Local/Region

Communication students present award-winning research at ECA conference

Five senior communication students from the State University of New York at Fredonia, accompanied by Angela McGowan and Amanda Lohiser, assistant professors in the Department of Communication, presented research papers at the eighth annual James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond ...

Striders Board of Directors appoints new executive director

Jamestown — The Board of Directors of Chautauqua Striders, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mentoring and guidance of youth through education, advocacy, and athletics announced that they have hired Jennifer Swan-Leuze as their new executive director. Jennifer ...

Gowanda Area Chamber awards local businesses for effort in promoting area

The Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce awarded three area businesses for their efforts to better the Gowanda area as well as promote the services, and specifically food. The chamber awarded Capozzi’s Pizzeria, the South Dayton Supermarket and K&L Lanes (which will close for the summer on ...

Firefighters extinguish porch fire

Silver Creek Fire Department, Sunset Bay Fire Department, Hanover Center Fire Department and Emergency Services responded to a report of a porch fire at 10 Knight St., Silver Creek Wednesday around 9 p.m. Upon arrival,  Knight Street was blocked off.

Hands On Jamestown takes place Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Every year, hundreds of volunteers from all over the greater Jamestown region join Jamestown Renaissance Corporation for Hands On Jamestown, a community-wide effort to clean and beautify the streets of Jamestown. Participants assist the city of Jamestown Parks Department with ...

ASC students pitch in to help Lions Camp Badger

ALFRED Alfred State College (ASC) students in multiple majors recently rolled up their sleeves and got to work providing some much-needed assistance to a camp in Tioga County. Located in Spencer, Lions Camp Badger focuses on providing services that “enhance the educational, vocational, ...

Babe Ruth World Series of Cars to take place July 22

JAMESTOWN — The Babe Ruth World Series Board of Directors has announced the upcoming 35th Annual World Series of Wheels to be held in Jamestown on July 22. The World Series of Cars was started in 1984 as a way to help defray the expense of hosting a Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown and was ...

Cassadaga Job Corps announces information sessions, tours

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host tours and information sessions for interested applicants and their families this Thursday, May 17. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Cassadaga Job Corps Academy offers no-cost career training in the healthcare, construction, and security ...

Gowanda woman charged in making meth

GOWANDA — A 38-year-old village woman has been charged in manufacturing methampehtamine after a search of a residence at 20 Frederick St. Sara L. Seeley faces third-degree unlawful manufacturing of meth, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and seventh-degree criminal possession ...

Motorist injured as car veers off Route 5

A motorist was injured this morning when the vehicle she was driving veered off Route 5 and into a tree-lined area near Harrington Road in the town of Dunkirk. The incident occurred before 10 a.m. and the motorist appeared to be heading east when the vehicle veered across the road and into a ...

Fredonia Food Pantry plans distribution for May 19

On Saturday, May 19, the Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon at Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave. The pantry serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, area code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food. ...

NCCF hosts summit on the ‘Big Picture’

The Local Economic Development Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation will host the 2018 May Summit “Big Picture: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces for Economic Development” on Tuesday, May 22, in the SUNY Fredonia Science Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the program ...

CCIDA announces new initiatives

JAMESTOWN — Mark Geise, the deputy county executive for Economic Development, who also serves as the chief executive officer for the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), has announced several new initiatives aimed at improving transparency and increasing community ...

Fredonia State graduate places story in national journal

Jamestown author Phil Zimmer has a feature on the Soviet T-34 tank in the spring issue of World War II Quarterly that is presently on newsstands all across the country. He notes the T-34 tank was arguably the best all-around tank of WWII. It played a significant role in halting the German ...

Lakeview man sentenced to the maximum for DWI

BUFFALO — Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 33-year-old Matthew Thomas of Lakeview was sentenced to the maximum, 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison, after pleading guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. ...

Ripley Women’s Club annual banquet is May 24

RIPLEY — The Ripley Women’s Club, co-chaired by Dorothy Barnes and Ellie Bachtel, once again hosts their Annual Banquet on Thursday, May 24 at Meeder’s Restaurant on Main Street. Guest Speakers will include state Sen. Cathy Young; state Assemblyman Andy Goodell; a representative of U.S. ...

School budget votes underway

School budgets across the area are being voted on through this evening. Click on the link below to find out the details for your district: http://www.observertoday.com/news/local-region/2018/05/budgets-school-board-members-up-for-election-tuesday/

Scholarship opportunity for former foster children through NCCF

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announces the availability of the Rev. Clifford K. Cliver and Lucy Cliver Sumsky Scholarship. Established in 2015, the Rev. Cliver designed this scholarship to assist students over age 21 who had been in foster care. "Growing up as foster children, my ...

Civic calendar

Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga village board meeting, fire hall, 7 p.m. Dunkirk Tuesday — City Economic Development Committee meeting, 4 p.m., conference room Tuesday — City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m., city hall Tuesday — Town board meeting, 6:30 p.m., town hall Thursday — ...