Weekend News Briefing

Written by on September 8, 2018

Local newsman takes job as marketing director of GCEDC.
Jim Krencik left his job as a journalist for the Batavia Daily News a week ago to become the new director of marketing and communications for the Genesee County Economic Development Center.
Krencik covered economic development locally and in his eight-year career reporting the deals and projects he became interested in helping the developments happen himself…

He replaces Rachael Tabelski, who is now director of the Batavia Development Corp.
Krenick had worked for the Daily News for five and a half years before his departure.
He starts out the job at 47-thousand dollars annually.
For more on the story check the article from our news partner The Batavian.

The House Ethics Committee is taking a closer look at Western New York Congressman Chris Collins.
The Buffalo News reports a special committee will review allegations made against Collins and will figure out if he needs to be punished by the entire House.
One potential penalty could see him being expelled.
Collins has already suspended his re-election campaign after being arrested on federal charges related to fraud.
His spokesman hasn’t commented on this new development.

The Batavia Muckdogs General Manager says the Dogs will be back in Batavia next year but he will not be.
Dave Chase said he will not return as General Manager for the 2019 season.
He said he had a one year deal with the NYP league, the owner of the Muckdogs, and he finished that year.

New York State is running out of time to remove I Love New York tourism signs from the Thruway.
If they’re not taken down by September 30th, the state won’t get the money back from a 14 million dollar fine the government handed down.
The Federal Highway Administration says the signs could potentially distract drivers, but state officials disagree.

Horse race down Cedar Street in Batavia.
The Batavia Downs was not the only place to see a high speed horse in the city this week.
Police chief Shawn Heubusch reported that City Police Officer Perkins caught “Lilly” a female horse following a brief foot chase on Cedar Street Thursday night.
Further investigation revealed that Lilly escaped the Genesee County Fairgrounds for a midnight stroll and Officer Perkins along with Officer Degroot corralled the mare back onto the grounds.
Lilly was reunited with her owner without incident.


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