Local/Region

Forestville American Legion installs officers

The J. Carter Knapp Forestville American Legion Post 953 recently conducted installation of 2019-20 officers. In front are: Kevin Johnson, treasurer; Victoria Schafer, chaplain; Joseph Aguglia, first vice commander. Back row are: John Way, third vice; Thomas Halicki, post commander; Wayne ...

Missing teen found

Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a missing Warren County girl has been found and returned home. Police and family of Anastasia Pierce, 13, had been looking for her after she was last seen at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

City Man Charged In Tuesday Night Shooting

Cooperation from witnesses helped Jamestown police nab a city man who fired several shots at a car late Tuesday. Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr., 28, was taken into custody not long after officers were called to a shooting in the area of 52 Liberty St. in Jamestown. No one was injured in the ...

Woman seriously injured in Tuesday night crash

KENNEDY — A woman was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries following a crash late Tuesday. According to Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police, the woman — 53-year-old Hope Raichlin — was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that struck a guardrail on Route 394 around ...

Special Ukulele Community Jams

On Friday, July 12, Fredonia Ukulele is back in their original location at East Main Cafe (formerly Kasia Coffee). East Main Cafe is opening special for the “Fredonia Ukulele B-Side Jam” from 6 to 8 p.m. The jam session is for all ages and all ability levels, and we’ve got extra ukuleles ...

Fredonia to go back in time

Fredonia is a village that revels in its history. It’s proud of its Victorian “painted lady” homes in its residential areas and it cherishes classic structures downtown, such as the Village Hall and Opera House, the White Inn, the Barker Library, several churches and Barker Common’s ...

Delegates from county 4-H take part in Capital Days

A delegation representing 4-H members in New York visited Albany in May for the 84th annual 4-H Capital Days event. Nearly 100 teen delegates and their chaperones attended representing 31 of the 62 counties in New York State. Rachael Harper and Amelia Sprague were selected to represent ...

Audubon fisheries event planned for Friday

JAMESTOWN — When you were growing up, did you enjoy wading in the creek catching critters? Do you know what a hellbender is? Would you like to hold one? Then Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has an Audubon Exclusive experience for you. On Friday, you can be part of a Hellbender ...

Four facing drug charges after vehicle checkpoint stop

SHERMAN — Four area residents are facing drug charges after a vehicle check point stop on Sunday afternoon by the New York State Police. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force were called to further investigate the incident. The investigation ...

Space, astronomy discussion tonight at observatory

FREWSBURG — At 7:30 p.m. tonight, the Martz-Kohl Observatory will be open to the public for an evening of astronomy and space science discussion. Following the discussion, the observatory will be open for both members and the public to view the night sky, weather permitting. The observatory ...

Pair charged with endangering kids’ welfare

CELORON — Two people are facing child endangerment charges after police say five children, ages 3 to 11, were left to “take care of themselves.” Officers with the Ellicott Police Department responded Friday to 10 Venice St. in Celoron to check the wellbeing of children at the residence. ...

Lights for Liberty event set for Dunkirk on Friday

Lights for Liberty at the Lake: Supporting a Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will be Friday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Park in Dunkirk. Organized by the the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Women’s Action Group, the vigil aims to bring attention to thousands of asylum seekers fleeing ...

City man dies in Buffalo shooting

A Dunkirk man died after a shooting in the city of Buffalo late Sunday night. The Buffalo News reported that Gabriel L. Texidor, 23, was shot at Pennsylvania Street and Trenton Avenue around 9:50 p.m. He was found lying on the ground after officers responded to a 911 call. Buffalo police ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club meets

On a rare, clear, perfect June afternoon, the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club arrived at the Margay Street residence of Bob Root in Dunkirk for their June meeting and tour. Surrounding the home was a perfectly groomed hedge, some evergreen bushes and a few flower specimens. White Peonies, lime green ...

Grants available through state-funded vineyard improvement program

PORTLAND — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets through the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) has established a reimbursement grant opportunity funded by the Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program. As a result of the Concord Summit held in ...

Accident in Fredonia

This was the aftermath of a two-car accident reported around 3:30 p.m. on East Main Street in Fredonia. Fredonia’s fire and police departments responded, as did the Dunkirk Fire Department for backup. Traffic on the road, which is typically quite busy at that time of day, got temporarily tied ...

11 non-profits win Lake Shore grants

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. has announced that the bank has awarded $16,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations throughout Erie and Chautauqua Counties. The Bank’s Community Reinvestment Committee, comprised of four members from our local communities, is charged with reviewing all ...

Fredonia OKs tenure for four

Last month at the Fredonia Board of Education meeting, tenure was approved for Carly Koopman, Amy Sells, Steven Romans and Maggie Snyder. Cake and coffee were supplied at the meeting in celebration of their achievements. Superintendent Jeff Sortisio spoke highly of each recipient during his ...

Four facing drug charges after stop in Sherman

SHERMAN — Four area residents are facing drug charges after a vehicle check point stop on Sunday afternoon by the New York State Police. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force were called to further investigate the incident around 4:15 p.m. The ...

Erie County clerk files suit over licenses for immigrants

ALBANY (AP) — A Western New York county clerk says he will file a federal lawsuit challenging a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns says he will file the lawsuit today and seek an injunction to block ...