Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 14, 2023
Genesee County Sheriffs are looking for a few unsung heroes to take on the much needed job of being a dispatcher for the county. There are 3 full time openings for Emergency Services Dispatchers. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must take the civil service exam, which is only given approximately every two years. This exam is available till January 25th and has been opened up to allow people from Genesee, Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties to apply. Hourly salary is 22.55-28.81. The top 3 scores in the exam are selected and new hires get 16 weeks paid training before starting.
Its most downhill ski or snowboard enthusiasts worst nightmare, falling from the chairlift. And that’s exactly what happened to a 7 year old boy at Bristol Mountain on Thursday at around 7 pm. He fell about 30 feet and suffered back pain and injuries to his face. Bristol Mountain Ski Patrol was there within minutes and he was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The man accused of murdering his parents and attempting to kill a third person in their home in Henrietta on Wednesday has a long history of violence. 39 year old Rajab Banahi has been convicted for choking a person till they couldn’t breathe in 2012, convicted of 3rd degree assault for kicking, punching and headbutting people at U of R and Strong Memorial Hospital in 2015, and 3rd degree assault for attempting to break into his parents home in 2021. His father took out an order of protection against him. He had just been released from a year in jail for assaulting an employee at Strong when he allegedly committed the murders.
Thanks to generous people coming out on December 3rd to bring items for the Stuff the Cruiser event, more than 450 local children were provided with gifts this past Christmas. An online post made by the department gave nods of credit for the “great work by the representatives of the Genesee County Probation Department, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Genesee County Department of Social Services for their help in coordinating this event.”
These kids have artistic talent and want to show it off. Batavia City Schools art exhibit at GO ART! will be kicking off January 25th from 5 to 7 pm. The display will be up till February 24th and show off the art of 22 students grade 9 through 12. There are many styles and mediums to appreciate. Go Art! Opens at 11 on Wednesday-Friday and 9 on Saturdays.