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Reed: Schools Should Prioritize Funding For Officers

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said he is open to conversations on improving background checks, mental health care reform and gun control measures. When asked about arming teachers, Reed said he supports the Second Amendment rights of individuals, including teachers, but said he supports ...

Jamestown Firefighter Placed On Unpaid Leave

A member of the Jamestown Fire Department charged following a domestic incident earlier this month has been placed on an unpaid leave of absence. Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, said Ryan DiDomenico has been placed on a 30-day suspension ...

Xpress GM Issues Apology After Police Called To Jamestown Arena

The general manager for the Southern Tier Xpress hockey team apologized for the events that occurred Saturday at Northwest Arena causing police to be called to keep the peace between fans and members of the opposing team. Travis Sanders’ apology came after three coaches and four players ...

Gun Proposals Percolate, But Congress Isn’t Very Eager

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan showed little interest Tuesday in some of the stricter gun proposals being floated by President Donald Trump or bipartisan coalitions in Congress, as Senate Republicans pushed a more modest measure to boost the existing background check system with new ...

Frewsburg Scout Learns Flag-Folding Procedure Using Historic WWII Flag

For one young Frewsburg resident, advancing to another level in his upward journey through the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America held a tinge of sentimentality. Landon Stormer, 11, a member of the Boys Scouts’ Allegheny Highlands Council Troop 133, had an opportunity to learn proper ...

Legislators Continue To Review Police Budget

County legislators recently reviewed amendments needed for the 2017 budget, while looking out for the 2018 budget at the same time. Audit and Control Committee Chairman Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point, said the committee is following up on issues that required amendments for last year. He said ...

Liuzzo Questions Admin Procedures

A new Jamestown City Councilman questioned a couple different administrative procedures during their voting session meeting Monday. Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, questioned the use of a “Dummy Resolution,” which pertained to a resolution amending the terms of a Jamestown Local ...

Schmidt Reflects On Music Career Performing, Teaching Near And Far

Andy Schmidt’s passion for performing and teaching music has resulted in travels to the other side of the world and back again, and cultivated the talents of many others in the process. Having first set out on his journey as a pianist, and later an organist, more than 40 years ago, Schmidt ...

Public Defender Calls For Bail Reform

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County public defender called the high amounts of bail set for some defendants “unconstitutional” at a recent meeting of the Chautauqua County Community Justice Council. As it relates to jail overcrowding, Barone said bail reform would also help this issue by ...

Police Called After Fights Break Out At Hockey Game

Jamestown police were called to Northwest Arena on Saturday night after several fights reportedly broke out in the stands of a game between the Southern Tier Xpress and visiting Niagara Falls PowerHawks of the North American Tier III Hockey League. No arrests were made, though several ...

Trump Says Arming Teachers In Schools ‘Up To States’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence — an idea he championed in recent days — is “Up to States.” Trump heavily promoted ...

Task Force Coordinator Sets Sights On Epidemic

MAYVILLE — “The County Executive wants this cycle to come to a stop,” said Tom Tarpley, coordinator of the Countywide Alliance for Enforcement and Rehabilitation (CAER). The cycle Tarpley referred to is one of death and sickness due to opioid abuse. In 2016, there were 63 outpatient ...

Attorney For Sherman Hunter Responds To Dismissal

The attorney representing a Sherman man who mistook his neighbor for a deer when he shot and killed her in November says County Court Judge David Foley was right to dismiss a manslaughter charge after a review of grand jury testimony. In a statement to The Post-Journal on Saturday, Dunkirk ...

Back Into The Field

A K-9 with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office whose front left leg was recently amputated after suffering a serious break and infection is expected to return to limited duty. K-9 Drago has been with the Sheriff’s Office since March 2011 and used as an explosive detection animal in ...

Impact Campus Fellowship Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

A local Christian club is celebrating 15 years since the first group met. Impact Campus Fellowship, a student-led, interdenominational Christian club, has about 1,400 members across the southwestern New York and eastern Pennsylvania area. The Rev. Dan Soderberg, Impact executive director, ...

Attorney Representing Sherman Hunter Responds To Dismissal

The attorney representing a Sherman man who mistook his neighbor for a deer when he shot and killed her in November says County Court Judge David Foley was right to dismiss a manslaughter charge after a review of grand jury testimony. In a statement to The Post-Journal on Saturday, Dunkirk ...

Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, But Not Country

WASHINGTON — Chester Trahan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump. “He stimulated ...

Manslaughter Charge Dismissed Against Hunter In Shooting Accident

MAYVILLE — A manslaughter charge was dismissed this week against a Sherman man who shot and killed his neighbor in a hunting accident in November. In a four-page ruling, Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley said the District Attorney’s Office erred when it presented its case in ...

City Man Indicted On Attempted Murder Charge

A Jamestown man accused of severely burning a woman during a domestic incident in December has been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury on attempted murder and assault charges. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, is scheduled to appear for a conference in County Court on March 26 after the case ...

Gerace Supportive Of Association’s Call For State Funding Of SROs

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association is pushing for the provision of at least one armed school resource officer in every grade and high school throughout the state, and Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace is all for it. The association announced Thursday that it is calling on the state ...