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The Genesee County Nursing Home is proposing that the home be re-designated an Assisted Living Facility.  

Last night the Genesee County Legislature approved an application to change the home’s domiciliary classification to assisted living.  
Nursing home Administrator Christine Schaller says the title of the home is the only thing that would change. 
The residents and staff would not be affected. 
"it would lift a significant burden off the taxpayers of Genesee County. Right now, the county pays $58 per day for someone to live at the county home. if it were converted to Assisted Living, the county would pay $7 a day." 
Schaller says the State could say "no" because it is illegal for a County to own an Assisted Living Program.
She says however they are planning to contract with a non-profit organization to hold the home’s license in order for the change to pass the legal test. 

A Batavia woman arrested for allegedly violating New York’s Leandra’s Law. 
27-year-old Nichole McKerrow of Ross Street was arrested by Batavia Police for Drunk Driving while two children, ages 3 and 5, were inside the car.
Nichole was ordered held in lieu of 25-hundred dollars bail.

The Warped Tour rolled into Darien Lake.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies made 68 arrests last night – seven for marihuana possession, 58 for underage drinking.

Three suspects have been arrested in Albion in connection with a string of burglaries in Orleans County.
John Cecchini and Devon Griffin, both 18 and both of Medina along with 21-year-old Brittany Kennedy of Kendall have been charged with burglary, petit larceny and criminal mischief.

Scattered showers are in our forecast for today, but it will remain humid in Batavia with a high of 85.
Rochester broke a century-old temperature record when the thermometer hit 96 degrees yesterday. 
That eclipsed the previous record for July 17th set back in 1900.  It was also the hottest day of the year in the city.
Accu-weather listed a high temperature in Batavia yesterday of 97-degrees measured at the New York State School for the Blind.

A local mother whose son is addicted to bath salts says enough is enough. 
For the past two weeks Nicolette Lang has been raising awareness about the designer drug known as “bath salts.” 
Last Monday, Nicolette was charged with trespassing after she confronted employees at 420 Emporium in Batavia who, she said, sold the drug to her 28-year old son Jason. 
“I didn’t do anything wrong all I told him was stop. Yeah I yelled him at him, but there is nothing wrong with that, I said stop selling my kid drugs, you’re killing him,” said Lang. 
Nicolette appeared in Batavia City court today where her trespassing case was adjourned until she finds a lawyer.
She says she will continue to fight to save her sons life. 
 “I think he wants to stop, he begs to stop, but then withdrawal is so horrible that he’s got to do it again and we just have to try to get him to rehab.” 

 

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