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Hung Jury Results In Mistrial In Fredonia Kidnapping Case

Samuel Saeli MAYVILLE - A mistrial was declared Friday afternoon in the Samuel Saeli kidnapping case as the jury couldn't reach a unanimous decision. The jury spent Thursday afternoon deliberating for close to four hours. The jury continued deliberations Friday for another four hours. Jurors conside

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

College seeks more crosswalks in village

OBSERVERPhoto by Andrew David Kuczkowski Many bars are located on Main Street in Fredonia. Every weekend, the street is filled with cars and bar goers, though the street becomes dangerous as they return to their vehicles or hop to the next location. Dark areas and hindered abilities raise the probab

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

New program evaluation center to partner with Chautauqua County Mental Health Services

Submitted Photo Principal speakers at the reception commemorating the opening of the Fredonia Program Evaluation Center included, from left, Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County executive; Patricia Brinkman, co-director of the Fredonia PEC and director of Community Mental Health Services for Chautauqua

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Chamber Members: Sign up now to accept the Shoptauqua gift card

The new Shoptauqua Gift Card program is catching on quickly, and we continue to build participation. Our membership has taken an active interest in this program, and for good reasons. First and foremost: it is a gift card. While we have operated a gift check program for many years, paper checks are

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

ATHENEX: Delays are minor bumps

But that is not the worst-case scenario when you consider an update from Dunkirk Town Supervisor Richard Purol. There's actually activity at the site, which means things are moving forward for a regional game-changer. Purol at a meeting earlier this month said brush had been cleared from the 33 acre

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Home Sought For Maimed Canine After Brutal Attack In Stockton

Polly, Piebald Catahoula mix, is seeking a forever home following an assault by a wild animal in Stockton. STOCKTON - A brutally injured rescue dog is now home and currently on the mend after an unidentified wild animal scaled two 7-foot fences and assaulted her. According to Tera Cunningham, owner

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Sinclairville man, 26, arrested on drug charges

A Chautauqua County man sought by authorities on an outstanding warrant for drug-related charges was arrested Thursday by deputies after he was stopped while driving on Route 20 in the Town of Sheridan, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Benjamin M. Gray, 26, of Sinclairville, had

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-23 02:45:38

Judge Calls Mistrial On Saeli Case Amid Jury Deadlock

MAYVILLE - A jury deliberated nearly eight hours during a two-day span, but couldn't unite to hand a verdict in the Samuel Saeli kidnapping case. A mistrial was granted by the Hon. Paul Wojtaszek just after 2 p.m. Friday following a note he received from the jury, which stated they were deadlocked a

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Golden era of TV sales nearing end

OBSERVER Photo Dick Golden takes a look around his repair shop at his Dunkirk store location earlier this week. Continued from Page 1 Dick Golden was always up for a challenge when it came to repairing and servicing televisions for his customers. But there was one trip to a Dunkirk home he remembers

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

County Executive Candidates Discuss Medicaid, Welfare Drug Testing

Editor's Note: Part two of the debate between Chautauqua County Executive candidates Mike Ferguson and George Borrello will appear in the Saturday edition of The Post-Journal and will focus on the economy, sanctuary cities and repowering of the power plant in Dunkirk. Democratic candidate Mike Fergu

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Police presence noticeable day after altercation

Friday afternoon's dismissal at Dunkirk High School seemed fairly ordinary. There was one exception, however: added police presence. Officers and their vehicles could be seen in the morning and afternoon at the school after three Dunkirk High School students were involved in an altercation near Wash

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Impact of Hurricane Maria being felt locally

Though she was young, the now-Dunkirk resident remembers the horrifying experiences. Zawadzki has been paying close attention to the news the last few days, anxiously awaiting word from her relatives in Humacao and Caguas to learn of their safety. Zawadzki has six sisters, three aunts, two uncles an

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

John McCain won't back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push

Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely ending Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," the A

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-22 18:12:04

Horseshoe Pond: Presque Isle's hidden jewel

When people visit Presque IsleState Park they all have their favorite places to stop. Hidden just beyond Beach 11 is a hidden Jewel that is not on most peoples radar. Eugene H. Ware When people come to Presque Isle State Park, they have favorite places they usually visit. Beach 6, Waterworks, Beach

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-23 05:01:00

Sinclairville man facing numerous drug charges

SHERIDAN - A Sinclairville man is behind bars after being pulled over Thursday evening on an outstanding warrant and 20 grams of methampthetamine were found in his vehicle. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, and the Village of Fredonia Police Depa

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Jamestown man sentenced for child porn

A Jamestown man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release following his conviction on charges of distributing child pornography According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Christopher Whitford, 46, on May 1, 2016, used a peer-to-peer file sharing program in which he sha

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-23 16:37:41

Annual Out Of The Darkness Walk Shines Downtown

The Out of the Darkness Walk proceeded Saturday morning after a ceremony inside Northwest Arena. Walkers wore shirts as members of teams to remember those who have taken their own lives. Balloons also were carried through the walk to honors those who have died as the result of suicide. P-J photo by

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Lakewood woman injured in Ripley accident

Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 76 around 6:30 today. Upon arrival, deputies identified the operator as Tiffany M. Green, 35. Through an investigation it was found that Green was traveling in the town and fell asleep causing her vehicle to go off t

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

First-Time Out Of The Darkness Participants To Walk With A Purpose

Tina Gross and her assembled team of 30 will participate in the Jamestown Out of the Darkness Community Walk at the Northwest Arena on Saturday. The team will walk in memory of Greg Edson, pictured below, who took his own life in 1999. Submitted photos When the Jamestown Out of the Darkness Communit

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Lecture on 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage set for today

Submitted Photo Pictured are JCC Professor Traci Langworthy, left, and Dr. Shannon Risk of Niagara University. BEMUS POINT - The Chautauqua County Historical Society, in partnership with the Bemus Point Historical Society, will present a special lecture on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-23 07:00:00