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Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI

Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 19th at approximately 2:31 a.m. deputies responded to the area of County Road 121 in the town of Fayette for the report of a car in a ditch. While deputies were on their way to the scene, witnesses observed Victoria Scharett, 30, of Waterloo leave the scene in another vehicle. Responding... more

Deputies: Waterloo man stole Go Kart, later sold it as his own in Seneca County

Deputies: Waterloo man stole Go Kart, later sold it as his own in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo man following a theft investigation that started on January 15th in Romulus. Deputies say that Timothy Tandle, 37, of Waterloo stole a Go Kart from a residence in the town of Romulus, then attempted to sell the stolen property to another person in Lodi. Deputies recovered the Go Kart... more

Lodi woman charged with felony DWI after one-car crash

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Deputies report the arrest of a 44-year-old Lodi resident following an investigation into a one-vehicle crash in Seneca County. On January 11th around 10:15 p.m. deputies responded to a one car crash, and upon investigation – identified the driver as 44-year-old Jacquelyn M. Morrow, of Lodi. Investigators determined that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was taken into... more

Watkins Glen man accused of never delivering construction supplies in Seneca County

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Watkins Glen man following an investigation into construction supplies. Christopher Burchell, 52, of Watkins Glen was arrested on a warrant issued out of Lodi Town Court after he was paid to deliver construction supplies, but never fulfilled the order. Deputies say that they were assisted by the Schuyler County... more

Bob Hayssen wins close election to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020

Bob Hayssen will lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2020
The final vote was 406-344. Supervisors David Hayes, Mike Ferrara, Cindy Lorenzetti, Kyle Barnhart, Jim Borst, and Paul Kronenwetter voted for Hayssen. He also cast a vote for himself. Supervisors Mike Reynolds, Ralph Lott, Ron McGreevy, Michael Enslow, and Jim Cleere voted against Hayssen's appointment to the leadership post. more

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings

Committee on Open Government answers more questions about executive session, public meetings
Last week, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors made headlines after entering into an executive session without enough votes to do so. The story prompted FingerLakes1.com to reach out to Kristin O'Neill, of the Committee on Open Government for more information. more

Lodi man who was shot after breaking into home in Genesee County appears in court

Lodi man who was shot after breaking into home in Genesee County appears in court
The Lodi man who broke into a Stafford home and was shot by the homeowner appeared in court this week. Charles Cooper, 46, of Lodi was arraigned in Stafford Town Court after being released from the hospital. He was shot by the homeowner of the property he broke into during the November incident. Cooper was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Courageous Beauty YouTube Channel launched to help teens (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Courageous Beauty YouTube Channel launched to help teens (podcast)
What is Courageous Beauty? Well, for one local organization – it represents something it believes in at its core. It also happens to represent a digital strategy that has proven successful. The ‘Courageous Beauty’ YouTube Channel was launched by Kylie Allen, as part of the Family Hope Center of Geneva’s digital initiative to find teens where they spend a lot... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)
The 2019-20 Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball season is underway with FL1 Sports live coverage of the second day of the South Seneca Girls Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament at the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid. The host South Seneca Falcons are joined by the Mynderse Blue Devils, Pal-Mac Red Raiders and Weedsport Warriors. The tournament consolation game between Weedsport & South... more

Comments sought on grassland project at Finger Lakes National Forest

Comments sought on grassland project at Finger Lakes National Forest
The U. S. Forest Service is inviting comments on a proposed Grassland Enhancement Project at the Finger Lakes National Forest. The nearly 450-acre project area includes National Forest lands in the towns of Lodi and Covert in Seneca County and Hector and Burdett in Schuyler County. The project includes management activities such as: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); • Creating... more

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Rick Newman from the Seneca Chamber & Thanksgiving Prep (podcast)
Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Destination Marketing Manager Rick Newman joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about everything going on at the Chamber including tonight’s Business After Hours event being hosting at FingerLakes1.com’s offices in Seneca Falls. Also, a look at the weekend ahead, some great local fall photos and tips for prepping for Thanksgiving dinner next... more

Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager

Seneca Chamber hires new Membership Development Manager
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced Megan Slater as its new Membership Development Manager. In her role, Megan is responsible for helping connect area businesses to one of the largest and most successful professional advocacy and development networks in the Finger Lakes Region. A native of Waterloo, Slater is a 2009 graduate of Waterloo High School and studied... more

Officials, law enforcement review bomb threat evacuation at South Seneca HS

Officials, law enforcement
‘An Unfortunate Reality’ – By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District Superintendent Steve Zielinski has provided additional insight about the response to Wednesday’s bomb threat, which prompted a full-campus evacuation in Ovid. The evacuation lasted approximately an hour. Students returned to class, and the academic day resumed. “It’s an unfortunate reality in 2019 that we must pay so much... more

Democrats make up some ground on Seneca County Board of Supervisors

Democrats make up some ground on Seneca County Board of Supervisors
Democrats picked up one seat, and possibly two, on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday after ballots were counted. Absentee votes will determine the winners of two county supervisor seats in Waterloo. If the results hold, the Republicans will have a 11-3 majority on the 14-member board in 2020. In Lodi, independent Kyle Barnhart, running on the Democratic line,... more

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Kyle Barnhart discusses campaign for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)

NEW EPISODE: Kyle Barnhart discusses race for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)
Kyle Barnhart, while not a Democrat in affiliation, will be running on the top line of this November’s election in Lodi, Seneca County. Barnhart currently serves as mayor in the Village of Lodi; and wants to bring renewed focus to village, town, and county representation by serving as Town Supervisor. This week he sat down inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to... more

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated in Seneca, as supervisors signal that update could come from DA on Sheppard-Deeds investigation

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’: New finance director celebrated
Last year at this time the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution instructing Sheriff Tim Luce to lead an investigative effort into Former County Manager John Sheppard and Former Finance Director Brandi Deeds. In January of this year that investigation concluded, according to Luce. “The investigation has been completed, all the interviews are done, and we are ready... more
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