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

Lois McClure approaching Lyons on the Erie Canal (photo)

The replica 1862 schooner Lois McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum approaches Lyons Sunday morning. The authentic replica, 88 feet in length, has no means of propulsion other than sail, so a 1964 tugboat, the C.L.Churchill, serves as power. As part of the Lois McClure’s 2017 Legacy Tour commemorating the Erie Canal Bicentennial, the Lois McClure docked in Lyons... more

Inaugural youth football camp teaches safety, life lessons

Dave Marean admits that part of his motivation for founding the Finger Lakes Youth Football Camp was to strengthen connections between the children learning the game and the high school programs in their communities. However, the three-day event at Lyons High School — it began Monday and concluded Wednesday — was more than that. “The big thing about this camp... more

Travel tribute along the canal in Lyons

It was as if the Erie Canal of the 19th century era had come back to life. Lyons’ residents and visitors anxiously stood watch along the famed waterway’s banks waiting for a glimpse of the five canal boats dubbed Vote Tilla. Their week-long passage began on July 17 in Seneca Falls and ended in Rochester on July 21, stopping in... more

CORRECTION: No missing felon in Lyons

CORRECTION: FingerLakes1.com has confirmed that State Police are NOT searching for any individuals convicted of any crimes in Lyons or the Wayne County area at this time. The story, which was based on outdated reporting from a neighboring news organization has since been taken off of social media to prevent that information from being shared further. We apologize for any... more

Helming, Wayne sheriff announce Yellow Dot program

State Sen. Pamela Helming, R-54th Dist., and Sheriff Barry Virts are encouraging senior citizens and community members to learn use Yellow Dot and My Old Meds programs to ensure their safety and security during an emergency. Yellow Dot is designed to help first responders provide medical attention during the first hour after a car crash or home emergency. A yellow... more

Lyons Fire Department helps deliver healthy baby

The Lyons Fire Department helped deliver a healthy baby boy on Saturday! The Department says a man was trying to get his wife to the hospital, when he realized they wren’t going to make it. The couple pulled over at the Lyons Fire Department, where firefighters say they started caring for the woman until an ambulance arrived. The baby came... more

Lyons Peppermint Days draws huge crowds

Ask just about anyone wandering through the maze of vendors and games at this year’s Peppermint Days in Lyons what their favorite part of the whole weekend and they will tell you it’s the fireworks. For years the festival has honored its history with peppermint with the biggest fireworks show lighting up the sky over the Erie Canal – a... more

Sheriff: Inmate assaulted, intimidated another at Wayne Co. Jail

Deputies in Wayne County report the arrest of a Lyons man after an incident involving two inmates at the County Jail. David M. Allen, 47, of Lyons was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree intimidating a witness. Deputies say the charges stem from an investigation into an incident that took place on May 26th at the Wayne County Jail. Allen... more

Deputies: Inmate who helped investigation struck in jail

A Lyons inmate is facing additional felony charges after deputies say he struck another inmate who had assisted the investigation that led to the man’s burglary conviction. David M. Allen, 47, was arrested Saturday and charged with assault in the second degree and intimidating a witness in the second degree in connection with the May 26 incident. Wayne County deputies... more

Town of Ontario Man jailed for Fourth DWI arrest

State Police out of Lyons reported stopping a vehicle on Route 350 in the Town of Macedon at 2:53 a.m. on Wednesday (7/5), for Moving From Lane Unsafely and Failure to Keep Right. The driver, David Leberth, age 26, of Slocum Road in the Town of Ontario was subsequently charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated; Felony (AUO) Aggravated Unlicensed Operation... more

Recaptured Wayne Co. Jail inmate pleads not guilty to escape charge

An inmate who escaped from the Wayne County Jail by walking out the front door denied his guilt on new charges filed against him Thursday. An attorney for Shawn Meacham, 25, entered a plea of denial for both violation of probation and escape 1st charges. According to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, Meacham posed as an inmate who was only... more

200 years ago: Work on Erie Canal began and changed history

This Fourth of July marks the 200th anniversary of the ceremonial first digging for the construction of the Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway that would change history. The groundbreaking was held July 4, 1817, in a field in Rome, in central New York. Construction of the canal was begun a few days later at a location nearby. Workers equipped with... more

ESCAPE: Inmate located after escaping from Wayne Co. Jail

UPDATE Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts has reported that the escaped inmate from the Wayne County Jail has been located. A criminal and internal investigation are ongoing to make additional determinations, according to Virts. Shawn Meacham, 25, of Geneva was reported missing from the jail on Sunday around 4:30 pm. He allegedly walked out the front door, posing as a... more
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