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January 10, 2018 - 6:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.

An accident is reported on East Main Road in Le Roy, in the area of Stella Collison.

No word on injuries.

It is blocking.

A chief on scene is asking for Route 5 to be shut down at Linwood Road.

Le Roy fire responding.

UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: A chief on scene says two ambulances are needed.

January 10, 2018 - 2:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, tops market, batavia, Le Roy.

Press release:

Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Instacart services yet again, bringing 27 more stores online bringing the overall number of Tops stores with the Instacart program to 111.

The same-day home-delivery service is offered in its two Genesee County stores, in Batavia and Le Roy.

“We’re excited to bring the service to thousands of our valued customers,” said Edward Rick, director, consumer marketing & digital for Tops Friendly Markets. “We've had such a positive response from customers on our initial launch that we are working diligently to bring the other communities we serve onto the program as quickly as possible.”

Customers can visit TopsMarkets.com/Instacart and enter their zip code to determine if they are within the current TOPS delivery area.

To help celebrate the partnership of Instacart and Tops, Tops is offering free delivery until Jan. 31 when customers shop Instacart at Tops. Complete details on this offer will be available at TopsMarkets.com/Instacart.

Stores that will now offer the service include:

11200 Maple Ridge Rd.

Medina

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408 West Ave.

Albion

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1800 Lake Rd.

Hamlin

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259 West Main St.

Batavia

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128 W. Main St.

Le Roy

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150 Prospect St.

Attica

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2382 Route 19

Warsaw

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6272 Furnace Rd.

Ontario

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2140 Walworth-Penfield Rd.

Walworth

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16 Jon J Wagner Way

LaGrangeville

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9554 Harden Blvd., State Rt. 13

Camden

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217 Erie Blvd. West

Rome

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2555 Main Street

Newfane

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184 South Cascade

Springville

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6914 Erie Road

Derby

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9049 Erie Rd.

Angola

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227 East Main St.

Elbridge

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40 Fennell St.

Skaneateles

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West Genesee St.

Auburn

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800 West Genesee St.

Chittenango

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Rt. 5 & Oxbow Rd.

Canastota

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71 Nelson Street

Cazenovia

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909 West 1St St. S

Fulton

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409 Fulton St.

Hannibal

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3830 Rome Rd.

Pulaski

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3385 Main St.

Mexico

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6103 N Main St.

Sandy Creek

NY

Tops announced the same-day home delivery service being available across the chain’s footprint in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, as well as Erie, Pa., in the last quarter of 2017. Tops anticipates rolling out the service into most of its remaining stores by the end of first quarter of 2018.

As one of the region’s largest supermarket chains, Tops customers throughout the geographic footprint, whether residing in a larger city or a rural community, now have access to same-day home delivery from Instacart. 

Thousands of items including fresh meat, seafood, and produce literally are right at shoppers fingertips and delivered to their doors in as little as one hour. Customers will not only find a vast majority of Tops in store deals online, but will still find the brands they love, all while earning the gas points they value that they can redeem when they visit Tops fuel stations.

For more information on Instacart delivery from Tops please visit TopsMarkets.com/Instacart.

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Tops Markets LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, Northern Pennsylvania, and Western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

January 10, 2018 - 11:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, news.

Le Roy PD is investigating the theft of copper gutters from a residence in the Village sometime overnight this past Saturday into Sunday.

During that night an unknown person stole the copper gutters, which were stored in the backyard of the residences on West Main Street, which was having the roof replaced.  

The gutters were greened with age.

Anyone having information as to who committed this crime or who recently came in contact with copper gutters aged green is asked to call the Le Roy Police Department at 585-345-6350.

January 9, 2018 - 3:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, Le Roy.
Information provided by Woodward Memorial Library:
 
This week Woodward Memorial Library in Le Roy is once again kicking off the new year by forgiving fines on overdue books; in other words, it's Amnesty Week.
 
Bring back your overdue materials checked out from Woodward Memorial Library and have your fines forgiven. Clean slate! Note that the library CANNOT waive fines on books and materials from other libraries or on items already returned which had accrued outstanding fines.
 
But you can whittle down or eliminate those outstanding fines next week, which is "Food for Fines Week" (Tuesday, Jan. 16 through Saturday, Jan. 20).
 
