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New leadership at Western Region OTB.
Mike Kane has been named President and CEO, succeeding Martin Bassiniat.
Richard Bianchi has been elected Chairman of the Western Region OTB Board, replacing Richard Siebert, who did not seek re-election for health reasons.
Bianchi has served on the OTB Board for eight years as the representative from Monroe County.
Mike Kane is currently the Vice-President of operations.
In his new role as President, Kane will earn 125-thousand dollars a year.

One person was injured yesterday afternoon in a snowmobile accident in the Village of Nunda in Livingston County.  39-year-old Anna Masters of Nunda was injured when she drove her snowmobile into a garage.  Masters sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.  It has been report that the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The investigation is continuing by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

Two men have been arrested by LeRoy police in connection with an incident at the Eagle Hotel in LeRoy on January 23rd.  40 year old Thomas Streamer of Grove Street in Warsaw and 41 year old Thomas Sherman of North Street in LeRoy have both been charged with assault.  The men are accused of injuring a 37-year-old LeRoy man.  The victim sustained shoulder, head, and facial injuries and was treated at UMMC in Batavia.  Both Streamer and Sherman were released to the supervision of Genesee Justice.

The first recipient of the Batavia Friends of Peace award has been made.  The first award goes to long time Congressman Barber Conable from Batavia.  In addition to 20 years in Congress, Conable also served as the President of the World Bank.  Conable will be recognized at the Peace Garden dinner of February 18th.

A Gasport man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison following a conviction on child pornography charges.  39-year-old Jason Willis received the sentence yesterday in US District Court in Buffalo. Willis was convicted following an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Investigators with the New York State Police who executed a search warrant of his computer. An examination by the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory uncovered numerous child pornography images and files, which Willis traded over the Internet. 

Another arrest at the College Village Apartments.  19-year-old Latoya Vialia of Liberty Street in Batavia was charged with trespass last night by Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies.  Vialva was alleged to have been on College Village property after being banned from the premises on an earlier date.  She was issued an appearance ticket.

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