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Hull House to Host Revolutionary War Re-enactment

Hull House to Host Revolutionary War Re-enactment

A Revolutionary War re-enactment will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster.

Battles will be at 2 p.m., and demonstrations, bayonet practices and tours of the historic home will be featured.

Admission will be $5 per adult, $2 per child between the ages of 10 and 18 and free for those younger than 10.

For more information, visit www.hullfamilyhome.org.

Medina Entered in Contest of 'Prettiest Painted Places'

Medina Entered in Contest of 'Prettiest Painted Places'

By Virginia Kropf  Batavia Daily News  news@batavianews.com

MEDINA- The entire nation could be about to learn what the people of Medina have known all along.

Medina is one of the prettiest places to live.

Medina's Tourism Committee has entered the town in a contest called the "Prettiest Painted Places in America," sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute of Spring House, Pa...

Only two days after filing their application, Hancock said he got a call from a company representative, saying it was one of the nicest he has received...

Read the entire story by Virginia Kropf about Medina's prettiest painted places here at the Batavia Daily News website: http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/article_4ad848ba-f70e-11e1-9466-0019bb2963f4.html

Medina Makeover Occurring Downtown at 509 Main St.

Medina Makeover Occurring Downtown at 509 Main St.

It was on a tour of Medina during the National Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo last October, however, when Thurston decided to invest in Medina’s future...  

By Virginia Kropf, Batavia Daily News news@batavianews.com

MEDINA — Fred Thurston’s average work day begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

State Education Releases School Standings for 2012-2013

BUFFALO, NY-- The New York State Education Commissioner released the departments school district standings.


Medina Firefighter Faces More Sex Charges

MEDINA, NY-- A Medina firefighter, arrested Monday for allegedly committing a sex act with a child under 17, is facing more charges.

Investigators say Jeffrey R. Elsenheimer, Jr., 31, was arrested Tuesday and charged with several more felonies in connection to the original charge of criminal sexual act and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Investigators say a search warrant was executed on Elsenheimer's cell phone, which brought on the additional charges. In addition to Monday's charges, Elsenheimer is charged with:

Labor Community Steps Up for United Way of Greater Niagara

Labor Community Steps Up for United Way of Greater Niagara

Labor leaders present $9,000 check from annual Night at the Races

For generations, the labor community has been a driving force behind United Way’s mission of service to the people of Niagara County, and, yesterday, it delivered on that commitment once again.

Officials from the Niagara/Orleans Labor Council, including president Jim Briggs and  Jim Anthony, presented United Way with a $9,000 check, representing proceeds from the 4th Annual Labor’s Night at the Races, which was held June 15 at Ransomville Speedway. The family-friendly event featured a pre-event tent party with food and beverages, race cars on display and drivers on hand to sign autographs, followed by an exciting night of dirt track racing at one of Western New York’s popular sporting venues.

Cardenas Sentenced For Killing 15-Year-Old Sister-in-Law

ALBION, NY-- An Albion man will spend decades behind bars for killing his teenaged sister-in-law. Carols Cardenas admitted he raped and strangled 15-year-old Katy Sanchez in January of 2011.

Her body was found in an apple orchard, and later admitted to the crime. Today the judge sentenced him to 25 years to life in prison.

"It's not a tough decision in terms of what sentence he should have gotten," says Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone. "Sometimes we have different equitiies we think about when we're sentencing somebody. Here, based on his conduct, it was an easy decision to give him the maximum I think."

After he completes his sentence, Cardenas faces deportation to Mexico.