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WJTN News Headlines for Fri., Jan. 20, 2023

Chautauqua Lake advisory panel nixes lake maintenance tax proposal...
An advisory panel established to look at forming a "taxing district" to fund the management and protection Chautauqua Lake has rejected the idea.  A source at the meeting tells Media One News that the vote came at the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency's meeting... which was being held in Mayville to review recommendations to fund lake protection efforts.  A possible new tax on residents living in the lake’s watershed was to be discussed.  In a press release this morning... Chautauqua Lake Association Executive Director Doug Conroe says four people among the 75 to 100 people on hand spoke at the beginning -- mostly against the proposal.  Before moving onto their agenda... Conroe says a vote was requested on whether to continue with the current process.  He says the advisory panel voted to scrap the idea, 7-to-4.  Six yes votes were needed.  Any recommendation would have had to go through the county legislature to be enacted.


Body of dead man found along Lake Erie shoreline in town of Dunkirk...
The body of a dead man has been found near the Lake Erie shoreline -- near Canadaway Creek in the north county town of Dunkirk.  Sheriff's officer say Dunkirk Police reported the discovery shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday... and, city police and the Sheriff's Office responded and located the man's body.  Police say the man appeared to have been dead for a significant amount of time and has not yet been identified.  Officers say an autopsy will be completed.  The Sheriff’s Office is continuing it's investigation.


Suspicious man arrested for allegedly trying to break into homes and vehicles on Jamestown's northside...     
A city man accused by residents on Jamestown's northside of trying to break into homes and parked vehicles in that part of the city has now been arrested.  City police say they were called to the area about 9 a.m. Thursday on a report of a suspicious male with face tattoos running through several backyards.  As they checked the area... officers say they spotted 37-year-old Omar Rosado in the backyard of one address.  Police say Rosado matched the description of the suspicious man... and, he was known to have active domestic violence arrest warrants issued by city court.  When officers tried to stop Rosado... he allegedly fled through multiple backyards to avoid arrest.  However... he was finally caught by police and charged with attempting to evade arrest by jumping over fences.  Rosado was also charged with second-degree obstructing governmental adminstration... and, was jailed pending arraignment.


Man wanted in Warren Co. arrested in Jamestown...
A Jamestown man has been arrested as a fugitive from justice after city police investigated a "suspicious person" complaint on the city's southside.  Jamestown police were called to the undisclosed location just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday... and, found 35 year-old Silk Spencer in a vehicle at the scene.  A background check showed that Spencer had an active warrant for his arrest in Warren County, Pennsylvania.  Officers took Spencer into custody.. and, he was taken to the City Jail without incident on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.


Langworthy to serve on two House committees in 118th Congress...
Local Congressman Nick Langworthy will be serving on two key House committees in the 118th Congress.  Langworthy says he's looking forward to serving on the House Oversight Committee.  Langworthy says they'll be seeking a lot answers from the Biden Administration in a number of areas... from the withdrawl from Afghanistan... to the situation at the southern border.  He says the American people "deserve answers from the government."  In addition... Langworthy will also serve on the Agriculture Committee.  He expects a busy year with the new, five-year Farm Bill to be considered.  He says there are a lot of policy and spending priorities they need to work on.  That committee is chaired by Central Pennsylvania Republican Glenn "GT" Thompson... who represents Warren County, PA.


Metzger retires from County IDA Board...
A man who has been on the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency's Board of Directors since early 1999 has now retired.  Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer of the county IDA, Mark Geise, announced today that Chautauqua's Mike Metzger retired effective the end of last year.  Geise says Metzger "admirably" served on the CCIDA board for nearly 23 years... and, more than a decade of which was as it's Chairman.  He says earlier this year, "Metzger announced his retirement from his position as Vice President for Finance and Administration at SUNY Fredonia, and stated that he and his wife Marge wished to slow down and spend more time with their family, especially their grandchildren."  Geise adds that Metzger "has played a crucial role in the CCIDA’s development.  Through all of the ups and downs of the economy, challenges associated with changes in staff, and other trials, Mike has endured and led with a steady hand... Mike possesses great character and commitment, and he will surely be missed.”  Fancher Chair Owner, Gary Henry, was nominated by the IDA Board to replace Metzger as Chairman at their Dec. 27 meeting.

 

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