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November 20, 2012 - 12:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, south byron.

A car-into-tree accident, believed to be with no injuries, is reported at 6668 Warboys Road. There was air-bag deployment. Byron and South Byron fire is responding along with medics to evaluate the patient(s).

UPDATE 12:51 p.m.: There are no injuries. Responders are told to proceed in non-emergency mode.

November 16, 2012 - 6:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, south byron, accidents.

A woman is complaining of chest pains following a car vs. deer accident which just occurred at the intersection of Byron Holley and Cochran roads. Byron and South Byron fire companies are responding.

UPDATE 6:50 p.m.: The scene of the accident is determined to be a half-mile north of Cochran Road on Route 237.

UPDATE 7:17 p.m.: The victim was transported by Mercy medics to Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport. The road is clear and the responders are back in service.

CORRECTION: Byron's ambulance responded to the scene and transported the patient to Lakeside.

August 6, 2012 - 9:21am

Genesee Community College proudly announces that the following students are among 540 students who were named to the President's List for the Spring 2012 semester. Students honored on the President's List have maintained full-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75 (roughly equivalent to an A) or better. (The college also maintains a Dean's List comprised of students who earn a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74. Genesee's Dean's List will be released in the next several weeks.)

This year's Genesee Community College Spring 2012 President's List honorees, with their hometowns, are listed below:


Danielle Hirtzel
Jessica Pfalzer
Theresa Rainey
Elias Seward
Leah Snyder


Russell Jackson


Elizabeth Jarnot
Charles Lee
Lindsay Stumpf


Tiffany Harrington
Richard Lucas
Stacy Maskell
Arlene Olmstead
Adrienne Payne
Danielle Thom


Angel Alexander
Stacy Brockway
Rachel Doktor
Tracy Kearney
Michael Kraus
Kyle Maurer
Kayla Meyer
Alyssa Reeb
Dawn Roberto
Dawn Smith
Trevor Spiotta
Dana Wolbert

Darien Center

Shannon Bates
Kylynn Bank
James Erb
Matthew Herod
Hannah Zimmermann

East Bethany

Autumn Atkinson
Julliane Ingalls
Alec Kirch
Bryce Kirch
Sarah Lawson
Janet Gohlke

East Pembroke

Anthony Nati


Michael Anauo
Nicole Beardsley
Richard Dorf
Chapin Guthrie
Chelsie Pangrazio
Samantha Walker

Le Roy

Kevin Callahan
Andi DeBellis
Eric Hayes
Stephanie Heisler
Jeanice Howard
Gregory Humphrey
Donald Kahm
Mark McAvoy
Cody Niccloy
Willard Prevost
Michele Rast
Bethany Roth
Heather Schroeder
Brenda Sheflin
Denise Simcick
Michael Sullivan
Conor Tomaszewski


Deena Hernandez


Della Balduf
Jonathon Cassiano
Lindsay Chatt
Benjamin Cherry
Angela Larmon
Laura Ostrowski
Sara Read
Joseph Sullivan

Meghan Vandersteur


Samantha Barclay
Patricia Brown
Wendy Edwards
Kaleigh Kingsley
Jonathan White

South Byron

Halle Davalos


Michelle Jackson


Genesee Community College offers over 60 academic programs and certificates, including the new Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) and Polysomnography (Sleep Tech) programs. Genesee is accessible through seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through online classes in the Distance Learning program. College housing is available at College Village, just a three minute walk from the Batavia Campus. With small class sizes yet state-of-the-art technology both inside and out of the classroom, Genesee Community College is known for being "high-tech" and "high-touch."

June 29, 2012 - 3:07pm

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the Deans' List for the Spring 2012 semester. Students who earn a GPA of 3.70–3.99 are named to the Deans' List with Honors (***), while students who achieve a 3.40–3.69 are named to the Deans' List.

The honorees, and their hometowns, are:


Krystal Rivers

Lori Stellrecht


Mary Cocking

***Joanna Menzie

***Samantha Elliott

***Melanie Monroe

***Shane Chatham

Danielle Lovett

Kathleen Lovett

Harjit Singh

***Brian Burgay


***Patricia Johnston

Melissa Dilcher

Melissa Hale

Darren Kwiatkowski

Capri Sullivan


Casey Herman

East Bethany

Amanda Boulden


Torianne Cavallo

Bronson Cole

Le Roy

***Danielle Ford

***Gena Korn

***Antonio Madau

***Christina Mancuso

***Joseph Patton

***Emily Kovatch

***Abigail Graham

Katlyn Brooks

Chelsea Dillon

Chelsey Macomber

James Mangefrida

Jason McElroy

Danielle Merica

Joel Pitts

Justin Toland

***Lyman Rhodes

***Katherine Rogers


Kristen Casper

***Samantha Denton

Zackary Kibler

Shelby Kielbasa


***Theresa Raponi

Sarah Merritt

South Byron

Kallee Stein


***James Mignano

The College at Brockport offers 50 undergraduate majors, more than 40 graduate programs as well as 24 teacher certification programs. The college has been rated among the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, and a "Best Value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

June 27, 2012 - 6:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in elba, fire, byron, south byron, bergen.

