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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

Sheriff: Walmart employee responsible for bomb threat at Geneva store

Sheriff: Walmart employee responsible for bomb threat at Geneva store
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Geneva resident on terroristic threat charges after an incident at a local Walmart store. Henderson says that Anthony French, 26, of Geneva was charged with making a terroristic threat on Friday following an incident, which occurred on May 20th. He says the store was evacuated after a bomb threat was written... more

Geneva Pick Quick robbers plead guilty

Geneva Pick Quick robbers plead guilty
The second and third robbers charged in the May 2018 armed robbery of the Geneva Pick Quick have pleaded guilty and await a restitution hearing. Jessica Cram, 28, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and bail jumping in exchange for a sentence of five years in state prison, plus five years of post release supervision. Miguel Perez pleaded guilty to first-degree... more

FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th

FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th
Saturday June 8th marks the fifth annual FLX Pride Festival at the Lakefront Park in Geneva. The festival is a place for LGBTQ community members and allies to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) people in the Finger Lakes as part of June’s Pride Month. The Festival also raises funds for The LGBTQ Center of the Finger... more

New life for old Geneva diner

New life for old Geneva diner
Those who stopped into the old Patti’s Lakeview Diner were treated to not only good eats made from scratch but also a side of the restaurant’s operator, Patti Guererri, whose big personality made the visit complete. But on May 2, 2004, Guererri served her diner’s last meal. Guererri didn’t want to shut down the restaurant on Lake Street, but she... more

Geneva City Council will interview Ward 6 candidates on Tuesday

Geneva City Council will interview Ward 6 candidates on Tuesday
A special meeting is scheduled for Geneva City Council on Tuesday. Council will be tasked with interviewing prospective candidates to possibly represent Ward 6. City Council must appoint a person to fill that seat, since the City Charter requires it be filled, and not left vacant. However, Edith Wormley, who was appointed by City Council, ultimately turned down the post.... more

Geneva lacrosse coaches placed on administrative leave

Geneva lacrosse coaches placed on administrative leave
The Geneva Varsity Lacrosse team competed on Friday without two key components of their head coaching staff. Long-time head coach L.J. Russell and Assistant Head Coach Brian Travis were placed on administrative leave this week, pending an internal investigation. Heather Swanson confirmed that information via email on behalf of the district. It’s unclear what led to the investigation. The varsity... more
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