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Geneva drivers ticketed after crash along 5&20

Geneva drivers ticketed after crash along 5&20
Deputies report that two people were ticketed after a crash at the intersection of County Road 6 and State Route 5 in Geneva. On Saturday, at approximately 9:41 p.m. deputies responded along with the Geneva Police Department, White Springs Fire Department, and Finger Lakes Ambulance to the crash. Deputies report that all parties involved were wearing their seat belts at... more

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed
Recently hired Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith says that his first few weeks on the job have been rewarding, but a reminder about why he chose that path. In April, Ian Smith was hired to serve as Seneca Lake Watershed Steward. Working out of the Finger Lakes Institute in Geneva, he said that his passion for water quality and... more

Geneva man gets probation for burglary, rape

Geneva man gets probation for burglary, rape
A Geneva man tied to a local murder was sentenced to 10 years of probation for burglary and rape. Ontario County Court Judge Kristina Karle Wednesday sentenced Lloyd Moore Jr., 27, to 10 years of probation after he completed one year of trouble-free interim probation. In July 2018, former Ontario County Court Judge William Kocher had previously accepted Moore’s guilty... more

Deputies: Farmington woman received thousands in benefits from Geneva Housing Authority illegally

Deputies: Farmington woman received thousands in benefits from Geneva Housing Authority illegally
Deputies report the arrest of a 29-year-old Farmington resident following an investigation into Section 8 housing benefits, which were illegally obtained in Ontario County. Alissia King, 29, of Farmington was charged with grand larceny after receiving more than $5,500 in benefits she should not have received, according to deputies. The benefits were received from the Geneva Housing Authority. Deputies say... more

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
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