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Police give updates on Zoar Valley victims

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports as of last night Alexander Green, 4, is in guarded condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Women and Children's Hospital with internal injuries, multiple fractures, and a head injury. Jacob Green, 7, who was found by a Sheriff's Detective, ...

Two dead, two children sent to hospital after Zoar Valley accident

GOWANDA — Two adults died and two children were taken to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo after a fall at Zoar Valley at around 12:50 p.m., Erie County Sheriff's confirmed. Three victims were found on the gorge floor. The adults were pronounced dead, while the child was in critical ...

Erie County Water Authority lifts water restrictions

This morning the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) lifted the temporary water restrictions in the Southtowns they put in place while repairing a major water main break at their Sturgeon Point treatment plant. The restrictions included the municipalities of Evans, Angola, Farnham, Brant, North ...

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No injuries in Pomfret crash

OBSERVER Photos by Gregory Bacon No one was injured in a flat bed truck, car crash today around 10:30 a.m. on Fredonia-Stockton Road in the town of Pomfret. According to State Police, the driver of the car drifted into the lane of the flat bed truck, striking it on its side. The flat bed was ...

Brocton woman accused of stabbing another female

A Brocton woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another woman. According to State Police, on Monday, troopers were called to Westfield Memorial Hospital. There they interviewed a victim who claimed that Stephanie Metzler, 23, approached her from behind and stabbed her in the neck ...

Jamestown woman allegedly found with 43 grams of meth

JAMESTOWN — More than 40 grams of methamphetamine were seized Monday after police raided a Broadhead Avenue residence. At about noon members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police CNET and Jamestown Police Department SWAT executed a search warrant at 248 Broadhead ...

Deputies spot intoxicated woman smoking cigarette in vehicle in pond

NORTH COLLINS — A Boston, NY woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her vehicle landed in a pond. According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a crash scene at Sisson Highway and Shirley Road after Dispatchers received calls about a vehicle in a ...

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 Plans for an 80-unit housing development in Dunkirk’s 1st Ward were recently reviewed by the city planning board. Known as the Lake Winds Development, the project has been under consideration for about four years. A presentation was made by Fred Gregory, owner of ...

Five running for city court judge

Five individuals have emerged as candidates for Dunkirk City Court judge, according to a news release issued by the Chautauqua County Board of Elections. Those seeking the post include: James Scott Dimmer, John M. Kuzdale, Joseph A. Price, Rachel Roberts and Ronald A Szot. Current City Court ...

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City approves CDBG plan

From infrastructure to blight and to recreation, the Community Development Block Grant Program allows the city of Dunkirk to undertake a variety of development projects each year. The plan for fiscal year 2017 CDBG funding was recently given a stamp of approval by the Dunkirk Common Council, ...

Apothecary Body Art Co. certificate of sanitation revoked

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown business has been ordered placarded by the Chautauqua County Health Department. The Apothecary Body Art Co., 320 Cherry St., Jamestown, was ordered placarded by the Chautauqua County Board of Health at a recent meeting. Health Department officials say the action was ...

Hannah and Caitlyn Cybart converse in the circle during a high school varsity softball game.

Leaving a legacy

By JEREMY IZZIO OBSERVER Sports Reporter Two pillars of the Fredonia Hillbilly athletics program will be missing in action when the 2017-2018 sports seasons come around. For many, it seems as if Caitlyn and twin sister Hannah Cybart have forever been playing varsity sports for Fredonia. ...

Male struck by bullet in Hanover

HANOVER — Russell C. Genovese Jr., 28, of Dunkirk was arrested on a warrant issued out of Hanover Town Court stemming from an incident occurring at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the town of Hanover. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies allege that Genovese discharged a long rifle ...

$184K awarded to North Evans Fire District

Buffalo, NY – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $184,477 in federal funding for the North Evans Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters ...

Shorewood crowns 2017 champions

Senior Club Championship (July 8 and July 9) — Mark Coyle shot a 77/81 for a two-day total of 158 to claim this year’s Senior Club Championship. Results: Coyle (77, 81 — 158), Terry Redman (80, 83 — 163), Larry Lundin (80, 85 — 165), Brian Hover (86, 83 — 169). A Flight results: ...

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Twelve-time National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc qualifier Cody DeMoss is among the 251 competitors registered for next week’s Gerry PRCA rodeo.

Gerry rodeo sees record number of registrants for 2017

GERRY – A record 251 professional cowboys and cowgirls from 34 states have registered with the PRCA headquarters to compete in next week’s 73rd annual Gerry Fire Department’s rodeo, scheduled for four performances, Wednesday through Saturday, August 2-5, at 8:00 p.m. Included in the ...

State bans use of e-cigarettes in public, private school grounds

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation, which will immediately ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York State. "Nicotine use in any form has shown to be damaging to teens and this measure will close a dangerous loophole that allows ...

Cott to sell beverage business to Refresco

TORONTO and TAMPA, Fla. — Cott Corp. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business ("Cott Beverages") to Refresco for $1.25 billion. The transaction includes Cott's North America, U.K. and Mexico businesses (excluding ...