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2015 13 year-old Babe Ruth World Series field now complete...

The field has now been set for the 13 year-old Babe Ruth World Series to be played in Jamestown August 15 through 22.  Public Relations Division Chairwoman Kim Ecklund says the New York Metro Champion... Paulino Babe Ruth from New York City... is the Mid-Atlantic Champion.  They won their championship Tuesday night.  The other winners include the Western New York Champion... Ithaca.  The Pacific Southwest Champion is Tri-Valley, California... the Midwest Plains winner Bismark, ND... the Southeast Region winner is Tallahassee, Florida.  Ecklund adds that Tri-County, Maine is the New England Region champ... while Thomas, Washington will represent the Pacific Northwest... the Southwest Region winner is Mountain Home, Arkansas... and, Janesville, Wisc. is the Ohio Valley champion.  Host Jamestown will also have a team of all-stars in the tournament.  They have been playing exhibition games locally to prepare.  For more information on the series... go on-line to www.jamestownworldseries.org.


BRWS Parade also shaping up nicely...

The Babe Ruth World Series Parade is set to be held on the Saturday morning just prior to the start of the 35th anniversary series.  That from Series Committee Spokewoman Kim Ecklund... who says the number of units entered is growing.  Ecklund adds that they are still looking for people who were involved in the first Jamestown series in 1980 to take part.  If you need more information... contact Lee Harkness at the Gateway Train Station... or Ecklund at 664-0405.


City man arrested for menacing...

A Jamestown man is jailed on $10,000 bail for allegedly threatening a woman at a northside home... and, displaying a hand-gun in the presence of two young children.  City police say they found 37 year-old Nicholas Alainell walking in the 300-block of Crossman Street just after 9:30 a.m. yesterday.  Officers say the incident occured the night before.  Alainell was arrested without incident... and, the hand-gun believed to have been involved was also found.  He's charged with one count of second-degree menacing... and, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.


Ribbon cut at Jones Valhalla Grand Reopening...

The fourth-generation of a family of bakers is starting a new tradition in downtown Jamestown with the Grand Re-opening of a new restaurant.  The ribbon was cut Tuesday at the new, Jones Valhalla Restaurant at 306 North Main Street.  The new restaurant was actually launched last November by owners Sean and Elizabeth Jones.  Sean Jones is the Great-grandson of the founder of Jones Tasty Baking.  Jones say they got a lot of help from the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, and the city in opening the new location after closing 'Jones 212' at 212 Pine Street.  Mayor Sam Teresi praised the Joneses for what they're doing... saying Sean's grandfather would be "so proud" of him.  Jones got emotional when speaking about his Grandfather... and, Great-grandfather.  He says it was a lot of work, closing up 'Jones 212..." and, opening the new location.  Jones thanked his wife, and staff for all their hard work.  Jones Valhalla is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and, on Saturday's from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.