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3 Teens Arrested for Spray Painting Hamburg Buildings

HAMBURG, NY - Three teens are accused of spray painting graffiti on several buildings in the Town of Hamburg.

2 On Your Side first told you about this story on Monday.

Detectives have charged Samuel Echeverria, 19, Zachery Wasyl, 19, both of Hamburg, and Sean Ratliff, 19, of Angola, with making graffiti, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.

The three are accused of tagging St. Mary's of the Lake, Wanakah Pharmacy, Cloverbank Elementary School, Walmart and the Bible Fellowship Church on Rogers Road.

Investigators say they received an anonymous tip regarding the incident and used surveillance video from Walmart which they say shows Echeverria leave the store with stolen spray paint and then get into a car with Wasyl and Ratliff.  

Jay J’s Law Passes through Senate Committee, Moves toward Full Senate Vote

Jay J’s Law Passes through Senate Committee, Moves toward Full Senate Vote

Senate Codes Committee approves Jay J.’s Law at their meeting Tuesday, a critical step toward passing the legislation in full Senate

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the Senate Codes Committee approved Jay J.’s Law at their meeting Tuesday morning. Now that it has passed through committee, Jay J.’s Law begins moving toward the Senate floor for a vote of the full chamber.

2012 Erie County Envirothon Winners

Buffalo Homeschooler’s team wins the 2012 Erie County Envirothon!  Buffalo Homeschoolers team of talented students will proceed to the New York State Envirothon where they will compete against winning Envirothon teams from counties throughout New York State. 

The 2012 Erie County Envirothon was held on May 3rd at Elma Senior Center/Village Green Park.  Participating high schools included St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Grand Island, Orchard Park, East Aurora, Springville-Griffith, and Buffalo Homeschoolers.

Erie County Fair to Hold Informative Internship Sessions

Erie County Fair to Hold Informative Internship Sessions

Erie County Fair is looking for eight to ten interns to work with The Fairgrounds’ Marketing Department primarily as media escorts and to assist in various marketing projects and public relations duties for the Fair, which will run August 8-19, 2012.

Informational sessions will be held on Monday, May 21, 5-7PM and Tuesday, May 22, 2:30-5PM in the Meeting Room B and C of the Event Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.  Specific details of the internship will be explained and interviews will be held on the spot.

Students majoring in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or a related field should consider applying.  Applicants must possess excellent written and verbal communication skill, be self motivated and have a flexible schedule with the ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.  The position will run from August 5 through August 23, 2012 with two orientation sessions prior to that.

Hamburg Police Search for Graffiti Vandals

HAMBURG, NY-- Hamburg Police are looking for the vandals who left their mark on a local church and several other buildings.

St. Mary of the Lake Church and School,  located on Lakeshore Road, was spray painted with various graffiti.

Wanakah Pharmacy, Cloverbank Elementary School and Bible Fellowship Church also had their buildings spray painted.

Anyone with information is asked to call contact Detective Scott Kashino at 648-5118 ext. 2672, or the Town of Hamburg Police Confidential Tip Line at 648-5118 ext 2847. 

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Local Company Thanks Community with Discount

Cool Gel ’n Cap LLC, the Elma-based company that produces a unique first aid hat for toddlers and young children, is thanking the Western New York community for its support by offering a limited-time discount on its Cool Gel ’n Cap product. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Are Pets, Birds and Insects Making a Mess of Your Car?

Are Pets, Birds and Insects Making a Mess of Your Car?

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Is Fido your favorite road trip companion? You're not alone. A recent Canadian Tire survey revealed that 23 percent of drivers typically travel with pets but only 14 percent of them make an effort to limit dirty paw prints, hair and unwanted slobber smears by putting them in a travel carrier.