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History Days brings Fredonia back in time

July 20, 2014 Fredonia celebrated its history Saturday with a special ceremony. Mount Vernon resident Daniel Lyons found a World War I medal when he was a child, and has kept it safe for decades. more »»

Silver Creek community celebrates 18th annual Laurel Run

July 20, 2014 SILVER CREEK — After taking part in the 1K walk with her mother, Laurel got on her bike to take part in Laurel’s Lap at the 18th Annual Laurel Run Saturday morning. more »»

Sane or not?

July 19, 2014 MAYVILLE — After 20 witnesses testified under oath, the prosecution in the Jason Wells murder trial rested, allowing the defense to begin its rebuttal. more »»

New Portland campsite finally opens

July 19, 2014 PORTLAND — While typical ribbon cutting ceremonies include politicians and business professionals, Jerry Speelberg likes to do things ‘off the grid. more »»

Laurel-thon begins Laurel Run weekend

July 19, 2014 The journey of the 30-mile Laurel-thon began at 6 a.m. for three individuals. Starting in Jamestown, the goal to reach Washington Park in Dunkirk by early afternoon was accomplished. more »»

Attempted murder charge for Buffalo bar manager

July 19, 2014 BUFFALO — A Buffalo bar manager accused of “launching” an Air National Guardsman down a staircase has been indicted on a second-degree attempted murder charge. more »»

Scandinavia festival kicks off at the rodeo grounds

July 19, 2014 By MALLORY DIEFENBACH Special to the OBSERVER GERRY— People from across the nation and Scandinavian immigrants could be found at the 13th annual Scandinavian Folk Festival in Gerry on Friday. more »»

Center Road raises concerns in Sheridan

July 18, 2014 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Town Board is supporting the Sheridan Fire Department in its request to have a town road fixed. Center Road, from the Thruway bridge to Route 5, is in rough shap. more »»

Graphic testimony

July 18, 2014 MAYVILLE — On Thursday, the prosecution continued its case against Jason Wells in Chautauqua County Court by bringing autopsy results and a video of the murder into evidence. more »»

Local history

July 18, 2014 There are some who are the keepers of our history, those who make us aware of our past so we are not doomed to repeat it. They are known as historians. more »»

Ripley School Board OKs contracts

July 18, 2014 RIPLEY — Some Ripley school employees have a new contract in place. more »»

Audit and Control Committee talks jail improvements

July 18, 2014 MAYVILLE — A piece of good news was delivered to the Audit and Control Committee on Thursday morning – improvements to the County Jail will cost less than what was projected in the 2014 budget. more »»

SUNY Fredonia graduate convicted

July 17, 2014 A 24-year-old SUNY Fredonia graduate who did student teaching in Dunkirk and Silver Creek has been found guilty by a jury in Onondaga County for sex crimes involving two 15-year-old girls in 2011 an... more »»

Schumer sponsors tax reform bill to retrieve outsourced state jobs

July 17, 2014 The outsourcing of American jobs overseas is hardly a revelation. For years, U.S. more »»

Shared services forum well attended

July 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — Municipal leaders across Chautauqua County will have to start brainstorming soon about increasing shared services if they want to see tax savings in the next few years. more »»

Three to tackle 30-mile trek

July 17, 2014 As part of this year’s Laurel Run, three men are preparing to embark on a journey that will test their physical and mental toughness – they will attempt to complete the 30-mile “Laurel-thon” on... more »»

Bloody evidence presented on second day of Wells trial

July 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — Jason Wells again remained stoic during the second day of his murder trial Wednesday in Chautauqua County Court. more »»

Wells: ‘Ruth’s in there’

July 16, 2014 MAYVILLE — Opening statements wrapped up and the prosecution began its case Tuesday in the Fredonia murder trial for One Temple Square resident Jason Well. more »»

Five charged with Little League theft

July 16, 2014 An anonymous tip has helped Dunkirk Police solve a break-in at the Dunkirk Little League field. more »»

Dredging could be dead in the water for town of Hanover

July 16, 2014 HANOVER — Thousands of dollars could be down the drain and boating tourism could be in jeopardy for the town of Hanover if something does not change soon. more »»



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