Lake Effect Snow Warning takes effect Sat. Afternoon...
The first major snow event of the Winter of 2017-17 is moving into western New York... and, Chautauqua County.  The National Weather Service says we're going to be going from near record November warmth to mid-Winter Lake Effect Snow.  Forecaster Dave Zaff with the Weather Service's Buffalo Office says we are now under a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 4 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Monday.  Zaff says we'll see rain once a cold front passes early this afternoon.  He says there will be periods without snow, and the snow will be more pronounced in some places opposed to others.  The warning area includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie Counties.  Zaff says the heaviest Lake Snow areas will see between 9 and 18 inches of snow by early Monday morning.  By contrast... he says the high in Buffalo Friday reached 72-degrees... which is about two-degrees short of the all-time record for November 18th.  Zaff says temperatures will fall through the 30s this afternoon... to the lower 30s.  We'll see about 32 for a high on Sunday.  
 
 
Horrigan urges local motorists to drive carefully in first Snow of the season...
Chautauqua County plow crews will be ready for the lake effect snow.  That from Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan... who says preparations have been made for the first measureable snow of the season... and, he says the county’s fighting fleet is ready for action with 30 plow trucks available.  While most of Western New York can expect to some snowfall... the heavier lake effect snow is forecasted to occur primarily in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and extreme Southern Erie counties from this evening through Monday morning.  More than 6 inches is expected in the most persistent lake effect snow. 
 
 
Dunkirk man seriously hurt in Villenova Motorcycle accident...
A north county man was seriously hurt late this week when his motorcycle crashed into a guard rail on Route 83 in the town of Villanova.  Sheriff's officers say they were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. Thursday.  On arrival... deputies say they learned the bike -- operated by 28 year-old Derek Deszcz of Dunkirk -- was westbound when he passed a car, and the returned to the eastbound.  However... officers say he lost control of the motorcycle, and it slammed into the guard rail.  Deszcz was flown by Starflight Helicopter to a regional trauma center for treatment.  State police assisted at the scene... and, charges are pending.
 
 
Munella says JHS students pleased to take part in Jr. Achievement Stock Market Challenge...
A team from Jamestown High School took part in the annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge in Buffalo... which featured nearly 500 students... for the first time Thursday.  JHS Business Teacher Dave Munella says the competition was held at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center... and, gave  the students some "real life experience."  Munella says he took eight students from his Introduction to Business class -- a Jamestown Community College "connections" course.  Munella says JHS partners with JCC... the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County... and, Junior Achievement in the program.  He says the Junior Achievement part of the program functions through the United Way using volunteers who now come to the school to help teach.  Munella says between 50 and 75 schools... including JHS... Falconer... Dunkirk and Fredonia schools.
 
 
New president named for St. Bonaventure University...
A dean at Le Moyne College in Syracuse has been named president of St. Bonaventure University near Olean.  The Franciscan college in Allegany -- in Cattaraugus County -- announced today that Dennis DePerro will become the university's 21st president in June.  He succeeds Interim President Andrew Roth, who took in August when Sister Margaret Carney retired after 12 years as president.  The 57-year-old DePerro is dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne.  The Buffalo native arrived at Le Moyne in 1995 and was vice president for enrollment management at the Jesuit college for 18 years before becoming the first dean of what is now known as Purcell School. 
 

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News Bulletin for Wed., Sept. 16, 2019

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