Women now make up the majority of the Jamestown City Council and one of them is the new president of the council...  
 
Democrat Marie Carubba was elected to head-up the panel during last night's reorganizational meeting at City Hall.  She thanked fellow members for their votes of confidence, adding that she is both "honored and humbled" to be chosen.  Newcomers Vanessa Weinert, a Democrat and Andrew Liuzzo, a Republican, were also sworn-in.  She spoke to them and the returnees.
 
Carubba announced committee assignments and Republican Tony Dolce will again chair the Finance Committee, while Democrat Vickeye James will head up the Housing Committee Carubba previously chaired.  Democrat Maria Jones will again chair the Public Safety Committee and another Democrat, Tom Nelson, will replace the retired George Spitale as chairman of the Public Works Committee.  She also called on council members on other city boards and commissions to report back regularily to provide additional transparency into city matters for all residents. 
 
 
 
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello is moving quickly with the Jamestown Airport's commercial air carrier to develop a plan to keep it's federal subsidy, with an eye towards self-sustainability...  
 
Borrello says he was surprised by the news a week ago today that the U-S Department of Transporation will end the $2.1-million subsidy to Southern Airways Express on January 16.  He says they're working right now for an extension.
 
Borrello they are working with Southern to have at least one Jamestown "based" airplane that would allow the airport to provide an early flight at 6 or 7 a.m. weekdays.  He says that would allow for "inter-connect" flights with bigger carriers that same day because you will have gone through security, and baggage check in Jamestown.  In addition to not having to check-in your luggage, you would also not have to go to the bigger carrier's ticket window to check in.  He made his comments for last weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the five Media One Group stations.
 
 
 
One man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a four-vehicle accident in the Town of Kiantone early Saturday morning... 
 
Sheriff deputies say 28 year-old Craig Vanhook was northbound on Route 62 when he lost control of his vehicle and swerved head-on into a semi-truck operated by 35 year-old Christopher Powers. Deputies say two other Semis were involved while trying to avoid the collision. Powers was treated at the scene and released and Vanhook was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital for treatment. Vanhook was charged with driving while intoxicated, and DWAI-drugs. He is to appear in Kiantone Town court at a later date. 
 
 
 
A Celoron man has been arrested for allegedly threatening people with a sword while standing outside his home Sunday afternoon...  
 
Ellicott Town Police were called to the scene at an undisclosed location in the village shortly before 1 p.m. and arrested 37 year-old Philip Gardner on two counts of second-degree menacing and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  Gardiner ws arraigned in Ellicott Town Court, and sent to the county jail on $1,000 cash bail.
 
 
A pair of checks from the Johnson Foundation in Jamestown will go a ways in helping the local Salvation Army run many of it's programs this year...  
 
That from Salvation Army Major John Merchant, who says they received the checks from the fouindation as it's 20 year trust has come to an end.  Merchant says the $286,000 in funding will help cover their operating costs above and beyond the Red Kettle Campaign.
 
Merchant says they use both the trust fund, and the annual Red Kettle Campaign to pay for their costs each year.  However, he says their rental assistance program will either be cut back, or discontinued after the Kettle campaign came up about $11,000 short in 2017.  Merchant says the Red Kettle Campaign, through the end of 2017, brought in just under $102,000.  The goal was $112,000.  Merchant adds, though, that the Salvation Army accepts donations year-round, and you can send a check to the organization at 83 South Main Street in Jamestown.  
 
 
There may still be some lake effect snow in the area this morning, along with some slick-spots...  
 
However, the temperature will continue to climb during the next couple of days before reaching 50 by late week.  Lake effect snow started back up about 7:30 yesterday morning and dropped about two inches in some places by late afternoon.  Meterologist Steven Welch with the National Weather Service in Buffalo by we'll really see the warm-up by Wednesday and Thursday.
 
 
 
Two people were hurt -- but, not seriously -- in a two-car accident blamed at least in part on snow-slicked roads on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret Monday morning...  
 
State Police in Fredonia are investigating the crash, which was reported near Camp Gross about 8:00.  Two people were reportedly hurt, and had to be freed by fire crews at the scene.  The Fredonia and Cassadaga Fire Departments responded to the crash along with the County Fly-Car service.  State Police in Fredonia say they didn't have any further details at this time.
 

WJTN Headlines for Sept. 20, 2018

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