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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

Three sent to Strong Hospital after crash on SR 96

Deputies in Ontario County say a 46-year-old Geneva woman was ticketed after making a left hand turn on State Route 96 causing an accident in the Town of Phelps on Wednesday around 9:07 am. Dorlene M. French, 46, of Geneva, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for chest pain. The driver of the second vehicle, Susan L. Nemitz, 35, of... more

Shortsville woman sent to hospital after Gorham crash

Deputies say a Shortsville woman was injured in a crash on Kearney Rd. in Gorham on Saturday around 6:59 am. Jennifer Case, 39, of Shortsville was traveling south on Kearney Rd. in her 2002 Toyota when she swerved to the left to avoid a deer, which had entered the roadway. She left the east side of the road and entered... 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

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... 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

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

Three injured, service dog killed in multi-vehicle crash in Ontario Co.

Three people were injured and a service dog was killed in a three-car crash that happened in Ontario County on Thursday. According to a press release from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office the three-vehicle wreck involved a tractor-trailer, an SUV, and a pickup truck. Deputies say Darryl E. Richardson, 50, of Rome was driving a 2016 tractor-trailer west on Taylor... 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

74-year-old charged with DWI in Shortsville

A 74-year-old Shortsville man was charged with driving while intoxicated after deputies in Ontario County received notification of a sick or intoxicated driver at the 911 Center. The driver was said to be traveling down State Rt. 21 at just 15 mph. Deputies identified that driver as James H. Devlin, of Shortsville. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and... 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

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more
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