to keep more animals than currently allowed by code will have to wait at least another month. Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace on Tuesday adjourned a meeting involving Brenda Goodwill, her attorney and the village to Sept. ...

Hitting The Hoops

CELORON — A new community basketball court in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron was officially unveiled Monday. The basketball court was donated by the year-old Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, which is adjacent to the park. The ceremony was attended by elementary school children looking to ...

Mayor Eyes Splash Pad Similar To Dunkirk’s

Some who have spent time around Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, might call him “a kid at heart.” On Monday, the retiring mayor, who is in his 20th and last year in office, might have proven everyone right with his latest proposal. Teresi said during his final months he wants to get the ...

Legislature Looks To Renovate Airport Hanger

MAYVILLE — A proposal to renovate a hanger at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport has changed. On Monday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Facilities Committee discussed the proposal to accept a $902,240 state grant for a $1,074,200 project to renovate hanger c at the airport. ...

74% Of Economists See US Recession By 2021

WASHINGTON — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for ...

Successful Event

DUNKIRK — In the face of poor weather to start the day on Saturday, the weekend managed to finish on a bright note as Sunday was bright and sunny making for a great finish to the second annual Great Lakes Grand Prix in Dunkirk. Racers and fans gathered Sunday in Memorial Park for the ...

Historic Markers In Mayville Note Ice House, Railroad

MAYVILLE — Two new historic markers were recently dedicated in the village of Mayville. The signs honor both the former commercial lake ice harvesting and shipping industry, and former railroads that dominated transportation in the region. The push for the recognition was, in part, due to ...

Trump Dismisses Worries Of Recession

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets. “I don’t think we’re having a recession,” Trump told reporters as he returned to ...

Peer Support

Two organizations are teaming up to help first responders and emergency workers deal with the stress and trauma of a critical incident. The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team is a sub-committee of the Chautauqua County Department of Emergency Services that help emergency ...

Cockaigne To Reopen To Skiers Later This Year

CHERRY CREEK — A Chautauqua County ski resort that has been closed the last eight years will reopen to skiers later this year. Cockaigne Resort will be open skiing later this year for the first time since a fire destroyed the Austrian pavilion lodge on Jan. 24, 2011, said Jason Spain, ...

Honey-Seeking Black Bear Spotted In Kiantone

Sue Laska often goes out onto her porch to take pictures of the deer and other wildlife in her backyard in the town of Kiantone. “Something told me not to go onto the porch that day, though,” Laska said. “I’m glad I didn’t.” A black bear with a notch in its ear had wandered ...

Arrests And Shields, Metal Poles Seized At Portland Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the ...

Line The Streets

For the 27th consecutive year, motor enthusiast lined and packed downtown streets to see roadsters, muscle cars or classic automobiles. On Friday, the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce presented, with partner Der Kobblers Automobile Association, the Jamestown Cruise-In. The annual ...

Testimony Leads To Mistrial For Man Accused Of Sexual Assault

MAYVILLE — After four days of testimony and a week of jury selection, a mistrial was declared in the sexual assault case of Conewango resident Dennis L. Park. Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley made the ruling following an extended recess Friday. Park, 34, is facing charges of ...

Residents Respond To Proposed Gravel Pit

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Town Board assembled recently in the town hall amid a standing room-only crowd of residents attending the regularly scheduled meeting to voice their disapproval concerning a proposed gravel pit on Kent Street in the hamlet. Residents had become aware of ...

Across The Country

“Domestic violence has always been a personal issue for me,” said Meredith Cherry, who has been on a three-year pilgrimage across the country with her horse Apollo. Since 2017, Cherry and Apollo have traveled over 7,500 miles and across 29 states, spreading awareness of domestic abuse. ...

DNA Collections Entered Into Evidence On Day 3 Of Trial

MAYVILLE — DNA collections were entered into evidence in the ongoing rape and sexual assault trial of Conewango resident Dennis L. Park. And Tracey Rex, a nurse at UPMC Chautauqua who attended to two women who were reportedly sexual assaulted, took the stand Thursday as well. Park, 34, is ...

New York Makes Filing Harassment Claims Easier

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that makes it easier for employees to file harassment claims. S.6577/A.8421 were passed June 19 in the midst of two days of lengthy deliberations as the state legislative session came to a close. Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voted in favor of ...