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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

Driver ticketed for failing to stop after three-car crash in Phelps

On Saturday around 9:41 am deputies responded to County Road 23 and Melvin Hill Road for the report of an accident with injuries. They say 45-year-old Kevin Chreptak, of Newark was operating a pickup truck, which was traveling eastbound on County Road 23 when 60-year-old Lydia Solla, of Geneva was stopped southbound on Melvin Hill Road, and pulled in front... more

Taste of Wayne County coming to Newark on July 17th

The Wayne County IDA is joining the Village of Newark, Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and Wayne County Farm Bureau to host Taste of Wayne County for a second year. The outdoor event will be held on Tuesday, July 17th from 4:30 to 8:30 pm along VanBuren Street from Main Street to East Avenue, and in the T. Spencer Knight... more

Taste of Wayne County coming to Newark on July 17th

The Wayne County IDA is joining the Village of Newark, Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and Wayne County Farm Bureau to host Taste of Wayne County for a second year. The outdoor event will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 4:30 to 8:30 PM along VanBuren Street from Main Street to East Avenue, and in the T. Spencer... more

Crash under investigation on Rt. 31 in Wayne Co.

An investigation is underway into a crash that happened on Route 31 in Wayne County on Friday. The accident happened near Canalside Drive in Port Gibson, between Palmyra and Newark. Reports indicate that one person may have been airlifted from the scene, but no official confirmation has come down from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, or New York State Police.... more

Big Dan the Diamond Guy at Colburn Park in Newark

When someone outside the county hears the name Dan Wilkinson, they may think of a man once called “Big Daddy,” a 6’4’’ defensive tackle drafted first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1994. But around these parts, particularly in Newark, you’re likely not thinking about the big man from “The” Ohio State University, but rather, “Big Dan,” who also spent... more

Deputies: Newark teen kicked, punched female in head causing injury

A Newark teen was arrested on an assault charge after punching and kicking a female victim, according to deputies. Devyn R. Page, 16, of Newark was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say he pulled the hair of a juvenile female, punched her in the face, and kicked her in the forehead – causing... more

Village of Newark named finalist in $10M ‘Downtown Revitalization Initiative’

The Village of Newark announced on Friday that it has advanced as a finalist to the next round of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a statewide competition in which one winner in each of the state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council’s will receive $10 million in State funding for local development. The Village of Newark submitted an application titled... more

PGCBL unveils new playoff format for 2018 season

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has officially announced its new playoff structure, finalizing the road the league’s 13 teams will need to travel to claim the PGCBL Championship. In the new format, seven teams will advance to a three-round postseason. At season’s end, the top two teams in each of the three divisions will advance to the playoffs. Additionally,... more

Midlakes defeats Newark for Sectional baseball crown

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles baseball team cruised past the Newark Reds to capture the Section V Class B baseball championship on Saturday in Canandaigua. Midlakes jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first and the Reds left bases loaded in the bottom half of the opening inning. The Screaming Eagles never looked back, and continued to... more

Man apprehended after standoff in Wayne County

Criminal charges are possible for a man who allegedly threatened to kill police during a weekend standoff. Newark Police Chief Dave Christler said the incident started about 10 p.m. Friday, after a counselor with the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency told police that Richard A. Rodas Jr. was suffering from mental health issues and made statements about harming... more

Flowers appear all over Newark

Despite the rain, the Village of Newark streets, front yards and parks got cleaner and greener recently on the village’s 12th Annual Community Pride Day. Volunteers planted flowers, pulled weeds and picked up trash throughout the village on Community Pride Day, May 19th. Residents and business owners all over the village showed their pride by cleaning and adorning their own... more

Newark mayor will seek another term; focuses on ‘quality of life’ in village

On Monday Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor, announced he will seek re-election in the upcoming elections this Fall. Taylor has served as mayor since 2014, when he was elected to replace retiring mayor, Peter Blandino. Prior to that, Taylor served as village trustee from 2012 to 2014. “I have really enjoyed serving this community. Over the last four years... more
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