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Greeters Paint Canal Route in Wayne County (photo)

Last Monday, Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters painted the route of Clinton’s Ditch and the Enlarged Erie through the former village of Lyons. The original pathway of the canals was through the village and next to buildings. The stencil was designed and donated by LaGasse Iron Works & Fabricators of Lyons. Photo by Robert A. Stopper. more

Lyons man, former Boy Scouts employee in Seneca Co. faces child porn charges

A former Boy Scouts employee is facing child porn charges, according to federal prosecutors. Russell Ruth, 34, of Lyons is charged with possession of child pornography. Ruth worked for the Boy Scouts of America in Ovid was arrested after Yahoo! said it had found suspected child porn files on its servers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Investigators traced the... more

Lyons man arrested on trespassing charge

Clayton J. Bardin, 50, of Lyons is taken into custody following the investigation of a trespassing incident. He is charged with Criminal Trespass and Criminal Contempt. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Bardin is said to have entered the residence of an ex-girlfriend, violating an order of protection. The woman found him sleeping on her couch. The Town of Lyons Court... more

Unraveling the gas pump ‘card skimmer gang’

The complaints piled up, unsuspecting customers at gas pumps thought that using their credit cards was a safe way to fill up with fuel. Throughout the East Coast, a gang of ‘legal’ Cubans, believed to be working for drug cartels, placed sophisticated “card skimmers” inside fuel pumps. Once secretly installed in gas pumps, these “skimmers” allowed the gang members to... more

Deputies: Inmate tried to mail stolen checks from Wayne Co. Jail

Deputies say a Wolcott man was arrested for possessing stolen property and promoting prison contraband after an investigation at the Wayne County Jail. Gerald E. White, 44, of Wolcott attempted to mail stolen checks from the jail to a party outside. The mail was returned undeliverable, according to deputies. Once the mail was returned it was discovered that White possessed... more

Deputies: Palmyra man became irate at jail, broke cell door window

A Palmyra man was arrested on Thursday after becoming irate during the booking process following a separate incident. Samuel Hanna, 51, of Palmyra was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after becoming physically irate during the booking process during an unrelated arrest. Deputies say he broke a cell door window. Hanna was arrested at the Wayne County Jail and arraigned in... more

Sheriff Barry Virts reports receipt of the 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from the Monsanto Fund

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has been chosen for and received the 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from the Monsanto Fund in the amount of $2,500.00 for the Sheriff’s Office Canine Team Fund. Thank you to Ryan Gansz for his connection, support and assistance in applying for and receiving the 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from the Monsanto... more

Lyons plans big party for historic designation

The town is celebrating the placement of its downtown on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. But the community is doing more than celebrating, said Joan Delaro, it’s looking to see how it can leverage the designation into building improvements and economic development. “The National Register is a recognized and visible component of land-use, promotes heritage tourism, economic development... more

Berliners aboard BROADSWORD exit Lock 27 in Wayne County (photo)

BROADSWORD, a 58 foot long range cruiser, docked in Lyons one evening. Early morning on June 6th, it locked westward through Lock 27 on the Erie Canal. . The cruiser was manufactured in New Zealand. The Captain and crew were born and raised in Berlin, Germany. They took possession of BROADSWORD in the Bahamas were they began their 6000 mile... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Manktelow talks race for 130th Assembly District

Lyons Town Supervisor Brian Manktelow says he’s running to restore the American Dream in New York State. He criticized Albany’s deadlock, the stagnation of the state’s economy, and wants to advocate for real change. On Friday, Manktelow was in-studio talking about issues impacting the region as a guest on Inside the FLX. Watch or listen to the entire conversation below:... more

Man convicted of murdering Sodus woman in Oct. 2016

A jury convicted a Wayne County man of murdering a Sodus woman in the fall of 2016. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, 61-year-old Alvin Pinkard was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in the death of Josephine Chiaverini. The jury debated for less than five hours before coming back with a guilty verdict. State... more

Lyons resident charged in welfare fraud investigation

Investigators in Ontario County arrested a 57-year-old Lyons resident following a welfare fraud investigation. Sharod Huff, 57, of Lyons was charged with one count of fourth-degree welfare fraud and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing — after filing an application for temporary assistance, of which he was not entitled. Investigators say that Huff was granted over $2,135... more

NEW WEEK, SAME PROBLEM: Community cleaning up mess left behind by Feher

For some residents and business owners, the abrupt closure of Feher Rubbish Removal hasn’t just been inconvenient – it’s been downright worrisome. “I just don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re not the only ones seeking out a new contract, and every carrier we’ve called is either ‘too busy’ to take on new customers with gone, or aren’t... more

Lyons man charged with assault, criminal mischief after domestic

Deputies report the arrest of a Lyons man after a warrant was issued in Lyons Town Court. Dameion W. Metzger, 43, of Lyons was charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The charges stem from a domestic incident where Metzger struck a female victim and ripped a sweatshirt she was wearing. The entire incident unfolded at an earlier date... more

Residents, leaders scramble as Feher Rubbish shuts down

Feher Rubbish is going out of business. At close of business on Friday the company, which has existed for more than 50 years will be no more. Cicero Town Supervisor Mark Venesky verified that information with ownership. “We have 10,200 households in the town of Cicero. This is a health crisis because if we don’t pick up garbage we have... more

Deputies: Lyons man accidentally dials 911, later found to be wanted in North Carolina

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man for being a fugitive of justice after accidentally dialing 911. Deputies responded to an address on Franklin Street in the Town of Lyons where Jesse Graham, 53, had accidentally dialed 911. It was later determined that Graham was wanted in Moorseville, North Carolina on several charges. Graham was... more

Lyons man killed in farm accident

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says his office investigated a fatal agricultural accident in the Town of Lyons on Wednesday around 3 p.m. Patrol units along with the Lyons Fire and Rescue and Lyons Town Ambulance were dispatched to 876 Sohn Alloway Road for an off-road accident involving a bulldozer. Upon arrival it was discovered that Richard A. Lyon, 84... more
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