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W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield

W-FL FRIDAY: Peters powers Newark over Mynderse; Whitman handles Bloomfield
In the first full Friday night of high school basketball in the Wayne-Finger Lakes, it certainly wasn’t a Wonderful Life at Arthur L. Baker where the visiting Newark Reds defeated Mynderse in their home gym for the first time in six years. Also in the East, Wayne handled Penn Yan, Geneva snuck by Midlakes, and Waterloo rolled past Pal-Mac. In... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Marion girls defeat Gananda; Red Jacket’s Sydney Close joins 1,000 point club

W-FL THURSDAY: Marion girls defeat Gananda; Red Jacket’s Sydney Close joins 1,000 point club
The Marion Black Knights varsity girls basketball team scored a big win in a match-up of Wayne County contenders when they defeated the Gananda Blue Panthers on Thursday night in Marion. Also, Autumn Kunes scored 41 of her team’s 45 points but it wasn’t enough as the Dundee Scots defeated Naples. South Seneca and Red Jacket rolled to victory and... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Waterloo bounces back; Wayne falls to Leadership, VanAken drops 29 to lift Red Jacket girls

W-FL TUESDAY: Waterloo bounces back; Wayne falls to Leadership, VanAken drops 29 to lift Red Jacket girls
In a clash of Class A2 titans, the two-time defending Sectional champion Wayne Eagles lost to a tough Leadership team at Wayne Central Tuesday night, 83-72. After falling behind 26-9 after the first quarter, Wayne came back to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. They would never take the lead, however, as Leadership pulled away for the 11... more

Jury selected in Ontario County predatory sexual assault trial

Jury selected in Ontario County predatory sexual assault trial
A jury consisting of six men and six women was selected in court on Monday for the trial of a Manchester man facing charges of sexual assault and rape of a minor. Steven Feliciano, 56, is charged with multiple counts of rape including the top count, predatory sexual assault, a class A-II felony. With the jury now selected, opening statements... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark opens with win at Canandaigua; Whitman tops Midlakes

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark opens with win at Canandaigua; Whitman tops Midlakes
The Newark Reds opened their 2018-19 campaign with an impressive win at Canandaigua, defeating the Finger Lakes Tip Off Tournament hosts 58-50, to advance to Saturday’s championship game against Class AA Victor who defeated Monroe, 60-59. Another Finger Lakes East team, Penn Yan, opened with a win while the defending Finger Lakes West champion Marcus Whitman Wildcats rolled on the... more

Plans afoot for Red Jacket Community Center

Plans afoot for Red Jacket Community Center
The results of a survey earlier this year brought no surprises: People in Manchester and Shortsville want — and need — a community center. The polling yielded responses from some 250 people who confirmed that residents in this rural community need a central place where families, organizations, businesses and people of all ages can come together for fitness, programs, events... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Marion girls edge Wilson to start 2-0; Red Jacket & Mynderse notch first wins

W-FL SATURDAY: Marion girls edge Wilson to start 2-0; Red Jacket & Mynderse notch first wins
The Marion girls basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season with a convincing 53-22 win over Wilson-Magnet on Saturday to capture the Red Jacket tip-off tournament title. Meanwhile, the Red Jacket girls notched their first win in the consolation game behind a 27 point effort from Sara VanAken. In Ovid, the South Seneca girls lost to Section 3’s... more

W-FL FRIDAY: South Seneca girls roll past Sodus; Mynderse, Red Jacket lose openers

W-FL FRIDAY: South Seneca girls roll past Sodus; Mynderse, Red Jacket lose openers
With the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, area high school basketball teams are preparing to take the court for a new season. A few teams are in action this weekend. The premiere event would be a girls tournament hosted by South Seneca. Check out the full results from Friday night’s action below… GIRLS BASKETBALL: WEEDSPORT (3) 59 VS MYNDERSE 46... more

TRAFFIC ALERT: Thruway bridge at Exit 43 in Manchester reopens

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The New York State Thruway Authority announced that the replacement of the State Route 21 Bridge over the NYS Thruway in Ontario County has been completed, and is re-opened. The bridge replacement was part of a $17 million safety improvement project in the area of exit 43 (Manchester – Route 21) which also includes the replacement of the exit 43... 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

Manchester overdose leads to criminal charges

Manchester overdose leads to criminal charges
A trial date was set for a Shortsville woman who’s facing charges of third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after a Manchester overdose. On Tuesday in court, Alyssa Pearson, 25, appeared in front of Ontario county Judge Brian Dennis alongside her attorney, Carrie Bleakley, to argue the admissibility of her statements she made to investigators. Back in March... more

Bicyclist struck by SUV suffers broken back, SR 96 temporarily shut down

Bicyclist struck by SUV suffers broken back, SR 96 temporarily shut down
Deputies say that State Route 96 was shut down on Monday for approximately 30 minutes after an accident in Manchester. Around 5:03 p.m. deputies along with Clifton Springs Ambulance and fire department responded to the intersection of Route 96 and White Spruce Lane for a personal injury accident. The crash involved one vehicle, operated by Kimberly Walker, 61, of Clifton... more

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)

ELECTION PREVIEW: Get to know the candidates for sheriff in Ontario County (video)
As Election Day gets closer, voters are beginning to ask themselves “Who will I vote for this year in the race for sheriff?” For the first time in more than two decades, Ontario County will have a race for sheriff with two completely new faces on the ballot. The Democrat Kevin Henderson and Republican Silvio Palermo have been making their... more

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament
The first round of the Section V high school football sectional tournament began Friday night. Each Class will compete for a berth into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Below is results from all the opening round match-ups on Friday night… A Canandaigua 24 Webster Schroeder 21 B Batavia 51 Newark 14 B Wayne 27 Hornell 8 B HF-Lima 25 University Prep 8... more

Manchester woman ticketed after crash on SR 96

Manchester woman ticketed after crash on SR 96
Deputies say that around 7:32 am first responders were called to a two-car accident on State Route 96 and Spring Run in Manchester. Deputies responded along with Finger Lakes Ambulance and Clifton Springs Fire Department – finding a vehicle operated by 55-year-old Eileen M. Hyland, of Manchester pulled out onto Route 96 in front of a pickup truck operated by... more

Manchester Justice Erika Martin pleads guilty, resigns, and promises never to be a judge again

Manchester Justice Erika Martin pleads guilty, resigns, and promises never to be a judge again
The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that Erika A. Martin, a Justice of the Manchester Town Court, Ontario County, resigned from office and agreed never to be a judge again, after pleading guilty to grand larceny. The Commission accepted a stipulation to that effect signed by the judge, her attorney and the Commission’s Administrator and closed its... more

Deputies: Farmington woman used stolen credit card throughout Ontario Co.

Deputies: Farmington woman used stolen credit card throughout Ontario Co.
Deputies say a 32-year-old Farmington woman was arrested following an investigation into a stolen credit card in Victor and Farmington. Marjorie D. Wellington, 32, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after it was determined that she used a stolen credit card in Victor and Farmington. Deputies say she was issued an appearance ticket. However, they... more

Deputies: Manchester accident leads to DWI charge

Deputies: Manchester accident leads to DWI charge
A single-vehicle accident in Manchester has resulted in charges for one local driver. Deputies arrested Harry W. Garling, 66, of Clifton Springs for driving while intoxicated. According to a press release, the charge stems from an incident on Route 31 – where he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto County Road 7 – but failed to negotiate the turn,... more
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