Local News Headlines

WJTN News Headlines for Mon., Nov. 8, 2021

Pair of Jamestown residents arrested on drug related charges during traffic stop in Hanover...
Two Jamestown residents face drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover late last week.  Sheriff's officers say they stopped 28 year-old Nicholas Evans shortly after 9 P.M.last Thursday for multiple traffic violations.  Deputies say their investigation revealed that Evans, and his passenger, 38 year-old Kathleen Sherwood, were in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  Both Evans and Sherwood were taken into custody and later released with appearance tickets. They are scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.


North County man arrested on assault charge...
An Irving man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and repeatedly kicking another person while they were laying on the ground.  Sheriff's officers were called to an "in-progress" assault at an undisclosed location shortly after Midnight Sunday.  Deputies were joined by Seneca Nation Marshalls and found that 21 year-old Thunderhawk Parker had committed the assault, and kicked the person while they were curled up in a defensive position.  Parker was arrested for third-degree assault and second-degree aggravated harassment.  He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment.


Reed among the 13 Republicans voting for $1-billion infrastructure bill...
Local Congressman Tom Reed was one of the 13 Republicans late last week who voted in favor of the one-trillion dollar package of road and other infrastructure projects after Democrats resolved a months-long standoff between progressives and moderates.  The vote late Friday gave President Joe Biden and his party a victory it had become increasingly anxious to claim.  The legislation would create legions of jobs and improve broadband, water supplies and other public works.  The 228-206 House vote whisked the measure to the desk of a president whose approval ratings have dropped and whose party was widely rejected in last week's elections.


Head of WNY Crop Mgmt says farmers did well over past growing season...
The growing season is over, and Dan Steward, Consultant for the Western New York Crop Management Association, believes farmers did well, overall.  There was an over abundance of rain at some points in midsummer.  Steward says crops on poorly drained soil were hurt -- especially corn that was planted in early June because of the amount of rain that fell in July.  The ability to make dry hay was also compromised by the rain.  There were not a lot of pest or disease problems of note… except for one highly unusual situation: Fall army worm.  During his 30 years in the profession, he says he's never seen any issues with them... and, some grass fields disappeared.  Steward adds the worms will die off in the winter, and shouldn’t be a problem next year… unless long distance winds should bring them back.


Falconer man arrested for DWI following accident...
A Falconer man faces a drunk driving charge after allegedly being involved in a traffic accident on Route 60... just north of Jamestown.  Sheriff's officers were called to the area of the McDonalds/Mobil station in the town of Ellicott just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday.  Deputies say they found 46 year-old Shane Dalrymple to be driving while intoxicated.  Dalrymple was taken into custody and charged with DWI, and moving from lane unsafely.  He was issued appearance tickets for Ellicott Town Court on a later date.


Mulligan’s on Fairmount cuts ribbon on virtual sports center...
Chautauqua County's newest indoor recreation center... featuring a several virtual sports... is now open on Fairmount Avenue -- just west of Lakewood.  The ribbon was cut last week on 'Mulligan’s on Fairmount' at 4467 Fairmount Ave.  Kyle Crandall and his wife, Emilee, own the location next to the Crosby's convenience store.  Kyle says they've been open about a year... but, are "super excited" to have all three of their virtual rooms now open.  One is digital golf, there's video sharpshooting, and other digital sports, along with video gaming and arcade machines.  Crandall says they're open everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Crandall says they charge families and parties of five an hourly rate... and, it's self-service.  He says each room can be used by up to 5 people for $10 a person... or $40 to $45 in many cases -- not including tax.  On hand for the Ribbon Cutting were State Senator George Borrello, and County Executive P-J Wendell... and Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Heitzenrater.  You can learn more about Mulligans at MulligansonFairmount.com... or go to their Facebook page.


County officials pushing to get the White Inn sold to new developer...
Chautauqua County officials hope that a new push to market Fredonia's historic White Inn will lead to a prospective corporate or individual buyer who is interested in restoring the Inn to its original grandeur.  Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer of the county's Industrial Development Agency, Mark Geise, says a new realtor is taking over the effort.  Geise says the same realtor had success with another county project.  Geise says Howard Hannah's Paula Blanchard is the realtor, who also helped get the former Welch's plant sold to a responsible developer.  He says they are hoping to take a different approach in landing a buyer... using a campaign to get out the word that the property is available, and there is a state grant, and federal funding available to redevelop it.  A previous effort to sell the White Inn failed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020.

 


 


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