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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

Two sent to hospital after two-car crash in Phelps

Two sent to hospital after two-car crash in Phelps
On Friday around 4 p.m. deputies responded to a two-car personal injury accident at the intersection of State Route 14 and Cross Road in the Town of Phelps. Deputies say that Finger Lakes Ambulance, Phelps Ambulance, and Oaks Corners Fire Department responded to the scene in Phelps. Upon investigation it was determined that Louis White, 57, of Geneva was traveling... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Newark tops Victor for tournament crown; Lyons offense ignites in win over Wilson

W-FL SATURDAY: Newark tops Victor for tournament crown; Lyons offense ignites in win over Wilson
Some big time early season match-ups were on the slate Saturday night. Two of the biggest involved a pair of Wayne-Finger Lakes boys teams playing up in classification. Newark defeated Class AA Victor in overtime in the final of the Finger Lakes Tip-Off Tournament in Canandaigua. Lyons used a full court, frenetic pace to put up 86 points on Class... 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

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

Phelps man charged with AUO, DWI, and leaving scene of crash in Junius on Halloween

Phelps man charged with AUO, DWI, and leaving scene of crash in Junius on Halloween
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Halloween at approximately 8 p.m. deputies arrested a 21-year-old Phelps man following a property damage accident on Nine Foot Road in Junius. Mason Bowen, 21, of Phelps is accused of fleeing the scene of a property damage accident, in which his vehicle left the roadway, and entered a farm field. Upon arrival... 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

Phelps woman allowed disabled person in her care to become ‘malnourished’

Phelps woman allowed disabled person in her care to become ‘malnourished’
Deputies say a 60-year-old Phelps woman was arrested after an investigation into a person she was charged with caring for. Cheryl Zwerger, 60, was charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree after an investigation revealed that the adult victim – was mildly malnourished. Deputies did not detail the extent of the... more

Midlakes schools to cap off Homecoming Week with fireworks

Midlakes schools to cap off Homecoming Week with fireworks
Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District will end its Homecoming Week with a community celebration and fireworks display Sept. 22 at Midlakes High School, 1554 state Route 488, Clifton Springs.The event will include a parade with student-built floats at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity football game at 7 p.m. and a fireworks display. Food trucks, a concession stand and face... 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

Phelps teen held on $2,500 bail after damaging park bench

Deputies say a Clifton Springs resident was charged after damaging a park bench over the weekend. On Sunday around 5:45 pm Angel Ortiz, 17, of Clifton Springs was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Ortiz is accused of damaging a park bench at Redfield Park in the Village of Phelps. Deputies say that Ortiz is also being held on $2,500 cash... more

Deputies: Geneva man scrapped customers’ cars after repair shop closed

Deputies say a Geneva man faces multiple charges after allegedly stealing and scrapping vehicles from his former business, which was located in the Town of Phelps. Thomas J. Bayer, Sr., 47, of Geneva was arrested after an investigation into the theft of several vehicles from his former business, which had closed. Deputies say it was an auto repair shop, and... more

Prattsburgh man ticketed after accident in Phelps

Deputies say that on Thursday around 5:30 pm they were called to a two-car accident at the intersection of County Road 23 and Lester Road in Phelps. They say 33-year-old Aaron Sprague, of Prattsburgh was traveling north on Lester Road when he failed to stop and yield the right of way to a vehicle being operated by Caitlin Clinton, 30,... more

Camper destroyed days before weekend trip in Phelps (photos)

Firefighters in Ontario County battled an overnight camper fire, which was reported in the Town of Phelps on Park Street. Around 1 am crews were called to 43 Park Street for that camper fire. Firefighters from Phelps and Oaks Corners responded to the scene, which remained active for several hours. First responders say the camper was about 20 feet from... more

Can’t get enough of sauerkraut in Phelps

There is still time Saturday to enjoy the Phelps Sauerkraut Festival, where, as the theme says, “Home is Where the Kraut Is.” Winners of the giant parade, which was scheduled to begin earlier this afternoon, will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The sauerkraut cake cutting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on the festival grounds, followed by a performance of... more

Tractor-trailer destroyed after rollover, fire on Thruway near Exit 42 (photos & video)

On Friday at 10:22 am the Oaks Corners Fire Department and Phelps Ambulance were dispatched to New York State Thruway Exit 42 for a reported tanker truck rollover with injuries. Initial reports indicated that a fuel tanker had rolled over and was smoking. Assistant Chief Zachery Rey arrived on-scene within minutes and reported a working truck fire in a body... more
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