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Ethanol Plants Seek Rule Changes To Resupply Hand Sanitizer

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions of gallons of alcohol that could be transformed into the germ-killing mixture. The U.S. ...

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BPU To Delay Lakewood Project Jamestown Board of Public Utilities said water crews will delay the Fairmount Avenue/Lowe Avenue project in Lakewood due to unexpected problems with a valve. Water may be discolored from the west side of Lakewood west through Cottage Park, Ashville and North ...

Adjust And Adapt

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society said it is working hard to find homes for 20 cats and six dogs as a way to prepare for whatever repercussions may come from the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Wednesday and over the next few days the humane society said it will be offering fee-waived ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ DUNKIRK — Phillip Schrantz, 54, of Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a BAC of 0.08% or more. Deputies responded March 19 to Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk for a possible intoxicated driver. Deputies located ...

‘Working Diligently’

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Even when social distancing restrictions are relaxed for the general public, extra precautions to fight coronavirus are likely to stay in place for the residents and staff of local nursing facilities. Heritage Ministries, which operates a number of skilled nursing facilities including ...

Messages Greet UPMC Chautauqua Staff Amid Outbreak

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Some words of encouragement and praise have been left all along UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown. At least two messages, "U-R-A Rock Star," and "Some superheroes wear srubs. Thank you," were left at the staff entrance to the hospital. It's not known who left the messages. First responders -- ...

Brothers Detained In Sugar Grove Robbery

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Two brothers charged with armed robbery at the Sugar Grove Kwik Fill have been detained. Charges have been filed against Joshua P. Jacoby, 20, and Aaron M. Jacoby, 19, both of Sugar Grove. Police told the Times Observer on Thursday that the brothers were detained in Buffalo and that ...

UPDATE: Police Investigating After Male Shot In City

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Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Thursday morning in Jamestown. Officers were alerted to a report of a man shot on Jefferson Street, between West Seventh and West Eighth streets, around 11:45 a.m. The Jamestown Police Department had been notified earlier in the ...

No New Cases In County; 53 Tests Come Back Negative

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Community mitigation strategies to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Chautauqua County appear to be working. That was the message Thursday by Christine Schuyler, county director of health and human services, who noted no new cases of COVID-19. There remains three confirmed cases of the ...

Q&A: How Can The Huge Congressional Aid Package Help You?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits. Both will provide much-needed help to those recently laid-off and to financially ...

Several Inmates Released At County Jail Out Of Precaution

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Several inmates who had been serving sentences or held on low bail amounts at the Chautauqua County Jail have been released to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus should it arrive. Sheriff James Quattrone told The Post-Journal that the jail population, as of Thursday afternoon, was ...

Another One

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NEW YORK (AP) — With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year’s celebration of American theater. The show was originally scheduled for June 7 but the virus forced all 41 Broadway theaters to go dark and caused ...

BOCES Sees Impact Similar To School Districts

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Erie 2-BOCES has 25 locations and offers services to almost every school district in Chautauqua and Erie counties, but just like those it helps, it too had to significantly limit its operations due to COVID-19. Dr. David O’Rourke, Erie 2-BOCES superintendent, said 92% of the 950-member ...

Warren County Reports First Confirmed Case Of Virus

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WARREN, Pa. — The COVID-19 virus has officially arrived in Warren County. “We have been notified of our first positive COVID-19 patient in Warren, Pa.,” Warren General Hospital CEO Rick Allen said Wednesday morning. “This patient came to our emergency department and is not an ...

Write Now: If You Have To Be Home, Then Make Most Of It

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OK, so most of us have been asked to work at home. It’s easy for some, but not for others. I’ve been over that. Since you have been asked to be home, due to circumstances beyond your control, and only can go out for essential things, then why not make the most of your ...

JCC Continues Its Virus Response Efforts

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After transitioning to an online life, Jamestown Community College officials continue to react to the changing impacts of COVID-19. Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive, all courses were switched to an online format since March 19 in order to reduce population density on campuses. All ...

No New Cases; Number Of Quarantined, Isolated Climbs

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The total number of people in mandatory quarantine, precautionary quarantine and mandatory isolation due to the coronavirus continues to climb in Chautauqua County. However, no new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported Wednesday afternoon. There remains three confirmed cases of the ...

Health Commissioner Gives COVID-19 Update

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MAYVILLE — “The virus is here,” are a few of the words the county public health director shared with the Chautauqua County Legislature about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Wednesday. Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County public health director and commissioner of social services, ...

Pair Faces Host Of Charges After Investigation, Drugs Seized

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A monthslong investigation netted a pair of Jamestown residents a host of drug-related charges this week. The Jamestown Police Department on Wednesday announced the arrests of 34-year-old Rocco A. Beardsley and 27-year-old Kylie M. Reeves. Police said they were looking into “drug ...

Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Postponing Primary

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Both Chautauqua County election commissioners have voted in favor of postponing the state’s Democratic Presidential Primary from April until June because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. On Wednesday, Norm Green, Chautauqua County Democratic Election Commissioner said both ...