New York State Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking in Cattaraugus County, Arrest Three for Prohibited Sale of Alcohol to Minors
Three individuals in Cattaraugus County, New York were arrested for selling alcohol to minors during an Underage Drinking Initiative conducted by the New York State Police on June 7, 2023.
Heritage Day at SINM, June 10 in Salamanca, NY
The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum (SINM), also known as the Ohnöhsagwë:de Cultural Center (82 W Hertzel St, Salamanca) celebrates its people’s history and educates its guests all year round. However, this Saturday, June 10 will feature an especially lively occasion for the public during the annual Heritage Day. Heritage Day activities commence from 10am-5pm with free admission. The celebration is sure to entertain family members of all ages. Some highlights include:
5 Bags of Cocaine Seized During Traffic Stop in Bradford
Troopers seized five bags of cocaine during a traffic stop in the City of Bradford, according to Pennsylvania State Police. It happened at Water St. and Kiwanis Ct. around 2:16 a.m. June 2. State police stopped the driver for a traffic violation and discovered a 28-year-old passenger was in possession...
Ellicottville Philanthropist and Businesswoman
Local philanthropist and businesswoman, Jill McInroy Dunn has been integral to the Ellicottville community. As an active member in the Rotary club, Jill has helped in countless service projects over the years. Her full-time job has been with local colleges fundraising with higher education, making a difference in the lives of students and their families. She has lived in Ellicottville for 6 years, and is deeply invested in the growth of the community. “I am a busy Mom who loves my family, job and our little community.” Both of her children, Evelyn and Jacob, attended Ellicottville Central School. Evelyn will be completing her Bachelors in Psychology this winter and Jacob will be graduating from ECS this month, attending SUNY Brockport in the fall for Physical Therapy.
Fire at Allegany Scrap Yard
Firefighters battled a fire in an Allegany Scrapyard. Crews responded to a report of an unknown type fire with explosion at the recycling business on Union Street and arrived to find a large pile of scrap on fire. One engine worked to keep the fire from spreading while another used...
New Gym arriving in Little Valley, NY Fall 2023
Many of you know Brad Poole, owner of Warrior Fitness & Wellness facility in Ellicottville NY and his drive to excel at whatever he sets out to do. Whether it be running 266 miles over the course of seven days in the heat of the summer of 2020 to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis, (a disease he himself has and is committed to help finding a cure for) or opening a gym during the uncertain days of the pandemic.
Seven Cattaraugus County Residents Test Positive for COVID June 7
Seven of the 20 Cattaraugus County residents tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday were positive, according to data from the New York State Department of Health. The state data indicated that 19,624 county residents have tested positive since the start of the pandemic. The New York State Statewide COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Bed site showed that on Tuesday no one had been admitted to Olean General Hospital because of COVID-19 or complications from the virus. The state's Positive Tests Over Time by Region and County site showed that Wednesday's daily positivity rate in Cattaraugus County was 0%, and the seven-day positivity rate was 7.1%. In the state's Western New York Region, which includes Cattaraugus County, Wednesday's daily positivity rate was 11.6%, and its seven-day positivity rate was 16.3%. Among the 135 people tested in the region on Wednesday, 20 were positive.
Victims Identified In Plane Crash Near the Jamestown Airport
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two men who died in a plane crash near the Jamestown Airport Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Jim Quattrone identified the pilot as 52-year-old Roger Jay Ryall of Toronto, Canada and the plane’s passenger as 52-year-old David J. Hughes of British Columbia.
Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival
Griffis Sculpture Park will host their annual summer festival on Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 12-6pm. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, nature, exploration and much more. The festival started in 2013 and has become a “must-attend” event in Western New York. The event is a major fundraiser for the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which owns and operates the park.
Smoke and Haze Continues to Affect Greater Olean Area
Smoke and haze from ongoing Canadian wildfires continues to impact air quality throughout New York State, including the Greater Olean area. "Every part of New York State has experienced unhealthy air quality in the last 24 hours as a result of Canadian wildfires, and our number one priority right now is keeping New Yorkers safe," Gov. Kathy Hochul said. "Prolonged exposure to this harmful air will cause negative health impacts." According to the National Weather Service, air quality levels in outdoor air are expected to exceed the air quality index value of 125 for fine particulates. Because of the unhealthy air quality: The Olean Oilers doubleheader against the...