You can get $1 of your outstanding fines waived for every nonperishable food item -- up to $20 worth -- presented at the library for donation to the Le Roy Food Pantry. Donations must be brought to the circulation desk to be counted. Again, Woodward cannot waive or reduce fines via food donations for items overdue from other libraries.
January 9, 2018 - 10:53am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, sports, basketball.

Le Roy took a 14-0 lead to start the game and rode it to a 74-47 victory over Wellsville in boys basketball on Monday evening.

Luke Stella scored 27 points and have five rebounds. Canyon Roster, 18 points, three assists and six steals, and Cole Biggins had 11 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and three steals.

For Wellsville, Joe Tronetti scored 23 points.

 

January 8, 2018 - 3:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, news, notify, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford, byron, Alabama, Oakfield.

Dalton Chadwick Kelley, 20, of Chase Park, Batavia, is charged with attempted assault, 3rd, and harassment, 2nd. Kelley is accused of hitting another person in the forehead and of hitting a police officer during an incident at 11:03 p.m. Jan. 3 on Chase Park, Batavia. Kelley was jailed on $2,500 bail. Kelley is also accused of keying two vehicles at 6:25 p.m. the same day and was charged with two counts of criminal mischief, 4th.

Austin L. Wester, 23, of Pratt Road, Batavia, is charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument, 2nd. Wester is accused of forging four checks belonging to another person in order to cash them.

Devon Devonanir Rodgers, 30, of Pearl Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant out of City Court for alleged violations of the terms of his conditional release.

Alicia Michelle Gomez, 42, of South Main Street, Batavia, is charged with violation of probation. Gomez was released on a warrant stemming from a complaint in February. Gomez was jailed on $2,500 or $5,000 bond.

Frankie J. McQueen, 26, of Snipery Road, Corfu, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, illegal signal, and aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd. Officer Chad Richards was dispatched at 6:51 p.m. Dec. 27 to the area of Thomas Avenue for a report of a red Chevrolet Cobalt being driven erratically and at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was located and stopped at McQueen was identified as the operator.

Samuel A. Torrelli, 24, of Stage Road, Albion, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and inadequate headlights. Torrelli was stopped at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 28 on East Main Street, Batavia, by Officer Mitchell Cowen.

Winston A. Lockhart, 22, of Holland Avenue, Batavia, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd. Lockhart was arrested on a City Court warrant after police were dispatched to 29 Holland Ave., Batavia, to investigate an unrelated disturbance. 

Zachary J. Marrow, 26, of Seven Springs Road, Batavia, was arrested on two warrants for alleged failure to appear in City Court after being served subpoenas. Marrow was located by Deputy Mathew Clor and turned over to Sgt. Eric Bolles and arraigned in City Court.

Levi Spikes Jr., 44, of Lewis Place, Batavia, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 3rd, speed not reasonable and prudent, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operator, driving without insurance. Spikes was allegedly involved in a motor-vehicle accident at 9 a.m. Jan. 1 at 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia.

 Jacob J. Sponaugle, 18, of Liberty Street, Batavia, is charged with driving while impaired by a combination of alcohol and drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, driving a vehicle without an inspection sticker, failure to keep right, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sponaugle was stopped at 9:46 p.m. Dec. 29 on East Main Street, Batavia, by Officer James Prusak.

Joseph Michael. Smith, 41, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Smith is accused of stealing from his employer, a gas station and convenience store at 629 East Main Street, Batavia, in November. Smith was also charged with petit larceny for allegedly shoplifting from Dick's Sporting Goods.

Justin T. Gladney, 28, no permanent address, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal trespassing, 3rd.

James Derek Wert, 36, of Tracy Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, and harassment, 2nd. Wert was allegedly involved in an incident at T.F. Brown's on New Year's Eve where he violated an order of protection and struck another person in the face. 

Jonathan R. Hyman, 45, of Drake Street, Oakfield, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, driving a vehicle without an inspection sticker, and criminal possession of a weapon, 3rd. Hyman was stopped at 4:08 p.m. Saturday on Main Street Road, Batavia, by Deputy Kyle Krzemien.

Christopher Patino, 23, of Eagan Boulevard, Henrietta, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, unlawful possession of marijuana, and following too closely. Patino was stopped at 7:11 p.m. Friday on Route 77, Pembroke, by Deputy Micheal Lute.

Kenneth Joseph Rumble, 28, of Maple Road, Alabama, is charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument. Rumble was allegedly found in possession of a needle during a search by a probation officer.

Michael A. Shetler, 27, of Stafford, is charged with menacing, 2nd, unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief, criminal mischief, 4th, acting in a manner injurious to a child. Shetler was arrested by State Police in relation to an incident reported at 9:29 p.m. Saturday in Stafford. No further details released.

Ricky O. Cooper, 40, of Le Roy, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Cooper was arrested by State Police in relation to an incident in Pavilion reported at 11:20 p.m., Nov. 21. No further details released.

James M. Caccamise, 29, of Byron, is charged with forgery of a deed or will. Caccamise was arrested by State Police. No further details released.

January 8, 2018 - 1:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, news.

Le Roy fire is out at 66 Clay St., Le Roy, for water in the basement and an odor of natural gas.

A chief on scene reports that there is a water main break right outside of the house, which is flooding the house.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m.: RG&E contacted. No ETA on when workers will respond.

January 7, 2018 - 8:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, news.

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It's apparently been 40 years since anybody organized a community skate in the dead of winter on Oatka Creek in the Village of Le Roy, but that's exactly what Jay Beaumont and Jon Marcello, two of the owners of Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew, did today.

Beaumont said he remembered regularly skating on the creek when was growing up but thinks nobody wanted to organize anything after a child was hurt around 1980.  Still, there is still a light pole next to the creek and with the help of the highway superintendent, he found out it still works (second photo).

At around 11 a.m. they got a pick-up hockey game going.

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January 4, 2018 - 11:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, news, notify, Le Roy, batavia.

Nicholas G. Williams, 41, of West Main Street Road, Batavia, is charged with criminal contempt, 2nd, and burglary, 2nd. Williams is accused of unlawfully entering a dwelling in Le Roy with the intent to commit a crime, thereby violating a court order to stay away from the resident. He was also charged with resisting arrest. He allegedly resisted officers when they attempted to place handcuffs on his wrists. He was jailed on $10,000 bail.

Christina M. Sanchez-Anderson, 29, and Kodey R. Mills, 24, both of Church Street, Le Roy, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th. Sanchez-Anderson and Mills were arrested after Le Roy PD responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 9:30 a.m., Sunday. During the investigation police allegedly observed a crack pipe in plain view in the living room. Mills was released on an appearance ticket. There was a warrant for the arrest of Sanchez-Anderson on an unrelated charge. She was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Lori A. Say, 50, of Roanoke Road, Stafford, is charged with petit larceny. Say is accused of shoplifting from a business on West Avenue in the Village of Le Roy.

James M. Tinker, 25, of Fowler Road, Linwood, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th. Tinker is accused of punching and breaking the window of another person in the Village of Le Roy during a dispute. Tinker was treated for cuts on his hand an issued an appearance ticket.

Chazmar T. Walters, 25, of Myrtle Street, Le Roy, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear. 

Brian Gilbert Keller, 22, of Sumner Road, Darien, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st, and harassment, 2nd. Keller allegedly spit in the face of another person, a violation of a refrain from offensive conduct order of protection. He was jailed on $10,000 bail, $15,000 bond.

December 27, 2017 - 5:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in basketball, sports, Le Roy, byron-bergen, bergen, byron.

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Byron-Bergen's Lady Bees beat Le Roy in a girls basketball game Tuesday night at Byron-Bergen, 58-34.

The two teams were tied at the half, but the Bees outscored the Knights in the third and fourth quarter, 21-11 and 16-2.

For Byron-Bergen, Kelsey Fuller scored 16 points, Miriam Tardy, 14, Juliana Amesburg, 12, and Emily Kaczmarek, 8.

For Le Roy, Erin Cappotelli had 12 points, Bryn Luckey, 7, and Ava Horgan, 6.

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December 26, 2017 - 10:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, news, corfu, bergen, Le Roy, notify.

