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Report: Truck-Lite to move longtime Falconer HQ to Michigan

Local/Region

FALCONER — A longtime truck lighting supplier is reportedly moving its Falconer headquarters to Michigan. The Detroit News reported that Truck-Lite Co. LCC plans to invest $4 million into a new building in Southfield, Mich., while creating 95 jobs. In doing so, the company will move from ...

School 5 celebrates Dr. Seuss

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Schools across the United States celebrate National Read Across America Day to honor the late children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss near his March 2nd birthday. At School 5 in Dunkirk, under the leadership of Library Aide Connie Glasier, this is an occasion for members of the ...

Four charged in Dunkirk drug raid

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OBSERVER Staff Report Four Dunkirk residents have been arrested following a six-month investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in the city. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Dunkirk Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug ...

Three arrested in Mayville drug operation

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OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — Three people are facing drug charges after a warrant check in the village on Thursday. Chautauqua County deputies report that while checking on a residence, they observed a vehicle pulling into the driveway around 1 p.m on Blanchard Street. The vehicle was ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000. Forestville Eastern Star cancels lasagna dinner The Forestville Eastern Star lasagna dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 9 has been ...

Area police

Area police

Police say drunk man flees accident ¯ GERRY — A Cassadaga man is accused of being drunk and fleeing a motor vehicle accident. Howard Roberts, 74, of Cassadaga was arrested for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident Wednesday. According to the New ...

Injuries reported in crash

Local/Region

A two car accident happened near Sullivan’s Charbroil on Route 20 in the village of Fredonia Friday afternoon. One female was was taken by EMS to Brooks Hospital for abdominal pain. No other information was able at press time.

Mini van hits former Dunkirk business

Local/Region

A minivan collided with the old Chubby's BBQ Pit restaurant on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Nichols Avenue Friday, causing substantial damage. The Dunkirk Fire Department received the call at around 4 p.m. A female driver, the sole occupant, was extracted and transported to the hospital. ...

50 youth set to participate in 4-H Presentation Day

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is planning countywide Public Presentation Evaluation Day today, March 9, at Cassadaga Valley Central School. Over 50 youth are expected to give presentations on varying topic areas and styles. Public ...

Sgt Jonathan Gollnitz Memorial Highway sign unveiled

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During a ceremony today at the Fredonia American Legion, Senator Catharine Young (R-Olean), renamed a section of State Route 20, in the Village of Fredonia, the "Sergeant Jonathan Gollnitz Memorial Highway." Senator Young sponsored legislation in the state Senate and Assemblyman Andrew ...

Mayor invites Girl Scouts for cookies, questions

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Tagalongs (or Peanut Butter Patties) are a hit with city of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas, and so are the Girl Scouts. In a regional event Wednesday titled “Cookies with the Mayor,” various city leaders met with local troops to share insights and answer questions with the girls while snacking ...

Albany’s ‘physical toll’ is one long road

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Almost every Monday morning started with a similar routine for William Parment when he represented Chautauqua County for 28 years in the state Assembly. He would wake up early, leave his North Harmony home at 6 and begin his 386-mile, six-hour journey on Interstate 86 to Albany. “It was the ...

LED streetlights floated for Fredonia

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Fredonia looks likely to join the light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting trend. National Grid’s Paul Kazmierczak gave a presentation to the Fredonia Board of Trustees Monday about a plan to change 594 street lights in the village. They are currently high-pressure sodium streetlights, he ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Forestville Eastern Star plans lasagna dinner The Forestville Eastern Star will hold a lasagna dinner on Saturday, March 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lodge, Main Street, Forestville. The cost is $12 per meal. Pine Valley CSD Capital Improvement Committee meeting rescheduled SOUTH DAYTON ...

Area Police

Area police

Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Feb. 28 Edward Perez-Masonet, 32, of Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny and trespassing. ¯ On Feb. 28 Alexis Marrero Kuilan, 36, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. ¯ On March 1 Jason Remington, ...

Brooks’ reuse committee seeks community input

Local/Region

The Citizens Advisory Committee of the Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. board of directors is inviting community members to submit suggestions on the future re-use of the Brooks Campus on Central Avenue. The committee, a non-binding group of community leaders established by the health ...