posted on September 18, 2012 07:16
The Batavia City School District's administration building on Washington Avenue will be sold.
The vote was overwhelming.
272 voters said yes, only 13 voted no.
The building will be sold to Reed Eye Associates from Rochester.
They plan to turn the building into an outpatient eye surgery center.
Reed will pay the school district $500,000 for the building.
A scary situation on Route 5 in Pembroke.
A school bus was rear ended by a tractor trailer late yesterday morning.
The school bus was knocked on its side.
Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.
Only one student was on the bus, a 4 year-old boy. He was checked out at UMMC and released.
Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha said the bus driver and the truck driver have different versions of what happened:
"There is a little discrepancy there. The school bus driver said his lights were on, the truck driver said he didn't see any lights. That doesn't mean they (the lights) weren't on because he didn't see them"
The truck driver was ticketed for following too closely.
The Batavia Muckdogs need to find a new major league baseball affiliate.
The St. Louis Cardinals – Batavia’s parent club since 2007 – have signed with the State College Spikes for the 2013-14 seasons.
The Muckdogs are managed by the Rochester Red Wings and have been for sale since 2010.
The Dogs averaged just 904 fans for 37 games at Dwyer Stadium. The Dogs rank last in attendance in the New York-Penn League.
United Memorial Medical Center teams up with an Erie, Pennsylvania medical school to offer a residency program.
The move is seen as a way of attracting new doctors to Genesee County.
UMMC has partnered up with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer third and fourth year medical students a residency in family medicine.
UMMC President Mark Schoell says many new doctors are choosing to practice in a hospital setting rather than enter private practice.
Four medical students will be accepted into the UMMC program each year.
A veteran Niagara Falls police officer is facing harassment charges following an incident last month at Darien Lake. Officer Kelly Alcorn is accused of accosting another woman at the end of the Jason Aldean concert. The victim claims she was brutally attacked, and is seeking to have the charges upgraded from harassment to assault, which is a felony. The woman says she was forced to miss nine days of work because of a concussion and other injuries sustained in the attack.