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

Fairport woman arrested for felony DWI in Manchester

On Sunday around 2 am deputies arrested a Fairport woman for felony driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop for speeding. Deputies say Natalya V. Kuznetsova, 27, of Fairport was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after she was stopped for speeding. She was also charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in both the first- and... more

Manchester water tower may come down sooner, rather than later

The Merrick Avenue water tower is coming down. When it happens may be determined Friday. Manchester village officials and the demolition crew are scheduled to meet Friday morning for a pre-demolition meeting and determine the next steps. The tower is drained, empty and ready to go, said Village Trustee William Henry. "It will come down," Henry said. The 110-foot-high steel... more

Palmyra woman accused of driving with three suspensions on license

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Palmyra woman is accused of driving with three suspensions on her driver’s license. Deputies say 28-year-old Amanda Niles was arrested at about 1:08 a.m. Sunday morning. This happened after a traffic stop was conducted on County Road 7 in the Town of Manchester. WHEC: Read More more

Snowmobile crash sends Newark man to Strong Hospital

A Newark man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after his snow mobile crashed in Manchester, according to deputies. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday at approximately 9:26 pm deputies were called to Pioneer Rd. in Manchester for the report of a snowmobile accident. Both Shortsville Fire Department and Ambulance responded to the scene. The operator of... more

Tractor Supply Company employee accused of stealing merchandise from store

A Manchester man is facing a felony charge after being accused of stealing more than $3,700 worth of merchandise while employed at the Tractor Supply Company in Canandaigua. Ontario County sheriff’s deputies charged Zachary T. Jones, 32, of 36 State St., with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. Deputies said that the alleged theft took place throughout the month... 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
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