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LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Tohafjian sentenced in Seneca County Court on Friday

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Tohafjian sentenced in Seneca County Court on Friday
Emerson “John” Tohafjian said little upon entering the Seneca County courthouse Friday. The only words directed to him as he entered Judge Richard Healy’s courtroom came from his father. “I love you, son,” Carl Tohafjian, Sr. said twice, as the 48-year-old Fayette man took his seat. Tohafjian was sentenced for what the judge called a “cold-blooded execution” of his ex-girlfriend and... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West

W-FL: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West
On the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams, several Wayne-Finger Lakes squads were in action. Although all three W-FL league titles had been decided, there were several games of importance heading into postseason play next week. The biggest game had Wayne visiting Newark in a rematch of a close contest in Ontario that the... 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

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles

W-FL MONDAY: South Seneca, Gananda girls clinch league titles
The South Seneca Lady Falcons won their 17th straight game on Monday night in Naples, defeating the Big Green 69-18. With the win South Seneca clinched the Finger Lakes West Championship. Meanwhile, the Gananda Lady Blue Panthers dropped a cross-over contest to local rival Wayne, 45-38, but still clinched the Wayne County Championship when Lyons defeated second-place Marion. Also on... more

Seneca Co. IDA to negotiate aid for Waterloo Container expansion

Seneca Co. IDA to negotiate aid for Waterloo Container expansion
The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has voted to negotiate a financial assistance package with Waterloo Container for its 37,000-square-foot addition on Mound Road, Seneca Falls. Meeting Thursday, the IDA voted 5-1 to accept the company’s application, name itself as lead agency for the State Environmental Quality Review process and to negotiate a property tax abatement package, a sales tax... 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

Dendis seeks to expand Waterloo mine

Dendis seeks to expand Waterloo mine
Dendis Sand & Gravel wants to add 8.1 acres to its existing, 17.5-acre clay mine on Route 96, and owner Joe Dendis has applied for a Mined Land Reclamation permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Region 8 office in Avon. The proposed expansion area is south of Route 96 and east of Brewer Road, north and east of... more

Village of Waterloo comprehensive plan vote Monday

Village of Waterloo comprehensive plan vote Monday
A comprehensive plan for this village of 5,200 people will be subject to a public hearing and possible vote at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The plan, finalized in 2018, includes 59 goals to achieve in 12 categories over the next 10 years. The goals are divided into immediate, ongoing, short-term and long-term. The goals are in categories of natural resources... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Newark Reds out for revenge on Senior Night in Waterloo (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Newark Reds out for revenge on Senior Night in Waterloo (FL1 Sports)
The Newark Reds invade Waterloo High School looking for revenge against the Indians boys varsity basketball team after Waterloo defeated the Reds in their last meeting in December. The two Finger Lakes East rivals are also sitting at 2nd and 3rd place in the Section V Class B1 standings. Also, full Senior Night festivities and a special honor for legendary... 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

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

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

Hearing date set in Tohafjian rape case

Hearing date set in Tohafjian rape case
Pretrial hearings are scheduled in the rape case of a Varick man who already has been convicted of killing two people. During a brief proceeding Tuesday in Seneca County Court, Judge Daniel Doyle set a March 18 hearing date for Emerson “John” Tohafjian. He faces felony charges of first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful imprisonment for an incident that allegedly occurred... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark
Waterloo trailed hosts Geneva by two with just 0.8 seconds to play in the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s Finger Lakes East battle. Sophomore Kyle Slywka caught an inbounds pass right in front of his own bench and let a turn-around, fade-away shot from behind the arc go over a Geneva defender that found the bottom of the net to... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Another Patriots Super Bowl & the Alliance of American Football (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Another Patriots Super Bowl & the Alliance of American Football (podcast)
Kenny’s worst nightmare is a re-occurring one. The New England Patriots winning Super Bowls. This week Kenny deals with the reality of another Tom Brady & Bill Belichick championship, wonders if the new spring football league could be viable, and looks at both the Syracuse Orange and Waterloo Indians basketball. . more
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