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Jamestown Area YMCA Announces ‘Outstanding Teens Of The Year’

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The Jamestown Area YMCA announced Jameson Sposato, Joanna Johnson and Rae Lessinger as “Outstanding Teens of the Year” at the YMCA’s Annual Awards Banquet. The Outstanding Teen Award is given to young individuals who stand out from the rest and have demonstrated character values such ...

Bell Tower Repairs

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With the financial assistance of the congregation along with a grant from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Panama United Methodist Church recently completed repairs to its bell tower. The bell tower is part of the church building dating back to 1939 and was in need of major work to ...

Park Progress

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CELORON — Paint has been removed from two Lucille Ball statues that were vandalized in the village park in October. Village Mayor Scott Schrecengost said cold weather will delay finishing the restoration of the two statues in Lucille Ball Memorial Park. He said Carolyn Palmer, who ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Charlene A. Vergith, 38, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded to a Falconer Street address at 12:49 a.m. on Thursday for a report of a disorderly female. Vergith allegedly damaged various items at the residence. She ...

‘A Great Thing’

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Jamestown mayor-elect Eddie Sundquist won’t take office until Jan. 1, but that hasn’t stopped him from beginning preliminary work for the position with the goal of creating “a roadmap for the future.” Inside Jefferson Middle School, Sundquist and members of his transition team held ...

Former Pa. Teacher Facing New Drug Charges

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WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man awaiting trial after allegedly taking a backpack full of drugs to the school at which he was a teacher faces new drug charges. Matthew R. Kiser, 44, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with ...

Welch’s Westfield Building Sold To Developer

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WESTFIELD — A historic building nearly 120 years old and previously the headquarters to Welch’s Foods could see new development in the near future. The Westfield Town Board on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the sale of the 48,000-square-foot Welch’s Building, 2 Portage ...

Fund Aids In Congregational Needs

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Editor’s note: Starting on Giving Tuesday, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is featuring 12 examples of local people, inspired by their passions, who are using the foundation to make a difference for others. Karl Peterson’s legacy throughout the Jamestown community has been ...

Committee Endorses Wendel To Fill County Executive Seat

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MAYVILLE — A recommendation has been made to fill the vacant county executive position. On Thursday, the Chautauqua County Republican Committee met to make its recommendation to fill the open position, with Chautauqua County legislators PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Legislature chairman, ...

Sheriff’s Office Participates In ‘No-Shave November’

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office raised $5,000 toward the purchase of a therapy dog for the Child Advocacy Program. The money was collected after 125 members from the Sheriff’s Office participated in “No-Shave November.” “We are so grateful for this generous ...

Democrats Say Trump Impeachment Charges Must Come Swiftly

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he’s likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before ...

PROMISE Fund Donates Clothing To Schools

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The Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund recently donated hundreds of winter clothing items in all sizes to Jamestown Schools. “The greater Jamestown community demonstrated its enduring generosity during this fall’s Winter Clothing Drive,” said John Zabrodsky, Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory ...

Ellington Library To Host Holiday Events

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ELLINGTON — The Ellington Farman Library will host several events in December. The library will present a live theater presentation of “Ebenezer Scrooge: The Christmas Story” by Traveling Lantern Theater Productions at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The performance is geared for children ...

Make Your Own Winter Decoration At Audubon

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Area residents can celebrate the winter season by making a holiday decoration with natural greens at the Audubon Community Nature Center. The center will host Decorating With Greens Make and Take between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m Saturday. Those attending can create something of their own design and ...

Applications Available For Occupancy Tax Grant Program

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Chautauqua County will again be offering grants to improve our lakes and waterways. The 2021 round of the County’s 2% Occupancy Tax Grant Program for Lakes and Waterways will open on Jan. 1 and will close on April 1. Applications will be available online at ...

Girl Scouts Celebrate Founder’s Birthday

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Girl Scouts from Westfield, Chautauqua Lake, Ripley, Sherman and Clymer schools came together recently to have a “JLow Glow” party at Eason Hall in Westfield to celebrate the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. The girls skated, played games and shared snacks with ...

Creche Members Shop For Service Project

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Twenty-nine Creche members recently gathered at Old Navy to shop for their annual Community Service Christmas Project. Creche members shopped for 63 children from 18 different area schools. Youth group members from Zion Covenant Church assisted by helping Creche members chose ...

Zonta Club Welcomes New Member

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At a recent November meeting of the Jamestown chapter of Zonta International, Candy Carlson was welcomed as the newest member. Carlson was raised in Chautauqua County, graduated from Jamestown High School then received a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Education ...

Briefly

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Trumpeter To Perform Dec. 13 RUSSELL, Pa. — Cable Hollow Church, 3157 Cable Hollow Road, Russell, Pa., will Chiz Rider in concert on Friday, Dec. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. Rider is a trumpet player from State College, Pa., and his “high-tech, high-energy, high-God” concerts are bold when ...

‘Live Action’

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There will be an extra “eye in the sky” to ensure everyone attending the Jamestown 2019 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration Friday is being nice and not naughty. On Wednesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, and Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public ...