Morning News Brief

Written by on October 18, 2021

O-At-Ka milk was the target of a cyber attack starting Thursday night.  CEO Bill Shrieber says the attack effected company computers, timeclocks, and other equipment.  Schreiber said O-At-Ka routinely prepares for such attacks and “the contingencies we put in place have been effective in restoring and maintaining our business functions.”  He called the attack sophisticated and labeled it a ransomware attack.  O-At-Ka is working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to recover and resume normal operations.

Gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was in Batavia Friday to visit Chapin Manufacturing and find out what local manufacturers and those in upstate NY care about and the issues they face. CEO of Chapin Jim Campbell said local companies want less regulation and more employable workers. They also asked Zeldin questions, he was asked how he could think he could win NY and said that he just needed to raise the number of people in rural counties who went to the polls.  

A Genesee County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a person by shoving them, which caused them to break their foot, while yelling racial slurs at them.  Investigators say 44-year-old John Gaylord of Elba was charged with assault in the third degree as a hate crime.  The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office believes the victim was selected based on their race.  Gaylord is expect to re-appear in court on October 27.

A man from Oakfield is charged with killing his own father.  Police responded to a welfare check call on Sunday morning around 11 to a home on drake street in Oakfield.  They discovered that 69 year old Martin Maher was deceased and the victim of a homicide.  After investigating, deputies arrested Maher’s son, 37-year-old Nicholas Maher, who lives in the same house. He was found in Erie County around 3:30 Sunday afternoon and taken into custody without incident.  Maher is charged with 2nd degree murder.-0-

The snow leopard cub at the Seneca Park Zoo has a name!  Kenji, which means strong in Himalayan was born in April and a fundraising campaign was held where members of the public could donate to vote on names.  

The Buffalo Sabres beat the Arizona Coyotes 2 to 1 in a shootout Saturday.  Cody Eakin scored the regulation goal for the Sabres while Tage Thompson and Artuu Routsalainen scored the 2 shootout goals.  The Sabres take on the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night at 7pm.


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