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Buffalo State's Ronni Kordrupel (Iroquois) was named SUNYAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week. A senior, Kordrupel broke a 22-year-old school record in the 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 39 seconds, finishing as the top Division III runner at the Roberts Wesleyan Harry F. Anderson Invitational. The previous record was 18:46 by Lynn Lambright in 1996. Kordrupel finish…

Third round pool play is next for Matt Anderson of West Seneca and the U.S. National team in the FIVB World Championships in Bulgaria and Italy. The scene will shift to Turin, Italy for the final pool round, semifinals and championship matches. The U.S will face Russia on Thursday, and Brazil on Friday. Wednesday’s matches have Brazil facing Russia and Italy taking on Ser…

Twenty new members to the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday night at the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Avenue in Lackawanna. Induction ceremonies will follow a 6 p.m. cocktail hour and dinner at 7 p.m. The honorees: Martha Amoretti, Matthew Chimera, Paul Crowley, Mary Ann Del Signore, Frank Gawronski, Dave Hauser, Jeff Kubera, M…

Orchard Park bounced back from a four-set loss to ECIC I rival Williamsville North last Friday to sweep a division girls volleyball match on Monday over Lancaster, 25-23, 25-17, 29-27 to go to 7-1 in league play. "We fought through injuries a few weeks ago when we had three girls out," said Orchard Park coach Greg Lardo. "This was the first match we didn’t have to hold an…

Guppies, angelfish, tropical fish and fish tanks will be among the items available Oct. 7 at the Allegheny River Valley Aquarium Society's annual auction. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the auction starts at 11 a.m. at the John Ash Community Center, 112 N. Barry St. in Olean. Admission is free. Anyone can buy or sell items. Everything sold must be related to fish-ke…

Bills

This week in respecting the process ... The Bills have been blown out in their first two games and are heavy underdogs on the road today against a Super Bowl contender in Minneapolis. (At least that's where we assume the team plane landed.) Josh Allen will make his first road start against a stout Vikings defense and a proven passer, Kirk Cousins, whom many Bills fan…

By Michael Scully I am a practicing Catholic whose faith is the very foundation of his life, and who is actively involved in my parish as a lector, eucharistic minister, catechist and a recently appointed parish trustee. Here's an understatement: The Catholic church is under a great deal of fire, and to a large degree, rightfully so. The inappropriate handling and co…

Health and Fitness

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester announced Friday that they have been awarded more than $19 million to create the first program in the nation dedicated to the study of flavored tobacco. “We’re really excited about initiating this work, because no one has ever looked at flavored tobacco in such a comprehensive and systematic way,” …

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The new Lockport Family YMCA at 5833 Snyder Drive in the Town of Lockport will open at 5 a.m. Oct. 1, said Geoffrey Falkner, communications director of YMCA Buffalo Niagara. The old Lockport YMCA on East Avenue in the City of Lockport will close for good at 5 p.m. Sept. 26, Falkner said, and the 92-year-old building is up for sale. A community open house at the new f…

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A few days ago, Lance Cpl. Thomas Rosebraugh was studying his options at a kitchen table in Wilson. He pored over road maps with Steve LaRock, a retired school superintendent, whose family is providing Thomas and his wife Sheylee with temporary shelter. Thomas is stationed at Camp Lejeune, along a North Carolina coastline hammered by Hurricane Florence. Worried about wh…

Business

Grand Island is moving closer to a possible purchase of CannonDesign's headquarters for use as a new town hall. The Town Board on Monday night voted to seek appraisals of both Cannon's building and of Grand Island's 50-year-old Town Hall and to ask department heads for short- and long-term assessments of their space requirements. Supervisor Nathan McMurray said town …

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Kelly of the University at Buffalo was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women’s soccer. It was the second time Kelly has been named for the honor this season and the third week a UB player has been honored. Kelly (Wilson) earned her sixth straight win with a pair of saves in the second half to secure a 3-1 victory ove…

Crime

An admitted drug dealer out on bail while awaiting sentencing is facing new allegations linking him to a fatal overdose in Lancaster. Nathaniel Myers, who prosecutors claim is a leader of the LRGP street gang, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and was ordered held without bail. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Violanti said Myers was schedul…

Niagara Wheatfield, the first-place team in the Niagara Division of the Niagara Frontier League, triumphed at Kenmore East, 3-1, to improve to 6-1 in boys soccer play on Monday. Junior forward Jacob Vallas scored twice for the Falcons with senior midfielder Alexis Leon assisting on each goal. Leon scored the other goal for N-W. The loss dropped Kenmore East to 3-2 in NFL…

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Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Aug. 10. AKRON • 21 Monroe St., Steven J. Pautler to Neil R. Donhauser, $115,000. ALDEN • 140 Kristoria Lane, Ann M. Gorski; Jeffrey J. Gorski to Leah Dobson; Stephen Dobson, $305,000. • 1215 Two Rod Road, Anthony S. Kaminski; Joanne M. Kam…