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Man accused of holding knife to girlfriend’s throat at Wayne County motel

Troopers say they arrested a 32-year-old in Wayne County after he held a knife to his girlfriend’s throat. Joseph Schutt, 32, was taken into custody at the Budget Inn around 2:15 a.m. The motel is located in the town of Ontario. Troopers say he took a mixture of cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and meth. They note that Schutt had to... more

LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT: Geneva invades Eagle Nest to battle Wayne with FL East lead on the line (FL1 Radio)

LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT: Geneva invades Eagle Nest to battle Wayne with FL East lead on the line (FL1 Radio)
The top two teams in the Finger Lakes East through the first half of the season are set to square off in Ontario tonight at the Geneva Panthers and Junior Martin invade the Eagle Nest to take on Coach Bill Thomson’s Wayne Eagles. Paul Russo and Nick Felice have the call for FL1 Sports beginning at 7:25 pm on FL1... more

W-FL Thursday: Red Jacket boys remain unbeaten; Wilbur’s triple-double leads Red Creek girls to victory

W-FL Thursday: Red Jacket boys remain unbeaten; Wilbur’s triple-double leads Red Creek girls to victory
There were six Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games across the boys and girls leagues on Thursday night. On the boys side, the Red Jacket Indians rolled to a 36-point home win over the Bloomfield Bombers to improve to 13-0. Chaze Rizzo scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Indians. With the loss, the Bombers have now lost three straight and... 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

Deputies: Ontario man charged after domestic incident

Deputies: Ontario man charged after domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 37-year-old Ontario man following a domestic incident. Christopher Merkel, 37, of Ontario was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief following the incident, which happened around 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Merkel is accused of damaging a cell phone and punching a hole in a wall during that incident. He was transported to... more

W-FL Saturday: Bloomfield boys win third straight; Maddie Ryan leads Whitman to victory

W-FL Saturday: Bloomfield boys win third straight; Maddie Ryan leads Whitman to victory
There wasn’t much action across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Saturday. Just three games were played, two boys and one girls game. On the boys side, the Bloomfield Bombers won their third consecutive game after defeating the Romulus Warriors by 18 points. Simon Willie scored a game-high 25 points for the Bombers. The Warrior’s have now... more

W-FL Friday: Geneva boys take over second place in FL East after win at Newark; Pal-Mac girls hand Waterloo their first loss of season

W-FL Friday: Geneva boys take over second place in FL East after win at Newark; Pal-Mac girls hand Waterloo their first loss of season
It was a busy night across the Wayne Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Friday night. On the boys side, one of the eight games featured an important matchup in the Finger Lakes East between the Geneva Panthers and the Newark Reds. Both teams entered the game tied for second with just one league loss. The Panthers controlled... more

W-FL Thursday: Lyons defeats Clyde-Savannah at the Atwood; Red Jacket improves to 11-0

W-FL Thursday: Lyons defeats Clyde-Savannah at the Atwood; Red Jacket improves to 11-0
The Lyons Lions played the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles for the first time this year on Thursday night. Jaden McKinney (23) and Camden Chance (21) combined to score 44 points for the Golden Eagles, but that wasn’t enough as Lyons beat them by 14 points at the Atwood Gymnasium at Lyons HS. Benji Kemp scored 16 points to lead the way... more

W-FL Wednesday: Tayler Sharp scores 1,000th point in loss to Lyons; Victor boys improve to 9-0

W-FL Wednesday: Victor boys improve to 9-0; Tayler Sharp scores 1,000th point in loss to Lyons
On Wednesday night, the Victor Blue Devils improved to 9-0 with a three-point win over the Webster Thomas Titans. Connor Williams recorded a double-double to lead the way for the Blue Devils. On the girls side, the Lyons Lions defeated the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles by four points. Tayler Sharp, a Senior at Clyde, scored her 1,000th point with four minutes... more

One transported to RGH following crash on Lake Rd. in Wayne County

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Deputies say that one person was sent to the hospital after a one-vehicle crash in the town of Ontario on Tuesday. The crash happened around 5:52 a.m. in Ontario on Lake Road. Deputies say Joe Brown, 78, of Buffalo was cited for failing to reduce speed due to special hazards. After investigation it was determined that Brown was traveling east... more

W-FL Tuesday: Penn Yan takes down Mynderse in OT; Blankenberg and Reynolds lead Wayne to comeback win over Waterloo

W-FL Tuesday: Penn Yan takes down Mynderse in overtime; Blankenberg and Reynolds lead Wayne to comeback win over Waterloo
The Penn Yan Mustangs took on the Mynderse Blue Devils on Tuesday night. This game went into overtime tied at 63. The Mustangs held the Blue Devils to just one point in overtime and picked up a 10-point home win. Brennan Prather scored 21 points to lead Penn Yan to their second consecutive victory. Also, the Wayne Eagles snapped the... more

Greece woman charged with DWI after crash in Wayne County

Greece woman charged with DWI after crash in Wayne County
Deputies say a Greece driver was ticketed for driving while intoxicated, and driving without an active license after a personal injury crash on Slocum Road in Ontario. Around 11 p.m. on Sunday deputies arrested Jenna Fox, 29, of Greece for driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to reduce speed under specula hazards, failure to keep right, and failure to... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Wilkins drains three-pointer at buzzer to lift Penfield over Wayne; Lyons suffers first loss of season against Northstar-Christian

W-FL FRIDAY: Wilkins drains three-pointer at buzzer to lift Penfield over Wayne; Lyons suffers first loss of season against Northstar-Christian
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball games on Friday night. The most interesting and surprising game of the night featured the Penfield Patriots and the Wayne Eagles. With 1 minute and 19 seconds left in the game, the Patriot’s trailed by 15 points. However, they fought their way back to cut Wayne’s lead to just... more

Community rallies around couple who lost everything in devastating Wayne County fire

Ontario couple sees outpouring of support after devastating fire after Christmas
The Lake Road home was a total loss, and little remained as firefighters worked at the scene the next day. Multiple departments were called to the scene, as reported on Thursday, but the community has since rallied - according to Rita Cotraccia Polsinelli, who called the residence home. more

Home destroyed by fire on Lake Rd. in town of Ontario

Home destroyed by fire in town of Ontario overnight
Firefighters prevented flames from spreading from one house on Lake Road in the town of Ontario to neighboring structures. The structure where the fire was reported, though, was a total loss. Little remained Thursday morning as the sun came up in Ontario. Ontario, Union Hill, and Lincoln fire departments were called to the scene around 3:30 a.m. State Police were... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Wayne Eagles & Coach Bill Thomson in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Wayne Eagles & Coach Bill Thomson in-studio (podcast)
On Friday night Wayne boys varsity basketball coach Bill Thomson won his 200th game when his Eagles defeated the Newark Reds to take over first place in the Finger Lakes East. On Sunday morning Coach Thomson was inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios along with Nathan McKenna, Tyler Reynolds & Mason Blankenberg for the Upstate Hoops Podcast to talk about his young... more

FL1 RADIO REPLAY: Wayne & Newark battle for FL East top spot (FL1 Sports)

LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT: Wayne & Newark battle for FL East top spot (FL1 Radio)
The new-look Wayne Eagles and the Newark Reds are locked atop the early season Finger Lakes East boys basketball standings and square off at Newark High School on Friday night as area hoops teams ready for Christmas break. Paul Russo and Nick Felice had the call for FL1 Sports live on Friday night. Listen to the full radio replay at... more
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