Bruce Doug Seelau, 69, of Genesee Street, Corfu, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, leaving scene of property damage accident, moving from lane unsafely, and speed not reasonable and prudent. Deputy Ryan Young responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident at 2:34 a.m. Saturday on South Lake Road, Pembroke, and found a vehicle on its side. Seelau was identified as the driver. Neither Seelau nor a passenger were injured. 

Collin Ronald Wickings, 24, of Clinton Street Road, Bergen, is charged with violation of a court order. Wickings allegedly had a third party contact two people he was ordered not to contact by court order.

David Joseph Michael Welninski, 23, of Ballard Road, Fillmore, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, and failure to keep right. Welninski was charged following an investigation by Deputy Ryan DeLong into a single-vehicle accident reported at 9:23 p.m. July 15 on Lake Street Road, Le Roy.

Lee Carl Zimmerman, 47, of South Lake Avenue, Bergen, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Zimmerman is accused of shoving another person during an incident reported at 12:25 a.m. Friday at a location on Lake Avenue, Bergen.

December 22, 2017 - 1:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Empire Access, news, batavia, Le Roy, notify, business.

While many Americans are worried about higher broadband costs or diminished service following the repeal by the FCC of "Net Neutrality" rules, customers of Empire Access can continue to count on unmetered, unthrottled, unlimited data, Bob VanDelinder, director of marketing for the company, told The Batavian today.

"The changes in net neutrality, we don't feel, will affect Empire Access because we still plan to keep the Internet open for our customers," VanDelinder said. "We will continue to offer unlimited data without content blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. The customers on Empire Access should not see any changes."

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission overturned a 2014 rule known as Title II that prohibited Internet service providers from having tiered pricing plans, so-called "net neutrality."

The change has caused customers of Empire Access to call the company and express concern that their service will be changed and VanDelinder said they're all assured that there will be no changes. Soon the company will embark on a social media campaign to help spread that message. Customers will also receive an assurance of the company's commitment to unmetered service with the bills that will be mailed Jan. 1.

Proponents of net neutrality say the repeal of the law will mean restricted, or slower, bandwidth for customers or content providers who don't pony up extra cash.

Opponents of net neutrality say that Title II inhibits innovation and is holding back companies from making the investments necessary to provide faster broadband to more customers.

The idea of ISPs trying to squeeze more money from content providers is not without precedent. Prior to the 2014 rules, Comcast sought fees from Netflix and tacked on an extra charge for customers who streamed more Netflix shows and movies.

Empire Access doesn't know what its competitors might do following the rule change, VanDelinder said, but as far as Empire Access is concerned, nothing has changed.

"It's somewhat early yet to know what is going to take place with our competitors but as far as our stance on the ruling, it's our feeling that our customers come first," VanDelinder said. "We will continue to provide open access to our customers."

Over the past several years, Empire Access has been expanding throughout the Southern Tier and Western New York. It's an expansion plan that started before Title II was enacted, continued through the Title II era, and will continue going forward, VanDelinder said. Whether there is net neutrality or not, it doesn't slow down Empire Access's plan for expansion and innovation.

"We're a family-owned company," VanDelinder said. "We're a local company. What is best for the customer is really what we're striving to achieve to provide the best services."

Being a family-owned business has its advantages over larger competitors, such as Comcast, VanDelinder noted. 

While Comcast sought more money to stream Netflix, it wasn't taking the same approach with Hulu, which is owned in part by Comcast.

"Our business is providing Internet, phone, television, and security services," VanDelinder said. "We don't necessarily have these conflicts like some of our competitors do."

Since Empire Access came to Batavia and Le Roy, local customers are in a unique position of having options. Nearly 60 percent of households in America have only one company to call for broadband service.  

"One of the great things about operating in the towns, villages, and cities where we provide service is that we create competition," VanDelinder said. "Competition is good for the consumers."

December 21, 2017 - 8:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, sports, basketball.

Le Roy came back from 14 points down at the half to beat rival Cal-Mum in boys basketball 56-55.

Luke Stella was fouled on a three-pointer as time expired and made two free throws to secure the win.

 

Canyon Roster scored 16 points, T.Y. Williams, 10, Stella, 9. Reece Tresco hit two three-pointers.

