Share this article

print logo
Local News

"No hate. No fear. Get those racists out of here." That was the message that approximately two dozen demonstrators delivered during an anti-racism rally and march on Sunday in Niagara Falls to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., where a coalition of white supremacist groups clashed with anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters. H…

Crime

NIAGARA FALLS — A pair of teens were charged early Saturday after the vehicle they were in sped past a police cruiser on 96th Street, according to city police reports. The driver, Corey Ziehm, 18, of D Street in Cayuga Village, was charged with speeding, police said. An 18-year-old passenger was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and seventh-d…

Columns

On more occasions than he could possibly count, Dan Hill used to shake his head as he walked past a memorial to one of the most dramatic rescues in the history of Niagara Falls. The big plaque, on a boulder near the Niagara Parkway on the Canadian side, explained how two workers – one named Gustave Lofberg, the other who identified himself as James Harris – were rescued…

Niagara County

The Niagara River, not long past dawn on an August morning, was turned pewter by a white sun rising in a cloudy sky. Dan Hill, leaning against a railing not far from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls, talked about the river and its moods, how the mist from the falls dawdles like a languid fist in humid air, when there is little wind. To Dan, 54, that kind of insight is s…

High Schools

Carlos Bradberry has told The Buffalo News that his son, former Niagara Catholic basketball star freshman Jalen, will attend Niagara Falls High School. Bradberry's transfer is out of necessity since the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced last month that it was closing Niagara Catholic. Jalen Bradberry earned fourth-team All-Western New York honors last winter foll…

Business

Steak Stone & Sushi, an Asian restaurant in Lockport, has expanded with a second location in Niagara Falls. Steak Stone & Sushi has opened its new restaurant at 1340 Military Road, offering its wide array of Asian menu items with a steak-stone grill that heats to more than 800 degrees. The restaurant's original location is at 5772 S. Transit Road. Owner and o…

Columns

The timing is both coincidence and absolutely perfect. In the same month that an American president accused a Canadian prime minister of dishonesty, with a trade war rumbling along a traditionally cordial border, the Niagara Parks Commission decided Friday to approve a new memorial in the Toronto Power Park at Niagara Falls, Ont., not far from the brink of the Horseshoe…

Local News

Niagara Falls’ Summer Bash in Hyde Park has been rescheduled for July 28 in anticipation of severe weather this weekend, the city announced on Wednesday. Summer Bash, a day of live music and events along Robbins Drive, was originally scheduled for Saturday. Rain and a possible thunderstorm could roll through Niagara Falls on Saturday, according to the National Weathe…

High Schools

Willie Lightfoot and Roddy Gayle haven't begun their freshmen years of high school but they showed enough as eighth-graders in helping Niagara Falls win the Section VI Class AA boys basketball championship that they soon will have reason to think about where they might want to head to college. Lightfoot, a nifty little point guard, and Gayle, a 6-foot-3, guard/forward e…

Environment

Warm weather always brings increased odors at sewage treatment plants, but the Niagara Falls Water Board said Friday it's trying to do what it can to prevent that. In the wake of last summer's "black water" incident that sent sludge into the lower Niagara River near the Maid of the Mist dock, the state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered the Water Board to …

Food and Drink

For Gary Wilcox, life has come full circle. Wilcox remembers when his father, a grocer, wanted to buy a milk-bottling operation called Creamland Dairy in Niagara Falls. His mother talked him out of it, but Wilcox never forgot about his dad’s idea and today he is the proud owner of the site, along with his son, Ryan Wilcox, and his nephew, Robert Urso. The former milk bo…

Obituaries

July 1, 1934 – June 6, 2018 John L. DiBacco, who played a major role in fiscal management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center from the 1970s to the 1990s, died Wednesday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness. He was 83. Born in Niagara Falls, the son of Italian immigrants, he and his brother, Don, were raised by their godparents, Lawrence…

Local News

Police are working to identify a body found in the lower Niagara Gorge whom they believe was a man seen going over Niagara Falls early Thursday afternoon. The man, whom witnesses said appeared to be in his 60s, was seen going into the water at Terrapin Point at about 1:09 p.m. and then over the falls. It's not yet clear if it was an accident or a suicide, said New York …

The former Honeymoon Mansion in Niagara Falls – longtime home of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Niagara – is being auctioned Saturday, more than 116 years after it was built. Cash Realty & Auctions will conduct the public sale of the 9,986-square-foot mansion at 357 Portage Road, a structure with a century of history. It's located at the intersection of Portage…