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Written by on July 6, 2018

Stolen items replaced and security being added following theft from the Peace Garden.
Community members have come out offering a helping hand after it was reported that two large black granite urns were stolen from tht Batavia Peace Garden off of West Main Street in the City.
Treasurer Carol Grasso credited funeral director Michael Tomaszewski as the kind hearted community member who stepped up to replace the missing urns.
Grasso said another donor who wished to remain anonymous contacted members of the Peace Garden about funding for a new security system…

Police have obtained surveillance footage from businesses across the street and are currently investigating the incident.

Erratic operation on Redfield leads to charges for a Lewis Ave resident.
Following a complaint of an erratic driver on West Main Street last Friday evening, Genesee County Deputies stopped 69 year old Ronald Metz of Lewis Ave in Batavia.
Metz was stopped on Redfield Parkway and was subsequently arrested for allegedly being intoxicated.
He is facing counts of DWI along with traffic infractions for failing to signal and keep right.
Metz was given appearance tickets returnable to Batavia City Court on July 18th.

Fallen State Trooper services this weekend.
While responding to a call near Corning Monday morning 29 year old state police officer Nicholas Clark lost his life.
43 year old Steven Kiley shot and killed Clark according to investigators.
Kiley’s estranged wife called police after she says he was showing suicidal behavior.
After shooting Trooper Clark, Kiley took his own life. Clark’s wake will be tomorrow on the campus of Alfred University.
His funeral is Sunday.

Senator Chuck Schumer is raising a red flag over the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on paper sent from Canada to New York.
Speaking at Quad Graphics in Saratoga Springs yesterday, Senator Schumer said those taxes could have a negative impact on businesses.
For example, Schumer says it could cost Quad Graphics alone 90 million dollars a year.
He believes the tariffs could also put printing companies out of business, leading to layoffs.

Last night’s ball game between The Batavia Muckdogs’ and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers had to be suspended due to rain.
The weather stopped play in the top of the 5th when Batavia was trailing 3 to zip.
The full nine innings will be finished in yesterday’s game beginning at 5:05 p.m. tonight then 30 minutes after that the teams will take to the field again to play a seven inning match to complete the originally scheduled game for tonight.
It will be the Muckdogs’ first seven inning game of the season.
After winning game one of the series, the Muckdogs look to give Mahoning Valley their first series loss of the season by winning either game tonight.

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