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Minor mishap in city

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford The Dunkirk Fire and Police departments rolled to a two-car accident at Brigham Road and West Sixth Street about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Alstar Ambulance also responded. Though both vehicles sustained significant damage, there were no apparent injuries.

Keep your eyes on the sky

Pictured is a funnel cloud, submitted by a reader, in Dunkirk on Thursday afternoon over Lake Erie.

UPMC Chautauqua celebrates Medical Lab Sciences Program grads

A special ceremony was held recently to celebrate the graduates of the UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program. Graduates received a certificate of completion allowing them to complete their Bachelor of Science degree at their respective universities. With a 40-year history, the ...

Author Debra Meder to speak in Sinclairville

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library will host a book signing and presentation by Debra Runge Meder, author of “The Front Porch Promise,” on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Meder’s book is a memoir of hope, healing and restoration in the darkest of circumstances. The author ...

Motorcyclist who was struck by car dies

COLLINS — An Evans man has died after a car-motorcycle collision on Thursday near State Route 438 and Versailles Plank Road. State Police in Collins report they responded to the incident involving a 2016 Harley Davidson operated by Martin T. Burke, 64, that was traveling southbound on ...

After incident, social media provides outlet

WPXI reporter David Johnson was among those in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater on Friday. Johnson called the attack on Salman Rushdie one of the most shocking things he’s seen in 31 years visiting the institution. “I’ve been coming here for 31 years, and this is obviously the ...