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Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Chimney fire reported on West Bergen Road

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A working chimney fire is reported at 8029 W. Bergen Road. The location is between Selden and Randall roads. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding along with Bergen fire.

UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: The fire is out. A code enforcement officer is on scene. Le Roy ambulance is back in service.

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Winter storm warning in effect this weekend - extreme cold, possible wind chill 35 degrees below zero

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A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service in Buffalo, in effect from 7 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday. Expect more snow, blowing snow and extreme cold.

Snow accumulations of three to seven inches are anticipated; winds 20 to 30 mph; visibility near zero at times.

The weather service says there will be a dangerous mix of wintry conditions this weekend. Strong winds along with snow will lead to considerable blowing and drifting snow. Travel will become difficult with snow-covered roads. Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving conditions. Be prepared to encounter whiteout conditions.

The combination of extremely cold air and strong winds will create dangerously and possibly life-threatening wind chill values -- as low as 35 degrees below zero at times. "Frostbite times will only be on the order of just minutes." Limit your time outside and dress in multiple layers this weekend.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:35 am

SUV rollover on Thruway, driver possibly has minor injuries, Le Roy responding

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A black SUV rolloved over several times on the eastbound Thruway but the driver has minor, if any, injuries, according to a dispatcher, who is on the phone with the driver. Location is mile marker 380.2; Le Roy fire and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 7:48 a.m.: Command says the crew is actually in the westbound lane; the vehicle is in the median. State Troopers are en route.

UPDATE 8 a.m.: Troopers on scene.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Concrete mix spills onto Ellicott Street, slowing traffic

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Northbound Ellicott Street is temporarily closed, with traffic being diverted into the center turn lane, because of a concrete mix spill from a Hanson Aggregates cement truck. The mixture is thin and covers an area about 100 yards long. Hanson workers are cleaning it up.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Free parenting classes offered by Salvation Army

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Press release:

Are you a parent looking for some help in understanding your child or teenager? The Salvation Army of Genesee County is offering a 13-week course which offers practical advice and helpful information on how to promote positive family relationships.

Discussion topics include: rest and comfort, money, emotional stability, talking and listening, setting goals and expectation, and conflict and resolution. The final session focuses on parenting issues faced by single parents. Each session has a short DVD presentation, group discussion, and time to take notes in a workbook.

The sessions are held on Mondays through April 27 from 10 a.m - 12 p.m.; there will be no class on Feb. 16. There is no charge for the classes.

Individuals can register Monday-Wednesday by calling 585-343-6284.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

One-vehicle rollover accident with minor injuries on westbound Thruway, Batavia responding

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Minor injuries are reported following a rollover accident on the westbound Thruway. One car is involved. It's near mile marker 386.9. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Possibility of roof collapse reported on Macomber Road, Alabama

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A "possible impending roof collapse" is reported at 7020 Macomber Road, just south of Judge Road. Alabama fire is responding. The caller reports the roof is leaking and creaking.

UPDATE 12:04 p.m.: A code enforcement officer will be notified and asked to go to the location.

UPDATE 12:08 p.m.: A responder on scene, checking from inside the house, says there is a minor leak in the ceiling.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:26 am

Structure fire reported on Main Road, Pembroke

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Wires are reportedly burning inside the wall of a house at 182 Main Road, Pembroke. The city's fast team, Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are to respond along with East Pembroke.

UPDATE 10:37 a.m.: Fire police are to shut down traffic at Route 5 and Main Road.

UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: Fire is out. Remaining units are preparing to clear the scene. Road is reopened. National Grid is notified as well as the tenants, who were not home.

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Le Roy student graduate with honors from SUNY Oswego

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Courtney M. Brooks, of Le Roy, completed her baccalaureate studies in Public Justice cum laude in December at SUNY Oswego and was recognized at the college's Commencement.

A student who graduates with honors is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude, with highest honor (grade averages of 3.8 to 4.0); magna cum laude, with great honor (grade averages of 3.6 to 3.79); and cum laude, with honor (grade averages of 3.30 to 3.59).

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Chamber hosts small business marketing workshop on Wednesday morning, RSVP

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Press release:

“Marketing Your Small Business” will be the subject of a small business workshop to be hosted the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

This is the first in a series of business workshops for 2015 held in conjunction with the United States Small Business Administration and the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce. The workshops are open to all Chamber and non-Chamber businesses and their employees and will offer expert advice from experienced business professionals designed to help small businesses succeed and grow.

“Marketing is a critical component to every small business’s survival,” said Tom Turnbull, chamber president. “In this workshop, participants will learn and understand the marketing mix, how to develop a marketing plan, the importance of marketing research and segmentation, as well as defining the business’s target market.”

All workshops will be held at the Chamber of Commerce office, 210 E. Main St., Batavia. The sessions will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Businesses may attend any one or all of the workshops. Cost for non-Chamber members is $10 for each attendee. Chamber members may attend all sessions free of charge but must make reservations to insure space for their employees.

To reserve a seat in any workshop or for more information, contact Kelly Bermingham at 585-343-7440 or by e-mail at kbermingham@geneseeny.com.

