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July 23, 2019 - 5:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Highway Department, news.

Important Notice

Effective today, the bridge on Searls Road between North Byron Road and Tower Hill Road in Byron is open, the GC Highway Department announced this afternoon.

It was closed for replacement.

July 23, 2019 - 2:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in business, bergen, liberty pumps.

robynbrookhartlibrtypumps.jpgLiberty’s Board of Directors elected Robyn Brookhart, of Bergen, to the position at its June meeting. She replaces Charlie Cook who will remain CEO and chairman.

Brookhart has been with Liberty for 22 years.

She has served in a variety of positions including sales and marketing, customer service, and manufacturing. Most recently she has been the company’s executive vice president, as well as its chief operating officer – a position she will retain.

Brookhart has an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in Marketing from SUNY Fredonia.

She serves on the board of the GCC Foundation and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She lives in Bergen with her husband, Michael, and children Camryn (14) and Zachary (11) – along with one dog, two cats and three horses.

Other members of the Liberty Pumps Executive Team are:

  • Dennis Burke, CFO
  • Randy Waldron, VP Sales and Marketing
  • Dave Williams, Director of Engineering
  • Peter Cunningham, Chief Information Officer
  • Don Cunningham, Manufacturing Manager
  • Jeff Cook, Purchasing Manager​
July 23, 2019 - 2:16pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, crime, notify, Le Roy, Stafford.

Ryan M. Sharlow, 49, of West Bergen Road, Le Roy, is charged with criminal mischief and resisting arrest. At 12:15 p.m. on July 16 on West Main Street Road in Le Roy, deputies were conducting an investigation into an incident in which Sharlow allegedly damaged the property of another person. While attempting to take Sharlow into custody, he allegedly tried to resist arrest by grabbing and attempting to punch a deputy. He was issued appearance tickets for Le Roy Town Court on Aug. 8. The case was handled by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Erion.

Jessica Leigh Culver, 29, of Walker Road, Le Roy, is charged with: criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. At 8:43 p.m. on July 21, Culver was stopped on Batavia Stafford Townline Road for alleged vehicle and traffic violations. It was determined upon investigation that she was driving on a suspended license. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of controlled substances in her possession. She was issued appearance ticklets for Aug. 15 in Stafford Town Court. The case was handled by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Mullen, assisted by Deputy Erik Andre.

Alexandra R. Lasky, 29, and Alexander Scheg, 24, both of Seven Springs Road, Stafford, are charged with unlawful growing of cannabis by an unlicensed person. At 12:55 p.m. on June 26, Genesee County Sheriff's deputies responded to an address on Seven Springs Road following the report of a domestic incident and an unlawful marijuana-growing operation. After an investigation, they were issued an appearance ticket for unlawful growing on cannabis. Lasky was also issued an appearance ticket for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree following the alleged discovery of a controlled substance on location. Both are due in Batavia Town Court on Aug. 13. The case was handled by Deputy Ryan DeLong, assisted by Deputy Ronald Welker. The investigation was also assisted by Deputy Lonnie Nati and members of the GC Drug Task Force.

July 23, 2019 - 2:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A single-car accident, with injuries, is reported in the city at East Main and Swan streets. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:19 p.m.: The driver is being transported to UMMC and complains of pain.

July 23, 2019 - 12:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, Batavia Downs, harness racing.

By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

Batavia Downs will celebrate their opening night of the 2019 live racing season on Wednesday (July 24) by welcoming the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) as they make their first of nine stops at the Genesee County oval this year. The initial visit will bring two divisions of 2-year-old trotting fillies along who will compete for identical $53,000 purses. 

The first split that's carded as race five features the undefeated Love A Good Story (Chapter Seven-Celebrity Lovin) who is listed as the 6-5 morning choice from post six for Team Orange Crush: Andy and Julie Miller.

This filly has already taken a lifetime mark of 1:55.1 at Tioga Downs in her second career start and has won all three of all her races by open lengths. She is the top pointgetter in her bracket and has $52,600 made this year. Love A Good Story will look to add the winners share of this race to her total as well. 

