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Newark fire that displaced three remains under investigation

A fire at a two-family home left three people out in the cold Tuesday morning. The Newark Volunteer Fire Department was called out by the Wayne County 911 Center around 10 a.m. for a multi-family structure fire at 123 Willow Avenue on the north side of the village. First Assistant Chief Rusty Havert was among the first firefighters on scene, noting that... more

Wayne County supervisors appoint new economic development, planning director

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Brian Pincelli to fill the position of economic development and planning director. The position was vacated this past summer after former director Robert McNary retired, said Chuck Dye, director of human services. Supervisors established a selection committee and recommended Pincelli for the position after a rigorous search. “This has been... more

Mother, daughter team charged with selling heroin out of in-home daycare

A mother and daughter were Jan. 13 after investigators allegedly purchased drugs from them at the home daycare they were operating in the town of Arcadia. After a two-month long investigation  into the sales of heroin from a town of Arcadia home, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, in conjunction with members of the Wayne Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Erin... more

W-FL Friday: Waterloo holds Midlakes ‘Ransom’ at the buzzer; Red Creek’s Klein scores 1,000th point

The Waterloo Indians went to Midlakes on Friday night still seeking their first Finger Lakes East league win after five attempts. With the Indians down two with just over 2 seconds left in the game, Waterloo would inbound from the sideline and Ransom Benedicks would receive the pass… With Benedicks shot, Waterloo captured their first win since their opening game... more

Lyons seeks to preserve town’s architecture

Many upstate cities and villages laid their downtowns to waste during the federal Urban Renewal era of the 1960s and 1970s. So many outstanding pieces of architecture were lost that it became known, sarcastically, as “urban removal.” Lyons managed to avoid the wrecking ball. Many of the former village’s downtown buildings — most built during the Erie Canal’s 1800s heyday... more

W-FL Wednesday: Sodus shocks Clyde-Savannah, Whitman takes it to Naples

With most of Tuesday’s scheduled contests rescheduled to Wednesday night, it was a busy night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues for boys and girls. The theme of the night was upsets with Clyde-Savannah dropping a 10 point decision at Sodus, Gananda defeating rival ER, and the HAC girls topping Romulus. Full results for the boys and the girls in action... more

Deputies: Macedon man charged following assault on corrections officer

According to the Wayne County Sheriff's, a Macedon man has been arrested following an assault on a Wayne County Corrections Officer. Deputies say 17-year-old Jakob Hermann was upset about the loss of television privileges and a cell search while he was an inmate at the Wayne County Jail. During the search, Hermann allegedly shoved an officer into the wall. The... more

W-FL Saturday: Newark, Lyons pick up weekend wins; Canandaigua tops Pal-Mac

After losing their first three games of the season, the Newark Reds have won seven straight and are on track for a big Finger Lakes East showdown with Mynderse on Thursday night. The Lyons Lions are also hot since their last loss to Clyde-Savannah before Christmas. The Lions beat Sodus on Saturday night for their 8th win of the season.... more

Newark PD make robbery, grand larceny arrest; still seeking third suspect

A robbery investigation in Newark has yielded two arrests following an incident that took place on December 17th. Police say a victim was lured to a location on Park Avenue in Newark by Jacquelyn Sullivan, 20, of Lyons. After the victim arrived at the location, Sullivan shut off his vehicle and two men opened the doors. They asked for his... more

W-FL Thursday: Golden Eagles stay undefeated in Wayne County, Lyons & ER keep pace

Clyde-Savannah maintained their 1.5 game lead and stayed undefeated in Wayne County league play with a 40 point win at home over Red Creek on Thursday night in Clyde. East Rochester kept pace in second place by knocking off North Rose-Wolcott and Lyons remains 2 games back of C-S after winning at Gananda behind a second straight box-score-stuffing performance by... more

W-FL Tuesday: Clyde-Savannah takes firm control of Wayne County with win at ER

The Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles took a commanding lead in the Wayne County League standings with a big road win on Tuesday night at East Rochester. Also in Wayne County, Lyons handed North Rose-Wolcott their first league loss of the season which positions the C-S Golden Eagles one-and-a-half games in front of the pack having already won at Gananda and ER.... more

Lyons man interfered with traffic stop, became ‘physical’ with deputy

A 29-year-old Lyons man was arrested for obstructing justice during a traffic stop, according to deputies in Wayne County. Charles Thomas, 29, of Lyons was arrested for second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after he allegedly interfered in a traffic stop. Deputies say that Thomas was not in the vehicle being stopped and subsequently yelled obscenities after... more

Newark man faces additional charges after refusing to comply during DWI arrest, processing

State Police say a Newark man was arrested after another driver reported that he was “all over the road.” State Police out of Lyons arrested Joseph Talbot, 43, of Newark for driving while intoxicated following a vehicle and traffic complaint of an erratic operator on State Route 31. Talbot was stopped on Route 31 in Palmyra for failure to keep... more

Lake effect snow makes travel difficult entering holiday weekend; Warnings, Advisories active in FLX

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Northern Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties in the Finger Lakes region ahead of a lake effect snow event, which will dump anywhere from 8 to 14 inches of snow on those counties. The warning is in effect until 4 am. In addition to the snowfall, extensive blowing... more

Teens sustain minor injuries after early morning accident in Lyons

The Wayne County Office of The Sheriff reports the investigation of a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Maple Street Road in the Town of Lyons. Skyler Grenon, age 18, of Sodus was traveling northbound on Maple Street Road in the Town of Lyons when she lost control of the vehicle hitting the ditch on the west side of the... more

Marion woman charged with welfare fraud after investigation into benefits

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of one Marion woman after an investigation into welfare fraud. Deputies arrested Kathaleen Cortes, 39, of Marion for welfare fraud after an investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services. Cortes had been working and failed to report the income to the agency, according to investigators. Cortes received $1,169.00 in benefits... more

State Police: Lyons man accused of breaking 5-month-old’s leg by ‘yanking’ on it

State Police report that a Lyons man has been charged after he allegedly broke a 5-month-old child’s leg while in his care. Jared A. Deboard, 21, of Lyons was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly yanked on a child’s leg causing the child to suffer a fracture at the femur. The next... more
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