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Bloomfield fire under investigation; auto repair shop a ‘total loss’

An auto repair shop in East Bloomfield was destroyed by a fire early Friday morning. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded, along with several local fire departments to 6756 State Routes 5&20 in Bloomfield to Bloomfield Autobody and Repair for a working structure fire. Deputies arrived on scene to find approximately 30 foot flames coming from the... more

Portion of Flatiron Road washed away in deluge

A motorist fortunately was traveling slowly Thursday night because of the rainy conditions. Because if the driver hadn’t, who knows what might have happened. The motorist is credited with discovering the lightly traveled road was washed out and was able to stop in time after seeing the large hole in the road ahead of him, according to Supervisor Bob Green.... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Bloomfield man charged with DWAI after rollover accident

A 31-year-old Bloomfield man was charged with driving while ability impaired, and was also cited for driving with a suspended license after a rollover accident on State Route 21 in Manchester on Saturday. Deputies say the accident happened around 11:42 pm when Jonah P. Trauntman, 31, of Bloomfield was traveling down Route 21 when his vehicle went off the road... more

West Bloomfield fire remains under investigation

On Friday around 9:18 pm crews were called to 8605 County Rd. 14 in West Bloomfield for a reported fire. Deputies say Haroutun M. Babigian, 25, of Ionia had arrived home and found his residence to be filled with smoke. They say the smoke appeared to be originating from the basement of the home. Ionia and West Bloomfield Fire Departments... more

Group advertises major savings if every Ontario Co. village dissolved

Dissolving is a good idea, according to one group out of Ontario County. The Ontario County Values, Inc. an independent and not-for-profit corporation was recently formed to study and compare the costs of local government services in Ontario County. The latest study — aptly named “The Value of Villages” shows the likely average savings that would accrue to each village... more

Honeoye man facing charges after 20 guns found in storage unit

On March 25th deputies in Ontario County arrested a 55-year-old Honeoye man after he was found to be possessing six handguns and 14 long-guns in a rented storage unit. Investigators arrested John J. Cheer Jr., 55, of Honeoye for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon on January 5th for possessing a handgun after being convicted of an unrelated felony in... more

Bloomfield man crashes into ditch; charged with aggravated DWI

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 24-year-old Bloomfield man is facing an aggravated DWI charge after a crash on East Lake Rd. Jacob L. Nichols, 24, of Bloomfield was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was traveling northbound on East Lake Rd. in Richmond — and lost control of the vehicle. He crashed into a ditch, and... more

Farmington man possessed crack cocaine during traffic stop

A Farmington man is facing a drug charge after deputies in Ontario County conducted a traffic stop on Whalen Rd. John B. Fox, 46, of Farmington was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol during a traffic stop. Deputies say they found crack cocaine on... more

Ontario Sheriff extends ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ request

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that conditions are worsening in his county. A Travel Advisory has been issued by Povero until 10 pm. Povero extended the No Unnecessary Travel Advisory active in the county, which will remain until 5 am on Thursday. He says that motorists should use extreme caution on the roadways, especially as those individuals who have... more

E. Bloomfield man charged in burglary; linked to others

On Thursday, an East Bloomfield man was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after an investigation into events that unfolded at a Bloomfield residence. Deputies in Ontario County charged James Louis Poulos, 28, of East Bloomfield with second-degree burglary after he entered a residence illegally with the intent to steal property from inside. Deputies also say that once he entered... more

Sectional Saturday: Semifinals set for boys & girls in Section V (full coverage)

The second slate of Section V boys and girls basketball quarterfinal games were played out on Saturday throughout the region. For Wayne-Finger Lakes teams, the Wayne boys, Mynderse girls, South Seneca girls, Gananda girls, Red Creek girls punched their ticket to the Sectional Final Four rounds to be played this upcoming week. Full results from Saturday below… BOYS BRACKETS (.pdf): AA... more

SECTIONAL FRIDAY: Newark tops Midlakes, Gananda ousts Whitman, Mynderse survives (full coverage)

On one of the best nights for high school basketball fans of the year, over 60 boys and girls Section V basketball teams hit the court in quarterfinal postseason contents across the region. Full results and updated brackets below including video of a Wayne girls three-pointer to beat Geneva and full video of the Midlakes-Newark game on FL1 Sports below.... more

Civic flips twice in Ontario Co. crash; second driver who caused accident doesn’t stop

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday around 7:46 am deputies responded to a crash on County Road 30. Deputies say that Debora Trillaud, 56, of Canandaigua was traveling west on County Road 30 when a vehicle turning east onto the roadway from New Michigan Road drove into the path of her vehicle. She avoided the collision with... more

Sectionals: Newark girls shock in Class B; South Seneca girls roll (full coverage)

Thirty-four Section V boys basketball teams and a whopping sixty girls teams were in action on Wednesday night for the final night of opening round Sectional action. Only two Wayne-Finger Lakes boys teams took the court, Geneva in Class A2 and Romulus in D2, and both lost. The Canandaigua boys would advance with a 26 point win. On the girls... more

Big wins for W-FL teams on opening night of Sectional basketball (full coverage)

Fifty-six high school basketball teams from throughout Section V were in action on opening night of Sectional play on Tuesday night and several W-FL teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Full results from the entire slate of games on Tuesday night in Section V, updated tournament brackets and upcoming schedule below…   TUESDAY NIGHT OPENING ROUND SCOREBOARD: CLASS B BOYS  (Updated... more

Ontario Co. duo charged with causing damage at laundromat

On Tuesday, a pair of Ontario County residents were charged with third-degree burglary after an incident on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Myndi Nicole Contreras and Justine Lael Letzelter, 35- and 43-years-old respectively are accused of knowingly entering an area of the Lake Lady Laundromat that was prohibited to the public with the intent to commit a crime. Both are... more
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