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Pam Helming satellite office moves to Wayne County Courthouse

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54, Canandaigua, announced that her satellite office in Wayne County has moved from the Public Safety Building to the Wayne County Courthouse. Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, the office will be in Room 207 in the courthouse, 26 Church St. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday... more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

One resigns, three others suspended following Wayne Co. Jail escape investigation

The escape should have been immediately detected and prevented. That’s what Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said in a press release following the investigation into Wayne County Jail inmate Shawn Meachum. Meachum escaped from the Wayne County Jail after posing as a weekend-only inmate, which prompted a search for the Geneva-area resident. “The escape was only made possible because the... more

Lyons man faces nine charges after assaulting girlfriend, 911 caller in Abbey Park

Deputies arrested a Lyons man, who now faces multiple charges, after an incident earlier this week involving himself, his girlfriend and a bystander. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Dylan Felix, 19, of Lyons was involved in a domestic altercation with his girlfriend while at Abbey Park in Lyons. During the altercation, Felix damaged her car, stole her keys... more

Hope takes center stage at Lyons trail

The Trail of Hope has been a place of reflection and remembrance since it opened in 2012. Along the winding paths where lush flower beds and vegetables grow you’ll see spots dedicated to the memories of loved ones, some of whom found solace at the trail on the grounds of the Lyons Community Center on Manhattan Street. With each year,... more

Lois McClure locking through Lock 27 in Lyons (photo)

Early this morning, the 88 foot schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum locked through Lock 27 in Lyons, NY. The McClure is piloted by Captain Eric Tichonouk. Power for the McClure is provided by the tugboat C.L. Churchill, piloted by Captain Art Cohn. The McClure is headed west to Tonawanda and visiting communities along the canal as... more

“Extremely intoxicated” Lyons man goes berserk, jailed on NO Bail

State Police out of Lyons responded to a report of a loud disturbance at 70 water Street in Lyons at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. According to police, Rodger Foster, 46, who resides at the apartment on his own, was “Extremely intoxicated.” He ripped down the drop ceiling and ripped out the wiring in the apartment. He also began throwing items... more

Lois McClure approaching Lyons on the Erie Canal (photo)

The replica 1862 schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum approaches Lyons Sunday morning. The authentic replica, 88 feet in length, has no means of propulsion other than sail, so a 1964 tugboat, the C.L.Churchill, serves as power. As part of the Lois McClure’s 2017 Legacy Tour commemorating the Erie Canal Bicentennial, the Lois McClure docked in Lyons... more

Inaugural youth football camp teaches safety, life lessons

Dave Marean admits that part of his motivation for founding the Finger Lakes Youth Football Camp was to strengthen connections between the children learning the game and the high school programs in their communities. However, the three-day event at Lyons High School — it began Monday and concluded Wednesday — was more than that. “The big thing about this camp... more

Travel tribute along the canal in Lyons

It was as if the Erie Canal of the 19th century era had come back to life. Lyons’ residents and visitors anxiously stood watch along the famed waterway’s banks waiting for a glimpse of the five canal boats dubbed Vote Tilla. Their week-long passage began on July 17 in Seneca Falls and ended in Rochester on July 21, stopping in... more

CORRECTION: No missing felon in Lyons

CORRECTION: FingerLakes1.com has confirmed that State Police are NOT searching for any individuals convicted of any crimes in Lyons or the Wayne County area at this time. The story, which was based on outdated reporting from a neighboring news organization has since been taken off of social media to prevent that information from being shared further. We apologize for any... more

Helming, Wayne sheriff announce Yellow Dot program

State Sen. Pamela Helming, R-54th Dist., and Sheriff Barry Virts are encouraging senior citizens and community members to learn use Yellow Dot and My Old Meds programs to ensure their safety and security during an emergency. Yellow Dot is designed to help first responders provide medical attention during the first hour after a car crash or home emergency. A yellow... more

Lyons Fire Department helps deliver healthy baby

The Lyons Fire Department helped deliver a healthy baby boy on Saturday! The Department says a man was trying to get his wife to the hospital, when he realized they wren’t going to make it. The couple pulled over at the Lyons Fire Department, where firefighters say they started caring for the woman until an ambulance arrived. The baby came... more

Lyons Peppermint Days draws huge crowds

Ask just about anyone wandering through the maze of vendors and games at this year’s Peppermint Days in Lyons what their favorite part of the whole weekend and they will tell you it’s the fireworks. For years the festival has honored its history with peppermint with the biggest fireworks show lighting up the sky over the Erie Canal – a... more

Sheriff: Inmate assaulted, intimidated another at Wayne Co. Jail

Deputies in Wayne County report the arrest of a Lyons man after an incident involving two inmates at the County Jail. David M. Allen, 47, of Lyons was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree intimidating a witness. Deputies say the charges stem from an investigation into an incident that took place on May 26th at the Wayne County Jail. Allen... more
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