posted on August 02, 2013 07:23
Nearly 500 runners participated in the first ever GLOW Corporate Cup 5K race.
The runners took their marks at 6:30 last night from Centennial Park.
The first to cross the finish line was Brandon Rebert with a time of 17:46.
The first female was Danielle Mellon representing UMMC with a time of 21:44.
The top team honor went to a trio from the Batavia City Schools.
The race was followed by the after GLOW, a huge office party in the park attended by well over a thousand people.
The state Gaming Commission has begun taking steps to change marketing of racetrack-based slot parlors in Western New York.
As part of an agreement between the state and the Seneca Nation, the terms “casino” or “slot machines” will no longer be used to market the race track gaming..
Batavia Downs, Buffalo Raceway and Finger Lakes tracks will have to incur the costs to change signs, billboards and other marketing tools. When those facilities opened nine years ago, they were prohibited from using the using the terms casino or slot machines. They were called VLTs, video lottery terminals.
Another arrest has been made in the break-in at Sherman Williams Paint Store in Batavia.
22-year-old Nicholas Adkins has now been slapped with a felony burglary count.
The Liberty St. store was ripped off on June 1st.
Two others have been arrested in the case; 22-year-old Michael Elmore and 21 year old Rebecca More both of Bank Street, Batavia.
Police said Rebecca was employed at the store and helped in the theft by providing a key and other information.
The Genesee County Economic Development center board, as expected, approved a $483,000 tax incentive package Graham Corporation.
The EDC gave preliminary approval to the $5.5-million project yesterday afternoon.
Graham is adding additional manufacturing space expected to generate 30 new jobs over the next three years.