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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

N.Y. State Safe Boating Course

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Recreation Safety Division will be offering the N.Y. State Safe Boating Course.  This course is required for anyone who will be operating a Personal Water Craft (Jet Ski/Wave Runner type vessels) and for anyone born after May 1st 1996 to operate any vessel.  The course will be offered on May 19th, at the Wayne County... more

Lyons man violated order of protection, charged with harassment and contempt

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Anthony Natrigo, of Lyons was charged with Criminal Contempt in the First Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree. The arrest stems from a phone call he made to his wife threatening her while there was a stay away order... more

UPDATE: Lyons man dies after being struck by vehicle

Deputies say one person was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Stoney Lonesome Road in Williamson on Monday. The accident happened around 6:20 p.m., according to deputies who say that Stuart Pearson, 68, of Ontario was traveling west on Lake Road — approaching the intersection of White Birch Cove — when he struck a... more

Wayne County supervisor running for GOP nod to succeed Oaks in NY Assembly

Twenty-four hours after Assemblyman Bob Oaks announced he will not run for re-election this year, he received a call from Lyons Supervisor Brian Manktelow. Manktelow, who was a state Senate candidate in 2016, wants to succeed Oaks, R-Macedon, in the state Assembly. In a phone interview Monday, Manktelow confirmed he is running for the Republican nomination in the 130th Assembly... more

FingerLakes1.com Local Mother’s Day Guide

Make Mom’s day a special one with these great local tips for awesome, unique gifts and delicious special Mother’s Day brunch offerings… Sinicropi Florist in downtown Seneca Falls This Mother’s Day, treat the mom in your life like the queen she is! Celebrate Mom with her favorite flower or gift from Sinicropi Florist Arrangements range from $35- how much do... more

Lyons man arrested on 14 felony charges after violating order

A Lyons man faces more than a dozen felony charges after an investigation into multiple violations of a stay away order of protection. State Police say that Kurtis Freeman, 26, of Lyons was charged with seven counts of first-degree criminal contempt — a Class E felony; and seven counts of aggravated family offense — also a Class E felony. The... more

State Police: Lyons man faces felony drug charges after investigation

State Police arrested a 24-year-old Lyons man on felony drug charges after an investigation in Wayne County. Jorie N. Cruz, 24, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police say that Cruz was arraigned in Arcadia Town Court on... more

Lyons Superintendent: Investigation into ‘suspicious person’ underway after alleged photos taken of children, parents

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Lyons Central School District are looking into a suspicious incident, which unfolded in the Jackson Street area in Lyons on Thursday. Superintendent Don Putnam said in a call to parents, and in a message posted to the district’s website, “I want to make you aware, that this morning one of our bus monitors reported suspicious... more

Gorham man charged with DWI in Lyons

A 28-year-old Gorham man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Thursday around 10:40 p.m. after a traffic stop for speeding in Lyons. Deputies stopped Gregory M. Pierson, 28, of Gotham on Geneva Street for speeding. Upon investigation it was determined that he was intoxicated. He submitted to standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving... more

Sodus duo sold crack cocaine to undercover investigators, both facing felony charges

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says two people were arrested following an investigation into the sale of controlled substances throughout the region. Angela N. Scott, 44, and Gregory Daniel, 46, both of Sodus were charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Virts says the duo sold crack cocaine to undercover... more
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