JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow’s Jonathan Schultz takes a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction.
#5: After two days of competition this past weekend in Albany, the community welcomed home Falconer senior, Robbie Penhollow who won first place in the 195 lb. division for wrestling.
Penhollow said, “it’s pretty surreal, it’s hard to keep telling yourself you’re a state champ.” There was a celebration for him Sunday Night at Falconer Moose.
#4: A City of Jamestown teen is facing charges after Ellicott police said he created fake social media accounts to harass people online. Tyler Goodwill, 18, allegedly created the accounts and assumed the identity of his victims.
He is charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and criminal impersonation. He was arrested on a warrant and taken to the Chautauqua County jail.
#3: A man died following a head-on crash in Ellery Saturday, at the intersection of route 380 and route 66. Police identified the victim as Victor M. Luce Jr., 50, of Reading, PA.
Troopers at the scene allegedly concluded that he failed to yield at a stop sign, crashing into a 1997 international dump truck.
#2: A Clymer man is facing charges after he allegedly barricaded himself in an apartment on Clymer Center Rd., Monday morning.
Dustin J. Sitterley, 28, allegedly responded with threats when deputies tried to contact him.
The Chautauqua County SWAT team decided to use forced entry to ensure a safe outcome. Sitterley is facing multiple charges including second-degree attempted arson.
He was arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on a 20,000 dollar bail.
#1: State Senator Catherine Young is stepping down as senator to become director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornellagritech.
Young served the New York state legislature for almost two decades, representing most of the western southern tier and parts of the western finger lakes region. In a variety of leadership positions for six years in the New York State assembly and 13 years as a State Senator, she rose to become the first woman to chair the influential senate finance committee.
Young said, “leaving my job in the senate – a job that I love – has not been an easy decision and it is bittersweet.”