During its Jan. 20 meeting, the Perry Village Board received a direct response from a local business owner concerning the minutes of one of its community focus meetings. The village hoped the focus meetings would provide meaningful discussion on village issues, but some of the comments made were not exactly what it was looking for.
Last year, McKelton Post 350 of the American Legion collected $7,300 ringing the Salvation Army bell and donated the funds to Community Action. Even with that kind of success in the books, Post No. 350 member Bill Zintel said he had doubted the volunteers would hit their $8,000 goal this year.
Arcade Winterfest Co-Chairman Maureen Boza was at the January 20 meeting of the Arcade Village Board, to apprise board members of events at this year's festival, February 13-15.
When Warsaw resident Holly Todd finally received a diagnosis and treatment plan from the Mayo Clinic after 11 months of fruitless doctor’s visits, it seemed that her struggle to regain her health was nearly over. However, it was just the beginning of a new struggle.
More than 200 families representing 512 people lined up Jan. 22 at the Valley Chapel ministry center to receive fresh fruit and produce from Foodlink as it set up its inaugural distribution site in Warsaw.
Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo July 17, 2014 in New York. Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson following a struggle between the two Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley as they sat in their squad car Dec. 20, 2014.
Warsaw Central School is no longer allowing walkers to use the middle-high school building once school hours have ended. In his superintendent's report at the school's latest board of education meeting, Joseph Englebert told the board about the rule, adding that there have been issues, particularly with unsupervised students in the hallways.
New water meters are coming to the Town of Yorkshire, after Water Commissioner Larry Groves was given permission to purchase an initial six meters and 12 remote readers at a cost of $3,500 to $4,000. Board members voted to approve the measure unanimously at the January 12 meeting.
There may be no swimming lessons this year during Summer Recreation for some local towns — because both pools at Pioneer Central School will be closed for renovation. Village of Arcade Trustee Donna Schiener told board members at the January 20 meeting that she's currently investigating other opportunities for youngsters in Arcade.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports a two vehicle crash in the Town of Sardinia sending the driver and a passenger to the hospital.
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Freshman Jenna Belden placed fifth in the girls 55-meter dash to lead Warsaw in a Friday, Jan. 23 meet at the Rochester Institute of Technology.