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Deputies: One sent to Strong after car collides with tractor-trailer in Wayne County

Deputies: One sent to Strong after car collides with tractor-trailer in Wayne County
Deputies report that a two-car accident on State Route 104 in Ontario, near a local Fastrac – resulted in one person being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. Casen T. Lange, 23, of Wolcott was westbound on Route 104 – when he struck a tractor-trailer from behind. The truck was operated by 27-year-old Carl F. Barnett, who was attempting to turn... more

Wayne advances to Class B football final; Penn Yan, ER/Gananda fall in Class C semis

Wayne advances to Class B football final; Penn Yan, ER/Gananda fall in semis
Wayne Eagles junior Logan Lovelse recorded the game-sealing interception with 1:17 to play in the Section V Class B football semifinals as Wayne (8-1) scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Livonia (7-2). Senior Logan Blankenberg had four catches for 122 yards and a touchdown and Eagles QB Grayson Zenelvoic was 11-for-19 passing for 221 yards, one touchdown, two passing 2-point... more

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS: Wayne County deals with numerous life-altering tragedies over years

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS: Wayne County deals with numerous life-altering tragedies over years
It’s been a difficult, and violent few years for residents in Wayne County. In Sodus alone six people have been killed in violent incidents since last November. A 17-year-old Sodus High School student was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend – another Sodus resident after she rejected his attempts to rekindle their relationship. Alyssa Taft became the first victim in... more

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament
The first round of the Section V high school football sectional tournament began Friday night. Each Class will compete for a berth into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Below is results from all the opening round match-ups on Friday night… A Canandaigua 24 Webster Schroeder 21 B Batavia 51 Newark 14 B Wayne 27 Hornell 8 B HF-Lima 25 University Prep 8... more

Suspect in Wayne County murder-for-hire plot gets 20 years to life in prison

Suspect in Sodus murder-for-hire plot gets 20 years to life in prison
One of the four people charged in the death of an Ontario woman, as part of a plot to collect insurance money, has been sentenced to 20 years to life behind bars. Knowledge Couser pleaded guilty in August in the death of Julie Martin. He was sentenced in the case Thursday morning in Wayne County Court. Last year, deputies say... more

Wayne’s Zenelovic brothers continue tradition of working together

Wayne’s Zenelovic brothers continue tradition of working together
Grayson Zenelovic is in his second season as Wayne High School’s quarterback, a position he assumed after his older brother, Braeden, suffered a broken foot early last season. “It was kind of nerve-wracking. I don’t usually get nervous for games but him being hurt, I knew I had to step in for him,” Grayson said. He’s a great quarterback so... more

Deputies: 78-year-old charged with assault, contempt after Ontario incident

Deputies: 78-year-old charged with assault, contempt after Ontario incident
Deputies say a 78-year-old Rochester man was arrested on multiple charges after an incident on September 10th. An investigation was launched after the incident earlier this month, which resulted in a warrant being issued by Judge Benedict in Ontario Town Court for the arrest of Clifton Moody Sr., 78, of Rochester. He was charged with criminal contempt, assault, criminal mischief,... more

Bicyclist struck by vehicle on Rt. 104, sent to Strong Memorial Hospital

On Friday around 8:43 pm deputies responded to an accident on State Route 104 involving a passenger vehicle and bicycle. The incident happened when a car was pulling out of the parking lot of the Fastrac convenience store – when a bicyclist was struck by that car. Deputies say the operator of the vehicle – William Benedict, 28, of Ontario... more

Officials voice concerns over Ontario Supervisor missing meetings

Republican Town of Ontario Supervisor Frank Robusto was thrown into the job last year, when newly elected Democrat Joe Molino ousted incumbent Republican John Smith by 13 votes. Molino opted out of the job on January 4th, after only three days in office. Robusto was appointed Deputy Supervisor the same day Molino resigned and appointed to fill the seat full-time... more

Elderly woman wakes up to find man standing in her bedroom

State Police out of Wolcott were dispatched to residence on Whiskey Hill Road in the Town of Butler at 12:31 a.m. on Friday (8/17). An 83 year-old woman awoke to find and armed man smiling at her. The man exited the room through a window and 911 was called. The man, wearing a left shoulder holster and pistol was caught... more

Wayne County tech firm Optimax expanding, creating jobs

A Wayne County company is adding jobs as the result of a $21.7 million expansion, Empire State Development announced last week. Optimax Systems Inc. in Ontario is constructing a $21.7 million, 60,000-square-foot addition at its facility on Dean Parkway. Optimax, which was founded in 1991 and moved to Wayne County two years later, is involved in fiber optic telecommunications, solid-state... more

Tomato growing facility taking shape in Town of Ontario

A tomato greenhouse project first proposed in the Town of Webster is moving ahead a few miles away in the Town of Ontario. Intergrow Greenhouses President Dirk Biemans said he’s happy to be in the town. “People in the Town of Ontario and the town board were very positive about the project, so we were able to start fairly quick... more

Deputies: Ontario man charged with DWI after fleeing domestic incident

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man for DWI on Wednesday following an investigation into a family trouble and subsequent vehicle and traffic stop. Steven A. Kerr, 30, was stopped while Deputies were investigating a report of a domestic disturbance having observed Kerr operating a vehicle matching the description of the one that had fled... more

Employee arrested on 78 charges after Speedway larceny investigation in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Webster woman following a larceny investigation that occurred at the Speedway Gas Station, located at 6290 Slocum Road in the Town of Ontario. Deputies arrested Patricia Clark, 25, charging her with 39 counts of Petit Larceny and 39 counts of second-degree falsifying business records. Deputies say Clark was an employee... more

Siblings recount dramatic moment when tree fell through Ontario home (video)

As severe thunderstorms rolled through Wayne County on Monday – one community in Wayne County was particularly hard hit. Three brothers were narrowly escaped injury when a tree fell through their family’s mobile home on State Route 104 as the storm rolled through the Town of Ontario. “It dawned on me … I’m going to die or miraculously be alive,”... more

Tree falls through home, roads closed after strong storms in Wayne Co. (photos & video)

Storms packing a strong punch on Monday resulted in several downed trees, some scattered power outages, and a mess to clean up in parts of Wayne County. The Town of Ontario was particularly hard hit, where residents were picking up after a strong series of storms moved through between 3 and 4 pm. Downed tree limbs take down wires across... more
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