Midday News Brief

Written by on June 4, 2021

Great Lakes Cheese, an Ohio based cheese processor, has visited the LeRoy Ag and Teck Park as a possible location for a new half-billion dollar facility.
As WBTA has reported this week Great Lakes has abandoned plans to build a new plant in Allegany County.
The LeRoy site is on Route 19 and West Bergen Road. It is owned by the Genesee County Economic Development Center.
The GCEDC would neither deny nor confirm an interest by Great Lakes but LeRoy Town Supervisor James Farmholz did…

Such a development, if it happened, would come along with strings – not the least of which is a barrel full of tax incentives amounting $200-million dollars over 20 years.

The man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Niagara Falls is behind bars.
35-year-old Matthew Figura Junior is accused of shooting a co-workers in then head in a scrape yard in then falls.
Figura fled the area but was later taken into custody by Wyoming County deputies.

Veterinarians can now allow owners inside with their pets with no masks if they are vaccinated. Previously the restriction that made vets have to do curbside service were in effect but the new guidelines allow vets to operate as any other business.

United Memorial Medical Center and the Genesee County Parks Department are partnering to prevent park visitors from skin cancer. Through a grant provided to the Medical Center’s Healthy Living Program, five sunscreen dispensers have been installed throughout DeWitt Recreation Area for the 50,000 people who frequent it each year. This project is supported by Health Research, Inc. and the New York State Department of Health with funds from the CDC.

The reincarnated Batavia Muckdogs are off on a winning notes.
The Dogs won their season opener on the road last night defeating Elmira
Pioneers 7-0 in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
The Dogs home opener is tonight at Dwyer Stadium.
The Muckdogs first home game in 637 days.
First pitch is 7:05pm. You can view the game by subscribing to Batavia Muckdogs Baseball on YouTube.


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