December 19, 2017 - 2:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, notify, Darien, Le Roy, batavia.

Davon St. John is indicted for the crime of second-degree burglary, a Class C violent felony. It is alleged that between Sept. 27 and 28, the defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully inside a dwelling on Ellicott Avenue in the City of Batavia with the intent to commit a crime. In count two, he is accused of petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing $180 in U.S. currency and other items. In count three, St. John is again accused of second-degree burglary for allegedly unlawfully entering the same dwelling on Ellicott Avenue between Nov. 18 and 19 with intent to commit a crime. In count four, he is accused of petit larceny for allegedly stealing an HP laptop, book bag, calculator, butcher knife and Samsung Electonic Tablet in the second break-in. In count five, the defendant is accused of a third instance of second-degree burglary at the same address between Nov. 20 and 21. In count six, he is accused of fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony, for allegedly stealing a 2004 Jeep valued at more than one hundred dollars. In count seven, St. John is accused of petit larceny for allegedly stealing a 40-inch Vizio television in the City of Batavia between Nov. 20 and 21. In counts eight and nine, he is indicted for second-degree burglary for allegedly unlawfully entering a dwelling on Montclair Avenue in the city on Nov. 21 with the intent to commit a crime. In count 10, he is accused of third-degree grand larceny, a Class D felony, for allegedly stealing property on Nov. 21 in the city that had a value of more than $3,000 -- in this case a MAC Book Air, Harman Kardon Wireless speakers, MAC Magic mouse, Apple Series 2 watch, Alexa Echo Show, $400 in U.S. currency, silver coins, Halloween candy, four gold chains, a gold dome ring and four blank (bank) checks. In counts 11 and 12, St. John is accused of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor. It is alleged in counts 11 and 12 that he intentionally damaged the property of another person. In this case, a door and glasses, respectively. In count 13, he is accused of a sixth count of second-degree burglary for allegedly unlawfully breaking into a dwelling on Union Avenue with the intent to commit a crime. In counts 14 and 15, he is accused of criminal possession of a firearm, a Class E felony. In counts 14 and 15, it is alleged that on Nov. 21 in the City of Batavia that St. John illegally possessed, respectively, a .357-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a Glock firearm. In count 16, the defendant is accused of stealing property (unspecified) on Nov. 21 in the city and is therefore indicted on another count of petit larceny. In count 17, he is indicted on a third charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly intentionally damaging another person's property (unspecified).

Jeremy L Siplin is indicted for the crime of fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Nov. 17 in the Town of Batavia that Siplin stole property having a value in excess of $1,000 -- in this case, $2,292.84 worth of goods from Kohl's Department Store. In count two, he is accused of fifth-degree conspiracy, a Class A misdemeanor. It is alleged in count two that the defendant agreed with one or more persons to intentionally engage in, or cause the performance of, conduct that constituted a felony.

Joseph H. Merkley Sr. is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated as a Class E felony. It is alleged that on July 3 in the Town of Le Roy that Merkley drove a 1996 Ford on Perry Road and/or Route 19 while intoxicated. In count two, he is accused of aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony, for knowing, or having reason to know, that at the time his dirver's licensed in New York was suspended, revoked or otherwise withdrawn by authorities. It is further alleged in count two that he was driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug at the time. Also, in Special Information filed by the District Attorney, the defendant is accused of having been convicted of DWI Per Se on June 18, 2014 in the Town of Murray in Orleans County. It is further alleged in the Special Information that Merkley knew that his driving privilege was revoked as a result and that revocation was still in effect when the crimes alleged in this indictment occurred.

Joshua M. Bradley is indicted for the crime of driving while intoxicated as a Class E felony. It is alleged that on Aug. 4 in the Town of Darien that Bradley drove a 2005 GMC on Colby Road and/or Route 20 while intoxicated. In count two, Bradley is accused of DWI, Per Se, as a Class E felony. It is alleged in count two that he had a BAC of .08 or more at the time. Also, in Special Information filed by the District Attorney, Bradley is accused of having been convicted by DWI as a misdemeanor on Jan. 15, 2015 in the Town of Clarence, Erie County, and that conviction was within 10 years of the crimes alleged in this indictment.

