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August 26, 2015 - 10:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in BARNS, corfu, pembroke.

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August 26, 2015 - 6:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Basom, Alabama.

A car vs. pole accident with injuries is reported at 2172 Ledge Road, Basom, just west of Maple Road. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

August 26, 2015 - 5:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in football, sports, alexander.

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It's easy to be optimistic in the preseason, Alexander's Head Coach Tim Sawyer notes during a recent practice at The Field of Dreams while the Trojans sprint and leap and twist and turn and bang into each other during a series of warm-up drills.

Sawyer likes what he sees of his squad, which is inheriting back-to-back successful seasons that gave Alexander shots at sectional titles.

His boys are tough, working hard, have some talent and, most importantly, coalescing as a team.

"We had a tremendous summer," Sawyer said. "We have a really tight team. They like football. They like each other. They care about each other and they want to be the best they can be, so it's exciting."

The squad of 27 includes 11 seniors and 15 juniors. Jared Browne returns as the starting QB, Derrick Busch is at tight end, Connor Roberts at wide receiver, Zach Jasen at fullback and Jake Wozniak at halfback. Sawyer also can stack his lines with Josh Hylkema, Riley Kusmierski, Rick Amico, Sean Bennett, Matt Grover and Brett Nichols, none of whom start the season under 190 pounds.

Hylkema, a junior at 235 pounds, is an interesting case. He only started playing football last season, and has, Sawyer said, fallen in love with the game. 

"He's really changed," Sawyer said. "He's gotten bigger. He understands the game better."

But as Sawyer surveys the Genesee Region, he sees potential trouble every week. It will be a tough season.

  • Notre Dame: "They were very young last year and they got a ton of players back. They're going to be really tough."
  • Attica: "Always tough. Marchetti (Damian) will be his third year starting at quarterback for them. McCulloch (Hunter) is coming back to the running back spot for them. So Attica is going to be really good."
  • Elba: "Always challenges everybody. They play tough defense."
  • Holley: "Holley is much improved. I know they are. We were in the combine in March and Holley had 13 players there. Nobody better take Holley for granted."
  • Pembroke: "Coach Diminuco (in his second year), the longer you're there and have more continuity, the expectations become more clear. I think Pembroke is going to have a really good line. They were very young last year, but they've got boys who can play."

"That's the neat thing," Sawyer said. "I think overall, the strength of the league this year means on any given week, you're going to get a challenge."

That said, Sawyer added, "We've got high expectations."

"We were in sectional finals two years ago and semi-finals last year and we want to get back and win a sectional title," Sawyer said. "You can do that without winning the GR, but we'd like to do both. That's our ultimate goal, be GR champs again and win a sectional title.

"The kids have been working hard for it," Sawyer added. "It's in our sights. I've had groups in the past that will, you know, that will rattle off these goals, but they haven't acted up to it by their work ethic, but this group has been working hard. If that's what they want to do, I think we've got a shot at it, but you better be prepared to play every week in the GR."

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August 26, 2015 - 2:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, bath salts, synthetic drugs.

A former local small business owner appeared in county court to answer for a series of thefts in Genesee County that he said was spurred by his addiction to heroin.

Jason D. Lang, 33, of Liberty Street, entered guilty pleas in June to two counts of grand larceny, 4th, related to thefts from Walmart and Target. The guilty plea satisfied a whole raft of similar charges. 

Already in state custody on convictions in neighboring counties, Lang was told today his sentence on the local charges would be one-and-a-half to four years.

The sentences are concurrent to his previous sentence. Lang's attorney told Noonan that a parole board had already told Lang he would be released Sept. 5.

The new sentence throws that release date into doubt. The board will need to take into consideration Noonan's new sentence. At this point, it's unclear when Lang might be released.

"Mr. Lang is eager to return to his community and be productive again," said attorney Jon Wilson.

Lang has been in drug and alcohol treatment and Wilson said he's doing very well. 

"He's committed himself to turning around his world," Wilson said.

Once the successful owner of Batavia Cab, Lang opened a smoke shop and tattoo parlor known as The Laughing Buddha. It may have been the first local shop, just prior to the 420 Emporium opening, to sell bath salts and synthetic marijuana.  

In the Summer of 2012, when local law enforcement and emergency personnel were dealing with a series of peculiar incidents that seemed to stem from bath salt use, Lang was often in the news. He was arrested after imagining and reporting gunfire at a local hotel. He was also accused of impersonating a police officer.

