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Lyons man, former Boy Scouts employee in Seneca Co. faces child porn charges

A former Boy Scouts employee is facing child porn charges, according to federal prosecutors. Russell Ruth, 34, of Lyons is charged with possession of child pornography. Ruth worked for the Boy Scouts of America in Ovid was arrested after Yahoo! said it had found suspected child porn files on its servers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Investigators traced the... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Golf Channel’s Kellie Stenzel at SFCC Junior Golf (podcast & video)

With the Web Dog off this week, Jim Sinicropi sits in and shares a video of Golf Channel on-air personality and nationally renowned teaching professional Kellie Stenzel who was at the Junior Golf Camp of the Finger Lakes on Monday morning at Seneca Falls Country Club. Stenzel graduated from Geneva High School, is a former NYS Women’s Am Champion and... more

Schuyler legislature opposes Crestwood LPG plan

The Schuyler County Legislature voted on Monday to rescind its prior support for an attempt to store liquefied propane gas in local salt mines, after reports that one of the caverns may have leaks. The resolution was introduced at Monday’s meeting by legislator Phil Barnes and seconded by legislator Van Harp. It passed unanimously. The resolution was authored by Legislature... more

Syracuse in NBA Summer League: Richardson, McCullough, Lydon shine

Malachi Richardson continued his strong play in the NBA Summer League on Monday. The former Syracuse guard started for the Toronto Raptors, played 28 minutes and scored 17 points as the Raptors fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-82. Richardson, who has tantalizing 6-foot-6 size at the shooting guard spot, was 5-for-12 overall and 4-of-10 from the 3-point line. When... more

Police: Auburn man charged with felony for threatening man with hammer

An Auburn man was arrested Sunday evening for threatening another man with a hammer, the Auburn Police Department said. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said that at around 6 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the area of 132 Park Place for reports of a fight in the street. Police learned that 27-year-old Ryan Scott Kelsey had threatened a man... more

Cody Wilson’s big night pushes Auburn over West Virginia

With each of their last two games decided by just one run, the Doubledays shouldn’t have expected anything but a down to the wire matchup on Monday against the Black Bears. It took an all-around effort to secure Auburn’s (14-9) 6-5 win against West Virginia (10-14), with the Doubledays’ biggest contributor being one of the most unlikely. Auburn starter Aaron... more

UPDATE: Waterloo man wrongly charged after miscommunication from Albany about sex offender verification

After making a felony arrest over the weekend at an address in Waterloo the entire ordeal could have been a miscommunication between Albany and officials in Seneca County. Theodore N. Chaney, 62, of Waterloo was arrested on Saturday at approximately 12:30 am for failing to comply with New York State Corrections Law regulating sex offenders. According to Lt. Timothy Thompson... more

$16.2M in projects will transform Watkins Glen

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an unprecedented $16.2 million investment to further enhance Watkins Glen’s transformation into a world-class destination and cultural center – all part of his ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create opportunities for the Southern Tier. The projects announced today include $9.7 million for 14 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects throughout the village and the... more

K-9 used to locate Penn Yan man who fled officers near Keuka Outlet Trail

The Penn Yan Police Department says a 23-year-old Hamilton Street resident was arrested on multiple charges, including assault, and government obstruction after an incident near the Keuka Outlet Trail. Police arrested Tyler B. Davis, 23, of Penn Yan on Sunday around 10:44 pm after receiving a report of a sick or intoxicated subject lying near the Outlet Trail. Upon arrival,... more

Hundreds of Erie Canal cyclists to pass through Seneca and Cayuga Counties

More than 700 cyclists participating in the 20th annual 400-mile Cycle the Erie Canal tour departed Buffalo on Sunday and will reach Cayuga County this week, a Parks & Trails New York press release said. The cyclists, travelling 40-60 miles of the Erie Canalway Trail a day, are expected to arrive in Seneca Falls on Tuesday. On Wednesday, with the... more

Yanks rout Orioles in nightcap after dropping first game

Luis Cessa fired six scoreless innings and Brett Gardner stayed hot with a two-run homer and three RBIs as the Yanks cruised in Game 2 for a split of the twin bill against the Orioles. Austin Romine also clubbed a two-run homer for New York, which is now 21-3 in games when Gardner homers dating to 2017. O’s starter Yefry... more

RIDING FOR A CAUSE: Motorcycle ride will benefit Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes

This weekend, motorcyclists will be riding for a cause in Seneca County. The Upstate Baggers 2nd Annual Ride Against Abuse will begin Saturday at 10 am at the SMS, located at 95 Ovid Street. The ride will leave around 11:45 am and go around Seneca County with four planned stops along the way. At each location there will be raffles,... more

Mets splits doubleheader vs. Phillies at Citi Field

A rough fifth inning spoiled Corey Oswalt’s positive performance in only his third Major League start. The 24-year-old threw six innings, giving up one hit and three earned runs while striking out seven, but ultimately earned a 3-1 loss against the Phillies on Monday night in the nightcap of the Mets’ doubleheader at Citi Field. GAME 2 RECAP: Read More In... more

Auburn Schine Theater owner receives state approval to sell building

The stage has been set for the longtime owner of the Auburn Schine Theater to sell it to a Syracuse developer. The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has given the Cayuga County Arts Council its approval to sell the 1938 art deco theater to Bowers Development. In a June 18 letter to council board Chair Ed Onori,... more

Niagara Falls woman charged with DWI, causing three-car accident in Hopewell

Deputies say a 30-year-old Niagara Falls woman was arrested on DWI charges following a three-car crash on State Route 5&20 in the area of County Road 10. Andrea J. Hurtgam is said to have caused the three-car accident by following the vehicle in front of her too closely – striking it – and causing that vehicle to hit another. The... more

Sheriff: Clyde woman gave false statement about rape in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Clyde woman after she allegedly made a false written statement, and falsely reported a rape. Jessica R. Gallagher, age 27, of Clyde was arrested after reporting that she was picked up by an unknown male that she met on a dating app, blindfolded by that person, forced to an unknown... more

Ithaca teen faces assault, weapons charges in Tioga County shooting

An Ithaca teenager, who was sought in connection with a July 5 shooting in Richford, surrendered Monday to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office. Devin I. VanBrunt, 18, was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a firearm, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was sent to the Tioga... more
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