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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Pavilion Fire Department responding to truck driver down in the middle of the road in Covington

post by Alecia Kaus in accident, Pavilion

The Pavilion Fire Department is responding to an incident on Peoria Road at Wallace Road in the Town of Covington where a truck driver was found down in the road.

The truck driver is unresponsive and an off-duty EMT from Perry was attempting to perform CPR, but the truck driver continues to be unresponsive.

It is unclear if the driver was run over by a vehicle backing out of a driveway or if he suffered a medical issue and collapsed.

Emergency responders have been to told to slow down and there is nothing they can do at this point.

State Police out of Warsaw are responding.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: According to the Wyoming County Sheriff Department, a passerby stopped to help a tractor-trailer driver at Big Tree Road and Wallace Road as he was not able to make the turn and became stuck at the intersection.

The passerby, while helping the truck driver, had a medical emergency and died at the scene.

Pavilion Fire Department went back into service at 3:10 p.m.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:10 am

Big rig rollover at Texaco Town, driver trapped in cab

post by Billie Owens in accidents, Bethany, Pavilion

A tractor-trailer accident is reported in Texaco Town. The driver is semiconscious and has an arm injury. He needs to be extricated. They need a small ladder to get up to the cab and pop the door open. The roadway is "extremely slick." Fuel is leaking; the product being hauled is unknown.

Sheriff's deputies are on scene along with Pavilion fire and Mercy medics. The junction of routes 20 and 63 will be closed; Bethany fire is asked to shut down southbound East Road at Route 63. As in several places in the county, highway maintenance crews are requested to salt the roads ... "It is nothing but a skating rink..."

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Working house fire on Gully Road, Le Roy

post by Billie Owens in bergen, fire, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford

A working house fire is reported at 8261 Gully Road in Le Roy. Le Roy Fire Department and Ambulance Service are responding, along with mutual aid from Bergen, Stafford and Pavilion. The location is at the curve, between Oatka Trail and Hebbard Road. The house has been evacuated.

UPDATE 6:39 p.m.: The city's Fast Team is called to the scene. Command says the interior fire is pretty much knocked down except the second story.

UPDATE 6:44 p.m.: Oakfield is called to stand by in the city's fire hall. The Town of Batavia Fire Department is called to stand by in its own quarters. An extension ladder is needed at the scene to access the second story at the rear of the structure.

UPDATE 6:49 p.m.: Stafford "will be the standby crew for the district." National Grid is called in.

UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: They will be working to open up the roof line. South Byron is asked to stand by in its own quarters, at the request of Stafford.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: Fire Police will be providing traffic control at Route 19 and North Road.

UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: Howard is at the scene and says it's not a big blaze. A small portion of the roof caught fire due to overheated wood around the stovepipe at the roofline.

UPDATE 9:10 p.m. (by Howard): Firefighters with a thermal imaging camera have checked the roof line and report no more hot spots.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

Ruptured gas line reported at Junction and Covell roads, Pavilion

post by Billie Owens in Pavilion

A ruptured natural gas line is reported at Junction and Covell roads. Pavilion Fire Department is responding and Fire Police are called to assist with traffic control. National Fuel workers are on scene.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Chamber announces 2013 award winners

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, bergen, business, chamber of commerce, Pavilion, Stafford

The 42nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards are getting a bit of a makeover this year with no general Business of the Year honoree and a complete skip of Innovative Enterprise of the Year -- even with a qualified nominee in the mix.

Much like last year, there are two winners for Geneseean of the Year, with awards going to Laurie Mastin, of Pavilion, and Timothy Michael Adams, of Stafford.

Rather than Business of Year, the chamber is honoring a Service Business of the Year, Alex's Place, and Retail Business of the Year, Adam Miller Toy & Bicycles.

The Agricultural Business of the Year is Bonduelle USA, Inc., of Bergen and Oakfield.

The Bergen Business and Civic Association is receiving special recognition with a Special Service award.

Nominated by The Batavian for Innovative Enterprise of the Year was Insource Urgent Care, but no award was given in that category for 2013.

While Insource has transformed the urgent care business through innovative use of telemedicine and cooperative arrangements with doctors and specialists from throughout the region, greatly reducing the cost of care for patients, the Batavia-based company was bypassed by the awards committee. 

It's not unprecedented for the chamber to hand out awards with different titles than previous years or what was on nomination forms.

The awards dinner is Feb. 22 at the Clarion Hotel, Park Road, Batavia. Tickets are $50 or a table of 10 for $450. Hors d'oeuvres are at 5:30 p.m. followed by entree tables (no formal sit down dinner). There is a cash bar. The awards program starts at 7 p.m., which will include coffee and dessert.

