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Williamsville accident sends 2 to the hospital

AMHERST, NY-- Two people were hurt following a head-on collision in Williamsville Tuesday.

The accident happened on Wehrle Drive, near Columbia just before 11am.

Police investigators say Shawndre D. Everette, 32, of Buffalo, was travelling west on Wehrle when her vehicle was struck head-on by an SUV that had crossed the double yellow lines. The SUV then flipped over on its side.

The driver of the SUV, Timothy A. Wojdan, 60, of Cheektowaga, was taken to ECMC with a back injury. Everette was also taken to ECMC with leg injuries. Both are in serious condition.

Amherst Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them at: 716-689-1311.l

Fidelis Care Awards Grant for In-School Social Work Program

Fidelis Care Awards Grant for In-School Social Work Program

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $211,000 grant from Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic health plan, to support its In-School Social Work (ISSW) program serving students, families and faculty at several Catholic grade schools. This year marks a decade that Fidelis Care has supported the program.

The grant reflects part of the funds made available through the 2013 Fidelis Care Community Grant Fund, which are distributed in the eight Roman Catholic Dioceses across New York State, including The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, to nonprofit organizations with similar missions and values of service to low-income, vulnerable individuals.

No Frills Buffalo Announces Release of Two New Books by Local Authors

No Frills Buffalo Announces Release of Two New Books by Local Authors


No Frills Buffalo publishing company announces the release of two new books by Western New York authors, “Restless Nights: 13 Tales of the Macabre” by Dr. Michael S. Albert and “The Boundless Open Sea: Essays at the Intersection of Zen and Critical Theory” by Dr. Bradley Kaye.

Self-Made Billionaire Business Owner to Deliver Commencement Address

Self-Made Billionaire Business Owner to Deliver Commencement Address

John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire and chairman/CEO of the Red Apple Group, which is ranked by Forbes as one of the largest private companies in the country, will deliver the 2014 commencement address at Daemen College’s annual commencement ceremony being held at 2:30 p.m. May 17 in Kleinhans Music Hall.

Catsimatidis oversees holdings in oil refining, retail petroleum products, convenience stores, real estate, aviation, and supermarkets with investments in both medical and industrial technology. His companies post annual sales of approximately $5 billion. With more than 8,000 employees, he is a major employer in the New York metropolitan area and upstate New York.

Blake Realty Group Committed to Honesty, Hard Work and Community

Blake Realty Group Committed to Honesty, Hard Work and Community


Licensed Real Estate Agent Paul Blake, a resident of South Buffalo, has opened Blake Realty Group LLC, an independent real estate brokerage firm serving Western New York and focusing on the South Buffalo community.

A real estate agent for nine years, Blake began his professional career as an investor. “I’ve owned and managed multiple rental properties in South Buffalo for 15 years,” said Blake, who earned an MBA from the University at Buffalo. “I understand the rental/investment market and have a vested interest in seeing the neighborhood, where I live with my family, continue to thrive. I have a passion for real estate and South Buffalo, and I am also very knowledgeable of the Southtowns having grown up in Orchard Park.”

Amherst Crash Follows Heart Attack

AMHERST, NY – On Friday, we reported that a 52-year-old Amherst man was killed when his pick-up truck crashed into a tree at 304 Woodcrest just after 4 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, Amherst Police Captain Patrick McKenna released a statement saying the Erie County Medical Examiner has determined that the victim, Robert J, Lechiara, died of a heart problem and not from injuries sustained in the crash.

Witnesses saw the truck weaving from side to side before running straight into the tree, McKenna said.

Lechiara was not wearing a seat belt. McKenna said he was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m.

Corasanti Civil Trial Postponed Until Next Year

BUFFALO, NY- The civil trial in the case of Dr. James Corasanti has been postponed until January 2015.

Corasanti was convicted of common law DWI after he struck and killed Amherst teenager Alix Rice in July 2011. However Corasanti was not convicted of some of the more serious charges he was facing, including vehicular manslaughter.

The civil trial was originally scheduled to start in March, but was then later delayed until August.