Feed truck overturns and crashes in Sherman; driver injured; Rt. 76 closed for several hours...

The driver of a feed truck is being evaluated for injuries suffered when he lost control of his vehicle... and, it rolled over and crashed in the town of Sherman Monday morning.  Sheriff's Deputies say 32 year-old Justin Raynor of Conewango Valley was southbound on Route 76 just after 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of the truck.  Officers say the truck left the road... then came back onto the roadway when it overturned.  The vehicle traveled on it's passenger side until it went off the road... and, crashed into a ravine.  Raynor was taken to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie for treatment.  Deputies say Route 76 was either partly... or completely closed between Interstate 86, and Bailey Hill Road until about 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.


City police looking for woman who allegedly stole "Cents for St. Susan's" cannister from convenience store...

Jamestown police are looking for a woman who allegedly walked into a convenience store on the city's northside Sunday afternoon... and, stole a donation cannister.  Jamestown police say the white female went into the Robo Mini-Mart at 817 North Main St. shortly before 4 p.m., and, took the donation cannister for the "Cents for St. Susan's" fund-raiser.  Officers say the woman is in her 20s... and, was wearing a light blue top.  Police say they have a surveillance photo of the woman.  City police ask anyone who may have information on her identity to call them at 483-7537... or you can leave an anonymous tip at the JPD Tip-Line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.  They say all calls will be kept confidential. 


Edwards says one party "very interested" in purchasing County Home...

There is another group interested in possibly buying the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.  That Monday morning from County Executive Greg Edwards.  Edwards says the county is continuing to work with the Chicago-based Real Estate firm of Marcus and Millichap to try and identify potential buyers.  He says they have another group that's gotten back in touch with them that's "very interested" in the home.  Edwards says he and County Attorney Steve Abdella are working with the firm to work out an agreement in black and white.  Earlier this year... Edwards presented the county legislature with a proposal to sell the facility to Altitude Health Services of Evanston, Illinois.  However... lawmakers failed to muster the needed 17 votes to sell the Home for about 16.5-million dollars.  Edwards admits it has not been easy finding a buyer as more public facilities hit the market in New York.  He says two more county-operated nursing homes have been put on the market... and, with that... the price gets pushed down.  Edwards says the Chautauqua County Home is continuing to lose about $7,200 a day under county ownership.


Green supports early voting... opposes motion before legislation opposing the proposal...

One of the county's two elections commissioners says there would be some additional cost in the beginning... but, he believes that early voting is an idea whose time has come in New York.  The county legislature's Administrative Services Committee, though, is voting tonight on a motion opposing state legislation to enact early voting.  Democrat Elections Commissioner Norm Green says early voting is already allowed in 32 states... and, he believes the local board has a good plan in place to make it work.  Green says the state proposal is a good one because it will expand opportunities for local voters to do so.  He says the plan he and GOP Commissioner Brian Abram have put together would involve five voting sites... including the Board of Election's offices in Mayville.  He says the time period being looked at by the state is within 14 days of the election.  Green says they have determined the cost would be about $30,000 per election... but, he says their department should be able to absorb that cost within their budget.  He says some cost savings would come from decreasing the work-load on the actual election day.  Green says about 30-percent of the voters in states now taking part vote early.


 

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