posted on May 07, 2013 07:21
Batavia Police are investigating vandalism at three local churches.
Someone took black spray paint and scrawled the words, “Religion is a mind virus.”
The vandals hit City Church, Assembly of God and Grace Baptist Church.
The graffiti was tagged with the letters, NOZ.
Another brother has been charged in the alleged theft of high voltage copper wires in LeRoy.
A five month investigation has now been capped with the arrest of 25-year-old Dustin Nicometo.
His brother, Michael, was arrested earlier this year in connection with the same case.
LeRoy Police say the Nicometo brothers, trained electricians, entered an unidentified industrial plant in LeRoy and took the high voltage wires while the circuit was energized.
Dustin was sent to the Genesee County Jail in lieu of 15-thousand dollars bail.
LeRoy Police tell us no further arrests are expected.
The budget vote for the Richmond Memorial Library takes place today from 9AM to 9PM in the Gallery Room of the library.
There is a presentation tonight of the Batavia City School Budget.
The 42-million dollar financial plan will increase school taxes by 2-percent.
The meeting tonight is scheduled for 6:30 in the high school library.
Voting on the budget will be held on May 21st.
And, here's a story from Elba. Remember the sign on Route 98 that marks the village limits, "welcome to Elba, pop: just right?
Well, village officials thought the sign may send the wrong message that new comers are not welcome.
Village Mayor Scott Schuler and trustee Denis Rohan removed the sign yesterday to give it a fresh coat of paint.
The portion of the sign about the population, may not get replaced.