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Mayville Man Indicted In 2008 Homicide Cold Case
Little more than 10 years ago, Jeffrey Johnson of Westfield was found dead inside his residence, which was labeled by investigators as “suspicious” when his body was found Nov. 8, 2008.
City Police Arrest One Person, Seek Second Suspect in Meadville, PA Shooting Incident
JAMESTOWN – Jamestown police have found one of the two Jamestown residents suspected of a recent shooting in Meadville, Pa. Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson said 40-year-old Michelle Sugden-Rosario was taken into custody by police Thursday following a traffic stop in Jamestown. It was deter
Hotel to condos: The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake
MAYVILLE — Spanning three decades, the idea of the Webb family to bring high-end lakeside residences to the Chautauqua Lake shore has transformed a lot over the years, with The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake about to take shape starting next year in the form of a condominium resort.
Petition has no legal impact on Ripley sewer work
RIPLEY — A petition asking that Ripley town officials consider an alternate route for the planned sewer project has no legal impact, council members and residents learned. At the November meeting of the Ripley Town Council, Supervisor Doug Bowen read a letter from Charles Schachter of the law firm H
Sinclairville man charged in attempted car wash theft
LAKEWOOD — A Sinclairville man is in trouble with the law after breaking into change machines at a local car wash. Lakewood-Busti police report Merle C. Smith, 37, of 3109 Old Chautauqua Road, was seen by officers attempting to take change at East Fairmount Avenue. He was charged with third-degree c
Auxiliary drive boosts Mayville Food Pantry
CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Fire Department Auxiliary, Chautauqua, participated in ‘Make a Difference Day 2018’ last month by again hosting a food drive to replenish the Mayville Food Pantry. Area residents generously donated financial donations as well as about 1,000 pounds of food and hygiene prod
Prendergast Library to hold free Gingerbread Workshop
JAMESTOWN — The holidays are coming to the library! The library will host a free Gingerbread Workshop in the makerspace on Dec. 20, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. This is a drop-in event — stop by when it’s convenient for you.
Chautauqua Lake Students attend Boys’, Girls’ State
After attending Boys’ and Girls’ State leadership programs over the summer, five seniors returned to school with new leadership skills. Alex Gleason and Kyler Majka attended the 82nd annual Boys’ State at Morrisville State College in Morrisville, New York. Olivia Anderson, Shannon McKee and Hannah R
Just One Word — Plastics
BROCTON — Toyota; GM; Browning and Crossman Knives; Tesla; Great Batch Medical — what do all of these well-known labels have in common?. All of them have products manufactured by a 60-year-old thermal injection molding and packaging business, which has remained a constant in Chautauqua County, James
SILVER CREEK: Dialogue turns a bit unhealthy
A pair of enthusiastic individuals approached the Silver Creek Village Board to talk about a healthy initiative known as “Complete Streets.” One was a member from the Chautauqua Health Network while another was a village resident.
Cattaraugus County drug raid nets one arrest
A South Dayton woman was arrested on a felony count of possessing crystal methamphetamine after the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force raided her home Thursday night. Laurie Newcomb, 41, of Pine Street, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use
One Survivor picks up 14th win, another vies for it today
Dunkirk’s Cheryl Phillips has won her 14th straight game in the OBSERVER Survivor contest. With Tennessee’s lopsided 30-9 victory over Jacksonville on Thursday night, Phillips has one more win than her challenger in Fredonia’s Bob Scott. The pair are the last two standing in the OBSERVER Survivor co
Suspect Arrested in Jamestown, N.Y. for Meadville Shooting; Second Suspect Still Wanted
One of the two suspects wanted in connection to a shooting in Meadville Thursday was arrested in Jamestown, N.Y. Police took Michelle Rosario, 40, into custody during a vehicle stop in Jamestown early Thursday afternoon.
Falconer/Cassadaga Valley Wins Another Title
That was the comment of Falconer/Cassadaga Valley wrestling coach Drew Wilcox after the Golden Falcons claimed three individual titles on their way to the team crown at the Jarvis Wildcat Memorial Tournament on Saturday.
Meadville Police Seek Jamestown Residents in Shooting Incident
MEADVILLE, PA – Pennsylvania Police are seeking two Jamestown residents who are wanted in connection to a shooting that took place Thursday in Meadville. According to the Meadville Tribune, Police there are looking for 22-year-old Anthonie Sugden and 40-year-old Michelle Sugden-Rosario. The two are
Harpist Finson to perform at UPB Dec. 15
Lakewood, N.Y., native Hannah Finson will return to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for an encore performance on Dec. 15. Last year, Finson wowed the audience at Marilyn Horne Hall with an hour-long performance on her 108 year-old Lyon and Healy concert harp. In order to accommodate demand,
Jamestown Police Department Cited in CNN Report Focusing on Destruction of Rape Evidence
JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Department is one of several police agencies from across the country that was recently named in an investigative report by CNN focusing on the destruction of rape evidence.
Some of the best, worst of the week
EMPTY BOWLS — Once again, the community came out in droves to support the Empty Bowls project. Last weekend, hundreds of people came to the Clarion in Dunkirk to purchase a bowl and have it filled with soup or chili made by local BOCES culinary students. The bowls were made by Chautauqua Area Potter
We’re still not at ease with backup plan
It was supposed to be New York state’s greatest Christmas gift to Dunkirk and northern Chautauqua County. But five years later, it is — quite possibly — the city’s largest piece of coal in its stocking.
Lakewood Man Arrested Following High-Speed Chase on I-86
SHERMAN – A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a vehicle and leading police on a high speed pursuit on I-86 with speeds reaching 130 mile per hour. New York State Police say 22-year-old Collin Slack of Jamestown faces multiple charges, including third-degree criminal possession o