Lyons man, former Boy Scouts employee in Seneca Co. faces child porn charges

A former Boy Scouts employee is facing child porn charges, according to federal prosecutors. Russell Ruth, 34, of Lyons is charged with possession of child pornography. Ruth worked for the Boy Scouts of America in Ovid was arrested after Yahoo! said it had found suspected child porn files on its servers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Investigators traced the... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Author & former Reveille editor Joe Siccardi (podcast)

On this week’s edition of Weber This Week meet Joe Siccardi, former resident of Seneca Falls. He now lives in Maine where he recently published a new book, “Heaven Shining Through”. Siccardi was also the former owner and editor of the Reveille Between The Lakes weekly newspaper. . more

Ford Library Summer Programs

Mark Benjamin, Seneca Meadows Relations Director, presented the Ford Memorial Library with a $1,300 grant to fund the Rick Riordan inspired Camp Half-Blood. Youth ages 8 and up will be immersed in mythology from diverse cultures while enjoying hands-on activities, including catapult launching, and games with library staff. This is a must-attend camp for all Percy Jackson fans. Students may... more

South Seneca seniors graduating with honors

This year, 17 South Seneca seniors have been awarded the distinction of honor graduate by earning a grade point average of 88 or higher. Honor graduates will wear a colored stole around their neck during the graduation ceremony at South Seneca High School Saturday, June 23rd. Some students will be additionally designated cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum... more

Tribute to Bernstein Concert

Genesee Symphony Orchestra Music Director and South Seneca graduate S. Shade Zajac will again bring the Seneca Summer Music Festival Orchestra to-gether at the South Seneca High School Auditorium in Ovid, this time at 7:30PM on Saturday, June 16th with a concert entitled “100 Years of Lenny: A celebration of the life and works of Leonard Bernstein” Featured soloist for... more

Romulus man accused of assaulting, choking victim during domestic

Deputies say a 48-year-old Romulus man was arrested on assault charges following a domestic incident that took place on June 3rd. Emerson J. Tohafjian, 48, was charged with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree menacing, and fourth-degree criminal mischief following the investigation of a domestic incident. He was arraigned in Fayette Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County... more

80-year-old held on $5K bail after violating order of protection in Seneca Co.

Deputies say an 80-year-old Victor man was arrested on multiple charges and is being held on $5,000 bail following the violation of an order of protection. John C. Mancuso, 80, of Victor was charged with four counts of second-degree criminal contempt after contacting a victim who had a Class A order of protection against him. He was arraigned in Ovid... more

Dollar General donates $50K to South Seneca Middle & High School (video)

There’s nothing quite like a $50,000 surprise on a Friday morning. South Seneca Middle and High School administrators, faculty, and students were surprised with a $50,000 check from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Reading Revolution funding will be used at the School’s discretion to purchase books, fund technology programs, buy computers and other educational supplies, and much more. Since... more

State agrees to return Willard Psychiatric Center suitcase contents to families

When Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building. Many appeared untouched, looking just like they had been since their owners packed them before arriving as patients at Willard. And, many of those people never left, having died at the Seneca County facility. The suitcases were photographed and catalogued by... more

Seneca Coffee House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Seneca Coffee House began as a family affair in 2017. A small espresso bar in the village of Ovid, with a vision to connect with other local businesses and community members, determined to help sustain the region they reside in. Coffee beans have been carefully selected from coffee plantations in Costa Rica, bringing a slice of family history to the... more

Seneca Meadows looks to help community after Feher closure

Seneca Meadows is offering free residential waste disposal through June 10th and extended facility hours to accommodate those impacted by the unexpected closure of Feher Rubbish. While this offer only stands for Seneca County residents — the closure of Feher Rubbish took many customers by surprise. Residents wishing to participate in this relief effort are welcome to bring their household... more

State, local officials left reeling as Feher customers leave garbage at Waterloo location

Officials throughout Seneca County have been reeling since the abrupt closure of Feher Rubbish. The company’s Border City location in Waterloo on State Route 5&20 had to be blocked after angry customers began leaving their garbage and totes at the shuttered site last week. State and local officials will meet on Monday to determine the next steps of the process.... more
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