WEATHER WARNING ISSUED
Written by Tom Tharp on January 14, 2022
UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning upgraded at 12:45pm on Saturday. Warning begins at 9pm Sunday and continues until 7pm Monday. Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches, winds gusts to 40 mph
Take extra care when driving north or south as wind blowing the snow across the roadway could result in low visibility.
A Rochester man is going to jail for 18 years after being part of a Ponzi scheme which defrauded over 1000 people over 11 years. 41 year old Perry Santillo was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering. Santillo bilked his victims out of over 100 million dollars from 2008 to 2019.
A judge in Buffalo has granted another temporary restraining order against the demolition of the Great Northern Grain Elevator. The temporary restraining order is the result of an appeal by preservationists of a ruling that allowed for the demolition of the damaged grain elevator by its owner Archer Daniels Midland. The city issued a demolition permit during the week but the order puts a stop to it for now. The matter is due back in court on the 24th.
The Leroy Ambulance Service is asking for donations in order to buy a new ambulance. The ambulance responds to over 1300 calls every year. According to a press release: Due to continuous repairs and anticipated maintenance costs, there is a need to replace our older ambulance. We are hoping that you value LAS as much as we do and will consider making a tax-deductible donation to Le Roy Ambulance Service, Inc. 100% of all donations will be applied directly toward the fund for a new ambulance.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center has approved an investment by Mega Properties incorporated to spend 8.5 million to buy a vacant building on Federal Drive in Batavia. They hope that the new warehouse distribution facility will bring add 11 new full time employee positions. The project will be given 600K in sales, mortgage and property tax exemptions.