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Deputies: Geneva man threatened person with handgun, charged with felony DWI

Deputies: Geneva man threatened person with handgun, charged with felony DWI
A Geneva man was arrested on several felony charges after he allegedly threatened another person with a handgun. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 11th at approximately 9:32 p.m. deputies arrested Alex M. Deyulio, 23, of Geneva following a traffic stop. Deyulio was charged with felony DWI due to a previous conviction, felony operating a motor vehicle... more

Geneva man gets 9 years for selling drugs

Geneva man gets 9 years for selling drugs
Ontario County Judge Brian Dennis sentenced a Geneva man to a lengthy prison term Tuesday for selling drugs last fall. District Attorney Jim Ritts said Ryan Reeder, 37, was sentenced to nine years in prison for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (class B felony). He was convicted of that charge in a jury trial earlier this year. Reeder... more

Geneva man accused of raping unconscious victim

Geneva man accused of raping unconscious victim
On June 6th at approximately 2:22 p.m. police arrested Joseph C. Paliotti, 26, of Geneva on charges as part of a rape investigation. Paliotti was charged with first-degree rape, a Class B felony. Police say he engaged in sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent. The person was physically helpless, and unconscious, according to investigators. He was... more

Geneva man violates protective order, attempts to flee police

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Police say a Geneva man violated an order of protection, resulting in felony charges. On June 8th at approximately 10:28 a.m. police arrested Nicholas Sheils, 33, of Geneva. He’s accused of violating a protective order, and was subsequently charged with first-degree contempt. When police attempted to take him into custody – he resisted and fled. Sheils was ultimately taken into... more

Former hardware store building in Geneva down to bare bones

Former hardware store building in Geneva down to bare bones
Building renovations in downtown Geneva are hardly unique, but it’s not often you see one as transparent as the one at 410 Exchange St., the former site of F.A. Church Hardware store. The building’s facade was removed as part of a renovation project that includes a plan to create three two-bedroom, two-bath upstairs apartments, with commercial use for the first... more

East Castle St. plan turns around in Geneva

East Castle St. plan turns around in Geneva
A proposed one-way traffic pattern and back-in diagonal parking plan for East Castle Street in downtown Geneva is gone, replaced by a new vision that received good reviews from City Council last week. The new design, discussed at Council’s Wednesday meeting, not only keeps the current two-way traffic pattern but restores parallel parking on both sides of the street. Castle... more

Threatening note found at Geneva HS; prompts temporary ‘hold-in-place’

Threatening note found at Geneva HS; prompts temporary ‘hold-in-place’
Geneva High School students were held in place temporarily on Thursday as officials and law enforcement investigated a ‘threatening note’ that was found on a desk. Details of the incident were not outlined, but school officials did release the following message to parents, faculty, and community members. “A hold-in-place at Geneva High School has been lifted. The middle and high... more

Judge orders DNA swab from Geneva teen accused of rape

Judge orders DNA swab from Geneva teen accused of rape
A Geneva teen accused of the forcible rape of a woman had his DNA collected in court. On Thursday in Ontario County Court, Nigel Tolbert, 19, appeared alongside his attorney, James Napier, as the DNA was collected by City of Geneva Police Department per the request of Ontario County First Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride. Tolbert was charged in October... more

Hobart tabs alum to lead basketball program

Hobart tabs alum to lead basketball program
Hobart College Interim Director of Athletics Brian Miller named Stefan Thompson ’13 the head coach of the Statesmen basketball program. He will be the 20th man to lead the program since its inception in 1901. “I have always respected and admired Stef’s ability as a leader,” Miller said. “I witnessed it first-hand throughout his outstanding career as a Hobart student-athlete,... more

Canandaigua man sentenced to prison for head-butting woman

Canandaigua man sentenced to prison for head-butting woman
The courts encouraged a Canandaigua man to get the help he needs while serving a state prison sentence for head-butting a woman and violating an order of protection. On Wednesday, Ontario County Court Judge Kitty Karle sentenced Daniel Sims, 26, to two and one-third to seven years for two counts of first-degree aggravated family offense and first-degree aggravated contempt. “It’s... more

Geneva City Council still can’t agree on sixth ward appointment

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With the effort to fill a vacant Sixth Ward City Council seat trapped in politics — some of the personal variety — Democrats and Republicans called for a truce Wednesday night and vowed to work together to get the ward direct representation. That came after four Democrats — Steve Valentino, Jason Hagerman, Ken Camera and Mark Gramling — failed to... more

Drug dealer asks for mercy prior to sentencing in Ontario Co.

Drug dealer asks for mercy prior to sentencing in Ontario Co.
A Wayne County man was sentenced in Ontario County Court to 5-years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. On Wednesday in Ontario County Court Torey Smith, 30, was sentenced by Ontario County court Judge Kristina Karle to 5 years in state prison plus 2 years of post release supervision for two counts of third degree criminal sale... more

Geneva man gets five years for ‘bad decisions’

Geneva man gets five years for ‘bad decisions’
An Ontario County prosecutor said “bad decisions and hanging around the wrong people” will cost a Geneva man several years in state prison in a case connected to the 2018 shooting of Michael Cosentino. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride said Timetheus Merritt was sentenced Monday morning by County Court Judge Craig Doran to five years in prison and... more

Geneva City Council seat debate gets testy

Geneva City Council seat debate gets testy
After coming together at a meeting in May to fill the vacant Sixth Ward seat — with the appointee ultimately rejecting the job — City Council members now appear to be moving further apart. This past Tuesday provided an example of the political fault lines that seem to be growing. Mayor Ron Alcock, a Republican, scheduled a special meeting with... more

Merritt gets five years for hiding gun used in Cosentino shooting

Merritt gets five years for hiding gun used in Cosentino shooting
A Geneva man was sentenced to state prison Monday morning for hiding a gun prosecutors said was used to shoot Michael Cosentino in April 2018. Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride said Timetheus Merritt was sentenced by Judge Craig Doran to five years in prison and five years’ probation. Merritt pleaded guilty in late March to second-degree criminal possession... more

Geneva’s Ryan Fishback wins NYS tennis championship

Geneva’s Ryan Fishback wins NYS tennis championship
Geneva junior Ryan Fishback defeated Syosset’s Kabir Rajpal in three sets (6-0, 3-6, 6-2) on Saturday during the NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championship finals at the USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. Fishback’s second-set loss to Rajpal was his first lost set of the tournament after winning each of his previous eight sets 6-3 or better. Fishback defeated... more

Newark Lady Reds defeat Geneva for Section V Class B1 softball title

Newark Lady Reds take Section V Class B1 softball title
The Newark Reds, led by a dominating performance on the mound from Tia Brown, defeated the Geneva Panthers by a score of 1-0 to win the 2019 Section V Class B1 softball sectional championship at Midlakes High School on Saturday afternoon. Newark will face the Class B2 champs, Waterloo, for a berth into the state tournament on Monday night at... more
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