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A 21-year-old Springville man who was being sought by the Erie County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday night. Deniro Bly was arrested on several charges for multiple incidents over the past two weeks, the Erie County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning. Bly was arrested by detectives shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, without incident, along Hertel Avenue…

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Steelbound Brewery founder Bill Bursee wasn't born in Springville, but he's made it home for his family. He's coached youth football, raised two kids and served on the Springville Education Foundation Board. And even though he opened the flagship spot for his brewery in Ellicottville last year, Bursee couldn't turn down the opportunity to start a second brewpub in his a…

Food and Drink

After a booming five years, Buffalo's food truck growth has pumped its brakes. Larkin Square's Food Truck Tuesday, which began in 2013 with roughly 15 trucks, originally shined the spotlight on mobile food vendors. The series' popularity, as well as the success of Lloyd Taco, the city's first truck, pushed the industry into overdrive. The number of food trucks more than…

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Larry Zielinski knew his bar wasn’t going to be busy on a recent Saturday evening. “Some families aren’t back from Florida yet,” he said. Another family was celebrating their mother’s 91st (or 92nd) birthday. Others would be attending the town’s fireman installation dinner that night. Lawrences in Springville is a neighborhood tavern in every sense of the term. Not only…

Crime

A North Collins man has been charged with grabbing the breast of a female employee at a Walmart store in Springville, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened Feb. 24. Deputies were told a newspaper/publication deliveryman grabbed the woman and were shown in-store surveillance footage, the Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Dennis Bertino, 58…

Business

Seth Wochensky has a deal for you. Invest $5,000 with his organization, and you could receive nearly $6,000 in tax credits. Sound too good to be true? Not so fast. While this certainly has risks and won't be for everyone, it's also real – and very rare. Wochensky is leading a community initiative in Springville to save a historic building in the village's downtown…

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A Colden man faces several drug charges following a traffic stop Wednesday in Springville, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Deputies pulled over Kyle Keppler at about 4 p.m. on South Buffalo Road. Keppler was found to be in possession of marijuana and Xanax pills and he was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, the Sheriff's Office said. After they ar…

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The final day of business for Papa Jakes Saloon in Springville will be Jan. 26, a call to the restaurant confirmed. Papa Jakes, at 243 W. Main St., is known for its fish fry, beef on weck and standard regional cuisine like burgers and wings. It was previously Pop's Sports Bar and Grill until 2009 and the headquarters of Robinson Knife for a major stretch of the building…

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A 16-year-old Springville High School student has been referred to Erie County Family Court after other students reported the teen threatened to harm people at the school, according to the county Sheriff's Office. After they heard the statements about a week and a half ago, the other students almost immediately called police, said Capt. Gregory Savage, supervisor of the…

Crime

A Cattaraugus County man who was shot by an Erie County sheriff's deputy during an August incident at a Springville gas station has been indicted on multiple charges. Nicholas Krencik, 34, of Ashford was arraigned Thursday before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on two counts of menacing a police officer and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in t…

Crime

A Springville woman was arrested last week in the theft of more than $4,000 from a Dunkin' Donuts while she was an employee there, according to the New York State Police. Maria A. Orsini, 20, was arrested by troopers out of the State Police station in Boston on Sept. 28. She was arrested on a charge of third-degree grand larceny. The Dunkin' Donuts in Springville …

Local News

A tractor-trailer driver died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on southbound Route 219, near Route 39 in Springville, according to Erie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Scott Zylka. Sheriff's deputies reported the tractor-trailer had left the road, and that upon arriving, they did not detect a pulse on the driver. Zylka late Sunday said the driver, who was no…

Food and Drink

Aldo Evangelista is gone, but La Hacienda will live on. The Niagara Falls restaurant at 3019 Pine Ave. will be operated by the famed Niagara Falls restaurateur's family, with a planned reopening Wednesday. "Nothing's changing," said Donato Evangelista, Aldo's son. From the food to the staff, everything will be as Aldo left it, Donato said. After being diagnosed wi…

Food and Drink

The Legacy is back, dishing up dinner in the heart of Springville. It's been a long struggle for insurance agent Ted Winkey, who decided to reopen the restaurant he'd run with wife Kathy from 2000 to 2006. In October, he was hoping to open the restaurant, at 3 E. Main St., for Thanksgiving. But delays on multiple fronts pushed the start into 2018. The Legacy start…

High Schools

Lancaster throwers Jon and Natalia Surdej are in very different frames of mind when it comes time to compete. Jon, a junior, doesn’t stress much. He called the Section VI track and field championships “just a warmup meet getting ready for the state meet next week. If I do good, I do good. If I don’t, I don’t.” His best shot put landed at 58 feet, 2 inches. It wasn’t …