Category: Mentz

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon

Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon

A Cayuga County man who prosecutors say grew more than 100 marijuana plants at a residence in Mentz was sentenced on Thursday. Timothy Hoisington, 27, of Weedsport pleaded guilty in October to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and third-degree criminal possession of ... MORE
Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

On Christmas Eve a two-car crash in the town of Mentz left four people seriously injured. Several weeks later that accident remains under investigation. The crash happened on Centerport Road shortly before 7 p.m. near the intersection with Nauvoo Road. The Cayuga ... MORE
Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash

Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash

Sheriff Schenck says a 28-year-old Lyons man was taken into custody after a pursuit and crash in Cayuga County last night. The whole ordeal happened around 10 p.m. Both the driver and a passenger were transported to a Syracuse hospital with minor ... MORE
Community members express concern over possible transfer center at former Mentz landfill

Community members express concern over possible transfer center at former Mentz landfill

A proposal to set up a transfer station at the former landfill in the town of Mentz was met with opposition. Mentz Town Board members and residents each expressed concern with a proposal by Steven Morgan, owner of trash removal companies Morgan ... MORE
Major power outage reported in Cayuga County

More than 3,000 without power in Cayuga County, but won’t impact voting

NYSEG is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power on Election Day, but the reason for that outage is unclear. Around 2 p.m. 3,141 customers in the middle of Cayuga County were without power. NSYEG’s outage map indicated that the ... MORE
Mentz man sentenced to four years after violating drug probation

Mentz man sentenced to four years after violating drug probation

New York State Police found Joshua Ely unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle off the Thruway on June 17. The 37-year-old was sentenced Thursday in Cayuga County Court to four years in prison for that incident, which violated his probation. Read ... MORE
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Town of Mentz considering solar, transfer station projects

Town of Mentz considering solar, transfer station projects

The Mentz Town Board is in the preliminary stages of considering proposals to build both a solar array and a garbage transfer station on the town’s old, capped landfill. Developer Abundant Solar has proposed leasing just under 10 acres of the town’s ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for ... MORE
Deputies: Mentz man arrested on felony weapons, drug charges as investigation continues

Deputies: Mentz man arrested on felony weapons, drug charges as investigation continues

A Mentz resident was arrested on felony charges following an investigation involving deputies and CPS investigators. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Timothy K. Hoisington, 27, of Mentz when he was found to be operating a marijuana growth operation ... MORE
FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 ... MORE
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Teen accused of raping 10-year-old in Cayuga County

Teen accused of raping 10-year-old in Cayuga County

Troopers report the arrest of a 15-year-old in Cayuga County on felony charges following an investigation. The unnamed teen was charged with first-degree rape, which is a Class B felony. The teen is accused of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl ... MORE
Erie Canal grant may be ‘dead in the water’ due to Mentz, Port Byron pullouts

Erie Canal grant may be ‘dead in the water’ due to Mentz, Port Byron pullouts

The town of Brutus is close to losing a $418,000 state grant after another project partner, the town of Mentz, completely withdrew from an intermunicipal effort to rewater the Erie Canal. The planning grant for a Erie Canal Rewatering and Trail Connections ... MORE
Mantius, Durso to appear on WXXI’s Connections to discuss regional waste issues

Mantius, Durso appear on WXXI’s Connections to discuss regional waste issues exposed by digester report

Last week, FingerLakes1.com brought you reporting from Peter Mantius, Investigative Environmental Reporter & Founder of The Water Front Blog, which highlighted the untimely exit of a digester manager in Cayuga County. The former manager of the Cayuga Regional Digester, which was designed ... MORE
DEC files Notice of Violation against Cayuga Regional Digester after surprise inspection

DEC cites Cayuga Regional Digester after surprise inspection on March 11th

The Cayuga Regional Digester has been cited by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The former manager of the Cayuga Regional Digester, which was designed to generate electric power from reprocessed farm manure and food wastes, said he quit in January because he ... MORE