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A check for $8,000 was presented to the family of Ethan Ashcroft in City of Tonawanda Police Headquarters on Wednesday by Lou Piccone and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association. The funds were the proceeds from a celebrity bartender fundraiser. Three-year-old Ethan suffers from mitochondrial disease, a chronic and rare illness that strikes at the cellular level and may af…

A North Tonawanda man was arrested on charges of drunk driving Monday after police received several cell phone calls from witnesses that he was driving recklessly, authorities said. Joseph G. Masich, 69, of Erie Avenue, was charged by City of Tonawanda police with driving while intoxicated, driving with unsafe tires and driving without insurance after police stopped him…

City of Tonawanda government offices at 200 Niagara St. will close early, at 4 p.m. Friday,  and will remain closed through Tuesday, March 21 for repairs to the main power line to City Hall. During the closure, the city will install a new emergency generator to replace one that is 50 years old. In late May, when an underground power line failed, one-quarter of the city …

One person was injured in a two-car collision that turned into a roll-over crash on Thursday at Delaware and Fletcher streets in the City of Tonawanda, according to City of Tonawanda police. The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m., according to police. A vehicle driven by Ronald J. Clark, 79, of Kenmore, collided with a vehicle driven by Nicole M. Magliarditi, 39, of…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda doubled the money it had raised to help the ill grandson of a city police detective after The Buffalo News published a story Friday about the effort. As word spread about city police officers growing beards to raise money for 3-year-old Ethan Ashcroft, area residents also stepped up Friday, increasing the donations the officers had raised from $3,4…