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A security guard at a village event in Lancaster became involved in a incident with a patron and another security guard on Monday, then collapsed about 25 minutes to a half an hour later, and died, Lancaster Town Police told The Buffalo News on Wednesday. Lancaster Police Capt. William Karn said that based on an autopsy done on Tuesday, there were no signs of trauma on…

A 6-month-old baby and her mother suffered second-degree burns Tuesday night in the Town of Lancaster when they were struck by fireballs from malfunctioning fireworks, police said. Lancaster Town Police Capt. William J. Karn Jr. said a 38-year-old male was lighting fireworks about 9:40 p.m. at a home on Westwood Road when one malfunctioned and began shooting fireballs t…

The Lancaster Town Board wants to see how much Dawson Field is worth before it decides whether to purchase the historic ballpark from the Depew Union Free School District. So on Monday night, it approved the hiring of an appraiser for $1,800 –  but it was not a unanimous vote and discord was also registered by a few residents who attended the regular town board meet…

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, born on this date in 1966, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” . . . DOG STARS – Lancaster Unleashed Inc., which wants to create a community dog park, will co-sponsor the second annual Patriotic Paws Parade at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the center of the village. Dogs will be dres…

Few people start to seriously about gender inequality, poverty and homelessness at age 6. Muskan Virk is a rare exception. It helps explain why the now 10-year-old, from Vancouver, B.C., has embarked on a tour to promote her first book, “365 Days of Gratitude: My Attitude of Gratitude.” “She is a very special young lady,” said Jill O’Hara, a holistic health…

Canalside has become the center of the summer outdoor fitness craze in Western New York, but those who don’t often frequent the downtown Buffalo waterfront won’t be left in the cold in the coming weeks. Independent Health will continue to sponsor Fitness in the Parks group fitness classes in several counties. State parks have a slate of hikes, kayaks and other event…

Shirley Carnall’s family wasn’t sure what to make of it five years ago when she joined the Buffalo Outdoor Meetup group. “My dad put it this way: ‘You’re meeting people online and going into the woods with them?’” Carnell was in her late 40s when she clicked on Meetup.com and gained access to dozens of groups for hundreds of outings. It was a welcome…

May 17, 1925 – June 20, 2017 James J. Dorscheid of Lancaster, a retired purchasing agent active in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, died Tuesday in ElderWood Health Care at Lancaster. He was 92. Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of South Park High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Dorscheid worked as a purchasing agent at Hewitt Robbins …

June 19, 1935 – May 31, 2017 June E. Underkofler, who directed a nursery school in Lancaster for 25 years, died May 31 in St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., from complications of sudden onset pneumonia. She was 81. Born in Buffalo, the former June Elizabeth Farr was a 1953 graduate of Mount Mercy Academy and attended the University of Buffalo. In recent years, …

Ecology & Environment's third-quarter profits jumped 44 percent as the Lancaster-based environmental services firm's cost-cutting efforts and sharply lower income tax expenses offset a 4 percent drop in sales. E&E said it earned $252,000, or 6 cents per share, during the quarter that ended in April, up from $175,000, or 4 cents per share, a year ago. While th…

Lancaster village residents soon will be walking proud on safer sidewalks, thanks to a $380,000 federal grant that will help improve visibility and traffic signals at intersections, said Mayor William C. Schroeder. The contract has been awarded to Occhino Paving Corp. of West Seneca, one of two companies that bid on the project. Funding for the Transportation Alterna…

Interesting things happened to Joel Solly after he joined and helped establish an indoor air cleaning company in 1993 and spent a couple of years perfecting how to clean ventilation ducts without using harsh chemicals. He found out the same proprietary tea tree oil blend he developed for Indoor Air Professionals made a great air purifying gel, spray and wipes for use on…

Patrick Hall has learned during his fitness career to give the people what they want. In his most recent reincarnation of Hybrid Fitness, that means Ninja Warrior obstacle courses for kids. Three years ago, Hall converted his downtown gym into a Ninja Warrior training center after he appeared on the fifth season of the popular “American Ninja Warrior” TV series. He …