BTVFD Warns Of T-Shirt Scam
Supporters of the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department are being warned about a scam. In a press release, the Department said that some of their supporters had been contacted with an offer to purchase a limited edition T-shirt. The shirt is not being sold by the Company, and appears to...
Look into Dana’s Heating and Plumbing
Planning to attend a wedding or two this summer and wondering whether to write the happy couple a check or buy them a new blender? For one couple, Dana and Misty Ukolowicz, the money they received as wedding gifts is what enabled them to start their own business, Dana’s Heating and Plumbing. Now, almost 10 years later, the Ukolowiczs’ business has grown to serve customers all over the Ellicottville area, from East Randolph to Franklinville. So why not write a check? You might just help someone’s entrepreneurial dream become a reality!
Come Out for a Classic Afternoon
Who doesn’t love to spend a beautiful weekend afternoon perusing classic engines while sipping a handcrafted cocktail? The perfect opportunity to do so will be waiting for you at 5462 Robbins Road in Ellicottville on Sunday, June 25th from 10:00am-3:00pm when the Ellicottville Distillery hosts their 3rd Annual Classic Car Show.
CLAWS in Ellicottville Needs Your Help
The average mature cat can have 3 litters with a total of 12 kittens per year. Out of those litters of kittens, about 4.7 of them are females, which in turn means they will most likely have litters of their own. In 7 years, that can amount to 420,000 kittens!
Enhancing Public Safety
(L-R) Wendy Brand, CRCF grant allocations committee chair; Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF executive director; OPD Chief Ron Richardson; Dylan Ensell, OPD patrolman, Olean Mayor William Aiello; Ethan Lyle, United Way of Cattaraugus County vice president, Sue McAuley, United Way executive director; and Lucy Benson, CRCF board president, with the drone purchased by the Olean Police Department with grant funding from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and United Way of Cattaraugus County. Photo / Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
New York truck driver sentenced in fatal Feb. I-80 hit and run
Christopher Beeghley has been sentenced to 5 years probation after a fatal hit and run on I-80 earlier this year, court documents show. In addition to the probation, Beeghley must pay a $500 fine and an additional $100 traffic violation for crossing lane lines. Beeghley, a truck driver from North...
3rd Annual Jamestown Pride Festival This Weekend
Jamestown Pride Festival ’s Third Annual Celebration starts with activities today in downtown Jamestown. The first event is a “Slow Roll” sponsored by Pearl City Cycle that starts at at 5:30 p.m. It’s an all ages event that will involve people bicycling at a slow pace from Winter Garden Plaza on North Main Street through parts of Jamestown.
OPD: Charges Expected After Dispensary Raids
Olean Police say that charges are pending against the operators of unlicensed marijuana dispensaries raided last week. Captain Robert Blovsky, head of the Street Crimes Unit, said that he expected charges to be filed against “several people” in connection with the two dispensaries on West State Street. Several pounds of cannabis and cannabis products were seized at both locations and what is being called an “assault style rifle” from one of the two.
WJTN News Headlines for Thursday, June 8, 2023
State DEC to discontinue Air Quality Alert for most of NYS, including Chautauqua County... The region's Air Quality Alert due to the Canadian wildfires will expire at Midnight tonight by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Chautauqua County health officials Wednesday night issued an advisory recommending that any outdoor activities today be either postponed or cancelled. Interim Director of Public Health Dr. Michael Faulk said the Air Quality Index did reach 160 in the county about mid-day. A few activities were postponed... including the Jamestown Tarp Skunks baseball game at Diethrick Park. Air quality becomes an issue when it rises above 100 for particulate matter -- in this case mainly smoke. However... forecasters say conditions were already improving by early Thursday evening.
Michigan crematorium fined $180k over chronic smoke and odors
NEW HUDSON, MI — Michigan air quality regulators are fining a metro Detroit area crematorium $180,000 following a multi-year history of complaints about black smoke, foul odors and flames emitting from the facility stacks. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is taking public comment for...
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