‘Bizarre Foods’ host in Lyons as part of Travel Channel show focusing on canal history

There was nothing “bizarre” about the food that Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern sampled in Lyons Tuesday. Unless you consider a Zweigle’s white hot dog or Cornell-style chicken barbecue outrageous fare. The cable television star, known for eating some of the strangest foods on the planet, was in the Wayne County town on Tuesday as part of taping for an... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Lyons woman charged with DWI in Phelps

A Lyons woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Mott Rd. in Phelps. Deputies say Beth Anne Michaels, 49, of Lyons was charged with driving while intoxicated after the traffic stop. A breath sample was provided at the Ontario County Jail after the arrest and confirmed that she was driving over the legal limit. The... more

Lyons volunteers gear up for Canal Clean Sweep

The Lyons community will participate in the 14th annual Erie Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 22. The day will begin at 8:30 with coffee, juice, fruit, doughnuts, and Canal Clean Sweep tee shirts, according to one of the organizers, Bob Stopper of the Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters. Volunteers will trim shrubs, remove litter and debris, pull weeds, and clean... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Deputies: Lyons woman assaulted victim in Tops parking lot

A Lyons woman was charged on Thursday after deputies say she was involved in a physical altercation with another woman at a local business. The incident happened at the Lyons Tops, where 28-year-old Alisha Abbott confronted another woman who was sitting in a car around 7:40 pm. She is accused of pulling the woman’s hair and kicking her in the... more

Lyons set to celebrate Erie Canal’s 200th

Lyons is taking the unofficial lead in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal. Beginning this month, a number of Lyons government and community organizations are staging events in conjunction with the community’s connection to the Erie Canal. Bob Stopper heads the Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters, one of 11 groups putting the celebration schedule together. “It’s really going to... more

Rochester man led police on chase through Newark, Lyons

A Rochester man led Newark Police on a drunken pursuit between Newark and Lyons. Newark Police say Edwin Peart Jr., 34, was driving two other men who had attempted to shoplift from the Macedon Walmart. Around 1:30 am the Newark Walmart was notified that the suspects were in the Newark store. The three were identified via security cameras, and that’s... more

Deputies: Clyde man fled police after domestic incident

Deputies in Wayne County say a 21-year-old Clyde resident fled authorities after an investigation into a domestic incident. Jordan P. Colbert, 21, of Clyde was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal trespass, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. The arrest stems from an investigation... more

Lyons man indicted after selling crack cocaine in Newark

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a 22-year-old Lyons resident after he was indicted by a grand jury for selling crack cocaine in Newark. Jawuan T. Thomas, 22, of Lyons was indicted on three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was indicted by a grand jury... more

Sheriff: Auburn sex offender failed to register in Wayne Co.

Deputies in Wayne County arrested an Auburn man following a sex offender investigation. Michael A. Soggs, 35, of Auburn was charged with failure to register. He was wanted on an arrest warrant previously, and failed to register, according to deputies. He was arraigned in Lyons Town Court and released. The charges will be answered in Lyons Town Court. more

Villages must think outside the box to hold onto local police departments

One of the biggest assets Wayne County villages boast, their police departments, are in jeopardy. Village officials from across Wayne County came together last Monday, March 20th for their monthly meeting to discuss the pros and cons of community policing. While the idea of a local police department is a huge asset for a village, officials are not blind to... more

Wayne County learning center consortium gets funding

A consortium of four Wayne County school districts was awarded $2.4 million to continue its 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. More than 1,600 students living in the Clyde-Savannah, Lyons, North Rose-Wolcott and Red Creek school districts, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will continue to have access to an array of free community enrichment activities, including its most visible... more
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