Second city man arrested in connection with home invasion-assault in Jamestown...
A second person has been arrested in connection with last Monday morning's serious home invasion -- assault on Jamestown's southside.  City police say they arrested 31 year-old Michael Culbertson Friday afternoon in connection with the violent assault at 322 Newland Ave. that's left the victim in critical condition.  The first suspect... 33 year-old Dacien Devault... was arrested this past Tuesday.  Officers say Culbertson, Devault and others broke into the home shortly after 2 a.m. last Monday... and, hit the male victim over the head several times.  The victim was initially taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital... then transferred to UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie.  City police say more arrests are expected.  Officers say at least one gun-shot was fired from a hand-gun during the incident... but, no one was struck.  Both Culbertson and Devault are jailed on a first-degree assault charges.  If you have any further information on the incident... call police at their tips-line at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477... or use their Tips 4-1-1 app.
 
 
Ohio man arrested for driving 97 mph -- drunk -- on town of Ellery...
An Ohio man is accused of drunk driving after he was stopped for allegedly going nearly 100 mph on Interstate 86 in the town of Ellery early Friday morning.  Sheriff's officers say a patrol stopped the car... driven by 29 year-old Beau Blood of Mentor about 12:30 a.m.  Deputies say they clocked Blood's car going 97 mph.  Further investigation showed that he was intoxicated, and had open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle.  A background check showed that Blood had a previous conviction for DWI within the past 10 years... making this arrest a Felony.  Blood was charged with Felony DWI, speeding, and consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle.  Blood was arraigned in Ellery Town Court and released on bail.
 
 
Historic Clock Tower in Fredonia destroyed by fire...
A large fire destroyed a historic clock tower on top of a church building last night in downtown Fredonia.  Firefighters from Fredonia, Dunkirk, and East Dunkirk responded to Family Church on the corner of Church and Temple streets shortly after 6:30 p.m.  Fire officials say the flames were contained to the clock tower and the church attic, and there were no injuries reported.  Pastor Scott Wise from Family Church says he got a call from a church leader who was setting up for a youth event that there was a fire.  Wise says, by the time he got there, the tower was fully ingulfed in flames.  Wise says the clock tower is scheduled to be taken down sometime today, piece by piece.  The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team has been called to the scene... but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Crews were at the scene for about 7-and-a-half hours.
 
 
DEC representative to be at City Council to discuss deer overpopulation issues...
The Jamestown City Council will begin looking next week at possible options to deal with an apparent overpopulation of deers in certain areas of the city.  City Police Chief and Public Safety Director Harry Snellings says he's been able to contact the State Department of Environmental Conservation to have a wildlife biologist discuss options... and, other ways to deter deer from moving into populated areas of Jamestown.  Snellings says, once the information is provided, lawmakers can make a decision on what they feel needs to be done.  Snellings made his comments at this past week's Council meeting.  City Clerk Todd Thomas says the DEC representative will be on hand for next Monday night's work session.  Due to the presentation... the work session will be held in City Council chambers at 7:30 p.m.  As with all council meetings... Thomas says members of the public are welcome to attend.
 
 
El Greco among local companies looking to hire...
Several Jamestown area businesses are hiring... and, some are not requiring any specific skills.  One is a local maker of wooden baby and kids furniture in Jamestown that has carved out a niche in the national and international markets.  During Thursday's Small Business Week event at El Greco Woodworking on East First Street... Co-Owner Alexis Singleton noted they employ 24 people between their two locations on First Street... and, Allen Street.  However... she says they need more workers -- who take pride in what they do -- to meet demand.  She says their a "good fit," and enjoy the work.  Not long ago... she says their work caught the eye of the U-S State Department, and they now make cribs, and other furniture for U-S Embassy's abroad.  Singleton says El Greco started out making wood furniture for homes and offices... but, began making baby and kids furniture about 20 years ago.  She says they began making just baby and kids furniture in 2004... and, she says they've gotten very good at it.  Singleton says it you are interested in working for El Greco Woodworking... go on-line to elgrecofurniture.com.
 
 
Cuomo again voices opposition to Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is ramping up his opposition to the Trump administration's proposal to open up new areas for oil and gas drilling.  The Democrat announced during a Friday news conference on Manhattan's southern tip that he's proposing legislation that would essentially ban fossil fuel drilling and exploration in New York's waters.  Cuomo's "Save Our Waters" bill would prohibit leases for drilling underwater and block navigation on New York waters of crude oil associated with offshore production in the North Atlantic.  Cuomo says allowing offshore drilling would threaten nearly 320-thousand jobs and billions of dollars generated through New York's tourism and fishing industries.
 
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