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Community Gathers To Pay Its Respects

WARREN, Pa. — Dozens of first responders and hundreds of civilians gathered Thursday morning at the Warren County Courthouse to honor fallen Conewango Township Police K9 officer Choper. Choper, a five-year-old German shepherd who had been on the force for three years, died early Wednesday ...

Local Handlers Reflect On Time With K-9 Partners

The loss of K-9 Choper as the result of a training exercise this week was felt beyond Warren County. Chad Wright, a deputy with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and handler for K-9 Link, said he stopped his patrol car around 3 a.m. Thursday when told of the K-9’s death earlier that ...

NCC Officials Say Little About Tabled Variance

National Comedy Center officials are closed-mouth about the tabling of an area use variance and special permit by the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals. On Thursday, the only response The Post-Journal received about the variance being tabled by the zoning board because NCC officials didn’t ...

Cost To Connect Puts NRG Project In Doubt

DUNKIRK — While there’s a new added uncertainty over the repowering of NRG’s Dunkirk plant from coal to natural gas, local and state officials remain hopeful that issues will be sorted out to allow for the refiring to proceed. The New York Independent System Operator, NYISO, recently ...

Boy Found Safe After Wandering From Home

SILVER CREEK — A frantic search for a 2-year-old boy who wandered from his Route 5 home in Silver Creek, resulting in a large-scale search involving more than a dozen agencies, had a happy ending Wednesday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said the boy, who was found safe about two ...

Zoning Board Tables Variance For Comedy Center

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals tabled an area variance and special use permit to install two 357-square-foot electronic messaging display signs on the outside of the future National Comedy Center. The board made their decision Wednesday mainly because no representative from the NCC ...

Ready For Some Ribs

CELORON — The five rib-vendors at the annual Celoron RibFest hosted at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park had something in common beyond being professional “ribbers.” They all said that seeing the customers, the people attending festivals like this RibFest, are what keeps them coming back ...

DA: More Abuse Victims Possible After Conviction Of Dunkirk Man

FREDONIA — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced Wednesday during a press conference that there may be more victims of Samuel Saeli. “Given the information that we came across and that we’ve run down (during the investigation), we suspect that there are more out ...

Uncertainty Surrounds Repowering Of Dunkirk’s NRG Plant

DUNKIRK — The sun may very well be setting over the repowering of NRG in Dunkirk from coal to natural gas. NRG Spokesman David Gaier says there’s massive uncertainty over the refiring due to the unanticipated cost of interconnecting the plant to the regional electrical power system and the ...

Modern Milking

CHERRY CREEK — The Moss family mainly keeps farming a family affair, and they have for decades, evolving from a 40-cow establishment in Cherry Creek to one that serves more than 200 cows with the help of a robotic milking system and a new calf barn in the present day. Farmer Glen Moss Jr. ...

Man Injured In Evening Shooting On Bowen Street

A man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday evening in Jamestown. The shooting, according to the Jamestown Police Department, occurred around 7:15 p.m. in front of 47 Bowen St., near Peach Street. The man, who was not immediately identified, was taken by ALSTAR ...

City Action Plan Includes Funding For UCAN City Mission Project

The city of Jamestown is helping an organization that exists to help those who need to break the cycle of crime, substance abuse and poverty by promoting a positive lifestyle through multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships focused on and driven by a personal relationship with Jesus ...

Dunkirk Man Found Guilty In Kidnapping Of Autistic Boy

MAYVILLE — A Dunkirk man was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree kidnapping and a sexually-motivated felony during the fourth day of his retrial held at the Chautauqua County Courthouse in Mayville. Samuel Saeli, who had pleaded innocent of the charges, was arrested for the Aug. 14, 2016, ...

Daughter Of Late Deputy Receives Miracle Marcia Rambacher Scholarship

Much like other students in attendance for Bemus Point Central District’s 17th annual Academics Award Night, Allyssa Seeley received an award. However, upon receiving her award she was surpised and embraced by three Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies. Allyssa is the daughter of former ...

City, Chautauqua Institution Announce Shakespeare At Allen Park Performances

City and Chautauqua Theater Company officials are taking the famous Shakespearean line “All the world’s a stage” literally. On Monday, city and Chautauqua Theater Company officials announced that for the first time there will be two performances this summer of William Shakespeare’s ...

Chautauqua Institution Head Wary Of Lake Treatment

CHAUTAUQUA — Add Chautauqua Institution to the list of organizations uneasy with herbicide applications on Chautauqua Lake. Michael Hill, Chautauqua Institution president, spelled out four reasons in a letter sent to The Post-Journal on Friday evening why the institution is wary of ...

Boutique Air CEO: We Can Achieve More Passengers

Shawn Simpson, Boutique Air CEO, admits things haven’t gone as smoothly as anticipated in the airline’s first foray into New York state. Boutique Air began serving Massena in mid-April 2017, according to the Watertown Daily Times, offering flights to Baltimore-Washington International ...

Family Raises Funds For Service Dog For Autistic Daughter

Not everyone is born simply wondering as an infant when your next meal will be or when your diaper might be changed. Some are born with problems outside of their control, and years ago, that was the case with current 8-year-old Kelsey Chapman, who was born nearly five weeks early and was later ...

Another ‘Macker’ In The Books

More than 170 teams filled the streets of Jamestown over the weekend to participate in the third annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament. As has been the case in previous tournaments, one of the defining aspects of the weekendlong festivities is the varied levels of ...

Area Native Brings Music To Special Needs Students

Michael Palermo, former Jamestown resident and 1989 Jamestown High School graduate, is a band director striving to make a difference. While some band programs in schools have requirements that restrict special needs students from participating, Palermo’s band program for Mayfield City Schools ...