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

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
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