December 18, 2017 - 12:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, sports, basketball.

Le Roy suffered its first loss of the boys basketball season, falling to Avon 49-47. 

For Le Roy, Reece Tresco 15 points and 14 rebounds, Cole Biggins 12 points and 4 assists,  andT.Y. Williams 11 points.

Connor Taylor scored 22 points, had five rebounds and six steals for Avon and Aaron Ghent added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

December 18, 2017 - 12:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, notify, news, batavia, Le Roy, Alabama, Bethany.
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Joseph J. Cavico Jr., 49, of Albert Street, Rochester, is charged with assault, 3rd, menacing, 2nd, willful defacement of a weapon, and criminal possession of a weapon. Cavico is accused of striking a victim numerous times and threatening the victim with a pistol and knife. During the investigation by Le Roy PD, police located a .357-caliber pistol with its serial number removed. Cavico was jailed without bail. The investigation is ongoing.

Roberta A. Goodman, 50, of East Main Road, Le Roy, is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Goodman was stopped by Le Roy PD at 12:48 p.m. June 20 following a complaint. Goodman allegedly failed to maintain her lane of travel and almost struck objects. Goodman was allegedly under the influence of prescribed medication.

Kimberly White, 28, of Wyoming Road, Wyoming County, is charged with petit larceny. White and an accomplice allegedly stole $319 of Hydroxycut supplements from Walgreens in Le Roy on May 16.

Shane E. Dann, 41, of Swan Street, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant. Dann was arrested on a City Court warrant. The charges were not released. 

Sean M. Haugh, 20, of North Main Street, Warsaw, was arrested on a warrant for alleged failure to appear. Haugh was arrested at the Wyoming County Jail and transported to Batavia City Court. Haugh was released after posting bail.

Rae C. Cook, 28, of Gilbert Street, Le Roy, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Cook is accused of punching a nurse while at UMMC's emergency room.

Kiara M. McCoy, 28, of Woodward Street, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, uninspected motor vehicle, and speeding. McCoy was allegedly found in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop at 10:32 p.m. Friday on Walnut Street, Batavia, by Officer James Prusak.

Nikkia Marie Phillips, 31, of East Main Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny. Phillips is accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart.

Anthony M. Strollo, 59, of Bethany Center Road, Bethany, is charged with trespass. Strollo allegedly walked onto property on Wortendyke Road without permission at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Kevin James Weber, 47, of Judge Road, Alabama, Alabama, is charged with menacing, 2nd. Weber allegedly threatened another person with a knife at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at a location on Judge Road, Alabama. He was ordered held on no bail and a full stay away order of protection was issued.

Jacklyn Maureen Ganzhorn, 30, of Genesee Street Road, Attica, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Ganzhorn allegedly struck another person at 10 p.m. Thursday at a location on Orangegrove Drive, Batavia.

December 18, 2017 - 11:17am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, news, notify.

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There have been winter mornings in Le Roy when Myrtle Burrell couldn't even see down Wolcott Street from her crossing station at Main and Church, the snow was blowing so hard.

No matter the weather, for 34 years, with only a couple of days off, Burrell has been at her post helping children get across Main Street safely.

Even this morning, on the day of her 90th birthday.

It was no big deal, she said. "As I told my grandson, it's just two 45s."

The last time she missed a crossing guard shift, she said, was when her husband Roy passed away.

"I don’t believe in missing time unless something is really wrong," she said. "I guess I'm too dedicated."

She loves the kids, she said. And she doesn't let them mess around on her corner, she said. Once when some boys were acting up Burrell, who isn't much taller than many of the children she helps cross, told them they better watch it or she would karate chop them. And they said, "oh, right," so the next day she came back to the corner with a picture of herself from a karate class. That got the boys' attention.

Burrell started the job after being laid off when the Sylvania plant in Batavia closed. She went to a get-together at a friend's house and somebody mentioned working as a dispatcher and Burrell said, "that's something I'd like to do." 

The person told her to go see then-Police Chief Sam Steffenilla.

She did.

He hired her on the spot.

But then the crossing guard who worked Main and Church decided to quit. Steffenilla asked her if she wanted that job and she said she couldn't do both jobs, but agreed to give the crossing guard job a try.

