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Liquor store drive-thru window damaged by vehicle in Seneca Falls (photo)

Liquor store drive-thru window damaged by vehicle in Seneca Falls (photo)
A new liquor store on Route 5&20 in Seneca Falls had some cleanup to do after a minor accident in their drive through lane. Seneca Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra confirms that a ‘minor’ accident occurred at the drive up window. Damage to the window could be seen from the roadway. Several passerby’s sent photos to the newsroom of the... more

318 Asian Buffet offering Chinese New Year Eve special Friday night

318 Asian Buffet offering Chinese New Year Eve specials
The all new 318 Asian Buffet on Route 318 in Waterloo is hosting a special Chinese New Year Eve dinner which will feature their regular buffet items along with extra traditional Chinese food options from 3:00 – 9:30 pm on Friday. All you can eat for the low price of $15.99 plus tax. Chinese New Year is the holiday that... more

Sampson, Seneca Lake state parks will get new playgrounds

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New playgrounds are coming to a pair of state parks in Seneca County. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting bids at the moment for playgrounds at Sampson State Park and Seneca Lake State Park. They are located in the towns of Romulus and Waterloo respectively. Requests for information should be submitted by February... more

Deputies: Waterloo man ticketed for DWI after running stop sign on Whiskey Hill Road

Deputies: Waterloo man ticketed for DWI after running stop sign on Whiskey Hill Road
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Whiskey Hill Road. Deputies say Derek Excell, 20, of Waterloo was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, failure to stop for a stop sign, failure to keep right, and speeding. Excell was released on an appearance... more

Smoke but no fire found after first responders called to Quality Inn

Smoke but no fire found after first responders called to Quality Inn
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that they investigated a smoke condition at the Quality Inn located on State Route 414 in Seneca Falls during the overnight hours. A call came to the 911 Center around 2:22 a.m. after a fire alarm was activated at the hotel. Additional information received from the alarm company reported a possible fire in the... more

Waterloo secures grand funding to help navigate solar facility application process

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The town of Waterloo has been granted $28,000 in intervenor funds to help in its technical and legal participation in the application of Trelina Solar Energy Center to build and operate an 80- megawatt facility, according to the Finger Lakes Times. The Florida-based company is moving through the Article 10 process. Both the town’s attorney and MRB Group will receive... more

W-FL Tuesday: Robinson drains buzzer-beater to lift Finney over Bloomfield; ER girls lose second straight

W-FL Tuesday: Robinson drains buzzer-beater to lift Finney over Bloomfield; East Rochester girls lose second straight, fall out of first in Wayne County standings
There were just seven Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games between the boys and girls leagues. On the boys side, the C.G. Finney Falcons defeated the Bloomfield Bombers by two points thanks to a Markus Robinson game-winner just before time expired. Robinson finished with a double-double. He scored 45 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. The Bombers have lost two straight to fall... 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

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield
On Monday the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded with East Bloomfield Fire and Ambulance to the area of Main Street and Oakmount Avenue for a reported two-car crash. Harley Hartman, 23, of Waterloo was said to be traveling west on Main Street when she attempted to make a left turn onto Oakmount Avenue. Deputies say that by doing so, she... more

Convicted killer Emerson Tohafjian will go back on trial in February

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Emerson ‘John’ Tohafjian will go on trail in a matter of weeks as a felony rape case moves forward. The convicted murderer faces felony rape charges, as well as a count of unlawful imprisonment. He was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in December 2018 of fatally shooting Lori McConnell, a Waterloo resident. The case shook the... 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

Waterloo CSD could have new facilities director after Monday meeting

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The Waterloo Board of Education will likely appoint a new Facilities Director for the Waterloo School District on Monday. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Donald Miller Jr., has been proposed for the position. The position has been vacant since the resignation of Jeff Mochan. The facilities director is responsible for overseeing buildings and grounds for the district. To have... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians clash with Geneva at the Panther Den (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians clash with Geneva at the Panther Den (FL1 Sports)
Crosstown Rival Waterloo Indians and Geneva Panthers meet on Friday night in Geneva in an important mid-season Finger Lakes East boys basketball showdown. Paul Russo and Kevin Sharp have the call from inside the Panther Den on FL1 Sports.  . more

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys continue to roll; Lyons girls win eighth straight; Red Jacket boys barely get past H.A.C.

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys continue to roll; Lyons girls win eighth straight; Red Jacket boys barely get past H.A.C.
It was a jam-packed Friday night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, the Wayne Eagles continued to roll. The Eagles picked up an 11-point home win over the Mynderse Blue Devils to extend their winning streak to four games, and improve their record to 10-1. Tyler Reynolds, Mason Blakenberg and Eli Schichtel combined... more

State officials: Waterloo man claimed $10K in workers’ comp benefits while working other jobs

Inspector General: Waterloo truck driver accused
A Waterloo truck driver is accused of stealing upwards of $10,000 in workers compensation benefits following an investigation involving the New York State Inspector General’s Office. Joshua Hernandes was charged with grand larceny; and last month had been charged with offering a false instrument for filing, grand larceny, and welfare fraud, as well, in a related investigation. He had been... more

Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County

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Pretrial motions have been adjourned. Defense Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard made the request for pretrial motions to be adjourned on Wednesday. A new date has not yet been set, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Sheppard was charged with one count of official misconduct. He’s accused of threatening disciplinary action against Emergency... more

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City
The owners of an Italian restaurant along Route 5&20 between Waterloo and Geneva closed unexpectedly. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing the restaurant,” the owners said in a post to Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who gave us a shot!” Just two days earlier things appeared to be moving forward normally for the business – as they posted... more
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