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Wayne County looks at $3.2M upgrade of county building

Wayne County’s recently adopted five-year capital project plan includes $3.2 million to rehabilitate one of its older buildings, as well as targeting a number of other structures, highways and parks. County Administrator Rick House and Ken Blake, House’s fiscal assistant and deputy budget officer, emphasized that the project’s $30.1 million price tag does not automatically commit funding, but it does... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more

Marine History on the Erie Canal (photo)

Early this morning, the 83′ replica schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vermont passed the 61′ Farallone, a Luders U.S. Army Quartermaster Boat docked at the Lyons dock on the Erie Canal. The Farallone is the last remaining Luders U/ S. Army Quartermaster Boat. The 1863 replica schooner Lois McClure and the 1918 Farallone are cruising... more

Lyons man faces multiple charges, including DWI after Rt. 31 crash

A Lyons man has been charged with DWI after an accident on State Route 31 in June. The lengthy investigation resulted in Nicholas A. Tandle Jr., 34, of Lyons being charged with driving while intoxicated, blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or more, failure to keep right, and operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device. Investigators say Tandle... more

Waterloo man uninjured as CSX train collides with vehicle in Lyons

A Waterloo man was uninjured after a CSX train collided with his vehicle, after it became stuck on the tracks in Lyons. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that the vehicle became stuck on the tracks near Leach Rd. around 9:55 pm, and although CSX was warned of the vehicle, it was too late. The train collided with the vehicle,... more

Lyons Main Street Program gets accreditation

Lyons Main Street Program said it has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and... more

Report of ‘family trouble’ leads to assault charge for Lyons woman

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 41-year-old Lyons woman now faces assault charges after an incident on August 25th. Jennifer M. Rogers, 41, of Lyons was charged with third-degree assault after a call for family trouble at a residence in Lyons. Rogers is accused of striking her boyfriend several times during an incident, causing physical injury. Rogers was... more

District Attorney’s Office receives envelope full of powder from prison inmate

When the mail arrived at the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday (8/16), one of the secretaries began opening an envelope, sent by an inmate from the Marcy Correctional Facility in Marcy, NY. A white powder fell out of the envelope and the secretary smelled the contents. Also in the envelope was a short letter addressed to Rick Healy,... more

Lyons man charged with DWI, sent to Strong after rollover crash; others inside vehicle uninjured

A 26-year-old Lyons man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and speeding following a one-car rollover accident in Phelps, according to deputies. The crash took place on Gifford Rd. on August 18th around 8:29 pm. Deputies say that Michael Thomas McKeever, 26, of Lyons was operating a 2005 Ford Escape when it appeared to be traveling west at a high... more

Pam Helming satellite office moves to Wayne County Courthouse

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54, Canandaigua, announced that her satellite office in Wayne County has moved from the Public Safety Building to the Wayne County Courthouse. Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, the office will be in Room 207 in the courthouse, 26 Church St. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday... more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

One resigns, three others suspended following Wayne Co. Jail escape investigation

The escape should have been immediately detected and prevented. That’s what Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said in a press release following the investigation into Wayne County Jail inmate Shawn Meachum. Meachum escaped from the Wayne County Jail after posing as a weekend-only inmate, which prompted a search for the Geneva-area resident. “The escape was only made possible because the... more

Lyons man faces nine charges after assaulting girlfriend, 911 caller in Abbey Park

Deputies arrested a Lyons man, who now faces multiple charges, after an incident earlier this week involving himself, his girlfriend and a bystander. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Dylan Felix, 19, of Lyons was involved in a domestic altercation with his girlfriend while at Abbey Park in Lyons. During the altercation, Felix damaged her car, stole her keys... more

Hope takes center stage at Lyons trail

The Trail of Hope has been a place of reflection and remembrance since it opened in 2012. Along the winding paths where lush flower beds and vegetables grow you’ll see spots dedicated to the memories of loved ones, some of whom found solace at the trail on the grounds of the Lyons Community Center on Manhattan Street. With each year,... more

Lois McClure locking through Lock 27 in Lyons (photo)

Early this morning, the 88 foot schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum locked through Lock 27 in Lyons, NY. The McClure is piloted by Captain Eric Tichonouk. Power for the McClure is provided by the tugboat C.L. Churchill, piloted by Captain Art Cohn. The McClure is headed west to Tonawanda and visiting communities along the canal as... more

“Extremely intoxicated” Lyons man goes berserk, jailed on NO Bail

State Police out of Lyons responded to a report of a loud disturbance at 70 water Street in Lyons at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. According to police, Rodger Foster, 46, who resides at the apartment on his own, was “Extremely intoxicated.” He ripped down the drop ceiling and ripped out the wiring in the apartment. He also began throwing items... more
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