Welcome to our local coronavirus information page.  

It is our intention to provide credible and "need to know" information on this page as our local community faces the current challenges associated with the COVID-19 (Coronovirus) outbreak. 

We will try our best to keep up with area closings and cancellations reported to/posted on our special closings website - HERE -  (that is typicall used for weather related closings).   

Information that has been released by our local government, schools and health care officials will be shared to the community via the weblinks below.

It is our continued focus at Media One Radio Group to share CREDIBLE information.  It is not our intent to be "first" or "breaking" in regards to news coverage.  Accuracy and our continued credibility in the local journalism community continues to be and will always be our top priority. 

WJTN Headlines for Thurs., June 24, 2021

Chautauqua County records second straight day of no new COVID-19 cases...
For the second day in a row... Chautauqua County is reporting no new cases of the COVID-19 virus.  The county Health Department says there are also no hospitalizations for COVID for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.  There are still 9,291 total cases... and, just five are now active.  County Executive P-J Wendel spoke late Tuesday about the first zero case day in 10-months.  County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler joined Wendel in praising the efforts of Chautauqua County residents... saying "this is an encouraging indicator that vaccination is working to stop the spread of this virus in our community.”
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In addition Wednesday... Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during a late morning press conference... that New York's State of Emergency is expiring today, and it will not be renewed.  He says it "punctuates" the end of the pandemic emergency.  With that also comes an end to the governor's emergency powers that he has held since mid-March of 2020.


Sinclairville man arrested alleged undergarment heist in the village...
A Sinclairville man has been arrested for allegedly stealing several undergarments from a home in the village earlier this week.  State Police in Jamestown were called to the undisclosed scene last Sunday for a burglary in progress.  Troopers say they arrested 30 year-old Kevin Pattyson for second-degree burglary.  Police say their investigation revealed that the homeowners returned to their residence, and found Pattyson in one of the bedrooms.  He was physically removed from the home by one of the homeowners, and detained until troopers arrived.  Police found Pattyson with the undergarments... which were identified as belonging to one of the homeowners.  He was taken to the county jail pending arraignment.


National Comedy Center kicking off "Riverside Saturdays" this weekend...
The first of the National Comedy Center's "Summer Fun Weeks" is underway with free outdoor movies, and music at Comedy Center Park behind the center in downtown Jamestown.  Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson says each of the seven-weeks will culminate with seven "Riverside Saturdays" featuring free admission.  Gunderson says each week will have a theme, and this week's is "Buddy Comedy..." and feature the film "Wayne's World."  Gunderson says music and other events will begin each Saturday night at 7 p.m., with the movies starting at 8:45 p.m.  She says they'll have two jumbo viewing screens for people to watch.  Gunderson says the idea began with the center looking at things they could do this Summer that COVID-19 guidelines would allow.  She adds that, fortunately, with the state pretty much reopening now... there are few guidelines that have to be followed because these are outdoor activities.  The Riverside Saturday series will continue through the beginning of August... which is when the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival would be held.  However... officials decided several weeks ago to postpone the event until August of 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic. 


RTPI and Jackson Center to host "Osprey and the Law" program...
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the Robert H. Jackson Center will jointly present a program called 'Osprey and the Law' tonight at RTPI.  Jackson Center President Kristan McMahon will moderate a discussion of environmental laws and their effect on conservation.  A panel of experts will join her... including local attorney Holly Hampton, Dr. Amanda Rodawold, who is an expert on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act... and, attorney Freedom Smith with the Ice Miller Law Firm.  Peterson Institute CEO, Arthur Pearson, believes the institute is the ideal place for such discussions because preserving nature is what they are all about.  Tonight's program will be at 7 p.m., both on-line and in person at RTPI on Curtis Street in Jamestown.  Suggested donation for the 'in person' program is $10 and will include a guided tour of the current exhibit 'Art of the Osprey.'  


The 30th and final LINKS Charity Golf Tourney set for July 19th, will feature Nancy Lopez and other pros...
The 30th -- and final -- LINKS Charity Golf Tournament will be it's biggest yet... with star-studded field of women golfers at Moonbrook Country Club on Monday, July 19.  That from Tournament Co-Chairman Peter Sullivan... who says their headliner will be World Hall of Fame golfer, Nancy Lopez.  Sullivan says he stays in contact with one of his best friends in college, Richard Smucker, who is head of the Smucker company... and, Lopez is one of their board members.  He says Smucker was able to get Lopez to take part in the event.  Sullivan adds that Smucker and his wife will also take part in the LINKS event... which begins at 11 a.m. with a shot-gun start... on July 19.  He says activities will begin with an event at the Jamestown Ice Arena on Sunday night, July 18... and then the tournament and youth event will take place the following day.  He says Lopez will also be part of a women's forum at Chautauqua Institution on Tuesday, July 20 with Stanford women's basketball coach, Tara Vanderveer.  Sullivan says they will be interviewed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Director Tory Irgang.  The LINKS Charity event has raised about $1.7-million for WCA Hospital -- now UPMC Chautauqua Hospital... for breast cancer care and treatment.