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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.

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports


On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include:

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer

Christmas in the Country Returns to Fairgrounds with New ‘Return Pass’ Offer


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 for the first time in its storied history, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long!  

“We have always felt our patrons needed more than just one day to properly enjoy this event,” said Daniel Kaczynski of Premier Promotions, organizers of the event. “Now everyone has the opportunity to come back as much as they would like at no additional cost.”

Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC Opens News Manufacturing Facility in Akron, Ohio

Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC Opens News Manufacturing Facility in Akron, Ohio

Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader of engineered fasteners, tooling and automation, announced today the opening of its new domestic manufacturing facility, Sherex Akron, located at 850 Moe Drive in Akron, OH.

"Sherex is very proud to be ‘Made in America’ and continues to offer the largest selection of blind rivet nuts in the world,” said Adam Pratt, president of Sherex Fastening Solutions. “The opening of the Sherex Akron manufacturing plant is part of our global capacity expansion plan and will increase the number of products we can supply. It will reduce lead times providing for an overall improved experience for our customers.”

Incident on Ridge Road in Orleans County ends

RIDGEWAY, N.Y. - The man wanted in connection to a domestic situation this week has turned himself in.

Gerardo Quiros surrendered to State Police in Albion.

The incident happened on State Route 104 in the Town of Ridgeway Wednesday night.

Troopers say on Wednesday, they were flagged down by a woman who claimed her son pointed a gun at her while she was searching for her car keys.

Officers say they heard what was believed to be a gun shot from inside the home.

A robot was used to gain entry into the home. Members of the SWAT team searched the home and the surrounding property and were unable to locate the suspect, Gerardo Quiros.

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members


Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.