JAMESTOWN YOUTH INVOLVED IN CAR-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
JAMESTOWN – An 11-year-old girl was injured Wednesday afternoon in Jamestown after running into the side of a moving vehicle. The Jamestown Police Department says the car-pedestrian accident happened near 902 E. Second St. just after 2:30 p.m. According to police, Corey J. Wilson of Buffalo was driving west on East Second Street when the girl ran out into traffic and ran into the side of his vehicle. The girl was taken to the WCA Hospital emergency room by Alstar Ambulance and was later taken to Buffalo Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for further evaluation. The identity of the victim was not released and no charges were filed. Police are continuing the investigation and are asking anyone who may have seen the incident to call the department at 483-7537.
N.Y. A.G. ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF GASOLINE PRICE INVESTIGATION
ALBANY – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced the results of his 2011 comprehensive review of gasoline prices across the state. The review, which was initiated earlier this year and stretched across several months, was part of an effort to examine how prices are determined at various levels and to protect New Yorkers from gas price gouging. The review, which escalated in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, resulted in two enforcement actions by the Attorney General against retailers in Yonkers and Farmingdale, Long Island. No other cases of price-gouging were reported by Schneiderman’s office.
SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES RED FLAGS FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
ALBANY – And Eric Schneiderman’s office has found some red flags after reviewing the operation of several local development corporations across the state. The A-G’s office says it has uncovered the potential for self-dealing, nepotism, improper loans and exorbitant expenses at some – this after Schneiderman’s office looked over more than 200 local development corporations statewide. The Attorney General spent time reviewing salaries and spending at the nonprofits that do government work – saying many of those agencies have fewer restrictions and less oversight.
The review has resulted in deeper examinations of spending by several organizations, including the Multi-County Community Development Corp. and its affiliate Rehabilitation Support Services Inc., which provide residential and day services for mental health and drug abuse clients in the Hudson Valley and part of western New York. The attorney general’s office shared with The Associated Press details of its review of those two organizations, saying they are representative of other concerns within development corporations.
SALVATION ARMY REACHES 2011 RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN GOAL
JAMESTOWN – The Salvation Army has reached its 2011 Red Kettle Campaign goal, raising $102,494.07 during the holiday season. In an article from today’s Post-Journal, Major Douglas Hart of the Salvation Army said the campaign was $12,000 short on Dec. 23 before donors added $10,000 to the pot, as well as a $5,000 promised donation from a local foundation for the campaign. He said as of Christmas Eve, $97,494.07 had been raised, and with the foundation donation, the campaign reached its final total. Money from the campaign will be used to help fund operations at the Salvation Army throughout 2012, including the operation of the Salvation Army Anew Center – Chautauqua County’s domestic violence and rape crisis program.
LOCAL ROLLER DERBY WORKSHOP BEGINS NEXT WEEK
JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County Roller Derby’s Babes of Wrath team is inviting women ages 18 and up to supercharge their New Year’s fitness resolutions with 8 boot camp sessions. Two nights a week for the month of January, the Babes of Wrath will provide a challenging fitness regimen, endurance training, and teach basic roller skating skills. Much of the training will be off-skates, so previous skating skills are not required. If you’re curious about Roller Derby, looking for an intense workout, and tired of treadmills, the Babes of Wrath have the answer! Sessions are Wednesdays (8-10 pm) and Sundays (7-9 pm) starting Wednesday, January 4 at the Russell Roller Rink on Route 62 in Russell, PA. The program costs $45. Child care and carpooling are included. Call 716.320.0526 or visit www.babesofwrath.com for more information.
AUDUBON HOSTS WINTER CELEBRATION FRIDAY
JAMESTOWN – On Friday, December 30, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host the “Get Out!” winter celebration, an entire day of nature family fun that will be both inside and outside.
You can learn to identify tracks, search for winter insects and get up close and personal with Audubon’s live animals. There will be something for everyone, including a campfire, hot drinks and some marshmallows.
The cost for each program, which includes admission to the Nature Center, is $5 for members and children under 12 and $7 for non-member adults. To register, call (716) 569-2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.