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The YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced Wednesday that John Ehrbar, who has spent the last five-plus years leading the YMCA in Spokane, Wash., will be its new president and chief executive officer. Ehrbar will take over effective May 20. He succeeds Olin "Buddy" Campbell, Jr., who is retiring at the end of May after six years in the post. Ehrbar has helped lead the YMCA o…

Crime

A 43-year-old volunteer youth coach sent an inappropriate text message to a former player. That player shared it with a teammate. That teammate “phished” the coach, creating a fake social media profile, and he pursued an online relationship that ultimately led the man to Erie County Court Tuesday. Francesco Maccarrone, 43, of Buffalo, admitted to sending sexually explic…

Health and Fitness

YMCA Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Olin “Buddy” Campbell Jr. will retire from his position at the end of May, after 50 years of service and employment with the YMCA. “Buddy has been instrumental in building the Y into the impactful, cause-driven organization it is today,” Mike Dolan, chairman of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Board of Directors, said in a news release. “H…

Bills

Bills running back LeSean McCoy joked that he might have had "more fun than the kids" as his Shades of Greatness foundation teamed up with the William-Emslie Family YMCA for a holiday party Tuesday night for underserved children and their families. The event included meals, a bounce house, music and dancing, and presents for more than 300 children ages 13 and under. …