Ellicott, NYchautauquatoday.com

Vehicle Fire Briefly Shuts Down I-86 Eastbound in Ellicott

A portion of I-86 in the Town of Ellicott was shut down due to a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from Fluvanna and Falconer responded to the eastbound lanes of I-86 at about 3:30 PM, just east of the Curtis Street overpass. Ellicott Town Police and State Police also assisted with traffic control. There is no word on any injuries. The highway was since reopened to one lane.
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Ashville, NYchautauquatoday.com

Jamestown woman charged after altercation in Ashville

A Jamestown woman is facing several charges after a report of an altercation in progress Sunday night on South Maple Avenue in Ashville. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 27-year-old Alexis Yarber after an investigation found that Yarber had allegedly physically harassed another individual in the presence of a child under 17 and that she damaged property that did not belong to her. Deputies say Yarber was also found to have operated her vehicle to the location of the altercation in an impaired state while having two children in the vehicle. Yarber was taken into custody and charged with DWI-Leandra's Law, Unlicensed operator, Criminal Mischief 3rd, Endangering the Welfare of a child, and Harassment 2nd. She was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail pending CAP arraignment.
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Pennsylvania Stateerienewsnow.com

Crawford County Man Scammed out of $800 in Gift Cards

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after a Crawford County man was scammed out of $800 in gift cards. The victim - a 70-year-old man who lives in Bloomfield Township - reported the crime to State Police in Corry Wednesday afternoon. The suspects contacted the man by phone between July 19...
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Fredonia, NYchautauquatoday.com

BOCES LoGuidice Principal Awarded Bronze Star

The principal of the BOCES LoGuidice Center in Fredonia recently received a military award for heroic achievement or heroic service in a combat zone. Senior Master Sergeant Jose Pagan, who serves in the U.S. Air Force, was awarded the Bronze Star for planning and executing an evacuation that safeguarded the lives of 155 airmen while he was stationed in Iraq in January 2020. Pagan, who was First Sergeant for the 914th Maintenance Squadron at that time, urged an immediate evacuation after intelligence was received about a missile attack by Iranian forces in the area. The airmen at the base were flown to what Pagan called an "undisclosed location" before the missiles hit. In a Facebook post, Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES stated, "We will never question a fire drill in December ever again."
Chautauqua County, NYwrfalp.com

Health Department Urges People, Pets to Be Aware of Harmful Algal Blooms

Blue-green algae are naturally present in lakes. Nutrient rich runoff from surrounding land, warm water temperature, and sunshine encourages blue-green algae growth. Be alert and watchful for blooms which may resemble “pea soup” or have a paint-like appearance with strong colors including blue-green, green, yellow, white, brown, purple, or red. Blooms are more likely in nearshore areas than open water areas.
Erie County, PAPost-Journal

Pet Owners Warned Of Toxins In Water

Visitors to Howard Eaton Reservoir in North East Township, as well as several other waterways in the area, may have noticed red and white signs with a circled and crossed image of a dog. It’s not a “No Dogs Allowed” sign, but rather a sign warning pet owners that toxins may be present in the water at levels harmful to animals.
Jamestown, NYBradford Era

Audubon’s Bald Eagle is featured creature for Wednesday

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

Chautauqua Mall Introduces New Free Summer Workout Program

LAKEWOOD – Chautauqua Mall is teaming up with Planet Fitness trainers to introduce a new Summer Sweat Series, where community members can come and break a sweat. The Series will be held weekly at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings beginning July 28th and running through September 8th.
Jamestown, NYwnynewsnow.com

Hellbending: Audubon Nature Center Shows Off Latest Animal Additions

JAMESTOWN – The Audubon Community Nature Center has gained two new critters, and if you like amphibians, you should be very excited. Called “Eastern Hellbenders,” the new animals are the largest species of salamander in North America. The creatures are named ‘Oneka,’ which means ‘water,’ and ‘Tweeg’, which means ‘Hellbender,’ in the Seneca language.
Corry, PAthecorryjournal.com

‘Long Long Road’ includes Corry for one traveler

For the last five and a half years, Sara Neave has been on the road, and on Thursday, her travels brought her to Corry. Her distinctive motor home was parked on North Center Street as she took photos of the Climax Engine mural. Neave loves old maps and has an affinity for taking the roads less traveled instead of interstate highways.
Jamestown, NYwnynewsnow.com

‘It’s-a Me, Mario!’ Our Pet of the Week

JAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNY News Now is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment. Meet Mario, a one-year-old grey and white shorthaired cat. He is a sweet cat that doesn’t...
Westfield, NYObserver

Library to hold sleepover for stuffed animals

WESTFIELD — The Patterson Library will hold a stuffed animal sleepover from July 26-30 during the library’s open hours. Children may drop off their stuffed animals at the library any day. Their stuffed friends will have a great time playing games and hanging out with one another in the library, and their escapades will be posted to the library’s social media. Stuffed animals may then be picked up from July 31st onward.
Chautauqua, NYerienewsnow.com

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...
Lakewood, NYwnynewsnow.com

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...
Sinclairville, NYspectrumlocalnews.com

Farmers market coupons now available for older adults across NY

The number of farmers markets across the state have continued to grow over the last decade, with more than 400 stretching from Allegany to Albany to help older Americans afford the produce they need to a lead a healthier lifestyle. Elsie Livermore, 82, of Sinclairville enjoys spending part of her...
Jamestown, NYObserver

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, NYjamestowngazette.com

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.
Warren County, PAWarren Times Observer

Recipe sharing day to start at Allegheny Senior Center

A new recipe class will start Thursdays beginning July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Allegheny Community Center. The “make it and take it” class is a way to enjoy each other’s company and make something with a favorite recipe. Organizers ask seniors to bring a recipe that the group can prepare and share.