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Angola teen missing

Evans Police are trying to locate Tyler Fleming, 16, of Angola. He was last observed Monday afternoon wearing a blue Buffalo Bills T-shirt, red shorts and white sneakers. He does not have his phone and was observed carrying snacks and a beach towel. Anyone with information on the youth's ...

Leon native enters Class of 2023 Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Daniel Milliman, a graduate of Pine Valley Central School in South Dayton, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2023 Thursday, June 27, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital announces new president

Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, has named Karen Surkala as its president, effective July 22. Surkala has more than 30 years of experience in the health care field, with many years of service to AHN Saint Vincent and WMH. She joined the Saint Vincent staff ...

One charged in Cassadaga drug raid

CASSADAGA — A village resident is facing drug charges following a raid at his residence. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and the Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force developed information of illegal drug ...

Evans announces road closures for holiday activities

EVANS — The Evans Town Board recently approved the town’s road closings and parking information for the 4th of July holiday. Councilman Michael Schraft introduced the measure, which was seconded by Councilman Jeanne Macko and further voted in favor for by Supervisor Mary Hosler. In the ...

Emergency water line repair today in Fredonia

Fredonia officials have announced that residents on Johnson Street and Part of Berry Street may experience a water interruption today due to an emergency water line break repair.

Fredonia man accused of manufacturing child pornography

A Fredonia man has been arrested on accusations involving child pornography. According to Fredonia Police, David M. Tobio, of 21 Carol Ave., was taken into custody on an arrest warrant issued by the Village of Fredonia Court for the charge of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class ...

One hospitalized in motorcycle crash

One person was taken by Starflight to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after his motorcycle crashed on Center Road in the town of Hanover around 5 p.m. today. State Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene, as did volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel.

Dunkirk woman charged with assault

SILVER CREEK — On Wednesday, Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies responded to the report of an altercation on Williams Street in the village of Silver Creek. It is alleged that Mayra Casado-Cruz, 22, of Washington Avenue, Dunkirk was involved in the altercation and caused injury to another ...

Rain causes delay for Brooks-TLC golf tournament

Due to excessive rainfall this season, today's heavy rains have made the Shorewood Country Club course unplayable for Friday. Regrettably, the Brooks-TLC Summer Solstice Golf Tournament has been postponed until Monday, July 29.  Please join Brooks-TLC on the new date for the same schedule, ...

Music on the Pier cancelled tonight

Due to inclement weather, tonight's Music on the Pier-Summer Concert Series performance by Furious George and Uncle Ben's Remedy has been rescheduled to Sept. 5.

Blasdell man sent to prison for attempted sexual abuse

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 68-year-old Howard Farrell of Blasdell has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 3 years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision. The defendant will be required to register as a sex offender ...

JCC trustees approve 2019-20 budget with tuition hike

Jamestown Community College's 2019-20 budget has been approved by the college's board of trustees. The new $33,600,250 budget is the first created under the administration of Daniel T. DeMarte, who became the college's president on July 30, 2018. JCC's new fiscal year begins September 1, ...

Two Erie County legislators oppose wind turbines on lake

Erie County Legislators John Mills and Lynne Dixon have introduced a resolution in opposition to the installation of wind turbines on Lake Erie in the Town of Evans. While there are no confirmed plans to install a wind turbine farm as of now, Town of Evans officials recently met with a company ...

Medical issue causes Rt. 60 rollover

A medical issue is believed to have a caused a one-vehicle rollover on Route 60, near Laona this afternoon. According to the Fredonia Fire Department, around 1:15 p.m. an individual was traveling on Rt. 60 when the sport utility vehicle went off the road near Wilson Road, striking two street ...

Silver Creek man faces drug charges

SILVER CREEK — A 19-year-old Silver Creek man faces drug charges after a Saturday morning traffic stop. Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the village of Silver Creek for an observed traffic infraction. The operator was identified as 19-year-old Keizer S. Smith of Silver Creek. A ...

Arrest made in West Ellicott armed robbery

WEST ELLICOTT — Three people with connection to the armed robbery of a convenience store Wednesday morning in West Ellicott have been taken into custody. The people, according to Ellicott police, are currently jailed on unrelated drug charges. Further charges tied to Wednesday morning's ...

Police investigating armed robbery of West Ellicott store

WEST ELLICOTT — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a West Ellicott convenience store this morning. The robbery at Keystone Food Mart, 575 Fairmount Ave., occurred shortly before 5 a.m. The two suspects, described as Hispanic men, reportedly parked in a dark-colored sedan behind ...

Brooks site plan approved

The Fredonia Planning Board has approved the Brooks site plan. For full coverage, see Thursday's edition of the OBSERVER.