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An Ohio man is accused of providing the firearms used to fire off errant gun shots at targets on Chautauqua Lake Sunday morning...  
Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene on the lake -- near Sea Lion Drive -- about 9:30 on a report of "ammunition rounds coming over the ice in a reckless manner."  Officers say they located 20 yer-old Matthew Michael of Brook Park, Ohio along with the others.  Some ice fisherman made the complaint.  Deputies found that Michael owned the weapons involved and he was arrested for second-degree reckless endangerment.  He was issued appearance tickets for Chautauqua Town Court.
Fire has extensively damaged a two-story apartment house on Jamestown's eastside and the cause remains under investigation...  
City Fire Battalion Chief Roger Sigular says crews were called to the scene at 24 Phillips Street about 9:30 last Friday night.  Sigular says crews found fire coming from the rear of the first floor when they arrived.  Sigular says it took about 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control and all the tenants were out when crews arrived.  However, Sigular says two cat perished in the blaze.  He says the house is not "habitable" right now and it's too early to tell whether or not it will be torn down.  Sigular says an off-duty shift of 12 firefighters was called in to assist.  Sigular says a woman living in one of the apartments passed away earlier in the day.
The animal protection group Farm Sanctuary says 24 pigs have been removed from a Cattaraugus County farm where officials say they were kept in inhumane conditions... 
The rest of the 72 found were removed later.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say they were initially called to the scene at 5119 Folts Road in Ashford last Tuesday, and then returned last Saturday.  Deputies say the pigs were owned by 56 year-old Gerald Nason, Junior.  Farm Sanctuary said Friday that it collaborated with the Cattaraugus County SPCA on last Tuesday's rescue.  The organizations worked together on a 2002 case at the same farm involving 125 neglected pigs.  Nason faces eight counts of cruelty to animals, and was jailed on one-thousand dollars bail.
Chautauqua County's business community apparently views Governor Andrew Cuomo's  proposed 2019 budget as a mixed bag. That from Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Tranum...
On one hand, Tranum says the budget continues to emphasize job readiness, something he says the chamber continues to support. But, a major concern is the governor's proposal to shift to a pay roll tax to counter the effects of federal tax reform on workers across the state. He says this will place "an additional administrative burden on employers, and in some cases, may create cashflow issues."  He says "at some point" they'll get a break on taxes, but, they're also going to have to "front" some money.  Tranum says the chamber is still researching the effects of the governor's budget and will be reaching out to area state lawmakers to voice their concerns about the proposed state spending plant. 
It took four ballots, but Jamestown lawyer Eddie Sundquist got most of the votes on the last ballot to win the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee's endorsement for Congress...  
County Democratic Chairman Norm Green says Sunquist got 59% of the vote at Saturday's meeting to beat out six others.  Green says Penn Yan's Tracy Mitrano was second, and Max Dell Pia of Owego was third.  Also nominated were Linda Andrei of Ithaca, Rick Gallant of Corning, Ithaca's Ian Golden and Charles Whalen of Geneva.  He says "the endorsement process for the county Democratic Committee leads to the June 26 primary where rank and file Democrats will have the opportunity to weigh in, and finalize the party's candidate to run against Tom Reed in November."  Green says it was a "great process" with more than 100 people taking part.  He says the county committee is now "honor bound" to continue to work for Eddie up to the primary. 
A discount bakery outlet located on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood for more than two-decades has moved and is slated to open this morning at a new location in West Ellicott...  
The Strohmann Bakery Outlet recently closed at it's location next to Davidson's Restaurant.  Regional Manager for Strohmann's, Stephen Freeze, says they're ready to go at their new location at 707 Fairmount Avenue in the Fairmount Plaza.
Freeze says they feel fortunate to find another location on Fairmount Avenue that's not far from their previous location.  He says they had narrowed the choices down to two, after their previous location got sold by the Davidson family, which owned that property.  Freeze says they "scrambled" to find a new location because they wanted to remain on Fairmount Avenue.  He says they'll be back to their full compliment of employees for the new location.  In addition to the full-line of Strohmann products, he says they'll also carry Entemann's cakes,  Thomas's English Muffins, and Sara Lee to name a few.
An international company looking to expand it's operations in Dunkirk in the coming year was one of the focuses of Mayor Willie Rosas' annual State of the City message late last week...  
A capacity crowd was on hand Friday afternoon for the speech.  Rosas says the major project is being proposed by Dunkirk Special Metals and he says if successful it will mean more jobs.
Following the meeting, Rosas said the city's Development Department is working with state and county officials to make the expansion happen.  Among his other goals, he says they include working with surrounding communities through shared services.  Rosas is taking up a challenge that Governor Andrew Cuomo made recently in his budget message.  Rosas also spoke about the many festivals and other activities that took place in the city during 2017, including a two-hour long air show.  Rosas announced there will not be another air show in 2018, but indicated there are plans for something much bigger.

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