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Fayette barn fire temporarily shuts down County House Road (photo)

County House Rd. shut down as crews battle barn fire
County House Road was temporarily shut down in Seneca County on Friday around 6 p.m. as firefighters battled a barn fire. Crews from Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Fayette, Canoga, Magee, Border City, and Varick fire departments responded to the scene. The fire was reported at 1908 County House Road. It’s unclear what the barn was used for, or how the blaze... more

Seneca Falls man charged with predatory sex assault after being charged with rape in 2018

Seneca Falls man charged with predatory sex assault after being charged with rape in 2018
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says that a Seneca Falls man, who was arrested on sex abuse charges in December, was arrested again on Wednesday – following an extensive, and lengthy investigation, which spanned more than six months. Scott P. Davis, 29, of Seneca Falls was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

Waterloo woman wanted by FBI in Puerto Rico on drug charges

Waterloo woman wanted by FBI in Puerto Rico on drug charges
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo woman who was wanted by the FBI on drug distribution charges in Puerto Rico. On Tuesday at approximately 11 a.m. investigators arrested Maria V. Castro, 31, of Waterloo as a fugitive from justice. Investigators say she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional facility on no bail. She was... more

Mary Luckern: An educator of all times

Mary Luckern: An educator of all times
In 1953, Mary Luckern came to Geneva for what she hoped would be a one-year teaching job in the city school district. Little did she know it would be the start of a 44-year career that would see her touch thousands of lives as a teacher and administrator. “In many ways, she stands as Geneva’s educator of all times,” said... more

Huntington Building public hearing rescheduled due to weather

Seneca Falls offices close, HPC public hearing cancelled
The Town of Seneca Falls is sending home all non-emergency personnel today due to the weather and travel advisory issued by the Seneca County Sheriff. This includes the Town Offices at 130 Ovid Street and the Community Center. Also, The Heritage Preservation Commission Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Library has been cancelled. The Special Meeting and the... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)
Melissa Taylor resumed her position as Seneca County Director of Emergency Management in November after the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted 13-0 to honor her request to withdraw her resignation letter from early in the year. On Monday, she is in-studio with Harold “Web Dog” Weber as a guest on Weber This Week to talk about her department, what... more

Lago celebrates anniversary, remains optimistic despite Moody’s report last month

Lago celebrates anniversary, remains optimistic despite Moody’s report last month
As del Lago Resort & Casino celebrates their second anniversary, and looks ahead to another year in Northern Seneca County – management says the focus remains bolstering the region. Lago’s focus for 2019 will be in continuing to build community, increasing employment opportunities, boosting tourism, and helping local businesses grow. “As we mark our second year, we are thrilled that... more

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States
This past weekend, Wrestling Super Sectionals were held at SUNY Brockport and Mynderse Academy senior Trent Youngs took first place in the 152 weight class. The victory earned Youngs a trip to Albany later this month for the State Championship tournament. Mynderse senior Mason Major also wrestled well and came in fourth place. Youngs becomes the fourth Mynderse Academy wrestler... more

Former mayor announces bid for Town Supervisor in Seneca Falls

Former mayor announces bid for Town Supervisor in Seneca Falls
Former Village of Seneca Falls Mayor Bradford M. Jones announced his bid to seek the Democratic nomination in this November’s race for Seneca Falls Town Supervisor. The lifelong Seneca Falls resident and former ITT Goulds Pumps Water Systems Plant Manager said that unity, not division or divisiveness, will be his priority throughout the 2019 campaign. “The Town of Seneca Falls... more

Teen charged with DWI, DWAI in Seneca Falls

Teen charged with DWI, DWAI in Seneca Falls
Police report the arrest of a 16-year-old female following a traffic stop on Ovid Street during the early-morning hours on Sunday. Around 3:31 a.m. the teen was stopped after her vehicle crossed the center line twice while traveling northbound. That’s when police say they initiated a traffic stop. Upon investigation it was determined that the 16-year-old operator was under the... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more

Police: Seneca Falls man breaks door during domestic incident

Police: Seneca Falls man breaks door during domestic incident
Police say a 27-year-old Seneca Falls man violated an order of protection, breaking a residential door – during a domestic dispute. Carlos Lozada, 27, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal mischief and criminal contempt after he allegedly broke a residential door which also violated an order of protection which was already in place against him. He was transported to... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)
In 2018, the CDC produced new, shocking data that showed a 30 percent increase in suicide rates over the last two decades. That increase prompted a lot of discussion, dialogue, and ideas about what could be done differently to improve mental health treatment, services available, and remove stigma. Those efforts are now being realized in a number of unique, exciting... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic incident

Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic incident
Police say that they arrested a 46-year-old Seneca Falls man following an investigation into a domestic incident. Scott W. Rogers, 46, of Seneca Falls is accused of subjecting a child under the age of 17 to unwanted physical contact during an argument. Police further say that Rogers caused bruising to the child. As result, he was charged with harassment and... more

Felony charges filed after search warrant executed in Seneca Falls

Felony charges filed after search warrant executed in Seneca Falls
Two Seneca Falls residents were arrested on multiple charges following an extensive investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in Seneca Falls. Sheriff Luce reports that on Wednesday the Narcotics Unit, along with the Criminal Investigation Division, Road Patrol Division, State Police, and Seneca Falls Police Department executed a search warrant at 25 Peterman Road. As result of the investigation... more

Delay in Seneca Falls murder trial

Delay in Seneca Falls murder trial
The trial of a Seneca Falls man accused of killing his 3-year-old stepson won’t happen until April. Donald Bovio had been scheduled to go on trial Feb. 18. However, Bovio’s attorney, Rome Canzano, requested a delay, and the new trial date is April 22. Bovio faces charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, reckless assault of a child, criminal possession of... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scores 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scored 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night
Waterloo girls varsity head coach Michael Bree said Wednesday night’s Finger Lakes East match-up with visiting Geneva was a “great battle”. His Lady Indians trailed 28-27 at halftime but pulled even at 47-47 with just 1:30 left in the game. Then, Geneva freshman Aniya Rowe hit a three pointer to give Geneva the lead for good as the Panthers won... more
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