In the midst of his legal troubles, and after his store was shut down and the cab company sold, his family organized a protest outside the 420 Emporium over that store's continued sale of bath salts. (Owner Charles Fitzgerald who owned other locations as well, is currently serving a federal prison term related to his trade in synthetic drugs.)

Lang reportedly kicked the bath salt habit, but then turned to heroin. He was accused of shoplifting from Hamburg to Victor, including in Batavia, during this period.

Wilson said his client has been in treatment at Lakeview since March and has completed both the drug and alcohol portions of the program.

When asked to speak, Lang was contrite.

"I'm sorry for the crimes I committed," Lang said. "I never would have did them if not for my heroin addiction. The past three years have been hard. I put the community through hell, my parents through hell, my children through hell. I'm really regretful for what I did."

Noonan reminded Lang that he wasn't the victim in this case and was in no mood to fashion a sentence that would guarantee Lang could keep his Sept. 5 parole date.

"Let that be the last time you blame heroin for your crimes," Noonan said. "Heroin didn't commit your crimes. You committed your crimes."

August 26, 2015 - 12:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, alexander.

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A structure fire is reported in the basement of the Cargill facility in Alexander, located at 3540 Railroad Ave. There is heavy black smoke spewing from the building and it is being evacuated.

Alexander fire is responding along with Town of Batavia, Bethany, Darien, the city's Fast Team and East Pembroke.

UPDATE 12:17 p.m.: City fire's first platoon is requested to the headquarters on Evans Street. A crew from Darien is also asked to stand by in quarters.

UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: Fire is out. Ventilating.

August 26, 2015 - 11:23am

Press release:

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today announced that applications are now available for municipalities and not-for-profits seeking grant money for historical and art preservation projects through the Technical Assistance Grant Program.

Grants will not exceed $3,000 per project and are only available for short-term, stand-alone ventures that seek to preserve cultural and historical heritage.

“I am excited to announce that applications have been released for this grant program,” Hawley said. “New York is one of the most historically rich states in the nation with structures and stories dating back to our existence as one of the original thirteen colonies.

"As a supporter of history and arts in our schools, I am proud to promote this endeavor and thank the New York State Council on the Arts and Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for their support. I encourage local historical groups and municipalities to take advantage of this opportunity and continue their tradition of preserving New York’s amazing history.”

The deadline for fall 2015 grant applications is Sept. 8th and interested applicants are required to call the Preservation League of New York State at 518-462-5658, ext. 10, to discuss potential projects. More information on the grant application process can be found at http://www.preservenys.org/tag-2015.html

August 26, 2015 - 9:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in darien lake, darien lake performing arts center, crime, Darien.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Van Halen Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Michael L. Mawk Jr., 22, of Stellane Drive, Angola, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly climbing over a fence and entering the concert venue.

James H. Munt, 37, of Robinson Street, North Tonawanda, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Codie J. Taylor, 21, of Greenwood Place, Angola, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly climbing over a fence and entering the concert venue.

Donald H. Gardener, 29, of Briggs Avenue, Bronx, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering Darien Lake property after being ejected and told not to return.

Thomas J. Scheurlein, 25, of Chili Avenue, Rochester,  is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. 

August 26, 2015 - 8:00am

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Van Halen performed last night at Darien Lakes PAC and lead singer David Lee Roth was back in action on stage with some entertaining moves. Roth missed the first show from the band's second leg of their U.S. tour in Hershey, Pa., this past Sunday night due to illness.

The crowd of approximately 9,000 people were entertained by classics like "Dance the Night Away," "Ain't talkin bout Love," "Panama," and "Running with the Devil."

This is the band's first time back to WNY since the group played a North American tour in 2012 at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo. Van Halen did not disappoint the crowd and still packed a punch to their lineup with additional tunes like "Hot for Teacher," "Jump," "Unchained," and "You Really Got Me."

Two solos were performed through the show: Alex Van Halen on drums; and Eddie Van Halen with guitar near the end.  

The opening act was the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band pictured in the last two photos below. Next stop for Van Halen is tomorrow night at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.

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August 25, 2015 - 1:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in 4-H, agriculture.

Press release:

The Genesee County 4-H Office would like to thank all of the Genesee County 4-H members who participated in the 2015 Genesee County Fair. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers, judges, family and friends who came to support our youth; we could not do it without you!

Congratulations to the following Genesee County 4-H members who were selected to show at the New York State Fair, which will take place in Syracuse from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7. Genesee County 4-H non-animal exhibits selected for state fair will be on display in the Youth Building Aug. 31st through Sept. 7th. Animal exhibitors will show at their species scheduled show times, for more information visit: http://nysfair.org/

Non-Animal Exhibits

  • Communications & Expressive Art: Melissa Keller
  • Food & Nutrition: Ashley Ehrmentraut, Melissa Keller
  • Fine Arts & Crafts: Rebekah Allen, Brianna Chesley
  • Home Environment: Brianna Chesley
  • Wearable Art: Maisy Ross
  • Textiles & Clothing: Melissa Keller, Caroline Pelton, Eva Rhoads, Alexandria Tarbell, Colton Tarbell
  • Visual Arts/Photography: Caris Carlson, Melissa Keller, Georgia Luft, Jenna Salim
  • Horticulture: Amelia Brewer, Melissa Keller, Georgia Luft, Clare Mathes, Eva Rhoads, Alexandria Tarbell, Colton Tarbell, Margaret Winspear
  • Cloverbud Exhibits for Display Only: Caroline Luft, Hudson Luft, Aubrianna Martinez, Anastasia Rindell, Evan Winspear

Animal Exhibitors

  • Beef: Cole Carlson
  • Horse: Emily Boldt, Lauren Hull, Madeline Roth
  • Sheep: Melissa Keller, Becky Kron, Benjamin Kron, Brendan Pimm, Madelynn Pimm
  • Dairy: Emily Mikel, Mary Sweeney, Kayla Wormuth
  • Swine: Melissa Keller
  • Horse Communications: Alexandria Tarbell
  • Hippology: Alexandria Tarbell, Elizabeth Rindell, Gabriella Rindell, Emily Boldt
  • Horse Bowl: Gabriella Rindell
August 25, 2015 - 12:59pm

Press release:

Genesee County Master Gardeners will be hosting their annual Fall Garden Gala on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 E. Main St. in Batavia.

There will be a plant sale featuring hardy perennials, houseplants and locally grown mums. Fall is a good time to plant many perennials as the plant will have the fall months to grow a strong root system. There will also be a chance basket auction, free soil pH testing and plenty of gardening advice from local master gardeners.

Stop by for “Flower Arrangements from the Garden” demonstration at 11 a.m. Learn how to artfully arrange fresh flowers from your garden. A variety of fresh flower arrangements created by master gardeners will also be available for sale.

Don’t miss your chance to pick up some great plants for your garden! Plant sale starts promptly at 10 a.m. No early birds please. The chance auction drawing will begin at 12:30 p.m.

For more information contact Brandie Schultz at CCE of Genesee County, (585) 343-3040, ext. 101, stop by the Extension office at 420 E. Main St. in Batavia, or visit our Web site http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu/gardening or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCEofGenesee.

August 25, 2015 - 12:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in jobs, economy, business, unemployment.

Genesee County's unemployment rate was reported at below 5 percent for the third straight month, with a July number of 4.7 percent.

The July rate is the lowest its been for the midsummer month since 2007, when the rate was 4.1 percent.

The 2015 figure is lower than a year ago when the rate was 5.0.

In all, the labor department currently lists 1,500 local residents without jobs and 17,800 with jobs.

The department also reports a total of 24,000 non-farm jobs in the county, up slightly from the previous July when there were 23,800 jobs reported. There were 24,400 jobs reported in the county in June.

The lowest recorded unemployment rate for July since 1990 is 3.4 percent. The highest jobs number for July since is 24,600 in 2008.

August 25, 2015 - 9:25am

Press release:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that special permits will be issued for the opening weekend of duck season to hunt waterfowl at two popular state-managed locations. The permit requirement applies to waterfowl hunting at the Oak Orchard and Tonawanda Wildlife Management areas located primarily in Genesee and Niagara counties (with small portions in Orleans and Erie counties). The intent of the special permits is to promote hunter safety and increase the quality of hunting on days when the areas receive the greatest use.

A special permit is required to hunt waterfowl at Oak Orchard and Tonawanda Wildlife Management areas on the duck season’s first Saturday and first Sunday. These days are the only times the special permits are needed. Waterfowl may be hunted without a special permit during the rest of the season. The permit system has been used successfully at both wildlife management areas in recent years. No special permits are required to hunt other game species at Oak Orchard or Tonawanda Wildlife Management areas.

DEC has announced tentative 2015-2016 duck hunting season dates. Western New York’s tentative opening day/weekend dates for duck hunting are Oct. 24 and 25. This year goose season will be open during the opening weekend of duck season, and goose hunters are also required to obtain the special permit. These dates will not be finalized until the federal regulations are adopted in late summer. Hunters are advised to confirm the final dates before hunting any waterfowl.

Opening weekend waterfowl hunting permits for the two wildlife management areas will be distributed by a random lottery. For each of the two days, DEC will issue 100 permits for Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area and 50 permits for Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area. Hunters must choose from four options: Oak Orchard first Saturday; Oak Orchard first Sunday; Tonawanda first Saturday; and Tonawanda first Sunday.

To apply for the lottery, hunters must send in a postcard with their name, address and their first three choices, in order of preference, clearly indicated. Applicants must also have completed a Waterfowl Identification Course, and their course certificate number must be indicated on the postcard.

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15 and must be mailed to the New York State Bureau of Wildlife, 1101 Casey Road, Box B, Basom, NY 14013. Each permittee will be allowed to bring one companion over the age of 18 and an additional companion 18 years old or younger.

Duplicate permits will not be issued to hunters who have already been issued a permit to hunt on the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. Any cards submitted by hunters who have been selected to hunt on Iroquois on the first Saturday will be excluded from the lottery for that day at both Oak Orchard and Tonawanda.

Issued permits are nontransferable and are not valid for companion(s) unless the permittee is present and hunting within 50 yards. The permittee is responsible for completing and returning the questionnaire portion of the permit to the New York State Bureau of Wildlife by Nov. 15. If the completed questionnaire is not received by Nov. 15, the permittee will be ineligible for next year's (2016) lottery.

NYSDEC is also currently planning the annual Waterfowl Information meeting, which is held at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Casey Road in Alabama, Genesee County. This year the meeting will take place on the evening of Sept. 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. Wildlife biologists from Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and NYSDEC will discuss items of interest to waterfowl hunters in an informational and interactive forum.

Topics to be covered include:

--    Highlights of waterfowl management and research programs at Iroquois NWR, Tonawanda, Oak Orchard and Braddock Bay Wildlife Management areas, including drawdown schedules and hunt program news;

-    Regional and statewide waterfowl news and updates, including waterfowl banding results;

-    Atlantic Flyway news, including Avian Influenza update, and waterfowl population status surveys; and,

-    Tentative NY 2015-16 duck and goose hunting seasons.

Directions:

From the NYS Thruway, take Exit 48A (Pembroke) and travel north on Route 77 to Alabama Center. Continue north on Route 63 for approximately 1 mile, turn left on Casey Road. The office is about a mile down the road on the right.

August 25, 2015 - 9:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, pembroke, batavia.

Richard D. Cohen, 46, of Ellicott Avenue, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Cohen is accused of stealing 13 framed pictures from the walls of Terry Hills Restaurant and Banquet Facility. Cohen allegedly entered a conference room at Terry Hills on Aug. 7 and removed the pictures from the walls and placed them in his vehicle. The next day, after management noticed the pictures were missing, they reviewed video footage of the conference room area and members of the staff recognized Cohen and identified him as the suspect. The pictures were subsequently located in his vehicle. The case was investigated by Kris Kautz.

Sherry Maryanna Steffans, 34, of Stony Point Road, Grand Island, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, failure to keep right and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Deputy Patrick Reeves attempted to make a traffic stop on Steffans' vehicle at 12:12 a.m. Saturday on Main Road, Pembroke, and Steffans allegedly failed to yield for more than a mile.

August 25, 2015 - 6:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, Batavia's List, advertisement.

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August 24, 2015 - 7:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, bergen.

A car vs. motorcycle accident with injuries is reported in Bergen at North Lake and Bissell roads. The motorcyclist is in the roadway, semiconscious, with a leg injury. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding.

August 24, 2015 - 6:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, loren J. Michel, city firefighters.

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(Photo submitted by Adam L. Palumbo, president, Firefighters Union Local 896.)

