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Written by on October 4, 2018

Batavia offers a piece of history at School fundraiser.
Community members are invited to own a piece of the historic ground of the Daniel A. Van Detta Stadium at Woodward Field by making a monetary donation to the Batavia City School District Foundation.
The stadium is being demolished and the turf is being taken out to make way for a new state of the art facility.
The event is taking place Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon just prior to the groundbreaking for renovations included in the Batavia City School District’s 2020 Vision Capital Improvement Project
Any monetary donation to the school Foundation will be accepted and attendees can go home with a piece of Batavia’s athletic history.
Organizers will have shovels available for use.

An Elba man receives sentence for rape conviction.
44 year old Jason Cole of Quaker Hill Road was sentenced to seven years in prison in Genesee County Court yesterday morning.
As part of a plea agreement Cole admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl.
He pleaded guilty to Rape and Criminal Sexual Act both in the second-degree, and Class D violent felonies.
Cole avoided additional charges included in his indictment by accepting the terms of the plea deal along with a prison sentence that could have been twice as long if he was found guilty at trial.

Stafford man arrested for felony violation.
State Police based out of Batavia arrested 28 year old John Kelly of Stafford following a reported violation of an order of protection at an East Bethany LeRoy Road residence late Monday night.
Kelly was charged with a single count of first degree Criminal Contempt a Class E Felony for repeatedly violating the court order.

Nearly decade old crash in Clarence leads to new level of pilot safety.
Safety standards passed following the crash of Flight 3407 are heading to President Trump’s desk.
The Senate passed a bill yesterday that includes money to keep pilot training requirements in place.
Investigators say pilot error caused the 2009 crash into a house in Clarence Center that killed 50 people.
It’s not clear when the president could sign the legislation.

The Buffalo Sabres are looking to start the new N-H-L season with a win.
They’ll be hosting the Boston Bruins at KeyBank Center this evening. Yesterday, the Sabres named Jack Eichel as the 16th full-time captain of the franchise.
He’s already scored 73 goals during his young career.
Face-off is set for just after seven o’clock tonight.

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