CITY POLICE NAB WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY ROBBED DOWNTOWN BANK
JAMESTOWN – A 49-year-old woman is in police custody after she allegedly robbed a bank in downtown Jamestown Wedensday afternoon. Jamestown Police say the woman, who’s name has not yet been released, is accused of robbing the Lakeshore Savings Bank branch on East Fourth Street shortly before 4 p.m.
According to police reports, the lone robber entered the Lakeshore branch and demanded money from a teller, then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said they quickly arrested the woman and recovered some of the stolen cash.
Bank surveillance film helped police quickly determine the identity of the bank robber and the woman, who police say they know from previous run-ins with the law. She was jailed pending her arraignment Thursday in City Court.
BARONE APPOINTED AS NEW COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
MAYVILLE – Attorney Ned Barone is now the Chautauqua County public defender. The Chautauqua County Legislature last night approved Barone as the public dfender in an 18 to 7 vote. The appointment of Barone as public defender came after a failed vote to return E. Thomas Rankin to the position. Rankin has served as the county’s public defender since January 2011. For the second time in less than a month, the vote to reappoint him as public defender failed 13 to 12. The first vote came on Jan. 3 during the legislature’s reorganizational meeting.
Also during the meeting, a proposal to contract with the Center for Governmental Research was passed by the legislature. The study to be done by the Center for Governmental Research will assess the County Home while the firm Marcus & Millichap continues its advertising of the facility.
JFD BATTLES EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT BLAZE
JAMESTOWN – Jamestown firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire at 643 E. Sixth St. on Wednesday. According to an article in today’s Jamestown Post-Journal, Firefighters were called to the home shortly before 7:30 p.m. Flames showing from the rear of the home prompted first responders to call in an off-shift contingent of 12 firefighters and one officer. Firefighters were told everyone was out of the house, which allowed firefighters to focus on putting the fire out. The cause of the fire has not been released.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TODAY TO DISCUSS FILING VACANT SEAT
JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown School board will be meeting this afternoon in a closed session to discuss candidates who are being considered to fill an empty seat on the board. The district had 12 people express interest in filling the open board seat until the May 23 school board election. In order to find out more about the candidates, a short survey was sent. The board will meet today to discuss the surveys and to provide direction for the board, so that it may be able to vote and appoint a new board member at the next regular meeting, which will be held Feb. 7.
The board announced in December that it would appoint someone to fill the seat of Barbara Piazza, who resigned after being charged with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing money from her employer.
‘PINK THE RINK’ RETURNS TO JAMESTOWN SAVINGS BANK ARENA
JAMESTOWN – “Pink the Rink” is returning to Jamestown. Officials at WCA Hospital have announced that the second “Pink the Rink” of the season will take place Next Friday Feb. 3 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena – in conjunction with LINKS Charity and the Jamestown Ironmen.
To honor the courage of breast cancer patients, the Ironmen will once again wear custom-made hockey jerseys and encourage everyone in attendance to join them by also wearing pink.
To mark the occasion, The Jamestown Ironmen are conducting a Charity Auction featuring these game-worn jerseys, pink hockey sticks, and other pink items autographed by Ironmen players and coaches, as well as NAHL alumni and current Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller, Nathan Gerbe, and Thomas Vanek. A silent auction featuring these one-of-a-kind items will take place before and during the game, and a live auction will follow the game.
All of the auction proceeds, as well as $2 from the purchase of every “Pink the Rink” ticket, will benefit LINKS Charity and local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital.
For pre-sale tickets, please call the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena at 716-484-2624 or visit www.JamestownArena.com.