Former Major League Baseball player and Rookie of the Year, Darryl Strawberry will be interviewed live on stage at both locations of Elim (Ee-Lum) Gospel Church on Sunday, April 27.

He will be sharing his personal story of his recovery from addiction and how he was transformed from living a destructive life to living a life of purpose.

Darryl will be speaking four times that day: at 9 a.m. at Elim Gospel Church of Lima; at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Elim Gospel Church’s satellite campus in Henrietta; and again at the Lima Campus at 6 p.m. for a regional Celebrate Recovery event.

Elim Gospel Church is located at 1679 Dalton Rd. in Lima; Elim Gospel Church’s satellite campus is located at the Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Rd. in Henrietta.

Autograph Signings will be before and after Strawberry speaks at 9 a.m. in Lima, and then after Strawberry speaks at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Henrietta. Each autograph is $10.

Know about drugs being sold or used. Speak-up. Steuben county’s sheriff’s department has a new drug tip-line.

Callers can leave an anonymous tip about drug activity or drug users who may need help. The idea is for law enforcement and other agencies to get information and work together because there’ve been seven drug deaths in Steuben county in the past two years.

The sheriff wants to cut down on illegal drug use which not only causes deaths, but it’s also a factor in many other crimes such as robbery.

The number is 844-DRUG-TIP. That’s 844-378-4847

A deadly fire in Rochester yesterday looks suspicious.

One man died as big flames billowed from the house on Hudson Avenue, and a woman inside had to be rescued.
The landlord says he was told that somebody threw a firebomb in the house. The fire department has not confirmed that, but they do think the blaze could have been deliberately set.

A busy summer ahead for road crews in Steuben county.

The public works director telling The Leader in Corning that they plan 6.1 million dollars worth of work — everything from filling pot holes to major reconstruction — on about 74 miles of roads.

Full reconstruction projects are planned on County Route 14 in Bath, County Route 53 in Dansville, County Route 54 in Fremont, and several others. They also plan to replace four bridges.

Keshequa School Merger Meeting Tonight

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, April 24, 2014

A merger meeting tonight to talk about combining Dansville schools with Keshequa Central.

It’s for residents in the Keshequa district starting at 7 at the high school. Keshequa’s school superintendant says the financial future of the district is pretty dark and he will give details to those who attend the meeting and explain why merger is an idea worth studying.

Hornell home-improvement.

The town’s getting $400,000 from Washington to be used for housing. Mayor Shawn Hogan says the money will help about 15 or 20 homeowners who can’t afford to make needed repairs — and they already have a waiting list for the money.

And Hornell’s credit score has improved, going from A to A+ by Standard and Poors. That means the city would get a lower interest rate if they have to borrow money.

Jim Kelly Back Home After Cancer Treatment

GeneseeNow —  Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is back home after treatments for jaw cancer. He was in New York city, but will continue treatments closer to home.

And speaking of the Bills, five former cheerleaders are suing the team. The ladies contend they weren’t paid for cheering or for public appearances — and they claim they were sometimes groped by fans.

June 6th — that’s the day they cut the ribbon at the new ER at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The county Board of Supervisors got an update. The 7.3 million dollar project will expand the emergency department by 7,000 square feet — with more exam rooms — some designed for kids.

And, in day when obesity is a big problem, all the rooms will have lifting bars to handle really big patients — they can hoist a person who weighs up to 600 pounds.

A familiar name has thrown her hat in the ring to be County Clerk in Livingston county. Mary Strickland is the deputy clerk now. She’s running to replace her boss, County Clerk Jim Culbertson, who’s retiring.

The Livingston county sheriff’s department reminds you of a free service they offer that can save a life.

It’s a tracking device worn by people with Alzheimers or other problems where the person might be prone to wander off.

Known as Project Lifesaver, the rescue rate has been amazing for those who wear the tracker on their ankle or wrist.

If someone wanders away, trained deputies respond, track the signal and locate the person. Again it’s free except for the battery which is $10 a month. If you’re interested contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.