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Medina moves Beggars’ Night to Olde Pickle Factory parking lot

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 October 2020 at 8:42 am

MEDINA – The Village Board on Monday evening approved shifting Beggars’ Night from Rotary Park in downtown Medina to the parking lot of the Olde Pickle Factory at 711 Park Avenue.

The change will allow for families to drive through and not leave their vehicle.

Beggars’ Night will be this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. (or for as long as supplies last). There will be about 600 take-home boxes or bags of candy available. Merchants and members of the Medina Area Partnership will be handing out the candy.

The event has always been in the downtown with a long line of costumed children going from business to business for candy.

But Covid-19 protocols didn’t allow that, or a mass gathering at one location.

Trick-or-treating is allowed on Halloween from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the village.

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Cheyenne E. Farewell

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 October 2020 at 3:20 pm

MEDINA – Cheyenne E. Farewell, 20, of Medina entered into eternal peace on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Cheyenne was born on December 4, 1999.

She was and will always be the daughter of Rochelle (Nellist) Horner and Jeffrey Farewell, Jr. In twenty short years, she touched the lives of countless family members, friends, teachers and coaches. She was known for her smile, her laugh and her oftentimes brutal honesty. Cheyenne always spoke her truth and encouraged others to do the same.

Cheyenne was a graduate of Medina High School, class of 2018 and was currently a student at SUNY Brockport, where she was studying to become a therapist and writer. She loved looking up at the night sky and seeing the moon and stars. Cheyenne’s favorite things in life were music, dance, writing and above all else, her family and friends. She would do anything in her power to help anyone who knew her, whether it was a ride to a party, or a shoulder to cry on. Cheyenne was a resilient soul who never gave up on hope, even at the very end.

Beside her parents, Cheyenne is survived by her sister, Maisie Farewell; her cousin, Lexus Burtwell; maternal grandmother, Gail Nellist; paternal grandparents, Patti and Jeff Farewell, Sr.; step-father, Dan Horner; several extended family members and countless friends. Cheyenne was greeted at Heaven’s gate by her grandfather, Gary Nellist.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 20th, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The family requests friends and family write a note or letter to bring with you to place in her casket, so she can be surrounded by love for all eternity. Private interment will be in Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you cherish every moment with your children, your family, your friends. Life is fleeting. The only thing we take with us is love.

Help sought in finding missing boy from Carlton

Posted 30 September 2020 at 4:04 pm

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

Dakarai Hilliard

CARLTON – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance with locating a missing 15-year-old boy, Dakarai Hilliard.

Dakarai was last seen today at 5:30 a.m. at his home on Bills Road in the Town of Carlton.

Dakarai is a black male approximately 5’6”, 130 lbs. and was last seen wearing a green hoody and blue jeans. Dakarai has a birth mark on his forehead.

Dakarai could possibly be with friends in the City of Rochester. Anyone with information is asked to contact Orleans County Sheriff’s Office at 585-589-5527.

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Sheriff’s Office asks for help identifying person in incident at County DPW

Posted 21 August 2020 at 11:49 am

These surveillance photos were provided by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

UPDATE at 6:32 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Office was able to identify the male in the surveillance photos.

ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff Office is seeking assistance in identifying a white male wanted for questioning regarding an incident that occurred on Thursday at the Orleans County Department of Public Works on West Academy Street.

The person appears to be a young white male with shaggy hair, wearing a back pack, and a dark Nike “Just do it” hoodie.

We ask anyone with information to please call Orleans County Sheriff’s Investigator Colonna at 585-590-4136 or the Orleans County Sheriff Dispatch at 585-589-5527.

Click here to see links of videos posted on the Facebook page for the Orleans County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.

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Albion man has been missing since late May

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2020 at 2:18 pm

Larry M. Maynard

ALBION – An Albion man has been missing since late May when he was last seen at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Larry M. Maynard lives on Hamilton Street in Albion. His daughter, Donna Maynard-Ault, said her father isn’t well and the family is worried about him.

The Albion Police Department isn’t the primary agency in the case, but residents with information about Maynard’s location can call the Albion PD at 585-589-5627.

“We are looking for him best we can in our area but he is missing from Strong,” said Roland Nenni, the Albion police chief.

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