Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 18, 1917:
* Three Cape Cod Coast Guard stations reported hearing heavy gunfire off the coast, but could not see any naval vessels. Allied ships were on active duty patrolling the coast, but no explanation for the gunfire was immediately available from the Navy.
* British and French forces made gains against the Germans and took back more villages and prisoners.
* With U.S. entering World War I, food shortages in Western New York were expected. An effort was beginning to recruit more local farm labor to help grow food. The principal of the Buffalo State Normal School offered his facility to help educate and supply farm labor.
* Ten military horses were found dead in a train car in Syracuse. Train officials suspected the horses were poisoned.
Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from April 18, 1917: