Had you walked into one of the 31 Your Host restaurants that filled the Niagara Frontier with a quick inexpensive meal and a pretty good cup of coffee, this is the menu you would have been handed as you slid into a booth or onto a stool at the counter. Alfred Durrenberger and Ross Wesson started the Your Host empire with a hot dog stand on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet W.H. Auden, born on this date in 1907, “A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it.” . . . CLEVER CRITTERS – Everything you need to know about foxes will be covered in a free informational program at 7 p.m. today in the Amherst Community Center, 4…

WELLSVILLE – State Police reported Monday they arrested a Wellsville woman on a charge of third-degree identity theft. Gladness D. Jackson, 53, was issued a ticket to appear Tuesday in Ischua Town Court. Troopers said Jackson allegedly opened an account with Seneca Gaming and Entertainment at the Oil Springs Casino, using another person’s information and without …

LOCKPORT – State Police reported Monday that they arrested four people following a fight Friday night outside Brauer’s Restaurant, 6612 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Charged with third-degree assault were Justin T. Kloch, 30, of Amherst; Joseph T. Marshall, 24, of Lockport; and Brian R. O’Connor, 40, of Sanborn, according to authorities. Charged with second-degree…

LOCKPORT – State Police reported Monday they arrested a Lockport man on drug charges Saturday following a traffic stop. Aaron S. Wysochanski, 19, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree possession of marijuana in addition to a traffic charge, failing to yield the right of way while making a left turn, according to…

An Orchard Park man was arrested Monday morning after a confrontation with a co-worker led to blows, Orchard Park Police reported. Robert J. Wozniak, 58, of Scattertree Lane, was arraigned on charges of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, according to authorities. He was released and ordered to return to court next month. Police said they were c…

“Four more years!” supporters chanted Monday evening in the atrium of Erie Community College’s City Campus in anticipation of Mayor Byron W. Brown and his declaration that he would run for a fourth term. Red, white and blue balloons framed the stage. The sound system boomed upbeat songs ranging from “We Are Family” to “Born to Run.” An invited crowd of …

Buffalo police they have increased patrols in Allentown after two gay men reported they were assaulted outside an Allentown pizzeria over the weekend. Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said detectives in the Central District were "making progress" in the investigation, he said. The two men said that at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Allen Street, near Elmwood Avenue, a…

Area golfers itching to get their game out of winter hibernation can head to the Buffalo Tournament Club Golf Course in Lancaster, which will open for the next four days, the first time ever that the club has opened for play in February. The course at 6432 Genesee St., east of Ransom Road, is opening up for play from Tuesday through Friday, with riding carts allowed on …

Indaysha Chambers will arrive at Buffalo City Court Tuesday with her toddler daughter to tell a judge what happened to the little girl. But the mother is also determined to let her daughter speak out on her own behalf. Leah Shan' Tae Lee, who is almost 3, told a Buffalo News reporter on Monday about the second-degree scalding injuries that covered 16 percent of her …

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Anthony L. Restaino, representing the next generation of a prominent Niagara Falls-area political family, announced Monday he's running for town justice. Restaino, 32, is the son of Niagara County Social Services Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino and the nephew of former Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino. A Democrat, Restaino said he inte…

An Akron manufacturer that got its start with school rulers and pencils wants to triple the size of its warehouse and manufacturing building to handle the growth of its newer promotional items business. Aakron Rule Corp., a 50-year-old company whose products are found in schools and hardware stores, wants to add more than 25,000 square feet to its 12,000-square foot wa…

He will be remembered as the sculptor who created "Scary Lucy." But David Poulin – still bruised by the national reaction to his Lucille Ball portrayal – has lost interest in bronze statues. So he has given away his tools of the trade. Poulin has donated some $15,000 worth of his foundry equipment to the Buffalo Maritime Center, where it will be used to cast par…

The bomb threat that forced the local Jewish Community Center to evacuate both its buildings, on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and North Forest Road in Amherst, late Monday morning was part of a nationwide effort that saw at least 10 such centers targeted with similar threats, according to local and national officials. Similar threats were reported Monday -- on Presidents …

LEWISTON – An ambulance crew was tending to a patient with multiple stab wounds early Monday when the suspect in the assault emerged from nearby woods and turned himself in, according to police. Shortly after 3 a.m., the Lewiston Police Department received a call about a stabbing at an address on Indian Hill Road, police said. Patrol officers found Evan Stafford, 2…

Two people were arrested and a police officer was injured following a traffic stop Saturday in West Seneca. An officer pulled over a speeding vehicle at about 4 a.m. on Seneca Street because the driver, Eric J. Luman, was traveling 62 mph in a 35 mph zone, West Seneca police said. Luman, 24, failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated, pol…