Lyons man charged with DWI, sent to Strong after rollover crash; others inside vehicle uninjured

A 26-year-old Lyons man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and speeding following a one-car rollover accident in Phelps, according to deputies. The crash took place on Gifford Rd. on August 18th around 8:29 pm. Deputies say that Michael Thomas McKeever, 26, of Lyons was operating a 2005 Ford Escape when it appeared to be traveling west at a high... 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

16-year-old airlifted to Strong, charged with DWI after Phelps crash

A 16-year-old Geneva teen is facing a driving while intoxicated charge, according to deputies after an accident happened on Friday around 12:30 pm. Deputies say the teen is currently recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital and has been charged. The teen had to be airlifted from the scene after suffering leg and arm injuries following a crash that happened off the... more

Phelps woman charged with felony DWI after crashing into tree on SR 96

On Sunday around 4:04 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a Phelps woman for felony driving while intoxicated after a crash on State Route 96. Deputies say Shelly Ann Waltz, 39, of Phelps was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after she drove her vehicle into a tree on Route 96 in Phelps. She was the single vehicle involved in... more

Sauerkraut Weekend continues with fireworks tonight in Phelps

Despite less than perfect weather, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend kicked off its 47th year August 4th with an afternoon of activities for the entire family. The cabbage head decorating contest brought in several creative entries with first place going to Lily Westcott in the 6 to 8 age range with her Minnie Mouse creation. The day also included food and... more

Clifton Springs man charged with DWI after crash; passenger sent to hospital

On Friday at approximately 8:15 pm a Clifton Springs man was arrested following a one-vehicle crash at the corner of Melvin Hil Rd. and Ontario St., according to deputies. The Phelps Police Department, Phelps Ambulance, and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene, and after a brief investigation – Joshua Matthew Perry, 29, of Clifton Springs was taken... more

FLX WEEKLY: Sauerkraut in Phelps, Garlic in Penn Yan & NASCAR at The Glen this weekend (podcast)

The first weekend of August in the Finger Lakes features racing in Watkins Glen, the Sauerkraut Festival in Phelps and the Garlic Fest in Penn Yan. Get all the details and your first look at the weekend weather forecast, our favorite local photos of the week and discuss the top news and sports from across the region with Jessica Lahr,... more

Midlakes appoints new superintendent

Matthew Sickles is excited to start serving as superintendent of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District (Midlakes) beginning Sept. 1. He brought his family Monday to a special meeting of the Board of Education, which unanimously approved his appointment through June 2021 with an initial annual base salary of $140,000. “Thank you,” Sickles told the board. “I’m humbled and honored... more

‘Anything Goes’ for Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre’s 40th anniversary

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a production of a classic musical comedy. The cast of “Anything Goes” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 27-29 and at 2 p.m. July 30 in the air-conditioned Midlakes High School auditorium. The score includes such standards as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the... more

SHERIFF’S REPORT: Faulty fuel line caused fiery incident at Paradise Speedway

On Tuesday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office along with the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control have shared the results of their inspection of the micro-sprint car involved in the incident on Saturday at Paradise Speedway in Geneva. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire was caused by a faulty fuel line that came on an pumped gas onto... more

Phelps woman accused of stealing $3,000 cash from a relative

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Kayla Brianne Schroeder, age 29 of Dewindt Road in Phelps, and charged her with third degree grand larceny following an investigation into events that occurred in the Town of Phelps. It is alleged that Schroeder had stolen over $3,000 in cash from a relatives bank accounts between July 1 through July 20 of... more

Crash at SR 14/318 intersection in Phelps sends three to area hospitals

On Monday at approximately 1:28 pm deputies were called to the scene of a two car motor vehicle accident. Deputies say a 2004 Volkswagon sedan operated by Alexander Hunter, 17, of Penn Yan was northbound on State Route 14 at the intersection with State Route 90 and State Route 318 and struck a 2015 Dodge Caracan operated by 23-year-old Alexia... more

Deputies: Newark man dies in motorcycle accident in Phelps

In an update on Friday afternoon, deputies in Ontario County reported that the deceased motorcyclist was a 71-year-old Newark man. Deputies say Francis Guchone was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Deputies are actively investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened late-Thursday night along Neider Rd. in Phelps. The Sheriff’s Office... more

They found their thrills in the Phelps sky

Give them five minutes and they’ll make you fall in love with flying. Members of the Sky Rovers RC Flying Club are passionate about their handcrafted, radio-controlled aircraft, and they’re proving why, to the applause of hundreds attending this weekend’s 2017 Sky Rovers Annual Airshow on McBurney Road. Is it the mesmerizing buzz of the engines that draws people in?... more

Community rallies for Phelps man recovering from internal decapitation

In the days, weeks and months after he was severely injured in an off-road vehicle accident, Tyler Fisher has been told many times how fortunate he is to be alive. He has never disputed that. “I realize how lucky I am,” the Midlakes High School graduate said during a recent phone interview. “I guess I never realized how serious it... more

Midlakes’ superintendent search down to two finalists

The search for a new superintendent to take over leadership of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District (Midlakes) is down to two final candidates, both of whom began their careers as social studies teachers. All-day interviews with multiple stakeholders will be conducted in the district Monday with Jeramy Clingerman, the current superintendent of Marcus Whitman Central School (Gorham-Middlesex CSD), and... more
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