Hub set new records for traffic in June

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – A powerful storm tore through the county on June 17, taking down trees, including this one on Route 279 in Gaines.

Orleans Hub set new records for traffic in June. Our 4,757 daily average for unique visitors topped the previous record of 4,300.

We also set a new record with 438,579 pageviews for the month, which was up 28 percent from May. In June we averaged 14,619 page views each day. We set a new daily record on June 18 with 22,440 page views. That was a day after a vicious thunderstorm took down trees and knocked out power in Orleans County.

Photo by Tom Rivers – The community lined Main Street in Medina on June 9 when a motorcade passed through with the body of Medina native, Sgt. Shaina Schmigel, a paratrooper who died in a training accident at Fort Bragg.

June was the first month in more than a century without The Journal-Register in Medina, which ceased publication on May 30.

The top five stories for the month, in terms of page views, include:

1. Paratrooper from Medina dies at Fort Bragg (June 1)

2. Body of Medina paratrooper comes home on Monday (June 6)

3. 2 face drug charges in Medina (June 23)

4. Albion boy, 9, accidently shot in arm (June 9)

5. Black bear wanders to Gaines (June 23)

Cody Weese took this picture of a black bear along Route 279 in the town of Gaines.