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Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members

Wayne Central close to decision on possible removal of school board members
The Wayne Central School District says it’s received the final recommendation from the hearing officer on the possible removal of two school board members. Board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry are both accused of official misconduct. The two allegedly tried to enter the now-empty Freewill Elementary School. Now, board members will review transcripts from the hearing, documents, and attorney... more

Flooding along Lake Ontario in Wayne, Cayuga (photos)

Flooding along Lake Ontario in
As residents along Lake Ontario continue to deal with flooding that’s approaching 2017-levels, many have taken to social media to share the sights they’ve encountered. Here are a few from the shores of Lake Ontario, as well as some recent coverage of flooding. Rising Waters: The situation here along Lake Ontario at Port Bay in Huron, NY worsens by the... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Hearing wraps up for Wayne Central school board members facing removal

Hearing wraps up for Wayne Central school board members facing removal
Two Wayne County school board members had a hearing into their alleged misconduct that wrapped up on Tuesday. Both hearings for Wayne Central School District board members Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry wrapped up Tuesday morning. The hearings could have potentially lasted until Wednesday but were combined to save time. Back in September of 2018, Gallaher and Landry went into... more

Public, media barred from bringing cameras/phones to Wayne Central hearing

Recording devices barred from Wayne Central hearing; open meeting laws do not apply
Two school board members are fighting to keep the jobs they were elected to do in the Wayne Central School District. Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry are accused of overstepping their positions by launching into their own investigation. On September 6, 2018 they were able to gain access into Freewill Elementary School. They say the school was left unlocked and... more

Deputies: Rochester man arrested on felony charges after Wayne Co. domestic incident

Deputies: Rochester man arrested on felony charges after Wayne Co. domestic incident
A Rochester man is facing felony charges after deputies were called to a domestic incident on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. in the Town of Ontario. Daniel Simmons Jr., 28, of Rochester was charged with felony criminal mischief. The charge stems from a domestic incident – where Simmons intentionally destroyed property belonging to another person. The damage totaled approximately $260, according... more

Deputies: Homeless man charged after investigation into 2018 burglaries in Wayne County

Deputies: Homeless man charged after investigation into 2018 burglaries in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 34-year-old homeless man in Wayne County following an investigation into a pair of 2018 burglaries. Deputies say the two burglaries, from which the charges stemmed occurred in the Town of Ontario. Daniel T. Morrison, 34, who had no permanent address listed, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.... more

29-year-old charged with attempted rape in Ontario County

29-year-old charged with attempted rape in Ontario County
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Ontario resident following a joint investigation involving the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Canandaigua Police Department. Through the use of an undercover police officer – investigators arrested Nicholas P. Heberle, 29, of Ontario. Henderson says that over several days Heberle communicated with an individual who was identified as a 14-year-old female... more

Deputies: Ontario man charged with assault after domestic incident

Deputies: Ontario man charged with assault after domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man following an investigation into a domestic incident on Wednesday. Deputies arrested Jacob R. Nellenbach, 20, of Ontario – charging him with one count of assault, one count of criminal possession of a weapon, and one count of criminal mischief. Nellenbach is accused of striking a male victim in... more

Wayne Central grad who had been missing for 50 days found dead in NYC

Missing Wayne Central grad found dead in NYC
A missing Wayne Central graduate, who was living in Brooklyn, has been found dead, according to authorities. James Johnston, 31, disappeared from his Brooklyn apartment in January. However, after more than 50 days of searching – family of Johnston say they received a call from police in New York. A body had been recovered, and investigators believed the body was... more

Ontario man charged with selling drugs

Ontario man charged with selling drugs
An Ontario man is facing several charged after allegedly selling cocaine. Manuel Pizarro, 40, of Ontario was charged by Wayne County Sheriff's deputies with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, which are both felonies. Deputies said Pizarro sold cocaine twice in... more

Deputies: Ontario man charged with harassment after domestic incident

Deputies: Ontario man charged with harassment after domestic incident
Deputies say a 42-year-old Ontario resident was arrested on harassment charges on Wednesday after an incident around 7:30 p.m. Matthew G. Storms, 42, was charged with harassment and is accused of subjecting a female victim to unwanted physical contact. He’s accused of shoving the female’s head into a couch during a domestic incident. He was released and will answer the... more

Deputies: Teen sexually abused in Wayne County

Ontario man held on felony sex abuse charges after December incident
An Ontario man was arrested on felony sex abuse charges after an incident, which was reported and investigated by law enforcement and child protective services. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that David S. Morse, 38, of Ontario was charged with first-degree sex abuse, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say that Morse was arrested after... more
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