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Thinking Outside The Box

His mom Laura in close pursuit Monday morning, Hank Swanson, almost 2, walked around the parking lot at Memory Garden on Jamestown’s westside repeating one word. “Cupcake,” he said over and over. “Cupcake.” And then he’d smile. It appeared the toddler knew it was time for a ...

Virus Claims 1st Resident

A Chautauqua County man in his 80s who had tested positive for the coronavirus and was receiving treatment at an Erie, Pa., hospital became the first local casualty due to complications of COVID-19. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death Monday in ...

Area First Responders Prepared For Pandemic

As the spread of COVID-19 continues across the country, local emergency medical services have continued to be steadfast in responding to situations while making certain adjustments to help prevent the virus’ spread. “I’d like to think we have the county as well prepared as we can ...

Local Company Making Face Shields For Medical Workers

BROCTON — The nation is in a fight against an invisible enemy, and the best protection against it is to keep it away entirely. Jamestown Plastics is doing its part in a big way. The heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of facial protection, and the ...

Cassadaga Family Plans 100th Birthday

The Wintersteen family of Cassadaga has had to make some changes to a planned birthday celebration as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. On April 2, Mary Wintersteen of Lockport will celebrate her 100th birthday. Wintersteen’s family includes a son, Pete Wintersteen of Fredrickson ...

Finding Peace At Rest

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that large gatherings were being limited to 50 people, funeral homes were forced to adjust. Now, gatherings in general were banned, which would have effectively restricted funeral homes from offering their primary service: funerals. However, Cuomo clarified ...

7 Cases Of Virus Reported In County

MAYVILLE — No new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, the Chautauqua County Department of Health announced. The total number of COVID-19 cases remains at seven, while 87 tests have come back negative. The county Health Department deems this the beginning of the infections ...

Bronx Dem Wants Regular Study Of Ventilators

Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, D-Bronx, doesn’t want to see New York state be short of ventilators in the future. Arroyo introduced A.10186 in the state Assembly on Tuesday requiring the state Health Department to prepare a report every other year on the number of available ventilators at ...

There Are Healthy Ways To Manage Your Time

We the people have been inundated with information regarding the coronavirus. We’ve heard from politicians who tout information about how to deal with this global medical crisis. Fortunately, we have a medical community of experts in the field. That we choose to listen more favorably to ...

Outside The Box

Spreading faith and comfort to those in need during a time of social distancing has its challenges, but local churches are up to the task. In order to make sure that congregations remain safe from the coronavirus, pastors have turned to 21st century solutions to get the word out. Zach ...

‘You All Are The Best’

As the majority of learning and communication is being done remotely and online, Dana Williams, Jamestown High School interim principal, recently sent letters to more than 300 seniors that weren’t for instructions, in an effort to simply offer some words of comfort. For Williams, he ...

Ogden News Creates $1M Fund For Businesses

Businesses in The Post-Journal’s coverage area can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Post-Journal, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength ...

Confirmed Cases Of Virus Now Up To Five

MAYVILLE — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County has reached five, County Executive PJ Wendel said Friday. The individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 include a man in his 60s who recently traveled to New York City and a woman in her 30s with no recent ...

Show Of Support

Words of encouragement and praise amid concerns over the coronavirus have dotted the property surrounding UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown. The chalk messages, left by an unknown writer, were discovered by hospital staff early Thursday and news quickly spread among employees and the public. ...

Limited Exposure

Several inmates who had been serving sentences or held on low bail amounts at the Chautauqua County Jail have been released to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus should it arrive. Sheriff James Quattrone told The Post-Journal that the jail population, as of Thursday, was at 111 ...

53 Tests In County Come Back Negative

Community mitigation strategies to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County appear to be working. That was the message Thursday by Christine Schuyler, county director of health and human services, who noted no new cases of COVID-19. There remain three confirmed cases of the ...

State Bills Would Help Businesses Hit By COVID-19

State legislators have proposed several bills in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic aimed at helping businesses that have been ordered closed to prevent the virus’ spread. Assemblyman David Buchwald, D-White Plains, introduced A.10208 on Tuesday to create the Coronavirus Pandemic ...

‘Working Diligently’

Even when social distancing restrictions are relaxed for the general public, extra precautions to fight coronavirus are likely to stay in place for the residents and staff of local nursing facilities. Heritage Ministries, which operates a number of skilled nursing facilities including ...

Warren County Reports First Confirmed Case Of Virus

WARREN, Pa. — The COVID-19 virus has officially arrived in Warren County. “We have been notified of our first positive COVID-19 patient in Warren, Pa.,” Warren General Hospital CEO Rick Allen said Wednesday morning. “This patient came to our emergency department and is not an ...

No New Cases; Number Of Quarantined, Isolated Climbs

The total number of people in mandatory quarantine, precautionary quarantine and mandatory isolation due to the coronavirus continues to climb in Chautauqua County. However, no new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported Wednesday afternoon. There remains three confirmed cases of the ...