Frewsburg man arrested for alleged church break-in earlier this month...
A Frewsburg man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a church in the town of Carroll and causing damage to the interior of the building.  Sheriff's officers say they took 20 year-old Tylor Launier into custody Tuesday for the break-in... which reportedly occured during the overnight hours on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Ivory Baptist Church on Ivory Road.  Deputies say a warrant was issued for Launier's arrest on one count each of third-degree burglary, and criminal mischief.  He was taken to the county jail pending centralized arraignment.


BPU approves extention of Flex Plan Agreement with Monofrax...
The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities has approved a resolution authorizing officials to renew the BPU's Flex rate tariff agreement with Monofrax, LLC.  BPU officials say the updated agreement will allow it to continue providing lower energy costs for the company, with company assurance of re-investment in the company.  General Manager Dave Leathers says this latest agreement takes effect on Nov. 1, and, runs through Oct. 31, 2021.  The initial contract was signed in 2005... and, renewed in 2009, 2013, and 2017.  The BPU's flex rate agreement program was developed to enhance and preserve the community's economy by offering lower electric rates to large industrial, and manufacturing companies located in it's electric territory.  In exchange... the company's invest further in their facilities and workforce.  Monofrax makes linings for furnaces that make glass products.  Its fused cast products are shipped worldwide.  The company has made products in its local facility for more than 65 years.


Sundquist expresses appreciation of Lundine endorsement...
A former Jamestown Mayor has endorsed the Democratic candidate for the city's top elected position in this year's election on Nov. 5.  Eddie Sundquist recently received the backing of former Mayor Stan Lundine... who says "to be a successful mayor of Jamestown, one must be capable and committed.  Eddie has demonstrated these qualities, and has put forth a positive vision for Jamestown's future."  Sundquist says Lundine has been "very supportive" of his campaign.  He adds there are people who talk about parallels between he and Lundine because Lundine was actually younger than Sundquist when the former became mayor in 1969.  Lundine... who is also a former Congressman and Lieutenant Governor... had a 24 year career in public service and politics.  Sundquist says he's "honored and humbled" by Lundine's endorsement... adding that Lundine "fought bravely for the people of the City and of the Southern Tier.  Stan understands my vision for Jamestown, a city-centered around collaborating with our partners, neighbors, and businesses to revitalize our economy while providing decisive leadership to face the challenges ahead."  In addition... Sundquist says his candidacy has also been endorsed by the Southern Tier Building Trades.


Sundquist supports "Smart City Capital Investment" program, but, feels city needs to go further...
One of the candidates for Jamestown Mayor says he's in favor of current Mayor Sam Teresi's nearly $14-million proposed "Smart City Capital Investment" program.  However... Democrat Candidate Eddie Sundquist says the city needs to go further in upgrading equipment, and being more efficient in what it uses... including fire trucks, and other equipment and buildings.  However... he believes the city needs to go further in utilizing technology for what it does.  Sundquist says, though, he feels that what Teresi has done is "a good first step..." and, it's where the city needs to be in terms up upgrades to all parts of city government.


Gas prices in Jamestown jump 4-cents a gallon since last week...
The attacks on the Saudi Arabian oil facilities last week are influencing local and national gasoline prices... with the price in Jamestown jumping 4-cents a gallon from last week.  The AAA East Central's Gas Price Report says the cost for regular, unleaded has gone from $2.81 to just over $2.85 a gallon.  The gas report says most states in the region saw a minimal impact following last weekend’s drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, with pump jumps of only a few pennies, with New York's price increasing by 3-cents.  AAA says part of the reason many states saw 'tempered' increases is due to the switchover to winter-blend gas last week.  This blend is cheaper to produce and sell, compared to summer-blend.  The national price is up to $2.66 a gallon.


Borrello says it appears an agreement is near on state fixing State Thruway on Seneca Nation land...
Chautauqua County's top-elected official says he's been following developments concerning the rough section of the State Thruway that crosses Seneca Nation land.  County Executive George Borrello says he believes an agreement is near, but says it's important to keep pressing Governor Andrew Cuomo on the issue..  Borrello says the state Thruway Authority is prepared to go in an do the work... and other statements have been made indicating that the work may begin in "the near future."  Borrello attended two news conferences held by local Congressman Tom Reed who has been pushing for repairing the highway just east of Exit 58 near Silver Creek.  At issue is an area about 5-miles in length.  


Pennsylvania looks at requiring Personal Finance course for High School graduation...
Legislation is on the move in Pennsylvania to require public schools to allow students to apply personal finance class credits toward high school graduation requirements.  The Senate approved the bill unanimously on Monday, and sent it to the House.  Under the bill, a student who successfully completes a high school course in personal finance will be allowed to apply up to one credit to satisfy social studies, math, business education or family and consumer science requirements for graduation. 

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WJTN News Headlines for Nov. 14, 2019

Four people were arrested early Wednesday morning during simultaneous drug raids in the city of Jamestown, one that uncovered a quantity of fentanyl....   City Police Captain Bob Samuelson say...

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