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W-FL Tuesday: Robinson drains buzzer-beater to lift Finney over Bloomfield; East Rochester girls lose second straight, fall out of first in Wayne County standings

W-FL Tuesday: Robinson drains buzzer-beater to lift Finney over Bloomfield; East Rochester girls lose second straight, fall out of first in Wayne County standings
There were just seven Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games between the boys and girls leagues. On the boys side, the C.G. Finney Falcons defeated the Bloomfield Bombers by two points thanks to a Markus Robinson game-winner just before time expired. Robinson finished with a double-double. He scored 45 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. The Bombers have lost two straight to fall... more

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

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield
On Monday the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded with East Bloomfield Fire and Ambulance to the area of Main Street and Oakmount Avenue for a reported two-car crash. Harley Hartman, 23, of Waterloo was said to be traveling west on Main Street when she attempted to make a left turn onto Oakmount Avenue. Deputies say that by doing so, she... more

Convicted killer Emerson Tohafjian will go back on trial in February

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Emerson ‘John’ Tohafjian will go on trail in a matter of weeks as a felony rape case moves forward. The convicted murderer faces felony rape charges, as well as a count of unlawful imprisonment. He was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in December 2018 of fatally shooting Lori McConnell, a Waterloo resident. The case shook the... 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

Waterloo CSD could have new facilities director after Monday meeting

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The Waterloo Board of Education will likely appoint a new Facilities Director for the Waterloo School District on Monday. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Donald Miller Jr., has been proposed for the position. The position has been vacant since the resignation of Jeff Mochan. The facilities director is responsible for overseeing buildings and grounds for the district. To have... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians clash with Geneva at the Panther Den (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians clash with Geneva at the Panther Den (FL1 Sports)
Crosstown Rival Waterloo Indians and Geneva Panthers meet on Friday night in Geneva in an important mid-season Finger Lakes East boys basketball showdown. Paul Russo and Kevin Sharp have the call from inside the Panther Den on FL1 Sports.  . more

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys continue to roll; Lyons girls win eighth straight; Red Jacket boys barely get past H.A.C.

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys continue to roll; Lyons girls win eighth straight; Red Jacket boys barely get past H.A.C.
It was a jam-packed Friday night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, the Wayne Eagles continued to roll. The Eagles picked up an 11-point home win over the Mynderse Blue Devils to extend their winning streak to four games, and improve their record to 10-1. Tyler Reynolds, Mason Blakenberg and Eli Schichtel combined... more

State officials: Waterloo man claimed $10K in workers’ comp benefits while working other jobs

Inspector General: Waterloo truck driver accused
A Waterloo truck driver is accused of stealing upwards of $10,000 in workers compensation benefits following an investigation involving the New York State Inspector General’s Office. Joshua Hernandes was charged with grand larceny; and last month had been charged with offering a false instrument for filing, grand larceny, and welfare fraud, as well, in a related investigation. He had been... more

Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County

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Pretrial motions have been adjourned. Defense Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard made the request for pretrial motions to be adjourned on Wednesday. A new date has not yet been set, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Sheppard was charged with one count of official misconduct. He’s accused of threatening disciplinary action against Emergency... more

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City
The owners of an Italian restaurant along Route 5&20 between Waterloo and Geneva closed unexpectedly. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing the restaurant,” the owners said in a post to Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who gave us a shot!” Just two days earlier things appeared to be moving forward normally for the business – as they posted... more

Geneva school bus reportedly involved in minor crash on Wednesday

Geneva school bus reportedly involved in minor crash on Wednesday
First responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident involving a school bus Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. The crash is said to have happened near Fallbrook Street. The bus involved was reportedly from the Geneva City School District. However, the District did not release any statements on Wednesday. Border City Fire Department and North Seneca responded to... more

Joe Sposato will lead economic development committee in Waterloo

Joe Sposato will lead economic development committee in Waterloo
The village of Waterloo has a new economic development committee. Earlier this week the village board voted to establish the committee, which will be led by retired Waterloo High School Teacher and former Athletic Director Joe Sposato. He was selected to serve as the committee’s first chairman. It’s unclear how many members will serve on the committee, but the goal... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Newark Reds visit Waterloo for a Finger Lakes East showdown (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Newark Reds visit Waterloo for a Finger Lakes East showdown (FL1 Sports)
Henry Kuperus brings his Newark Reds to Waterloo to face Tim Darnell’s Indians in a vital match-up between two Finger Lakes East opponents. With both teams looking up at Geneva and Wayne in the league standings, the loser will likely fall out of contention for the FL East crown. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Korzeniewski will have the call live from... more

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3
Another day, another delay. Oral arguments, which were supposed to take place on January 21st in the Article 78 proceeding involving Seneca Meadows, Inc. against the Town of Seneca Falls over Local Law 3 of 2016 has been delayed. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle of Rochester has postponed the arguments until February 26th at 2 p.m. in the Seneca... more

Zoning changes could have big impact on clay mine operation in Waterloo

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A new zoning amendment could have a big impact on a local clay mine project, which drew heavy criticism over the last several years. It even prompted significant legal action. The Town Board has proposed a new zoning map for the town, including Burgess Road. It eliminates so-called “split zoning,” where a parcel or parcels have two different zoning designations,... more

W-FL Tuesday: Lyons girls continue to roll with win at East Rochester; Ruiz leads Waterloo boys to victory; Whitman girls beat Red Jacket

W-FL Tuesday: Lyons girls continue to roll with win at East Rochester; Julian Ruiz leads Waterloo boys to victory; Whitman girls beat Red Jacket
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games on Tuesday night. On the girls side, the biggest game of the night featured the Lyons Lions and the East Rochester Bombers. This game meant a lot because they are currently the top two teams in the Wayne County standings. Imani Harder scored a game-high 25 points to help lead... more

Homeless shelter for women opens doors officially in Waterloo

Homeless shelter for women opens doors officially in Waterloo
There’s a new shelter in Seneca County, which recently opened with a lot of community support. Officials at Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca — or CAP — have announced that a nine-bed shelter in the former St. Mary’s convent at 23 Center St. has been completed, according to reporting by the Finger Lakes Times. They say the units provide transitional housing... more
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