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Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes

Wayne Central voters send strong message as investigation concludes
With the hearings on the removal of two School Board members completed two weeks ago, the Board of Education at Wayne Central School District awaits an outcome. The Board made the following statement at the conclusion of the proceedings. “As of today, the proceedings relative to the possible removal of two Board of Education Members have concluded. The process the... more

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County
The 60th annual Apple Blossom Parade kicked off in Williamson on Saturday afternoon. This is the longest continuously running festival in all of New York and is one of the biggest parades in western New York. The lineup for the parade began at Willamson Middle School. This year's parade theme was favorite things. RochesterFirst.com: Read More more

Felony drug charges filed after 2017 incident in Wayne County

Felony drug charges filed after 2017 incident in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Williamson man following an investigation into drug sales in Wayne County. Lee Shorter Jr., 47, of Williamson is accused of selling cocaine in 2017; and was subsequently charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; and one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.... more

Hearing wraps up for Wayne Central school board members facing removal

Hearing wraps up for Wayne Central school board members facing removal
Two Wayne County school board members had a hearing into their alleged misconduct that wrapped up on Tuesday. Both hearings for Wayne Central School District board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry wrapped up Tuesday morning. The hearings could have potentially lasted until Wednesday but were combined to save time. Back in September of 2018, Gallaher and Landry went into... more

GoFundMe campaign launched after tree falls on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty

GoFundMe campaign launched after tree lands on deputy in Wayne County while off-duty
A fundraiser has been started to assist a Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office who was seriously hurt while doing yard work at a residence in Wayne County. A GoFundMe was started to assist Caley Gaziano, who has been a deputy for six years has raised more than $11,500 as of Tuesday morning. The fundraising goal has been set... more

Career exploration opportunities in Webster this week

Career exploration opportunities in Webster this week
Boulter Industrial Contractors will host Lift & Move USA, a skilled trades career exploration event, on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 655 Basket Road, Webster, New York 14580. The hands-on program will provide an authentic way for high school students to learn about the skills needed and careers available in the manufacturing and construction... more

Williamson man facing federal charges for alleged cocaine purchases

Williamson man facing federal charges for alleged cocaine purchases
A Williamson man arrested after dropping bags of cocaine in a Sodus market is now facing federal charges. Holsey Wedlow was charged by Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies for an alleged 2017 incident, in which they say he dropped bags of cocaine in a Sodus market. He is now facing a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. If... more

Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County

Intoxicated driver leads police on pursuit in Wayne County
Troopers say a Watertown resident was arrested on multiple charges – including felony driving while intoxicated, after a pursuit on State Route 104 in the Town of Butler over the weekend. On Friday Lewis W. Hall, 52, of Watertown was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, four counts of possession of an open container, eight counts of unlicensed operation, eight... more

Marion driver charged with felony DWI after being parked illegally

Marion driver charged with felony DWI after being parked illegally
State Police arrested a 45-year-old Marion resident on felony DWI charges following an incident in Williamson. Zachary Levine, 45, of Marion was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, and parking in a handicapped zone. Troopers responded to the report of a person parked in a handicapped zone on Pearsall Street in Williamson. Levine... more

At age 93, Williamson WWII veteran receives high school diploma

At age 93, Williamson WWII veteran receives high school diploma
In his 93 years, Starford Steinhoff has accomplished quite a bit. Among those accomplishments: Honorably serving the U.S. during World War II. He served in the Army’s 66th Infantry and fought in the European theater – primarily in France. Mr. Steinhoff, or “Star” as he known, was drafted right out of high school – and, because of that, did not... more

Wayne Central grad who had been missing for 50 days found dead in NYC

Missing Wayne Central grad found dead in NYC
A missing Wayne Central graduate, who was living in Brooklyn, has been found dead, according to authorities. James Johnston, 31, disappeared from his Brooklyn apartment in January. However, after more than 50 days of searching – family of Johnston say they received a call from police in New York. A body had been recovered, and investigators believed the body was... more

Gananda girl wins spelling bee duel

Gananda girl wins spelling bee duel
After 16 rounds at Saturday’s Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, only Jenna Giles of Gananda and Tyler Friel of Canandaigua remained standing. The two went word for word for 10 more rounds until Giles emerged victorious after Friel misspelled indigenous. The Gananda fifth-grader then correctly spelled ephemeral and virgule to capture first prize and a trip to compete in the 92nd... more

Pedestrian identified, remains ‘critical’ after Williamson crash

Pedestrian airlifted from Williamson crash scene along Rt. 104
On Wednesday, a Williamson man was struck by a vehicle traveling on Route 104. On Friday the identity of the victim was released by authorities. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian was traveling east along Route 104. Wayne County ALS, Williamson Ambulance, and East Williamson Fire Department, as well as Williamson Fire Department assisted at the scene. Deputies say 52-year-old... more

Troopers charge Walworth man after puppy thrown from porch railing

Troopers charge Walworth man after puppy thrown from porch railing
A Walworth man is charged after State Police say a puppy was thrown from a porch railing and bled to death. This story comes to us from our news partners at The Times of Wayne County. Troopers say Austin Decker, 19, was arrested Thursday for an incident that happened in December. They say a four-month-old pit bill/shepherd mix puppy was... more

Police waited weeks to report Wayne Central grad missing in New York City

Family struggles in search of Wayne Central grad
A Wayne County family is struggling to search for answers or clues in the disappearance of their loved one. Thirty-one-year-old James Johnston, who resides in New York City, was last seen Jan. 29 at his Brooklyn apartment in Williamsburg. News10NBC spoke to the man’s mother, Nancy Johnston, who shared her story in hopes that it would help spread the word.... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that’s mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that could prove to be difficult for law enforcement to manage – like the controversial mugshot proposal, which would ban law enforcement agencies from releasing arrest... more

Parents, faculty fill Wayne CSD meeting to support board members facing removal

Parents, faculty fill Wayne CSD meeting to support board members facing removal
Parents remain frustrated after leaving a special school meeting that resulted in no answers. The Wayne Central School District had a meeting Wednesday involving Steve Gallagher and Dennis Landry, the two board members accused of official misconduct. In less than 10 minutes, the board approved a resolution allowing information about the charges against the men only be released at their... more
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