Per Engblom’s Munster (Chapter Seven-Richesse Oblige) is coming off a sparkling effort of her own at Yonkers where she went gate to wire in a career best 1:57.4. That was her first time on a half mile track and the result bodes well for her prospects at the Downs. Jordan Stratton will be at the controls from post two at 2-1.

The second division in race six has a pair or performers from from the Ake Svandstedt Stable that were made morning line choice at 2-1 by the track handicapper, as a stable entry. 

Seventimesalady (Chapter Seven-Ava Marion) and Destiny Blue Chip (Chapter Seven-Chasin Clouds Away) will leave from post one and post seven respectively.

Seventimesalady is winless in two starts but not for lack of performance. She chased Love A Good Story in a fast 1:55.1 at Tioga to finish second in her first lifetime start and then got parked out for a majority of the mile from post seven at Yonkers last week before finishing third. She will be looking to get a good trip from the pylons with her trainer Svandstedt in the bike. 

Destiny Blue Chip is also winless in two starts but has put in two solid races trotting close to the leaders, garnering a couple of thirds for her work. Unfortunately she moves out in post from those starts but does pick up driver Jim Morrill Jr. this week who will be an asset to her as he knows the track at Batavia well.  

Another ready candidate is Really Blue Chip (Credit Winner-Muscles Secret) who has shown she likes a half -mile track. She sat a pocket trip behind Hypnotic AM at Yonkers last week and finished second in a 1:56.1 time, trotting her mile in 1:57.2. And she does have a win in the NYSS already this in her first lifetime start at Buffalo. She is in a perfect spot here to take that next step for trainer Scott Di Domenico. Really Blue Chip leaves from post five for driver Jordan Stratton.  

There are also three $15,000 divisions of the Excelsior “A” series in races three, four and seven and two $6,700 Excelsior “B” series events in races eight and nine. 

Post time for the first race is 6 p.m. 

July 23, 2019 - 10:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Eat Well Grill, freshLAB, batavia, downtown, video.
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July 23, 2019 - 9:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Nic Ready, muckdogs, sports, batavia, baseball.
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Press release:

As a senior at the Air Force Academy in 2018, Nic Ready won the NCAA Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., when he hit a record 55 home runs in three rounds for the title.

During his senior season, he hit .341 with 20 home runs.

A 23rd-round draft pick of the Miami Marlins this year, Ready hit his first home run in Batavia (his second on the season) as the Batavia Muckdogs defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 4-1 on Monday.

Batavia (23-14) is in first place in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division.

Ready, who is now hitting .293, had a 3-for-4 day with two runs and his home run gave Batavia a 1-0 lead in the seventh.

With the game tied 1-1 in the eighth with two outs, Troy Johnston a 17th-round pick of the Marlins this year, ripped a 2-RBI double off the right-center wall to give Batavia the lead for good.

“I thought it was gone, I did, it was an awesome feeling, you love when you get a ball like that in a situation like that,” Johnston said. "Milton (Smith II) starting it off with a hit (in the eighth), Nic Ready squeaking one through and Andrew Turner got us an insurance run. Hitting is contagious especially with two outs.”

A crowd of 1,139 saw the Muckdogs win on Kids Day.

"The kids were awesome, they were loud, they got after it, I loved it. It was a great atmosphere here in Batavia,” Johnston said.

Batavia has the two top hitters in the NYPL and they both contributed, as J.D. Orr (.368) had a hit and Smith (.352) had a hit and a run. Orr was a 10th-round draft pick this year and Smith went in the 22nd round last year to Miami.

Andrew Turner, a 39th-round pick in 2018, continued his recent hot streak as he is hitting .329 in his last 10 games and .299 on the season. He had two hits including an RBI double.

On the mound, Evan Brabrand continued his dominating season.

Brabrand, a ninth-round pick this year out of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., is now 2-0 with seven saves in nine mound appearances. He has struck out 14 in 9.2 innings and given up one run for a 0.93 ERA. on Monday, he had one strikeout in 1.1 innings, one hit allowed and no runs.

