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Thompson Health doctor among those charged in Wayne Co. prostitution investigation

Six men were charged on Wednesday with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution after a town of Ontario resident tipped off Wayne County sheriff’s deputies about an ad on a social media website. The tip lead deputies to Backpage.com and an ad posted by a female, unidentified by police, who was soliciting money for sex in the Ontario area. FingerLakes1.com... 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

Deputies: Couple smoked crack in front of infant, tried to run over person

Deputies in Wayne County say a couple committed crimes, and smoked crack cocaine in front of their 7-week-old baby. David Pinaire, 27, and his girlfriend Keilah Hart, 27, have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Court documents even show that the duo admitted to smoking crack cocaine in front of their infant child. When the pair was... more

Former trustee David Kelly opens new pizza shop in Macedon

Macedon has a new stop light in town – Stop Light Pizza Subs & More at 91 West Main Street. Owner David Kelly said when he saw Salvatore’s Pizza go out, the thought crossed his mind to open his own pizza place. It’s not the first business venture Kelly has been a part of over the years. The first many... 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

Pal-Mac boys lacrosse beats Penn Yan for first time in 13-year history of program

Prior to Thursday, Palmyra-Macedon had attempted to solve mighty Penn Yan Academy on the lacrosse field 11 times. Eleven times the Red Raiders had failed. Only once had they come close, dropping a one-goal decision six years ago. FL Times: Read More more

Village of Macedon officially dissolves after 161 years

The Macedon Village Board met one final time Friday evening, March 31st to wrap up business before the village faded into history. “Everything should run just fine and nothing will change as of 12:01 a.m.,” said Macedon Mayor Bill Murray with the village’s final hours before dissolution at hand. The board met to approve minutes and sign abstracts and checks... more

Welfare fraud investigation results in one arrest in Ontario County

A Palmyra man faces two charges after a welfare fraud investigation. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office charged Timothy W. Spencer, 35, of Palmyra with one count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, as well as one count of fifth-degree welfare fraud following an investigation into a filing that failed to report income with the Department of Social Services.... 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

Troopers: Palmyra couple left marijuana near kids

State troopers in Lyons on Monday arrested Michael C. Hucks, 37, and Barbara J. Hucks, 37, both of Palmyra, and charged them with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana. The couple allegedly left marijuana where it could be accessed by their two children, troopers said. The marijuana was located while law enforcement officers were at... more

Pal-Mac brings on local police, deputies as limited school resource officers

Thanks to a grant secured by former Senator Michael Nozzolio, students and families at Palmyra-Macedon Central School District have the unique experience to interact with local law enforcement. Schools Superintendent Bob Ike said they first received funding for a school resource officer last year. Before that, the district had never had an officer in any of the school buildings. This... more

Palmyra woman accused of driving with three suspensions on license

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Palmyra woman is accused of driving with three suspensions on her driver’s license. Deputies say 28-year-old Amanda Niles was arrested at about 1:08 a.m. Sunday morning. This happened after a traffic stop was conducted on County Road 7 in the Town of Manchester. WHEC: Read More more

Palmyra man facing charges after incident at his home

A 50-year-old Palmyra man is facing multiple charges after an incident at his Manchester residence. Deputies arrested Kevin Casey, 50, for criminal obstruction of breathing or circulation and second-degree unlawful imprisonment after an incident at his home. He is being held at the Ontario County Jail and will answer the charges at a later date in Manchester Town Court. more

Palmyra man charged with DWI after property damage accident

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 6th a Palmyra man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a property damage accident. Deputies arrested Phillip W. Jones, 31, of Palmyra after he was said to be involved in a property damage accident. He was found to be driving while intoxicated when deputies investigated. He was charged with driving... more

Newark’s Salvation Army store to stay in village

The Newark location of the Salvation Army will remain open through 2018 at least, officials announced yesterday. “After numerous discussions with customers, employees, and community leaders, we are happy to have made the decision to stay,” said Jennifer Helpard, administrator of The Salvation Army’s Rochester Adult Rehabilitation Center, who oversees area Family Stores for the organization. “Everyone we’ve spoken to... more

Garlock seeks amended wastewater discharge permit

Garlock Sealing Technologies on Division Street is seeking a modified State Pollutants Discharge Elimination System permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC has indicated it will issue the modified permit but not until a period for public comment ends. Written comments on the modified permit must be submitted to Teresa Diehsner at NYSDEC Headquarters, 625 Broadway, Albany,... more
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