Firefighters Union Local 896 President Adam Palumbo says: "Captain Michel's memorial plaque was installed Saturday at headquarters (on Evans Street) by Derrick Monument Company. Local 896 would like to thank everyone who assisted in making the 50th anniversary memorial ceremony a success. Captain Michel will not just be a name on the wall, he will forever be remembered."

August 24, 2015 - 5:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, pathstone.

Press release:

The City of Batavia has partnered with PathStone Corporation to provide homeowners and landlords access to services that will provide a greater ability to maintain and manage their properties and build a stronger a community. In addition, the City is taking a proactive step to provide landlords with additional tools to screen potential tenants and monitor their properties.

“We have caring residents and great neighborhoods. The partnership with PathStone and additional programs by the Police Department will help our residents add value to their homes,” said Council President Brooks Hawley. “These new initiatives are geared towards providing homeowners and landlords with greater resources and tools for improving and maintaining their properties. The programs are designed to help current owners add to the existing stability of the City’s housing stock.”

Stuart J. Mitchell, president and CEO PathStone Corporation said, "PathStone Corporation is very pleased to partner with the City of Batavia to provide comprehensive housing services to landlords, tenants and homeowners. Our years of hands-on experience and expertise combined with generous funding will make it possible for many families and businesses to improve living conditions for both owner-occupied and rental properties. The City of Batavia will benefit from an improved housing stock and a stabilized and expanded tax base."

The following initiatives are announced to help homeowners and quality rental properties continue to succeed.

In partnership with PathStone Corporation through a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) grant, PathStone will be providing free workshops to homeowners and landlords so they can receive free/reduced cost energy audits, income-based energy improvements grants of up to 50 percent, and help them access low interest NYSERDA loans to make their homes and rental units more comfortable and reduce utility bills.

Following these workshops, PathStone continues to assist landowners by selecting Energy Star contractors and identify alternative funding for their home improvements. The next free energy-saving workshop will be Oct. 20th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Batavia PathStone office, 7 Batavia City Centre. For more information please call (585) 442-2030, ext. 213.

The City will be partnering with The Housing Council at PathStone to host the area's first Operating Rental Property Workshop. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The workshop will cover topics such as Fair Housing Laws, Screening & Selection of Tenants, Leases & Security Deposit, and Overview of Eviction Process. Also, special guest and local attorney Thomas Williams, Esq., will present on neighborhood legal services and navigating the legal system as a landlord. The cost of this workshop is $45 per person. Pre-registration is required, for more information call (585) 546-3700, or register on-line at www.RocLandlord.com.

The City Police Department will be providing landlords with the ability to easily request tenant records checks for tenant selection. Records checks have to be submitted in person to the Police Department by potential tenants and the City Police Department will provide both the tenant and landlord with a search of all Batavia Police Department records and the Genesee County Sheriff’s records for any arrest and contact information about the tenant within the last five years. The cost of the records check is $10 and can be paid by the tenant. Forms can be downloaded from the City website at http://www.batavianewyork.com/Files.

The City Police Department will be providing landlords with the ability to receive Police Department contact reports for their respective properties. Similar to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, a property owner can request a report including police contact with their respective rental properties that will include the date, time, location and incident type. This will provide landlords with easy access to information pertaining to activity surrounding rental properties.

FOIL requests only have to be completed once by the landlord providing the property address(es) they would like to receive information regarding and on the second Monday of every month a PDF report, including all police contacts for their respective properties, will be e-mailed to the landlord. Paper reports can be requested at $.25 (cents) per page. Any unauthorized information will be redacted per FOIL and released. Forms can be downloaded from the City Web site at http://www.batavianewyork.com/Files.

"The police department tenant record check and contact reporting is another avenue for landlords to get tenants in their rentals that are beneficial and positive for the city's neighborhoods" said Council President Hawley.

The City’s 2012 Community Improvement Plan recommended the City take advantage of its existing residential stability and affordability by developing programs that will generate the greatest reinvestment in existing housing stock. The plan identified that the City’s stable and affordable housing market, both owner-occupied and rental, as a great value.

PathStone is a Rochester based not-for-profit community development and human services organization, that provides services to low-income families and economically distressed communities throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Vermont, and Puerto Rico. It is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

The Housing Council at PathStone is one of New York State’s largest HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agencies. A not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971, in Rochester, The Housing Council provides landlord education, foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling, emergency housing services and fair housing education. The Housing Council provides property management tools and strategies to landlords in order to enhance their business skills and familiarize them with their rights and responsibilities.

