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High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College will host the 2016 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 16. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers are the vehicle sponsors and will be providing six 2016 Ford F150s for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, will be open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

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Niagara Co. Sheriff's give all clear after shelter in place


YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. -- Niagara County Sheriff's officers say that everyone is safe after a shelter in place on Lockport Road on Tuesday evening. 

Police issued a Shelter in Place around 8:15 p.m. saying residents on Lockport Road between Lutts Road and Balmer Road should stay in their residence and away from the windows while the Sheriff's Office was handling an emergency on the road.

The Niagara County Sheriff said that a call came in as a man with a gun in a house after a domestic call. Police contacted nearby residents in the area to stay inside.

Niagara County Sheriff's locate runaway teen


WILSON, N.Y. -- The Niagara County Sheriff's Office say they have located a missing 17-year-old.

Police say that Melody Emery ran away on Monday from a location in Wilson, N.Y.

She has since been located and deputies say she is safe.


NU Student from Germany Wins Photo Contest for Maid of the Mist Selfie

NU Student from Germany Wins Photo Contest for Maid of the Mist Selfie

A Niagara University graduate student from Fichtenberg, Germany, recently won a statewide photo contest for a selfie he took while riding the Maid of the Mist in August.

Well, technically, it’s a photo of a selfie being taken.

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NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army

NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army
In this season of giving, NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo. Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all NOCO Express’ 35 locations to benefit The Salvation Army.

“Our in-store campaign to support The Salvation Army was a success as customers generously gave to support those most in need right here in Western New York,” said Jim DeFilippis, vice president and general manager, NOCO Express. “Thank you to our customers and associates who embraced the giving spirit of the season to help their neighbors.”

Drums Along the Waterfront Event Seeks Support From Local Business Community

Drums Along the Waterfront Event Seeks Support From Local Business Community

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions, an annual event that brings the world’s greatest drum corps to Western New York each August, is seeking corporate sponsors for the 2016 event. Drums Along the Waterfront returns to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 7.

“Drums Along the Waterfront brings the world’s greatest musical athletes to the Buffalo area for a remarkable display of sound and athleticism,” said event director Jack Gaylord Jr. “But like any endeavor of this size, there are certain set expenses that we need to overcome each year. Therefore, we are reaching out to Western New York’s business community with a plea for support.”

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on December 19

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on December 19

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30, with the exception of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 when the market will close for the holidays.

Several food trucks are scheduled to join the market this Saturday, including House of Munch, R&R BBQ, Cheesy Chick and possibly others, and holiday music will fill the air!

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours.