August was a record-breaking month for Orleans Hub

Photo by Tom Rivers: A pickup truck was pulled out of the Erie Canal after a drunk driver plunged into the water by the lift bridge in Medina on Aug. 17. It took about four hours to find the black truck in the canal and then pull it from the water.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 September 2017 at 3:43 pm

August was a record-breaking month for traffic on the Orleans Hub. We had 788,862 pageviews. That topped the 780,920 from June 2016.

We tend to be more interested in the daily average for unique visitors with a goal to stay above a 7,000 average. In August, the daily average was 9,185, which tops 8,424 from June 2016. We had only broke 8,000 one other month, and that was this past May when we averaged 8,295 each day.

For the year, we have a 7,809 daily average for the first eight months of 2017, which compares to 7,112 for all of 2016.

August was a difficult month for the community with several tragedies, including two fatal accidents and the murder of Megan Dix of Lyndonville.

Here are top five most-viewed stories of the month:

1. Brockport police investigating possible murder of Lyndonville woman

2. One person killed in Barre accident this morning

3. Truck pulled from canal after painstaking search

4. Woman from Arizona arrested for killing Lyndonville woman

5. Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer this morning in Carlton

Mike and Cheryl Wertman have also been busy covering the local sports scene. The most-clicked sports story (click here) was about a local trio who will be inducted in the Section VI Hall of Fame.

Former long-time Albion football Coach Dick Diminuco, Roy-Hart olympic wrestler Lou Rosselli and former long-time Barker field hockey Coach Judith Otto have been selected for induction into the Section VI Hall of Fame. The Section VI induction ceremony will be December 8.

Photo by Mike Wertman – Former longtime Albion football Coach Dick Diminuco, shown here with his wife Dale, will be inducted into the Section VI Hall of Fame in December.

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