Starter Easton Lucas had a shutout for the three innings he pitched, struck out four and did not walk a batter. Lucas, a lefty, is a 14th-round Marlins draft pick this year out of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., and he has a 1.69 ERA.

Lefty Dakota Bennett went 4.2 innings, struck out two, gave up two hits and no earned runs.

The pitching is phenomenal, I am just glad I’m on the other side,” Johnston said.

Right after the game, the Muckdogs left for West Virginia for three games with the Black Bears. The Muckdogs are home Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. with Williamsport and Sunday at 5:05 p.m.

The game Saturday is sponsored by Tompkins Bank of Castile and free general admission tickets are available at the box office while they last.

Tickets are available at muckdogs.com or stop by the Dwyer Stadium Ticket office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week. The number is 585-483-3647.

July 22, 2019 - 6:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, Darien, crime, notify, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Whiz Khalifa Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday:

Arthur J. Meaney IV, 19, of West River Road, Grand Island, is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, 2nd, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, 2nd, after allegedly being found in possession of a fictitious license and then refusing to be placed under arrest by struggling with deputies. Meaney was arraigned in Darien Court and jailed in lieu of $2500 bail.

Elijah R. Giles, 24, of East State Street, Albion, is charged with obstructing governmental administration, 2nd, and disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the medical treatment area at Darien Lake and then interfering with the process of his arrest. 

Ryan A. Diana, 21, of Britany Lane, Pittsford, is charged with obstructing governmental administration, 2nd, and disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the medical treatment area at Darien Lake and then interfering with the process of his arrest. 

Matthew D. Pantera, 25, of Homecrest Drive, Amherst, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Michelle M. Seneca, 42, of Cosad Road, Seneca Falls, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the Darien Lake Hotel.

Emily C. Kornack, 18, of Landmark Lane, Pittsford, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Jaycee V. Jones Jr., 18, of Clarence Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly punching another person in the eye.

Joseph M. Folvarick, 42, of Wheeler Street, Tonawanda, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly having physical contact with another person. 

Darius A. Hamilton, 30, of Kehr Street, Buffalo, is charged with obstructing governmental administration, 2nd, and trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the concert venue after being told to leave several times and then interfering with the process of his arrest.

Dominic G. Santamaria, 22, of Overbrook Avenue, Tonawanda, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing a Live Nation security officer. 

Brennan K. Callen, 18, of Flynn Road, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana. 

Nicholas G. Curre, 21, of Corral Drive, Penfield, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue and then entering the concert venue after having been ejected and arrested and told not to return. 

Connor T. O’Keefe, 20, of Autumn Lane, Lewiston, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return. 

A 17-year-old of Rumsey Road, Buffalo, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue and then entering the concert venue after having been ejected and arrested and told not to return. 

Timothy J. Lloyd, 19, of South Grosvenor Avenue, Brighton, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue and then entering the concert venue after having been ejected and arrested and told not to return. 

Matthew E. Dickerson, 21, of Timberwood Drive, Hilton, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana. 

Brianna L. Stiegler, 19, of Graystone Lane, Orchard Park, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and criminal Impersonation, 2nd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return and then identifying herself as her sister. 

Spencer K. Deridder, 20, of Misty Meadow Way, Fairport, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue and then entering the concert venue after having been ejected and arrested and told not to return. 

Devin M. O’Dell, 19, of Smith Road, Canandaigua, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance at the concert venue exit. 

Gray H. Benhal, 20, of Middle Cheshire Road, Canandaigua, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return. 

Austin J. Allen, 19 of Clovermeadow Lane, Farmington, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Christopher A. Rasbin, 21, of West Avenue, Newark, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue and then entering the concert venue after having been ejected and arrested and told not to return.

A 17-year-old of Proximity Lane, Victor, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Jacob G. Damelio, 19, of Angels Path, Webster, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

A 17-year-old of Edendery Circle, Fairport, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after having been ejected and told not to return.

Abbey L. Heist, 20, of Chesapeake Lane, West Henrietta, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Kaylee A. Horn, 20, of Elaine Drive, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

A 17-year-old of Wheat Road, Clifton Springs, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana. 

