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Barmore leads Wolfpack to Class D championship

ORCHARD PARK — Cameron Barmore is one of the best all-around athletes in Western New York. He put that on display for all to see Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 senior caught TD passes of 67 and 69 yards from Gerrit Hinsdale and John Swabik respectively to lift second-seeded ...

One taken to hospital after rollover on Interstate

IRVING - One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash on Interstate 90 early Thursday. Firefighters from Irving and Silver Creek were called to the eastbound lane of the interstate, between the Silver Creek and Eden/Angola exits, around 6:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated ...

Fire in Gerry extinguished

GERRY — Investigators were called to the scene of a fire that broke out in the town of Gerry. A passerby spotted smoke coming from the area of 2146 Hanson Road on Thursday around 12:45 p.m. Fire officials found heavy smoke coming from the basement of a property, believed to be used as a ...

Salamanca man acquitted in Ellicottville shooting

LITTLE VALLEY — After a three-day jury trial in Cattaraugus County Court, Damien Marvin 26, of Salamanca, was acquitted of a felony assault charge stemming from a shooting incident, in Ellicottvile, in December of 2018. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Ronald D. Ploetz, ...

Cuomo urges residents to be prepared for high winds

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for a storm system which will bring 40 to 50 mph winds with gusts over 60 mph, as well as two to three inches of rain to much of the state. The storm is expected to be strongest between 11 p.m. tonight through 2 p.m. Friday and could ...

Dunkirk Police Chief discuss weather

Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano noted that an afternoon briefing from the National Weather Service notes that there is a High Wind Warning and Lakeshore Flood Warning in effect from now until Friday morning. Lakeshore erosion, heavy rain and winds possibly reaching 65 MPH are a possibility ...

Silver Creek man accused of sexual acts with a juvenile

WESTFIELD — A Silver Creek man is facing a sex offense charge. According to the the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, an investigation was conducted by its Criminal Investigation Division into a report of suspicious situation. It was found that on June 6 an unknown time, 33-year-old Derek ...

Dunkirk lifts travel advisory

The City of Dunkirk Police Department is lifting the previous travel advisory. The city's Department of Public Works cleaned up Lake Front Boulevard, the City Pier, Crooked Brook Avenue, and any other roadways affected. All roadways are now passable.

Man turns self in for stolen gravestone

FRENCH CREEK — A man faces charges in the theft of a gravestone from St. Mathias Cemetery. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reports that Edwin. L. Stancliff turned himself in to investigators today. He was charged with petit larceny and first degree cemetery desecration. He was taken ...

Two seriously injured after car strikes tree

ELLERY -- Drugs apparently had a role in a vehicle going off the road and striking a tree on Friday afternoon. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to Route 430 near Lin Aveune after receiving several calls of the accident around 1:30 p.m. The investigation showed that a vehicle ...

Truck lands on top of car in crash

This morning around 6:30 a.m. Fredonia firefighters responded to Webster and Porter roads in the town of Pomfret for a reported two car motor vehicle accident. According to the Fredonia Fire Department's Facebook page, there were no serious injuries, although one driver was extricated by ...

County churches support Mental Health Association recovery luncheons

Recovery luncheons are a monthly occurrence at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). The MHA is a peer recovery support center offering recovery coaching, peer support services and groups, advocacy, training, and veterans, family, employment and job support. It provides ...

Cargill to close Kennedy plant

KENNEDY — Cargill Inc. is closing its plant at 1029 Poland Center Road, Kennedy. In a news release, company officials said the plant will close Nov. 29 while serving customers through other Cargill feed mills. Seven employees will be affected, the company said. Cargill employs 500 people at ...

Drunk driver to serve jail time for causing crash in Collins

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 26-year-old Kalah Schultz of Brant has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to 6 months in jail followed by 5 years of probation. On December 10, 2018, at approximately 8 p.m., the defendant was driving ...

Police looking for missing adult with Alzheimer’s Disease

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Forest Rangers from the New York State Environmental Conservation are currently attempting to locate a missing vulnerable adult. Diana R. Chase, 74, was last seen on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Panama-Busti area. She suffers from Alzheimer's Disease ...

Two charged with drug possession in traffic stop

CHAUTAUQUA — Today the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced that two individuals were charged with illegal drug possession following a traffic stop last month. On Sept. 22 at about 2 a.m. deputies on patrol stopped a vehicle for an observed traffic violation on West Lake Road in ...

Jamestown man accused of killing Mayville man

SHERMAN — A Jamestown man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter following a shooting that killed a Mayville man early Sunday. Police took 25-year-old Julio E. Motanez of Charles Street into custody after responding at 1:36 a.m. to the area of 114 W. Main St. in the village of ...

Lady Wolverines keep perfect season intact

OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines have had a stellar season to date, but on Saturday, the undefeated Lady Wolverines were tested as much as they have been at any point this season. Just as it has been all season long, strong goalkeeping from Angel Busch ...

Derby teen reported missing

DERBY — The Evans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Alexis Cecala, 17, of Derby. She left her residence with her clothing earlier this week and has not returned home or attended school. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 549-3600, the ...

Westfield woman charged with burglary

FORESTVILLE — A Westfield woman is accused of burglarizing a house. On Tuesday, around 1:50 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies responded to an address in Forestville for the report of a residential burglary in progress. Deputies located 30 year old Jaralyn E. Majak of 67 Cass St. on ...