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Car wreck on eastbound 490, Le Roy and Bergen responding, unknown injuries

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A one-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported at mile marker 0.2 on eastbound Route 490. It is not blocking traffic. Le Roy fire and ambulance, Bergen fire, and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:22 p.m.: No injuries reported.

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Allens food processing in Oakfield evacuated due to strong odor of natural gas

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The Allens food processing plant in Oakfield is being evacuated because of a strong odor of natural gas coming from behind the building. The plant manager tells dispatch there's a main gas pipeline behind the facility, located at 40 Stevens St. in the village. Oakfield fire is responding, along with mutual aid from Alabama. Winds are north/northeast at 15 mph.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: National Fuel has been notified. No ETA given.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: The fuel line has been shut off.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Car wreck, unknown injuries, on westbound Route 490, Bergen responding

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A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported on the westbound Route 490 by the Bergen exit, in the median. Bergen fire and Mercy medics responding.

UPDATE (1:14 p.m.): It's a van and it's in a snow bank.

UPDATE (1:19 p.m.): No injuries, according to medics on scene.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Winter storm warning just issued, up to 13 inches of snow predicted starting tomorrow morning

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A winter storm warning has just been issued by the National Weather Service in Buffalo. (It upgrades yesterday's winter storm watch.)

It's in effect 10 a.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. Tuesday. Heavy snow is expected in Orleans, Genesee and Ontario counties.

Hazards include snow possibly mixed with sleet and freezing rain on Sunday south of the Thruway.

Accumulations of two to three inches of snow Sunday; three to five inches Sunday night; two to four inches Monday; and one to two inches Monday night. Storm total of nine to 13 inches.

Winds 10 to 20 mph. Visibility as low as half miles at times.

Long-lasting accumulated snow will produce difficult travel and hazardous driving conditions, with snow-covered roads and reduced visibility.

Severe weather is expected. Motorists in the warning area should use an alternative route if possible or use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.

If you lose power and plan to run a generator, be sure it is located outdoors and is properly ventilated. Space heaters should also be properly ventilated and used only if operating properly. Make sure snow does not block exhausts and fresh air intakes for high efficiency furnaces and water heaters.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Car crash in front of Tim Horton's on Lewiston Road

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A motor-vehicle accident is reported on Lewiston Road in front of the new Tim Horton's. It's near Park Road and is partially blocking traffic. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding. No injuries; it will be a sign-off.

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Crash on Liberty Street in the city

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A car accident reported at 2 Liberty St. in the city prompted response from fire, police and Mercy medics. Children involved will need to be evaluated, but injuries, if any, are minor, according to dispatch.

UPDATE: No injuries.

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Two local students named to dean's list at Ithaca College

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Ithaca College congratulates students named to dean's list.

Kaitlin Logsdon, of Batavia, a communication, management and design major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College was named to dean's list for the Fall 2014 semseter.

Maureen Edwards, of Corfu, a musical theater major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College was named to Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semseter.

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Winter storm watch in effect starting Sunday

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A winter storm watch will be in effect from Sunday afternoon through late Monday night, according to the latest weather dispatch from the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Heavy snowfall is expected with accumulations of seven inches or more.

Winds will blow from the north at 10 to 20 mph. Visibility will be as low as a quarter of a mile at times. The storm will result in snow-covered roads and poor visibility that will make travel difficult.

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Today's Deals: John & Mary's, Fortune's, El Burrito Loco, The Little Ridge, and more!

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The Mane Attraction Salon and Spa99 Main St., Batavia, NY: offers "Affordable Luxury" in downtown Batavia. We pride ourselves in the great customer service we give to the entire family. Men, women and children are all welcome either by appointment or walk-in. We offer all hair care services including cuts, color, highlights, lowlights, perms, styling/updos, facials, leg and back waxing, Shellac Polish System, manicures and pedicures. We are the only salon in Batavia that has an airplane chair for kids' cuts! Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. We have a $20 gift certificate for $7.

Fortune's Restaurant inside Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY: Italian-style menu, drinks in one of the region's most popular entertainment venues. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15. (Must be new or current Players Club member to redeem.)

Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle, 8 Center St., Batavia, NY: Feel like a kid in a toy store again, or treat your kids to the greatest toy store they will ever see. We have a $25 gift certificate for $12.50.

Settler's, 353 W. Main St., Batavia, NY: Settler's has a 25-year history of serving great, affordable breakfasts, lunches and dinners to Batavians. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

T.F. Brown's, 214 E. Main St., Batavia, NY: T.F. Brown's is a great place for a good meal, good friends and to catch up on what's going on in the sports world. "If it happens in sports, it happens at Brown's."  Stop in and check out our Jumbo Chicken Wings, Roast Beef on Weck and Friday night fish fry. The original family spaghetti sauce still adorns all of our Italian specialties. The other popular selections from our menu range from Super Salads, butcher cut Strip Loin and South of the Border items. We offer daily lunch and dinner specials as well as a full adult and children’s menu. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Scooter's Restaurant in Le Roy, 140 W. Main Street Road (Route 5), Le Roy, NY: Come see us at Scooter's family restaurant with our friendly atmosphere and homestyle cooking! We offer classic American food with breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day. We also offer a full take-out menu anytime. We have a $10 gift certificate for $4.

