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Woman jailed following alleged Hammer attack in Jamestown...
A Jamestown woman has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a man with a hammer during an altercation on the city's eastside.  Jamestown police were called to the scene at Summer Place and East Eighth Street about 9 o'clock Thursday night... and, found that 31 year-old Jodi Semanovich had attacked the man... and, injured him.  Officers say Semanovich was later found and arrested without incident.  She was arrested and jailed pending arraignment on charges including second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Forestville man arrested after two dead horses are found on his property...
A Forestville man has been arrested for alleged animal cruely after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies found two dead horses inside a barn on Smith Road last Tuesday.  Officers say they were called to the scene late this past Tuesday... and, found the horses deceased.  They issued tickets to the owner, 48 year-old Jeffrey Wolfe, for overdriving, torturing and injuring animals... and, failing to Provide Sustenance.  Wolfe will appear in Villenova Town Court at a later date.
Two new pedestrian bridges officially open on Jamestown's Chadakoin River...
Another major part of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk was officially opened late this morning with the ribbon-cutting for the two, new pedestrian bridges behind the National Comedy Center.  Mayor Sam Teresi was joined by Acting State Transportation Commissioner Paul Karas... and, State Senator Cathy Young to cut the ribbon.  Karas agreed to be on hand for the dedication when he and Teresi met for the first-time several months ago.  He says the $2-million project was a joint effort... and, says they will both provide "directly linkages for residents to the recently established multi-modal transporation hub at the Gateway Train Station.  Teresi thanked the state for it's help in providing a $1.6-million dollar DOT grant.  The city provided a $400,000 match through recaptured federal UDAG funds.  More than 100 people were on hand for the dedication and ribbon cutting. 
Teresi signs DRI Contracts for project money...
The city of Jamestown is now able to move forward with three projects totaling $1.6-million in it's Downtown Revitalization Initiative program.  That from Mayor Sam Teresi after the city council authorized him to sign contracts with the New York Department of State to release the funding.  Teresi says the largest chunk of money -- $670,000 -- will be used for infrastructure upgrades for a Jamestown-to-Buffalo-Niagara Falls Excursion Train.  He says the grant will primarily deal with getting new infrastruture in place for the project.  Teresi says the other two projects authorized to move ahead on were the $325,000 allocation to improve the Riverwalk Experience with new lighting... and, $610,000 for improvements to the Streetscape and Pedestiran Experience.  He adds the city is into the final stages of completing a $50,000 feasibility study of having excursion trains running from the city to the Buffalo -- Niagara area.  He says the funding came through regional Industrial Development Agencies, and local rail entities. 
Dunkirk firefighters deal with two more fires in north county city...
Three fires within a 48-hour period have kept firefighters busy in the city of Dunkirk.  Less than a day after a blaze heavily damaged two hours on Deer Street, crews were called out to a fire Thursday night at the former Edgewood warehouse building on South Roberts Road.  Fire Chief Mike Edwards says firefighters found several pallets on fire when they reached the scene around 6 p.m. and the flames were moving into the roof.  Arson has been ruled as the cause.  While returning from the fire, crews were called out to another structure fire.  The fire at 154 Lakeshore Drive East was on the outside of the structure and crews doused the flames quickly.  Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the interior of the house.
Deer Street fire investigation continues in Dunkirk...
The investigation continues into the major fire that damaged two houses on Deer Street in the city of Dunkirk.  Chief Edwards says no cause has been determined in the fire that broke out at 434 Deer Street and spread next door to 432 Deer Wednesday night.  Edwards says the county's Fire Investigation Team is also involved.  He thanked fire departments from surrounding communities for assisting his department with the fire and the emergency medical calls that came in during the fire.  He also wanted to give a "shout out" to the Chautauqua County Fire Police who also provided assistance.
UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital names Volunteer of the Year...
An 18-year volunteer in the radiology department at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital has been named the 2017 "5-Star" Volunteer of the Year.  The hospital held it's annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Friday... and, Volunteer Coordinator Liz Derosa told those attending that Robert Herring was this year's Volunteer of the Year.  Derosa says his peers had nothing but praise for Herring... and, says he is "much loved" by the doctors and staff.  Derosa and hospital administrators also honored 103 other volunteers who reached special milestones in 2017.  The most hours put in by a volunteer the past year was Robert Gray with 781.  Gray also reached the 12,000 hour milestone.  Derosa says the help they get from volunteers is immeasurable.  If you would like to be a volunteer at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital... Derosa says just google their new website on line.  She says there is a form you can fill out right there.  You can also call Liz Derosa at 664-8224.

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