Jamestown residents arrested during warrant check for drug trafficking in Mayville...         
Three Jamestown residents are jailed for allegedly being found in possession of illegal drugs in the car they were traveling in in Mayville.  Sheriff's officers say they were conducting a warrant check at a Blanchard St. home... and, they spotted a vehicle -- driven by 38 year-old Kristen Nelson -- pulling into the driverway there. Officers say they spotted a passenger, 40 year-old Sarah Johnson, allegedly put a large methamphetimine pipe, and bag of marijuana, behind a youth in the car.  A further search of the car uncovered a large sum of cash, three scales, plastic bag packaging material, Clonazepam pills, and multiple containers of methamphetamine.  Nelson, Johnson, and 33 year-old Richard Philbrick of Jamestown, were all arrested.  Child Protective Services was contacted for the two youths located in the car.  The trio face charges including two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument... and, Felony criminally using drug paraphernalia.  Nelson and Johnson were jailed on $2,500 bail... while Philbrick is being held without bail due to his parole status.


Two Corry, PA residents arrested in Mayville drug bust...
Two people from Corry, Pennsylvania are jailed without bail following a traffic stop in the Mayville-area for allegedly trafficking drugs, and being in possession of a stolen handgun.  Sheriff's Deputies say they stopped a car on Route 430 just before 3 AM Saturday for a traffic violation.  But... the two people inside... 42 year-old Jerry Roneker, Junior and 26 year-old Lyndsey Sventek... were trying to conceal drugs in plain view.  Officers found that Sventek was wanted on a Felony warrant from Crawford County, Pennsylvania... and, Roneker was found with the loaded-handgun... reported stolen from the Warren-area.  A search of the car turned up more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine, a large quantity of MDMA and Xanax pills, heroin, and, over $10,000 cash.  Both people were arrested.  Roneker faces several Felony charges... including second and third-degree criminal possession controlled substance... and, Felony criminal possession weapon.  Sventek was charged with second and third-degree criminal possession controlled substance... and, criminally using drug paraphernalia.  Both were arraigned, and sent to the county lock-up.


Town Supervisor "very excited" to hear about Runnings Stores coming to West Ellicott...
A Minnesota-based home, farm and outdoor store chain plans to open it's first store in Chautauqua County in the former Sam's Club location in West Ellicott.  Runnings Stores has announced the Fairmount Avenue location will be one of two new stores in New York state... with the other to open in Plattsburgh.  The decision by the more than 70-year-old retailer is "very exciting news" for Ellicott Town Supervisor Pat McLaughlin... who has been working to find a replacement for Sam's.  He says he's equally excited about having about 70 new jobs in the town.  An on-line search also shows there is a Runnings in Lockport in Niagara County.  The chain's Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Reed, says they open new stores "where there is a strong demand from customers who live and love the rural lifestyle."  McLaughlin says Runnings has hunting, fishing, farm and other departments.  He says they are eyeing a Fall opening.


Young helps renamed Fredonia highway after late soldier from Fredonia in final act as state Senator...
In her last official act as a state Senator... Cathy Young was in Fredonia early last weekend to help name part of Route 20 after a service man who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.  A dedication ceremony posthumously honoring U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Gollnitz was held at the Fredonia American Legion.  Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell sponsored the legislation in their respective chambers... re-naming of the highway as the "Sergeant Jonathan Gollnitz Memorial Highway" which she says will proclaim that Fredonia is "a community that honors it's heroes and their sacrifices."  Gollnitz was killed in 2012 while on a combat operation from injuries caused by a suicide bomber.  His sacrifice was not lost on Goodell, who has a daughter that had served in the military.  He spoke about the fact that the bill had the support of the state legislature and the governor... because support of the military and it's families, is a non-partisan matter.  County Executive George Borrello also read a proclamation during the ceremony.  


Ag Trivia contest coming to Chautauqua County....
The Chautauqua County Farm Bureau has planned its first ever 'Ag Trivia' night for the Noble Winery in Westfield on Saturday, March 23.  Ginny Carlberg, Promotion and Education Chairperson for the local Farm Bureau, says it's been done successfully in Cattaraugus County for several years.  The Chautauqua County Ag Trivia night will be held at the Noble Winery in Westfield from 6 to 8 PM on the 23rd.  They would like teams of four to register at $10 per person by March 20.  Email virginiacarlberg@gmail.com.  Ginny says non-farmers are encouraged to sign up... saying anyone will have fun and learn at the event.  The proceeds from the Ag Trivia event will benefit a Visit the Farm Day, to be scheduled in the fall.


 

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