en Football Preview: Lancers, a year old and a year hungrier <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014.jpg" /></p> <p>It&#39;s hard to find a high school football coach who will predict a winning season during an August practice session, and Elba/Byron-Bergen Head Coach&nbsp;<span>Michael Cintorino is no exception.</span></p> <p><span>But clearly, he has a lot to be excited about.</span></p> <p>He&#39;s got a starting QB coming into his second year leading the varsity squad who&#39;s gotten bigger and stronger in the off season and put in the hard work to improve his skills.</p> <p>He has two proven veterans to run the ball, and both his offensive and defensive lines are stocked with second and third year players.</p> <p>Last year&#39;s 3--5 season was merely a chance to grow and learn for this group of players.</p> <p>&quot;This year, they&#39;re a year old, a year hungrier and they&#39;ve been extremely competitive in practice and looking forward to the start of the season,&quot; Cintorino said.</p> <p>The offense will be lead by Garrett Chapell, who was shaky at times last year, but Cintorino said is playing now with a whole new level of confidence.</p> <p>&quot;He looks fantastic this year, Cintorino said. &quot;He put in a ton of work in the off season.&quot;</p> <p>He&#39;ll have three first-year receivers, but Cintorino said they look like real weapons for Chapell so far.</p> <p>The backfield will be bolstered with the experience of&nbsp;Steele Truax and&nbsp;Mike Shanley, who both proved last year they can run for positive yards and put points on the board.</p> <p>So will this all add up into Ws for the Lancers, maybe a nice post-season run.</p> <p>Cintorino dosn&#39;t want to go that far. Not yet.</p> <p>&quot;It&#39;s tough to say (how good the team will be),&quot; Cintorino said. &quot;Everyone else is probably saying the same things that we are right now, so we have to see what the league is going to look like once the season actually kicks off.&nbsp; Our goal is obviously to compete for a league championship and make it to sectionals and compete in the Class C sectionals, but there are a lot of good teams putting in the same work we are, so we have to wait and see until we get started.&quot;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapracticesaug272014-8.jpg" /></p> elba football high school sports sports Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:40:44 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44388 at Photos: Elba Pig Roast 2014 <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-6.jpg" /></p> <p>The Elba Betterment Committee is hosting a pig roast in the village park today. The event goes until 8 p.m.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-9.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-10.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-11.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/60/2014-3/elbapigroast2014-12.jpg" /></p> elba Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:56:25 +0000 Howard B. Owens 44320 at Premiere Elba Community Pig Roast happening right now - with cool cars, music, crafts and more <p>Right now the premiere Elba Community Pig Roast is under way at their Village Park. So if you&#39;re looking for an afternoon of food, music, fun and a Super Cruise car show, this is a great option.</p> <p>The event started 15 minutes ago and runs until 8 p.m.</p> <p>The Super Cruise will be along on West Avenue starting at 1 o&#39;clock with prizes in three categories: Best of Show, Best &ldquo;Super Rod&rdquo; and Best Antique.</p> <p>The pig roast costs 10 bucks and includes a pork sandwich and three sides. There will also be hots, hamburgs, blooming onions, fries and ice cream. All of the food is provided by Chap&rsquo;s Elba Diner.</p> <p>Mercy Flight will be flying in and the Elba Fire Department will have a truck on display. There will be music from 1 &#39;til 8 with the Ghost Riders performing from 5 to 8.</p> <p>There will be crafters, wine tasting and 50/50 raffles. The Historical Society will also have their museum open from until 4 p.m.</p> <p>Money goes toward the Elba Betterment Committee&#39;s fund to help provide activities for families in Elba and to assist the Town and Village with beautification projects.</p> elba Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:15:16 +0000 Billie Owens 44317 at Genesee County ARC's 5K Walk/Run in Elba is Sept. 20, benefits scholarship fund <p>Genesee County ARC is having 5K Run/Walk in Elba on Sept. 20.</p> <p>It starts at the ARC Day Habilitation Center, located at 4603 Barrville Road.</p> <p>Check-in / registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 10 a.m.</p> <p>There will also be music, fun, face painting, and more.</p> <p>Funds raised benefit education through the local ARC&#39;s Mary Anne Graney Memorial Scholarship Fund.</p> <p>Cost for the run is $15 for pre-registration, including a T-shirt. Walk-in registration on the day of the race is $20, with T-shirts only on an as-available basis (no guarantee).</p> <p>Cost for the walk is $10 pre-registration and $15 for walk-ins. T-shirt availability same as stated above.</p> <p>To register online:&nbsp; <a href=""><strong></strong></a></p> <p>For more information, contact Sandy at 343-4203, ext. 223.</p> announcements elba genesee county arc Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:35:22 +0000 Billie Owens 44252 at Ford Road between Transit and Norton, Elba, to be closed briefly for Mercy Flight landing <p>A medical call requiring Mercy Flight to the scene means that Byron Fire Police will shut down Ford Road between Transit and Norton so a landing zone can be established. Elba fire is setting up the landing zone.