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Gov. Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. As a direct result of the IJC’s mismanagement, extremely high water levels exacerbated damage to residences and businesses, swept away large swaths of... more

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents
Property owners along Lake Ontario will now have an opportunity to share their input to the International Joint Commission, which is in charge of regulating the water levels. Homeowners along the shoreline are being encouraged to share details of the flood damage they experienced through a survey. The IJC and the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Control Board will use the... more

Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County man accused of sexually abusing two children for months

Wayne County man accused of sexually abusing two children for months
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man following an investigation initiated by Child Protective Services. Robert B. Masker, 38, of Ontario was charged with first-degree sex abuse, course of conduct against a child, third-degree sex abuse, two counts of forcible touching, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say that the... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Company that operates Ginna nuclear plant plans $20M clean energy push

Company that operates Ginna nuclear plant plans $20M clean energy push
The company that operates upstate New York’s three nuclear power plants is planning a $20 million push over the next decade to focus on clean energy and environmental technology. The goal for Exelon Corp. and its Exelon Foundaion is to eventually develop the technologies for broader commercial use. “Exelon stands with the majority of our customers who want cleaner air... more

Power restored after truck takes out utility pole in Ontario

Nearly 1,900 without power in Ontario, Wayne County; unclear if outage caused by incident involving truck
Nearly 1,900 customers were without power in the Town of Ontario on Wednesday, according to RG&E. The outages were reported during the mid-afternoon hours. While a specific reason for the outage was not publicized by RG&E – a photo surfaced on Facebook, showing a truck, which took down a utility pole and power lines near Dunkin Donuts. RG&E says power... more

Troopers: More than 125 animals seized from home in Ontario

Troopers: More than 125 animals seized from home in Ontario
State police say charges are pending after more than 125 animals were seized from a home in Wayne County. Animal control seized 81 chickens, 11 ducks, 11 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 rabbits from a home on Ontario Center Road in the town of Ontario after troopers responded to a complaint on Tuesday. Troopers said the animals were in “terrible” conditions.... more

Motorcyclist sent to hospital after three-vehicle wreck in Wayne County

Motorcyclist sent to hospital after three-vehicle wreck in Wayne County
Deputies say that around 6:50 a.m. on Tuesday they were called to the scene of a personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred in the Town of Ontario. They say a vehicle traveling east on Lake Road collided with a motorcycle directly in front of it. The collision caused the motorcycle to collide with another vehicle. The motorcyclist reportedly suffered... more

Families work to balance cost of ‘back to school’ and scholastic sports

Balancing sports and school as students head back to the classroom
outh sports is a multibillion-dollar industry, so how do families juggle the time commitment and the cost? We’re checking in with our News10NBC back-to-school family on how they balance it all. The Killion kids are gearing up for school and sports along with other activities like cub scouts. Their mom says its valuable experience but one of the biggest challenges... more

Wayne County man taken into custody after wild chase through Rochester that left two deputies hurt

Wayne County man among two taken into custody after wild chase through Rochester
A wild chase in the suburbs ended with two deputies injured and two men facing charges. Deputies say 28-year-old Matthew Wheaton, of Ontario, and 30-year-old James Graham, of Rochester, robbed the CVS on Fairport Road in Perinton around 10 p.m. Tuesday. They allegedly stole some Red Bull then took off in their car. Deputies spotted the suspects a few minutes... more

Deputies: Wayne County man charged with rape

Deputies: Wayne County man charged with rape
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 20-year-old man following the investigation into an alleged incident that took place in January 2019. Brandon C. Albright, 20, was charged with third-degree rape after allegedly having sexual intercourse with a woman who was unable to consent. The incident took place in Sodus, according to deputies. Albright is scheduled to... more

Inside the new PILOT agreement for Ginna in Wayne County

Inside the new PILOT agreement for Ginna
Since the Fall of 2018, representatives from the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, the Town of Ontario, the Wayne Central School District, and Exelon (Ginna Nuclear Power Plant) have been negotiating a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement. This agreement coincides with Local Law #5, established on July 22, 2019 by the Town of Ontario, which grants the property... more

Residents worried as Union Hill FD announces closures; could impact residents in Wayne County

Residents worried as Union Hill FD announces closures; could impact residents in Ontario, Wayne counties
When it comes to responding to emergencies, every minute counts. That’s why some residents in Wayne and Ontario Counties are concerned. The days are numbered for the Union Hill Fire Department, which will be shutting down at the end of the year. The department is sandwiched between the towns of Ontario and Webster. “It’s great for the community to have... more

Union Hill Fire Department to cease operations in Wayne County; Ontario Fire District #1 to handle transition

Union Hill Fire Department to cease operations in Wayne County; Ontario Fire District #1 to handle transition
In 1942 a group of residents formed the Union Hill Volunteer Firemen’s Association Inc. as a volunteer fire company in the Town of Ontario. Their objective was to provide additional fire protection services in the Hamlet of Union Hill that straddles the western side of the Town of Ontario and the eastern side of the Town of Webster along the... more

Rochester man accused of choking woman in Wayne County incident

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On Saturday around 4 a.m. deputies in Wayne County arrested a Rochester man following a domestic incident in Ontario. Dakota Baker, 24, of Rochester was charged with harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing after a domestic incident involving one female victim. Baker is accused of choking and pulling the hair of the victim, who was not seriously hurt in the... more
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