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Seneca Falls man facing charges after vehicle pursuit in Lyons

Deputies in Wayne County say a 24-year-old Seneca Falls man is facing multiple charges after a brief pursuit last week. Tyler Lambert, 24, of Seneca Falls faces charges including reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing from police and third-degree assault. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that on February 15th a deputy tried stopping a vehicle on Geneva Street in Lyons when... 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

Lyons man charged with felony DWI after traffic stop in Galen

Deputies in Wayne County report the arrest of a Lyons man for felony driving while intoxicated. Richie A. Stokes Jr., 29, of Lyons was charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on State Route 414 in the Town of Galen. Stokes was subsequently charged with felony driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned in the Town of Galen Court... 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

Thousands converge in Tyre as del Lago Resort & Casino opens for business (full coverage)

It’s time for the Town of Tyre, and Seneca County as a whole, to place it’s bet on del Lago Resort & Casino. The doors officially opened as thousands poured into the venue at 10:39 am. Massive lines were visible outside the venue, which were quickly worked through by the staff, who ensured guests were not waiting too long after... more

Rose man charged with DWI after traffic stop

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of a Rose man following a traffic stop in the Town of Galen. Deputies arrested Craig W. Bishop, age 40 of Dix Street, Rose NY for driving while intoxicated, blood-alcohol content of .08 or more, and failure to keep right. Bishop is alleged to have been driving erratically prior to... more

EXCLUSIVE: Update from General Manager Jeff Babinski on del Lago Resort & Casino grand opening (full coverage)

On Monday, del Lago Resort & Casino general manager Jeff Babinski discussed the final stages of preparation his team was moving through ahead of Wednesday’s grand opening. “Property is looking amazing. Got some crews going through making some final touches, making sure everything is spotless,” Babinski recounted to Harold Weber during a Monday morning podcast. He talked about the sheer... more

Galen, Clyde ready to draw people as del Lago Resort & Casino opens

Galen Town and Clyde Village officials have been busy since the announcement of a resort and casino in Tyre first hit the news more than two years ago. Galen Supervisor Steve Groat said when he learned about the project he approached Wayne County Economic Development, asking for help on how to approach Wilmorite regarding the project and the benefits Galen could... more

Lyons man interfered with traffic stop, became ‘physical’ with deputy

A 29-year-old Lyons man was arrested for obstructing justice during a traffic stop, according to deputies in Wayne County. Charles Thomas, 29, of Lyons was arrested for second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after he allegedly interfered in a traffic stop. Deputies say that Thomas was not in the vehicle being stopped and subsequently yelled obscenities after... 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

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

Clyde Fire Department uniform is full of history

In Richard Muoio’s upstairs closet is a jacket with an interesting history. And the Clyde man shared its story last week, as a police scanner buzzed in the background. This 110-year-old fire uniform was first worn by William G. Overocker in 1906 for Clyde Fire Department parades and social events. Overocker owned a drugstore in downtown Clyde Read More at... more