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

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

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

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

Ontario woman pleads guilty to plotting mother’s murder

The Ontario woman accused of playing a role in the murder of her own mother pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Wayne County Court this week. Julie Martin, of Ontario was found dead – and her 22-year-old daughter, Jasmine Harlee, was accused of planning her mother’s death. According to authorities, Harlee enlisted the help of three others to plot out... more

Potential conflict of interest over County-purchased property?

A discussion has arisen following a bid offered at the recent Wayne County Real Property Tax Auction which occured on Wednesday, June 13th. Ontario Town Supervisor, Frank Robusto, who is a Realtor by trade, put in a bid on a Property listed in the auction. Following the auction, County officials questioned the legality or ethics, including probable conflict of interest... more

USGS: Tiny earthquake reported in Lake Ontario

An earthquake so small that it registered just barely on the United States Geological Survey monitor was reported Tuesday morning. The 1.1 magnitude earthquake was reported approximately two miles northwest of Bear Creek in Ontario, Wayne County. It happened just after 9 a.m. The earthquake was 3.1 miles below the Earth's surface. No one reported feeling the tremor, as it... more

Geneva captures Class C boys lacrosse title with 13-2 victory over Wayne

Geneva boys’ lacrosse coach L.J. Russell firmly believes in the old saw that it’s always tough to beat a team a third time after you’ve already defeated it twice, even though he’s seen firsthand that it can be done. “Oh, I do, trust me I do,” he said with a smile Tuesday afternoon after his Panthers throttled rival Wayne 13-2... more

Canandaigua baseball heads to Far West Regional with 2-1 win over Wayne

Dale Werth strolled to the Frontier Field mound for his second visit in the bottom of the sixth. The Canandaigua head coach had a guy warming up in the bullpen ready to go. He looked that way. Then he turned toward center field. Werth waved in his centerfielder, Michael Sculli, to try and close it out. Two runners were on... more

Water main break repaired in Town of Ontario

The water main break that occurred in the Town of Ontario early Sunday morning has now been repaired. The original damage happened just before 3 a.m. on Sunday and was fixed around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Officials say the entire system is back online and they are currently flushing out the system. Customers will experience purge accumulated air and sediment... more

UPDATE: Lyons man dies after being struck by vehicle

Deputies say one person was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Stoney Lonesome Road in Williamson on Monday. The accident happened around 6:20 p.m., according to deputies who say that Stuart Pearson, 68, of Ontario was traveling west on Lake Road — approaching the intersection of White Birch Cove — when he struck a... more

Ontario man charged with assault after punching neighbor who intervened during domestic incident

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man following a disturbance in the Town of Ontario. Deputies arrested Alexander J. Doty, 25, for Assault in the Third Degree and Resisting Arrest. It is alleged that Doty was involved in a domestic incident with his girlfriend. He then punched a neighbor who was attempting to assist the... more

Ontario man charged with harassment, resisting arrest after domestic

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of a Town of Ontario man following a domestic investigation that occurred in Ontario. Deputies arrested Alexander J. Doty, 25, of Ontario was charged with Harassment in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing. It is alleged that Doty had a... more

Rochester woman charged with felony DWI in Ontario

Deputies say a 39-year-old Rochester woman was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Route 104 in the Town of Ontario this week. The incident happened on Thursday around 2:56 a.m. when Jennifer L. Bisig, 39, was stopped on Route 104 for a traffic violation. Upon investigation it was determined that she was intoxicated and... more

Court dismisses all charges against former Town of Ontario Water Utilities Superintendent

Wayne County Judge Daniel Barrett dismissed all charges on Tuesday (4/24) afternoon against former Town of Ontario Water Utilities Superintendent Rodney Peets. Peets, age 59, was arrested Tuesday, October 10, 2017, and charged with three counts of offering a false instrument for filing 1st, three counts of offering a false instrument for filing 2nd, three counts of tampering with a... more

Mental health satellite office opens inside Wayne Central High

Last month, students at Wayne Central School District held a walk-in to support the victims of the Florida school shootings. Now, the district is making a big move to help its own, students here who are anxious or depressed. “This is the right step to take,” said Superintendent Mathis Calvin, III. The school shootings left such an impression that Wayne... more

Williamson man faces drug charges after 2017 crash

A Williamson man was arrested on multiple drug charges, including DWAI-drugs — after a personal injury accident that happened last September. Investigators say Brandon M. Are, 21, of Williamson was charged with DWAI-drugs, seventh-degreee criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hyperemic instrument, failure to keep right, failure to use designated lane and aggravated unlicensed operation. Authorities did... more
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