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Members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 3 persons this week-end in two separate investigations.

22 year old Vincent Eschenlauer of the Lewiston Road in Batavia has been charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree, a felony. The task force discovered and seized over one pound of marijuana at Eschenlauer’s residence. Also seized was thirty five hundred dollars in cash. Eschenlauer was released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.

17 year old Tyler Michaels of Vernon Avenue and 17 year old Nicholas Beedham of Bank Street both of Batavia were arrested on charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation. Task force members on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle behind a shopping plaza on West Main Street. When they approached the vehicle they found a quantity of marijuana on the lap of one of the individuals in the vehicle. They also found more marijuana in the car during a search. Both Michaels and Beedham were issued appearance tickets.

It is expected to be warmer today and even better tomorrow.
A mixture of clouds and sunshine is expected today with a high of 50. On Monday the temperature is expected to get to 71, the warmest temperature of the month so far. Along with the warm temperature it will be breezy on Monday with times ov clouds and sun. Yesterday Batavia recorded a high temperature of 47 and a low 38 and there was a trace of snow on the ground early this morning.

And the winners are. That came last night at the annual Genesee County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner at the Clarion Hotel.
The awards were as follows:

Geneseean of the Year: Lois Gerace
Geneseean of the Year: Jim Neider
Oliver's Candies is Business of the Year
Agriculture Business of the Year: Empire Tractor
Special Recognition of the Year: St. Joseph Catholic School
Innovative Community Contribution of the Year Award: Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden
The ceremony is held one a year to honor businesses who are members of the Chamber of Commerce.

A Tonawanda teen battling a serious E. coli infection linked to the Rich products recall suffers from major health problems. Nineteen-year-old Rob Ormsby consumed the recalled Farm Rich "Mini Pizza Bites" that allegedly caused him to "violently vomit."
His lawyer, Jed Dietrich has given a current update on his condition Saturday. He said Ormsby is suffering from serious kidney damage in which he has to go back to the VA hospital every day for dialysis.
He was released from the VA facility on Thursday. Dietrich also said he has been retained by two other local people who believe they may have contracted E. Coli from contaminated Rich Products. They include a 50-year-old man from Springville and a 12-year-old girl who says she ate a recalled product at school. The new cases have not yet been linked to the recalled items.

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife Kim's vision for a world-class hockey facility in downtown Buffalo will soon become a reality. Construction of the $172-million dollar HARBORcenter, planned for the Webster Block, actually started weeks ago. Saturday, the Pegulas were joined by Sabres alumni and local politicians for the ceremonial groundbreaking. The 650,000 square feet entertainment center is set to open in September 2014.

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