Derrick C. Jones, 18, of South Street, Clifton Springs, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana. 

Thomas J. Miller Jr., 18, of Edgemere Drive, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana. 

Sonia D. Vasquez, 20, of Underwood Avenue, Hilton, arrested for criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, after allegedly being found in possession of a stun gun while entering the Darien Lake parking lot. 

Jacob L. Masterson, 18, of County Road 15, Filmore, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana. 

Thomas C. Emerson, 18, of Skyline Drive, Corning, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

July 22, 2019 - 6:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, darien lake, darien lake performing arts center, news.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Thomas Rhett concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on July 19:

John K. Turton, 38 of Coburn Road, Ulysses, Pa., is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Turton also entered the concessions area in an attempt to avoid arrest. John was arraigned in Darien Court and jailed in lieu of $250 bail.

Zachary A. Bellin, 21, of Livingston Avenue, Syracuse, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to enter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. 

Gina M. Quattrone, 21, of Clearview Drive, Spencerport, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. 

Abbey J. Gardner, 18, of Kemp Drive, Macedon, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Remy M. Cummings, 18, of Cornwall Drive, Macedon, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Joshua E. Boozer, 33, of Park Avenue, Warren, Pa., is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly threatening to strike a Live Nation security guard with a chair inside the venue. 

Emily R. Boozer, 26, of Park Avenue, Warren, Pa., is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly grabbing a Live Nation security guard by the neck scratching him with her nails.

Keri A. Ramsey, 24, of Old Buffalo Road, Attica, is charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with over .08-percent BAC after allegedly being involved in an accident on the Darien Lake Employee Road.

July 22, 2019 - 1:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, harness racing, Batavia Downs.

By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs

The 73rd season of live harness racing at Batavia Downs gets underway on Wednesday (July 24), runs through Saturday (Dec. 14) and features the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions, which will be the richest card of racing ever presented in Western New York.

Opening night post time is 6 p.m.

During the 65-day season, live racing will take place on: Wednesdays at 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 6 p.m.; and Sunday afternoons at 1:15 p.m. (Sundays through August only).

There will also be racing on Monday on four occasions during the meet including July 29 (5 p.m.), Aug. 5 (5 p.m.), Labor Day Sept. 2 (1:15 p.m.) and Columbus Day Oct. 14 (1:15 p.m.). And please note a special 3:15 p.m. post on Saturday (Nov. 2) for Breeders Cup Day.

The racing product will be as good as it gets in both stake and overnight action led by eight divisions of the NYSS that will visit the Downs on Wednesday (July 24), Sunday (July 28), Sunday (Aug. 4), Wednesday (Aug. 7), Wednesday (Aug, 14), Tuesday (Aug. 23), Wednesday (Aug. 24) and Sunday (Aug. 28).

And the NYSS Night of Champions will be contested on Saturday (Sept. 14). That night will also mark the return of Batavia Downs signature stake the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Invitational pace.

The overnight action is sure to draw the best horses available with the announced 10-percent purse increase across the board. With that in place the Open I events on both gaits (with a minimum of six starters) will compete for $12,500, Open II for $11,000 and Open III for $10,000.

Claiming races will be positively affected as well and at all levels. For example, a $25,000 claimer will go for a $11,000 purse, a $10,000 claimer will go for $8,500 and a $4,500 claimer will go for $4,900.

As a result, Batavia Downs will pay out more than $8 million in purse money during the 65-day meeting.

Last year’s leading driver Drew Monti will be back to defend his titles against the likes of Kevin Cummings, Billy Davis Jr., Ray Fisher Jr. and Shawn McDonough. The Downs top trainer JD Perrin will also return to try and repeat against last year’s leaders that include James Clouser Jr., Ryan Swift, Gerry Sarama and John Mungillo.

All participating horsemen will find the track has been completely resurfaced with newly banked turns, proper stretch grading and all new surface material. This should ensure a lightning-fast and safe track that and produce fast miles and strong competition.

