Evening News Briefing

Written by on September 27, 2018

Henry Wojtaszek Batavia Downs President & CEO

Batavia Downs keeps expanding.
A ceremonial ground breaking was held this morning signaling the start of a $4-million project.
Downs CEO Henry Wojtaszek talks about what’s planned:

Downs pitchman Thurman Thomas was joined at today’s ceremony by local Republican politicians running for re-election this fall.

P W Minor has postponed a planned announcement concerning its future until tomorrow. The company had promised a statement late today.
Concern over the future of the Batavia shoemaker surfaced this week when workers were sent home with a week’s pay and told of impending layoffs.
Financial troubles have plagued the 150 year old company for the past several years.
Just over 80 people work at the company on Treadeasy Avenue.

The United Way of Genesee County hopes to raise $365,000 in this year’s campaign that kicked off this morning.
65-percent of the money raised goes toward supporting youth services.
One of the main projects being the youth center at St. Anthony’s to be known as Teen City.
It is expected to open early next year.

The animal rights organization PETA is now involved in a local case of animal cruelty.
PETA has posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a cat abandon in a plastic bin on Munson Street in LeRoy.
Lisbet Chiriboga is a PETA spokeswoman

If you have any information on the case, you are asked to call the LeRoy Police Department.

Governor Cuomo has signed a new bill making it illegal for people to skip out on paying for haircuts. Previously, it was legal to get your hair done but then leave without covering the bill. If that happened, the only way a business owner was likely to get their money was by going to court. Anyone caught breaking the law will be charged with a misdemeanor.

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