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Penn Yan man who violated order, led police on chase through village arrested again

Penn Yan man who violated order, led police on chase through village arrested for violating court order again
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 34-year-old following the violation of an active court order. Aurel Jovanov, 34, of Penn Yan was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt after it was determined that he violated a stay away order of protection. Jovanov was taken into custody without incident, according to police. He was held... more

Penn Yan midwife pleads not guilty to 90+ felony charges, dozens of supporters show up to court

Catlin pleads not guilty in high-profile midwifery case, supports cram into courtroom
Each time Elizabeth Catlin, 54, of Penn Yan has entered a Yates County Courtroom, she has been accompanied by dozens of supporters. Letters to the editor have been written on her behalf in local newspapers, and coverage of the 90+ count indictment that landed her in court – has gotten regional attention. A crowd of approximately 100, including an apparent... more

Woman accused of practicing midwifery illegally enters not guilty plea in Yates

Woman accused of practicing midwifery illegally enters not guilty plea in Yates
The Penn Yan woman accused of performing midwifery without a licensed pleaded not guilty in Yates County Court on Tuesday. Elizabeth Catlin, who was indicted on 95 charges, including criminally negligent homicide – entered the not guilty plea in court. She was arrested in 2018 for posing as a midwife and exploiting pregnant women, according to state police. Supporters of... more

Gordmans stores in Geneva, Penn Yan, and Newark will have Amazon Counter

Gordmans stores in Geneva, Penn Yan, and Newark will have Amazon Counter
Some Peebles locations, which will become Gordmans stores next month – are going to get more than a facelift. Officials say that five stores will open in the Rochester-area, and in the Finger Lakes – locations in Geneva, Newark, and Penn Yan will serve in place of Peebles. Goldman’s offers home décor and clothing items that are priced lower than... more

Police: Penn Yan man violated order of protection

Police: Penn Yan man violated order of protection
Police arrested a 65-year-old Penn Yan man following a complaint in the village and subsequent investigation. Robert J.M. Mattero, 65, of Penn Yan was arrested on East Elm Street after he violated an active court order. He was found to be violating a stay away order of protection, and subsequently charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Police say Mattero was issued... more

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County

‘A NECESSITY’: USDA announces progress on $10.3M broadband investment in Yates County
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $10.3 million in investment, which will bring rural broadband infrastructure to more than 1,600 households, more than 300 businesses, and will cover more than 80 square miles in Yates County. It’s part of the e-Connectivity initiative being driven by the USDA. “Today, e-Connectivity is no longer an amenity, it is a necessity. Our core... more

New programs, presentations at Keuka highlight expanded offerings in Asia

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From China to Vietnam to Sri Lanka, Keuka College officials spent part of December meeting with international education partners, crafting their vision for a coming decade of cooperation, and establishing new academic programs for students on both sides of the globe. “It was an excellent opportunity to meet all of the partners and have them meet each other in the spirit... more

Affordable housing units at Keuka Gardens filling up fast in Yates County

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Finger Lakes Economic Development Center CEO Steve Griffin says Keuka Gardens is already filling up. He reported that more than three-quarters of the units have been filled. It’s an excitement move in the development pushed forward by Home Leasing Co. The property boasts several two-bedroom apartments, as well as 36 one-bedroom units. There’s a community room, fitness center, secure storage,... more

Penn Yan woman airlifted after crash shuts down Rt. 14A

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Deputies say a 66-year-old Penn Yan woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash on State Route 14A in Ontario County. On Thursday around 6:35 p.m. Sandra Weaver, 66, of Penn Yan was traveling west on Route 14A when her vehicle crossed over the double solid yellow line, striking an oncoming vehicle. Deputies say that while four people... more

Police: Penn Yan woman sent threatening text messages to sister

Police: Penn Yan woman sent threatening text messages to sister
Police say a 43-year-old Penn Yan woman was arrested on Saturday after she sent text messages that made her sister fear for her physical safety. Rebecca Anderson, 43, of Penn Yan was charged with second-degree harassment after an investigation into text messages that were exchanged between she and her sister. Police say Anderson sent threatening text messages to her sister,... more

Penn Yan man released after violating court order, being arrested on felony charge

Police: Penn Yan man violates court order, charged with felony family offense, then released on appearance ticket
Police say Timothy Bennett, 51, of Penn Yan was arrested on Saturday after receiving complaint that an order of protection had been violated. Police located Bennett at the location, which was in violation of the court order. Investigation determined that Bennett had been contacted a protected party by phone, which also violated the court order. He was charged with aggravated... more

Police: Penn Yan man charged with harassment

Police: Penn Yan man charged with harassment
Police arrested a 51-year-old Penn Yan man following an investigation into a physical altercation. Timothy Bennett, 51, is accused of subjecting another person to unwanted physical contact during an incident in the village. Bennett was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with harassment. Police say he was arraigned and released. To have the latest delivered to your smartphone... more

Police chase Penn Yan man through village streets, yards before being taken into custody

Police chase Penn Yan man through village streets, yards before being taken into custody
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 34-year-old on several charges after he violated a protective order, and fled police on foot when they arrived. Aurel Jovanov, 34, of Penn Yan was charged with two counts of criminal contempt, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and harassment. The 34-year-old is accused of going to a residence where those... more

Penn Yan man arrested on multiple charges after domestic incident

Penn Yan man arrested on multiple charges after domestic incident
Police say that 23-year-old Penn Yan man was arrested following a domestic complaint in the village. When the Penn Yan Police Department investigated, they took 23-year-old Tyler Wheaton, of Penn Yan into custody. He’s accused of getting into an argument with another village resident, and during that altercation – smashing a phone and attempted to prevent that person from leaving... more

GoFundMe launched for owner of Penn Yan home after devastating fire

Penn Yan home destroyed by two fires over the weekend
A GoFundMe page has been established for the owner of a Penn Yan home that was destroyed by a pair of fires over the weekend. Firefighters were first called to the home Liberty Street around 6 p.m. Even though first responders were there quickly – the home was heavily damaged. Andrew McDougal has organized the fundraiser for his father, Ron,... more

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, which will display local restaurants available for delivery – many of which will be participating in a program... more
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