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County reminds residents about precautions during winter storm

MAYVILLE — With Chautauqua County expected to receive snow, sleet and freezing rain this week, Chautauqua County Officials are reminding residents to please use caution. The National Weather Service in Buffalo currently has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Chautauqua and Southern ...

Dunkirk man sentenced for selling cocaine

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Fred Santiago, 30, of Dunkirk, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to serve 5 years and 10 months in prison by Chief U.S. District ...

New Era Cap may close Derby plant

DERBY — New Era Cap Company may close its plant in the town of Evans. The company issued a statement today, explaining its decision. The full statement is below: Today, New Era Cap Co. notified the Communications Workers of America (CWA) that it is considering the discontinuation of ...

Name released in weekend fatal accident

ELLIOTT — The name of the man who was killed over the weekend in a motor vehicle accident on Route 60 has been released. According to police, Peter Tarbrake, 65, of Cassadaga died Saturday in an accident near VanCobb Road in the town of Ellicott. His vehicle, which was headed south, ...

David Hart to speak at Chamber annual meeting

The guest speaker for the 2018 Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting will be David P. Hart, President and CEO of Hart Hotels. A privately owned company based in Buffalo, Hart Hotels has more than 30 years of experience developing, operating, and managing hotels and restaurants. ...

City of Dunkirk under Travel Advisory

The city of Dunkirk Police Department is issuing a Travel Advisory until further notice. Due to the deteriorating road conditions and visibility, there is to be no unnecessary travel. Keeping vehicles off the roadway will assist with snow plowing and access for Emergency vehicles to ...

Area wakes up to snowfall

OBSERVER Staff Report Many residents in Chautauqua County woke up Saturday morning to some unexpected snowfall. While one to two inches was anticipated, some area residents woke up to seven inches. The National Weather Service reported Perrysburg had nine inches of snow while Forestville ...

NCCS appoints Andrew Ludwig interim principal

OBSERVER Staff Report Northern Chautauqua Catholic School has a new leader. On Thursday, NCCS announced on its website that Andrew Ludwig was appointed interim principal and will stay in the position at least until the end of the school year. At the beginning of the school year Jenny ...

Accident in Fredonia

At around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a report of possible individuals being hit by a vehicle in the village of Fredonia was reported. The accident occured near Wisteria Drive and Matteson Street. Fredonia Police, Fredonia Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene. No other information was available.

Sheriff’s deputy saves little girl’s life

MAYVILLE - A Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy has been credited with saving the life of an infant girl who reportedly stopped breathing after choking on food Monday afternoon. Deputy Adam McAdoo was with co-workers from the Sheriff's Office at the Mayville Diner eating lunch when a woman ...

South Dayton man charged with murder

SOUTH DAYTON - An alleged domestic disturbance at a South Dayton residence has resulted in a shooting death. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office criminal Bureau responded to the residence of Richard L. Tyma Sr., 73, of Mill Street for a reported domestic disturbance Friday at 2:45 ...

Salamanca woman facing numerous drug charges after accident

SHERMAN — The driver of a motor vehicle who struck a deer on Interstate 86 late Thursday is facing a number of drug charges. At about 11:55 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies arrived to find that the vehicle had incurred heavy damage, but the occupants were unharmed. The operator ...

Lakewood man facing rape, child porn charges

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood man police say was under investigation for rape has been additionally charged with possessing child pornography. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office today announced the charges against 38-year-old Jeffrey L. Shriver. The investigation started after first-degree rape ...

Donna J. Northrup

Donna J. Northrup, 57, of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY after a long courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Dunkirk, NY and the daughter of Donald and Vernie (Romance) Gworek of Fredonia, NY.In ...

Car crash kills Ashville man in Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — An Ashville man died Saturday night in a one-car crash. Deputies were called to Beaujean Road in the town of Chautauqua for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the single vehicle involved left the roadway and struck a ...

Vehicle lands in Slippery Rock Creek, driver sent to Brooks

BROCTON — A Northeast Pa., man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after his truck went off the road and into a creek bed. Dennis Johnson of Northeast, Pa., was south bound on Old Mill Street when he failed to negotiate a sharp right curve in the roadway. Johnson's vehicle left the ...

Dunkirk man facing slew of charges following Sunday incident

On Sunday evening, at around 5:51 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an assault in progress in the town of Dunkirk. Upon further investigation, it was found that Rodney G. Clyburn, 38, of Dunkirk, allegedly got into an argument with another person. Clyburn allegedly ...

Fredonia falls to Lady Gators in Class B2 final

WILLIAMSVILLE — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies saw their season end on Saturday night, with a 6-0 loss to the Allegany-Limestone Lady Gators in the Class B2 girls soccer sectional final. The final score, however, did not tell the whole story. “Standing on this field on this night, playing ...

Forestville man charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child

FORESTVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an address on Pearl Street in Forestville for a report of a disorderly person Friday night. At around 8:51 p.m., investigation found that Joel R Tefft, 41, of Forestville, had allegedly supplied alcohol to minors and allowed ...