The weather forecast for tonight is not looking too great for Halloween trick-or-treating, but people going to the city of Jamestown's 34th annual Halloween Fun-Fest will be high and dry....  

The program will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the former Allen Park Ice Rink, the same hours as regular trick-or-treating in the city.  City Parks and Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley says the event is free for kids up to the age of 12.

Once again this year, Ciesla-Hanley says they'll have a haunted house and, a several food and other items to give out, including Pizza and donuts from Wegman's and Honest John's, along with carnival games.  She adds they'll also have music by the band "Take 2."  She says a new business "Oh Snap! Visuals" will be on hand with a photobooth, and pictures posted on line.  Ciesla-Hanley says they're helped by several community sponsors, including the Jamestown Cycle Shop, which is providing two bicycles for the two costume contest winners.  Other sponsors include the Allen Park Women's Club and, the Media One Group of radio stations.  


A bi-partisan group in Congress is renouncing hatred and bigotry, and urged their constitutents to come together in the wake of last Saturday's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synogogue... 

Local Representative Tom Reed of Corning and Northern New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer, co-chair the Problems Solver's Caucus in the House.  Reed says there is "no room" for the hatred seen by the shooter responsible for killing 11 people at that house of worship.

Gotthheimer, who is in his first-term in the House of Representatives, echoed those sentiments.  The Democrat says he is also Jewish, and has seen a series of anti-semitic incidents in his 5th District.  He says "we need to put America above party" in Washington.  Gottheimer recalled what Senator John McCain said shortly before his death: "do not dispair about our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here.  Americans never quit we never surrender, we never hide from history, we make history."


The Democratic candidate for the 23rd Congressional District says leaders of integrity need to stand up and help get the country away from the divisive rhetoric of recent days...  

Many statements made from both sides of the political aisle are believed to have played some part in the recent mailing of pipe bombs to several prominent Demcrats and their supporters, and last Saturday's massacre that left 11 people dead at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh.  Penn Yan's Tracy Mitrano says she -- too -- is disturbed by the lack of civil discourse in the nation.

Mitrano says there are other instances of leaders rising up, including Abraham Lincoln's second inaugual address before the end of the Civil War in which he said "with malice towards none, and charity towards all."  Mitrano says she would certainly strive to be the kind of leader that can bring people together, if elected.


There's no trick to Halloween safety... 

That's the word from AAA's East Central Safety Advisor as trick-or-treaters prepare to hit the streets this evening Terri Rae Anthony offers some advice for parents getting their kids ready-- including, wearing reflectors, join them trick-or-treating, and be mindful of the stairs. 

AAA reports that pedestrians and drivers alike should be on alert during peak trick-or-treating hours between 5:30 and 9 PM.  For motorists, Anthony says to avoid distracted driving.  She adds that adult party-goers should plan accordingly by using a designated driver, consider an overnight stay and, prevent others from drinking and driving. 


Two people were hurt -- but, not seriously -- in a two-car, head-on crash in the north county town of Sheridan late Monday...  

Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Route 5, near the intersection with Harrington Road, shortly before 6 PM.  Following an investigation, deputies say a westbound vehicle, operated by 18 year-old Alex Wirfel of Hamburg, crossed the center-line to make a left-turn.  However, his car struck the other vehicle, driven by 63 year-old David Pompietlasz, of Sheridan.  Both men were taken to local hospitals for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.  Wirfel was issued an appearance ticket for failure to yield right of way for Sheridan Town Court at a later date.


A neighborhood revitalization effort of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is shaping up for the target area of 2019...  

That from the JRC's Neighborhood Project Manager Mary Maxwell, who says the Renaissance Block Challege 2.0 follows a Housing Market Analysis, and Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy study.

Maxwell says of the four target areas, the Allen Park/UPMC Chautauqua area became the target for 2019 for a number of reasons, including the fact the hospital is doing so much for that part of the city.  Maxwell says the Lenna Foundation has generously offered $150,000 towards the RBC 2.0 project.  Information and application details for the new program are still being worked on, but will potentially be made available in January. 


Pfizer, which will be under the leadership of a new Chief Executive Officer starting next year, is reporting better than expected earnings for the third-quarter...  

Earnings reported Tuesday were $4.11-billion or $0.69 per share.  Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 78 cents per share, or 2 cents better than expected.  That's according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.  The drugmaker posted revenue of $13.3-billion. Pfizer Inc. expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.98 to $3.02 per share, with revenue in the range of $53 billion to $53.7 billion.  Pfizer shares have climbed 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

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