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Flames destroyed a vacant, condemned house on Jamestown's eastside early Tuesday morning.  City Fire Battlion Chief Chris Dahlgren says crews were called to the scene at 319 Haywood Street about 3:40 AM and, found heavy fire coming from each floor and the attic...

Dahlgren says the fire had such a head start, officials called for an emergency demolition of the structure later in the morning.  He says an off-duty shift of 15 firefighters and a shift commander was called in.  He says no one was hurt and, crews were at the scene about six hours.  Dahlgren says there were no services hooked up to the building.  He adds that investigators have completed their preliminary investigation. Anyone with information on the blaze can call the Jamestown Police or Fire Department.

Two Jamestown men are jailed on $75,000 bail each for allegedly assaulting a fellow inmate at the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville earlier this month....  

Sheriff's deputies say members of their Criminal Investigation Division investigated the assault, which was reported back on August 6th.  Officers say 33 year-old Kyle Kamholtz and 24 year-old Alvin J Jusino assaulted the man.  The victim had to be taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries, and he was later released.  Both Kamholtz and Jusino were arraigned on second-degree assault charges, and returned to the county lock-up.

If you need proof of a strong economy in the United States, go to Cummins' Jamestown Engine Plant in Ashville.  That's what local Congressman Tom Reed did Tuesday afternoon on the occasion of Cummins' 45th anniversary...

Reed presented a special commendation to Plant Manager Anna Dibble to recognize Cummins' anniversary after touring the plant... which is turning out 500-plus heavy-duty vehicle engines daily.  The Corning Republican says it's great to see the company busy, and employing up to 1,700 and, investing millions of dollars to upgrade their production lines.  Dibble is the first woman manager for one of Cummins' major plants.  She says they appreciate the recognition, and noted they officially celebrated the plant's 45th anniversary about two-months ago.  Dibble is a native of Russell, Pennsylvania and, began working at the Jamestown Engine Plant while she was in college nearly three decades ago. 

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi is looking to check off a "bucket list" of projects before he leaves office at the end of the year and, locating a splash pad in the city is among those....  

Teresi says while a community swimming pool isn't feasible nor affordable, a splash pad, similar to the one in Dunkirk, is.  He made his pitch to the City Council at Monday night's work session and, adds it's affordable, and been very popular in the north county city.

Teresi says the city has been successful in raising money for playground projects and, a more recent one for a new skatepark.  He says the big question is where to put it.  Teresi says the main issue will be parking, so that needs to be considered, along with utilities.  He adds soil conditions will also have to be considered.  Teresi says Dunkirk was able to pay the vast majority of the cost with funding from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, and the state Consolidated Funding through the Regional Economic Development Council. 

There's a lot of excitement over the filming of 'A Quiet Place 2' in the Buffalo-area, but the camera crew has also been working at some locations in Chautauqua County....  

While he couldn't get into specifics, Film Commissioner Tim Clark of the Buffalo-Niagara Film Office, says the crew has been filming in the town of Dunkirk and other locations in the county.

More and more film makers have been making inquiries about the Western New York area in recent years and, Clark says that's because of New York State's film incentive program.  He says that interest has also extended to Chautauqua County, with a number of movies using the Lake Erie shoreline in the Dunkirk area for filming.  Hollywood star John Krasinski is directing 'A Quiet Place 2" and Clark says Paramount Productions expects the movie to be released in March of 2020. 

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