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A man sought by Jamestown Police for attempted arson remains at large after his vehicle was reportedly spotted in an eastside neighborhood Thursday afternoon...........  

City Police say they and U-S Marshalls got information regarding 47 year-old Todd Dellahoy, and his vehicle, being spotted in the area of Willard Street and Willow Avenue about 12:30 PM.  Police responded, and checked a wooded area nearby, but did not find Dellahoy, who is wanted for first-degree attempted arson, and reckless endangerment.  He was also wanted in Pennsylvania.  Anyone with information on Dellahoys' whereabouts is asked to call city police at 483-7537... or the confidential tips line at 483-TIPS.

A city man is recovering from a non-life threating stab wound following a fight that occured in a vacant lot near a bar on Jamestown's eastside Wednesday night....  

Ellicott Town Police Chief Bill Ohnmeiss says officers were called to The Bullfrog Hotel on East Second Street -- at the city line with Falconer -- about 11:30 PM.  Ohnmeiss says officers met the victim, and identified him as Randy Woodmansee, junior.  He says Woodmansee was taken initially to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital, then later transferred to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen.  Ohnmeiss says they do have a suspect... but, that person is not being identified, and no arrest has yet been made.  An investigator from Ellicott is talking to the victim again today and, the investigation is continuing.

The state's Appellate Court has denied the city of Jamestown and it's Board of Public Utilities' proposed annexation of property in Falconer belonging to the BPU....  

The court issued it's ruling late Thursday on what city officials called "novel procedural grounds..." after the city was late responding to a filing by the village, town of Ellicott, and the Falconer School District.  The three entities have opposed the annexation of the four-acres the BPU's Dow Street Substation is located on since the BPU and the city first announced they were taking the action.  However, BPU officials say the Appellate Division made no finding with respect to the merits of the City's petition, thereby leaving the door open for the city to continue to pursue annexation of the Substation property.  City leaders say they are "disappointed" with the ruling, and will consider their future options.  They add that a favorable ruling would have saved the board and city at least $173,000 in tax expenses each year.


There may finally be some movement on the new U-S, Mexico, Canada trade agreement once Congress returns from it's August recess next month....  

That from local Congressman Tom Reed in response to a recent news story about the stalled agreement.  Reed says there are a number of Democrats who would like to see the USMC acted on by Fall and, he believes that is putting pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Reed says there are also procedural ways that the USMC can be brought to the floor, even if the speaker continues to block a vote.  He says his visit to Cummins' Jamestown Engine Plant helped reinforce the need to have the measure voted on, because the heavy-duty engine maker does most of it's business in Mexico and Canada.  He says it's frustrating that one person can hold up action on a measure that would likely pass overwhelmingly.  Reed made his comments for his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.  

More major recognition has come to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown....  

This time, the center has been named as one of TIME Magazine's "World's Greatest Places."  Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson says TIME's September 2nd edition is featuring the "100 new and newly newsworthy destinations to experience right now."  Gunderson says it's only one of nine attractions in the U-S to be recognized.

Gunderson says this annual TIME list is drawn from editor and expert nominations, unlike the USA Today ranking the National Comedy Center was part of earlier this year.  If you would like to see the "World's Greatest Places" edition of TIME, she says it's out on news stands now.  Gunderson says the honor validates what visitors to the Comedy Center tell them everyday, that it's a "one-of-a kind experience for anyone who loves to laugh."  Earlier this year, USA Today ranked the National Comedy Center second on it's list of 20 "Best New Attactions."  The center has also been honored by People Magazine as one of 100 Reasons to Love America.

Riders who depend on the Chautauqua Area Rural Transit System's bus service will now be able to take advantage of the service year-round....  

That from County Executive George Borrello, who says this Summer's test run for the fixed route service by CARTS was "successful."  Borrello says the service will also be ADA Complimentary.  Back in May of this year, CARTS launched a pilot program to provide Saturday City Fixed Routes Service to customers during the summer months of June, July and August.  Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley says "the ridership response to Saturday Summer Service has exceeded our expectations."  He adds that after reviewing the data, they have decided to continue the service through the end of 2020.  For more information, call CARTS at 665-6466.

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