April was another strong month for the Orleans Hub

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Orleans Hub posted many stories on the 200-plus Santas in Albion from April 16-19 for the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference. The group gathered for a photo on the courthouse steps on April 18.

April proved a photo-friendly month for Orleans Hub with 200-plus Santas in Albion for a Santa Claus conference, a Civil War Encampment in Medina and arrival of spring following a brutal winter.

It was also a controversial month with parents and students “opting out” of standardized tests, residents fighting against a wind energy project in Yates and Somerset, and local villages wrestling with budgets that raised taxes.

Orleans Hub continued a strong 2015 with our fourth straight month with over 600,000 pageviews. We had 636,842 in April, an average of 21,228 each day. We set a new record in April for pageviews for obituaries with 113,722.

We also averaged 6,552 unique daily visitors for the month, our fourth straight month topping 6,000.

Here are the top five most viewed stories for April:

1. Truck driver from Medina killed in Wyoming County accident

2. Albion grad gets football coaching position at the U. of Findlay

3. Albion again named top music school district in US

4. Superintendents urge students, parents not to refuse state tests

5. Cobblestone house badly damaged in fire

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Shane Freeman slides into home as Lyndonville catcher James Ianni tries to dig out the ball during the Mustangs 10-4 win over the visiting Tigers on April 3 at Vets Park in Medina.

Mike and Cheryl Wertman have also been busy covering spring sports, offering a complete daily report on high school baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, and lacrosse.