Taste of Wayne County, VoteTilla draws over 800 to Newark

Organizers are still counting, but it’s anticipated that over 800 people attended the first ever Taste of Wayne County event as Newark welcomed the VoteTilla to the village yesterday afternoon, July 18th. “It was successful beyond our imagination,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said, adding, “Absolutely!” when asked if they will hold the event again next year. The event brought vendors from... more

Newark teen arrested after passing $100 bill

On Sunday around 9:46 pm deputies in Wayne County arrested a 17-year-old Newark resident after an investigation into fake money being passed a local business. Deputies say Hunter F.J. Peck, 17, of Newark attempted to pass a fake $100 bill marked as “cinematic money only” at the Lyons Kwik Fill Gas Station on Forgham St. on June 18th around 4:16... more

Arcadia teen accused of passing fake currency

An Arcadia teen is facing a felony charge after sheriff’s deputies allege that he tried to use a fake $100 bill marked as “cinematic money only” to pay for Gatorade and a Slim Jim. The 17-year-old, whose name the Daily Messenger is withholding because of his age, was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument... more

VoteTilla to get a Taste of Wayne County at Newark event

The VoteTilla will arrive in Wayne County on Monday, July 17th as part of a week-long navigational celebrating 100 years of women’s voices and votes in New York State that will take place along the Erie Canal. With a core of five rented, 10-passenger, canal packet boats, VoteTilla will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, finishing the... more

State Police: Palmyra man hit victim with walking stick during domestic

State Police say that a Palmyra man was charged with assault, menacing, and criminal mischief after a domestic incident on June 21st. Police say David S. Main, 54, of Palmyra struck the victim with a walking stick during the alleged incident, which resulted in that victim being transported to Newark-Wayne Hospital. She was admitted for non-life threatening injuries, according to... more

Multiple projects will bring new face to Newark

The Newark Village Board approved multiple resolutions Tuesday evening, June 20th that will allow several projects to move forward ultimately changing the face of Newark for the next 40 years. Among those approved resolution was approval to hire a firm to oversee the coordination of all the projects to ensure efficiencies while construction is underway. “It’s a very exciting time... more

Laurel House 5K raises estimated $10,000

Proceeds from the 5k walk/run hosted by the Laurel House Board of Directors will go a long way toward helping the comfort care home to become a reality. Board Vice President Henry Hann said the event was a huge success. Last year the walk/run drew about 80 participants, but this year, some 220 runners signed up to help raise money... more

Newark man is taking it one step at a time for Laurel House

It’s been almost four years since the accident. Lying on the hard asphalt, Dave Murphy said he knew he was dying. He held onto the first responder beside him, the blood filling his lungs made it hard to breathe and he was keenly aware that he was paralyzed from the chest down. Had you asked Dave or any of his... more

Newark Rotary helps local effort to feed 250 local children

At a recent Newark Rotary meeting, Jill Nittolo and Kevin Kelly, representing the non profit organization “Blessings in a Backpack” were recipients of a large donation of food and cash donations that will be used to supply the local effort. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the United States who currently are fed... more

Arcadia man violates order of protection, charged with contempt

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a Newark man is facing multiple charges, including several vehicle and traffic citations after he violated a stay away order of protection. Deputies say Jason W. Tellier, 42, of Arcadia was arrested after he was observed operating a vehicle on Minsteed Rd. with his wife as a passenger. His wife has an active stay... more

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

WEBER: Bob Ohmann on the 2017 Newark Pilots & Geneva Red Wings baseball season (podcast)

Newark Pilots and Geneva Red Wings owner Bob Ohmann is in-studio to talk about the upcoming Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League season which kicks-off next Thursday, June 1st. You know summer is here when they’re playing ball at Colburn Park and MacDonough Park. Check out Monday afternoon’s live edition of Weber This Week below… AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Investigators: Arcadia man had nude photos of a child on his phone

An Arcadia man is facing child pornography charges after an investigation was initiated by Wayne County Child Protective Services. Deputies say Ryan Russell, 44, of Arcadia had nude photos of a child on his cell phone. The photos were taken without the child’s knowledge, according to investigators. He had been arrested in March for endangering the welfare of a child,... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

DREAM COME TRUE: Newark ceremony marks occasion for 10-year-old

Ten-year-old Robbie “Bugaman” Barrett first knew he wanted to be a policeman when he “was 7 or maybe 6,” although his dad believes it was much earlier. Robbie said the fateful decision was made after “he saw pull people over,” much to the amusement of all those gathered to see him receive a special honor. The Newark fifth... more
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