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Gowanda students to form club, join state-wide relay
GOWANDA — During the first Gowanda Central School Board of Education meeting of 2019, students were enthusiastic about new opportunities for the new year. Fifth grade teacher Holly Smith along with two fifth grade students presented the board with a club proposal for students in grades 5 and 6: Pets
Gernatt leads Panthers to win over Marauders
GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers were missing four of their 11 wrestlers on Wednesday, but were still able to come out on top against Dunkirk, 36-30, in a high school varsity wrestling match at Gowanda High School.
Update: Winter storm watch remains in effect for all of WNY, with snows beginning Saturday
BATAVIA — A winter storm watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon all of Western New York. Heavy snow is possible, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Light snow will begin as early as Saturday morning.
'Total shock': Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide in Hamburg
Hamburg police first learned early Wednesday morning that something horrible had happened inside a home on Loring Avenue. A man who identified himself as Kevin called them and said he had shot his girlfriend and was going to shoot himself.
Gowanda Elementary School names Students of the Month
GOWANDA – Gowanda Elementary School recognized three first-graders in the classroom of Mrs. Tonello and Mrs. Fish as Students of the Month for December 2018. Gia Stafford got caught displaying caring and kindness by cleaning up a mess that was not her own without being asked. That was very kind of y
GOWANDA: Smart choice on graduation
Though the graduation ceremony will remain at Hillis Field, Gowanda Central School administrators and school board members deserve credit for looking at other options. One of those options was having the ceremony at the Cattaraugus Community Center at the Seneca Nation of Indians in Irving.
Food Bank of WNY Providing Relief During Government Shutdown
As the government shutdown continues, the Food Bank of Western New York is doing it's part to make sure furloughed employees have food on their table. The organization has plans for five food distribution centers for those in need across four counties:
Lawtons man with numerous violations nabbed by police
A Lawtons man with nine suspensions has been charged by Erie County sheriff’s deputies. Daryll Jimerson, 48, was arrested by a deputy after it was determined that his license is suspended due to nine scoffs on four separate dates along 14185 Route 438 within the Seneca Nation of Indians Territory.
Cattaraugus County's Restrictions on Tobacco Purchases May Go Statewide
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to propose a raise in the minimum sales age for tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21, but Cattaraugus County is a few steps ahead of the plan.
Gowanda students defend graduation tradition
GOWANDA — A proposed change of location for Gowanda Central School’s Class of 2019 was a much-anticipated discussion topic during Wednesday’s board of education meeting. Earlier this fall, Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson made a suggestion to the board of education about moving the graduation loca
Orchard Park man arrested for allegedly choking female
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Orchard Park Police were called to the Sheldon Road apartments Tuesday night for a report of physical domestic situation. Police say Zenon Katrij Jr., 34, of Orchard Park, grabbed a female victim by her throat and shoved her up against a wall so her feet were dangling, causing o
Northgate Health Care Facility honored by ACHCA
Terry Collins, RN, LNHA, administrator at The McGuire Group’s Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda, is a recipient of the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award presented by the American College of Health Care Administrators.
Route 240 in Orchard Park reopens following crash
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two pickup trucks were involved in a serious crash in Orchard Park Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Ellicott Rd. near Dennis Rd.
Gowanda won’t relocate graduation ceremonies
GOWANDA — A proposed change of location for Gowanda Central School’s Class of 2019 was a much-anticipated discussion topic during Wednesday’s board of education meeting. Earlier this fall, Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson made a suggestion to the Board of Education about moving the graduation loca
Silver Creek edges past Gowanda, 50-48
SILVER CREEK — Abby Rice scored 18 points and led the Silver Creek girls basketball team past Gowanda in CCAA Div. 1 East league action on Thursday, 50-48. Silver Creek (8-1, 3-0) led the entire game and saw its lead grow to as much as seven points at halftime, but Gowanda used its size and good reb
Brooks Hospital Eyes Fredonia Move
DUNKIRK — Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. announced on Wednesday it intends to pursue a new site for its new hospital. The proposed 30-acre site is located on East Main Street just west of Route 60 in the village of Fredonia.
Saturday march meant to send message
Two years ago, millions of people all around the world marched for human rights. This year at 10 a.m. Saturday, there will be another march. The local gathering place is the Gazebo at Barker Common in Fredonia. We will march around the commons and then to the Fredonia Grange Hall, at 58 W. Main St.
Gowanda develops new policy regarding fraternization
GOWANDA — Throughout the school year, the Gowanda Board of Education has been in the process of reviewing its school policies to ensure they are up to date and appropriate. At the most recent meeting, the board conducted a first read-through of a new policy that other districts have adopted in recen
Ice cover expected at ‘Winterfest’
It looks like Old Man Winter has come to stay. Freezing temperatures have set in, and brought along ice cover and some snow, at least in the higher elevations. Bear Lake was one area that had some safe ice cover for a while and numerous anglers were able to try their luck over the weekend.
(11 AM) Brooks Hospital Eyes Fredonia For New Location
FREDONIA — Brooks-TLC Hospital System Inc. today announced its intent to pursue a new site for its new hospital. The proposed 30-acre site is located on E. Main St., just west of Route 60 in the village of Fredonia.