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

Two children killed in Thruway crash ID’d

State Police released the identities of those involved in the fatal accident on the New York State Thruway early-Monday morning. The driver, who is in critical condition, was identified as Sean Ferguson, of Buffalo. The two children who died in the wreck were identified as Amir and Shamel Middleton. They were 9- and 11-years-old respectively. The passenger, identified as 34-year-old... 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

Shortsville man charged with possessing cocaine

On April 7th Luis A. Gonzales, 28, of Shortsville was stopped in Manchester for traffic violations. During the traffic stop he was found to be in possession of cocaine and a significant amount of U.S. currency. After a brief investigation it was determined that Gonzales intended to sell the cocaine to another person and was subsequently charged with third-degree criminal... more

Shortsville man charged with DWI in Manchester

On Tuesday at approximately 1:28 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a 45-year-old Shortsville man for driving while intoxicated in the Town of Manchester. Deputies arrested Jason D. Rush, 45, of Shortsville on Sufford Rd. after a traffic stop when they observed his pickup truck failing to keep right. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per... more

Deputies: Shortsville man punched child on trampoline

A Shortsville grandfather is accused of attacking a Red Jacket student after an incident on a trampoline, according to deputies in Ontario County. Investigators say the incident began when a Red Jacket student bumped his head with a younger child while playing on a trampoline in the backyard of a Shortsville residence. The younger child became upset, according to deputies... 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

Missing person’s report leads to police chase, multiple charges in Victor

On Sunday around 8:41 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested a 55-year-old Tonawanda man after he fled authorities, while being the subject of a missing person’s report in Tonawanda. Deputies say James L. Daniel, 55, of Tonawanda was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer after an investigation set out to locate him in Tonawanda. He was believed to be... more

One sent to Strong after colliding with tree on SR 96 in Manchester

Deputies in Ontario County along with the Manchester Fire Department responded to State Rt. 96 and Sandhill Rd. for a car into a tree on Monday around 7:36 pm. Deputies say Dennis Behr, 46, of Fairport was traveling east on Rt. 96 when he suffered a medical emergency causing him to veer off the roadway and strike a tree. He... more
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