Mayville Diner owner charged with arson waives right to hearing

Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB)–A man accused of torching his restaurant in the Southern Tier, returned to court today.

40-year old Michael Ellis is charged with arson.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the smoke coming from the historic Mayville Diner last month.

The fire destroyed the nearly 70-year-old diner.

Ellis waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

His case will move on to Chautauqua County Court.

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