From the Lockport Journal:
Today is the 152nd anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. We know that our 16th president visited the Niagara Frontier at least twice, and possibly three times, before he took his first oath of office in March, 1861. Read More…
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Crime doesn’t pay. Unless, of course, you’re selling the criminal.
Harry Riley, 80, is selling wax figures from the former Criminal Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls online. Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy and Adolf Hitler are among the 28 figures available on local Kijiji and Craigslist pages.
“Everyone thinks it’s weird,” said Riley. “They’re shocked when they see them, especially the Hitler guy.” The replicas range from political figures like Abraham Lincoln, used in the John Wilkes Booth exhibit, to mobsters and serial killers.
Riley was approached by Don Lombardi, former owner of the wax museum, to sell the items. The museum, a staple on Clifton Hill for nearly 40 years, closed in 2014.