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South Central property could be completed by June

SPRINGVILLE—Work is continuing at 37 S. Central Ave. attorney Paul Wiess announced at the Jan. 7 Village Board of Trustees meeting. If Steve Weber, who owns the property, continues adhering to deadlines, the structure will be up to code by June 30.


The Paw Spa opens in Springville

Dana Gabel has always loved working with dogs. For more than 20 years, she’s both groomed and shown pups and now she’s taking her love to the next level. Gabel opened her new venture last week, The Paw Spa.


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:


Government shutdown taking toll on western New Yorkers

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) - The burden of the partial government shutdown is being felt in our neighborhoods. A young Depew couple with a one-year-old son, and another baby on the way, are being directly impacted.


Services set for woman killed by boyfriend in murder-suicide

The services for the woman who was killed in a murder-suicide in Hamburg early Wednesday morning will take place this weekend. The family of Danielle Morse tells 2 On Your Side that services will be held on Sunday, January 20 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Sieck, Mast & Leslie Funeral Home at 250 Orchard P


Payraise for three Erie County administrators becomes closer to reality

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) Erie County Legislators are taking another step as they consider raising the salaries of the Erie County Executive, Comptroller and Sheriff for the first time since 1996.


Pay raises proposed for top officials in Erie County

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Three of the top offices in Erie County Government may receive a notable pay raise, depending on how legislators vote in the future. The nine-member Citizens Salary Review Commission of Erie County concluded the county executive, comptroller, and sheriff should all receive pay


Loss estimated at $1 million in pole barn fire

GAINESVILLE — Losses were estimated at $1 million in a fire that ravaged a pole barn used by a trucking company early Wednesday morning. Eleven fire companies were called to 5032 Route 78 about 2:30 a.m. for a report of barn fire.


Weekend in WNY: Rejoice, lovers of polka, sausage and Jane Austen

That it's hard to develop a unifying theme around a Things to Do newsletter is proof that, contrary to opinion of many, Buffalo winters aren't so bleak that people huddle in bars to pass the time.


Erie County legislators: Make Tonawanda Coke a Superfund site

Erie County lawmakers want Tonawanda Coke to become a federal Superfund site. The County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution Thursday asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make the designation.


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.


Lady Griffins fall in showdown of unbeatens

EDEN—The last two unbeaten teams in Erie County Interscholastic Conference IV met Jan. 7 for a showdown in girls basketball play in Eden. Springville lost its first conference game 42-32 after the Red Raiders were playing an emotionally-charged game honoring the memory of school counselor Amy Banks.


Possibility of new Dollar General upsets Gowanda residents

GOWANDA — Citizens of Gowanda had some very mixed reactions regarding a rumored new business coming in at the latest Gowanda Village Board meeting. Gowanda resident and creator of the “Say no to Dollar General in Gowanda!” petition, Lisa Crassi, brought a key topic of discussion to the attention of


Hamburg clergy rape victim's powerful Facebook post: 'The Church didn’t really care'

Harry King, 55, first told a Buffalo Diocese administrator in 2002 that the Rev. Donald Becker sexually abused him when King was a teenager in the late 1970s. He spoke to The Buffalo News this past spring, on the condition that his name be kept out of the story.


PTA donates traverse wall to SES

SPRINGVILLE—Students at Springville Elementary School have a new activity to help keep them active while having fun during the school day. The SES Parent Teacher Association recently donated a new traverse wall for students to use in the school’s multipurpose room.


Swimmers get eighth win of season against St. Francis

SPRINGVILLE—The Springville boys swimming team added two more wins to its impressive season and improved the team’s overall record to 8-1. In a pair of home wins last week, Springville beat Cheektowaga 71-31 on Jan. 4 and followed that with a 53-48 win over St. Francis on Jan. 8.


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.


New smoke detector law in New York State

UTICA, N.Y. - This year a new law is taking effect in New York State aimed at increasing your odds of escaping during a fire. If you've been tempted to take out the batteries of your smoke detector, this new law will prevent you from doing that.


Town of Hamburg police investigating apparent murder-suicide on Loring Ave.

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - Town of Hamburg police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide on Loring Ave. near Bayview Rd. Around 3:45 a.m., police say they received a call from a man who identified himself as "Kevin."


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.