MAJOR DRUG BUST: 73 baggies of heroin, 51 Alprazolam pills seized

Deputies in Seneca County arrested Derek M. Mehlenbacher, 24, of Waterloo and Cheyann M. Saunders, 21, of Seneca Falls on April 19th after a drug investigation. Investigators say that two weeks ago, deputies received a tip of heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl being sold in Seneca County. As those investigators progressed — a search warrant was obtained. Investigators... more

DA candidates land endorsements: Conservatives back Karle; City police unions endorse Ritts

Endorsements have begun in the race to be the next Ontario County district attorney — and county conservatives made a somewhat surprising choice Thursday. Honeoye-area native Kristina “Kitty” Karle said she has received the endorsement of the county’s Conservative Committee. She is one of two Republicans running for the seat held by R. Michael Tantillo, who is stepping down as... more

Katko wants more federal funding for Owasco Lake, CNY water infrastructure

U.S. Rep. John Katko visited Cayuga County Friday to highlight his recent calls for more federal funding to support water infrastructure projects in central New York. Katko, R-Camillus, held a press conference at Emerson Park in Owasco to outline the need for more federal aid to help communities improve water infrastructure. Specifically, Katko said he supports doubling two state revolving... more

White Springs Brook washes out Turk Rd. in Geneva

One Geneva roadway is completely impassable thanks to the heavy rains that fell over the last two days. While official word has not come out of the area, Turk Rd. in Geneva was washed away by the White Springs Brook. The roadway, which sat over a culvert, eroded away from the excessive rain and runoff. Those in the area say... more

Mark Ameele appointed new director of Wayne County Probation Department

Mark Ameele has been appointed as the new director for the Wayne County Probation Department following the retirement of former interim director Dale Mead. Ameele was appointed to the position Tuesday, April 18th at the Board of Supervisors meeting, effective immediately, with an annual salary of $74,454. A 27-year veteran to the department, Ameele has a long history of working... more

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured at busy Ithaca intersection

The Ithaca Police Department says that they are investigating a serious accident that happened around 5:35 pm on Thursday. They say the accident happened at 222 Elmira Rd. near the Ithaca Shopping Plaza and involved a pedestrian and vehicle. When authorities arrived on scene they found a victim, who had to be transported to an area trauma center with serious... more

Marcus Whitman rolls out $32M school budget for 2017-18

Only half of this year’s Marcus Whitman Central School board hopefuls will go home happy when polls close on May 16. Six candidates will vie for three open seats on the nine-person Board of Education. Cory Clark, Jeff Allen, Benjamin Wickham, Tricia Phillips, Anne Burnett and Phyllis Frantel will run for the three-year terms, which start July 1. Voters also... more

Boating Advisory issued in Ontario and Yates counties

The Ontario and Yates County Sheriff’s Offices have issued boating advisories for all of the lakes in those counties. This comes just a week after Seneca and Cayuga County officials declared advisories for Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The move also comes just days after a state of emergency was declared along Lake Ontario for a flood threat, which exists predominantly... more

Water-soaked area looks to dry out in Ontario Co.

Floating debris such as tree limbs and logs in Canandaigua Lake has prompted the Ontario and Yates County Sheriff’s Offices to urge boaters to observe caution. Boaters are urged to operate their vessels at no more than 5 mph within 200 feet of shore on the lake. Boaters also are urged to observe reduced speeds on Honeoye Lake because of... more

Ovid man charged with trespassing

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 19th at 9:25 am, deputies arrested 21-year-old Jericho J. Mundell of Ovid for the charges of Trespass and Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree. The arrest stems from a complaint on East Seneca St. where Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home after the residents noticed that their propane tank was... more

Geneva to host information session on Active Transportation Plan

On April 29th from 9:30 am until 11:30 am an Active Transportation Draft Plan informational session hosted by the Active Transportation Plan Committee. The session will take place at the Hydrant Hose Bingo Room located at 61 Geneva Street. The session will have a presentation to share recommendations and then have an open house gallery of materials to review, ask... more