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Deputies: Newark teen kicked, punched female in head causing injury

A Newark teen was arrested on an assault charge after punching and kicking a female victim, according to deputies. Devyn R. Page, 16, of Newark was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say he pulled the hair of a juvenile female, punched her in the face, and kicked her in the forehead – causing... more

Village of Newark named finalist in $10M ‘Downtown Revitalization Initiative’

The Village of Newark announced on Friday that it has advanced as a finalist to the next round of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a statewide competition in which one winner in each of the state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council’s will receive $10 million in State funding for local development. The Village of Newark submitted an application titled... more

PGCBL unveils new playoff format for 2018 season

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has officially announced its new playoff structure, finalizing the road the league’s 13 teams will need to travel to claim the PGCBL Championship. In the new format, seven teams will advance to a three-round postseason. At season’s end, the top two teams in each of the three divisions will advance to the playoffs. Additionally,... more

Midlakes defeats Newark for Sectional baseball crown

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles baseball team cruised past the Newark Reds to capture the Section V Class B baseball championship on Saturday in Canandaigua. Midlakes jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first and the Reds left bases loaded in the bottom half of the opening inning. The Screaming Eagles never looked back, and continued to... more

Man apprehended after standoff in Wayne County

Criminal charges are possible for a man who allegedly threatened to kill police during a weekend standoff. Newark Police Chief Dave Christler said the incident started about 10 p.m. Friday, after a counselor with the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency told police that Richard A. Rodas Jr. was suffering from mental health issues and made statements about harming... more

Flowers appear all over Newark

Despite the rain, the Village of Newark streets, front yards and parks got cleaner and greener recently on the village’s 12th Annual Community Pride Day. Volunteers planted flowers, pulled weeds and picked up trash throughout the village on Community Pride Day, May 19th. Residents and business owners all over the village showed their pride by cleaning and adorning their own... more

Newark mayor will seek another term; focuses on ‘quality of life’ in village

On Monday Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor, announced he will seek re-election in the upcoming elections this Fall. Taylor has served as mayor since 2014, when he was elected to replace retiring mayor, Peter Blandino. Prior to that, Taylor served as village trustee from 2012 to 2014. “I have really enjoyed serving this community. Over the last four years... more

SCHOOL VOTE RESULTS: Budgets pass by large margins in the FLX

School budgets were passed by wide margins in the Finger Lakes. While there were some interesting races for board of education seats — many districts saw voters turn out and reaffirm support for incumbents, who had previously served. The race between 10 candidates for the Waterloo Central School District Board of Education was most-interesting — even as two incumbents won... more

Deputies: Newark man smoking from glass pipe while driving charged with DWAI

A 48-year-old Newark man was stopped by deputies in Phelps on Saturday after allegedly smoking marijuana from a glass pipe while driving. Steven L. Stevens, 48, of Newark was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, no hands on steering wheel and unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Saturday. Deputies say Stevens was observed operating his... more

6 things about Newark’s Ben Cowles, the best baseball player in Section V you haven’t heard of

One of Ben Cowles’ first memories of baseball came after one mighty swing of a bat. The pitch came and Cowles connected, driving the ball through a window of his family’s home in Newark, Wayne County. Cowles was 6 or 7 years old, and after thousands of swings and sprinting around diamonds in hundreds of games, the senior has an... more

Newark driver ticketed after crash, Geneva woman suffers neck injury

Deputies say that a 32-year-old Geneva woman suffered a neck injury after her vehicle was struck from behind. Emily McDonald, 32, of Geneva was traveling west on Route 96 — and stopped to make a left turn onto County Road 6 when her vehicle was struck from behind. The second vehicle was operated by Gregory Wolf, 43, of Newark —... more

Newark Rotarians Meet Challenge

Newark’s 100 plus Rotarians have been planning all year to meet Rotary International’s President Ian Riseley’s challenge make a difference in the environment by planting a tree for each of its members. Several Rotarians “kicked off” their tree plantings on Earth Day, April 22nd at Lock 28B of the Erie Canal by planting 3 white oak saplings. The Newark Club... more

Annual United Way of Wayne County Day of Caring

The United Way of Wayne County is excited to announce our Annual community Day of Caring on May 23, 2018. The Day of Caring is a mobilization of volunteers from companies & businesses, civic groups, agencies, and individuals to celebrate the spirit of giving through service by providing a day of meaningful volunteer opportunities to service providers in the community.... more

BOOMING IN NEWARK: Ultralife Corp. reports $2.4M revenue in Q1

Ultralife Corporation in Newark reported operating income of $2.4 million on revenue of $23.1 million for the first quarter ended April 1st, 2018. It was an impressive start compared to the first quarter of 2017, when Company reported operating income of $1.8 million on revenue of $22.0 million. “Our first quarter results demonstrate the leveraged earnings power of our business... more

Newark woman charged with welfare fraud after social services investigation

Authorities say a 33-year-old Newark resident was arrested on charges related to a welfare fraud investigation on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Dangia M. McKinney, 33, was arrested after an investigation was initiated by the Wayne County Department of Social Services when it was discovered that she was possibly not reporting income while collecting benefits. After reviewing employment records — investigators... more
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