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Phelps woman indicted, accused of embezzling $750K from local employer

Phelps woman embezzled over $750K from local employer
The Phelps woman who worked for Finger Lakes Conveyors, Inc. as director of finance from 2013 to 2017 was officially indicted on Tuesday. Karen Owens, 54, was indicted on charges of wire fraud and bank fraud. She’s accused of embezzling over $750,000 in funds from FLC’s bank account. She wrote 550 unauthorized checks to herself in order to pay off... more

Phelps, school district settle water bill dispute

Phelps, school district settle water bill dispute
The town and the Phelps-Clifton Springs school district have agreed to settle a lawsuit over an unusually high water bill. The Finger Lakes Times received a copy of the settlement agreement Friday following a Freedom Of Information Law request. The school district has agreed to pay the bill of $22,191 from the first quarter of 2018. The town claimed the... more

MISSING TEENS FOUND: Deputies say both Ontario Co. kids have been located

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Deputies they have located a missing 13-year-old, who disappeared on Wednesday. According to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, two teens disappeared in unrelated missing persons’ cases, which were reported to authorities. Owen Guest, 13, of Phelps was the second to be located. Kayleb Shay, 14, had been located early-Thursday. Additional details were not available. To have the latest updates, information, and... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Firefighter hurt battling Phelps blaze; four displaced from home

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Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff says that an adult cat was the only life lost in a structure fire on Bear Street in Phelps on Monday. Firefighters from Phelps and Oaks Corners responded to the blaze around 4:40 p.m. Harloff says responding firefighters arrived to flames and a heavy smoke condition. The structure, which was a mobile home –... more

Phelps overdose leads to manslaughter charge

Phelps overdose leads to manslaughter charge
A Gorham man was indicted by an Ontario County grand jury with an additional charge of manslaughter after previously having been charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance. On Tuesday in Ontario County Court, Donald Everson, 29, appeared in front of Judge Brian Dennis as the new charge of second-degree manslaughter was unsealed after a fatal... more

Phelps Lions Club holds awards dinner

Phelps Lions Club holds awards dinner
The Phelps Lions Club recently held its awards dinner at the Waterside Wine Bar in Phelps. Bill and Sue Brucker, of BSB Equipment, received the Robert J. Upslinger Distinguished Service Award for their support over the years to the club’s efforts in providing community service in Phelps. Established in 1993, the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding Lions... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

Four Town water development in Ontario, Seneca named ‘Project of the Year’

Four Tow water development in Ontario, Seneca named ‘Project of the Year’
The Four Town Economic Development Water Project initiated by Town Supervisors and Council Members in Geneva, Phelps, Waterloo and Junius recently received recognition by the New York State Chapter of the American Water Works Association (NYS AWWA) as the 2019 “Project of the Year.” The water project significantly increases the number of residents receiving public water in each of the... more

Huge water bill divides Phelps

Huge water bill divides Phelps
This Ontario County town and the Phelps-Clifton Springs school district are at a standstill over a disputed water bill of nearly $32,000, with town officials saying if the bill isn’t paid in about a month, they plan to shut off water to the Midlakes campus. Town Supervisor Norm Teed and Town Board member Dennis King, along with town bookkeeper Barb... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

UPDATE: Phelps woman admits to stealing $1.4M from SF business over 13 years

REPORT: Phelps woman stole $1.4M from Seneca Falls business over 13 years
The numbers just didn’t add up. Karen Owens, a Phelps resident, who served as finance director for Finger Lakes Conveyors for 13 years has been charged with wire and bank fraud in U.S. District Court. The charges carry a sentence of 30 years. It’s because over that period – $1.4 million was stolen. According to an affidavit in support of... more

Reliant donates sneakers to Midlakes schools

Reliant donates sneakers to Midlakes schools
The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District took in a recent donation from Reliant Community Credit Union that will encourage students to lead an active lifestyle. The Sodus financial institution based donated 75 pairs of sneakers during a visit to Midlakes Intermediate and Primary schools. The donation was made through Reliant’s Feet Forward program, designed to give back to the areas... more

Family member gives update on future of Phelps Hotel

CARRYING ON LEGACY: Future of Phelps Hotel cleared up by Estate
The goal has always been to make Phelps a better place. On Wednesday, FingerLakes1.com spoke with John Callaway about the future of the Phelps Hotel. ‘For Sale’ signs appeared on the historic structure, which prompted a lot of discussion and debate about the site’s future last week. A cryptic Facebook post raised more questions about the property’s future after the... more

Questions loom as Phelps Hotel shuts down abruptly

Phelps Hotel shuts down unexpectedly
Uncertainty. There’s a lot of that in Phelps after a Finger Lakes Times article on Wednesday confirmed that The Phelps Hotel had shut down. A cryptic posting to the restaurant’s Facebook Page raised questions about the closure. That post, though, went up in February. The Finger Lakes Times reported on Wednesday that Phelps Mayor Brian Hemminger had questions, too. He... more

Phelps Fire Department donates retired truck to department in need

Phelps Fire Department donates retired truck to department in need
Firefighters from the Phelps Fire Department stepped up to help first responders in another state. The Roby Fire Department in Missouri had recently announced they set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for new equipment and apparatuses. Several months ago, Phelps Fire retired one of its old truck to make way for a replacement. The old truck had been... more
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