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STUDENTS SPELL OUT ISSUES FOR SUPERVISORS

Wyoming County high school students challenged the county supervisors Tuesday on topics ranging from drug abuse prevention to improving county roads.

About 35 students from the Attica, Letchworth, Perry, Pioneer and Warsaw Central school districts participated in Student Solutions at the Wyoming County Government Center and Warsaw Elementary School.

Steve Tarbell II, a Letchworth Central School high school senior, proposed improving public safety by repairing county highways.

"We have a different variety of solutions for the overall safety of motorists in the county," he said. "We're showing examples of roads in our area. Some (roads) are pretty bad." He cited Weaver Road in Castile as needing improvements.

Students worked in teams with county and community leaders. The event was coordinated by the Wyoming County Business Education Council with sponsors from Pioneer Credit Recovery and Smitty's Amber Lantern in the Village of Warsaw.

The students made their presentations Tuesday as part of the Board of Supervisors committee of the whole meeting.

Arcade Supervisor Douglas Berwanger, board chairman, said issues raised by the students will be taken into consideration in devising county policy on matters ranging from improving cellular phone service to promoting community service.

In other news, County Treasurer John Edwards announced he will retire at the end of this year.

He submitted his letter of resignation to the Wyoming County Republican Committee. Edwards, 60, served 16 years.

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