Ficarella's Pizzeria, 21 Liberty St., Batavia, NY: Dine-in, drive-thru or delivery. Featuring fresh, hearth-baked pizza since 1985, plus wings, pasta and more. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12. (Good only at the Batavia location.)

Bourbon & Burger Co., 9 Jackson St., Batavia, NY: Batavia's newest burger joint offers more than two dozen different types of tasty hamburgers. Our menu also includes a variety of sandwiches, appetizers and an extensive beer list, plus a full bar. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

El Burrito Loco, 4125 W. Main St., Batavia, NY: Located in Valu Plaza, this new eatery offers tasty, authentic Mexican fare. Tell us what you want on your burrito! We make it fresh just for you. Choose from steak, seasoned ground beef, chicken, pork, and/or beans -- black, refried or pinto. Other ingredients to choose from include lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, guacamole, Spanish or white rice, cilantro, salsa, and jalapeno peppers. The menu also offers tacos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, loaded nachos, Mexican soda pop, lemonade, and more! Relax and eat in, or take out. Call in your order if you like -- 219-4620. We have a $10 gift certificate for $6.

John & Mary's Restaurant, 3711 W. Main Street Road, Batavia, NY: This popular restaurant offers a varied menu that people love. From subs, hoagies, hand-tossed pizza, and wings, to fish & chips, salads, Mexican food, gyros and other Greek fare, it's all here. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used. Bread, using homemade dough, baked fresh daily. Amazing specialty pizzas and appetizers! "We never waver on quality!" Delivery available all day, every day. We offer catering. Hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. We have a $10 gift certificate for $6.

Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew, 9 Main St., Le Roy, NY. The kind of downhome, laid-back and comfortable place that just feels right. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, this eatery and bar features a variety of eats and drinks that are outstanding. Specializing in smoked meats -- each meat is dry rubbed with a proprietary mix of seasonings, then smoked slowly in their on-site smoker for maximum flavor and tenderness. With a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, combo platters and entrées, there's always plenty of choice for even picky eaters. Great food, frosty brews and some of the best folk around call the Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew their favorite -- make it your favorite today! Don't forget to ask about our catering! We have a $20 gift card for $12.

Oliver's Candies, 211 W. Main St., Batavia, NY: Oliver's, a Batavia landmark, offers the finest chocolate and confections in the area. We have a $20 gift card for $12.

Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill, 65 Lake St., Le Roy, NY: "Not Your Average Sports Bar!" This place is Home of the Mac N' Cheese, an All-American favorite with nine kinds to choose from. Plus, monster 1/2-lb. burgers, huge tacos, pizza, wings, fingers, wraps, soups, salads, appetizers (including deep-fried pickles), a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, seafood, and plenty more. Mooney's has a fun, welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy watching your favorite teams. Endless soda pop, great selection of ice-cold beer. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Catering available. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Batavia's Original, 500 E. Main St., Batavia, NY: First established in 1947, this Batavia landmark pizzeria reopened as Batavia's Original in 2010, serving up delicious Neopolitan tomato pies that have had satisfied generations. We offer regular and New York-style thin crust pizza, plus Chicago deep dish and gluten-free. We have "tray," white, sweet, or white ricotta sauce. Choose from two dozen toppings, including pulled pork, carmelized onions, steak and spinach! Enjoy specialty pizzas, too, like Sienna, Steak-in-the-Grass or bacon/chicken/ranch. Our menu also includes calzones, appetizers (like deep-fried pickles, garlic knots, Hodge Podge), wings, salads, wraps and cannolis. All subs are toasted. Weekday Express Lunch combo meals (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). A $9.99 Sunday lunch buffet is offered from 11 to 3. Patio dining, catering, delivery. Hours are: Sunday & Monday 11 to 9; Tuesday & Thursday 11 to 10; and Friday & Saturday 11 to 11. We have a $20 gift certificate for $12.

Center Street Smoke House, 20 Center St., Batavia, NY: Authentic Southern BBQ, from ribs to brisket with all the fixin's. We have a $20 gift card for $12.

Bohn's Restaurant, 5256 Clinton St., Batavia, NY: Fine dining in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Lunch and dinner, steak, prime rib and seafood. Ask about Bohn's catering services and banquet facility. We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.

Delavan's -- The Little Ridge, 107 Evans St., Batavia NY, 14020: The Little Ridge continues the long-standing history of fantastic food from Batavia's local favorite, Delavan's. Fine dining and family fare combine to offer the best of both. We offer Friday night Fish Fry, prime rib dinner on Saturdays, steaks, burgers, salads, and classic Italian dishes. Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone 815-5118. Take-outs available. Kids' menu. Weekly and daily lunch and dinner specials. On Saturday, breakfast is served from 9 to 11 a.m. Good food, good friends, good times! We have a $25 gift certificate for $15.


[Last updated June 6, 2014. Subject to change without notice.]

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Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:18 am

Car wreck with injuries in Bergen

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at West Bergen Road and Clinton Street Road. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding.

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