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A Warren County, Pennsylvania woman was killed in a one-car, rollover crash in Pittsfield Township last Sunday afternoon. 


State Police in Warren say 36 year-old Rachel West of Tidioute was northbound on Davey Hill Road about 3:30 p.m. when she lost control of the car and, it hit an embankment.  Troopers say the vehicle then rolled over several times before coming to rest on it's roof. 


State Police say the woman, who is not being identified at this time was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.  She was taken to Warren General Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

No one was hurt after a car got stuck on the CSX railroad tracks on Berry Road in the town of Pomret last weekend and, was struck by a westbound train. 


Sheriff's officers say the driver of the car, 20 year-old Kayla Boedner of Fredonia, allegedly moved a "Road Closed" barrier and attempted to cross the tracks shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday.  Deputies say her vehicle got stuck on the crossing but, she was able to get out while the train was approaching. 


However her car was struck because the engineer didn't have time to stop. Officers say Boedner was ticketed for failure to obey a traffic control device and, will appear in court at a later date.  No one was injured in the incident.

One person was serious hurt in a one-car crash blamed on drunk driving early Sunday morning on Route 430 in the town of Mina.  Sheriff's officers say the car, driven by 22 year-old Christopher Jones of Jamestown, was eastbound about 3:15 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway. 


Deputies say the vehicle then struck several trees and overturned.  Officers say an unidentified passenger sustained serious injuries and, was taken by ambulance to UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania for treatment. 


Further investigation led officers to arrest Jones, who was not hurt, for driving while intoxicated.  Deputies also charged him with Felony first-degree vehicular assault and Aggravated DWI.  He was arraigned in Sherman Town Court and sent to the county jail without bail.

Members of the public still have a week to comment on the city of Jamestown's application for federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds this year. 


Mayor Sam Teresi says the timetable is much later this year because the Trump Administration has proposed eliminating the program offered by the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The city council held it's required public hearing on the proposed plan in late June... but, Teresi says it's pretty much in line with the past two action plans.  He says there's little change in the plans because this is the fhird-year of the five-year plan they submitted two years ago, and the program's status is "up in the air." 


Teresi says the five year plan must be submitted by entitlement communities like Jamestown to HUD.  He says, while the Trump Administration is looking at eliminating the CDBG and HOME programs funding has been reduced significantly over the past 10 years. 


The public comment period runs until Monday, July 24.  The CDBG and HOME Program plans can be viewed at the city's website at

The 13 year-old Jamestown Babe Ruth All-Stars have won the New York state Championship and, have qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Regional. 


However... they need to raise between $15,000 and $20,000 for their trip to Sommers Point, New Jersey a week from today.  Manager Tom Tantillo says they're excited to have won the state tournament but, adds they're thinking more about fund-raising at the moment.  He says they had some fund-raisers over the past weekend including a chicken barbecue.  He says they've also been able to obtain some individual donations and, are accepting those. 


Tantillo says people can contact him or send donations to Jamestown Babe Ruth c/o 13 year-old State Champs at 758 Harding Ave., Jamestown.  He says they'll have three-games in pool play starting next Tuesday, July 25 before moving onto the rest of the tournament. 


Tantillo says their next Tag Days for the Babe Ruth All-Stars will be from Noon to 7:30 next Friday at Brigotta's on Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown and, the same day and times at Wal-Mart in Lakewood.  A car wash, and bottle and can collection fund-raiser will be held at Raymor and Flanigan this Tuesday from 12 Noon to 5 p.m.

A federal court decision overturning the conviction of ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is bringing fresh attention to the New York Legislature's chronic corruption problem and reigniting efforts to address conflicts of interest and government ethics. 


The downfall of the Democratic powerbroker from Manhattan sent shockwaves through the state Capitol but prompted only modest ethics reforms.  While federal prosecutors plan to retry Silver, some in Albany say there's no reason to wait for the final outcome of Silver's case to act. 


They've floated ideas including tighter limits on campaign contributions, restrictions on how much lawmakers can make from outside jobs and even term limits.  Other suggested reforms include term limits on leadership positions, more robust ethics enforcement and greater government transparency to prevent top lawmakers from making big decisions behind closed doors.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers were able to revive an opioid overdose victim early last weekend in Silver Creek with Naloxone commonly known as Narcan. 


Deputies say they were called to the scene on Main Street about 3:15 p.m. last Friday and, found an unresponsive 38 year-old woman. 


Officers say they administered Narcan and, stabilzed the victim who was taken to Lake Shore Hospital in Irving for further treatment.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by a Silver Creek Fire-Rescue crew.