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Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County

Logging thief faces new charges in Ontario County
A former Wayne County man convicted of logging theft in Seneca County faces similar charges in Ontario County. Christopher G. Devay, 31, of Liverpool, Onondaga County, was charged Tuesday by Ontario County Sheriff’s Office investigators with third-degree grand larceny (class D felony). Sheriff’s office Lt. Greg Shaffer said Devay agreed to pay an Ontario County landowner for logs removed from... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

Tractor-trailer overturns Freshour Rd., CR488 in Ontario County (photos)

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An accident involving a tractor-trailer was reported a little before noon in Ontario County. Hopewell Fire Department and other first responders were called to the intersection of County Road 488 and Freshour Road for a crash involving a tractor-trailer, which was carrying a tank. It’s unclear what was inside the tank. However, the rig overturned alongside the road in the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

Sheriff: Naples man arrested after physical incident involving kids

Sheriff: Naples man
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 37-year-old Naples resident was arrested following an investigation into a physical altercation, which occurred on January 22nd. Henderson reports that Justin P. Smith, 37, of Naples engaged in physical contact with a child victim, which included forcibly grabbing, shoving, and throwing a laundry basket. There were multiple children present, according to Sheriff Henderson,... more

Sheriff Henderson: Inmate charged with assault after biting officer during incident

Sheriff Henderson: Inmate charged with assault after biting officer during incident
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of an inmate at the Ontario County Jail following an altercation, during which a corrections officer was bit. The Sheriff says Doreen Henderson, 56, of Newark was charged with second-degree assault. She is accused of biting the hand of an Ontario County Corrections Officer during a physical incident. The officer was treated and released... more

Casella seeks county approval to operate organics depackaging system

Casella seeks county approval to operate organics depackaging system
Pizza boxes with cheese and sauce stuck to the inside. Yogurt containers not rinsed out. Those are examples of packaging that cannot be recycled because of the food contamination. However, there is a way to remove the food and organic material from packaging to be added to an anaerobic digester so it can be recycled properly and not dumped in... more

Vehicle a total loss after fire on State Route 21 in Ontario County

Vehicle a total loss after fire on State Route 21 in Ontario County
Deputies say that on Tuesday around 4:11 p.m. they were called to a vehicle fire on State Route 21 in Hopewell. The Shortsville Fire Department’s assistant chief responded to the scene with deputies and extinguished the fire. Deputies say the vehicle was a total loss, but was insured. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Ontario County... more

Man charged with forcible touching in Ontario County held on $500 bail

Man charged with forcible touching in Ontario County held on $500 bail
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a 58-year-old was taken into custody on Tuesday around 5:51 p.m. Deputies say John Gilbert Worfell, 58, of Bridgeport was arrested on a warrant for forcible touching after an incident from December 2018. They say Gilbert Worfell was taken into custody without incident, and arraigned at the Ontario County Jail. He was held on... more

Canandaigua man returned to jail after found possessing marijuana while an inmate

Canandaigua man returned to jail after found possessing marijuana while an inmate
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 30-year-old Canandaigua man on charges related to promoting prison contraband after an investigation into an incident at the Ontario County Jail. Chris Jose Ortiz, 30, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband after an investigation revealed that he possessed marijuana while incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. He was arraigned... more

Shortsville woman charged with DWI after crash on 5&20

Shortsville woman charged with DWI after crash on 5&20
Deputies say that on New Years Day at approximately 7:44 p.m. they arrested a 50-year-old Shortsville resident following a crash investigation. The accident happened on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell, according to deputies, who say that Christine Manning, 50, struck a vehicle operated by Thomas Northrup, 25, of Canandaigua, who was backing out of a driveway. Deputies say Northrup admitted... more

Deputies: Palmyra man threatened to hurt deputies in email

Deputies: Palmyra man threatened to hurt deputies in email
Deputies say a Palmyra man was taken into custody on Saturday after the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office received a threat. John P. McMenamin, 58, of Palmyra is accused of sending a threatening email to the Sheriff’s Office – indicating that he wanted to hurt officers. As result, McMenamin was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment around 7:33 a.m. when he was... more

Odors from Ontario County Landfill to be evaluated by supervisors

The ongoing issue of odors from the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca may be addressed by a consulting firm. The Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Board of Supervisors will consider recommending approval of a contract with Stearns, Conrad & Schmidt Engineers of Suffern for an assessment of odor management at the landfill when it meets... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph
On November 3rd at approximately 11:21 p.m. deputies charged a Seneca Falls woman with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. Dawn M. Bennett, 52, of Seneca Falls was stopped after deputies observed her going 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. She was determined to be under the influence of alcohol... more

Fight at jail leads to felony charges for Hopewell woman

Fight at jail leads to felony charges for Hopewell woman
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 21-year-old following a fight at the jail. Sharnayshia A. Clemons, 21, of Hopewell was charged with second-degree assault after the fight, which occurred on Thursday. She was charged with the felony charge of assault due to the incident taking place at the jail. The victim sustained injuries to her head... more

Hillside manager accused of inappropriately touching three kids; multiple felony charges filed

Hillside manager accused of inappropriately touching three kids; multiple felony charges filed
Deputies report the arrest of a manager at the Hillside Children’s Center in Hopewell following a joint-investigation between the New York State Justice Center and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Todd Webster, 54, of Lakeville was originally charged on October 2nd with forcible touching following an investigation reported at the Hillside Children’s Center in Hopewell. After the arrest, two additional... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Meeting the primary candidates for sheriff in Ontario County
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more
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