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Pig Disease Outbreak Pushes Global Pork Prices

BEIJING — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but ...

Iconic Massey Memorial Organ Ready For Season

CHAUTAUQUA — After an internal fire put Chautauqua Institution’s Massey Memorial Organ out of commission last year, concerns grew regarding the extent of the damage. Now eight months later, the 1907 organ is ready to go for the upcoming 2019 season. Last August, a fire occurred inside the ...

Longtime City Business Eyes New Headquarters

A new 26,400-square-foot, $2.6 million project will help a longtime Jamestown business move its headquarters to a new location in the town of Ellicott. According to documents from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, the Stannard Group LLC — with subsidiaries of Weaver ...

Blood Bank In Need Of Donors For Summer

The Community Blood Bank is experiencing a critical blood shortage. As the blood supplier of UPMC Chautauqua hospital, CCB is asking the community to give generously at its next blood drive in Jamestown. The event will take place at classrooms 2 and 4 at UPMC Chautauqua at 207 Foote Ave. in ...

Virginia Town Remembers The High Price Paid On D-Day

BEDFORD, Va. — Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry. Her mother read it, sat down and wept. Cottrell’s older brother, John Reynolds, had been killed ...

Early Intervention

For the last 10 months, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and the local FBI agent assigned to the Jamestown area have been putting together a group of experts in a range of fields to address threats to local schools and colleges. The team — School Threat Assessment and ...

JRC City Cleanup Event Draws Many Volunteers

“Four hours makes a huge difference.” Jamestown Renaissance Corp. aims to make Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. JRC shows its mission through supporting and coordinating events such as the “Hands On Jamestown” volunteer event, an event consisting of ...

School Official Is Optimistic About Vote

CLYMER – After being kicked down the road last year, the metaphorical can has come to a halt in Clymer. The Clymer Central School District and the residents within it have a decision to make: to support the proposed budget or to stand in opposition. The Clymer School Board of Education ...

Church In Sherman Turns 100

SHERMAN – A “temporary arrangement” turns 100 today. On May 19, 1919, the Sherman Community Church was officially incorporated. Its establishment came from the union of three other churches that were in the village at the time. The purpose of the founding was only intended to last for ...

New Heart

Seven-year old Sean Baker of Leon received a miracle this week in the form of a new heart. Imagine living with constant pain, having had 32 surgeries within seven years, a lifetime of minimal activity and never being able to eat a meal. I’ll bet that last one got your attention. Now ...

Poverty Reduction Task Force Continues Collaboration

It’s one thing to say you collaborate well with others. It’s another to also communicate well with those you are collaborating with on a joint project. Collaboration and communication werethe highlight of a meeting of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) local task ...

Ripley Hopes For Better Budget Vote Outcome

RIPLEY – First-year Superintendent William Caldwell viewed the 2018-19 school year as a fresh start in the Ripley Central School District. One that let the past go while continuing to make strides. “We really just said, ‘new year,” Caldwell told The Post-Journal. “Let’s start ...

Man, 20, Indicted On Murder Charge

A 20-year-old has been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury on a second-degree murder charge for the November 2017 stabbing death of Dyllan Ownbey. Tavion L. Turner was taken into custody and arraigned in Chautauqua County Court for his involvement in the homicide, Jamestown police ...

Liberated

FREWSBURG — Corenlius Feenstra is 95 years old. He survived the cruel circumstances of Nazi concentration camps during World War II and he lived to tell the tale. “Hate brings more hate. It makes no sense,” Feenstra said of corrupted ideals during the Holocaust to a class of students ...

County May Assist Chautauqua Lake Pops With Funding

A summer time tradition will be returning to Chautauqua Lake in June with possible financial assistance from Chautauqua County. On Thursday, George Borrello, county executive, and Mark Geise, deputy Chautauqua County executive for economic development, discussed with Chautauqua County ...

22 Teachers Opt For JPS Incentive Program

After approving leave incentive opportunities for certain employees, the Jamestown Public Schools District received 22 resignation letters from teachers. Jamestown Schools Superintendent Bret Apthorpe said the goal was to offer employees in the district who want to leave the district and ...

Restricted

It’s been a long time coming: herbicides Aquathol K and Navigate are getting used on Chautauqua Lake this week. Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m. and continuing through 8 p.m. Friday, these “pesticides,” as described on use restriction notices posted around the lake, are being used by ...

Neighborhood Programs Discussed By JRC

The Renaissance Block Challenge 2.0 is underway. On Wednesday, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. officials discussed the new version of its program that has been around since 2011, which is dedicated toward exterior home improvement and bringing neighbors together, with the city Strategic ...

One Stabbed During Fight In Dunkirk

On Wednesday at around 4:06 p.m. Dunkirk Police responded to the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the city of Dunkirk for a reported fight. Upon further investigation, it was learned that an individual was allegedly stabbed during the altercation and then transported to Brooks Hospital by a ...

Crash Between Car-Truck Sends Three To Hospital

FINDLEY LAKE — Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries following a crash that destroyed a sedan Wednesday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to the collision at 11 a.m. between the sedan and flatbed truck at the ...