State Police in Pennsylvania are asking for the public's help in safely returning a runaway teen to her Wayne Township Home.... 
 
Troopers say 17 year-old Jessica Lynn Rick left her residence last Sunday and failed to return. Rick reportedly has had contact with family and friends in the Corry area. Officers say Jessica Lynn stands 5"3  and weighs 110 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes and snakebite piercings. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call  Corry state police. 
 
 
Two people were hurt -- one of them seriously -- when a logging truck collided with a car in the town of Busti late yesterday morning....  
 
Lakewood-Busti Police released few details Wednesday afternoon but, say they were called to the scene on Kortwright Road shortly before 11:00.  Officers say the woman driving the car had to be flown by Starflight Helicopter to UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania for treatment, while the driver of the truck was taken to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown for treatment of lesser injuries.  Lakewood-Busti Police were assisted by Sheriff's officers along with Busti, Lakewood and Panama fire rescue crews and ALSTAR Ambulance.
 
 
Ellicott Town Police say a Falconer woman who went missing this past Monday has now returned home...  
 
Sergeant Matt Kubinski with the Ellicott Department said 24 year-old Anna Cain returned late yesterday.  Family members said they had last seen Cain this past Sunday but, had not seen her since.  Kubinski says she was visiting friends in Salamanca but, had not contacted anyone in Falconer until late Wednesday.
 
 
Following backlash over his original comments in Finland regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has tried to clarify what he said...  
 
He offered a one-word correction, saying that he meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it WOULDN'T be Russia."  New York's junior U-S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the president's clarification wasn't enough.
 
Gillibrand accuses Trump of abdicating his responsibility by not holding Russia accountable and, she feels that's a "disservice to the country."  The New York Democrat also told reporters, "the way he continues to denigrate our allies and cozy up to those who seek to undermine our democracy is shocking."
 
 
Despite public discord surrounding the recent Helsinki summit between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a Jamestown man, who is a native of Russia, says he remains positive...  
 
That from Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia adjunct professor Anton Agafonov spoke with our Dennis Webster at Chautauqua Institution Wednesday morning. Agafonov says that he does not believe Putin is looking "spread his power..." but to build more stability in Russia.  He adds there are misconceptions about the country's current state including employment.  He says not everything is "great" in Russia, but, he says people are working and at least have the basics.  Agafonov says that the image people get of Russia can be "one-sided."  He says by talking to more people, you will get a variety of opinions that make up the whole picture. 
 
 
A Mayville man was arrested for allegedly being disorderly with marijuana in his possession in the village early Tuesday morning... 
 
Sheriff's deputies say they saw a male subject standing in the roadway and urinating on Water Street just after 3:00. Deputies identified the male as Juan Rivera and attempted to make contact with him.  The 33 year-old Rivera began yelling obscenities and attempted to walk away from Deputies.  While in custody, he was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was processed and held at the Chautauqua County Jail on pre-arraignment bail and, will appear in Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date to answer charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana.
 
 
The Chautauqua County Clerk's Office is now able to accept credit card payments at their offices in Mayville, and their Department of Motor Vehicle Offices...  
 
That from Clerk Larry Barmore, who says they had four people use the service on the first day Monday.  Barmore says he he spent some time trying to find the right company to deal with for card acceptance that would provide the best service at the lowest fees.  He says he found one that charged $10 per terminal as opposed to the $50 charged by a company already used by the county.
 
Barmore says they can now handle all transactions with Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express cards.  He says legislative policy dictates that fees charged for using a credit card are "borne" by the user.  He says it's a 2.5-percent fee on top of what's charged on the person's card.  Barmore says the move is in response to many of their customers asking for some time now to be able to use a credit card for payment. 
 
 
 
Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state...  
 
The Departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets issued a warning Tuesday for an insect commonly known as the "longhorned tick," which was recently discovered in multiple locations in Westchester County.  Health experts worked with researchers at Fordham University in the Bronx and at New York Medical College to identify the new species.  The identifications were confirmed by researchers at Rutgers University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Officials say the tick can also pose a threat to livestock.  The tick is native to the Pacific region but has been found recently in New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas.
 
Stateline Speedway Announcement...
 
The last big Super Late Model race of the season is scheduled for tonight at Stateline Speedway in Busti.  The 62-lap "62nd Anniversary" A-Main is the biggest race of the night.  Many of the area's top racers are expected and, the Pro-Mods will also be part of the show along with fireworks.  Racing begins at 7:00.
 

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