Call Kelly Bermingham at 343-7440, ext. 26, to make reservations.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Vehicle off the road on its side near Texaco Town

post by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion

Pavilion fire is on scene of an apparent accident with a vehicle off the road on its side about a quarter of a mile west of Texaco Town.

Mercy EMS is responding.

Unknown injuries, if any.

UPDATE 8:14 p.m.: Extrication will be required. Traffic being shut down at Route 63 and Transit Road.

UPDATE 8:33 p.m.: Patient extricated and aboard Mercy ambulance. Patient being transported to UMMC.

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

Law and Order: Motorcyclist charged with DWI following accident in Basom

post by Howard B. Owens in Basom, batavia, Alabama, bergen, crime, Pavilion

Thomas Monte Carlo, 57, of Lewiston Road, Basom, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, unlawful possession of marijuana and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Carlo was apprehended by Deputy Joseph Corona following a reported one-vehicle motorcycle accident at 7:23 p.m. Saturday on Lewiston Road, Basom.

Matthew James Florian, 25, of Slusser Road, Batavia, was arrested on a warrant related to an aggravated unlicensed operation charge. Florian was stopped by State Police on Route 5, Town of Batavia, and turned over to the Sheriff's Office on a warrant. Florian was jailed on $200 bail.

Michael Scott Vanburen, 46, of Alexander Road, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unsafe backing and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle. Vanburen was arrested after he reportedly backed his 2004 Pontiac GTO out of his driveway, across the road and into a ditch at 12:27 a.m. on Saturday.

Dana Lewis Toates, 19, of Roosevelt Highway, Hilton, is charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under age 21. Toates was reportedly a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation and found to allegedly be in possession of alcohol.

Corey M. Vickers, 29, of Morrow Road, Pavilion, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and stopped on pavement. Vickers was charged after being observed by a Wyoming County deputy allegedly stopped on the roadway in the Town of Perry, outside of his vehicle, vomiting. Vickers' driving privilege was suspended after he allegedly failed to appear for a summons in the Village of Portville.

Alissa A. Fodge, 23, of Bergen, is charged with grand larceny, 3rd. Fodge was arrested by State Police in the Town of Barton for an alleged act reported Oct. 18. No further details released.

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Box trailer on its side on Route 63, Pavilion

post by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion

A tractor-trailer is on its side on Route 63 near Starr Road.

All traffic is being stopped at Starr Road.

Pavilion fire is on scene.

No word yet on injuries, if any.

UPDATE 9:37 p.m.: Fire chief, "Be advised, he's carrying turkeys." Dispatcher responds, "Copy. No potential hazard there."

UPDATE 9:43 p.m.: Responding Mercy medics advised they can take their time responding.

UPDATE 10:24 p.m.: Route 63 reopened. Pavilion back in service.

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Coastal Staffing offices are drop-off sites for Pavilion School ninth-graders' food drive

post by Billie Owens in announcements, batavia, Coastal Staffing, Pavilion

Press release:

A business with a local office has stepped up and offered to be a drop-off station for anyone interested in donating to the food drive sponsored by the ninth-graders at Pavilion School.

Coastal Staffing will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations at the firm's three locations. They are also collecting from their employees and surrounding businesses. Items can be dropped off at any of their three locations, until 5 p.m. on Nov. 21:

The drop-off locations are:

  • 5568 East Avon Plaza, #7, in Avon
  • 56 Harvest Ave., in Batavia
  • 333 Metro Park, Suite 103, in Rochester
Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

Law and Order: Littering arrest made in the city

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Pavilion

Winston A. Lockhart, 18, of 3 Lewis Place, Batavia, is charged with littering. Batavia PD officers Frank Klimjack and Darryl Streeter allegedly observed Lockhart toss a lit cigarette onto the parkway on Lewis Place. The officers reportedly asked Lockhart to pick up the cigarette and dispose of it properly. After he refused, the officers arrested Lockhart for an alleged violation of the Batavia Municipal Code.

Miguel Angel Dejesus, 66, of Perry Road, Pavilion, is charged with forcible touching. Dejesus is accused of forcibly touching the genital area of a woman. He was jailed on $2,000 bail.

Alexander Colon-Colon, 19, of Swan Street, Batavia, is charged with sexual misconduct. Colon-Colon is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old female. Under state law, a 15-year-old is unable to consent to sexual conduct.

Philip C. DeGraff, 45, of 81 Walker Road, Perry, is charged with aggravated harassment, 2nd. DeGraff allegedly threatened to kill another person. He was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Sharon E. Herdtner, 51, of 25 North St., upper, Batavia, is charged with disobeying a court mandate. Herdtner allegedly refused to appear for the Grand Jury after being served a subpoena at Batavia PD headquarters on Oct. 28.

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