posted on June 15, 2014 08:24
It is Father’s Day today, a day to honor the many Fathers. And Mother Nature must have taken a liking to Fathers in our area this year. It will be a very pleasant day with sunshine and only a few patchy clouds. The temperature will hit 76 this afternoon.
There is no rain in the forecast for today.
Overnight was a bit chilly with a low of 50 degrees reported at the Buffalo Airport. Yesterday started out cloudy but became sunnier as the day went on. Yesterday’s high temperature was only 63 degree and a low of 53. That makes the average 58 and that’s about 8 degrees below normal.
A major event in Batavia on Father’s Day is the Rotary Club’s annual Fly In-Drive In Breakfast at the Genesee County Airport. Crowds in excess of 1500 usually attend and get a great pancake and egg breakfast with all the trimmings for just 8 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for children. Serving is from 7AM till noon. Proceeds raised go the various charities supported by the Batavia Rotary Club.
There are reports of bad news for employees of the P.W. Minor Shoe Factory in Batavia. Our news partner, the Batavian, is reporting that employees were told on Friday that the firm is closing as of July 31st of this year. The shoe-manufacturing company on Treadeasy Avenue was founded in 1868 by two Civil War Veterans who originally named the company Minor Brothers Boots and Shoes.
The news came out on social media on Friday and the Batavian contracted one employee directly who confirmed that Minor’s would be closing. So far no official statement from the company has been made.
The season ended for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the State Class “D” semi finals, losing to Smithtown Christian 7-1 at Broome Community College in Binghamton yesterday. Starting pitcher Alec Covel walked the first two Smithtown hitters who eventually scored giving Smithtown a 2-0 lead and that was all they would need. Smithtown went on to win the Class D state title with a 7 to 3 win over Hancock. The only Section Five team to win a state title was Victor in Ontario County. They won the Class AA title with a 3 to 0 win over Shenendehowa from Saratoga County.
The Batavia Muckdogs scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat the Auburn Doubledays 7 to 2 in the home opener last night at Dwyer Stadium. A three run bases loaded double by right fielder Miles Williams provided the insurance after Batavia had taken a 3-2 lead. Fourteen hundred fans were on hand for the game.
The Muckdogs will be at Auburn this afternoon. Air time here on AM-1490 WBTA is 1:55PM. The next home game is tomorrow night, 7:05PM against Auburn.
New York is recommending 28 sites be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including much of the canal system. Here in Genesee County the First Presbyterian Church, Le Roy – Erected in 1825-26 and modified subsequently during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries has been named as one of the 28 sites. The church has stood prominently at the center of the village since its construction, offering a gathering place for the community.
A Centerville New York man has been charged with Sexually Abusing a Child. 45 year old Barry Flint of Centerville, which is in northern Allegany County, has been charged with a criminal sexual act in the first degree, 2 counts of 2nd degree sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. State Police say an investigation revealed that in 2013 Flint sexually abused a child less than 14 year old. He’s in the Allegany County Jail with bail said at 8 thousand dollars cash, or 16 thousand dollars bond.
Flames on Saturday morning completely destroyed the Olive Garden restaurant In Blasdell, just south of Buffalo,. It’s believed that the fire started in the kitchen and spread to the roof which partially collapsed. The restaurant is located just outside McKinley Mall.