There have been some changes made to the betting menu this year with the addition of a late Pick-3 (on a minimum 10-race card) and a late Pick-4 (on a minimum nine-race card) giving fans two chances to play this popular wager each night.

Also starting after Labor Day there will be a guaranteed Pick-5 pool offered on Wednesday in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association’s (USTA) Strategic Wagering Program. This will include free downloadable program pages available for each of those nights.

Betting minimums for each wager include $2 Win/Place/Show, $1 Daily Double and Exacta, 50-cent Trifecta, Pick-3, Pick-4 and Pick-5 and 20-cent Superfectas.

The Downs very popular Clubhouse group dining packages (minimum of 10 people) will return offering delicious buffet options, free programs, Free Play on the gaming floor and new this year, a free $2 bet for each attending member of a group.

For availability and pricing check our website at www.bataviadownsgaming.com or call Mary Bucceri at 585.344.6144.

Fans attending the track will again find a robust slate of promotions throughout the year. A total of 30 food, betting and prize promotions dot the 65-day schedule with something to interest everyone.

Opening night features free programs (while supplies last) to everyone attending the track.

Dollar Sundays run from July 28 to Aug. 25 and feature hot dogs, draft beer and soda for only $1 from noon until the last race.

Saturday (Aug. 10) is Batavia Downs Gaming Hotel Night where 10 one-night stays at the beautiful Hotel at the Downs will be given away to eligible Players Club members who enter the drawing.

Saturday (Aug. 17) is TAG Jewelry Night and a $3,500 (retail) diamond bracelet will be given away to eligible Players Club members who enter the drawing.

Saturday (Aug. 24) is Artemis Spa Night. Ten $100 spa gift certificates will be given away to eligible Players Club members who enter the drawing.

Sunday (Aug. 25) is Family Fun Day and the famous Wiener Dog Races. This is always the most attended day at the track and features the 15th annual Dachshund Dash wiener dog races sponsored by Genesee Feeds of Batavia. Ten elimination races with eight dogs in each will come down to one final to crown this year’s champion.

Other events that day include free pony rides, face painting, sand art, snow cones and appearances by Pringles the Clown, Jason the Juggler, Johnathan the Magician and Mr. Scribbles.

Monday (Sept. 2) is the annual Labor Day Driver’s Bike Race. Eight of our top drivers compete on bicycles for a quarter mile and then those bicycles are randomly given away by drawing to fans who selected the winning driver.

Saturday (Sept. 14) is the $1.8 million NYSS Night of Champions and the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Invitational Pace. There will also be a NYSS T-shirt give-away in conjunction with the Night of Champions. Players Club members will receive a ticket redeemable for a New York Sire Stake T-shirt after the seventh race.

“Although our meet is just getting underway, our staff has been working feverishly all year with an aggressive schedule of projects to ready the Downs for the biggest meet we’ve ever held,” said Todd Haight, director/general manager of Batavia Downs.

“With the New York Sire Stakes selecting us to host the Night of Champions, it was our goal to have our track and facilities in the best possible shape to provide the best conditions for visiting owners, trainers, drivers, their horses and our customers all year and I think we have done just that.”

July 22, 2019 - 12:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, news, Heritage Festival.

The Town of Byron annual Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, July 27, at Fireman’s Park (behind the Byron Fire Hall on Route 262).

There will be:

  • A fishing derby starting at 8 a.m. at Trestle Park;
  • 5K starting at 8:30 a.m.;
  • Parade at 1 p.m.;
  • Town-wide garage sales;
  • Craft vendors;
  • Baked goods sale;
  • Cruise in;
  • Chicken BBQ
  • Live bands starting at 2 p.m.;
  • And fireworks at dark!

You won’t want to miss it!  Visit www.byronny.comor call the Town Clerk, Debra Buck-Leaton, at 585-548-7123, ext. 10, for details.

July 22, 2019 - 10:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, baseball, muckdogs, sports.

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Press release:

Even when the Batavia Muckdogs lose, they find a way to keep the crowd excited to the last out.

The Muckdogs ended a 3-game win streak with a 5-4 loss to Mahoning Valley on Sunday.

