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Medina to lose its daily newspaper

Medina to lose its daily newspaper

Journal-Register will close on May 30

By Tom Rivers, editor Orleans Hub 

Posted 30 April 2014

MEDINA – A newspaper with roots in the Medina community since 1903 has announced it will close next month.

The Journal-Register will publish its final edition on Friday, May 30, Publisher Diane Crowe announced today on the JR’s website.

Orleans County Body Identified After 30 Years

SHELBY, NY- New York State Police announced Monday that they have successfully identified a female body more than 30 years after it was first discovered in 1983 in the town of Shelby.

The body was identified as Shari Lynne Ball, who was first reported missing by her family in Florida in June of 1983.

According to state police, Ball told her family that she was traveling to New York State to begin a modeling career. Ball made contact with a friend a day or two after she left Florida from a truck stop in Virginia, but state police say that was the last time anyone heard from her.

Ball's body was discovered in October of 1983 by a hunter several feet off the shoulder of Route 63, according to state police. The body was in a decomposed state and believed to have been there for several months.

Police believe foul play may have played a role in Ball's death.

Daemen Student-Run Social Media Campaign Raising Diversity Awareness

Daemen Student-Run Social Media Campaign Raising Diversity Awareness

Inspired by the widely popular #ITooAmHarvard campaign, a student-run social media endeavor designed to promote unity and diversity on campus has been launched by a group of Daemen College students.

The #ITooAmDaemen awareness campaign features the personal experiences and reflections of Daemen students on diversity issues and their perspectives on challenges they face. A photo gallery of students holding signs with messages offers a personal snapshot of their thoughts on diversity and inclusiveness as college students. Created as a student team project for the college’s “Social Media Fundamentals” course, the messaging is being captured on various media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

President Lincoln visits Bent's Opera House in Medina

President Lincoln visits Bent's Opera House in Medina

Re-enactors flood the historic village for the third annual Civil War Encampment at Genesee Community College.

MEDINA, NY- Bent’s Opera House was built during the Lincoln presidency at the height of the Civil War.  The venerable president never visited the Medina opera house as his life was cut short by an assassins bullet in April 1865.  

However, these photographs taken Saturday morning stir the imagination as to what such a visit may have been like had Mr. Lincoln visited the historic canal village.  

Police ID Man Killed in Greece Crash

HOLLEY, NY - A man from the Town of Holley (between Albion and Brockport) was killed in a crash Friday afternoon at West Ridge and Buckman roads in Greece, just this side of Rochester, the Democrat and Chronicle is reporting.

On Saturday, police identified the victim as Andrew R. Tarwacki, 39, who was driving a pickup truck when he crashed into a garbage truck Friday afternoon.

The cause of the crash has not been determined, according to Lt. Casey Voelkl of the Greece Police Department. Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the garbage truck suffered minor injuries, police said.

Holley High Hosts First Track Meet in 43 Years

HOLLEY, NY – A local high school now has something that they have been missing for more than 40 years, and it's something most other schools have and probably never thought twice about.

We're talking about Holley High School, located in Orleans County along the border with Monroe County.

Two On Your Side's Pete Gallivan tells us how the school is back on track as we Celebrate Western New York.

Green Cards Without Expiration Dates Should be Renewed

Green Cards Without Expiration Dates Should be Renewed


In 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented a proposal to eliminate hundreds of thousands of green cards issued years ago without expiration dates. Although the proposal was never implemented into law, the last seven years have seen a concerted push for immigration officers to strongly advise travelers to renew green cards without expiration dates.  

USCIS believes that replacing all outstanding permanent resident cards without expiration dates is critical to national security. Although green cards issued between 1977 and 1989 which do not have expiration dates are still recognized by USCIS and are still valid, USCIS has stated that it is critical to remove them from circulation.