</p> byron elba Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:22:43 +0000 Billie Owens 44180 at Elba Onion Queen crowned <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_1.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1">The 78th Elba Onion Queen, Alexandra Lacey, was crowned Saturday at the Elba Onion Festival grounds, among family, friends and community members. The Elba High School Senior&rsquo;s college plans include a study in Social Work with a minor in Special Education. Lacey has narrowed down her college of choice to three: Houghton, Fredonia or Niagara University.</p> <p class="p1">First runner-up went to Haley Brown. This high school senior will be going to college for a business major and is looking into St. John Fischer.</p> <p class="p1">Second runner-up went to Jennifer Pedro, also a Senior at Elba. Her college plans include counseling or social work.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_2.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_3.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_4.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_5.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_7.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_8.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_9.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_queen_6.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1"><iframe width="480" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="background-color:#555555;"></iframe></p> elba Onion Festival Queen Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:51:33 +0000 Julia Ferrini 44124 at Elba Onion Festival celebrates 78 years <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_1.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1">The 78th Elba Onion Festival kicked off Friday with the opening of the carnival and evening parade. The festival is one of the largest fundraisers for the Elba Fire Department.</p> <p class="p1">Just up the road a bit from the festival is the Elba Muckland; there, red, white and yellow onions grow, which gives the festival its name.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">One bit of trivia: Onions are one of the largest vegetable crops in the United States.</p> <p class="p1">The festival continues throughout the day today.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_2.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_3.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_4.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_5.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_6.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_7.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_8.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/users/31865/2014/elba_onion_festival_parade_9.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe width="480" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="background-color:#555555;"></iframe></p> batavia elba Onion Festival parade Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:13:42 +0000 Julia Ferrini 44079 at Car wreck with injuries at Route 98 and Batavia Elba TL Road <p>A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Route 98 and Batavia Elba Town Line Road. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.</p> <p>UPDATE: One person was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The accident involved two vehicles, one of which was a pickup truck.</p> accidents elba Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:38:25 +0000 Billie Owens 43951 at Mark your calendar for Elba's Onion Festival Aug. 8 and 9 <p>The annual Onion Festival will be on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8th and 9th at the Elba Firemen&#39;s Rec Hall, located at 7143 Oak Orchard Road. Lots of food, fun, friends and music. Bring the whole family to Elba&#39;s biggest event of the year!</p> <p>Friday&#39;s hours are 5 p.m. &#39;til 2 a.m. and the main parade starts at 7 p.m. The parade route will be starting on West Avenue going south down Route 98 and ending at the Elba Rec Hall.</p> <p>Saturday&#39;s festivities start at noon with the Kiddie Parade, and also end at 2 a.m. The Kiddie Parade begins at the corner of Ford Road and Route 98 and goes to the rec hall. All kids are welcome to attend. They can walk, ride a bike, drive a battery-operated four-wheeler or Jeep or whatever it may be, or be pulled in a wagon by mom or dad.</p> <p>The crowning of the Onion Queen will be at 7 p.m. Saturday.</p> <p>The drawing of the 2014 Ford Mustang (Courtesy of Orleans Ford), or $20,000 cash, will be at 11 p.m. on Saturday.</p> <p>There will be ride specials both Friday night (7-11) and Saturday (1-5).</p> <p>Savage Cabbage will be playing in the beer tent from 9 p.m. &#39;til 1 a.m. on Friday night.</p> <p>Then Mac and Company will be playing in the beer tent from on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and later, from 9 p.m. &#39;til 1 a.m., the Mercury Blues Band performs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> elba Onion Festival Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:34:49 +0000 Billie Owens 43894 at Law and Order: Youth accused of threatening another person with a knife <p><strong>Tyshon L. Taylor</strong><span>, 17, of Central Avenue, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use, menacing, 2nd, petit larceny and robbery, 3rd. Taylor was arrested following an investigation into an unrelated incident. Taylor allegedly possessed a large knife and threatened another person with physical harm. In an unrelated investigation, Taylor is accused of using force to steal a mobile phone and headphones from another person. Taylor was jailed on no bail.