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Bills have plan to address gate 2 problem


ORCHARD PARK, NY - The Bills take on the San Diego Charges today at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The team says staff will be on hand to address issues some fans had last week at one of the stadium's new gates.

Some fans complained it took forever to get into the stadium at gate two.

They are designed to get fans into the stadium faster.

The Bills say staff and spotters will be stationed at gate two to recommend other gate options if wait times are shorter at other ones.


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Several agencies searching along 219 in Orchard Park


ORCHARD PARK, NY-- Several police agencies have wrapped up a search along the 219 in Orchard Park.

The FBI, Erie County Sheriff's, Orchard Park Police and DEC searched the fields off the 219 Friday morning and afternoon.

Officials would not comment on what they're looking for, but did say the public is not in danger and they are not looking for a person.

The FBI says the search is routine, but would not comment further.

Viewers first noticed a police presence between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday; all officials had left the scene by about 2:00 p.m.

DEC dogs were also on scene to sniff the area.


Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

Comicon to Invade Ontario’s Forest City

 

Uniquely billed as “a celebration of nerd culture like no other,” Forest City Comicon is beaming into nearby London, Ontario this October! The event will feature costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and lots of sci-fi fun!

Comicon will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in London’s 14,000-square-foot Centennial Hall, located at 550 Wellington St. Admission is $15.

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Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

 

Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. 

The origin of this day is said to date back to 1911 when several Iowa schools first celebrated Constitution Day. Constitution Day received its first national recognition with help from a committee known as “The Sons of the American Revolution,” formed to promote the Constitution. The committee included well-known figures such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing. 

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen Veteran’s Center Named for Alumna, Long-Time Supporter

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting celebration attended by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, veterans and others from the college community. Bill Gacioch, who surprised his wife with the event, was also in attendance along with their three children and family friends at the dedication for the center.

 

OP Police Chief: "Busy would be an understatement"


ORCHARD PARK, NY - Orchard Park police tell us that the vast majority of fans that showed up Sunday for Miami game, showed good behavior. But, that there were still many fans who were out of control.

"Busy would be an understatement," said Orchard Park police chief Mark Pacholec.

Orchard Park police responded to multiple incidents around Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday, before, during, and after the Bills game. Incidents, such as public intoxication, disorderly conduct and vandalism.

"I can't give you a specific number, we're actually still trying to tally that," Pacholec said.

At this point, police say they've arrested eight people -- the average number is about two or three. Police had between 100 to 150 calls Sunday -- 10 times more than they usually do. And, there were about 20 thefts -- many of which were from vehicles.