posted on June 03, 2014 07:25
U.S. Gypsum is investing $19-million into its Oakfield paper mill securing more than 100 local jobs.
The company, which has been operating in Oakfield since 1902, looked at options across the country for upgrading its paper mill operations.
Now US Gyp says it’s staying in Oakfield and will invest in machinery upgrades and utility improvements.
The company has qualified for about 1-point-3 million dollars in public incentives.
An apparent murder-suicide in the nearby Town of Alden remains under investigation today.
Police had to force their way into the home on Sandridge Rd Sunday morning. They found two people dead from gunshot wounds. Their names have not been released. Authorities said the two appeared to be in their early- to mid-40s.
A Bergen man is accused of leaving three small dogs in his car in 81 degree temperatures.
60-year-old Ralph Stevenson of Clinton Street was arrested at Walmart in Batavia.
Deputies said temperatures inside the car reached 120 degrees.
The dogs were checked out and found to be O-K.
The sheriff’s office says a first offense results in a fine of between $50 and $100.
A settlement is reached in the class action suit against the City of Batavia School District alleging Title IX violations, according to the Empire Justice Center in Rochester.
The organization represented three families of softball players in the district who brought the suit in April 2013 based on alleged inadequate softball facilities, particularly in comparison to the boys baseball team which competes at Dwyer Stadium. The plaintiffs said that violated Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex.
An Orleans County pastor already accused of child sex offenses is facing new charges. A Niagara County grand jury had already handed down new indictments of Roy Harriger on three counts each of incest and criminal sexual conduct on a child. The panel now has added three new charges of endangering the welfare of a child for Harriger, who remains free on bond. More than a dozen people claim to have been molested by Harriger as children, but the statute of limitations has expired on many of those cases.