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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

Phelps man charged with DWI after stop on 5&20

A 19-year-old Phelps man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Routes 5&20 in the area of Gauss Rd. Deputies say a truck operated by Nichalos M. Westfall, 19, of Phelps was observed swerving between the lane he was in and the center line. He was also said to be tailgating the vehicle in front... more

GALLERY: Memorial Day program successful at Midlakes Primary School

On Thursday, May 25th Midlakes Primary School first graders remembered the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces during its 30th Annual Memorial Day Program. Students carried flags and flowers, presented the history of Memorial Day, and recited poems to honor our nation’s brave men and women. They also sang patriotic songs, including “This Land... more

Geneva pair sent to hospital after Phelps crash

On May 13th the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a accident on State Route 14 at Cross Rd. in the Town of Phelps around 11:45 am. Deputies say Qingyi Lu, 19, of Geneva was traveling east on Cross Rd. when she entered the intersection of State Route 14 and struck a southbound vehicle being operated by... more

Ontario County man charged with animal cruelty

A 38-year-old Ontario County man faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals after Humane Society investigators allegedly discovered a maltreated, emaciated dog inside his Phelps home. According to the Ontario County Humane Society, while state troopers were executing a warrant on an unrelated matter on March 18 inside the County Road 26 home of Chris E. Duval, they discovered an... more

HS Roundup: CA’s division title, Midlakes’ no-hitter highlight busy Wednesday in local baseball

Wednesday was one of the more nicer days in the Finger Lakes region in the past couple of weeks, but it was also a really nice day for two local baseball teams. The Canandaigua baseball team would win the Monroe County Division III title, and Midlakes’ Devin Hicks would throw a no-hitter in a 10-1 win over Waterloo on Wednesday... more

Phelps teen charged with driving under influence of drugs

A 19-year-old Phelps man was arrested on Wednesday for driving under the influence of drugs. Deputies charged Nicholas C. Pendergast for driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was stopped on Exchange St. in Phelps for a headlight that was out on the vehicle he was operating. He submitted to a drug evaluation performed by a drug recognition expert, which... more

Athena ACE Association seeks scholarship applications

The Athena Award for Continuing Education (ACE) Association celebrates the 9th annual year of the Athena ACE scholarship. Application forms are available in the “Apply” section at their website, www.athenaace.org and can be submitted electronically to AthenaACEA@gmail.com or by mail to the following address: Athena ACE Association P.O. Box 744 Geneva, New York 14456 Applications for the scholarship will be... more

HS Roundup: Marcus Whitman wins 8th straight with win over Midlakes

The Marcus Whitman girls lacrosse team got off to a rocky start, starting to a by losing tow of their first three games. However, the Wildcats were able to right the ship, winning their next seven games heading into their matchup with Midlakes on Wednesday. Wednesday’s game proved to be more of the same for Marcus Whitman (8-2), as they... more

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
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