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High speed chase spanning two counties leads to rollover crash in Ovid

High speed chase spanning two counties leads to rollover crash in Ovid
Sheriff Tim Luce says his deputies helped the Geneva Police Department with a pursuit that occurred on January 16th around 2:45 a.m. Deputies were called to County Road 131 in the town of Ovid for a one-car crash. They say that police in Geneva attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed on Route... more

Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI

Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 19th at approximately 2:31 a.m. deputies responded to the area of County Road 121 in the town of Fayette for the report of a car in a ditch. While deputies were on their way to the scene, witnesses observed Victoria Scharett, 30, of Waterloo leave the scene in another vehicle. Responding... more

Deputies: Waterloo man stole Go Kart, later sold it as his own in Seneca County

Deputies: Waterloo man stole Go Kart, later sold it as his own in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo man following a theft investigation that started on January 15th in Romulus. Deputies say that Timothy Tandle, 37, of Waterloo stole a Go Kart from a residence in the town of Romulus, then attempted to sell the stolen property to another person in Lodi. Deputies recovered the Go Kart... more

Police: Ovid man charged with aggravated harassment after warrants discovered during traffic stop

Police: Ovid man charged with aggravated harassment after warrants discovered during traffic stop
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of Christopher Clemenson, 37, of Ovid following a traffic stop on Cayuga Street. Police stopped Clemenson for a traffic violation. During that stop it was discovered that he had two active warrants for his arrest in Seneca Falls Town Court. The first warrant was issued following a threat Clemenson made over the... more

Priest accused of sexual abuse in lawsuit has ties to several local parishes

Priest accused of sexual abuse in lawsuit has ties to several locations in the region
A new lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act asserts that a priest in the Rochester Diocese was moved from church to church in an effort to cover up sexual abuse. The suit names Rev. Otto Vogt, and alleges that the abuse happened 30 years ago at St. Paul of the Cross Church in Honeoye Falls. John McHugh says he... more

Bob Hayssen wins close election to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020

Bob Hayssen will lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020
The final vote was 406-344. Supervisors David Hayes, Mike Ferrara, Cindy Lorenzetti, Kyle Barnhart, Jim Borst, and Paul Kronenwetter voted for Hayssen. He also cast a vote for himself. Supervisors Mike Reynolds, Ralph Lott, Ron McGreevy, Michael Enslow, and Jim Cleere voted against Hayssen's appointment to the leadership post. more

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings
Last week, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors made headlines after entering into an executive session without enough votes to do so. The story prompted FingerLakes1.com to reach out to Kristin O'Neill, of the Committee on Open Government for more information. more

INSIDE THE FLX: Courageous Beauty YouTube Channel launched to help teens (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Courageous Beauty YouTube Channel launched to help teens (podcast)
What is Courageous Beauty? Well, for one local organization – it represents something it believes in at its core. It also happens to represent a digital strategy that has proven successful. The ‘Courageous Beauty’ YouTube Channel was launched by Kylie Allen, as part of the Family Hope Center of Geneva’s digital initiative to find teens where they spend a lot... more

Sheriff Luce: Pursuit reached speeds of 93 mph; two children inside vehicle unhurt

Sheriff: Pursuit in Seneca County reached speeds of 93 mph in small village
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says his deputies were involved in a high-speed pursuit in the village of Interlaken on Saturday. Around 1:06 p.m. deputies observed a vehicle on Main Street traveling with an expired inspection sticker. He says that as deputies turned around to initiate a traffic stop the driver took off. Sheriff Luce identified the driver as 24-year-old... more

Ovid man arrested on eight felony charges after meth lab discovered in Seneca County

Ovid man arrested on eight felony charges after meth lab discovered in Seneca County
Sheriff Tim Luce says an Ovid man was arrested on a number of felony charges, and a home in Ovid was condemned after a meth lab was discovered on Munson Road. On Thursday the Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit and Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at 2868 Munson Road, in the Town of Ovid. Following the search Benjamin Nichols,... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Honeoye takes down Bloomfield after delay; Midlakes girls blowout SOTA

W-FL Tuesday: Honeoye takes down Bloomfield; Midlakes girls get first win of season after blowout win over SOTA
The Bloomfield Bombers and the Honeoye Bulldogs renewed their rivalry to open Finger Lakes West play on Tuesday night. This game was delayed shortly after the opening tip because of a fire alarm. When they finally got going, it was a tight back-and-forth game until Honeoye took a 7-point lead with three minutes remaining.. Sheehan and Willix scored for Bloomfield to... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)
The 2019-20 Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball season is underway with FL1 Sports live coverage of the second day of the South Seneca Girls Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament at the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid. The host South Seneca Falcons are joined by the Mynderse Blue Devils, Pal-Mac Red Raiders and Weedsport Warriors. The tournament consolation game between Weedsport & South... more

Power restored to more than 2,000 customers in Seneca County, per NSYEG

More than 2,400 without power in Seneca County as winter storm batters Finger Lakes
More than 2,400 customers were without power during the mid-afternoon hours in Seneca County, as NYSEG crews dealt with a significant outage. The outage impacted Varick, Romulus, and Fayette in Central Seneca County. Power was restored to all customers except 100 in Seneca by 5:30 p.m. The outage had blanketed more than 50% of both Fayette and Romulus. Nearly all... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local HS teams kick-off hoops seasons

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local teams kick-off hoops seasons on Friday
Action on the local hardwood got underway with a reasonable slate of games on Friday across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, Clyde-Savannah rolled over Romulus while Red Jacket topped Pavilion. A late rally from the Big Green of Naples fell short as they dropped a 6-point decision to Mount Morris. In girls basketball,... more

Deputies: Two hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after crash in Ontario County

Deputies: Two hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after crash in Ontario County
On Wednesday at approximately 11:22 p.m. first responders were called to the scene of a personal injury crash at the intersection of State Route 5 and County Road 20. Investigators were able to determine that a vehicle operated by Charity Dubois, 40, of Canisteo was traveling south on County Road 20 and failed to stop at the stop sign. Cierra... more

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)
Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Destination Marketing Manager Rick Newman joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about everything going on at the Chamber including tonight’s Business After Hours event being hosting at FingerLakes1.com’s offices in Seneca Falls. Also, a look at the weekend ahead, some great local fall photos and tips for prepping for Thanksgiving dinner next... more

One arrested on felony charges, another sent to hospital after two-car crash in Seneca County

Romulus man arrested on felony charges after leaving scene of head-on crash
Deputies say an Ovid man was arrested on felony charges after a two-vehicle crash along Route 414 in Romulus. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 6:30 p.m. deputies arrested 51-year-old Robert Lavancher of Ovid. Deputies say Lavancher was traveling south on State Route 414 in Romulus while operating an F-150 pickup truck and crossed into... more

Deputies: Ovid man strikes two parked cars, charged with DWI

Deputies: Ovid man strikes two parked cars, charged with DWI
Deputies say an Ovid man was arrested on several charges after striking two cars along a road in Lodi over the weekend. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 12:40 a.m. deputies arrested Arthur E. Johnson, 37, of Ovid following a property damage accident. Deputies say that Johnson was traveling west on Townsend Road in Lodi... more
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