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County Board of Elections reports no change in outcomes of legislative Primaries after absentees are counted...

The absentee ballots have been counted... and, there were no changes from Primary Day in four Chautauqua County Legislature races.  There were two party lines too close to call on Primary Night.  The big one in the South County area was in the new District 16.  Past Repulican Legislators Ron Lemon and Tami Downey were separated by just two votes... but, GOP Elections Commissioner Brian Abram says Lemon expanded his margin of victory after the absentees and affidavits were counted.  Abram says Lemon got 10 more votes... while Downey received 4.  With that... Lemon wins, 118-to-110.  Lemon will now face Democrat Tom Erlandson in the November General Election.  In District 5... Susan Baldwin led Amy Farnham by four votes on Primary Night... and, wound up winning that Democratic contest by five votes, 81-to-76.  Baldwin will face former GOP Elections Commissioner Terry Niebel in November.   The other big winner on Primary Day was Clymer's David Himelein in the District 18 GOP race against Sherman's Fred Croscut.

Start of Taglianetti trial start delayed by legal issue...

Jury selection for the trial of a Virginia man accused of driving hundreds of miles to Chautauqua County last September to kill the Clymer school superintendent has been postponed for two days.  That from Chautauqua County Court Clerk Kathy Krauza.  Krauza says a legal matter came up prior to jury selection Tuesday morning in the second-degree murder trial of Anthony Taglianetti.  With that... a pre-trial hearing will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.  Jury selection will now begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.  Taglianetti is charged with fatally shooting 51-year-old Keith Reed, Junior outside his rural Chautauqua County home last September.  He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Brocton school officials helping students, community, deal with football players death...

As the area is mourning the death of a Brocton High School football player who suffered a serious head injury in last Friday night's game... the school district is reaching out to students and the community.  16-year-old Damon Janes succumbed to the injuries suffered in the varsity game against Portville Monday afternoon at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.  Brocton School Superintendent John Hertlein says they have had some meetings with students.  Hertlein says one last night drew 200 students... who talked about Janes as a friend and classmate.  He adds counseling services are available for students throughout the day.  He says both the Brocton and Westfield school districts have been dealing with Damon's loss.  Janes played on the combined Westfield/Brocton team.  Hertlein says the communities are both close because they share several programs... including the football team.  The district looking to celebrate his life by holding a candlelight vigil, which has been tentative scheduled for Wednesday evening. 


Dunkirk man pleads guilty to Child Porn counts...

A Dunkirk man has pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornagraphy before a federal judge in Buffalo.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo reports 52-year-old Talbert Milton Mount entered the guilty plea before District Court Judge Richard Arcara Monday.  Officials say that that in June of 2012... agents carrying out a search warrant found approximately 975 videos... and, over 12-thousand images of child pornography on various computers and hard drives belonging to Mount.  Some of the images depicted infants and toddlers.  Sentencing will take place in February.


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Chautauqua County reports 28 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed last weekend... There are 28 new cases of the COVID-19 Virus in Chautauqua County the past two days.  That from Interim County Execut...

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