posted on June 03, 2013 07:16
Muller Quaker officially unveils its brand new yogurt plant today.
The 350,000 sq.ft. facility is located in the county’s Agri-Business Park along Route 5 in the Town of Batavia.
The Muller Quaker facility is the larger of the two yogurt manufacturing plans in the park.
The other belongs to Columbia owned Alpina Foods.
The Muller Quaker opening ceremony is scheduled for 1 o’clock this afternoon.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is expected to attend.
When fully operational, the Muller Quaker plant is expected to employ 180 people.
A plumbing problem has closed UMMC’s Urgent Care facility in LeRoy for the next two weeks.
Patients are advised to use the hospital’s Jerome Center location where extra staff has been put on to handle the increased case load.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is introducing a bill to ban texting while driving in New York.
Cuomo's bill would target younger drivers with tougher penalties by calling for a minimum 60-day license suspension for anyone texting while driving with a junior license.
This morning's Police Blotter:
Daniel Anderson, 37 of 239 S. Swan St., Batavia: he’s been jailed on a weapons charge.
Batavia Police say it’s not the first time
Aaron Zimblis, 49, of 114 Vine St., Batavia:
He was sent to jail with out bail for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
BPD says Zimblis has two prior DWI convictions in the past 10 years
And 33-yeqar-old Heather Schramm of S. Main Street: she was ticketed for Aggravated Harassment. Police say Heather texting a threatening message to another person.
The American Cancer Society is urging New York State legislators to restrict the sale of candy-flavored cigars just like a ban already in place in New York City.
The Cancer Society contends the blueberry- and chocolate-flavored cigars are an attempt to get children hooked on tobacco.