Evening News Briefing

Written by on March 15, 2018

The YWCA of Genesee County is having major money trouble.
The 150 year old organization released a brief statement today that it is, “facing major financial challenges,” including problems of cash flow.
The YW’s newly named Executive Director, Millie Tomidy-Pepper, has hired an independent auditor to determine the extent and the causes of the problems.
Tomidy-Pepper joined the YW on February 5th. She took over for previous executive director Jeanne Walton who resigned.


Sheriff William Sheron remains committed to placing a School Resource Officer in every school in Genesee County.
On WBTA’s “Main & Center” program this morning that, based on what he has seen, the SRO in Parkland, Florida did not do his job

Sheriff William Sheron

Sheron believes local school boards should budget for the school resource officers

Governor Cuomo thinks schools shouldn’t impose unfair disciplinary action against those who participated in yesterday’s gun safety walkout.
He’s calling for an investigation into those schools that blocked exits during protests. Cuomo says students who participated in the walk-out are trying to advance laws and actions that could save lives.

The Perry Town board says board member and murder suspect Joseph Mlyniec will not be removed from office.
The town supervisor says they cannot force Mlyniec out but he wishes the retired deputy would resign.
Mlyniec is accused in the shooting death last week of Robert Irvine.

The Batavia Fire Department reports today that last week’s fire on Columbia Avenue has been ruled accidental. Five people were left homeless int hat blaze and at least four pets perished in the fire.
Authorities said the structure is salvageable but the interior of the home was destroyed. Damage tab placed at $200,000.

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