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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

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)

Taking more than three decades of experience with him, Ontario County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Henderson wants residents to know that he cares about the community and its future. Sitting down with Josh Durso on Inside the FLX, Henderson talked about his career, the things he learned, the processes that he’d like to see implemented if elected sheriff – and what... more

Getting to know the candidates for Ontario County Sheriff

After 28 years as sheriff and 46 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Philip Povero has reached the end of his career. Following a career of that length, and with everything the county has accomplished in that time, there is a vast expanse to be filled. Appearing on the ballot in the primary election on Thursday September 13th are two new... more

‘SHE WANTED HELP’: Family members say Waterloo woman sought help repeatedly before double-fatal shooting (full coverage)

Family members say more should have been done to help their mother. Especially after she sought help from agencies and authorities in the days leading up to Lori McConnell’s violent murder. She was shot to death alongside a Seneca Falls resident, identified by police on Monday as Charles Andrus. The third victim of last Tuesday’s violent shooting survived, and was... more

Phelps teen airlifted with serious injuries after wreck at Rt. 14 intersection

A Phelps teen was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, while three others were sent to Geneva General after a violent two-car accident on Monday. Deputies say 18-year-old Cody Silsby, of Phelps was traveling east on Cross Road and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Route 14; but did not see an oncoming vehicle being operated by Ana... more

Newark man airlifted after motorcycle loses grip on gravel along Rt. 14

Deputies say a 27-year-old Newark man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:13 pm when Gregory G. Wild, 27, of Newark was making a turn on Route 14 near the 7-11 gas station, and lost control of the bike on loose... more

Driver ticketed for failing to stop after three-car crash in Phelps

On Saturday around 9:41 am deputies responded to County Road 23 and Melvin Hill Road for the report of an accident with injuries. They say 45-year-old Kevin Chreptak, of Newark was operating a pickup truck, which was traveling eastbound on County Road 23 when 60-year-old Lydia Solla, of Geneva was stopped southbound on Melvin Hill Road, and pulled in front... more

Phelps man charged with possessing LSD

Deputies say a 24-year-old Phelps resident was arrested for possessing a controlled substance after a traffic stop on State Route 96 over the weekend. On Sunday around 1:40 am deputies arrested Dustin Wyatt Albrecht for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop. Albrecht was found to be in possession of LSD, a ‘Schedule I’ controlled substance.... more

Phelps woman suffers serious injuries, hospitalized at Strong following knife attack by Phelps teen

New details have been released by authorities after the community learned that a 17-year-old viciously attacked his mother with a knife during a dispute. Brandon Schulter, 17, of Phelps was charged with felony first-degree assault. The charges stemmed from an attack on his mother. The teen is accused of stabbing his mother, identified as Nanci Barber multiple times int he... more

Midlakes students continuing Rachel Scott’s legacy

When Midlakes High School Principal Frank Bai-Rossi invited the Rachel’s Challenge program to present at his school on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, he knew the messages would have an impact. “What I’ve seen has really come to fruition,” he said. “We’re seeing kids be kinder to each other. I’ve seen kids go out of their... more
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