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A Steamburg man faces charges stemming from an investigation into a fatal motor vehicle accident in which a passenger was partially ejected from the vehicle....

Sheriff's Deputies say the crash occurred on Gerry Ellington Road shortly before 11:30 AM on February 15th and 41 year-old James Newell was operating the vehicle when it reportedly went off the road. As a result, 43 year-old Paul Newell died at the scene. James Newell has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, unsafe passing, failure to keep right and, speeding. He is to appear in Gerry Town Court at a later date. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the District Attorney's Office and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.

A Jamestown man and local attorney who ran for Congress last year has been endorsed by city Democrats to run for mayor this Fall.....  

Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Walton announced late last night that Eddie Sunquist is the committee's choice to replace the retiring Sam Teresi on the ballot.  Walton says -- "we are excited to endorse Eddie because of his commitment to Jamestown and its citizens.  As a Jamestown native and young professional in our community, Eddie will be a powerful advocate for our City, and I’m confident he will be a strong leader.”  Sundquist says he believes in "the strength of Jamestown and our ability to meet future challenges head on.  We are a city with a rich history and strong foundation, fueled by people who are passionate about this community."  Sundquist believes the city has "an exciting future ahead and I want to help us get there."

In addition to Sundquist, the party has also nominated a full-slate of City Council candidates.  At-large candidates will include former Council President Greg Rabb, Tamu Graham-Reinhardt, and Taylor Scott.  In the First Ward, Tim Smeal will be the candidate, while Tom Vitale will run in Ward-Two.  In the Third Ward, incumbant Vickye James will run again, as will Maria Jones in Ward-Five, and Tom Nelson in the Sixth-Ward.  Incumbant City Council President Marie Carruba will again run in the Fourth-Ward.  Walton says Democrats also nominated County Legislator Chuck Nazzaro to run again in District 9 and, Bob Whitney in District 11.

A man from Warren, Pennsylvania man was hurt in a single-car accident in the village of Cassadaga yesterday morning......

Sheriff's deputies say they were called to the scene on Dale Drive about 7:45 AM and, found the driver, 41 year-old Elizabeth Johnson of Warren, lost control on icy conditions.  Officers say Johnson's car went off the road and struck a tree.  Deputies say she refused treatment at the scene but, her passenger, 53 year-old Timothy Lahue, had to be flown by Starflight Helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania for treatment of a head injury.  The Cassadaga and Fredonia Fire Departments assisted at the scene.  Johnson was charged with speeding and, will appear in Pomfret Town Court at a later date.

The annual 'Green Tie Affair' to support Chautauqua County Four-H will be Sunday at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville.....  

Kate Ewer, the Four-H Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, says they have more that 70 tables filled already, but they hope to sell a few more dinners and make the goal of $25,000.  If they reach that total, Four-H be able to close its funding gap and function fully and worry free for the rest of 2019.  Tickets will be available at the door for $25.  The barbequed chicken dinner starts at 5 PM Sunday, but there's a basket auction and bake sale beginning with 3.  Following the dinner is the famous Four-H pie auction.  Two well known and energetic auctioneers, Mike and Dakota Peterson, will be selling the pies this year.  This year's dinner has a Country-Western theme, with a DJ and a photo booth. Many members of Four-H will help at the event.

Chautauqua County officials are gearing for some potentially damaging winds that could hit the area on Sunday...... 

The National Weather Service has issued a High Watch Watch for Chautauqua and Erie counties from Sunday morning through Monday morning with wind gusts up to 75 miles an hour.  Cattaraugus County is also under High Wind Watch from Sunday morning to late Sunday night with wind gusts up 65 miles an hour.  Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello says they are already preparing for what could become a major weather event.  Borrello is also encouraging local residents to prepare for power outages triggered by storm, which may become extended depending on the amount of damage. 

Chautauqua County will be getting some help from New York state to help fund the full renovation of the airport hangar at the County Airport near Jamestown....  

That from County Executive George Borrello after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced they'll be receiving about 902-thousand dollars for infrastructure upgrades, mainly to the hangar.  Borrello says it will be a key part of getting and keeping commercial air service in Jamestown.

Cuomo says the money is part of $3.1-million in infrastructure monies for Western New York airports to improve operations and safety, modernization facilities and, local business development.  All the projects -- statewide -- are being funded through the Governor's State Aviation Capital Grant Program initiative and, complement the Governor's Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition.  Borrello says the county will have to provide a 16-percent local match to access the grant in the coming months.

Jamestown's junior hockey team will be helping to raise money and bring awareness to breast cancer during this weekend's games at the Northwest Arena..... 

The Jamestown Rebels will host "Pink the Rink" Weekend both tonight and Saturday night.  On our Dennis Webster Show yesterday morning, Rebel's Communications Director Tommy Gerace said they'll be playing one of their East Division rivals both nights at 7:05 PM.

Gerace and, Play-by-Play Announcer and Community Relations Director Michael Wisienski say the team will be wearing specialty "pink" jerseys for both games and, those will later be auctioned off to raise funds for the WCA Foundation and, support breast cancer research and treatment.  Wisienski says the bigger event will be a live auction after Saturday night's game.  He says bidding for earlier items will take place both Friday and Saturday, and the winners will be announced Saturday night.  "Pink the Rink" is being sponsored by Great Lakes Physicians Practice in Jamestown.  For more information on the games, call 484-2624 or go on-line to Rebelshockey.US.

Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas will be among the community leaders that Brooks-TLC Hospital system officials will be meeting with on Friday to discuss plans for a new hospital.....  

Rosas announced that he will attend the meeting during Tuesday's Common Council meeting.  He told says he hopes to learn more about the move.  We have also learned that a number of community leaders have been invited to the meeting, including County Executive George Borrello.  The hospital system board recently announced plans to locate a new hospital on a site near East Main Street.  The proposed move has already sparked opposition from a number local residents and elected officials in the city of Dunkirk. 

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