A shed fire is reported at 7410 Ivison Road in Byron. It is connected (or close) to a barn. Byron, South Byron and Bergen fire departments are responding.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: Elba is called to stand in at the Byron Fire Hall.

UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: Firefighters on scene report smoke is showing. The location is between Gillett and Freeman roads.

UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: The response from Elba and Bergen is cancelled.

UPDATE 7:14 p.m.: This was actually a tractor on fire, which was parked in the shed. The fire is out and the tractor has been removed from the shed. The inside of the shed has been hosed down.

UPDATE 7:21 p.m.: Byron is back in service. South Byron is remaining until the scene is picked up/cleaned up.

May 28, 2012 - 5:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, byron, south byron.

A serious injury accident is reported at Swamp Road, east of Hessenthaler Road. There are reportedly two people unconscious in the vehicle. Byron and South Byron fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics. A responder on scene has spotted the vehicle in the middle of a field. Mercy Flight is put on standby.

UPDATE 5:28 p.m.: They are asking that extraction equipment be brought in.

UPDATE 5:31 p.m.: Fire police from Bergen are requested to shut down Swamp Road at Pocock Road.

UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: Mercy Flight is heading to the scene.

UPDATE 5:38 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 5:49 p.m.: One male required extrication and was boarded on Mercy Flight, which is now airborne.

UPDATE 5:59 p.m.: The man is being taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

March 24, 2012 - 1:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron, south byron.

A brush fire is reported just east of 6385 N. Byron Road. Bryon and South Byron fire departments are dispatched. The location is between Route 237 and Bird Road.

UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: All responding units are back in service. We believe this was a controlled burn that the firefighters extinguished. We heard that they had talked with the property owner, which we take to mean they informed the person about opening burn regulations.

January 12, 2012 - 11:12am
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, Stafford, south byron, corfu, Milestones, bergen.

Nazareth College is proud to announce the following students have earned Deans' List honors for the Fall 2011 semester:

  • Kate Miano, of Corfu, who is studying Psychology


  • Meagan Lamendola, of Stafford, who is studying Business Administration


  • Karisa Kobel, of Bergen, who is studying Health Sciences


  • Brogan O'Halloran, of Le Roy, who is studying Music Therapy


  • Colleen Swinton, of South Byron, who is studying Health Sciences

A student's grade-point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the list.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester. It offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management.

December 8, 2011 - 1:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, south byron.

A head-on motor-vehicle accident is reported on Route 33 at Caswell Road. There are two minor injuries. The driver, who was allegedly operating his vehicle erratically before he crashed into another car, is complaining of numbness to his left side.

The accident is blocking the roadway. Traffic is being shut down at routes 237 and 33.

Stafford and South Byron fire departments and Mercy EMS are responding.

A law enforcement officer witnessed the accident and told dispatch about it as it was unfolding. He said the car was careening all over the place before smashing into a car in the opposite direction.

UPDATE 1:56 p.m.: The Town of Batavia Fire Department is requested to shut down traffic at Prole Road and Route 33.

UPDATE 1:59 p.m.: The driver who allegedly caused the crash "has been removed from the scene (vehicle)." He is being attended to at the scene.

UPDATE 2:02 p.m.: Town of Batavia is told to go back in service.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m.: A second ambulance is called to the scene.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Both ambulances are going to be transporting to Strong Memorial Hospital. Howard, who went to the scene, said responders told him a woman driving a sedan had pulled over onto the shoulder of the road to allow and emergency vehicle to pass. A man driving a large SUV crossed over into the other lane and onto the shoulder, striking her stationary vehicle, pushing it about 120 yards down the street. Truck driver John Smith, of Akron, saw the whole thing and said "The car was all over the road. (At the time of impact) It looked like two dragons colliding in midair."

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The roads are reopened. Stafford is returning to service.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: An official from the Sheriff's Department tells dispatch to let the state Department of Transportation know that "signage was knocked over by this gentleman." There are two signs down across the road from 7137 Route 33, those being a "reference marker" and a light-reflector marker.

November 26, 2011 - 12:16am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, byron, south byron.

A serious injury accident is reported on Route 237 in Byron at Warboys Road. Byron and South Byron fire departments are called along with Mercy medics. Mercy Flight 5 out of Batavia is called and is to land behind the Byron Fire Hall.

One patient is critically injured, according to a responder on scene, and another requires a basic-life support Mercy response. Traffic is to be shut down near the accident scene.

UPDATE 12:21 a.m.: "Have everybody ready. We're gonna hot load 'em," says an emergency responder. The critically injured person has a serious head injury.

UPDATE 12:29 a.m.: "Wind is negligible on the ground," reports a responder at the scene. Mercy Flight then landed.

UPDATE 12:37 a.m.: Mercy medics are en route with one patient to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

UPDATE 12:41 a.m.: A responder asks for information about a vehicle on scene, saying "I might have a parent down here." The reply: "Go to our talk-around channel." (Readers FYI: We do not report license plate codes, nor drivers' license codes off the scanner in accident situations.)

UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and also headed to Strong.

UPDATE 1:01 a.m.: South Byron Fire Department is back in service.

