Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 5, 2020
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 29 year old Jacob Thuman of Chestnut street Akron following investigation into a disturbance in the Town of Darien.
Thuman was taken into custody by deputies yesterday evening after he allegedly pushed another individual in the presence of a child.
Thuman is now facing counts of second degree Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He is expected to reappear in Darien Town Court on March 17th.
An Oakfield woman busted for shoplifting with drugs in Batavia.
22 year old Heidi Ettinger of Coe Ave was apprehended by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies on counts of Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance outside the Target in Batavia yesterday afternoon.
Ettinger was accused of stealing property from the store and was allegedly found in possession of drugs.
She was released with an appearance ticket for March 12th in Batavia Town Court.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center Board of Directors will consider final resolutions for two Batavia Downtown Revitalization Initiative, also known as (DRI) strategic projects at the GCEDC’s board meeting today.
The Ellicott Station and Ellicott Place projects would add 65 new apartments that support Genesee County’s EDGE economic development strategy for housing to support the growth of Genesee County’s businesses and communities.
The $22.5 million mixed-use brownfield redevelopment project by Savarino Companies is expected to include adaptive reuse and new construction across blighted property on Ellicott St as well as creating 20 additional jobs to Downtown Batavia’s business community.
Test results on six Western New York residents have come back negative for coronavirus.
Officials were concerned after they showed symptoms of the illness following a return from Italy.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says any resident who travels to an area with a high number of confirmed coronavirus cases will be quarantined for 14 days when they get home, even if they’re healthy.
Plans are also in the works to allow the county public health lab to do its own coronavirus testing.
The Buffalo Sabres hope a return to home ice will help end a four-game losing streak.
They’re hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at KeyBank Center tonight.
With just 16 games left in their season, the Sabres are running out of time to try and secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Faceoff for tonight’s game is set for 7 p.m.