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Jamestown battling downtown fire

Jamestown firefighters are battling a structure fire on the upper floors of the Arcade Building on Main Street in Jamestown. First responders were notified after 4 p.m. of the blaze. Off-duty firefighters were summoned for more manpower. A partial roof collapse was reported in the rear of ...

Dunkirk Public Library budget vote fails

Voters in the Dunkirk City School District have rejected an increase in the Dunkirk Public Library's budget. The unofficial vote was 91 people against the increase and 72 for it. See a full story in Wednesday's OBSERVER.

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Westfield Police seeking help looking for man

The Westfield Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a Westfield man missing for a week. Police said Patrick S. Thompson, 31, of 8 Clark St., was last seen on Monday, June 12 around noon. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. ...

Barbara R. (Farnham) Manning

Barbara R. (Farnham) Manning, 69, of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Dunkirk, died Monday October 3, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Dunkirk, June 20, 1947, the daughter of the late Theodore Jr. and Dorothy (Fick) Farnham. She was a retired employee of Bayer ...

Shed destroyed in fire

A shed was destroyed this morning in a fire at an Amish farm at 6009 Dean Road, Dewittville. The fire broke out around 6 a.m. Agencies that responded to the call include the Hartfield and Stockton fire departments.

Dunkirk man accused of sexual relations with a minor

A Dunkirk man has been arrested after allegedly having sexual relations with a minor. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, after a joint investigation with the Sheriff's Office, the Dunkirk Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Michael Kelly, 27, of 115 Gazelle St. ...

20-count indictment handed down against owner of RV company

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the following indictment in Chautauqua County Court. On June 7, a Chautauqua County Grand Jury handed down a 20-count indictment against R. Kenneth Asel, the owner of City Garage of Jamestown, d.b.a. Ken Asel R.V.s in ...

Cassadaga man charged with sexual conduct with a child

CHARLOTTE — A Cassadaga man is facing multiple charges after allegedly having sexual relations with a child. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Steven C. Morris Jr., 32, of 7392 Hall Road, was arrested on Friday on a warrant. He was charged with first-degree criminal ...

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No injuries reported in Tuesday’s rollover

Submitted Photo courtesy of the Silver Creek Fire Department Irving and Silver Creek fire departments were called to the Thruway Tuesday night, as reported in Wednesday’s OBSERVER. The truck and 21-foot boat were reportedly damaged when the vehicle left the westbound lane. The driver was ...

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Work is underway on the Lily Dale Community Butterfly Habitat Garden.

NCCF announces Neighborhood Pride Challenge award winners

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has announced that four projects have been selected to receive funding through the Neighborhood Pride Challenge. NCCF awarded a total of $30,195 to four projects. The Neighborhood Pride Challenge is a pilot project of the ...

Arrest made in Seneca Nation burglary

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports detectives and deputies investigated a burglary from June 5 on Route 438 in the Seneca Nation Territory where the suspect stole several sporting equipment items worth more than $1,700. Alexandra Jimerson, 19 of Brant, is charged with felony ...

Silver Creek holds Memorial services

Submitted Photos Memorial Services were held Monday at Samuel Cimino VFW Post in Silver Creek inside because of the weather. The four veterans are as follows left to right: Colin Anderson, Ed Fik, LTC Adam Czekanski (speaker and SCHS graduate), and Richard Henry (Post Commander).

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North Collins softball headed to states

The North Collins Lady Eagles defeated the Elba Lady Lancers, 4-1, at Promenschenkel Stadium in Dunkirk. The Lady Eagles had a big second inning by jumpin gout to a 3-0 lead. The lead became large enough for pitcher Rebecca Cyrek to hold and close the game. North Collins will advance to play ...

North Collins baseball team headed to Final Four

The North Collins Eagles varsity baseball team defeated Lima Christian, 9-5, at the Far West Regionals to continue on to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four in Class D. The Eagles traveled to Rochester, NY to play at Frontier Field where it represented ...

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Ellicott man handed 20-count indictment for child pornography

A months-long investigation by the FBI, the Ellicott Police and Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office has led to a 20-count indictment for an Ellicott man accused of handling child pornography. In February, the FBI and Ellicott Police Department executed a search warrant at 107 ...

County airports land $1.2 million in federal funds

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $17,182,465 in federal funding for 36 critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York, including Dunkirk and Jamestown. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's ...

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Blanche G. Hamernik Golubski

Blanche G. Hamernik Golubski, 100, joined her loving husband on Friday, May 27, 2017. She had the incredible experience of entering and leaving this world on the same date 100 years later. Formerly of King Street and Bennett Road, Dun-kirk, NY where she resided for 99 years; and Heritage ...

Two charged in Fredonia armed robbery

Two local residents were taken into custody following an armed robbery early this morning. According to Fredonia Police, around 2 a.m. officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred on Cushing Street. The victims of the robbery provided police a description of the ...