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Three meetings set for first four days this week in Jamestown School District Superintendent search...

The process of narrowing down the field of candidates for the Jamestown School Superintendent's position to three begins tonight... and, continues through mid-week.  The school board will be holding closed-door, executive sessions tonight... tomorrow and Wednesday nights with several school committees to review the candidates.  The district began with about 20 people.  That field was narrowed slightly to more serious candidates.  School Board President Joe DiMaio says they're pleased with the work done by the BOCES Superintendent David O'Rourke in getting a list together of solid candidates together.  DiMaio adds they're making progress in getting three finalists.  The new superintendent will likely be selected before the end of the school year so that person can begin working with out-going Superintendent Deke Kathman on the transition.  Kathman announced earlier this year that this would be his fifth... and, final year.  Kathman will retire from the district on July 31.  Prior to replacing Ray Fashano in 2006... he was Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.  Kathman and his wife, Debbie -- who is a Jamestown native -- say they plan to retire here.

Warren Co. teenager identified as victim in fatal motorcycle crash...

A Warren, Pennsylvania teenager was killed late Saturday night when her motorcycle crashed head-on into a car on Route 6 in Erie County, PA.  State Police in Corry tell the Warren Times-Observer that 18 year old Paula Southwell was eastbound on Route 6 in Union Township about 11:20 p.m. on a 1991 Honda motorcycle between Lyons and Tarbell Roads... and, was following two vehicles.  Troopers say Southwell, who was a senior at Warren Area High School, crossed into the westbound lane to pass the two vehicles... and, collided head-on with a westbound car.  Police say Southwell, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another motorcycle crash sends operator to Erie, PA hospital...

Another motorcycle accident -- this one in Warren County -- yesterday sent two men to the hospital... one for treatment of moderate injuries.  State Police in Warren say 59 year-old David Reagle of Bear Lake was northbound on Old Route 77 in Spring Creek Township just before 1 p.m. when he lost control on a curve.  Troopers say Reagle was flown to an Erie, Pennsylvania hospital for treatment.  His passenger... 47 year-old Virginia Brown of Youngsville... was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  Corry and Spring Creek fire rescue crews assisted at the scene.  No charges were filed.

Reed pleased with outcome of Manufacturing Advisory Board meeting in Jamestown...

Manufacturing in the Southern Tier is an opportunity "that must be seized upon."  Those are the feelings of local Congressman Tom Reed after the first meeting of his Manufacturing Advisory Board in Jamestown late last week.  Reed... who is a member of bi-partisan Manufacturing Caucus... hosted the session with local manufacturing leaders at the Manufacturer's Association of the Southern Tier headquarters.  The Corning Republican says there was one "common theme" during the meeting... and, that was the need to further develop oil and natural gas reserves across the region... and, nation.  Reed says that's because it's a source of power that drives down energy costs... and, helps U.S. manufacturer's become more competitive in the global marketplace.  Reed says a number of "fantastic ideas" came out of the meeting... including expanding workforce development across the region and nation.  He says Jamestown is a good example of connecting local colleges to manufacturer needs.  Reed says Jamestown Community College has been filling those needs through it's Manufacturing Technology Institute.  He says another idea is the need to curb restrictions on getting capital into the hands of manufacturers to expand... or develop new companies.

City man arrested in domestic incident involving choking...

A Jamestown man is jailed for allegedly choking the victim during a domestic incident on Cherry Street in the city last Sunday night.  Jamestown police were called to the scene about 9 p.m., and, on arrival spoke with the victim... who said they were also held against their will.  Officers say 30 year-old Randall Langworthy is also accused of damaging property inside the home.  Langworthy was arrested without incident... and, taken to the city jail on charges including second-degree unlawful imprisonment... and, criminal obstruction of breathing.  He was arraigned... and, sent to the county jail on $1,500 bail.

Second Jamestown man arrested for domestic violence...

Another city man was arrested earlier Sunday night for an alleged domestic violence incident on Jamestown's westside.  Officers were called to the scene shortly after 6 p.m., and, learned that 19 year-old Luis Santana-Lazuranis had restrained the female victim... and, damaged several items belonging to the victim.  Police add that Santana-Lazuranis also took the woman's cell phone when she tried to call for help.  Officers later found him at a different location... and, he was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief... and, unlawful imprisonment.  Santana-Lazuranis was also arraigned, and jailed on $2,500 bail.

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