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Driver ticketed after ‘freak accident’ claims Waterloo woman’s life

Investigators say they have found the truck involved in the fatal freak accident, which left a Waterloo woman dead after a rock was thrown from a vehicle that had recently left the Ontario County Landfill. The accident took place on August 4th, but it took investigators eight days to locate the commercial truck. Deputies say Manuel J. Vallejo, 27, of... more

Whitesboro woman hospitalized after accident on SR 5 in Ontario County

Deputies say one person was transported to Geneva General Hospital following a crash along State Route 5&20 at the Whitney Road intersection. It happened on Sunday around 11:23 am in the Town of Seneca when Brianna Ryan, 30, of Whitesboro was stopped on Route 5 facing east, waiting to make a left turn onto Whitney Road – when another vehicle,... more

Deputies continue search for truck involved in fatal accident in Ontario County

Deputies held a press conference on Sunday following a fatal accident on State Route 5&20 in the Town of Seneca on Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, no new information had been released as the investigation into that incident continues. A Waterloo woman, identified as Barbara Amidon, died from injuries she sustained in an accident – where a rock flew through... 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

Casella officials to detail research and development de-packaging project

A Casella Waste Services representative will make a presentation on a Research Development & Demonstration (RD&D) permit for a pilot de-packaging project at Monday’s meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. No details were available Friday. FL Times: Read More more

BOCES teacher charged with forcible touching in Ontario County

Deputies say on April 11th they were called to the BOCES Flint Campus after receiving a call from administration about inappropriate contact between a substitute teacher and student. An investigation was initiated, and it was revealed that a 17-year-old female student had reported that a substitute teacher inappropriately touched her while in a classroom. As result, the teacher — identified... more

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for meeting with and questioning candidates for several months. “These committee members are volunteers who care deeply about their communities and take the endorsement process seriously,”... more

Marren to Casella officials: Be ‘honest’ with supervisors’ committee

Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren lectured Casella Waste Services officials Monday, telling them to be “forthright and honest” in dealing with the Planning & Environmental Quality Committee about the county landfill. Marren’s admonition came as landfill manager Rob Fadden gave the Casella operations report on the 389-acre county landfill in the town of Seneca to the committee... more

Geneva duo looks to revive Hall Diner

A Geneva duo has plans to reopen a venerable eatery in this town of Seneca hamlet, and they’re looking for a little help from the public to make it happen. Dan Bullock said he and Tamarie Cataldo are expecting to reopen the Hall Diner in March. The restaurant, which had opened its doors for a spell last year under former... more

Deputies: Seneca Castle man fired off gun inside home, no one injured

Deputies say they arrested a Seneca Castle man on multiple charges after an incident involving a firearm on New Years Eve day. Tyler DiCicco, 27, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after allegedly firing off a gun inside his home. Deputies say he then left the property... more

No happy ending for Christmas tree donation effort

The Darling Tree Farm takes a lot of pride in supporting U.S. troops during the holidays through the national Trees for Troops program. This year, that program, partnering with FedEx, delivered its 200,000th tree to soldiers and/or their families at 69 U.S. military bases. Dick Darling chairs the national effort. He was at Fort Drum in Watertown with his wife... more

Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Pair injured in Stanley accident on Rt. 5

Deputies in Ontario County say a 33-year-old Stanley man was traveling west on State Route 5 when he lost control of his vehicle in the Town of Seneca on Tuesday. The driver, identified as Gabriel Rayburn, and his passenger Morgan Miense, 30, required medical treatment. Miense was transported to Thompson Hospital for treatment by Finger Lakes Ambulance. Deputies say airbags... more

Once again, no town tax for town of Seneca property owners

For the 14th consecutive year, town property owners will not pay a penny in town taxes. They also will get a break on their Ontario County tax bill. The reason? The presence of the Ontario County Landfill in the town. The county entered into an Operations, Management and Lease agreement with Casella Waste Systems in 2003 to run the 389-acre... more
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