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6 rescued from burning home


MEDINA, NY-- Two adults and four children had to be rescued from their burning home early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to 413 Prospect Avenue in Medina around 3:30 a.m. They found two adults and four children on the roof. Police officers were able to help get the family down safely.

Two more people who lived downstairs were able to get out of the house on their own.

The cause is still under investigation, however, firefighters believe the fire was suspicious nature. The landlord of the building said, "I think this was a terrible crime. I hope whoever did it gets caught and brought to justice."

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Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo Announces Lockport Tour of Homes

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo and Western New York’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, will host a Lockport Tours of Homes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets are just $25. Pick up your tickets, which will be your passport guide to the wonderful homes on the tour, at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, on the day of the tour.

A boomtown during the Erie Canal days, Lockport has many magnificent mansions that were built by its leading citizens in the 1800s. Guests on the tour will stroll through some of these historic homes as part of the Light Up Lockport holiday kickoff festivities on Nov. 29.  

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And as it has done every year since its very first year of existence, Christmas in the Country will provide a grand platform for local charities to raise money.  

Throughout the 30-year history of Christmas in the Country, giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the event. This year, participating non-profit groups will include Gerard Place, Churches in Action, Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Variety — The Children’s Charity of Buffalo, and the Hamburg Presbyterian Church.

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East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

Orleans County teen dead of apparent gunshot wound


SHELBY, NY – A 15-year-old teenager died at home of a gunshot wound on Friday afternoon, apparently resulting from the careless handling of a loaded firearm.

Orleans County Sheriff's deputies say that Jacob A. Stahl and a teenage friend were in an upstairs bedroom at Stahl's home on Salt Works Road when the accident happened.

The incident was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Deputies say the victim's father was also at home when the incident occurred, but he was in another part of the house.

We're told deputies have no reason to suspect foul play, and the other teen who was with the boy when he was killed is cooperating with investigators.

Stahl was a 10th grade student at Medina High School. Deputies contacted Medina Central School District officials so they can make preparations for grief counseling when students return to school on Monday.


Petition submitted to force referendum on Medina dissolution

Petition submitted to force referendum on Medina dissolution

Vote could be set for sometime in January-February
By Tom Rivers, Editor - Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com
MEDINA – An issue that has been studied and debated for more than two years looks like it will finally go to village voters.

Three members of the “One Medina” grassroots group submitted petitions on Thursday to force a public vote on whether the village government should dissolve. The petitions were signed by 432 people and were presented to Village Clerk Debbie Padoleski. She has 10 days to determine if the petition will be certified.