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Written by on September 27, 2018

Announcement on state of P.W. Minor expected by the end of the day.
As speculation over the future of the business deepens a company official at P.W. Minor has announced that a full statement on the company status will be made sometime today.
Workers have been worried about losing their jobs following a Monday morning meeting where they learned of potential layoffs and were sent home with pay for the week.
A “warn notice” was filed with the state earlier this week by P.W. Minor officials indicating possible layoffs or a plant closing.
In the warn notice a potential loss of 42 or all 82 jobs at the plant were said to be in jeopardy due to “economic reasons.”
The more than 150 year old shoe factory has changed hands recently and seen several years of financial troubles as well.

Bills Hall of Famer expected to help break ground at Batavia Downs today.
A ceremonial ground breaking is scheduled for this morning for a $4 million expansion project at the Batavia Downs.
Thurman Thomas will be joining State Officials at the gaming facility this morning to break ground on the project.
Included in the project is a new cigar bar, an expansion of Fortunes restaurant and more kitchen space for the 34 Rush sports bar.

Lyndonville man arrested for DWI after violent wreck outside of Albion.
State Police in Albion were called to respond to a motor vehicle accident on Sawyer Road in the Town of Gaines late Tuesday night.
Troopers arrived to find a vehicle in two pieces with the front of the vehicle engulfed in flames.
The driver 26 year old Brandon Woodhams of Lyndonville managed to escaped the wreckage with only minor injuries to his elbow.
He reportedly struck a tree approximately five feet off of the ground after driving off the roadway while traveling south on Sawyer Road at a high rate of speed.
He was charged with DWI and moving from lane unsafely and later recorded a Blood Alcohol Content of .15%.
Woodham is scheduled to appear in Gaines Town Court on October 10th.

Governor Cuomo has signed a new bill making it illegal for people to skip out on paying for haircuts.
Previously, it was legal to get your hair done but then leave without covering the bill.
If that happened, the only way a business owner was likely to get their money was by going to court.
Anyone caught breaking the law will be charged with a misdemeanor.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he’s ready to return to the field.
The Pro Bowler sat out last week’s game in Minnesota with a rib injury.
But, he told reporters yesterday while he’s still in some pain, he doesn’t think it’ll affect his play.
The Bills visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon.

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