"They showed me what to do and left me and I've been on my own ever since," she said.

December 16, 2017 - 3:08pm

Press release:

Congratulations to Perry Central School for winning Genesee Community College's 2017 Play to Get Fit Challenge! The Health and Physical Education department at Genesee Community College has been rewarding schools and students for their Get Fit Challenge efforts since 2011.

The Play to Get Fit Program was created for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties) region to effectively illustrate how many minutes young people spend engaged in physical activity outside of school.

Children record their active minutes on a five-week calendar log specially designed for the "Play to Get Fit" challenge. Walking, biking, running, skating, swimming, playing a sport, playing tag, playing on a swing set and other active, creative games are all eligible for active "credit" minutes. However, video fitness games utilizing Wii or Xbox Kinect are not eligible.

This year, the Perry Central School recorded a whopping 3,021 average active minutes based on the number of students enrolled in third, fourth and fifth grades. Last week, the school was awarded the 2017 winning plaque and each student received a certificate recognizing their participation and effort.

GCC would also like to congratulate the three most active (based on the total number of minutes recorded) participants in the GLOW region this year were:

Grant Grahagan, of Batavia, with 11,876 minutes

Sam Pies, of Batavia, with 9,895 minutes

Madison Needham, of Batavia, with 9,600 minutes

In addition, the program recognizes the three most active students from each participating school district:

Le Roy: 1st -- Isaac Stella; 2nd -- Cameron Riggi; 3rd -- Adam Woodworth

Batavia: 1st -- Grant Grahagan, 2nd -- Sam Pies; 3rd -- Madison Needham

Warsaw: 1st -- Parker Cartwright; 2nd -- Jacob McCormick; 3rd -- Jakob Cornell

York: 1st -- Brody Pangrazio; 2nd -- Connor Boyd; 3rd -- Havyan Wetmore

Pavilion: 1st -- Nicholas Deland; 2nd -- Kiara Gonzalez; 3rd -- Ella Tillotson

Perry: 1st -- Reagan Moroz; 2nd -- Aja Le Harvey; 3rd -- Tysen Deaton

Elba: 1st -- Noah Calarco-Smith; 2nd -- Tristan Snell; 3rd -- Ty Reilly

Oakfield-Alabama: 1st -- David Schichler; 2nd -- Alexis Roggen; 3rd -- Avery Watterson

"Play to Get Fit is a powerful way to expose kids to an active lifestyle and encourage them to have fun while being active," said Becky Dziekan, GCC's director of Health and Physical Education. "The participation from various school districts is proof that the program works! Congratulations to Perry and all of the students who participated."

The Health and Physical Education program at Genesee Community College offers several areas of study. The Sports Management Studies transfer degree programs or associate of science (A.S.) program includes foundations in accounting, marketing, sports facility management and more. The Fitness and Recreation Management applied associate of science degree (A.A.S.) program offers a Personal Trainer concentration and the opportunity to earn the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited credentials through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a certified personal trainer.

In addition, GCC offers both an A.S. and an A.A.S in Physical Education Studies in which students have the opportunity to earn a coaching certificate for NYS non-Certified Physical Education Teachers.

December 12, 2017 - 4:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, education, news, Announcements.
Press release:
 
Principal Tim McArdle announced Monday that Le Roy Jr.-Sr. High School is one of 447 (only 26 schools in NYS) school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the eighth Annual AP District Honor Roll!
 
It is the only school in Genesee County listed on the Honor Roll.
 
This is the second time the school has received this honor in the last four years for increasing the number of students enrolled in AP courses and also increasing overall performance on the exams.  
 
Along with increasing AP course opportunities, Le Roy Jr.-Sr. High School has also seen significant gains over the last five years in the AP classroom: 
  • student participation by 85 percent
  • numbers of exams given overall by 31 percent
  • percentage of students scoring a 3+ by 60 percent
The link to the Honor Roll is here.
December 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Holidays, Christmas, Le Roy.
Event Date and Time: 
December 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Everyone is invited to have Breakfast with Santa at the Le Roy Moose Family Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. The located ion 21 Bank St., Le Roy.

Join us for a breakfast buffet, cookie decorating, games and, of course, Santa!

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!

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