Weekend News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 2, 2021
A Fire on Lake road in Avon has claimed the life of 65 year old Lawrence Stevens. At about 8:25 pm on Wednesday sheriffs, fire and ems were dispatched to a home after a report of a house fire to find one person outside who said her husband was still inside. Deputies were unable to enter the home because of too much smoke but the fire department arrived and were able to get Mr. Lawrence out of the basement. Unfortunately EMT’s were unable to revive him. One Deputy was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and the woman was sent to Strong Memorial as a precaution. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Orleans county health department announced that they have a drive through testing site at the walk in clinic. The drive through site will use the new test kits, binax cards and Abbott machines provided by the Ny State Health Department. Rapid tests are free. Health officials remind the public that if they believe they have been exposed to self isolate and wait 3-5 days before going to get tested so they don’t get a negative result from going too soon.
COVID Update from Thursday: Genesee county has 75 new cases and 83 people have recovered. 7 people are hospitalized. 4 of the new cases are at Leroy Village Greens. Orleans County has 34 new cases and 24 people have recovered. 13 people are hospitalized. We are saddened to report one person passing away in Orleans county from COVID. The next COVID update will include cases from Friday through Monday.
The Holland Land Office Museum will have different hours for the month of January. The museum will be open from Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be closed Sunday through Tuesday. Beginning in February, the museum will reopen on Tuesdays.
William Sheron Jr Was sworn in as Sheriff of Genesee County on Wednesday by The Honorable Thomas Graham. Sheron will be serving his second term as Sheriff. Sheron has had a long career of service including 21 years as undersheriff. Bradley Mazur is his undersheriff.