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Offensive outburst leads Geneva softball to win over Midlakes

The Geneva softball team picked up its fifth win of the season as the Panthers cruised to a 17-1 win over Midlakes in six innings on Wednesday. Shannon Gallagher picked up the win in the circle after allowing just five hits and striking out five. Julianna Trunzo led the Geneva offense with three hits, including a first-inning, 2-run home run,... more

MOTHER CHARGED: 4-year-old gets into medicine, hospitalized several days after being found unresponsive

A Clifton Springs woman was charged after investigators say she failed to secure prescription medication, allowing a 4-year-old child to ingest a large quantity of it. Deputies charged Jennifer Lynn Rice, 27, of Clifton Springs with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation revealed that she failed to secure medication on April 17th allowing a child to ingest... 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

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

Phelps man airlifted to Strong after ATV rollover on CR 6

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 15th at approximately 8:46 pm deputies responded to the area of 1350 County Rd. 6 for an ATV rollover accident. It was initially reported that one of the parties involved was complaning of a neck injury, and as result of the investigation that ensued — deputies learned that Connor Fox, 23,... more

Phelps man found slumped over wheel, charged with felony DWI

A Clifton Springs man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a complaint was filed with the 911 Center that a driver was slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle in Phelps. Deputies say 21-year-old Christopher Kane, of Clifton Springs was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, and driving while ability impaired by drugs.... more

Buffalo-area volleyball coach accused of sexual contact with Phelps teen

On Wednesday New York State Police Investigators arrested 39-year-old Andrew T. Murtha, of Depew for third-degree criminal sexual act – a Class E felony, and first-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor – a Class D felony. The charges are the result of an investigation, which revealed Murtha exchanged messages and pictures with a 16-year-old boy on a social media... more

Lyons woman charged with DWI in Phelps

A Lyons woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Mott Rd. in Phelps. Deputies say Beth Anne Michaels, 49, of Lyons was charged with driving while intoxicated after the traffic stop. A breath sample was provided at the Ontario County Jail after the arrest and confirmed that she was driving over the legal limit. The... 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

Phelps historical society to discuss aquatic recreation

Phelps Community Historical Society will host Jim Artemis as he presents “Kayaking and Canoeing in the Region” at 7 p.m. April 20 at Phelps American Legion, 1346 state Route 96. Bill Smith, of Finger Lakes Boating Museum, will host the free program. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 315-548-4940. Daily Messenger: Read More more

WEBER: Katie MacIntyre & the Boston Marathon and Menzo Case on financial markets (podcast)

Generations Bank President Menzo Case and Marketing Director Katie MacIntyre join the Web Dog in-studio to talk about the Right to Run 19K, Katie’s participation in the upcoming Boston Marathon, and Menzo’s take on the current financial climate and healthcare situation in America. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Midlakes to honor grads of distinction

Midlakes to honor grads of distinction
The inaugural class in the Midlakes High School Graduates of Distinction program will be honored during a day of celebration on May 12. The program was approved by the school board last year to recognize the outstanding accomplishments or lifetime achievements of Midlakes alumni. Angela Simmons, a high school history teacher and chair of the committee that established the program,... more

Over 200 baggies of heroin seized; Phelps man facing felony charge

On Sunday March 12th at 3:18 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Jordan P. Wilson, 29, of Phelps following a traffic stop on East Bayard St. Wilson was originally stopped by police for having an expired inspection sticker. During the traffic stop officers could see drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. A search of the motor vehicle revealed... 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

Phelps crews make a ‘purr-fectly’ awesome rescue

The small gray-and-white stowaway wasn't a kitten, but it wasn't a full-grown cat, either. But the cat's size was just right for getting stuck in the engine compartment — and it wasn't coming out, at least not without some coaxing and nifty automobile repair expertise from Phelps firefighters. Rescue crews were called shortly after noon Saturday to a gas station... more

Sectional Saturday: Semifinals set for boys & girls in Section V (full coverage)

The second slate of Section V boys and girls basketball quarterfinal games were played out on Saturday throughout the region. For Wayne-Finger Lakes teams, the Wayne boys, Mynderse girls, South Seneca girls, Gananda girls, Red Creek girls punched their ticket to the Sectional Final Four rounds to be played this upcoming week. Full results from Saturday below… BOYS BRACKETS (.pdf): AA... 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
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