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Eleven Athletes to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Eleven Athletes to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Eleven current and former professional football and baseball players will sign autographs at the Sports Collectors Expo taking place Feb. 9 and 10 at the Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Feb. 9 are Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and TJ Graham from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., former Buffalo Bill Bryce Paup and former MLB player and coach Joe Altobelli from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and former MLB pitching great Jack Morris from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Rural Hospital Aid Back in Federal Budget

Rural Hospital Aid Back in Federal Budget


Rural hospital aid back in federal budget

By Tom Rivers trivers@batavianews.com

ALBION — Local rural hospital leaders say they are relieved that critical federal funding will continue after Congress approved “fiscal cliff” legislation last week.

Hospitals in Medina, Warsaw and Dansville are among 18 in New York that qualify for the “Low Volume Hospital Program.” Those hospitals are in rural areas and tend to treat a high number of patients on Medicare.

The government, since 1988, directed some funds from Medicare to rural hospitals. That money allows small-town hospitals to afford new technology and pay employees to deliver health services.

“This will ensure that the doctor is ‘in’ in Genesee, Orleans, Livingston and Wyoming County,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday during a stop in Albion.

Niagara University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Returns For Year 32

Niagara University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Returns For Year 32

Starting in February, students from Niagara University’s College of Business Administration will once again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community.

Collins Pushes Spending Cuts At Local Swearing- In Event


A Year of New Development

A Year of New Development

By Jim Krencik

Medina Journal Register

MEDINA- This year's business development in the Village of Medina created new commercial opportunities, better gateways into the community and a sense of public pride.

Seemingly the only way you could have driven through the village without encountering a crane, construction site, or contractor would be to scuba dive through the canal, as projects dotted Maple Ridge, Road, Main Street, Center Street, Park Avenue and Bates Road.

Banner days were held throughout the village, as big projects brough in anchor businesses...

Read the rest of Jim Krencik's story about a banner year for growth and development in Medina, NY here in the Journal-Register:


Winners Selected in 2012 Holiday Lights Photo Contest

BUFFALO, NY - Congratulations to the Surovich family of 56 Karen Lane in Depew, voted the grand prize winner of the WGRZ Holiday Lights Photo Contest. 

They've been awarded a $100 Tops gift card, and top bragging rights in their neighborhood.

Coming in at second place in the voting was 54 Maple Street in Lockport, the handiwork of WGRZ viewer Paul Crego. He wins a $25 VISA gift card.

Thanks to everyone who entered our 2012 Holiday Lights Photo Contest. You can view all the entries here, and use the convenient locator map to plan a tour of the best-decorated homes in your neighborhood.

Fleeing Suspect Wanted in Orleans County

ALBION, NY-- The Orleans County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect who fled from them.

Investigators say they approached Allen M. Young, who was the subject of a several month-long investigation, in a parking lot in the Town of Ridgeway December 13.

They say Young fled, nearly hitting both investigators with his vehicle.   They later found the vehicle a mile away and believed Young ran into a wooded area. 

Police are asking the public for any information on Young's whereabouts.   He is described as a white male, 5'8" tall, about 190 lbs. 

You can contact the Orleans County Sheriff's Department at:  585-590-4155.

Young is currently wanted for two counts of reckless endangerment, but further charges are pending.