August 24, 2015 - 4:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia.

When the two brothers appeared in Genesee County Court this afternoon with their mother, they did not appear as young men you would readily pick out as those accused of a violent gang assault.

Polite, well dressed and clean cut, Terrence D. Johnson and Leonard A. Johnson III, entered not guilty pleas to the charges of first-degree gang assault 1st and first-degree assault.

They were indicted by a grand jury, along with Terrance M. Schramm, for their alleged part in the assault of a man on Holland Avenue in the city on April 29.

Initially, charged with a misdemeanor of assault, 3rd, Schramm and the Johnsons, faced the more serious felony counts once the case was presented to the grand jury.

The gang assault statute really has nothing to do with whether the defendents are affiliated with a street gang -- in fact, there's no indication that's the case here -- but that a violent act was carried out with more than two people participating. The exact language of the penal code is:

A person is guilty of gang assault in the first degree when, with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person and when aided by two or more other persons actually present, he causes serious physical injury to such person or to a third person.
 

Schramm and the Johnson brothers were allegedly involved in an argument with the victim at 27 Holland Ave. and are accused of kicking the victim and using some hard object, such as brass knuckles, to hit him.

The victim's injuries were initially reported as minor, hence the initial misdemeanor charge, but District Attorney Lawrence Friedman sought the felony counts as the result of the victim apparenlty suffering "permanent impairment of health."

The exact nature of the victim's injuries are not available at this time.

Leonard, 22, appeared in court in a sharp gray suit, white shirt and tie. Terrence wore gray pants, a lighter gray shirt and a tie.  

Friedman did not seek bail for either defendant. They were both released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

Noonan noted that given the serious nature of the charges, a no-bail release is unique.

"A gang assault charge would normally result in a sustantial bail," Noonan said. "It's a great concession to Mr. (Leonard) Johnson to release him under supervision."

There is no record of prior arrests for Terrence Johnson, which contributed to his ability to get a release under supervision.

Leonard Johnson, who lives with his brother on Hutchins Street, must be in his residence every day from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. Terrence Johnson can only be out during those hours while at work or traveling directly to and from work.

They are to have no contact with the alleged victim.

The attorney for the 25-year-old Schramm is on vacation so his arraignment on the grand jury indictment won't be until next week.

The three men are facing from five to 25 years in state prison on the Class B violent felonies.

August 24, 2015 - 4:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu free library.

(Photo courtesy of Corfu Free Library. Pictured is Library Director Diana Reding.)

Press release:

The staff and Board of Trustees at the Corfu Free Library would like to have the community’s input about what they think about the library.

Community members are invited to share the types of library services they use, how often they use them, and rate the library on a variety of items.

“Now that the Corfu Free Library has so many electronic services, we would like to know what people prefer to use. We also want to know what people like about our library and what we may want to improve on,” says Diana Reding, Library director. “Over the next few weeks, we hope that as many community members as possible will share their opinions.”

The survey is available at the library, located at 7 Maple Ave. in Corfu, at the Village office, and on a Survey page on the library’s Web site at www.CorfuFreeLibrary.org.

“There are also fliers up in various local stores with tear off tabs with the web address of the survey so that people can go online to share answers,” Reding said.

The survey is anonymous. Anyone who takes the survey can enter to win a $25 gas card. To enter, people can fill out a ticket at the Circulation Desk when they drop off a completed survey, or follow the directions on the online survey to enter.

The survey will be available from now until Sept. 15, and the winner of the $25 gas card will be announced at that time.

For a copy of the survey, stop by the Corfu Free Library circulation desk or call 795-3344. Residents can also vote online at www.CorfuFreeLibary.com.

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New Exiss STK7020 7'2" Tall Center Gate with Slider Rear Slam Latch (2) 7000lb Dexter Torsion Axles 10 Ply Radial Tires All LED Lights with Interior Dome Lights $0 Down Financing Available

New 7x16 Livestock Trailer

New 7x16 Livestock Trailer
New Exiss STK716 BP 7'2" Tall (2) 5200lb Dexter Torsion Axles 10 Ply Radial Tires Full Swing Center Gate with Hold Back Heavy Duty Slam Latch with External Release All LED Lights $0 Down Financing Available

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