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A man was reportedly flown to a regional hospital after being struck by a car on Route 394 just west of the Lakewood village line. 

 

Chautauqua County Fire dispatchers say the accident was called in about 9:15 Tuesday night.  Fire rescue units responded, and Starflight was called in to transport the victim.  Dispatchers say Route 394 from Route 474 to Fardink Road was closed for some time to get the victim transported, and the scene cleared. 

 

Efforts to reach Lakewood-Busti Police for comment so far have been unsuccessful.


Combustables too close to a light bulb is the apparent cause of a fire that heavily-damaged an upstairs apartment on Jamestown's eastside late Monday night. 

 

City fire crews were called to the scene at 262 Falconer Street shortly before Midnight and, found fire on the second floor.  That from Fire Battalion Chief Roger Sigular who says they also had to assist the family living in that apartment out of the building after an occupant called in the alarm for a fire that started in a room in that apartment. 

 

He adds that it took about 10 minutes to bring the blaze under control and, there was extensive fire damage to a room on the second-floor.  He says an off-duty shift of nine firefighters was called in.  A pet perished in the blaze.  Sigular says fire crews and investigators were at the scene until about 3:30 Tuesday morning.


The Jamestown Board of Public Utiliities has agreed to a two-year extension of a contract with a local manufacturer to provide them with lower cost electric so long as they keep up their job numbers and invest in their facility. 

 

BPU and city officials signed the deal with Monofrax through October of 2019.  Monofrax was an original partner with the BPU once it was able to offer "Flex Rate" programs to local industry.  President and General Manager William Andrews says with the help of their parent company Callesta, they've been able to again grow the company which now has 217 employees.   

 

Andrews says they've been able to expand markets for their ceramic glass refactories and will soon need a second furnace to make their ceramic linings for furnaces and glass products.  He adds their acquisition by Callesta last year has also made a difference in working with the community. 

 

BPU General Manager Dave Leathers says Monofrax is one of seven companies that are part of the Flex Plan program.


The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency's Board of Directors has approved incentives including a 20 year PILOT agreement with Athenex as the company prepares to break ground for a new plant in the town of Dunkirk. 

 

That from County Executive Vince Horrigan who attended a meeting held at the IDA Office in Jamestown Tuesday morning.  Horrigan says the incentives were part of the plan to land the project in Chautauqua County and, without those incentives he believes the project would not be moving forward. 

 

Horrigan says Teresa Bair, Athenex's Vice President of Corporate Development and Legal Affairs, was among those attending the meeting.  He says ground-breaking will be sometime during the third quarter.


Cott Corporation in the north county announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business, Cott Beverages to Refresco for $1.25-billion dollars. 

 

The transaction includes Cott's North America, U.K., and Mexico businesses.  The move, according to Refresco's website, would create the world's largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America.


Several Boy Scouts from Chautauqua County and the surrounding area, were on hand to hear President Donald Trump's 40-minute address to them at their National Jamboree in West Virginia. 

 

The scouts from the Allegheny Highlands Council arrived there in Glen Jean last week and, will be there through Friday.  One of them is Eagle Scout Joe Pillitieri-the-third who says it was a "once in a lifetime experience" to see the president.  Pillitierri says the President gave "a good speech" and, tried to encourage the scouts to work towards what they want to achieve. 

 

Pillitierri says the message from the president resonates because he's been a successful businessmen in the world.  He says Mr. Trump emphasized that if it worked for him, it could work for them also.  Pillitierri says there's still plenty to do at the Jamboree which is being attended by some 30,000 Boy Scouts from across the country. 

 

Pillitierri's father, Joe, Junior, heads up the Allegheny Highlands Council which has brought 36 youth to the Jamboree along with one youth adult and three adult leaders.  Mr. Trump's address makes him the eighth president to attend the National Scout Jamboree.


For the fourth-straight year the annual Cents for St. Susan's campaign to raise money for the Jamestown-area's largest soup kitchen has wound up with more than $17,000. 

 

Officials with St. Susan's and the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities announced yesterday that the 18th annual drive raised $17,346.  St. Susan's Executive Director Jeff Smith says he's "thrilled" with the final amount... making it the fourth-straight year the Cents for St. Susan's effort raised more than $17,000. 

 

Smith again thanked the community and event sponsors for their great support during the campaign including their hot dog and bake sales.  Smith says KeyBank pledged $2,000, while 15 others contributed at least $500. 

 

During it's 18 years of existance the fund-raiser has brought just over $195,000 to the soup kitchen to support it's on-going efforts to feed the city's hungry residents.  For more information on St. Susan's Center call 664-2253.

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