Williamson man charged with DWI in Ontario

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Tyrel B. Metzger, 33, of Williamson was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop. Deputies say Metzger was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of .17 percent. He was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign. He was released and will answer the charges in... more

Ontario man faces 15 years as vehicular manslaughter case goes to trial

Jury selection begins Friday in the trial of the Wayne County man accused of causing a fatal motorcycle crash in the town of Sodus after allegedly smoking marijuana approximately two hours and 20 minutes earlier. Thomas Barto, 59, of Ontario, faces 15 years in prison if convicted in Wayne County Court of vehicular manslaughter for the Aug. 9, 2015, crash... more

W-FL Wednesday: Finger Lakes East teams get wins, Ganada edges Sodus

Five Finger Lakes East boys varsity basketball teams were in action on Wednesday night against out-of-league opponents and all five notched victories. League play is well underway in Wayne County and six teams squared off last night including a barn burner in Gananda. Full results and more below… Wednesday Night W-FL Boys Scoreboard: Syracuse IT 60 at Palmyra-Macedon 79 Last... more

W-FL Friday: ER’s Michele gets 300th win, Clyde wins double-overtime shootout

A busy Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball that saw East Rochester Coach Mark Michele win his 300th game. Also, Clyde-Savannah survives in a double-overtime shootout, Gananda picks up a convincing win, and the first round of the Hall of Fame Classic was completed in Waterloo with Lyons and Weesport advancing to Saturday night’s final. Full results are below…... more

Ontario’s solar field suffers major wind damage

Last week’s high winds and blowing snow may have resulted in closed schools and numerous fender benders throughout the County, but it was small in comparison to what occurred in the Town of Ontario. The solar field, touted to bring clean energy for the town buildings, as well as a source of power and possible income supplying the grid, was... more

New Birding Guide is offered by Wayne County Tourism

This unique guide was compiled by author and biologist, Susan Petersen Gateley, who has extensive experience locating birds in Wayne County. Laurie Dirkx, a local conservationist photographer, has contributed her favorite bird photographs and Montezuma Audubon Center’s Director Chris Lajewski also assisted with the new Wayne County Birding Guide. Read More Life in the Finger Lakes:  Read More more

Undefeated Wayne cheerleaders win sectionals

For the first time in program history, the Wayne cheerleading team finished the 2016 fall season with not only a sectional title, but also an unblemished record. This marks the first time since the 2012 season that the Eagles have won a sectional title. This season is also the team’s first as Finger Lakes League East division champion since the... more

Pal-Mac upsets Wayne on the road

On a sloppy field at Wayne, Pal-Mac played stout defense and was able to shut down the Eagles high powered offense. It was tough to move the ball under the conditions and the Red Raiders pitched a shutout in the first half. Brandon Hawkins would supply the offense for Pal-Mac rushing for 179 tough yards and one score for the... more

Wayne Eagles, Lyons Lions win league fall cheerleading titles

The Wayne Central Eagles and Lyons Lions cheerleading squads won league titles in the Finger Lakes East and West, respectively, for fall cheerleading on Wednesday at East Rochester High School. The 2016 Section V Sectional competition is set for Saturday, October 29 at Rochester Institute of Technology. Photo by Brenda Smith. more

Wayne County school officials to discuss elementary school merger

School officials in Wayne County are expected to have an open conversation with parents about their decision to merge two elementary schools. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Monday night. It is at the Performing Arts Center in the high school. The district does ask that parents RSVP by calling 315-524-1001. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Parents in Wayne County concerned about school closings

The Wayne Central School District has been studying an efficiency plan for the past year that could potentially involve closing two elementary schools. Parents of some students in that district are questioning the move, saying it would put young children in school buildings with middle and high school students. The parents are also questioning the safety of that move and... more

Three women charged with prostitution, burglary in Ontario

Three women were arrested in the Town of Ontario after Wayne County Deputies say they allegedly went to a location on Lakeside Road attempting to offer the occupants sexual intercourse in return for money. Deputies say that Cassandra L. Stewart (27), Denise L. Roller (38), and her mother — Trudy D. Roller (56) all of Rochester were arrested for burglary... more

Lyons man struck by car in Ontario

A 43-year-old man was hit by a vehicle in Ontario Saturday night. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s, a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Connor Lawson of Ontario was driving on Ontario Center Road when he struck Casey Weeks, 43, of Lyons. Deputies say Weeks was walking on the shoulder of the road when he was hit. FingerLakes1.com will have more... more

NYS Exposed: Security changes at Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

A nuclear power plant in our area is trying to cut costs by making security changes. These changes could be putting people living nearby in danger. News10NBC received a phone call from a concerned employee at the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. The employee says the security force at Ginna is going to be getting rid of all hand guns onsite.... more

Section V Football: Week 2 Scoreboard (9/9-10)

The Lyons vs. Marcus Whitman game was moved from Saturday night to Sunday after an issue with the lights in Lyons. The Lions ended up getting a 26-19 win. Red Jacket rolled over Mynderse 42-0 on Saturday afternoon in week #2 of Section V high school football. Eight Finger Lakes East high school football teams were in action on Friday... more
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