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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

Boards place restrictions on new used car business coming to Newark

The village of Newark will see a new spot to buy a used car with approval by both zoning and planning boards but the approval didn’t come without some opposition. Code Enforcement Officer Mark Peake announced the new business at the last Village Board meeting in February. Peake said the planning and zoning boards met and agreed to issue a... more

Messena man defrauds Wayne, Ontario county businesses with phony ads

A Messena man was charged March 8th with felony first-degree scheme to defraud after selling business ads to businesses throughout Wayne and Ontario counties, including 12 in Newark. Raymond E. Artz, 41, allegedly sold ads to local businesses, requesting payment in full in advance, and failed to fulfill his obligation to publish the ads, Newark Police Chief David Christler said.... more

Newark’s Salvation Army store to stay in village

The Newark location of the Salvation Army will remain open through 2018 at least, officials announced yesterday. “After numerous discussions with customers, employees, and community leaders, we are happy to have made the decision to stay,” said Jennifer Helpard, administrator of The Salvation Army’s Rochester Adult Rehabilitation Center, who oversees area Family Stores for the organization. “Everyone we’ve spoken to... more

Newark Village Board wants to see wastewater treatment plant upgrade completed

Members of the Newark Village Board brought MRB Group engineers in charge of the village’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade to task at their last meeting February 21st. Trustee Alan Schober wanted to know why the $23 million upgrade hadn’t been completed yet. The board approved the project back in 2010 to meet new requirements at the aging plant set by... more

Newark Village Board considering financing options for pump stations

The Newark Village Board has decided to explore their financing options for upgrades at two pump stations in the village that are in dire need of repair. The Maple Avenue and Marie Avenue pump stations are in need of an upgrade, but the village board is uncertain just how to pay for both of them. Pump stations sit at low... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

Family Resource Center opens in Newark’s Perkins School

There’s a great new and welcoming resource right in the front entrance foyer of the Perkins School in Newark created to give you greater access to educational resources to help you and your children. The Family Resource Center features a desk, chair and a laptop computer that parents can use to access 13, free, interactive educational websites. They provide tips... more

Students find Washington, D.C. trip ‘pretty cool’

For Newark Middle School sixth and eighth grade social studies teacher Lisa Eakins, the opportunity for students to see Donald Trump take the reins from former United States President Barack Obama was a chance of a lifetime. But for seventh grade students Zack Mallette, Gabriella Taylor and Isaiah Dishaw, well, it was just plain “cool!” “It was a once in... more

Empty Bowls event planning underway to benefit Newark Food Closet

For the fourth time since 2010, the Newark Art Department has embarked upon another ambitious and caring “Empty Bowls” project that will benefit the Newark Food Closet. Since 2010, the “Empty Bowls” soup, bread buffet and silent art and craft auction events at NHS raised more than $16,000 for the local food closet. “Empty Bowls,” is a grassroots movement that... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more
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