Happy Independance Day everyone!!

 

Fourth of July activites underway in Lakewood, Mayville and elsewhere...

There is a full day of activities for the Fourth of July in the villages of Lakewood and Mayville.  The big Mayville Parade was held on Route 394 under sunny skys... with the procession traveling from the Courthouse to Lakeside Park.  In Lakewood... the day at Hartley Park began with the annual "Firecracker 10K Run..." which is a competitive race... but, also a homecoming for sorts for many people who come visit over the Fourth.  It's put on by the Lakewood Family YMCA.  "Y" Director Tom Anderson says it's a lot of work... but, also a good time.  Anderson says they have as many as 42 states represented in the race, which draws 200 to 300 runners each year.  In addition to the 10-K... the "Y" puts on kids races down by Lakewood Beach... and, a 2-mile run/walk.  There's also the kids M-&-T Money Hunt.  There is also a concert with Steve Davis and Marla Harris until tonight's 10 p.m. firework's put on by Zambelli fireworks.
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Back to Mayville... there is a full-day of activities at Lakeside Park before tonight's fireworks at Lakeside Park.  There were also fireworks in Bemus Point... and, at Midway State Park in Maple Springs.


Gerace says use of sparklers and sparkler-devices still require supervision...

Certain types of "fireworks..." sparklers and sparkler-type devices... are now allowed to be sold and possessed in Chautauqua County two different times of the year.  One is right now... during the Fourth of July holiday.  However... while they are now legal... Sheriff Joe Gerace says people should take great care in using them... and, the proper supervision should be used when they are set off.  Gerace says a sparkler seems to be "innocent and harmless... but, they are not."  He says they still need adult-acting people supervising them.  Gerace says most sparkler devices burn at temperature well over 1,000 degrees Farenheit.  While a number of sparkler-type devices are now allowed in the county... he says many others still are not -- including M-80s, Roman candles, and bottle rockets.  He says it's still best to "leave the fireworks to the professionals."  The Chautauqua County Legislature... last month... approved a local law to allow Sparklers and Sparkler devices to be sold and possessed in Chautauqua County during the current time of year... and, around the New Year's holiday at the end of the year.


City man prevents entry to apartment, arrested for obstruction...

A Jamestown man is accused of trying to prevent police from gaining entrance to an eastside apartment using a knife Sunday morning.  City Police were called to the scene at 739 East Second Street about 9 a.m., and, officers were able to make contact with the suspect... 24 year-old Edgardo Lopez.  However... Lopez is accused of slamming the door shut, and not allowing police to check on the safety of others inside.  Officers finally forced entry... and, arrested Lopez for second-degree Obstruction of Governmental Administration.  He was sent to the city jail pending arraignment.


Sinclairville teen hurt in car-pedestrian accident...

A Sinclairville teenager is being treated for serious injuries after being hit by a car on Route 60 in the town of Charlotte early Sunday morning.  Sheriff's deputies say the vehicle... operated by 44 year-old Sigfredo Martinez of Jamestown... was northbound about 6 a.m. when the pedestrian tried to cross the road in front of him.  Officers say 17 year-old Devin McChesney was struck.  Deputies say Sinclairville and Gerry fire rescuers were called to the scene... and McChesney was flown by Starflight to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania for treatment.


County man hurt in Ellington ATV accident...

An Ellington man was seriously hurt in an all-terrain vehicle accident that occured yesterday afternoon on Wade Hill Road.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene just after 1 p.m., and, found that 37 year-old Clarence Whitacre had crashed while riding the ATV.  Deputies were joined at the scene by Ellington firefighters... and, Alstar Ambulance and Medistat Helicopter.  Whitacre was flown to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.

  

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