September 12, 2011 - 10:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Le Roy, Stafford, 9/11, south byron.

Volunteers from at least four fire companies -- I saw Le Roy, Batavia, Stafford and South Byron while I was there -- were on hand Sunday at The Home Depot to raise a flag in honor of the 9/11 victims and give community members a chance to meet with local volunteers and learn about fire safety. Children could tour the firetrucks and receive hats and coloring books.

June 13, 2011 - 4:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, south byron, accidents.

A pickup has rolled over and crashed into a tree at 6478 Freeman Road in South Byron. It landed on its roof.

Byron and South Byron fire departments are responding along with Mercy EMS.

Bergen fire's rescue equipment is called to the scene.

The location is between Ivison Road and Route 237.

UPDATE 4:22 p.m.: The availability of Mercy Flight is requested.

UPDATE 4:24 p.m.: A landing zone is set up and Mercy Flight out of Batavia is called to the scene. The driver has been extricated. Bergen is told to stand down.

UPDATE 4:36 p.m.: Mercy Flight landed several minutes ago. National Grid is called because a pole with a transformer was hit during the accident, tilting it at a 45-degree angle.

UPDATE 4:56 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne with the victim and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital. National Grid is expected at the crash site shortly.

March 4, 2011 - 4:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, south byron.

The South Byron Volunteer Fire Co., Inc., will hold its Spring Sportsman Raffle from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at its Recreation Hall, located on Route 237.

Prizes this year include:

  • 10 guns, including rifles and shotguns
  • Camping, fishing and archery packages
  • A 14-foot Oak Orchard Canoe
  • A 16-foot Oak Orchard Canoe
  • Five $100 cash prizes
  • Grand Prize No.1 -- $1000 cash
  • Grand Prize No. 2 -- AR-15 Rifle

Tickets are $20 each and entitle you to one admission and meal, snacks, refreshments, and -- most importantly -- a chance at the prizes. There will also be table raffles, side raffles, 50/50 sales and Pull Tabs being sold throughout the day.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 585-409-5991 or 585-548-9008.

The Sportsman Raffle is South Byron's main fundraiser every year. Proceeds are used to pay for equipment and training that enable our firefighters to help better serve our community.

January 16, 2011 - 2:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, south byron.

Two children are said to have minor injuries following a car-into-pole accident at Route 33 and Warner Road.

Byron and South Byron fire departments and Mercy BLS are responding.

UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: Firefighter on scene says a National Grid pole is busted. A few minutes later, it was determined that the pole was for phone and cable only, not power.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Adults signed waivers for treatment of the children, since their injuries were not serious and transport to a hospital was not needed. All Byron and South Byron units are back in service.

October 13, 2010 - 1:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, south byron, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with injuries is reported on Warboys Road. The location is between Route 237 and Merrill Road.

Byron and South Byron fire departments are responding along with Mercy EMS. The victim is out of the vehicle and the car is on its roof.

September 7, 2010 - 8:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, south byron, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Byron Road and Route 262.

Byron and South Byron fire are responding. First responder requests Mercy EMS advanced life-support ambulance to respond.

UPDATE 8:43 p.m. (by Howard): Two sign offs. No ambulance transport. Byron and South Byron back in service.

August 3, 2010 - 12:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron, south byron.

A grass fire is reported along the south side of the CSX railroad tracks between Dublin and Beaver Meadows roads in Byron.

Byron, South Byron and Bergen fire units are called to the scene. There is a CSX representative at the scene.

UPDATE (12:20 p.m.): Bergen is asked to stand down. It is back in service. Both directions of the railroad line are being shut down while the firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze.

July 27, 2010 - 8:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron, Le Roy, south byron.

A grass fire, now deemed to be a controlled burn at the end of Coward Road, is reported -- nonemergency response requested from Byron, South Byron and Le Roy fire departments.

The area is south of the railroad tracks, east of the roadway, at 7404 Ivison Road.

The verified controlled burn means all units are back in service, standing down from this initial call.

July 23, 2010 - 1:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron, south byron.

A fully involved farm tractor fire is reported at 5552 Cochran Cockram Road in Byron. It is in the middle of a field with no structures surrounding it.

Byron and South Byron fire departments are called to respond.

UPDATE (1:28 p.m.): The tractor fire is about a hundred yards from a house. The address is between Transit and Bank Street roads.

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.): The fire is knocked out but the fire units are requested to continue.

UPDATE (1:35 p.m.): A fireman reports that the fire has rekindled itself.

UPDATE (1:51 p.m.): The fire is reported to be completely out and the firefighters are leaving the scene.

June 25, 2010 - 12:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, byron, Le Roy, Stafford, south byron.


An RV fire with heavy smoke is reported in a yard at 6854 Clinton St. Road in the area of Warner Road. It is near a barn and it is unknown if it is occupied. Byron, South Byron, Stafford and Le Roy fire and Mercy EMS is called to respond.

UPDATE (12:55 p.m.): The fire is contained to the RV and is under control.

UPDATE (by Howard): Fire crews cleared the scene at 1:41 p.m.  The possible cause was a fan left on to air out the trailer. The motor may have overheated.

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