DraftKings, del Lago agree to partner for future sports betting

The sports betting company DraftKings has agreed to work with del Lago Resort & Casino if New York decides to legalize online sports betting. The announcement was made Monday that DraftKings would set up a physical sportsbook at the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. As part of the agreement, there would also be a mobile and online sports... more

Clyde woman made false returns while employed at Petro truck stop

Deputies say a Clyde woman was arrested at the Petro Truck Stop on State Route 414 in Tyre on a number of charges following an investigation into false returns. Jessica Briggs, 35, of Clyde was an employee at the business when she made numerous false returns – taking the money made from them. She was charged with six counts of... more

Freeville resident arrested after welfare fraud investigation in Seneca County

Deputies say a 32-year-old Freeville resident was arrested on Saturday following an investigation into public assistance fraud. Ashleigh R. Warrender, 32, of Freeville was charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, welfare fraud, and misuse of food stamps. She is alleged to have not disclosed information required when applying for public assistance in Seneca County.... 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

Traveling 9/11 exhibit brings firefighters’ stories to life, and Tyre

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is in the Rochester region for the first time. It is part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Siller, a NYFD firefighter, died on September 11, 2001 after running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center towers. The exhibit features artifacts from Ground Zero and lets you hear first-hand... more

del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing ‘unfair’ playing field

The state could consider several avenues to help del Lago, which has failed to meet revenue projections since it opened in February 2017. State legislators, for example, could pass a law to allow del Lago to have a lower tax rate. Or del Lago might be able to pursue some administrative actions to help their finances through the state Gaming... more

del Lago Resort & Casino names new General Manager

Del Lago Resort & Casino will welcome a new general manager on July 9. For 30-year industry veteran Mark Juliano, assuming a leadership position with a major resort and casino is not a foreign concept. He has spent the greater part of his career working in a management capacity at multiple internationally renowned resorts and casinos, including Caesars Palace in... more

Magee Country Diner seeks to expand, cites casino for more customers

Gary Schlegel is a big supporter of del Lago Resort & Casino. The facility, which opened in February 2017, is less than a mile from Schlegel’s Magee Country Diner on Route 414. His faith in the $440 million project as an economic stimulus for northern Seneca County has been rewarded. Schlegel is proposing to build a 2,025-square-foot addition to the... more

Airplane lands in Seneca County field; rollover reported after landing

First responders were called to an airplane crash in Seneca County on Tuesday, but fortunately, there were no reported injuries. The call came in around 11:20 am. According to first responders, the plane landed in a field and rolled over in the area of East Road. Magee Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance were initially called to the scene, but... more

Rochester duo stole from multiple stores in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Saturday deputies arrested a Rochester pair after a reported larceny at a Junius business. Phontasia A. Jackson, 20, and Keonda L. Brooks, 21, both of Rochester were charged with criminal possession of stolen property after stealing property from three separate businesses in Junius. Brooks was also charged with possession of burglar’s tools for... more

Two plead guilty to attempted ID theft charges

Two Cubans who tried using a cloned credit card at Waterloo Premium Outlets will be spending the rest of the year in the Seneca County Jail — and will likely be deported when they get out. Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte- Surera, 44, both pleaded guilty Monday in Seneca County Court to first-degree attempted identity theft. The charge is... more

Deputies: Auburn man charged for speeding, DWI in Tyre

Deputies say an Auburn man was charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Route 5 in Tyre early-Wednesday morning. Around 1 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop after James W. Fedyshyn, 55, of Auburn was observed traveling 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. Upon further investigation it was determined that Fedyshyn was driving... more

Parking lot crash leads to aggravated DWI charge in Tyre

Deputies say a 56-year-old Webster man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash in a parking lot in Tyre. Mark J. Hadden, 56, of Webster was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and unsafe backing. The arrest stems from an investigation into a two-car property damage accident that happened on June 1st. The charges will... more

Over $53M in taxes paid to NYS by del Lago

In a little more a year since its opening, del Lago Resort & Casino has already paid more than $53 million in taxes to New York state, the town of Tyre, Seneca County and the other counties in the state’s ‘gaming’ region. While the bulk of the money — 80 percent — goes to New York state for education funding,... more

Seneca District Attorney Barry Porsch running for County Judge

Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch announced that he is seeking election to the office of Seneca County Court Judge in this fall’s election. Last November, Porsch was soundly re-elected to a third term as District Attorney, winning as the candidate of both the Republican and Democratic Parties and making Porsch the only District Attorney in New York State who... more

Marijuana grow operation discovered in child’s bedroom, Tyre duo arrested on multiple charges

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 10th investigators arrested a Tyre pair following a domestic incident reported the night before. Jayme L. Furniss, 31, and Kimberly A. Furniss, 28, both of Marsh Rd. in the Town of Tyre were involved in a verbal argument within their residence, where three children under 5 were present. While on scene... more
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