Former Cornell Cooperative employee heading to jail for using agency credit card on rent

A 57-year-old Hopewell woman learned that she would be spending the next six months in Yates County Jail after she used her employers credit card to pay her rent. District Attorney Valerie Gardner says Sharmayne Calvetti, 57, of Hopewell was sentenced by Judge Jason Cook after she pleaded guilty to first-degree falsifying business records — a Class E felony. She... more

EQ Committee to discuss future of Ontario County Landfill

At current disposal rates, the Ontario County Landfill has 11 more years of capacity. What to do with the 379-acre landfill on Routes 5&20 in the town of Seneca after 2028 will be the subject of a landfill master plan now underway. One idea is to convert it to a green energy park, with an effort to locate new industries... 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

Supervisors seek to reduce Ontario County jail population

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors has backed several measures designed to reduce the number of inmates incarcerated at the county jail — and to lower costs related to the operation of the facility. At their meeting Thursday night, supervisors approved resolutions that came from a group dubbed the “Campbell Commission.” It was named for West Bloomfield Supervisor Todd Campbell,... more

Traffic stop leads to heroin bust in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday around 8:42 pm deputies stopped a driver on State Route 5&20 for having a loud or modified exhaust, and upon further investigation — the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs. Deputies arrested Anthony M. Petti III, 19, of Canandaigua for driving while ability impaired by drugs. During... 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

Bloomfield woman hospitalized after making U-turn, causing crash in Hopewell

On Thursday at approximately 5:17 pm deputies in Ontario County — along with Hopewell Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance were dispatched to the intersection of County Road 46 and Freshour Road for the report of a crash with injuries. The accident involved a pickup truck and Jeep. It happened in the Town of Hopewell. Deputies say Sheryl H. Berger, 72,... more

Ontario County moving on goal to close landfill

With 11 years to go before the contract expires for the Ontario County landfill, there is no time to waste in reducing waste. The current county Board of Supervisors has the goal of closing the landfill beginning in 2028, when the county contract expires with landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who now heads the... more

18-year-old fell asleep at the wheel causing SR 21 accident in Hopewell

On Wednesday around 8:07 am crews were called to State Route 21 in Hopewell for the report of a two car crash. Deputies say that a 2003 Ford sedan, which was operated by Timothy S. Scherer, 18, of Manchester was northbound on Route 21 and rear ended a 2010 Chevrolet pickup operated by CL Binnert, 32, of Rochester. Canandaigua Ambulance... more

Palmyra man picked up on warrant for criminal mischief

Deputies in Ontario County say a Palmyra man was arrested on January 22nd after a warrant was issued. Kolin R. Crouse, 20, of Palmyra was taken into custody based on a warrant for fourth-degree criminal mischief, which was issued in Palmyra Village Court. He was located on Crimson King Drive in Hopewell. He was turned over to the Palmyra Police... more

Developments in 30-year-old tower dispute in Hopewell

Disagreement over a communications tower installed on Route 488 in 1987 is still ongoing. A petition for reconsideration was submitted Jan. 6 to the Federal Communications Commission, seeking to overturn a Dec. 8, 2016 ruling that Verizon Wireless has to review the impact of the communications tower on the adjacent historic 1867 Oliver Warner Farmstead. It is the latest development... more

Hopewell fire remains under investigation

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday around 3:21 pm crews were called to the corner of State Route 21 and Johnson Road in Hopewell for the report of a structure fire. When units arrived they found an unoccupied, abandoned building on fire. The Shortsville, Manchester, and Clifton Springs Fire Departments responded, as did the Ontario County Sheriff’s... more

Crews knock down fire in vacant building in Hopewell

The woman Don Brown said he had never seen before banged on his door, saying the building was on fire. Brown lives on Route 21, near its intersection with Johnson Road, and next door to a vacant building that was reportedly on fire. “I was afraid it was my building,” said Brown, who added he was thankful that firefighters were... more

Canandaigua man charged after attempting to flee deputies; was under influence of alcohol

On Sunday around 1:16 am deputies arrested a Canandaigua man after he attempted to flee police by speeding on State Route 5 near Freshour Road in Hopewell. Nicholas R. Bice, 20, of Canandaigua was arrested after he attempted to evade police and pulled into a driveway. When deputies found Bice, he was found to be in possession of marijuana and... more

Predatory sex assault case ends with sentence of 36 years to life

The Hopewell man convicted of subjecting a child to sexual abuse regularly for a decade, starting when the youth was 5 years old, has been sentenced to serve 36 years to life behind bars. The prison time was handed down to 49-year-old Brian Bagley, who stood shackled before Judge Frederick Reed in Ontario County Court on Friday as the now... more

Manchester man taken into custody on DWI, AUO warrant found with drugs

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 2nd around 4:14 pm deputies arrested Steven A. Greene, 37, of Manchester on a warrant for first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, as well as a multitude of other traffic and vehicle offenses. While taking the defendant into custody and further investigation — deputies found a quantity of heroin, which... more

Interviews come early for mechatronics grads from FLCC

A few days before graduating from the Finger Lakes Community College mechatronic technology job training program, Peter Wyse interviewed for a position at RCare, Inc., a Rochester company. Wyse’s interviewer, Christopher Godfrey, was himself a graduate of the same FLCC program two years earlier. To Wyse, the coincidence gave proof not only of the demand for positions in the field,... more
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