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Written by on February 12, 2018

P.W. Minor the historic shoe manufacturer in Batavia, is being taken over by a Delaware investment company.
The 150 year old shoemaking business was sold to Tidewater Associates, of Newark, Delaware.
Batavia businessman Peter Zeliff was credited with saving P.W. Minor around four years ago when he took over the fledgling business on the brink of closure.
Zeliff was integral in returning jobs to Batavia that had been outsourced to China, and Under Zeliff’s leadership P.W. Minor was able to expand the brand to offer a variety of high quality footwear.
Zeliff will have a seat on the board of Tidewater but will give up his role as CEO.
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce named P. W. Minor the Business of the Year for 2015.

Alleged assault in Byron lands a Perry man in lock up.
36 year old Nicholas Stefaniak of Westview Drive in Perry was arrested after allegedly assaulting another individual causing serious physical injury and damaging their property during an incident last Thursday night.
The disturbance was reported at a Byron Holley Road residence in Byron.
After being arraigned in Stafford Town Court Stefaniak was remanded in lieu $5,000 bail to the Genesee County Jail.

Buffalo man behind bars following a one car crash in Wyoming County.
42 year old Isaac Caver, Jr. of Buffalo was arrested following a single motor vehicle accident on State Route 20A in Orangeville Friday.
Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene where they allegedly found Caver to be intoxicated and driving on 18 active suspensions.
Caver was charged with Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, DWI, along with traffic infractions.
He was ordered to be held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail and is due back in court on February 28th.

There is a new executive director at Batavia’s YWCA.
She is Millie Tomidy-Pepper, formerly the exec director of the Mental Health Association.
Tomidy-Pepper takes from Jeanne Walton who left the YWCA after six years with the agency.

Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel is out for an injury.
Eichel was injured during Saturday’s game against the Bruins.
Yesterday the team announced that he will be out indefinitely for a high ankle sprain.
The Sabres won that game four to two but they lost yesterday to the Colorado Avalanche five to four without Eichel.


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