Romulus man trapped neighbor’s dog in steel box, left outside for hours

Deputies say a 59-year-old Romulus man was arrested on misdemeanor animal torture charges after trapping his neighbors dog in a steel box. Jeffrey L. Vanhorn, 59, of Iron Bridge Road was charged with torturing an animal under agriculture and markets law following an investigation into a trapped dog. Vanhorn is said to have trapped his neighbor’s dog in a steel... more

Romulus man hurt after rear-ended on Route 414

Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Route 414 in the Town of Varick that occurred on Tuesday morning at about 7:20 am. Deputies report a pick-up truck operated by Steven L. Everts, age 59 of 5176 Route 89 in Romulus, was southbound and stopprd at the intersection of Route 414 and Ogden Road to make a... more

Deputies: Georgia man had matches at Seneca Co. Correctional Facility

Deputies say that a 27-year-old Georgia man was arrested for promoting prison contraband after he was found to be possessing matches inside the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Marcus Fraser, 27, of Buford, Georgia was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband. Deputies say he was an inmate at the time of the arrest. He was issued an appearance ticket to Romulus... 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

Cherry Fest a success at Varick Winery despite rain, clouds (video)

Despite the rainy, dreary weekend in the Finger Lakes – 2018’s Cherry Festival, hosted by Varick Winery & Vineyard went off without a snag. The event featured local musicians, local food, and a plethora of cherries – available for consumption and picking. “This is one of the most-unique events in the region,” Shelly Inglor said on Monday. The 21-year-old had... more

Teens steal van from Hillside in Romulus, caught in Corning

Two teenagers were arrested in by Corning Police after they allegedly stole a minivan from Hillside’s Varick Campus in Romulus early Sunday morning. Corning Police received a call on Sunday around 4:30 AM reporting a gray minivan near McKinney Park that was driving without its lights on. Officers said they found a gray 2010 Dodge Caravan at the park, but... more

Circular EnerG lawyer praises Assembly for no vote on incinerator bill

Circular EnerG lawyer praises Assembly for no vote on incinerator bill ROMULUS — There’s at least one party happy the state Assembly did not vote on a bill that would have removed waste-to-energy incinerators from the state’s Article 10 review process. That is the sponsor of the $365 million incinerator in the town of Romulus: Circular EnerG LLC of Rochester.... more

MANTIUS: Legislature adjourns before NYS Assembly can vote on incinerator bill

The New York State Legislature adjourned before 10 p.m. Wednesday without voting on a bill aimed at derailing a proposed garbage incinerator in Romulus. The bill was a top priority among dozens of local officials and businesses in the Finger Lakes, and it had passed the Senate unanimously. Supporters of the measure had expected it to breeze through the state... more

Helming’s anti-incinerator legislation gets through Senate

The New York State Senate passed the bill to block a proposed garbage incinerator project from moving forward at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. Circular EnerG is seeking to build a garbage incinerator that would require the daily delivery of more than 2,500 tons of trash to operate. “This is a tremendous victory for the... more

Seneca Falls man guilty on felony strangulation charge

A 31-year-old Seneca Falls man pleaded guilty in Seneca County Court on Monday to felony strangulation, and will serve a year in County Jail. The court action came months after a violent domestic incident earlier this year. Steven Grillone, 31, pleaded guilty to the Class D felony charge of second-degree strangulation, with one year of county jail – and credit... more

Sheriff: Inmates possessed matches, tobacco at Seneca County jail

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of two inmates at the Seneca County Correctional Facility after they were found to be possessing prison contraband inside the facility. Daniel Vorrasi, 50, and James Ludwig, 45, both inmates at the facility were charged with two counts of promoting prison contraband. Luce says the charge is a Class A misdemeanor. The... more

Schuyler County joins chorus of opposition to Romulus incinerator

Schuyler County is the latest local government to oppose the proposed “Circular enerG” garbage incinerator project at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, Seneca County, New York. Citing environmental concerns, negative effects on agriculture and tourism, and local opposition from the Town of Romulus and County of Seneca, the Schuyler County Legislature voted Monday against the project, which would... more

Deputies: Waterloo man possessed Suboxone at local jail

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday members of the narcotics unit arrested a Waterloo man on drug charges after an investigation at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Shane W. Harris, 28, was charged with one count Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Promoting Prison Contraband, both Class A Misdemeanors. The arrest stems from... more

Resident asks state comptroller to re-examine Seneca County water rate hike

Mary Anne Kowalski is an outspoken opponent of a proposed rate hike for customers of Seneca County Water District No. 1. She claims the increase, which is set to take effect July 1, is premature and based on incomplete financial information. “I have tried repeatedly to get this information from the county manager and the Board of Supervisors,” Kowalski said.... more

Romulus man accused of choking woman during domestic incident

Deputies arrested a 39-year-old Romulus man after a domestic incident on Sunday. Christopher A. Naused, 39, of Romulus was charged with criminal obstruction a breathing. The charges is a misdemeanor, according to deputies, who say that he is accused of choking a female during a domestic incident. Due to her breathing being obstructed – he was arraigned on the aforementioned... more

Sheriff: Romulus man charged after domestic incident, following hospital tip

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 28-year-old Romulus man following a domestic incident that occurred on May 27th. Luce says Timothy M. Patchen, 28, of Romulus was arrested on Tuesday, May 29th after a 911 call was made by Geneva General Hospital – who reported that a female arrived in the emergency room early Sunday morning... more
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