Crash on State Route 96 sends one to hospital on Wednesday

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday at approximately 5:54 am an accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Manchester occurred sending one woman to the hospital. Deputies say that the two vehicle crash happened when Julie A Carr, 47, of Clifton Springs was traveling west on State Route 96 and was attempting to make a... more

Winter no parking law in effect in Farmington

Town of Farmington Highway and Parks Superintendent Don Giroux reminds residents that no Parking laws are in effect through April 1, 2017. In accordance with local law and New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, no parking is allowed on any county or town highway, including streets dedicated to the town within subdivisions. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Victor ponders future public safety options

Three decades of 90-mile-per-hour growth is a great problem and opportunity for a municipality to have. Especially if it’s occurred in the right places: population, residential and commercial development, schools and infrastructure. But as Victor, the largest town in Ontario County, has grown in density and complexity over that 30 years, one component has been quietly treading water: public safety... more

Farmington woman charged with DWI after traffic stop

A Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Hook Road in the Town of Farmington early Sunday morning. Deputies in Ontario County report that Mary D. Magistrado, 39, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was observed using a mobile phone. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. Deputies also... more

Rochester woman drove under influence of drugs

A 59-year-old Rochester woman was charged by deputies in Ontario County with driving while ability impaired by drugs after being stopped for failing to keep right. Deputies in Ontario County say that Mary A. Rubert, 59, of Rochester was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs after being found to have driven under the influence of a drug. Deputies... more

Farmington man stole a chainsaw, charged with burglary

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Farmington man has been arrested after an investigation into a stolen chainsaw in December of last year. Deputies say that Sean Harloff, 26, of Farmington was arrested on October 11th after allegedly entering a building on Belcher Road on December 6th, 2015 stealing a chainsaw in the process. He was charged with... more

Geneva woman charged with DWAI drugs after exiting Farmington court

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday at approximately 9:47 pm a Geneva woman was arrested for allegedly driving while ability impaired by drugs. Deputies say that Erica L. Dean, 26, of Geneva was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a Farmington Town Court officer made a call to the Ontario County 911 regarding a... more

Traffic stop leads to DWI charge for Newark man; also found to be in possession of cocaine

A Newark man was charged with driving while intoxicated and was also found to be in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Farmington, according to police. Deputies in Ontario County say that Drew A. Dano, 35, of Newark was charged with driving while intoxicated after receiving a complaint of a sick... more

Finger Lakes Hotel gives new look, new life to historic Trenholm

When Joe Prestigiacomo first laid eyes on the 18.5-acre hilltop property just off Exit 44, it was love at first sight. It’s probably the same way Ed Trenholm felt more than a half-century ago when he decided to build an exotic, high-end hotel there. “It was evening and the sun was setting,” said Prestigiacomo, the driving force behind Rochester’s 100-year-old... more

Farmington man threatened police officer with a knife after underage drinking party busted

On September 25th deputies in Ontario County reported to a home in the Town of Richmond for a noise complaint. When deputies arrived they found a large underage drinking party taking place. Responding deputies observed several people running from the house and hiding in the woods. As a deputy approached the individuals hiding in the woods he encountered a belligerent... more

Fox Rules wins Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes

Fox Rules recently won the $50,000 Genesee Valley Breeders’ Stakes for the third consecutive year at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington.The horse earned the victory over Empire Dreams by a narrow margin that was too close to call without the photo finish. The M. Anthony Ferraro trainee completed the 1 1/16-mile distance of the event for New York-bred... more

Charred hotel in Farmington leveled after months of discussion and debate

America’s Best Value Inn, an eyesore since it burned down in February, attracted attention Monday as crews began the work of demolishing the building on Route 96 near the Route 332 intersection. Genesee Environmental began early, preparing the site with safety fencing and other measures before knocking down the building with bulldozers. The work required a state permit, said town... more

One sent to hospital after accident on SR 96 in Victor

On Sunday at approximately 3:51 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident at the intersection of State Routes 96 and 251 in the Town of Victor. Deputies say that a 2015 Dodge Caravan being operated by Adam J. Smith was traveling in a northwesterly direction on State Route 96 and was stopped for a... more

Naples added to water restriction; multiple Ontario, Wayne towns included

Over the weekend, Naples was added to the list of locations where water restrictions would be enacted until further notice. The expanded restrictions cover towns in Ontario and Wayne County, which are fed by Canandaigua Lake. In a statement released by officials from Canandaigua, the City announced that they would be initiating water conservation measures effectively immediately. The statement was... more

Roundabout proposed as solution for dangerous Farmington intersection

Changes are coming for one dangerous intersection that is causing major crashes in Farmington. The Genesee Transportation Council approved a proposal for a roundabout at the corner of County Route 28 and Shortsville Road. It is a problem spot for drivers who often blow the two-way stop signs there and cause serious accidents. Read more from 13Wham News more

Farmington man arrested after refusing to leave bar, becoming threatening

A Farmington man was arrested for disorderly conduct after refusing to leave a bar on multiple occasions. Deputies say that Paul H. Wohlfeil, 48, of Farmington was charged with disorderly conduct and trespass after he was asked multiple times to leave the bar located at Finger Lakes Hotel. Wohfeil had to be physically removed from the bar and became threatening... more

Farmington teen found passed out, intoxicated while caring for one-year-old child

On Thursday morning shortly after 12:10 am, Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Sarah L. Beck, age 19 of Terrace Lane in Farmington, for endangering the welfare of a child. According to deputies, Beck was found passed out and highly intoxicated while she was caring for a one-year-old child. She was arrested and issued an appearance ticket for Farmington Town Court. more
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