Deputy suffers minor injuries after drunk driver hits patrol car in Shortsville

A 70-year-old Shortsville man was charged with driving while intoxicated after colliding with a patrol car owned by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say that David Matichak, 70, of Shortsville was charged with driving while intoxicated after failing to yield the right of way at a stop sign and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The accident happened at the intersection of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Shortsville woman hospitalized at Strong follow one-car crash in Manchester

A 20-year-old Shortsville woman was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash on County Rd. 13 in Manchester. Deputies say Kinley A. Ingutti-Lambert, of Shortsville was traveling east on County Rd. 13 when she crossed the westbound lane, leaving the north side of the highway — striking a cluster of trees. Her vehicle came to rest in that cluster... more

Driver airlifted to Strong, ID’d after crash in Shortsville

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a tractor-trailer flipped, which was carrying milk on State Route 21 resulting in both lanes of the highway to be closed for hours. The crash happened just before noon and resulted in the driver being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Deputies say that due to an unknown reason, he traveled off of the... more

Police, military honored with day at Red Jacket

The Red Jacket community will honor law enforcement, first responders and past and present military members Saturday before the Indians hit the field in a varsity football game against the Dundee Scotsmen. The fourth annual Service Bowl ceremony will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the football field on the Manchester-Shortsville Central School District campus, 1506 state Route 21. Procession participants... more

Man was high, possessed heroin during Shortsville crash

Deputies say that on Friday around 10:06 am a single-car crash on West Main St. in Shortsville resulted in a 68-year-old North Syracuse man being charged with possessing heroin. John R. DelGiorno, 68, of North Syracuse was traveling west on West Main St. when he crossed the center line, exited the roadway and struck a utility pole. The pole was... more

Red Jacket football finally gets a night under the lights

This week, Red Jacket football is set to make history, win or lose, when they take on rival Clyde-Savannah. For the first time ever, they’re hosting a game under Friday night lights. “I got goosebumps right now just talking about it,” said Travis Liberty, Red Jacket senior quarterback. “I didn’t think I would ever be able to play under the... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

Drug epidemic is topic of forum

he Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County is holding its first “community cafè” in Shortsville on Sept. 14. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh St. The coalition is an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County. Petrea Rae, coalition coordinator, said the goal of the cafè — which... more

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

Shortsville man violated order of protection

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 35-year-old Shortsville man was arrested at Manchester Town Court after having been found to have violated a stay away order of protection. Mark A. Staples, 35, of Shortsville was charged with second-degree criminal contempt after he violated a stay away order of protection by showing up at an address that was protected... 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

Bicyclist struck by car in Shortsville; public’s assistance sought

Members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to 19 East Main St. on Monday around 5:19 pm in Shortsville after a bicyclist was struck by a motorist. Deputies say a juvenile male was riding a bike eastbound on West Main St. when he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle that was also traveling the same direction. The... 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

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
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