Weekend News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on February 23, 2019
Photo provided by The Batavian
Next Level Fitness is now closing in Batavia.
A decade in business is coming to an end for Next Level Fitness.
Owner Ken Mistler has announced that the gym at the corner of Main and Jackson is closing for good.
The three-level fitness center opened in January of 2009.
Mistler spoke with our news partner The Batavian and expressed his appreciation for all the support…
Mistler says he has an opportunity to sell the building to a local investor, however it is too early for him to say what type of business will be brought in or if the building will be subdivided.
He said the recent opening of the franchised Planet Fitness on Veterans Memorial Drive had nothing to do with the closing of his gym.
The Local Drug Task Force nets three arrests in a Hutchins Street raid.
59 year old Lynda Harris and 25 year old Jenna Morrill both of Hutchins Street in the city along with 27 year old Darius Jones also known as “D” from Dewey Ave in Rochester were all taken into custody on counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Members of the Genesee County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Hutchins Street address where all three were allegedly found with crack cocaine and Jones was also accused of possessing fentanyl.
Morrill was released with an appearance ticket, Harris was released under supervision of Genesee Justice and Jones was jailed without bail.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Monday for much of the region including Orleans and Genesee Counties.
Winds will be out of the west between 35 to 45 mph with gusts reaching up to 75 mph.
Strong winds will bring down trees, power lines and may result in power outages in the area for many days.
Home owners are encouraged to secure loose objects.
The City’s Police, Fire and Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that in the event of an extended power outage it may disrupt the community and the economy by hindering communications, water and transportation.
Officials have offered tips like using social media to let others know you are ok, maintaining food supplies that do not require refrigeration and to check on neighbors who may be especially vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
For a full list of preparatory measures click here.
Batavia blows past Livonia in Class B1 sectional with a stand-out performance from Stefaniak.
The Lady Blue Devils’ scored a 78 to 43 victory over Livonia in one of the Section 5 Class B1 girls’ basketball second round match-ups Friday night.
At her final home game of her career Batavia High Senior point guard Ryann Stefaniak, scored 35 points, including eight three-pointers.
The top ranked team in Batavia now moves on to face No.4 Palmyra-Macedon in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night at Caledonia-Mumford.