Chautauqua County leaders say more than half of the employees of a Dunkirk food production facility were tested earlier this week for COVID, with 24 results coming back positive. Officials also explained why they have deemed it unnecessary to close the plant at this time.
Last week Monday, a fire destroyed the Mayville Diner, at 7 West Chautauqua St. in Mayville, across the street from the Mayville Fire Department. On Tuesday, the owner of the restaurant was arrested for seting the fire.
Though Democrats control state government in Albany, Republican George Borrello says he's prepared to make a difference if he wins Tuesday's election in the State Senate's 57th district. He promises to build good relationships with other legislators from both parties, "but not lie down" while fighting for the district's interests. Borrello points to his current work as Chautauqua County Executive as a blueprint for how to work with others while achieving results for constituents. He explained his thinking during a recent sit down with WBFO in Irving, New York.
Authorities in Chautauqua County announced at a press conference today they would not press charges against a Fredonia Police Officer who shot and killed a man in December. 23 year old George Penev was shot by Officer Nathaniel Scriven, a 15 year veteran of the police force.
For outgoing Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace, he is leaving behind a very high-tech department with an array of cameras recording official encounters with citizens. The department is the largest police agency of several in the county whose officers are equipped with body cameras.