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Gladiators Get The Win

The 13U Gladiators travel baseball team defeated the Lakeshore Lugnuts, 15-4, last week at Firemen’s Field in Lakewood. This was the first game of the delayed COVID-19 season. The Gladiators combined for 14 hits, highlighted by Michael Patric’s three hits and four RBIs and the pitching ...

Ripley Man Charged After His Vehicle Strikes Tree

RIPLEY -- A town driver who crossed the center line of Route 20 and then struck a tree is facing charges. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to the accident around 7:40 a.m. Saturday. Michael Smith, 24, who was identified as the driver, crossed over the center line, left the south ...

CAP Announces Figueroa As Family Advocate

The Child Advocacy Program has hired Ilka Figueroa, a spanish speaking family advocate. She graduated from Argosy University in June 2014 with a master’s degree in forensic psychology and has a bachelor’s degree from Kaplan University in legal studies. Prior to working for the Child ...

JCC Small Business Center Director Shares Success And Challenges

With small businesses serving the backbone of the American economy, Chautauqua County officials learned about what one agency is doing to assist them. Courtney Curatolo from the Jamestown Community College’s Small Business Center spoke at the county legislature’s Planning and Economic ...

Gallery: Crews Search For Reported Missing Man On Lake

Several agencies, including members of the Ashville Fire Department and Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, took part in a wide search of Chautauqua Lake after a man was reported missing Sunday afternoon. The search was called off due to the weather and is scheduled to resume Monday morning. ...

Ruth C. McKinley

Ruth C. McKinley, 94, of Tanglewood Manor, formerly of Napoli, passed away July 7, 2020, in Heritage Park. She was born February 2, 1926, in Bonarp, Sweden, the daughter of the late Gustav H. And Alma J. Olson. Mrs. McKinley was a 1944 graduate of Falconer High School. She worked during ...

James Campbell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. —James Campbell, 74, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at his home in Englewood, Fla., of natural causes. Mr. Campbell was born Dec. 23, 1945, in Olean, N.Y., the son of the late George and Josephine (Saulsgiver) Campbell. James graduated from Randolph Central School ...

James H. Boerst

James H. Boerst, 84, of Gerry, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Husband of the late Mary Lou Goodwill Boerst; loving companion of Phyllis Onnalee Goodwill; father of Roxanne (James) Priest, Sue Boerst, William (Denise) Boerst and the late Duffy Boerst; stepfather of Brenda Perks, ...

Liane H. Bryant

If there is a special place in Heaven for crafters and crocheters Liane is in her happy place. Liane H. Bryant, 59, of Roland Road, Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at her home. She was born on Oct. 26, 1960, in Wiesbaden, Germany, a daughter of Bruce R. Fulton, ...

Fireworks Complaints Boom During Weekend

The Jamestown Police Department is hoping the number of illegal fireworks being set off within the city drops with the passing of the Fourth of July holiday. According to Capt. Robert Samuelson, the department received 98 complaints for fireworks from July 1 to Monday. That’s almost double ...

Are Protests, Mob Violence Winning?

The Seattle Commune is no more. Declared three weeks ago by radical leftists as CHAZ, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, rechristened CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest, the six-block enclave inside Seattle ceased to exist July 1. The cops shut it down. As Marx said, history repeats ...

Illegal Fireworks An Issue In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Use of illegal fireworks has become an issue in the village of Lakewood recently, following an increase of incidents in the city of Jamestown. The issue was raised at a meeting Monday of the Lakewood Village Board, and Lakewood-Busti Police Chief John Bentley confirmed Tuesday ...

George Floyd Changed My Mind

For many years, I was skeptical about accusations of racism in the criminal justice system. Yes, I knew that blacks comprised only about 12% of the population yet represented 33% of the prison population. But those data alone did not prove that police are racists or that courts are tougher on ...

Can We Coexist With Communists?

Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for seven hours at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii with the chief architect of China’s foreign policy, Yang Jiechi. The two had much to talk about. As The Washington Post reports, the “bitterly contentious relationship” between our two ...

Hazeltine Public Library Reopens

BUSTI — The Hazeltine Public Library reopened on Monday. The library has been cleaned and disinfected and materials have been quarantine and sanitized. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Access will be limited, patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing while they are in ...

Ronald D. Bull ‘‘RB’’

Ronald D. Bull ‘‘RB’’ of Denver, Colo., passed away June 16, 2020, at home under the care of Hospice of Denver, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1957, a son of the late Donald W. Bull and Mildred A. Milliron Bull in Jamestown, N.Y. Ron was a ...

Manfred Says ‘100%’ Chance Of MLB Season, New Proposal Soon

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there is a “100%” chance of big league ball this year. Major League Baseball will make another proposal to start the pandemic-delayed season in empty ballparks, but Manfred vowed Wednesday to unilaterally order opening day if an ...

Not-So-Normal Return To Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were three weeks ago at Seminole for a charity match that was the first live golf on television in 66 days. This was different. They were not wearing microphones and their ...

NASCAR Set To Allow Fans Back

NASCAR is ready to reopen to fans. One of the few sports to run in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR is now the largest to allow fans to return as more states relax their business shutdowns. NASCAR decided a limited number of fans can attend races this month at Homestead-Miami ...

For Tigers, Top Pick Another Chance To Speed Rebuild

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout ...