A dog that aggressively charged at two Jamestown police officers yesterday afternoon was shot by one officer and, later died at a local veterinarian's office...  
 
City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the officers were looking for a subject on an outstanding warrant at 222 Winsor Street just before 2 PM.  Samuelson says, as both officers approached the home, a large Pit Bull/Mastiff charged at both men while they were walking on the sidewalk.  He says one policeman discharged his duty weapon, and struck the animal.  No persons were hurt.  Samuelson says the owner was issued a summons for having a dog "at-large" that attacks and a $50.00 fine. The investigation is continuing. 
 
 
Chautauqua County will continue to have four coroners on call after county lawmakers took emergency action last night to replace two coroners who had resigned from their positions...  
 
The resignations from Warren Riles and Larry Wilcox will take effect today.  County Executive George Borrello says without the approval of an emergency resolution, the positions would have been unfilled leaving only two coroners available.
 
Legislators approved the appointments of Richard Mackowiak and Daniel DiStasio by an 16-2 vote.  Legislators Terry Nieble and David Himelein voted against it. An executive session was called by legislators before the vote was taken in open session.  Riles has been a long-time coroner, leaving the position after 41-years of service.
 
 
A North Carolina man who remained a "person of interest" in the case of a Lakewood woman who went missing more than 20 years ago has died in a car crash in Utah...  
 
Lakewood-Busti Police confirm that 47-year-old Tyrone Bova (Boh-vay) was one of six people involved in a two-vehicle accident a week ago.  Bova, along with his current wife, 43-year-old Holly, and one of their sons died in the accident.  Tyrone Bova was married to Lori Ceci Bova  when she disappeared in mid-1997 after the couple was seen arguing at their home.  Lakewood-Busti Police Chief John Bentley says the case of her disappearance, and presumed death is not closed.
 
Lori Ceci Bova was last seen by others alive the night of June 7, 1997 at the Red Lobster Restaurant in Lakewood.  However, her husband was the last person to see her before she went missing.  Tyrone Bova told investigators that he and Lori had an argument after leaving the restaurant, and Lori later went for a walk that night... and, has not been seen nor heard from since.  There have been no arrests made in the case and, Bentley says -- to this day -- Tyrone Bova cooperated "minimally" with police.
 
 
KeyBank is announcing it's support for the new, National Comedy Center which is set to open in early August, during Jamestown's annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival...  
 
KeyBank Spokesman Matthew Pitts says the $250,000 donation is being made in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation and, will be used to support the new "KeyBank Plaza" in front of the Center on West Second Street.
 
In a printed release, KeyBanks' Upstate New York Regional Executive Gary Quenneville  says the move "perfectly aligns with our mission of helping the communities we serve thrive."  Pitts says they've had a long-term relationship with the Comedy Center, including providing "bridge financing" for it's development... and, monitize their long-term grant commitments.  Pitts says the Plaza will feature two large high definition video screens, speakers embedded throughout the plaza, and seating areas.  Comedy Center Project Chairman Tom Benson says KeyBank has been a "wonder partner" for the project.
 
 
The latest figures on the well-being of children show little change in New York, but child advocates fear trouble ahead... 
 
While most indicators remained unchanged or showed improvement, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2018 'Kids Count Data Book' shows the Empire State slipped from 30th to 31st in the overall well-being of children. Laura Speer, an associate director at the Foundation, is concerned that including a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 U-S Census will discourage immigrants from participating and lead to an undercount of children, especially in states such as New York with large immigrant populations.
 
Census figures are used to determine levels of federal support for child-focused programs from school lunches to children's health insurance. The census is intended to count everyone living in the United States, not just citizens. Speer says with more than 14-million children living in poverty nationwide, and almost 850-thousand in New York alone, getting the numbers right is critical because the state receives more than ten-billion-dollars a year in federal funds that support programs for children.
 
A key Congressional contest for Democrats in the 23rd District will go to "overtime" for a decision...  
 
Tuesday's five-way race was too close to call and, will come down to absentees.  Owego's Max Della Pia leads the Democratic primary with 7,022 votes to face incumbant Republican Tom Reed in the general election this Fall.  Ithaca's Tracy Mitrano was second with 6,996 votes, a 26-vote difference.  Chautauqua County Democratic Elections Commissioner Norm Green says there will be no recount of machines.
 
Green says there are about 600 absentee ballots out in Chautauqua County but, he doesn't know how many are outstanding district-wide.  He expects about 250 of those to be received by the deadline -- next Tuesday.  That's the last day a ballot can be received.  Finishing a distant third, fourth and fifth in the machine vote were Linda Andrei, Jamestown's Eddie Sundquist and Ithaca's Ian Golden.
 
 
The head of incumbant Congressman Tom Reed's re-election campaign says there is "no surprise" that in a field of "liberal options..." that Democrats could not make a definate selection in Tuesday's primary...  
 
Reed's Campaign Manager Nicholas Weinstein says -- quote -- "with their unanimous support for higher taxes, heroin injection sites in our neighborhoods and government-run socialized medicine, these Extreme Ithaca Liberals have clearly demonstrated to the voters that they are out of touch with our values in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York." 
 
 
The first "special" program of the 2018 Summer Performance Series will take place with "Shakespeare in the Park..." at the Allen Park Bandshell tonight...  
 
The Chautauqua Theatre Company will be putting on two performances of Shakespeare's "As You Like It."  The Company's Artistic Associate Sarah Wansley says they're excited to bring the program to the Gorenson Bandshell not once but, twice.
 
Wansley says eight of thier actors will be part of the approximately 90-minute program.  She says they come from the top Graduate Acting programs.  City Parks and Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley says it's part of an exciting line-up this year.  The performances also include the Jamestown Municipal Band... which was rained out last night.  Ciesla-Hanley says the second performance by the Theatre Company will be held on Wednesday, August 15 and, again it will start at 7 PM.  The Theatre Company is under the direction of Andrew Borba.
 

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