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Daughter, three others charged with murder in Ontario investigation

Four people have been charged with murder in Wayne County, according to Sheriff Barry Virts. The charges were announced on Friday following a four-month investigation into a suspicious death, which happened on February 1st. Virts says that Julie Martin, 52, of Ontario was found dead in her home. Now, four people — including her own daughter — have been charged... more

State Police arrest two after discovery of “meth” lab in Lyons

It was a sure sign that something was amiss when State Police out of Lyons found a woman swimming topless, with very short shorts unbuttoned and yelling she was “burning up from inside”, in the Lyons Park fountain on Thursday (6/8) at 8:30 pm. Shaila T. Gorske, age 25, of Lyons told police she was having a bad reaction to... more

Lightning strikes gas tank in Lyons (video)

Lightning is by no means a rare phenomenon. That said, capturing it on video is a little rarer. At least locally. That’s exactly what happened in Lyons on Thursday though, as lightning struck a 3,000-gallon tank filled with gasoline. The storm was passing over the Lyons Town Maintenance Facility when an employee witnessed it happen. “Split-second, all I saw was... more

Trial date set in Lyons murder case

An October trial date has been set for the local man accused of stabbing another man to death at the former Iroquois Hotel. Acting Wayne County District Attorney Chris Bokelman said the trial of Pedro Colon is scheduled to start Oct. 2 with jury selection. Judge John Nesbitt will preside. Colon, 63, faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree... more

Wayne County may snuff pharmacy tobacco sales

In the windows of some Rite Aid Pharmacy outlets, you’ll see “wellness images,” such as a woman eating an apple and another in meditation. But as you walk into the store, you’ll see a wall of cigarettes behind the checkout counter, notes Ryan Mulhern, public health educator for Wayne County. That, said Mulhern, conflicts with the image Rite Aid and... more

Lyons man accused of stealing handicapped ramp for veterans

A Lyons man has been arrested, accused of stealing and scrapping an aluminum handicapped ramp for veterans. Deputies say the ramp was owned by the Lyons Elks Lodge, to be used for veterans with disabilities. Richard Taft Jr., 30, is also accused of stealing and scrapping numerous other metal items from the saw mill. He was arraigned in the Town... more

Newark Pilots players visit with Lyons students on Tuesday morning

Six Newark Pilots went to Lyons Union School this morning to talk to fifth grade students. The players talked about the importance of teamwork, what its like to be a student-athlete, and how important it is to be a good role model in the community. The six players who attended were Catcher Jonathan Parker (Jones County JC), Infielder Graham Hackbarth... more

Bokelman pulls out of Wayne County district attorney race

Acting Wayne County District Attorney Chris Bokelman has pulled out of a special election to decide the county’s top prosecutor. In an email to the Times Tuesday, Bokelman said he sent the following announcement last Friday to his supporters. “I am writing to let you know that I am ending my campaign for the position of Wayne County District Attorney... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Man who sold fake advertising to defraud Wayne businesses faces additional charges

A man already facing multiple charges after defrauding more than a dozen businesses in Wayne County is facing additional charges after being accused of the same crime, less than two-months-later. The charges were filed after Raymond E. Artz allegedly sold advertising space to a local business for $150 and then did not follow through with the advertising. He was arraigned... more

Deputies: Galen man accused of DWI nearly ran over mother

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 29th a Galen man was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated. Deputies arrested Aaron J. VanOpdurp, 24, of Galen after he allegedly backed down Pilgrimport Rd. in Lyons to pick up his mother who was on the side of the road, and he nearly struck her. He was charged with felony... more

Lyons woman charged after domestic incident

Deputies say a 39-year-old Lyons woman was charged after a domestic incident on May 29th. Susan A. Davis, 39, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal contempt. She was also charged with aggravated family offense and second-degree harassment. Details of the incident were not made clear by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, but Davis was remanded to the... 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

Making the trip through Lyons (photo)

Tony the Pirate, Dennis the Menace, and Runaway Ron are seen earlier today aboard RICOCHET in Lyons Lock 27 as they make their thirteenth (13) round trip from Marathon, Florida to Detroit, Michigan. The roundtrip is 4800 miles. The 40 foot boat, a 1964 Cris Craft Commander powered by YanMar Diesel engines, has made 12 complete flawless round trips. According... more

State Police still looking for missing Clyde man, 15 years later

State Police continue to investigate a 15-year-old missing person case in Wayne County Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a 15-year-old case involving a missing Clyde man, Douglas C. Stresing. Stresing was reported missing on May 27th, 2002, in Clyde, New York. He was last seen at around 8:30 am, walking westbound on State Route 31 toward... more

Victor man fails to signal, charged with DWI

On May 21st Troopers arrested William M. Rotach, 25, of Victor for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08 percent and failure to signal properly. Rotach was stopped while making a turn off of State Route 31 in the Town of Lyons for failing to signal prior to 100 feet. Upon further investigation, Rotach... more
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