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Demolished

School No. 5, a once iconic symbol of the Jamestown Public Schools system and built before the city was incorporated, came crashing down over the weekend after a partial collapse prompted officials to order an emergency demolition. The school — built around 1880 in Italianate-style ...

Jury Finds City Man Not Guilty

MAYVILLE — A 12-person jury found Tyler Perez not guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for his role in the 2014 beating death of a 16-month-old child. The verdict was announced less than an hour after jury deliberations began Monday in Chautauqua County Court. Perez, ...

Man Sought In Morning Robbery Of Convenience Store

The armed robbery of a convenience store sparked a citywide search early Monday. The robbery of Kwik Fill, 1617 W. Third St., was reported to the Jamestown Police Department around 1:40 a.m. According to police, the suspect — believed to be a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing ...

Officials Talk Over Ambulance Service Options

City of Jamestown officials have taken the preliminary steps of analyzing how it might be involved in ambulance call services if needed in the future. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, presented city of Jamestown emergency medical services proposed options to the Jamestown City Council ...

A Delight To Meet

A positive attitude and a fun, upbeat personality makes Angie Muscarella, 93, a delight to meet. “I’m really a happy person and I like to make people laugh and they can laugh at me.” The nonagenarian was born in Silver Creek, New York on Feb. 3, 1926, the youngest of five children ...

State Board Of Regents Pushes For Change

Some members of the state Board of Regents want to take a harder look at the state’s third- through eighth-grade testing system. Among items discussed recently by the Board of Regents were the 2019 English language arts and mathematics test results released recently by the state ...

Borrello Set To Release Tentative Budget

MAYVILLE — Due to new state laws, George Borrello, county executive, said he might need a “Barrel Full of Pennies” to demonstrate how unfunded mandates have placed more pressure on the 2020 tentative county budget. On Wednesday, Borrello will be releasing his tentative budget ...

Sellers Beware

An internet listing for a Jamestown home for rent was a deal too good to be true. That much was evident for a local family who thought they had paid rent and security deposit on the newly listed property when they found themselves face-to-face with the home’s true owner. “I think ...

DA Rests In Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — The prosecution rested its case in the trial of a Jamestown man charged with the murder of a 16-month-old. Tyler Perez, 35, is facing charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for his alleged involvement in the death of Nayla Hodnett on April 17, 2014. It was ...

Guns Are Sought; 2 Charged By Police

Reports of shots being fired late Wednesday led to the discovery of stolen handguns and drugs, and two area residents are facing numerous charges. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded to 152 Bowen St. around 9:50 p.m. after several shots were believed to have been fired ...

Giving Back

CELORON — Joel Gaden has been giving back to the city of Jamestown for decades. For his efforts, he was presented the 2019 John D. Hamilton Community Service Award by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Thursday. Gaden and his late wife, Nancy, and their three children, moved to ...

Testimony Reveals Extent Of Injuries To 16-Month-Old

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s office said a Jamestown man, charged with the murder of a 16-month-old child in 2014, left the toddler to suffer and “did not care.” However, the public defender maintains that Tyler Perez is an innocent man. Perez, 35, is ...

Reed Reported To Be ‘In Good Condition’ After Collapse

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed was in good condition after he reportedly collapsed before he was set to appear on television Thursday. Multiple Washington-based media outlets said Reed, R-Corning, was in the rotunda of the Cannon Office Building in Washington, D.C., when the episode occurred around ...

‘Better And Better’

Almost 400 Jamestown children are beginning the 2019-20 school year with stronger reading skills after participating in the Jamestown Public Schools’ LEAP program this summer. Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education members heard a report during Tuesday’s meeting on the inaugural ...

Reg Lenna Director Resigning At End Of Sept.

The executive director of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is resigning at the end of the month. On Tuesday, Kathleen Eads, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts executive director told The Post-Journal she is officially resigning from the Reg Sept. 27. She is headed to St. Charles, Mo., to ...

Emergency Services Director: ‘There Is No Easy Fix’

MAYVILLE — Most emergency services personnel are more worried about how long it takes to transport a patient to a hospital during an emergency. However, because the wait time for an available transport for someone leaving the hospital is becoming so long, a new problem has arisen for ...

‘Concerned For My People’

As health officials investigate what might be causing hundreds of breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, owners of vapor stores are left in limbo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a ban on flavored vaping products Sunday. The state’s Public Health and ...

City Man Charged Following Police Pursuit

A Jamestown man who led police on a multi-state pursuit Tuesday is facing a host of charges. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department attempted to stop 39-year-old Larry L. Hicks around 3:40 p.m. in the area of Arnold and Maple streets. Hicks, who was driving a gray BMW, took off, ...

Clymer Principal, Board Member, Superintendent Resign

CYLMER – The Clymer Central School Board of Education accepted its third resignation within a week following Superintendent Ed Bailey’s last week. The resignations of Principal Corey Markham and board member Amanda Stapels were accepted during a special meeting Tuesday that was scheduled ...

Trump Names Ex-Lobbyists To Fill His Cabinet Posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The ...