Elderly couple seriously hurt when car crashes into delivery truck...
A head-on crash between a car and a parked delivery truck in the town of Ellery has left a local couple in the car in serious condition at an Erie, Pennsylvania hospital.  State Police in Jamestown confirm that the accident occured on Route 430 about 11:30 a.m. Friday.  State Police say the driver of the westbound car, 80 year-old Bruce Cobb, was westbound when his car crossed the center line for some unknown reason.  Troopers say the truck involved -- a FedEx Delivery truck -- was actually parked on the side of the road.  The truck driver, 61 year-old Rudolph DeSanto of Erie, suffered a shoulder and back injury.  He was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment.  Police say Cobb and his wife and passenger, 75 year-old Patricia Cobb, were both flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie for treatment for possible head and internal injuries.  No charges have yet been filed in the case.
 
 
Two Jamestown men arrested for allegedly trafficking a large amount of Meth now facing federal charges...
Two Jamestown men arrested in early November for allegedly being found in possession of more than a pound of Methamphetime have now been arrested on federal charges.  U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. said Friday that 26 year-old Ernest Cauley, Jr and 22 year-old Zackiel Fields, Jr, are in custody after a federal criminal complaint had been filed in the case.  Both men were arrested last November 6th during a traffic stop at Hazeltine Avenue and Baker Street.  Assistant U-S Attorney Paul Parisi says  both men appeared in U-S District Court Friday... and, were charged with conspiracy of possession with intent to distribute, more than 500-grams of Meth.  Parisi says that 500-grams of Meth amounts to about 1.2-pounds of the narcotic drug.  Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says both men are charged local with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... a Class-A-2 Felony.  Federal prosecutors say Field was also identified by U-S Postal Service officials as a person who had purchased "thousands of dollars" of postal money orders with cash at local post offices.  He says Fields and others lacked an "apparent legitimate occupation or employment" over the past 18 months while converting large amounts of cash into postal money orders. 
 
 
Swanson explains difference in charges facing Sherman hunter alleged to have shot neighbor in hunting accident...
A Sherman man will face a manslaughter charge after being indicted by the Chautauqua County Grand Jury for allegedly hunting after dark... and, shooting and accidently killing a Sherman women he mistook for a deer.  The secret panel issued the two-count indictment against 34 year-old Thomas Jadlowski on Thursday for second-degree manslaughter, and Hunting after Dark.  During a press conference late Thursday in Mayville... District Attorney Patrick Swanson said Jadlowski used a "high-powered pistol" while hunting... but, says that was within regulations.  He says it was a 35-calibur Thompson Contender gun.  Swanson adds that the Grand Jury also considered a charge of criminally negligent homicide... which involves a different level of "culpability."  He says by indicting for manslaughter, the Grand Jury is alledging that Jadlowski was "reckless in knowing that he was taking a risk... and, disregarding it."  Swanson says Jadlowski was later arraigned on the charges... and, later posted $50,000 bail.  Jadlowski is accused of hunting just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, when he said he saw what he thought was a deer about 200 yards away, and he fired one shot.  However, that shot struck and killled 43 year-old Rosemary Billquist.
 
 
Holiday Season officially kicks off with Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration in Jamestown Friday night...
There may have been no snow... but, there was plenty of Christmas spirit in downtown Jamestown last night as the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration took place along Third Street.  Local band "We Speak Canadian" provided the entertainment at Tracy Plaza leading up to the parade with several cover songs, and others.  The annual event was put on again this year by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation... and, new Executive Director Lisa Hatch... thanked her staff.. and, city officials... for helping to pull everything off.  Mayor Sam Teresi helped lead the countdown to light the 45-tall Blue Spruce tree.  Hatch also thanked their several sponsors... including the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation... which sponsored the fireworks after the parade.  Jamestown's "Mr. Baseball" Russ Diethrick, was the parade's Grand Marshall.
 
 
Sanvidge to leave county IDA on Dec. 15...
The man who has headed up the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency for the past three-and-a-half years has announced he'll be stepping down on mid-December.  Retired north county businessman Kevin Sanvidge says he will complete his term of service on Dec. 15.  County Executive Vince Horrigan says Sanvidge became head of the IDA and Chautauqua County Planning and Economic Development in late May of 2014, and says he couldn't be "more pleased" with Sanvidge's work... from new job creation and jobs saved, to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Horrigan praised Sanvidge for several initiatives... including bringing the LECOM Health Challenge PGA Web.com Tour event to Peek 'n Peak.  He says another factor is Sanvidge wanted to give incoming County Executive George Borrello the chance to go in whatever direction he wanted to with a new director.  Horrigan says even with no director in place between December 15th and the end of the year... the agency "team" should be fine. 
 
 
 

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