posted on June 09, 2014 10:13
The body of an Army paratrooper from Medina and originally from Batavia, returns home today.
21-year-old Sergeant Shaina Schmigel was killed a during a night jump training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. Schmigel’s body is due to arrive at Buffalo International at 5 this afternoon, then be escorted through Medina and finally to the Tomaszewski Funeral and Cremation Chapel on West Main St. in Batavia.
The family hopes the public will turn out along the route to honor Sgt. Schmigel. She was a 2010 graduate of Medina High School. She moved to Medina from Batavia six years ago.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 until 8pm at Tomaszewski’s. The funeral service will be held there Wednesday morning.
Batavia City Council tonight will take up new boundaries for city Wards 2 and 3.
The last census showed a population shift in those wards of more than 10% requiring the boundaries be re-drawn.
It is the first time in the city’s 100 year history any of the ward boundaries needed to be changed.
Council meets at 7 tonight in city hall.
President Obama will issue an executive order today that will help borrowers repay their student loans. It will expand the "Pay As You Earn" program to five-million additional people, something New York Senator Charles Schumer supports because he says student debt drags down the economy.
The plan caps monthly payments for federal student loans at ten-percent of a borrower's income and starting in December of next year, it would include loans taken out before October 2007.
Congressman Chris Collins is blasting President Obama for negotiating with the Taliban for the release of an American prisoner of war. The Clarence Republican, who represents Genesee County in Congress, says Obama broke the cardinal rule of not negotiating with terrorists.