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Ontario man charged with possessing stolen shotgun

Deputies say a 21-year-old Webster man was found to be possessing a shotgun, which had been stolen during a burglary in Niagara Falls. Adel R. Adam-Eskander, 21, of Webster was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after it was found he possessed a shotgun that was taken during a burglary in 2015. The charge will be answered at... more

New solar project in Ontario generate power – and buzz

The sun will be helping to save money in Wayne County. Officials in the town of Ontario cut the ribbon Wednesday morning on a new solar panel project. GroSolar installed 8,600 panels along Lake Road near Bear Creek Harbor. The solar panel farm is expected to generate 3.5 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy in one year. That is the... more

Deputies: Restaurant employee altered receipts to increase tips

An employee at a Town of Ontario restaurant is facing charges after deputies say she changed credit card receipts. Forty-two-year-old Kathryn Donnelly, of Webster, is charged with scheme to defraud. Investigators say, while Donnelly worked at Konstantinou’s Restaurant in 2015, she made changes to credit card receipts increase her tip amounts. Read more from WHEC.com more

Sore foot hampers Wayne’s Zenelovic, but senior QB makes no excuses

Braeden Zenelovic, a senior quarterback at a smaller school in Section V, hopes of playing college football. The question is, at what level. Zenelovic, listed at 6 feet, 4 inches and 205 pounds, is in his fourth season with the Wayne varsity team. He was named one of Section V’s top 25 players last season after his selection to the... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more

Ontario man stole Monster Energy Drinks from Tops store

Deputies say a 24-year-old Ontario man was arrested after an incident in Ontario on Sunday. Brent A. Ziegler, 24, of Ontario was taken into custody and charged with petit larceny, as well as endangering the welfare of a child after an incident at a local supermarket. Ziegler was apprehended by a Tops Store Manager after he was observed exiting the... more

Deputies: Traffic stop in Manchester leads to drug charge

Deputies arrested an Ontario man after an investigation, which followed a traffic stop on Route 21 in Manchester. Josiah E. Shales, 23, was arrested and charged with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance. The arrest came after a traffic stop for speeding, according to deputies. There was also an active bench warrant for his arrest in Irondequoit. He was issued... 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

Parents ask for Wayne Central School Board member’s resignation following body shaming post

A lack of response from Wayne Central School Board members has some residents baffled. A few weeks ago, School Board Vice President Philip McTigue caused an uproar in his hometown of Ontario when he posted on his personal Facebook page harsh words criticizing obese people. The post reads: “Listen, we are all Americans which means most of us have 10-120... more

Town of Ontario Man jailed for Fourth DWI arrest

State Police out of Lyons reported stopping a vehicle on Route 350 in the Town of Macedon at 2:53 a.m. on Wednesday (7/5), for Moving From Lane Unsafely and Failure to Keep Right. The driver, David Leberth, age 26, of Slocum Road in the Town of Ontario was subsequently charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated; Felony (AUO) Aggravated Unlicensed Operation... more

Doctor busted in Wayne County prostitution sting is back to work in Canandaigua

A doctor charged in a Wayne County prostitution sting is back to work in Canandaigua thanks to an overwhelming response from his patients. The University of Rochester’s Thompson Health has reinstated Doctor Robert Smith at their facility in Canandaigua. Dr. Smith was one of six men arrested at a motel in the town of Ontario in northwestern Wayne County. In... more

Debrief Podcast: Supervisors weigh audit, DEC challenges City’s position, and dissolution

On Thursday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackled a big list of heavy topics happening in the region. The ongoing debate in Geneva around the former-Foundry, new regulations in Seneca Falls around Town Board meetings, as well as some newcomer items to the show list — including the Rushville dissolution, and efforts at the state-level... more

Case of murdered Ontario woman will head to grand jury

The case against four people charged with the murder of an Ontario woman is headed to a grand jury. The ruling came Monday following the death of 52-year-old Julie Martin in February. Martin was found dead in her trailer in the Orchard Grove Village Mobile Park. Last week, Martin’s daughter, 22-year-old Jasmine Harlee, was charged with murder along with three... more

Wayne Central School Board approves superintendent contract despite dissent from parents

Despite parent dissent, the Wayne Central School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Mathis Calvin’s contract extension – a measure that coincided with the unpopular closure of Freewill Elementary School. Several parent taxpayers spoke at the meeting Thursday night, June 22nd questioning the perceived urgency to approve a new 5-year contract with Calvin when a year still remains in his current contract.... more

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

Medical transport driver charged with forcible touching in Wayne Co.

Deputies in Wayne County say a 38-year-old medical transport driver has been charged with forcible touching after an alleged incident that took place on May 25th. Tommy E. Hardy, 38, of Rochester is accused of inappropriately contacting a client while working as a medical transport driver. An investigation into the incident resulted in Hardy being charged with forcible touching. Deputies... more
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