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Penn Yan driver airlifted after cement truck overturns, shutting down Rt. 54A for 12 hours

Penn Yan driver airlifted after cement truck overturns, shutting down Rt. 54A for 12 hours
A cement truck crashed in the Yates County town of Jerusalem on Wednesday, resulting in the closure of Route 54A for upwards of 12 hours. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that the truck, which was owned by Hansen Cement, had overturned and slid down an embankment at the intersection with Wager Hill Road. PHOTO BY MIKE DONOVAN The driver was... more

Penn Yan man sentenced to 180 days in jail after guilty plea in rape case

Penn Yan man
A Penn Yan man was sentenced 180 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in Yates County Court. District Attorney Todd Casella said Travis Vermilye, 25, was arrested after being accused of having sex with a girl less than 17 years old. The sentence carries 10 years of probation, in addition to the jail time. As part... more

Police arrest Penn Yan man for fifth time in span of days after outburst at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital

Penn Yan man arrested three times in three days, this time for harassment, resisting arrest
Police arrested a Penn Yan man for a fifth time this week after an incident at a local hospital. Police say 66-year-old Mark Booth, was taken into custody after refusing the leave the hospital. They say he had been asked to leave by staff, but refused to do so. They say Booth then began yelling at officers, and even threatened... more

Police: Penn Yan driver didn’t have interlock device installed, as required by law

Police: Penn Yan driver didn’t have interlock device installed, as required by law
Police arrested a 32-year-old Penn Yan resident following a traffic stop for insufficient tail lamps around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Brandon Parish, 32, of Penn Yan was charged with operating without an ignition interlock device and insufficient tail lamps. The interlock device charge followed a check of his driving record upon the traffic stop. The charges will be answered at... more

eSports program getting more attention, acclaim at Keuka College

eSports program getting more attention, acclaim at Keuka College
Keuka College’s pioneering – and growing – Esports programs are once again making news. University Business magazine profiled the successful program this month in a story headlined “2 models for powering your Esports program.” “Keuka College, a small school in New York’s Finger Lakes region, has had an outsize influence on colleges with Esports,” the story began. What started a... more

Bank of the Finger Lakes acquired by Pennsylvania institution

Bank of the Finger Lakes acquired by Pennsylvania institution
A Pennsylvania bank has acquired a local bank that many use in the region. It’s one of the banks that carries the region’s namesake. Upstate New York Bancorp Inc., operates the Bank of the Finger Lakes, which has locations in Geneva and Penn Yan. Norwood Financial Corp. of Honesdale, Pennsylvania will acquire the banks through a merger. Norwood will pay... more

Penn Yan man charged with driving while intoxicated

Penn Yan man charged with driving while intoxicated
Police arrested a 66-year-old Penn Yan resident following a traffic stop in the village during the early-morning hours on Saturday. Around 3:27 a.m. police observed Mark G. Booth, 66, of Penn Yan operating his vehicle erratically on East Elm Street. He was stopped on Benham Street and placed through a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was... more

Three BOE seats up in Penn Yan school district, nominating petitions now available

Three BOE seats up in Penn Yan school district, nominating petitions now available
Petition forms are available for those interested in running for Penn Yan Board of Education. Three seats are up for election this year. An annual budget and election is scheduled for May 19th. Terms are three years in length. Necessary forms can be picked up from the district office between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the week. Petitions must... more

Christensen takes the bench in Penn Yan

Christensen takes the bench in Penn Yan
Penn Yan Village Court welcomed a new justice to start 2020. Michael Christensen was appointed to the post on December 17th after the resignation of Matthew Conlon, according to The Chronicle-Express. District Attorney Todd Casella tells the Express that the Penn Yan Village Court is the busiest in Yates County. Here’s how the schedule will look: – Criminal cases to... more

Penn Yan teen tased twice after threatening officer with knife, standoff

Penn Yan teen tased twice after threatening officer with knife, standoff
Authorities say it took two taser shots, and multiple officers from two law enforcement agencies to end a standoff after a trespassing complaint in Penn Yan. Police say Michael Brown, 19, of Penn Yan was arrested early-Wednesday after a complaint on East Main Street in the village. Officers were called to the scene for the report of a person trespassing... more

Police: Penn Yan man falsely reported stabbing

Police: Penn Yan man falsely reported stabbing
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 23-year-old for falsely reporting an incident. Abimeael Ballesteros-Cissneros, 23, of Penn Yan was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Police say they received a third party report from a person who was video chatting with Ballesteros-Cissneros. Police say Ballesteros-Cissneros had told the other person on the phone that he... more

Soldiers & Sailors recognized for accreditation in mammography

Soldiers & Sailors recognized for
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital has earned several recognitions for its mammography unit. SSMH has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a... more

Multiple weapons, marijuana seeds seized after pursuit in Yates County

Multiple weapons, marijuana seeds seized after pursuit in Yates County
Three people were arrested following a vehicle pursuit in Yates County on Thursday. The Penn Yan Police Department reports that Bradley Zadul, 39, of Niagara Falls was seen leaving a place where authorities say drugs were trafficked. When police attempted to stop Zadul’s vehicle – he took off. The pursuit went off-road on Buckle Road, and Zadul attempted to drive... more

Legislature celebrates outgoing members, including former Yates Chair Dr. Dennis

Legislature celebrates outgoing members, including former Yates Chair Dr. Paddock
Outgoing members of the Yates County Legislature were praised during their annual year-end meeting held on Monday. Chairman Doug Paddock thanked Dr. Tim Dennis and Elden Morrison for their years of service. Dennis is a retired veterinarian, and served on the legislature for 12 years. He was chair of the legislature from 2014 to 2017. “Your candor will be missed,”... more

Gordmans will hold job fair as Peebles namesake disappears

As Peebles morphs into Gordmans, company gets ready to hold job fair
Gordmans is looking to hire for three new locations coming to the Finger Lakes. Former Peebles locations in Geneva, Newark, and Penn Yan will convert to Gordmans in 2020. A hiring fair will take place on Tuesday, January 7th from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the store locations. Gordmans is said to be a discount take on big box... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man fought with officers who responded to domestic incident

Penn Yan man
A Penn Yan man was arrested on multiple charges after an alleged domestic incident in the town of Benton on Friday. Deputies say Stephen Weaver, 40, fought with officers on-scene a ta home on Lovejoy Road. The incident unfolded shortly after 7 p.m., according to deputies. Weaver was charged with seven counts of second-degree criminal contempt, as well as one... more
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