Lakewood, NY

Local state lawmakers continue to press Hochul for special session

Two area state lawmakers continue to press for a special session of the state legislature to take action of a bill that would grant "peace officer" status to Chautauqua Institution's public safety personnel. State Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell have sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul making the request. Borrello, a guest on WDOE's Viewpoint program on Friday, indicated that Governor Kathy Hochul has told him she supports the bill...

Local Business Shows Worker Appreciation

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The owner of Jamestown Advanced Products has given back to her workers to show her appreciation for their hard work, in an effort to make working conditions more comfortable for her employees. With the factory reaching very hot and uncomfortable temperatures, Owner Wendi...

Jamestown man accused of pepper spraying another man in Lakewood

A Jamestown man is accused of pepper spraying another man during an incident in the parking lot of a business in the village of Lakewood. Lakewood-Busti Police were called to Tractor Supply at 201 East Fairmount Avenue shortly before 11 pm Thursday evening for a reported assault. Officers say they found that 30 year-old Alex Peru had gotten into the altercation and pepper sprayed the other man in the face. The victim reportedly suffered an eye injury. Police arrested Peru for third-degree assault. He was issued an appearance ticket for Busti Town Court later date.

Timothy Card Appointed as Director of Chautauqua County DPF

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has appointed Timothy Card as the new Director of the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities (DPF). Card will begin his new position on September 6, 2022. He replaces former director Brad Bentley, who resigned from the position in December 2021. Card has worked for...

Candidates In New York’s 23 Congressional Special Election Debate

FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – The two candidates running in a special election to fill the open congressional seat in Western New York faced off and spoke directly with voters during a debate on Thursday in Chautauqua County. Early voting is already underway for the NY-23 special election,...

County Attorney to retire at the end of December

A key member of Chautauqua County government will be leaving his post at the end of the year. Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel today announced the retirement of County Attorney Stephen Abdella, who is anticipated to retire at the end of December. Abdella has accumulated 32 years of service to Chautauqua County. Wendel says Abdella's departure will be a big loss for the county...

Missing 6-Year-Old Found A Half Mile Away From Home

FINDLEY LAKE, NY (WNY News Now) – A multiple hours long search for a missing girl in Chautauqua County ended, after she was located a half mile away from home by first responders. Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone told WNY News Now that calls came in around 7:50 Wednesday...

Juvenile Confronts Man in Attempted Burglary in Warren County

A juvenile confronted a man in an attempted burglary in Warren County, according to Pennsylvania State Police. It happened at a residence on Hilltop Dr. in Deerfield Township on July 19 around 9:22 p.m. A man in a blue SUV went into the home, but he was confronted by a...

Dunkirk Gearing Up For National Fishing Championship

DUNKIRK, NY (WNY News Now) – A nationally recognized fishing tournament is making its way to northern Chautauqua County next week. The National Walleye Tour, which holds competitions around the country, will hold its championship over the course of several days beginning on the 24th. Officials from the city...

Welch Trail in Westfield Nearing Completion

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development has announced that the Welch Trail in the Village of Westfield is finishing up construction and is near completion. The Welch Trail is a non-motorized, shared-use recreational trail that is approximately 1 1/4 miles long and is being developed along a former historic trolley bed and will provide the public with an access point to Chautauqua Creek, which was previously inaccessible. In addition, the Welch Trail will connect downtown users to an existing greenspace and baseball field. Once completed, the trail will include an overlook area and other amenities along the trail such as benches and picnic tables. The primary uses for the trail include walking, jogging, cycling, inline skating, snowshoeing, and cross-county skiing.

Jamestown Man Allegedly Busted With Loaded Firearm During Overnight Stop

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A 21-year-old is facing weapons charges after police allegedly busted him with a loaded firearm during a traffic stop overnight. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department pulled over Wilfredo Rivera Vazquez Jr. in the area of Spring and Crossman Streets just before 4 a.m.

JCC’s Total Fitness Complex Expected to Reopen this Fall

Jamestown Community College‘s Total Fitness complex is expected to begin fully reopening this Fall. The health and fitness center closed in March 2020 due to the Pandemic, becoming home to community vaccination clinics done by the County Health Department. Newly-hired JCC Faculty Student Association Executive Director Steve Riczker said...

Northwest Bank names new CEO

Northwest Bank has announced a new president and chief executive officer. Louis Torchio has been appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Northwest Bank which has its headquarters in Warren. Torchio replaces interim CEO William H. Harvey Jr. who filled the position after the unexpected death of former CEO Ronald Seiffert on May 24. […]

Jamestown DPW: Newland Avenue to Be Closed August 22-29

The Jamestown Department of Public Works has announced Newland Avenue will be closed for a week for road construction. DPF Director Jeff Lehman said starting Monday, August 22, Newland Avenue from Hallock Street to Huxley Street will be closed to vehicle traffic. He said it’s scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 29.