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The Delaware Avenue nursing home where an 82-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries in a beating last year has been fined $10,000 by the New York State Health Department. Ruth Murray was a resident of Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1175 Delaware Ave. near West Ferry Street, in Buffalo. On the morning of Aug. 26, she mistakenly wandered into a man’s r…

A Williamsville developer has acquired a former KeyBank branch in Clarence, betting that its location on Transit Road will prove attractive for a new commercial tenant. Iskalo Development Corp. bought the closed 4,288-square-foot branch at 6525 Transit from Melissa Pazzaglia, paying $640,000. Iskalo Executive Vice President David Chiazza said the developer does not …

Koike Aronson, an Arcade manufacturer, named James McAuliffe Jr. its new CEO. He succeeds Jerry Leary, who retired after the leading the company since 2002. McAuliffe was serving as president and chief operating officer. He joined the company in 2016. “I’m looking forward to taking on the responsibilities of CEO,” he said in a statement. “We have an excellent…

And the award for the healthiest housing market in New York state goes to...... Lackawanna? No, it's not another example of envelope confusion, although some might argue that financial technology company SmartAsset could be moonlighting in La La Land. The company, in its third-annual Healthiest Housing Markets Study, reported that the Southtowns city ranked No. 1 in …

Latina Boulevard Foods has swallowed up Maple Leaf Foods. The two food distributors completed an asset purchase agreement last month. Latina is in the process of transferring Maple Leaf's operations and employees to its expanded facility on Scrivner Drive in Cheektowaga. That site is poised for a major expansion, with an $11 million project proposed that will more than…

A historic grain elevator in the city’s Valley neighborhood, just south of Larkinville and the Niagara Thruway, is getting a new lease on life, thanks to an architectural firm. The city Planning Board on Monday approved a $1.8 million proposal by Young + Wright Architectural to convert the former Kreiner Malting Grain Elevator at 50 Elk St. into its new offices. T…

Groundwater at the former Trico windshield wiper factory on Washington Street is contaminated with various chemicals. There are PCBs and metals such as arsenic, mercury and barium in the soil. And various metals also contaminate standing water in a basement at the 617,000-square-foot complex, which includes five connected buildings. Those problems and others are p…

KeyBank will combine office space in Buffalo, as its acquisition of First Niagara Bank takes root. By late this month, Key will move about 40 employees from the Delaware North Building, at 250 Delaware Ave., to its corporate offices in the Larkin at Exchange Building. “The move further integrates the market leadership team and other teams and positions Key for plan…

The federal government has approved the multiple myeloma drug lenalidomide for a new group of patients, and Dr. Philip McCarthy of Roswell Park Cancer Institute was at the heart of the work. The latest approval for the drug, commonly known as Revlimid, would be for use as continuing or "maintenance" therapy for patients following blood and marrow transplants. The drug …

Erie Community College marked a construction milestone this week with a "topping-off" ceremony for its new science and technology building on the North Campus in Amherst. Crews have completed the steel structure for the $30 million, 57,000-square-foot building, which is going up along Youngs Road and will complete a quadrangle on the North Campus that includes Gleasner …

Columbus McKinnon, an Amherst-based material handling equipment maker, named Mark D. Morelli as its new president and CEO. Morelli succeeds Timothy T. Tevens, who announced in September he would retire. Morelli, 53, most recently served as president and CEO of Massachusetts-based Brooks Automation from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that, he had roles with Energy Conversion …

Fashionistas rejoice: Zara is coming to Walden Galleria. The trendy, fast-fashion store is scheduled to open this winter. It will fill 30,309 square feet and two floors. The mall declined to say where the new store will be located, but it will likely replace the Sears store that is slated to close mid-April. Until now, the closest Zara store has been over the border …

The Market in the Square's meat department has been overhauled to introduce new, designer beef. Beginning Wednesday, the West Seneca grocery store will primarily sell Simply Essentials beef, which it says is healthier and better tasting than regular beef. The Simply Essentials program has been in development for 15 years. The steers in the program are fed a propri…

Two small downtown renovation projects won the backing of the Buffalo Planning Board Monday, as developers continue to tackle languishing Main Street buildings in the city's core. Ellicott Development Co. got a green light to renovate the facade of the former Baker Shoes Building at 456 Main St., putting it in position to land a new retail or restaurant tenant. Mean…