18-year-old Clymer man charged after buggy crash

An 18-year-old male from Clymer is facing charges after the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Clymer Fire responded to an Amish buggy accident on Raspas Hill Road in the town of Clymer Thursday evening. Sheriff's deputies say the operator of the buggy, who was not identified, was found to be intoxicated. He's been charged with two counts of reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree and one count of possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21. Multiple people were treated at the scene for apparently minor injuries. The horse was not injured.
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Jamestown man charged after incident at Westfield cemetery

A Jamestown man is accused of tampering with several headstones at the Union Cemetery on East Main Road in the town of Westfield and allegedly made graffiti on the building located on the cemetery grounds. Westfield Police say that 21-year-old Kobe Gibbons turned himself into the police department on Thursday and was issued appearance tickets for making graffiti and criminal tampering in the third degree. He allegedly wrote on several headstones with chalk and spray painted the building during an incident on June 28. Gibbons is scheduled to appear in Westfield Town Court at a later date.
Warren County, PAWarren Times Observer

Corps to keep outflow from dam high through weekend

Waterways in Warren County are going to be risky places for the next several days. Precipitation data from the City of Warren Fire Department shows in the area of 3.5 inches of rain in the last week. A metric from the National Weather Service details Warren County has received 3...
Chautauqua, NYObserver

Storms bring plenty of debris to Chautauqua Lake

Thirty truckloads of debris have been removed from Chautauqua Lake following last week’s storms. The debris has largely consisted of dead trees — some 3 feet in diameter — that toppled into local creeks before making their way through tributaries and eventually into the lake. A bevy of workers have made a “complete circle” of the lake to collect the material, with a second sweep to gather more planned, said Doug Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association executive director.

Recall Alert: Possible Listeria Contamination In Muffins

LAKEWOOD – Dozens of muffin products are being recalled over possible listeria contamination. ‘Give and Go Prepared Foods Corporation’ is voluntarily recalling the muffins, sold across the U.S. under various brand names, including ‘Uncle Wally’s.’. Walmart and 7-Eleven are among the stores that sold the products. The company is telling...

Chautauqua Mall Promoting Fitness with Summer Sweat Series

The Chautauqua Mall is promoting fitness with a free, weekly Summer Sweat series. Planet Fitness trainer Noah VanHouten will lead the classes. They will be held Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. July 28 through Sept. 8 in the grassy area in front of Planet Fitness. People of all fitness...

Audubon’s Bald Eagle is featured creature

JAMESTOWN — At Audubon Community Nature Center, the last Wednesday afternoon of the month is Creature Feature time for children and their adults. On Wednesday, July 28, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., the featured creature is Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles are raptors, also called “birds of prey,”...

Chautauqua Mall Gives Away $500 Shopping Spree to Jamestown High School Graduate Through #ScholarSpree Sweepstakes

Area Graduate is the winner of a $500 Shopping Spree. To honor the Class of 2021, Chautauqua Mall’s parent company, Washington Prime Group, hosted a national contest called #ScholarSpree. Washington Prime Group gave away $10,000 to 13 lucky winners who had the chance to win prizes ranging from $500 to $3,000 to spend at any WPG town center nationwide. The prize money is intended to help graduates prepare for their next steps after graduation.

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: The end of the Chautauqua Hotel

Further to last week’s photo on the Niagara Assembly establishing a Chautauqua movement in Niagara-on-the-Lake, here is an image of the three-storey Chautauqua Hotel. The Chautauqua program offered religious and educational courses for guests of varying ages, botany and drawing classes, concerts, swimming, tennis, lawn bowling, fishing, boating and croquet. The grounds also included a 4,000-seat amphitheatre in the middle of the grounds (within Circle Street today). Unfortunately, we have yet to find an image of the amphitheatre's exterior. Sadly, the movement's semi-religious atmosphere did not have the appeal that was expected. The hotel was purchased by the Niagara Syndicate around 1894, which ran the resort until the hotel burned in 1909. Guests had only minutes to escape, with some jumping from the balconies. It was believed that the fire started in the servants’ quarters in the basement from the explosion of a lamp one of the girls had been using to curl her hair. The damages were so significant that the owners decided not to rebuild. This marked the end of the Chautauqua movement in NOTL.

Prize Catch At McCrea Point Park

Dakota Olmstead snagged this 40-inch gar pike around 8 a.m. July 8 while at McCrea Point Park in Jamestown “I caught it on a catfish rig out of pure luck,” Olmstead said. “It was 40 inches long. I was unable to get a weight measurement due to not having proper gear to weigh a gar.”

Camp Day returns to Western New York Tim Hortons location

Your love of coffee can help kids attend summer camp Wednesday as it is Tim Hortons Camp Day. The yearly event donates 100% of the day’s profits from hot and iced coffee go to Tims Camps, a non-profit foundation that supports more than 300,000 young people. The chain is also...
Warren County, PAWarren Times Observer

ANF eyes restriction on wildlife feeding

Federal officials have proposed restricting wildlife feeding on the Allegheny National Forest as a means to combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. The proposal, currently out for public comments, would be in place for one year on Forest Service land only. “The order would prohibit feeding wildlife or laying...
Dunkirk, NYPost-Journal

Dunkirk Lighthouse Sees Visitor Numbers Rise

DUNKIRK — While last year wasn’t a normal year for the Dunkirk Lighthouse, administrator David Briska said things have returned to some normalcy in 2021. The lighthouse has been open since May 1, and has done well, though May tends to be a slow month, Briska said. But in June, they started getting close to the number of clients they’re used to.

Miracle Mountain Ranch Sees Return of Campers this Summer

Sitting on top of a winding mountain road you'll find a summer camp that's been here for decades. Miracle Mountain Ranch is a Christian summer camp a little outside of Warren. They offer kids everything from archery, to rock climbing and horseback riding. This year is no different. COVID has made things challenging for this camp, but at Miracle Mountain Ranch they've been able to adapt. They've added things like hand washing stations, and day camps instead along with the traditional overnight experience. Executive Director Matt Cox tells me over 1100 kids are coming through the camp this year. He just glad he's able to welcome those who may have taken a year off from attending summer camp.

Grilled Guacamole

Ah, summer you have finally arrived…and you bring with you warm sunny days, lots of time to relax, and of course, no stress at all. Yeah right! We hope for the warm sunny days, but of late we have seen a lot more rain than sun, and time to relax? No stress? Come on, who are we kidding? Summer means working hard to get the stuff we NEED to do done quickly so we can do the stuff we WANT to do! The stress comes from that silly idea! We need to think ahead, so what we need to do takes less time and effort, and we are able to enjoy ourselves without the guilty feeling of not getting it all done.
Cherry Creek, NYObserver

Cherry Creek welcomes Big Eddie’s Pizza and Subs Shop

CHERRY CREEK — Big Eddie’s Pizza and Subs Shop recently opened its doors in Cherry Creek. The July 12 opening was well-received, and ended up being a very busy day, proprietor Ed Foster said. “Our customers were very complimentary on everything from the size of our menu, to the size...