POLICE LOOK FOR SUSPECT IN HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT
JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are looking for a driver who was involved in a downtown accident Wednesday and then fled from scene. The accident took place at the intersection of West Third and Washington streets at 3 p.m.
According to police, a 1998 Ford Taurus heading north on Washington Street collided with a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, which was heading south on Washington Street. The accident occurred when the driver of the Taurus tried to make an illegal left turn onto West Third Street. The woman driver then ran from the Taurus.
The driver is described as a white female, age 25 to 35, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, wearing a gray Nike sweatshirt with black sweatpants with a stripe on the side. She was last seen on Second and Main streets.
The driver of the Pontiac – an unidentified 27-year-old woman – was taken to WCA Hospital for injuries. Her 2-year-old daughter was also taken to WCA. Anyone with information regarding the accident or the identity of the driver is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531.
COUNTY AUDIT AND CONTROL COMMITTEE TO MEET THIS MORNING
MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Legislature’s Audit and Control committee is meeting this morning in Mayville, with several items on its agenda, including a discussion of the Chautauqua County Home. During last month’s regular voting session, the full legislature voted to table a resolution entering into an agreement with the firm Marcus and Millichap, which would come on board to help to market the County Home in Dunkirk. Today’s committee meeting begins at 8:35 a.m. in Room 331 of the Gerace Office Building.
ANTI-BULLYING SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 15 IN JAMESTOWN
JAMESTOWN – A group of area youth organizations are teaming up to host a forum dealing with the growing problem of bullying. On December 15, an anti-bullying training session will take place at the Gateway Center on Water St. in Jamestown and will be hosted by several groups, including the Jamestown Youth Department. Director Vicky James says the title of the event is “End the Silence, Spark the Leader” and they are hoping the event will help to engage the 85-percent of youth who are not directly affected by bullying.
The day will feature several workshops and activities, along with a keynote speech from life coach and previous teacher Jerry Ackerman. The day will be split into two sessions… the first running from 8:30 to 11:30 and the other running from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Teachers, students and anyone else involved with youth programming and activities are encouraged to attend at least one of the seminars. We will have more details on the seminar later today on WRFA during our Community Matters program at 6 p.m.
JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM TONIGHT
JAMESTOWN – Over 100 orchestra students from all six Jamestown elementary schools plus Washington, Persell and Jefferson Middle Schools string and JHS orchestra students will perform with internationally-known Barrage as part of their concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Jamestown High School Auditorium. Tickets for the concert are: Adults – $20, Students, Seniors & Children – $15 and are available at the Reg Lenna Box Office or at the door.
JCC ROCK ENSEMBLE PERFORMS THIS EVENING
JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Community College rock ensembles, directed by Bill Eckstrom, will present Winter Jam tonight. Ten bands, ranging from rock to acoustic sets, are featured. The concert will be fully staged with sound and lighting by Steve Gustafson. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre.
Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to performances.