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Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio. TV: ESPN 3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: UB 2-4, 0-2 Mid-American Conference; Akron 0-6, 0-2. Last time out: Ohio defeated UB, 21-20, in overtime Oct. 5 at UB Stadium. UB quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 16-for-23 passing in his first start in nearly two years. Ke…

Bills

Here are my five takes for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins at New Era Field. 1. This might be a case of now or never for Josh Allen to have a breakout performance. The last time he faced the Dolphins, on Dec. 30, he threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 95 yards and two TDs. And that was a better Miami defense than the one he…

Buffalo

Antwan Diggs never shied away from telling his employers, friends, congregants, reporters and the youth he mentored that he was once a homeless drug addict who ended up in prison twice. "I was a bum on the streets," Diggs told The Buffalo News in 2006. And he often told the story of how he turned his life around in large part through a halfway house on Grider Street …

Sports

Former Sabre Nathan Gerbe had the lone shootout goal as Cleveland defeated Rochester, 4-3, Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena. Rochester had maintained a 3-2 lead through the second period before Stefan Matteau tied the game with less than six minutes to play on his second score of the night. Dalton Smith, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Scott Wilson each scored for the Ame…

High Schools

You’ve got to love rivalry week. Plenty of teams played their annual rivalry games Friday night and, as usual, it brought a host of highlights. Lancaster dominated the 100th anniversary of the rivalry from start to finish, outgaining the Wildcats 432-122 in a 42-3 win. Jason Mansell was 16-of-20 for 207 yards and three touchdowns passing. Shawn Davis was his leadi…

High Schools

The pairings for the Section VI field hockey playoffs were released Friday. Williamsville North, Williamsville East and Barker are the No. 1 seeds in their respective brackets. Will North is in a familiar place as the top seed in the Class A bracket. The Spartans were the NYSPHSAA Class A runners-up last season after falling, 4-1, to Section IV’s Maine-Endwell in the st…

High Schools

The longest run of dominance in Western New York’s oldest football rivalry dated further than the birth of every player on the field for the 110th T-NT Classic. Friday night marked the start of a new era in the Twin Cities. Tonawanda’s 23-0 triumph before a crowd of more than 3,000 people at George Vetter Stadium was its first over North Tonawanda since 2000 and one of …

Photo Galleries

Construction is underway to reopen the Buffalo History Museum’s park and lakeside entryway beneath the portico, in a $2 million, three-phase project. When this is completed in fall of 2021, guests will be able to enter the Museum from the Japanese Gardens through its original entryway into gallery space that has been closed for about 35 years due to water damage.

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Elegant and intimate Asbury Hall welcomed Lake Street Dive for a sold-out show on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The Boston band is known for its blend of genres, touching on jazz, Southern rock, indie pop and seemingly everything in between. See the local fans who took in the performance.

STRIANESE, Helen - Happy birthday, Mom and Grandma. Miss you dearly and God bless you. LOVE, FAMILY

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CZARNECKI - Mary Josephine (nee Green) October 17, 2019 age 52. Beloved wife of Dave Czarnecki; dearest mother of Amanda (Greg) Whitehead, Jesse (Melanie) Salazar and Steven Czarnecki; loving grandmother of Brooke, Norah, Gabriel and the late Ava; dear daughter of Mary (nee Sinclair) Green and Arthur Green; sister of Joan (Larry) Wells and Arthur "Billy" (Sue) Green Jr.; …

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SEBASTIANO - Beverly Diane (nee Burr) October 17, 2019. Beloved wife of Anthony Sebastiano Sr.; dear mother of Angela, Renee (Krista), Anthony Jr. (Erin), Melissa and Natalie Sebastiano; loving grandmother of Anthony III, Gavin, Alivia and Gianna Sebastiano; daughter of the late Richard and Marilou Burr; also survived by many sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. The fami…

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MENZEL - Fred R. October 15, 2019. Beloved husband of Donna (nee Scibetta) Menzel; dearest father of Justin (Sharmin), Jonathan, and Taylor Menzel; loving grandfather of Lincoln Menzel; son of the late Fritz and Marie Menzel; also survived by many caring relatives and friends. Friends may call Monday 3-8 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. (corner Red Jacket …

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KESSLER - Ronald W. Of Elma, NY, October 18, 2019. Husband of Mary Alice (nee Zimpher); dearest father of Fritz (Laurie), Karl (Donna), Kurt, Kris (Cindy), and Erik Kessler; also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family present Monday 6-8 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, NY, where Funeral Services will be held Monday eve…

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GOLDING - James R. October 16, 2019. Beloved husband of 55 years to Sylvia A.; dear father of Lisa (Brian) Mack and Holly (Justin) Prociv; grandfather of Serena Mack and Collin Mack; brother of Sherry Krawczyk. Friends may call Sunday 4-6 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst (1 mile north of Maple Rd., just past Klein Rd.). Friends…