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Joe Molino wins Ontario Town Supervisor race by 13 absentee ballots

The votes have been counted in the race for Ontario Supervisor and a winner has been declared. Following the opening of absentee ballots on Thursday morning at the Wayne County Board of Elections, Democrat Joe Molino received 46 votes to Incumbent Republican John Smith’s 33. The two had tied in balloting on election night, each receiving 1227 votes. Wayne Times:... more

Race for Ontario Town Supervisor could soon have a winner

There will soon be a winner in the race for Ontario Town Supervisor. There’s a tie right now in the race. Incumbent Republican John Smith and Democratic challenger Joe Molino both have 1,227 votes. Starting Thursday, absentee ballots will begin to be counted. A required audit on the voting process was done last week by the Wayne County Board of... more

11-year-old airlifted to Strong after pair is thrown from ATV in Wayne County

Details have emerged in the ATV accident that resulted in one person being transported to an area hospital, while an 11-year-old was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Frederick Barres, 50, of Ontario was operating an ATV around his property with his 11-year-old nephew as a passenger when he lost control... more

Sheriff: Ontario man kicked a police officer during arrest

Deputies in Wayne County say an Ontario man faces a number of charges after allegedly kicking a police officer. Sheriff Barry Virts says Brice Houch, 26, was stopped on Rt. 104 in Williamson on Election Day after having allegedly being involved in a disturbance. The incident took place in Sodus, and according to deputies, allegedly involved a gun. During the... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Michael Calarco wins big in Wayne DA race

Michael Calarco said during the campaign that experience was the difference between he and his opponent, David Fulvio, in the race for Wayne County district attorney. On Tuesday, the voters agreed. Calarco, running on the Democratic and Conservative lines, handily defeated Fulvio, a Republican. Calarco finished with 9,574 votes in unofficial results posted on the county website just before 1... more

Deputies: Macedon teen arrested after running down pedestrian

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says a 17-year-old has been charged after an investigation into an accident where a pedestrian was struck, which took place in Ontario. Virts says David Kennett, 17, of Macedon was arrested following the accident in Ontario, where a pedestrian — identified as Brandon Barron was struck. Kennett was charged with one count of first-degree reckless... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Wayne County

A contested District Attorney’s race in Wayne County highlights an active year for local, municipal races. Sodus Point will elect a village mayor just months after historic flooding ravaged the Lake Ontario coastline. Walworth will elect a new Town Supervisor, as well. While the only Democratic Supervisor in Wayne County, Kenan Baldridge, will run unopposed. The biggest issue, by far,... more

2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

Ontario man struck by vehicle in Tops parking lot

Deputies say a 23-year-old Ontario man was sent to Rochester General Hospital after being struck by a car in the Tops supermarket parking lot located on Furnace Rd. David Kennett, 17, of Macedon was southbound in the parking lot when his vehicle struck a pedestrian walking through. The man struck by the vehicle was identified as 13-year-old Brandon Barron, of... more

Former Ontario water utilities superintendent arrested for cover-up

He served as the superintendent of the water department in the town of Ontario for decades, but now Rodney Peets may be serving time behind bars. The Wayne County D.A. accuses him of altering water department utilities records. Police arrested the 37-year town employee Tuesday on a Wayne County indictment warrant. He appeared in court for arraignment on Wednesday. According... more

Sheriff: Driver had BAC of .33 near time of Ontario crash

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a Webster man following a one-car crash that happened this summer. Jamie C. Smith, 25, of Webster was arrested following an investigation into an accident that took place on July 23rd. According to investigators, Smith was traveling at a high rate of speed on Furnace Rd. in Ontario when he failed to reduce his speed... more

Wayne County woman accused of starting disturbance, driving drunk at Lakeside Restaurant

A Wayne County woman is under arrest, accused of causing a disturbance at Lakeside Restaurant in the Town of Ontario, and then driving drunk. Deputies say 43-year-old Athena Giftos was extremely intoxicated and causing a disturbance outside the restaurant when she got into a vehicle and drove away.   According to deputies, Giftos arrived back at the scene when after... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

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
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