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City couple arrested in connection with domestic incident involving a knife...

A Jamestown couple has been arrested for an alleged domestic dispute... and, the woman involved faces a menacing charge for allegedly throwing a large knife.  City police were called to the scene at 8 Cowing Street late last week on a report of a physical domestic incident.  Following an investigation... officers accuse 23 year-old Robert Porter of head-butting his girlfriend, 31 year-old Michelle King, on the forehead.  Police say that King then allegedly chased Porter... and, threw a large kitchen knife at him twice.  Officers say several neighbors corroborated what had happened.  King is charged with second-degree menacing... and reckless endangerment.  Porter was arrested for second-degree harassment.  Both were held pending further court action.


City man arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Jamestown business last weekend...

A Jamestown man is jailed for allegedly burglarizing a westside business early last weekend.  City police were called to the scene at 718 West Third St. shortly after 4 a.m. last Saturday to investigate a burglary complaint.  Officers found someone had broken into the business... and, stole merchandise valued at more than one-thousand dollars.  City police later Saturday say they found... and, arrested Timothy Geigert of Kortwright Road.  Officers say he's been charged with third-degree burglary... and, fourth-degree grand larceny.  He was jailed pending arraignment.


Man arrested in Mayville for allegedly domestic violence incident while picking up personal items from village home...

A Mayville man is jailed for allegedly assaulting and strangling his estranged girlfriend at her apartment on Erie Street last weekend.  Sheriff's Deputies say they were called to the scene at 34 South Erie early Saturday morning. Officers say the victim told them that 45 year-old William Osthehagen, Jr., came to her apartment to take some of his belongings.  However... they say the situation escalated in to a domestic dispute.  The victim says Osthehagen allegedly destroyed her phone... struck her in the face... and, choked her to a point that she could not breath.  Deputies arrested him without incident for criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation... and, second-degree harassment.  Osthehagen was arraigned on the charges Stockton Town Court, was sent to the county jail on $2,000 cash bail.  Just before being jailed... deputies say they also found him in possession of a quantity of marijuana.


Tri-Valley wins Babe Ruth World Series, avenging earlier lose in tournament...

An opening game loss to Tri-County, Maine didn't phase the Tri-Valley, California 13 year-old Babe Ruth World Series team.  They just played hard... and, beat Tri-County in last Saturday afternoon's title game in Jamestown.  Tri-Valley Manager Tony Battilega got doused by bucket of ice water after his team's convincing, 20-0 win over Tri-County in the game at Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park.  Speaking with our Terry Frank... Battilega says his team just wanted another shot at Tri-County in the title game... and, they got it.  He says one thing they had going for them was a solid hitters... 10 of which swing left-handed.  Battilega says they never really saw any left-handers in the series, so they got more comfortable as the week went on.  Tri-Valley got a lot of mileage out of those left-handed bats... jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the top of the first inning after two-outs... on way to their big win in 5-innings.  Tri-Valley also took a lot of individual honors... with World Series Outstanding Pitcher and Player "Beau" Garrat.  Four members of the Tri-Valley team also made the World Series All Tournament Team.  Asher Golden was awarded Best Hitter of the series for his .526 batting average.


Diethrick looks back on Jamestown's 16th BRWS...

The 16th Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown was a "amazing..." and a success.  That from Jamestown Host President Russ Diethrick... who says his committee did another outstanding job of overseeing the eight-day series... which wrapped up last Saturday afternoon.  Even though the championship game ended up being a rout... Diethrick says the teams played hard right up to the end.  He adds that tradition is what makes Babe Ruth Baseball a great sport for youngsters.  He also reflected back 35 years to the first 13 year-old Series in 1980... and, recalled many of the city and county officials who have come and gone.  The Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series Committee also continues to innovate... and, find new ways to make the series better.  With the "Host Family" program no longer in place... they began the "Host Ambassador" program to help the out-of-town families and player handle any situation that comes up.


Route 60 redesign in town of Dunkirk underway...

A $300,000 pilot re-striping project on Route 60 n the north county will be used to help ease left-hand turns... and, widen shoulders.  The State Department of Transportation has announced the project... which will involve Route 60 from Vineyard Drive to the Dunkirk South City Line in the town of Dunkirk.  DOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll says the idea is to increase motorist, pedestrian and bicyclist safety.  After a two week pilot period... Driscoll says that stretch of road will be paved and final pavement markings will be installed based on DOT observations and community feedback.  He says the existing four-lane section of Route 60 will be converted to a three-lane section of highway... with a continuous, dedicated two-way center turn lane.  The shoulders will be widened to seven feet to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

 

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