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Five Jamestown-area residents were arrested following a reported fight in the city on Saturday.... 

Officers responded to the area of Baker and Chapman Streets just after 6 PM and determined 29 year-old Matthew Williams, of Jamestown, attacked a male victim with a golf club causing injury. Police also found 71 year-old Roland Williams, of Jamestown, allegedly punched a female victim in the mouth. During the investigation, 34 year-old Samantha Colvin, of Jamestown, became disorderly and resisted arrest, but was taken into custody for unnecessary noise. Two others, 31 year-old Stephanie Dellahoy, of Jamestown, and 30 year-old Christopher Dellahoy, of Cherry Creek, were found to have active arrest warrants. All five were taken into custody to await arraignment. State Police aided in the investigation. 

A Jamestown-area woman faces charges, including driving while intoxicated, after her car crashed into a utility pole and propane tank in the town of Poland last Saturday night...  

Sheriff's officers and Kennedy fire crews were called to the scene on Scott Hill Road about 10:30 PM and, found that 49 year-old Melissa Hartley of Poland, had lost control and the vehicle crashed.  Deputies say Hartley was found to be drunk and, was arrested for DWI, DWI with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater, speeding and moving from lane unsafely.  She was issued appearance tickets for Poland Town Court at a later date.

The other Jamestown Republican seeking the party's nod to run for mayor this November says he has intentionally stayed away from getting another line on the ballot....  

At-Large City Councilman Andrew Liuzzo made the comments after his opponent in the June 25th GOP Primary, David Wilfong, announced he had been endorsed by local Conservatives in the race.  Liuzzo feels it muddies the waters for a primary for one particular party.

Liuzzo, who was the first candidate to publicly announce he was seeking election as mayor, was not endorsed by the city GOP earlier this year. That went to Wilfong, who is a county legislator, and county Republican Committee Chairman.  Liuzzo did receive more than three-times the number of GOP signatures to challenge.  He says cross-endorsements from third-parties should only come after the primary party's run-off has occured.  Liuzzo says he's been "well-received" wherever he has gone.  He is finishing up his first term as an at-large City Councilman.

A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly acting suspiciously, then being found with a significant amount of methamphetamine in his possession.....  

City Police Lieutenant Greg Wozneak says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force  were in the area of East Second and Cheney Streets just after 10 PM last Fridayand, saw 23 year-old John Danh walking between two U-Haul Trucks.  Wozneak says police approached and spoke with Danh and, soon after found him in possession of about 15 grams of meth.  Danh was arrested for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, was jailed pending arraignment.

Rain may have put a damper on the crowd, but not the enthusiasm, as the 37th Yassou festival wrapped up Saturday....  

The festival is a project of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.  One of the organizers, Alexis Singleton, says they had a huge crowd Friday, a little smaller on Saturday.  She says the festival has become an annual kick-off for summer in Jamestown and an opportunity to welcome the community to Greek hospitality and food.  Yassou is held on the church grounds on Francis Street at the top of Sprague Hill in Jamestown.  The church's priest, Father Jarrod Russell says they offer a vespers service and tours of the round church, as well, in hopes of eliminating caricatures and letting people see who they really are.  Yassou is traditionally presented on Father's Day Weekend.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2022. 

Four people were taken to local hospitals after the car they were riding in last Saturday afternoon was struck from behind on Route 394 in the town of Chautauqua... 

 Sheriff's officers say 52 year-old Rhonda Kennedy of Jamestown was southbound about 3:30 PM when she stopped to make a left turn.  However, deputies say the vehicle behind her, driven by 24 year-old Alexander Lescynski of Mayville, failed to stop and struck Kennedy's vehicle from behind.  Officers say Kennedy was treated at the scene while her four passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  Lescynski was not hurt, but was ticketed for following too closely, and speeding.  Kennedy ticketed for a 13 year-old passenger that was not wearing a safety belt.  Both Lescynski and Kennedy will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

Local Congressman Tom Reed met with several local fishermen during a stop in Dunkirk last Friday afternoon to discuss the issues facing the sport and Lake Erie....  

The Corning Republican is pushing for continued support of the Great Lakes Restoration initiative in the final federal budget.  He asked those who attended the meeting held at the Conservation Club about other issues facing the lake, including high water levels.

The fishermen who attended the meeting raised other concerns, including invasive species and the condition of the breakwall in Dunkirk Harbor.  Reed says President Trump has expressed full support for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  The program received $300-million in the 2018-19 budget.

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