Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 28, 2018
Batavia’s P W Minor has announced the layoffs of 45 full time workers and the idling of a production line in what the company calls a restructuring.
The 150 year old company said in a statement today that it will focus its attention on the orthopedic and diabetic footwear where its sees the market growing.
A total of 40 employees are being retained and will report for work on Monday.
The company says it has reached out to other local employers in an effort to find work for their displayed employees.
P W Minor has gone through two ownership changes in the past four years.
An arrest made in a Town of Hamlin double murder.
19 year old Mason Earle of Hamlin is accused of shooting and killing Alexander Burrow and Bruce Kane. The bodies of the two young men were found earlier this month in a burned out vehicle behind a business on King Street in Hamlin.
Authorities said the killings were apparently drug related.
Earle is charged with two counts of murder and is now in the Monroe County Jail without bail.
For the second week in a row, the Buffalo Bills are heading into a tough environment on the road. They’re traveling to Green Bay this weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Led by rookie quarterback Josh Allen, the Bills pulled off a big upset against the Minnesota Vikings last week. Kickoff Sunday is set for one o’clock.
The Batavia Blue Devil’s take to Woodard Field at Vandetta stadium for the final time tonight. The team is not going anywhere, but the stadium is.
Vandetta will be demolished to make way for a brand new stadium slated to open in time for next year’s football season.
Former teacher and self-proclaimed “Mayor” of Redfield Parkway, Jim Owen gives us a brief history lesson
There is a special send-off at half time tonight as the Batavia Blue Devils take on the Blue Devils from Attica.
You can hear the game live beginning at 7:30 tonight here on WBTA.