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Police: Shortsville man stole tools from construction site

Police: Shortsville man stole tools from construction site
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 42-year-old Shortsville man following an investigation into stolen property from a construction site. Shawn Christensen, 42, of Shortsville was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Police say he was found to be in possession of stolen tools from a construction site in Gorham. He was issued an appearance ticket... more

W-FL Saturday: Kemp and Walker lead Lyons boys to fourth consecutive victory; Gananda boys pound East Rochester

W-FL Saturday: Kemp and Walker lead Lyons boys to fourth consecutive victory; Gananda boys pound East Rochester
On Saturday, there were just five boys games in the Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball league. The Lyons Lions rolled to a 39-point win over the Williamson Marauders at the Atwood Gymnasium in Lyons. Benji Kemp and JC Walker each scored 18 points to lead the way for the Lions. With the win, Lyons has won four straight to improve their record... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

VIDEO REPLAY: Bloomfield visits Red Jacket for FL West showdown (FL1 Sports)

VIDEO REPLAY LIVE NOW: Bloomfield visits Red Jacket for FL West showdown (FL1 Sports)
The undefeated Red Jacket Indians boys varsity basketball team welcomes the Bloomfield Bombers for a key Finger Lakes West showdown on Thursday night on FL1 Radio. Nate Sharman and Jason Hunt have the call for FL1 Sports. Catch the full video replay of the game below… VIDEO REPLAY: Click here for a replay of Thursday night’s broadcast on FL1 Radio... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Red Jacket boys basketball in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Red Jacket boys basketball in-studio (podcast)
The Red Jacket Indians boys basketball team remains undefeated through mid-January one year removed from their Section V Class C2 finals loss at the Blue Cross Arena. On this week’s podcast, Matt Record, Chase Rizzo, Adam Borst and Travis Hill are in-studio to talk about their season and what it will take to bring home a sectional title to Manchester-Shortsville.... more

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office

Henderson reflects on first year leading Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
After three decades in law enforcement – it would be easy to tire of the work. At least from the outside perspective. That couldn’t be further from the case though for Sheriff Kevin Henderson. The 36-year-veteran, and elected leader of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said recently in an interview with The Messenger Post that while the time has flown... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Waterloo girls top Batavia to remain unbeaten; Geneva falls to Northstar

W-FL FRIDAY: Waterloo girls top Batavia to remain unbeaten;  Geneva falls to Northstar
There was a full slate of boys and girls high school basketball holiday tournament action involving Wayne-Finger Lakes teams on Friday night. Highlights include a 4 point win for the Waterloo girls over Batavia to improve to 9-0 heading into 2020. The Wayne Eagles rolled past Greece-Olympia and improved to 6-0 thanks to 31 points and 7 assists from junior... more

Shortsville teen strikes utility pole in Manchester, shutting down road for two hours

Shortsville teen strikes utility pole in Manchester, shutting down road for two hours
Deputies say a teenage driver from Shortsville struck a utility pole during an afternoon property damage crash on Saturday. The crash occurred on Outlet and Faas roads in Manchester, according to a press release from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Jaden Murad, 19, of Shortsville lost control of his vehicle while traveling west on Faas Road. As result... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local HS teams kick-off hoops seasons

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local teams kick-off hoops seasons on Friday
Action on the local hardwood got underway with a reasonable slate of games on Friday across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, Clyde-Savannah rolled over Romulus while Red Jacket topped Pavilion. A late rally from the Big Green of Naples fell short as they dropped a 6-point decision to Mount Morris. In girls basketball,... more

Shortsville man accused of shoving 11-year-old to the ground during altercation

Shortsville man accused of shoving 11-year-old to the ground during altercation
Deputies report the arrest of a 32-year-old Shortsville man following a physical incident involving a family member. They say that Eric Ochs Jr., 32, of Shortsville threw his 11-year-old juvenile nephew to the ground while having a physical altercation with his sister. Ochs was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and transported to the Ontario County Jail. The... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County

‘EYE ON THE COURTS’: Volunteers, publication serves as judicial watchdog in Ontario County
The Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee has recently released its summer 2019 edition of its periodic publication, “Eye on the Courts,” which celebrates its 51st issue. Founded in 2000, the Geneva Court Watch Coordinating Committee was created as an outgrowth from the League of Women Voters of Geneva. With assistance from Rochester’s League of Women Voters and their well-established court... more

One person charged, another in custody as Phelps homicide investigation continues

Suspicious death under investigation in Ontario County after body found along Rt. 96
One charged, another in custody as homicide investigation continues. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest as the homicide investigation in Phelps continues. Ontario Count Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts announced that one person had been arrested, and another was being held after the body of Jean Carlos-Rentas, 28, was found alongside State... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Red Jacket’s NYS Pentathlon Champ Sara VanAken (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Red Jacket’s NYS Pentathlon Champ Sara VanAken (podcast)
Red Jacket senior athletic stand-out Sara VanAken is in-studio to talk about her NYS Pentathlon Championship while looking ahead to her freshman year on the Ole Miss track & field team competing in the Southeastern Conference. . more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Deputies: Shortsville man charged a second time with raping minor

Deputies: Shortsville man charged a second time with raping minor
An Ontario County man is facing a rape charge after deputies say he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old. Investigators say Bradleigh Mussaw, 22, was already incarcerated at the time of this arrest for a separate rape charge stemming from allegations involving another underage victim. Deputies say the new rape charge stems from Mussaw allegedly engaging in a sexual... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more
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