posted on April 30, 2010 07:14
An elderly man struck by a car at the four corners in Stafford, has died.
87-year-old Vaughn Hahn suffered multiple injuries and died late yesterday at UMMC.
Hahn was standing on the shoulder of Route 5 just east of the Route 237 intersection around 11:30 yesterday morning.
55-year-old David Johnston of LeRoy was eastbound on Route 5 and for some unknown reason his vehicle veered to the right and struck Mr. Hahn.
State Police say charges are pending.
Troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Troop A Headquarters (344-6200)
Two jobs have been filled at Batavia City Hall, on an interim basis.
Fire Department Captain Craig Williams has been tapped to become interim fire chief. Williams takes over for Ralph Hyde, who is retiring from the department, for the second time, today. The city is continuing to look for a permanent fire chief.
And a relative of the former city plumbing inspector has been picked to take over that job on an interim basis. Ron Toal, a retired licensed plumber, took over the job from his cousin, Barb Toal, who officially retires today.
The Kiwanis Club of Batavia and the Genesee County Bar Association have given out their annual law enforcement recognition awards.
Honored from the Batavia Police Department was Patrolman Christopher Camp; Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, LeRoy Police Officer Eric Miller and Sergeant Corey Harmon with the State Police.
The attorney of the year was Batavia lawyer Dan Ryback.
All of the awards were presented last night during the local observance of Law Day.
Republican State Senator Dale Volker is stepping down after 38 years in Albany, 35 of them in the Senate.
The 69-year-old Volker, a former police officer, has scheduled a news conference for later this morning in his district office in Depew.
Sources in Albany say he will announce his retirement.
Governor Paterson's plan for a soda tax has apparently gone flat in Albany. Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch says proposal for a one-cent-per-ounce-tax on soda and other sugary drinks has gone down the drain.
The governor had proposed the new fee for a second year to help close New York's budget gap and also fight obesity. The state faces a $9.2 billion budget deficit.