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J-Mac visits Victor to inspire kids to be what they dream

It’s been 12 years since that miraculous day when Jason McElwain came off the bench at Greece Athena High School and scored 20 points in the basketball team’s last home game of the season, but J-Mac, as he is popularly known, is still scoring points in his community and beyond. Just two days after completing his fourth Boston Marathon, McElwain... more

Victor’s $25M capital project ready to start construction

American tariffs on aluminum and steel, coupled with a saturated 2018 construction market, are being closely watched by Victor school officials as they prepare to begin construction on a $25 million capital improvement project approved by voters in October 2016. “We’re seeing spikes and increases in materials and, then also, we have just locally, a saturated market,” Mark Esposito, a... more

Victor driver ticketed after Rt. 96 crash near Eastview Mall

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports a personal injury motor vehicle accident that happened on Monday around 3:46 p.m. at a busy portion of State Route 96 in Victor. A vehicle operated by Ana Nunez, 63, of Penfield was traveling north on State Route 96 and was stopped in traffic at an intersection of High Street Extension, when another vehicle... more

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY: $1.2M targets 100-year-old bridge over Rt. 96 in Victor

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today announced that construction has begun on a $1.2 million project to replace the bridge carrying Route 96 over Mud Creek in the Town of Victor, Ontario County. There are currently no weight restrictions for travel, however the 100-year-old bridge has exceeded its useful life. The structure will be... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Route 96 bridge over Mud Creek in Victor to close until July

A bridge in Victor will be closed until late July. According to a tweet from state senator Rich Funke, the Route 96 bridge over Mud Creek in Victor will close on Monday, April 16. Citing the New York State Department of Transportation, Funke says that the Ontario County bridge will be closed until late July. An exact date for its... more

Teen charged with possessing crack cocaine in Ontario County

An 18-year-old Fairport resident was arrested for possessing cocaine and crack cocaine after a traffic stop. Sabrina L. Olin, 18, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. This resulted from a traffic stop, in which Olin was a passenger. Deputies found her to be in possession of a small amount of cocaine and crack cocaine. She was... more

Suspended Victor mail carrier’s plea hearing postponed

A plea hearing for a Fairport man accused of stealing gift cards and cash from holiday mail while working as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Victor was postponed Wednesday at the request of his attorney. Federal Public Defender Anne Burger told U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Wolford that her client, James Ludwig, 45, had just been... more

Biaggi’s in Victor abruptly shuts down, Eastview management responds

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano is shutting down in Victor. The restaurant, which is located at Eastview Mall became a staple of the shopping center over its 15 year tenure. Mall management issued a statement on the closure: “When Biaggi’s first came to Eastview almost 15 years ago, it was their first restaurant in New York and a potential springboard for more... more

Update: Victor man possessed 12 bags of heroin, plus cocaine during traffic stop

Deputies say a 26-year-old Victor resident was arrested for possessing 12 bags of herion and one bag of cocaine after a traffic stop on Sunday. Dalton J. Krug, 26, was arrested following the traffic stop, which was conducted by deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. While the stop took place around 12:24 a.m., investigators did not initially release the... more

Victor man arrested after road rage incident in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a 57-year-old West Bloomfield man was arrested after a road rage incident, which deputies say took place on Strong Road in Victor. Thomas B. McGreary was charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment where he intentionally drove into the rear of another vehicle — striking it four times while they were traveling along... more

Victor man charged with DWI after running red light

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 25-year-old Victor man following a traffic stop on Route 96. Deputies say Bryce R. Grantham, 25, of Victor was traveling south on Route 96 in Victor when his vehicle passed through a solid red light at the intersection of County Road 42 and Route 96. Through investigation it was determined that Grantham was driving... more

Victor village residents to review $2.8M budget

Village residents will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed $2.8 million budget for 2018-19 at a public hearing set for 7 p.m. Monday, April 2. The proposed $2.8 million plan represents a 6 percent drop in the bottom line, thanks in large part to the completion of a major reconstruction project on a village thoroughfare, Maple Avenue.... more

Victor restaurant manager accused of stealing $6K

A manager at Six60 restaurant in Victor was arrested after an investigation into thousands of dollars stolen via debit card chargebacks. James Demetreau, 38, is accused of stealing upwards of $6,000 during his time as a manager at the restaurant located on State Route 96. State Police say he did this through multiple debit card chargebacks, which are normally transaction... more

Victor-raised guide dog up for national award

A guide dog raised locally has a shot at national recognition, thanks to the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards and, most notably, Victor resident Bonnie Kelly. Over the last 13 years, Kelly has nurtured and equipped 13 service dogs — seven golden Labradors and six German shepherds — to become guide dogs with the Guiding Eyes for the Blind.... more

Brooklyn residents arrested at Eastview Mall for using forged credit cards

Three Brooklyn residents were arrested after an investigation at Eastview Mall, according to deputies. Rahshawn Dixon and Dashawn Smiley had been in multiple stores making suspicious purchases. Deputies say that upon further investigation — the two were found to be in possession of forged credit cards, which had been used for several purchases. Dixon was charged with two counts of... more

Victor Chamber names Women of Excellence

Hundreds turned out to honor Victor’s Women of Excellence this year. The annual banquet, hosted by Victor Chamber of Commerce, toasted 15 multi-generational women who display passion, vision and commitment in service to their community. Three of the 15 women ultimately received the Jikohnsaseh, Lantern, and Student of Promise awards for most successfully demonstrating the qualities of Jikohnsaseh, a founder... more
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