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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Crash

An Ohio man who police say caused a fatal crash involving a Falconer native over the summer pleaded guilty to charges Tuesday. Mark J. Terrell, 37, entered guilty pleas during a hearing in Clark County Common Pleas Court to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular ...

News Analysis: City, State Disagree About City’s Fiscal Health

There are 25 governments in fiscal stress in New York state — none in Chautauqua County and, surprisingly, not Jamestown, which the comptroller noted earlier this year has exhausted its constitutional tax limit. The only area municipalities listed as susceptible to fiscal stress are the ...

Helping Habitat

Applebee’s team Amelia, Jim, Julie and Lonnie worked alongside the South County Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers Saturday at 27 Norton Ave. in Jamestown. In addition, Applebee's provided food for all of the volunteers. The area Habitat for Humanity works Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 ...

City Council Approves AFSCME Contract

The Jamestown City Council locked in its third collective bargaining group under contract through 2021. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, and city officials agreed to terms of a personnel agreement that was approved at the meeting. Additionally, the ...

NY Pushes College Athlete Legislation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals. State Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, wants to make New York the second state to pass such legislation. Parker introduced the “New York ...

Several Trials On Docket Through End Of The Year

MAYVILLE — It’s expected to be a busy end to the year in regards to jury trials in Chautauqua County Court. On the docket are several trials to be heard in front of Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley, and in one case, a Buffalo judge for a decade-old homicide case. Jury selection ...

Never Too Late

David Phelps was born in a hospital in Batavia, N.Y., on June 4, 1928. He soon joined his brother, Roger, and two sisters, Ella and Ercel, on the family farm that his father and Uncle Earl owned together. Eventually, little brother Norman joined the Phelps family. “I especially enjoyed ...

County Seeks To Keep Local Law Enforcement Helicopter

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials are working to re-establish the use of a helicopter during law enforcement situations. On Sept. 18 during a Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee meeting, James Quattrone, county sheriff, and PJ Wendel, R-Lakewood and legislature ...

Bill Requires Municipalities To Maintain Their Websites

Legislation introduced earlier this year in the state Senate would make it state law for municipalities to maintain websites. S.4908, sponsored by Sen. James Skoufis, D-Newburgh, would amend the state’s General Municipal Law by adding a new article titled “Municipal Websites.” The ...

Trump’s Allies In Disarray As Democrats Push Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that he expects the whistleblower at the heart of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to testify “very soon.” “All that needs to be done, at this point, is to make sure that the ...

Top Earners

Fire and police department employees are among the highest paid in the city. Earlier this month, the Jamestown City Council received information on the highest paid city employees in 2018 and year-to-date in 2019. The Post-Journal filed a Freedom Of Information Law request with the city ...

Clymer, Panama, Sherman Schools Reviewing Options For Collaboration

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School Board of Education views collaboration among neighboring school districts as a necessary step toward its own preservation. The board recently submitted letters of interest regarding shared services, the tuitioning of students and possible merger to the ...

County Makes Case For Local Air Service

Chautauqua County has officially started its latest push for an Essential Air Service designation from the federal government, and it is much different than previous proposals. The highlights are commitments for $147,000 in monetary support for the airport from civic officials and ...

‘Keeping The Press Going’

BUSTI — A local landmark has new ownership. The Busti Cider Mill has been purchased by Todd and Michelle Walker, who are planning on making their grand debut at the Busti Apple Festival Sunday. “We are trying to keep in the same traditions as the Schultz family,” Michelle Walker ...

City Mayoral Candidates Pitch Their Campaigns

Vying for votes, the three candidates hoping to become the next mayor of Jamestown answered why city residents should vote for them in the upcoming election. Inside the Robert H. Jackson Center, attorney Eddie Sundquist, Chautauqua County Legislator Dave Wilfong and City Councilman Andy ...

Man Follows Student, JPD Investigating Situation

Jamestown police said Thursday it is investigating a “suspicious situation” that took place as a young child walked to school. The incident took place in the morning on Cole Avenue at East Virginia Boulevard, near the bandshell, and reportedly involved a tall, white male in his ...

Reg Lenna And Comedy Center To Explore Combining Organizations

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts and the National Comedy Center will explore the potential of joining forces as a combined organization in the coming months, both boards announced Thursday. A memorandum of understanding was unanimously agreed upon by both boards, in which the Reg Lenna ...

‘Hold The Line’

MAYVILLE — County Executive George Borrello’s 2020 tentative county budget might “hold the line” when it comes to the tax rate, but the tax levy is increasing. On Wednesday, Borrello presented his 2020 tentative county budget to the Chautauqua County Legislature during its monthly ...

Renaissance Block Challenge Displays Exterior Home Improvements

More than 50 homeowners will complete exterior home improvements on the east side of Jamestown as part of the Renaissance Block Challenge program. The program has annually been operated by the Jamestown Renaissance Corp. since 2011. However, this year’s program was different as the JRC ...

Washington Plunges Into Impeachment Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said “nothing nefarious” was revealed after transcripts between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy were released Wednesday. Furthermore, the Corning Republican said those unhappy with the president should “beat him ...