Author: Dave O'Connor

The Post-Journal Is An Ogden Newspaper, And So Are Many Others

JAMESTOWN-The Post-Journal was once locally owned, but for several decades has been part of Wheeling, WV. based Ogden Newspapers. It is, like all Ogden properties, operated for maximum net profit. It, like all Ogden properties, operates with little if any regard for quality journalism. It is a mediocrity designed to make as much money as possible. And give Ogden credit on the business side: The company is still buying local newspapers when there are few buyers for print news media. Ogden buys a paper and very quickly installs changes designed to turn a bad business to a good one. On...

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The Post-Journal Goes On A Diet

JAMESTOWN-Have you noticed? Southern Chautauqua County’s leading (only) printed newspaper is slimming down. The Post-Journal about three weeks ago changed its printing “web” to 21 inches wide, down from 22 inches. This means  two pages across  are about 4.5 per cent smaller than before. If you just have to measure for yourself, measure only the printed portion. The white space around the page (“the gutter” in newspaper lingo) doesn’t count. However, if you compare a current edition with a paper printed a few weeks ago you’ll immediately  see the overall size reduction. TheCAT  (which doesn’t require the murder of innocent...

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Tuesday Morning Raid Nets One Suspect; Untaxed Cigarettes; Cash

JAMESTOWN-Steven Patterson, 46, is in the city jail after a Tuesday morning raid at Apt. 2, 262 Forest Ave where police say he was selling untaxed cigarettes. Investigators report finding more than 10,000 cigarettes along with “several thousand dollars in cash.” Patterson is charged with felony possession of unstamped and untaxed cigarettes and 5th degree criminal tax fraud. Jamestown Police , Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police CNET assissted the New York State Tax and Finance with executing a search warrant about 8:40 a.m. according to the media...

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Stow Man Charged After Vehicle Roll Over

POMFRET-Cody Whitehill, 24, Stow, faces multiple charges including aggravated driving while intoxicated after a vehicle roll over on Webster Road about 1:28 a.m. Monday. Following an investigation into the incident, Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Whitehill with Aggravated DWI- Blood Alcohol Content of .18% or greater, DWI, Obstructing Governmental Administration ,Harassment, Failure to Keep Right, Moving From A Lane Unsafely, Refusing The Pre Screen Breath Test and Operating A Motor Vehicle While Using Cell Phone. Whitehill was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of...

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Prayers, Donations, Sympathy; Two Dread Diseases-Then The Unbelievable

“…the emperor of all maladies, the king of terrors.” -Nineteenth-Century surgeon’s comment at the front of an early textbook on Cancer. He was so young, still in his very early twenties, when he shared the bad news with family, friends and neighbors: He had been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a type of Cancer, and would require therapeutic x-ray and chemotherapy treatments. No one familiar with Chautauqua County will be surprised to learn those family members, friends and neighbors immediately responded. His church family prayed for a cure. Strangers joined with prayer and sympathy when they learned a young father was battling...

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