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Ohio Man Dies In Ripley Logging Accident

An Ohio man has been killed in a logging accident in Ripley. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a logging accident at 9:21 a.m. Saturday on Klondike Road in Ripley to help Ripley volunteer firefighters. David Byler, 46, of Middlefield, Ohio, was about a half of a ...

Jamestown fire remains under investigation

The cause of a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon at a Jamestown home remains under investigation. Crews were alerted to the blaze around 12:15 p.m. at 114 King St.; officers with the Jamestown Police Department arrived and stated that flames were shooting from the rear of the structure. ...

County reports 2 virus-related deaths, 235 new cases over weekend

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 235 new COVID cases, from data collected Friday through Sunday. The health department also recorded two new virus-related deaths, which raises the total to 77 during the pandemic. There are currently 423 active cases as well as 39 people ...

Reigning champion Chiefs dump Bills 38-24 in AFC title game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo's secondary ...

Firefighters respond to call at Athenex facility

Area fire crews were on the scene earlier this afternoon at the Athenex plant in the town of Dunkirk. According to scanner reports, the call came in around 4:30 p.m. to the facility off Lake Shore Drive East for an electrical fire on the second floor. Crews were on the scene until 6:35 p.m. ...

Worries voiced over second cluster at Brocton facility

Since the afternoon of Dec. 30, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has not allowed visitation across the state -- including Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Brocton. This, however, has not slowed a recent COVID-19 surge among those being held in ...

Unwelcome Cherry Creek man charged in Brocton visit

BROCTON -- An unwanted Cherry Creek man is facing charges after visiting an address on Kinney Street. At around 6:37 p.m. Friday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies checked the location after a report of an order of protection violation. Deputies located Tyler A. Jaynes, 31. Jaynes was ...

Restaurants want curfew extended to midnight for dining

The New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) called on the state to loosen restrictions imposed on restaurants -- specifically, extending the curfew from 10 p.m. to midnight and allowing limited indoor dining in New York City. Making amendments to state restrictions will give restaurants ...

County updates COVID death totals, number near 75

Before Thursday, Chautauqua County's Health Department has been under-reporting the number of deaths tied to COVID-19. In its daily update, released this afternoon, the county is now noting 75 have died due to the virus. "Sadly, deaths from COVID-19 reported today are 23," the department ...

State OKs high-risk sports

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has finally budged on high-risk sports in New York state. Beginning Feb. 1, basketball, wrestling, football, ice hockey and other sports deemed high risk in the state will be allowed to resume competition as long as county Health Departments allow it. In ...

Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — Three National Guard members on a training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a farmer's field in western New York. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, New York, a rural town south of ...

Pair charged following multiple thefts from Westfield business

WESTFIELD — Two men are facing larceny charges for allegedly stealing merchandise from a Westfield store over the course of two months. The Westfield Police Department announced the arrests this week of 33-year-old Aaron C. Espersen of Portland and 31-year-old Mathew J. Mulville of ...

County reports 52nd-COVID-related death, 64 new cases

Another COVID-related death was reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. The death, which appears to be a person over the age of 90, marks 52 to date. The county Health Department also recorded 64 new COVID cases, of which nine involve people living in the Dunkirk zip ...

Report: Jamestown Native Sirianni Named Eagles Head coach

Nick Sirianni, a Jamestown native and Southwestern Central School graduate, has reportedly been hired as the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing sources, announced the hire on Twitter Thursday around 2 p.m. ...

Crews respond to train fire near Van Buren

OBSERVER Photo by Jo Ward A train fire involving a CSX train was handled by the Fredonia Fire Department and the Fredonia Police Department on Thursday evening around 5:30 p.m. near Van Buren in Pomfret. There were no known injuries at the time.

UPDATE: Travel Advisory Lifted

Effective immediately, the travel advisory that was put in place in the city of Dunkirk, has been lifted. Dunkirk police officials ask drivers to use caution as they travel on the roads, allowing adequate space between vehicles and account for extra time to reach your destination. Police ...

Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which ...

Biden becomes 46th president of United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden's inauguration ...

Buffalo man jailed on attempted robbery charge

A Buffalo man was jailed Wednesday morning on an attempted robbery charge after police were called to Dollar General around 9:15 a.m. Officers had received a report of an armed robbery in progress at the 226 Winsor St. store. Patrols were advised that the suspect — later identified as ...