</span></p> <p><strong>Edward Ryan Loper</strong><span>, 26, of State Street, is charged with strangulation, 2nd, and robbery, 3rd. Loper was arrested on a warrant for an alleged incident May 23 at a location on West Main Road, Batavia. At the time of his arrest, Loper was allegedly found in possession of a needle and a controlled substance. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Loper was jailed on $5,000 bail.</span></p> <p><strong>Terrence Devon West</strong>, 36, of Lorimer Street, Rochester, is charged with felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation. West was stopped at 1:40 a.m. Thursday on Townline Road, Bergen, by Deputy Joseph Corona. West allegedly has three prior DWI convictions in the previous 10 years.</p> <p><strong>Veronica Eckerson</strong>, 57, of Akron, is charged with petit larceny. Eckerson is accused of stealing $400 from the safe of her employer, a business in Alabama, after quitting her job.</p> <p><strong>Richard Fredrick Boswell</strong>, 33, of Sumner Road, Darien, is charged with petit larceny. Boswell is accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart valued at $874.84.</p> <p><strong>Peter Charles Himan</strong>, 29, of Berkley Street, Williamsville, is charged with driving while ability impaired and possession/consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Himan was located in a stopped vehicle on Route 63, Oakfield, at 12:34 a.m. Sunday by Deputy Patrick Reeves.</p> <p><strong>Justin Thomas Hemmer</strong>, 34, of South Main Street, Elba, is charged with criminal contempt, 1st. Hemmer is accused of violating a court order protecting another person by shoving that person during an argument.</p> <p><strong>Andrew Loren Mark Falker</strong>, 20, of Indian Falls Road, Pembroke, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and improper turn (no signal). Falker was stopped at 2:53 a.m. Saturday on Main Road, Pembroke, by Deputy Jason Saile.</p> <p><strong>Ann Marie Capuano</strong>, 29, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Capuano was charged after Officer Peter Flanagan allegedly observed a glass pipe with partially smoked marijuana in her car.</p> <p><strong>Grant W. Whitney</strong>, 34, of Route 20A, Perry, is charged with unregistered motor vehicle. Whitney was arrested on a warrant out of City Court. He posted bail and was released.</p> <p><strong>Stephen J. Holdaway</strong>, 62, of Corfu, is charged with felony DWI and felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Holdaway was stopped by State Police at 1:01 p.m. May 19 in the Town of Batavia.</p> batavia corfu crime Darien elba pembroke Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:29:45 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43806 at Pedestrian crossing sign stolen in Village of Elba <p>The pedestrian crossing sign in the Village of Elba was stolen sometime Saturday night.</p> <p>The village would like it back.</p> <p>If you have information that can assist, contact the village office at (585) 757-6889 or the State Police at&nbsp;(585) 344-6200.</p> crime elba Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:56:40 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43711 at Criminal Justice major from Elba makes the dean's list at Utica College <p><strong>Matthew T. Ramsey</strong>, a Criminal Justice major from Elba, made the Spring 2014 dean&#39;s list at Utica College with a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher.</p> elba Milestones Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:03:35 +0000 Billie Owens 43679 at Motorcycle wreck at Bank and Starowitz, Elba, rider is consious and alert <p>A motorcycle accident is reported at Bank Street Road and Starowitz Road. The rider is conscious and alert. Elba fire and Mercy medics responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 2:01 p.m.: The Elba assignment is back in service.</p> accidents elba Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:41:53 +0000 Billie Owens 43613 at Car crashes into tree on Maltby Road, Elba, unknown injuries <p>A car struck a tree at 3903 Maltby Road, just west of Weatherwax Road. Unknown injuries. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.</p> <p>UPDATE 3:26 p.m.: Responders report there is one patient with minor injuries.</p> <p>UPDATE 3:36 p.m.: One patient is being transported to the hospital in Medina.</p> accidents elba Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:19:45 +0000 Billie Owens 43574 at Motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries reported on Route 98, Elba <p>A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported 7578 Oak Orchard Road, Elba.</p> <p>Elba fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.</p> <p>UPDATE 6:52 p.m.: We didn&#39;t hear any more updates on this accident.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" src="!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d2915.7736373405014!2d-78.19421299999999!3d43.04619400000001!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x89d3f18cc34d0405%3A0xf33b4f6ac99d9550!2s7578+Oak+Orchard+Rd!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1404077544619" width="480"></iframe></p> accident elba Route 98 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:33:31 +0000 Howard B. Owens 43447 at