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Ontario woman killed in Walworth rollover accident

A fatal one-vehicle accident that happened in the Town of Walworth around 5:04 pm on Tuesday is under investigation, according to deputies. Cynthia L. Scheltz, 45, of Ontario was traveling north on Tiffany Road when her vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and went airborne – before landing on its roof. Deputies say Scheltz was pronounced dead at the... more

Red Creek volunteer firefighter looking for answers after bike stolen

It was just a normal day for Red Creek volunteer firefighter Brian Kuhlman. Kuhlman doesn’t drive and rode his bike to respond to the scene of an accident Saturday. His job that day was to direct traffic near the emergency scene at the intersection of routes 104 and 104-A. “So I left my bike on the opposite side of the... more

Physical confrontation leads to charges for two Macedon men

Deputies say a pair of Macedon men were arrested on Tuesday following a disturbance on Lapham Street during the evening hours. Around 8:54 pm Raymond Durant Jr., 54, and Zachary S. Feldman, 29, both of Lapham Street were involved in a physical confrontation outside their residences. At one point, Feldman allegedly pointed an electronic stun gun at Durant, and in... more

Former Wayne Central School District superintendent passes away

A former Wayne County Central School District Superintendent passed away according to a social media post by the school district. Rodney Dean Spring Ed.D. died on Thursday, July 12. He served as the superintendent from September of 1981 to June of 1993. A memorial will be held at the Fairport Methodist Church for Dr. Spring in the fall. WHEC: Read... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

Wayne wants resident input on derelict properties

No strategy to address blight in Wayne County can be devised without the help of the residents affected by it, said Brian Pincelli, the county’s director of economic development and planning. That’s why the county — in conjunction with consultant LaBella Associates of Rochester — is encouraging residents to take part in a survey focused on derelict properties, from how... more

Deputies: Ontario man threatened landlord with metal object

Deputies say a man threatened his landlord with a metal object during a dispute in the Town of Ontario on Monday. Around 11:50 am deputies were called to 2275 Route 104 and arrested Leo D. Jones, 44, of Ontario with menacing in the second degree. Jones is accused of threatening his landlord with a metal object during an incident involving... more

Despite costly primary, Balter for Congress raises $263K in second quarter

Democratic candidate Dana Balter had to fend off a primary challenger, but she showed in the second quarter of 2018 that she can raise the money necessary to compete against Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko in the 24th Congressional District race. Balter, D-Syracuse, raised $263,200 in the second quarter, according to her latest Federal Election Commission filing. The total represents... more

Drunk driver crashes through barn, destroys stored Mustang in Palmyra

State Police out of Lyons received a 911 call from a driver on Saturday at 3:26 a.m., stating he just plowed through a barn on Jeffrey Road in the Town of Palmyra. The driver, James Paro II, 25, of Palmyra told the 911 operator he also called an Uber Driver to come to the scene to give him a ride... more

Four hospitalized after Sodus crash on Rt. 104

Deputies say four people were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on Saturday around 11:59 pm in Sodus. Deputies responded to a two-car accident on State Route 104 near the intersection of Pratt Road in Sodus, and upon investigation determined that a vehicle operated by Deanna M. McGarr, 48, of Sodus attempted to make... more

Parents arrested after DWI crash in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reported the arrests on Thursday (7/12) at 10 p.m. of a Newark couple following an investigation into a motor vehicle collision on Parker Road in the Town of Arcadia. The Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Parker Road and Hyman Road where deputies discovered a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by John R.... more

Newark man airlifted after motorcycle loses grip on gravel along Rt. 14

Deputies say a 27-year-old Newark man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:13 pm when Gregory G. Wild, 27, of Newark was making a turn on Route 14 near the 7-11 gas station, and lost control of the bike on loose... more

Newark downtown resurgence continues with ‘sweet’ addition

The locals lament the Newark of old, when this village — the commercial center of Wayne County — was home to blocks of stately two- and three-story buildings, most built in the 1800s. Those days, and those buildings, are mostly gone, victims of an ill-fated urban renewal effort four decades ago that left the village of about 9,300 without a... more

STORM WATCH: Heat persists into evening as strong storms develop

As the heat and humidity persists into Monday night, the threat of strong thunderstorms increases ahead of a cold front expected to bring relief to the Finger Lakes region. Strong storms have been reported in Wayne County and the Rochester area just before 5:00 pm. The latest FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Forecast: Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and... more

Williamson man had BAC twice the legal limit during Ontario traffic stop

Deputies say a Williamson man was arrested on multiple charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Ontario on Friday around 11:56 pm. Daniel R. Vanatta, 53, of Williamson was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation – and upon further investigation it was determined that he was in an intoxicated condition. Patrol also located marijuana in the vehicle,... more
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