What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

82-year-old sent to Strong after Short Rd. garage fire in Manchester

Port Gibson, Newark, Clifton Springs and Phelps Fire Departments were all called to the scene of a Short Rd. structure fire on Thursday. Upon arrival, deputies say that flames and heavy smoke were showing from the west side of the residence. The fire had been contained to the garage and some of the living area, which sustained major fire, smoke,... more

Calling all villagers — and hamlet dwellers — in Manchester

The future of the historic Lehigh Valley Railroad roundhouse will be one of the topics at an open house Thursday about a draft joint comprehensive plan for the town of Manchester’s communities: the villages of Manchester, Shortsville and Clifton Springs and the hamlet of Port Gibson. Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan said the plan focuses on land use — permitted areas... more

State Police: Manchester man had sexual contact with 12-year-old

  State Police say a Manchester man is facing charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a young girl. Troopers arrested 55-year-old Steven Feliciano, of Manchester, for sexual abuse. He’s accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl over the last two weeks at his home. He was arraigned in Manchester Town Court and remanded to the Ontario County... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after Rt. 21 traffic stop

On Tuesday at approximately 1:14 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a 27-year-old Canandaigua man after patrol witnessed his vehicle weaving in its lane. Upon further investigation, John T. Stahl, 27, of Canandaigua was found to be driving while intoxicated and had an expired registration. He was placed through field sobriety tests, which showed visible signs of intoxication. Stahl was... more

Locke man charged with felony DWI in Manchester

A 23-year-old Lock man faces a felony DWI charge after a traffic stop on State Route 96 in Manchester. The stop took place on Thursday around 1:38 am after deputies received the report of a sick or intoxicated driver traveling eastbound. Deputies say Devon L. Luoma, 23, of Lock failed to keep right and was stopped. Subsequent to the investigation,... more

Manchester woman charged with intent to sell cocaine

Deputies in Ontario County arrested Shauna L. Janke, 38, of Manchester on June 27th for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. After a traffic stop on I-490 in Victor Janke was found to be possessing approximately 15 grams of cocaine with the intent to sell it. She was arraigned in Victor Town Court and committed to the Ontario County... more

Two sent to Strong after rollover crash in Manchester

On July 1st deputies along with Port Gibson Fire and Ambulance, as well as Finger Lakes Ambulance responded to a one vehicle crash on County Rd. 27 in Manchester. A 2004 Pontiac GTO operated by Marissa Giampaolo was traveling too fast to negotiate a curve when the vehicle hit gravel on the north shoulder of the road. Her vehicle subsequently... more

Manchester woman stole more than $25K in benefits from Geneva Housing Authority

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Manchester woman has been charged with welfare fraud after an investigation. Investigators arrested Luanne M. King, 58, of Manchester on June 21st for third-degree welfare fraud — a Class D felony, as well as four counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. An investigation revealed that for roughly six years... more

Geneva man airlifted after forklift accident at Green Renewable

Deputies in Ontario County say a 20-year-old Geneva man was injured in a work related crash, which took place at Green Renewable Inc. located in Manchester. Deputies say the accident occurred when a fork lift being operated by Jacob Lyons, of Geneva went off a ramp and over onto it’s side. As result of the crash, Lyons suffered a head... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Drunk-driving impact driven home for Red Jacket students

“Oh my god. What have you done?” screamed Elizabeth Maslyn, yelling outside the wreckage of a two-car accident in which a fellow Red Jacket High School student was “killed.” Frantically screaming, walking around, bending over and putting her head in her hands, she realistically pleaded with emergency workers to save two other teens trapped in one of the cars during... more

68-year-old seriously injured in SR 96 crash in Manchester

On May 26th at approximately 6:53 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to State Route 96 near King Rd. in Manchester for the report of a personal injury crash. The collision occurred at State Route 96 and the entrance to the Springbrook Mobile Home Park. Deputies say Trent C. Wormley, who was driving west in a 1994 Accord rear ended... more

ReInvention Brewing taps into local flavor, community spirit

From alchemy to zymurgy, ReInvention Brewing Company — Ontario County’s newest craft brewery — has a passion for the art and science of brewing the best beers possible using local ingredients. The brewery, located at 9 N. Main St. (Route 21) in Manchester, will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday. The celebration will include food trucks from... more

One sent to hospital after Manchester crash

On Monday around 7:30 am deputies were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Deputies say that a 2015 Nissan operated by Melody Metz, 49, of Shortsville was northbound on State Route 21 at the intersection with State Route 96 when she was struck by a pickup truck operated by Emile Vailancourt, 73, of Clifton Springs.... more

Manchester to showcase new fire truck on Sunday

This has been years in the making. Many local fire departments are planning events this weekend as part of an effort to recruit volunteers. Manchester is too, but also is planning to show off its new truck, which has been talked about for about 20 years, according to Rich Rice, executive board member of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department. “We’re... 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
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