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WJTN News Headlines for Aug. 13, 2018

A motorcyclist lost his life following a two-vehicle accident in Cherry Creek yesterday evening... 
Sheriff's Deputies responded to the crash on Farrington Hollow Road shortly before 7 p.m., and found 47 year-old Jassen Sherman, of Falconer, field to yield when backing out of a driveway. Officers say his vehicle was struck by a motorcycle travelling north. The unidentified operator was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Sherman was cited for failure to yield to right of way when entering the roadway and is due back in court at a later date. 
A woman from Forestville is jailed on $10,000 bail for allegedly trying to stab another person on several occasions last weekend with a sharp object...  
Sheriff's deputies say they were called to a location in the north county village on a report of a disorderly person and, later took 27 year-old Sharlene Downey into custody.  Officers say she also tried to physically injure the victim, and keep them from calling 911.  Downey is also accused of hitting a second person several times and, add the second victim had an active order of protection against Downey.  Downey was arrested on several charges, including third-degree criminal possession of a weapon first-degree criminal contempt and, second-degree attempted assault.  She was arraigned and sent to the county lock-up pending further court action.
1968 was a year of turmoil, upheaval and war, but there was one bright spot for the region at that time...  
But, it was also a controversial time for Jamestown-area Congressman Charles Goodell.  Goodell's life and legacey were examined during the opening of a new exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of his replacing the late Robert F. Kennedy after Kennedy's assassination while running for President.  Members of Goodell's immediate and extended family were on hand at the Jackson Center for a celebration yesterday and, son Tim represented the family in thanking the center.
The program and reception was set so one of Goodell's brothers, Roger, could be on hand in Jamestown.  Roger Goodell -- of course -- is the commissioner of the National Football League.  He later told us he was "honored" to be back in his family's hometown and, he expressed his appreciation for the way the Jackson Center "captured" his father's career, and the impact it had.  The exhibit honoring Charlie Goodell is called "A Model of Courage: The Life of Charles Goodell..." who roundly criticized by many Republicans for his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Elected officials from all levels of government continue to hold discussions over the future use of the NRG plant in the city of Dunkirk but, what does the company have in mind?  
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello says that a meeting with NRG officials is expected to take place in the near future.  Borrello says a number of options are being considered for the facility, but they want to hear from NRG, which decided last month to withdraw from the repowering project.
While Borrello says finding another energy company to repower the plant is one of the options, the President and Chief Executive Officer with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce thinks another option should be considered.  Todd Tranum would like to see the plant municipally operated if possible, similar to the way the Jamestown Board of Public Utliities is operated.  Borrello says there has been some discussion about that option, although he feels it will be a "very heavy lift" and will need strong support from Governor Andrew Cuomo. 
The third annual Dragon Boat Festival on Chautauqua Lake Saturday enjoyed great weather, great crowds, and intense competition...  
Joe Gerace of Lakewood is one member of the group that brought dragon boat racing to Celoron. He says they had 32 boats signed up, the biggest registration number in history. 
Another committee member, Bill Stevenson, told our Dennis Webster the competition took a step forward this year, with a few 20-class vessels. Stevenson says it's the same boats, but with more people. The afternoon concluded with a rubber duck race to benefit the Chautauqua Lake Association.  
Local Republican Congressman Tom Reed and New York Democrat Kathleen Rice are introducing legislation prohibiting House members from serving on the boards of publicly-held companies...  
The measure, announced late last week, would create a House equivalent to the Senate Rule 37.6, which states that no Senator "shall serve as an officer or member of the board of any publicly-held or publicly regulated corporation, financial institution, or business entity."  The measure is in response to the decision by Buffalo-area Congressman Chris Collins being indicted on federal charges of insider trading.
Timely hitting and great defensive play late in the game propelled Charleston, Missouri to a 4-1 championship win over Mobile, Alabama in the 16-to-18 year-old Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown...  
The "Fighting Squirrels" scored three runs in the fourth-inning to break a 1-1 tie, but it took a couple of outstanding plays by Charleston in the bottom of the seventh-inning to preserve the win.  Manager and Coach Mark Minner called it a big championship for the team, and their fans.
In that seventh-inning, Mobile had runners on first and third and no one out, but third-baseman Brevo Yarbro grabbed a high chopper and tagged out the lead runner before throwing to first for the second out.  Charleston then recorded the final out on a fine play by their shortstop for the win.  Charleston pitcher Will Pratt was rewarded with the Serie's "Most Outstanding Player" award.  It was a great finish to a fine week of baseball at Diethrick Park.  Host President -- and park namesake -- Russ Diethrick -- says you could not have scripted a better finish.