The Muckdogs play at home at 11:05 a.m. on Monday as part of Kids Day and a special for fans age 55 and over. Tickets for anyone 55 and older is just $2 and there will be food and drink specials as well.

On Sunday, Mahoning Valley jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the sixth and held off a Batavia rally to win.

Batavia remains in first place in the New York-Penn Pinckney Division with a 22-14 record and Mahoning Valley is 18-18.

J.D. Orr had another strong game going 2-for4 with two runs and is now hitting .369 on the season, jumping just ahead of teammate Milton Smith III (.356) for the top average in the NYPL.

Dalvy Rosario (two runs), Nic Ready and Ronal Reynoso all had hits while Jack Strunc and Andrew Turner had RBI's.

Starting pitcher Edgar Martinez went four innings and struck out three, Jonaiker Villalobos, who took the loss, struck out one in .2 innings.

Jeremy Galindez went 2.1 innings giving up two hits and struck out one.

Edison Suriel lowered his ER to 1.69 throwing two scoreless innings one one-hit ball with four strikeouts to keep the Muckdogs in the game.

Tickets are available at muckdogs.com or stop by the Dwyer Stadium Ticket office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week. The number is 585-483-3647.

Photos by Jim Burns

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July 22, 2019 - 10:31am
posted by Howard B. Owens in gas prices, news.

Press release from AAA: 

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.77, down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.84. The New York State average is $2.89 – no change from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.  AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia -- $2.84 (no change since last week)
  • Buffalo -- $2.85 (down a penny since last week)
  • Ithaca -- $2.83 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Rochester -- $2.83 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Rome -- $2.85 (no change since last week)
  • Syracuse -- $2.79 (down a penny since last week)
  • Watertown -- $2.81 (no change since last week)

Pump prices are stabilizing signaling that supply and demand are likely in sync so motorists are seeing prices level out.

At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, WTI increased by 33 cents to settle at $55.63.

Crude prices mostly declined last week after the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it does not expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing and there is a glut in global crude markets.

The IEA is reducing its 2019 oil demand growth forecast to 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd) from 1.2 million bpd due to a slowing global economy amid the continuing U.S.-China trade dispute.

Concerns over the current excess of oil in the crude market overshadowed concerns of increasing tension in the Middle East last week though tensions in the Middle East spiked at the end of last week, so analysts will continue to monitor issues there.

July 22, 2019 - 9:00am
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July 21, 2019 - 4:57pm
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July 21, 2019 - 3:43pm
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July 21, 2019 - 3:00pm


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! You have a right to safe workplace. Federal laws state that your employer must provide a work area with no known health or safety hazards. You also have the right to: 

  • Be protected from toxic chemicals;
  • Request an OSHA inspection, and talk with the inspector;
  • Be trained in a language you understand;
  • Work on machines that meet safety regulations;
  • See copies of the workplace injury and illness log;
  • Get copies of test results done to find hazards in the workplace;
  • Be provided required safety gear, including but not limited to: Hardhat, gloves and harness;
  • Report an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records If you or someone you know has been injured or fallen ill due to unsafe work conditions. 

Call Dolce Panepinto at 716-852-1888 immediately. We understand how life-altering a work injury can be, and we are here to help.

July 21, 2019 - 2:38pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, Thurway, accident.

A five-vehicle accident is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 385.9 in the westbound lane.

Minor injuries are reported but traffic is blocked.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

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Kitchen & Bath Remodeler Needed

Kitchen & Bath Remodeler, looking for a person with the skill experience and desire to remodel Kitchens & Baths from start to finish, ideal candidate will also have experience in drywall, painting, tile and flooring installations. Please apply at Kreative Kitchens and Baths - 5582 E Main Street Rd Ste 6, Batavia (town), Genesee County, New York 14020

LPN needed for Home Care

I'm looking for a dependable lpn or lpn's for family directed home care through Aurora Home Care. Day eight hour shift on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs. available for an easy-going incomplete quadriplegic.Saturday's open also. If interested please call: (585) 356--4098 $19.89 hr.

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