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One hospitalized at Strong Memorial after weekend Hall crash involving tractor trailer, car

Deputies in Ontario County report that a two car crash, involving drivers from Painted Post and Rochester resulted in one person being trapped inside of their hospital. Deputies say that Nebojsa Bozic, 34, of Rochester was operating a tractor trailer southbound on County Road 5 and was attempting to make a left hand turn when his trailer was struck by... more

VIDEO: ‘Trash Free’ rally held in Seneca Falls less than 72 hours before Election Day

A little more than one hundred area residents gathered in Seneca Falls on Saturday to once again rally against solid municipal waste facilities like Seneca Meadows. The rally featured Seneca Falls Central School District students, a professor from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, one elected representative of Seneca Falls and multiple candidates vying to represent parts of the region. Mary... more

Whitman students learn about county landfill beyond the blue bin

Students in the Marcus Whitman ECO program got an inside look at landfill and recycling operations Wednesday at the Ontario County Landfill. With an expansion underway within the 389-acre site and a state-of-the-art recycling facility, the students had plenty to get excited about. And they were. Questions kept coming from the class of sixth-graders in the Environmental Classroom Opportunity Program,... more

Trash now filling up new section at Ontario County landfill

The first of two new sections at the Ontario County landfill is being filled. Landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. announced the state Department of Environmental Conservation recently approved filling the new area. Construction of the second new section for landfill trash is ongoing and will be completed this year. In other developments at the landfill, horizontal landfill gas collectors... more

Ontario County: Making landfill ‘last resort’

Ontario County wants to “get out of the landfill business,” county Planning Director Tom Harvey told an audience Thursday at a event on waste-reduction efforts held at Finger Lakes Community College. The county’s plan to significantly slash landfill waste within the next 12 years was the impetus for the three-hour event featuring local experts: Darren Magee, associate professor of environmental... more

Hopewell man faces life sentence in sex abuse case that allegedly spanned a decade

A Hopewell man accused of sexually abusing a child relative repeatedly over a ten-year period faces a life sentence. According to Ontario County Court documents, the alleged victim claims Brian K. Bagley, now 48, first had sexual intercourse with her when she was 5 years old. The Hopewell man faces an extensive pile of charges including second-degree rape, a class... more

Deputies: Florida man had sexual contact with multiple minors over four years in Hopewell

A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly having sexual contact with multiple minors over the course of four years. The incidents were said to have happened with multiple individuals, on multiple occasions. Deputies in Ontario County say that Robert K. Ackerman, 57, of Winter Haven, Florida was charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree after an investigation... more

Ontario County woman charged with welfare fraud, received $11K in illegal benefits

A 35-year-old woman who is currently being held at the Ontario County Jail on unrelated charges was arrested for welfare fraud on September 13th, according to deputies. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that Monique Barrette-Lewis, 35, of Hopewell was arrested for welfare fraud in the third degree and two counts of offering a false instrument in the first degree.... more

Geneva man violates order or protection while in jail

Deputies in Ontario County report that a 39-year-old Geneva man was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree after a series of events that took place at the Ontario County Jail over the last several months. Deputies say that an investigation took place into phone calls, which were made by Ortiz, as well as other inmates during the months... more

Canandaigua man charged with burglary after stealing PS4

A Canandaigua man was arrested on burglary charges after an incident involving the theft of a Playstation 4 gaming system. Deputies in Ontario County say that Timothy D. Marsh, 50, of Canandaigua was charged with burglary in the third degree after he was involved in the theft of a Sony Playstation 4 gaming system from the garage of a residence.... more

That’s why they were throwing axes and chopping and sawing wood at FLCC

Although medical personnel tended to the growing lump on Alfred State College student Zachary Herrington’s collarbone — not to mention the swollen knot on his right knee — he was more than ready to get back into the swing of things. During the fifth annual Finger Lakes Community College logging sports competition on Saturday, an event that brought college students... more

Hopewell Volunteer Fire Dept supports home emergency access program

A firefighter breaking down a door of a burning home is an iconic image, but Hopewell volunteer firefighters are offering an alternative to the damage caused by using that kind of force. Chief Ray Crombe of the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department recently announced that his department has established a new emergency program that provides a rapid access system to a... more

Shortsville woman charged with felony burglary

A Shortsville woman was arrested on Thursday at 4:11 on a bench warrant out of the Village of Shortsville. Deputies in Ontario County say that Tiffany Giardina was arrested at Budd Park on Water Street in the Village of Shortsville on an arrest warrant for burglary in the third degree — a Class D felony. She is accused of entering... more

Canandaigua man charged with sending nude photos to 11-year-old

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Canandaigua man was charged with sending indecent communications to a minor beginning in August of this year. According to authorities, Jeffrey M. Lewis, 37, of Canandaigua was charged with disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree after an investigation revealed that he had ongoing communication beginning in August through social media... more

Geneva man charged with assault after knocking inmate unconscious

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Geneva man following an investigation into a series of events that took place on September 13th at the Ontario County Jail. According to deputies, Felix Ortiz Jr., 39, of Geneva punched another inmate in the face, causing the other inmate to lose consciousness and strike his head on a wall. The inmate punched by... more

Naples added to water restriction; multiple Ontario, Wayne towns included

Over the weekend, Naples was added to the list of locations where water restrictions would be enacted until further notice. The expanded restrictions cover towns in Ontario and Wayne County, which are fed by Canandaigua Lake. In a statement released by officials from Canandaigua, the City announced that they would be initiating water conservation measures effectively immediately. The statement was... more
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