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High Expectations for Lakemen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- Wilson has a lot to build off of from last season. Bill Atlas's squad ended 2012 with a 6-3 overall record and was just one game away from reaching the sectional championship. But Coach Atlas still has some players to get ready if Wilson wants to reach the playoffs again.

"We had a pretty good season last year, we finished up making it up to the sectional semis but we also graduated about 15 seniors so we've got some big shoes to fill. We've got a couple linemen back, my quarterback is back so we're expecting big things," Bill Atlas told Two on Your Side's Stu Boyar at the Lions Ad-Pro All Star Game.

Gas Prices are High Locally, but Should be Coming Down Soon

By Michael Wooten, 2 On Your Side

Our national news partners at USA Today tell us there's quite a bit of good news when it comes to gas prices. But first, let's see where we stand right now.

The local average for gas is about $3.84 a gallon, much higher than the national average of $3.56. But it should get cheaper for everyone. The experts say we should see prices here locally at around $3.67 a gallon in the coming weeks.

That's 17 cents cheaper than where we are now.

And it gets even better. 2014 should bring a lot of relief, unlike the past three years.

The Energy Information Administration predicts gas next year will average $3.37 a gallon nationally. That's down 15 cents from this year, and the lowest national average since 2010.

Starpoint's O-Line A Work in Progress

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- After going 4-5 last season, Al Cavagnaro faces another challenge with the Spartans this season. This year, Starpoint has some adjusting to do especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Even though the Spartans have the same amount of starters returning on both sides of the ball, Coach Cavagnaro explains why the offense needs more work.
"We have six on both sides of the ball, not the same kids but six on each side of the ball. The defensive line is not bad, I've got three of those four kids back but I had a very good offensive line last year that were all seniors," Coach Cavagnaro told Two on Your Side's Jonah Javad at the Lions Ad-Pro All Star Game.

Family Copes With Child's Autism, Diabetes Diagnosis

Ransomville, NY - A Niagara County family is now reaching out after learning their child has been diagnosed with the two very serious conditions of autism and Type 1 diabetes. 

Swinging in the backyard with his Dad is one of Jack Schroeder's favorite things to do after a day of school at Summit Education Resources. Mike and Nicole Schroeder make sure they spend plenty of time with their son who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months. But now there is another challenge with another diagnosis of the Type 1 diabetes. As Mike Schroeder puts it "The autism was a lot to deal with at first. Then suddenly...oh my....juvenile diabetes."

Falls Councilmembers Once Strongly Opposed, Now More Optimistic About Hamister Project

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - It seems some members of the Niagara Falls city council that voted to table a hotel deal last month, are now more optimistic about the future of the project.

2 On Your Side has been asking for two weeks why they were stalling the plan, and now, we have learned there are fewer issues holding up the deal.

When the $25 million Hamister project was set to be voted on last month, there was strong opposition to the project, and the tone of lawmakers put the development in jeopardy.

"We're not in the business to fund people's projects or dreams," said councilman Glenn Choolokian.

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Gas Station

SANBORN, NY-- New York State Police are searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery of a gas station in Sanborn.

Troopers say a white male walked into the Valero Gas Station on Route 31 in Sanborn July 30th, displayed a weapon to the clerk and demanded money.  The suspect then left the store in a light colored 1995-1998 Acura TL with a rear spoiler.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20's-30's, with a slender build, dark hair, wearing a dark blue hoodie, blue jeans and dark foot wear. 

Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest.  The tipline to call is:  716-867-6161.

‘Steep Drop’ is Latest Release from No Frills Buffalo

‘Steep Drop’ is Latest Release from No Frills Buffalo

 

“Steep Drop,” the first novel from Pennsylvania author Kevin Richard White, recently became the 22nd new release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company. 

White is also the author of a poetry collection titled “Handprint on the Windshield,” published by Black Coffee Press, and has been published in Kutztown University of Pennsylvania’s two literary magazines, Shoofly and Essence.