Hendrickson says he's "not surprised" that Edwards decided not to run for a third-term...

The chairman of the Chautauqua County Republican Committee says he was "not really surprised" by County Executive Greg Edwards' decision to not run for re-election.  West Ellicott's Al Hendrickson says he had spoken with Edwards five weeks ago about running for a third-term.  He says Edwards would not commit to running for another term... but, adds he didn't say no until just recently.  Hendrickson says he wishes Edwards had made his final decision sooner.  He says he was doubtful Edwards would run... and, was "a little taken aback" that the incumbant waited so long to tell him what he was going to do.  Hendrickson says that leaves little time for the GOP to find a candidate... and, make it's endorsements.  In fact... county Republicans will meet on May 30 to decide on candidates for the November elections.  As for a successor to Edwards on the ballot... Hendrickson says there is interest.  In fact... there are a three potential candidates he likes that Republicans have to chose from.  He's not putting their names out yet because the GOP still has an interview process to go through before they, and the candidate makes a decision.  Hendrickson says he's had preliminary discussions with the trio of possible candidates.  He says once the GOP Committee formally interviews all three... a decision will then be made.


Body found in Warren County's Conewango Creek that of missing North Warren man...

The search for a missing Scoutmaster and pastor near Warren, PA is over.  The Warren Times-Observer reports that dentral records have confirmed that the body found late Sunday morning in the Conewango Creek was that of 69 year-old Dan Wolboldt of North Warren.  The confirmation was made during an autopsy Monday.  Wolboldt had been reported missing March 23.  He was last seen burning papers in his backyard near the creek.  A forensic pathologist in the Erie County coroner's office conducted the forensic dentistry exam.  Warren County Coroner Jerry Borden says -- "the forensic dentistry is a perfect match."  Borden says drowning was the cause of death.  Efforts to reach Warren Couinty District Attorney Ross Mckiernan for comment were unsuccessful.


Silver Creek man hurt in motorcycle crash in Hanover...

A north county man suffered a serious injury when his motorcycle tipped over on a curve... and, crashed in the town of Hanover Monday night.  Sheriff's officers say 38 year-old David Coia, Jr. of Silver Creek was riding his two-wheeler on Beebe Road just before 7 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve.  Deputies say the motorcycle tipped... and, slid across the roadway before coming to rest on the shoulder.  Coia was initially taken to Lakeshore Hospital in Irving... then flown to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.  A hospital spokeswoman says he was treated for his injuries... and, released late Monday night.


Schumer says FBI should have re-interviewed Marathon Bomber...

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is questioning why the FBI didn't re-interview the older brother suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing when he returned from Russia and posted ``inflammatory'' comments on the Internet.  Schumer tells The Associated Press he's a big supporter of the FBI, which has foiled numerous terrorism attempts.  But... he says something went wrong this time.  Schumer says Monday he'll pursue an answer as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The committee oversees the FBI.  He says the FBI should have talked again with 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he returned from a six-month stay in Russia and then posted the remarks.  Tsarnaev died in a gun fight.  His younger brother, Dzhokhar is in custody.


Cuomo not talking about running for Presidential nomiation...

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's not talking about running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016... and, he's not waiting to see if Hillary Clinton runs.  Cuomo said Monday on public radio's ``Capitol Pressroom'' there is ``no truth'' to speculation that he is talking about presidential politics and strategy.  Cuomo says he's focused on his 2014 run for a second term as governor.  He has never ruled out a run for president.  Clinton is often touted as a potential 2016 contender.  Cuomo has a campaign fund of more than 20-million dollars... and, led New York's effort in legalizing same-sex marriage in 2011.  This year... he pushed through the nation's first gun-control law after the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.  His poll numbers have recently fallen from record highs.


 

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