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Pennsylvania man allegedly attacks a sheriff's deputy in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a sheriff's deputy on Friday night. According to Chautauqua County Police, deputies pulled over Steven Combs, 25, near the town of Mina shortly before midnight.


Fredonia High School class teaches personal finance skills

Fredonia High School seniors are learning how to balance checkbooks, save up for purchases and resist debt in a new class sponsored by a personal finance expert. The elective course Foundations in Personal Finance operates off a curriculum developed by Dave Ramsey — a millionaire who lost everything


Tensions rise as candidate, councilman spar

You can tell campaign season has already begun in the city of Dunkirk. On Feb. 16, the OBSERVER published a letter from former Dunkirk First Ward council candidate Dennis Welka. In it, Welka cited his legal issues with his opportunity to ballot petition that happened in 2017 and the resolution exten


Man charged following fatal crash in Chautauqua County

GERRY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Cattaraugus County man has been charged following a fatal crash in the Town of Gerry. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says James Newell, 41, of Steamburg, was driving a vehicle on Gerry Ellington Rd. this past Friday when he crashed.


Dunkirk residents rally against hospital relocation, despite hospital confirming move is definite

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A hospital in Dunkirk is expected to move to neighboring Fredonia, which has some Southern Tier residents upset and nervous for the future of their town. About a dozen people rallied this morning, despite the news that the move is definite.


Brooks outlines ‘important’ project

Community leaders heard from Brooks-TLC Hospital System representatives regarding plans to move the health-care facility from Dunkirk to Fredonia. The meetings began in the morning and lasted through Friday afternoon.


Goodell speaks about importance of library

Fredonia staff and their guests spent Valentine’s Day speaking with Assemblyman Andrew Goodell about the importance of library funding. Assemblyman Goodell was the guest of honor for a luncheon attended by a diverse group of librarians and library directors from both public and academic settings, as


Dunkirk to Receive $60,000 Federal Grant for NRG Power Plant Feasibility Study

DUNKIRK – Congressman Tom Reed Thursday announced a $60,000 grant to the city of Dunkirk to help cover the cost of a redevelopment feasibility study of the NRG power plant site.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Jamestown woman arrested after allegedly biting woman

A Jamestown woman was arrested after allegedly biting another woman Friday, after Jamestown Police responded to an alleged assault in progress at an Elk Street address. Upon their arrival on the scene at about 4:16 p.m., police said, they determined that Jean Hayes, 42, had allegedly bitten another


City pastor to be honored Sunday

Every February for the past 44 years, the United States has celebrated the achievements of African Americans during Black History Month. Although the origin of Black History Month actually begins several decades before President Gerald Ford officially recognized it in 1976, each February continues t


(3:39 P.M.) City Police Respond To Eighth Street Stabbing

Jamestown police responded to a reported stabbing at about 3:10 p.m. Friday at 307 W. Eighth St., Jamestown. Members of the Jamestown Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Celoron Fire Department and Alstar EMS responded to the scene.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Incubator offers entrepreneurial workshop: Leveraging Technology for the Modern Sales Team

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a workshop designed to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain a better understanding of the tools and technologies that help companies build awareness, generate opportunities, and close new business. Lev


SLICK ROADS: Two accidents happen early Thursday

A rollover accident was reported on Stockton-Hartfield Road in Stockton Thursday morning. It was the second of two accidents reported.


City Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

WARREN, Pa. — A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to charges of selling methamphetamine in Warren County in 2016. Armando Rosario, 36, pled on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility.


Wind gusts of 75 mph likely on Sunday

Sunday and Monday will be anything but a breeze to get through. For 24 hours, beginning at 7 a.m., a high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Winds from 30 to 40 mph and gusting to 75 mph are likely.


Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York

(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer


Hillbillies wrestlers off to Albany

Fredonia’s three wrestling state championship participants were sent off to the state tournament on Thursday. Pictured from left to right: Gio Russo, Coach Joe Santilli, Ceric Kristan (of Brocton) and Dalton Gardner.


Traffic volume issue looms large for hospital plan

The Fredonia Planning Board heard it loud and clear at its public hearing Wednesday on Brooks-TLC’s plan for a Fredonia hospital: The additional traffic brought to the neighborhood by the hospital could be a major problem.