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Newark Village takes next step in Main Street reconstruction

Newark Village officials took the next step to prepare for the reconstruction of South Main Street. At the board’s last meeting, they approved an engineering contract with Lu Engineers for waterline replacement. Bob Hutteman from Lu Engineers was on hand to talk about the proposed waterline replacement. Given that the waterlines are currently located under the pavement, Hutteman told the board... more

Newark fire that displaced three remains under investigation

A fire at a two-family home left three people out in the cold Tuesday morning. The Newark Volunteer Fire Department was called out by the Wayne County 911 Center around 10 a.m. for a multi-family structure fire at 123 Willow Avenue on the north side of the village. First Assistant Chief Rusty Havert was among the first firefighters on scene, noting that... more

Mother, daughter team charged with selling heroin out of in-home daycare

A mother and daughter were Jan. 13 after investigators allegedly purchased drugs from them at the home daycare they were operating in the town of Arcadia. After a two-month long investigation  into the sales of heroin from a town of Arcadia home, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, in conjunction with members of the Wayne Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Erin... more

Marion woman charged with driving while intoxicated

A Marion woman was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane unsafely, improper right turn and failure to keep right, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said. Christy Switzer, 39, was charged following a traffic stop on Cory Hill Road. She was allegedly found to have a blood-alcohol content of .20 percent, deputies said.... more

Deputies: Arcadia pair sold heroin out of daycare

Two Arcadia women are accused of selling heroin from a home, which was also a daycare. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Erin Siler, 34, and Sheila Detaeye, 52, sold heroin out of a home on Arcadia Zurich Norris Road. Undercover officers went to the home on multiple occasions buying heroin from the two women. On one occasion children... more

Rochester man charged following Wayne County traffic stop

A Rochester man was charged Jan. 10 with driving while intoxicated/drugs, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said. Justin D. Manley, 21, was stopped by deputies on Old Lyons Road in the town of Arcadia. Subsequent to an investigation, he was additionally charged with having inadequate headlights and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued appearance tickets for Arcadia Town Court and released. more

Newark mayor hopes to keep Salvation Army store open

The Salvation Army store in Newark is set to close by March 31st, but Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor is hoping to do what he can to keep their doors open. “We’ve gained some ground since we first heard,” Taylor said. The mayor said they first heard about the planned closure a little more than a week ago. It was then... more

State Police: Sodus man dead after car collides with tree in Arcadia

State Police say a Sodus man was killed after his car collided with a tree on State Route 88 Monday night around 9:45 pm in Arcadia. They say Thomas Knepp, 30, of Sodus was traveling south on State Route 88 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and left the west shoulder of the... more

Man tries to falsely ID self during traffic stop

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Wayne County resident after he provided fake identifying information during a traffic stop to avoid being arrested on a bench warrant. Deputies say that Garrick L. Powers, 25, was arrested following a traffic stop in Sodus and was subsequently charged with second-degree criminal contempt, and second-degree criminal impersonation. Powers was arraigned in Arcadia Town Court and... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic on FL1 Sports

Jim Sinicropi, Mike Alessio and Dennis Leahy had the call on Saturday from the “Spo” Center in Waterloo as FL1 Sports presents the 2016 Hall of Fame Classic, a triple-header of high school basketball. The first game featured the Newark Reds vs. Jamesville-Dewitt followed by the tournament consolation game between the Waterloo Indians and the Penn Yan Mustangs. The championship game... more

Arcadia woman charged with inhaling dust cleaner

An Arcadia woman was charged with inhalation of hazardous inhalants under public health law, according to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts. Deputies say that Sara C. Edmonds, 33, of Arcadia was arrested after she was observed in a bathroom at the Wayne Behavioral Health building inhaling fumes from a dust cleaner aerosol can. She was arrested and arraigned in Arcadia... more

Geneva woman accused of slashing tires in Wayne Co.

A 22-year-old Geneva woman has been accused of slashing tires in the Town of Arcadia. Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest over the weekend after a warrant was issued. Deputies arrested Ebone D. Griffin, 22, of Geneva for allegedly slashing two tires on another person’s vehicle on August 13th, 2016. Griffin was charged with criminal mischief... more

New Birding Guide is offered by Wayne County Tourism

This unique guide was compiled by author and biologist, Susan Petersen Gateley, who has extensive experience locating birds in Wayne County. Laurie Dirkx, a local conservationist photographer, has contributed her favorite bird photographs and Montezuma Audubon Center’s Director Chris Lajewski also assisted with the new Wayne County Birding Guide. Read More Life in the Finger Lakes:  Read More more

Newark-Wayne Hospital announces new Chief of Emergency Medicine

Rochester Regional Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Marita Michelin, MD, FACEP, as chief of emergency medicine of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. Michelin comes to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital from Baylor, Scott & White (College Station, Texas), where she served as medical director for emergency medicine services. “With her years of experience as an emergency room physician and medical director,... more