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Woman seriously hurt in car-pedestrian accident now in serious -- but, stable condition...

The 50 year-old woman struck by a mini-van yesterday afternoon while standing on a sidewalk near Jamestown High School is now in serious... but, stable condition at an Erie-area hospital.  That from City Police Captain Bob Samuelson... who says the accident -- at the corner of East Second and Third Streets -- occured just after 2:30 p.m.  Samuelson says the driver of the van... 44 year-old Lucinda Tobias of Jamestown... was allegedly under the influence of drugs at the time.  They say her van hopped the curb... and, struck the victim.  The unidentified woman was initially taken to WCA Hospital... then transferred to the Hamot Medical Center.  Police say Tobias has arraigned today on charges... including driving while ability impaired by drugs... and, sent to the county jail without bail.


Cummins recognized for energy efficency measures at Jamestown Engine Plant by U.S. Dept. of Energy...

It's taken some work and effort... but, energy improvements to Cummins Engine Company's Jamestown Engine Plant has helped save the company $1.4-million.  U.S. Department of Energy officials were at the plant this morning to see several projects that have led to a 30-percent reduction in energy use at the Ashville facility.  The local plant was a founding partner with the U.S. Department of Energy's "Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge."  DOE Senior Program Advisor Maria Vargas commended Cummins for doing the hard lift to cut energy use... which also cuts their expenses.  Vargas says Cummins is a "great example" of a company that's been able to overcome the barriers to make their plant energy efficient.   The Better Buildings challenge provides technical assistance... and, incentives for companies to cut their energy use by 20-percent over 10 years.  Machining Operations and Facilities Director Randy Myers says it's part of Cummins principles of being "environmentally responsible" with the heavy-duty engines it makes... to it's facilities.  The major item Cummins has installed is a new, thermal insulated roof that includes solar panels.  Officials say the 2-megawatt solar array is capable of generating about one-third of the Ashville facility's power on the sunniest days.