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Crews battle blaze at three-story home in Williamson (photos)

Structure fire reported on Ridge Rd. in Wayne County
Multiple departments were called to a structure fire at a three-family home on Ridge Road in Wayne County on Monday. The call came in around 9:30 a.m., and witnesses said the flames and smoke could be seen coming from the rear of the home. First responders said the fire reportedly started on a bed, but that information was unconfirmed. One... more

Williamson man charged with rape, forcible touching after investigation

Williamson man charged with rape, forcible touching after investigation
A Wayne County man is being held on $10,000 bail after multiple charges were filed against him – including rape, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. Michael Yonker, 37, of Williamson was arrested after it was reported to deputies that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl. It is alleged that Yonker started an... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West

W-FL: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West
On the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams, several Wayne-Finger Lakes squads were in action. Although all three W-FL league titles had been decided, there were several games of importance heading into postseason play next week. The biggest game had Wayne visiting Newark in a rematch of a close contest in Ontario that the... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

Wayne Central School Board members accused of ‘official misconduct’

A pair of Wayne Central School District Board of Education members are possibly going to be ousted over ‘official misconduct’ allegations. Details are still pretty murky at this point, though. At last Thursday’s school board meeting, a last minute change was made to the agenda, according to the district. They introduced resolutions, which would remove Steve Gallaher and Dennis Landry.... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda, Marion girls post wins in Wayne County; South Seneca 1 win away from West title

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda, Marion girls post wins in Wayne County; South Seneca 1 win away from West title
The Gananda Lady Blue Panthers and the Marion Lady Black Knights are seperated by just one-half game at the top of the Wayne County girls basketball standings. Both teams posted victories on Thursday night, Gananda’s coming on Senior Night over Red Creek. In the West, the South Seneca Lady Falcons rolled past Honeoye for their 16th straight win. With the... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scores 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scored 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night
Waterloo girls varsity head coach Michael Bree said Wednesday night’s Finger Lakes East match-up with visiting Geneva was a “great battle”. His Lady Indians trailed 28-27 at halftime but pulled even at 47-47 with just 1:30 left in the game. Then, Geneva freshman Aniya Rowe hit a three pointer to give Geneva the lead for good as the Panthers won... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark
Waterloo trailed hosts Geneva by two with just 0.8 seconds to play in the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s Finger Lakes East battle. Sophomore Kyle Slywka caught an inbounds pass right in front of his own bench and let a turn-around, fade-away shot from behind the arc go over a Geneva defender that found the bottom of the net to... more

W-FL MONDAY: Mynderse snaps Whitman win streak; Gananda’s Castrechini joins 1,000 point club

W-FL MONDAY: Mynderse snaps Whitman win streak; Gananda’s Castrechini joins 1,000 point club
The Marcus Whitman Wildcats brought their 12 game winning streak to Seneca Falls on Monday night and had that streak snapped as the Blue Devils rode a big second half from Darren Miller to a 64-44 win. Miller scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as Mynderse turned a 26-18 halftime lead into a 20-point victory... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Wayne dominant in win at Geneva, Whitman crushes another West foe & Lyons wins at ER as four ejected after fight

W-FL TUESDAY: Wayne dominant in win at Geneva, Whitman crushes another West foe & Lyons wins at ER as four ejected after fight
The Wayne Eagles virtually locked up the Finger Lakes East title, moving 2.5 games clear in the standings as we head into February, with an impressive 81-68 win at Geneva on Tuesday night. Wayne jumped out to a 27-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Nick Carmichael scored 12 of his 22 points in the opening period... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Midlakes girls roll to 13th straight; Wayne clobbers Waterloo to take control of FL East

W-FL FRIDAY: Midlakes girls roll to 13th straight; Wayne clobbers Waterloo to take control of FL East
The Waterloo Indians boys basketball team traveled to Ontario to face Finger Lakes East leading Wayne on Friday night. A win would have opened up the league race and pulled Waterloo within a half-game the Eagles. It would have also opened their door for Geneva to make a run at the top spot when they host Wayne on Tuesday night.... more

W-FL THURSDAY: South Seneca Lady Falcons hold off Red Jacket for key FL West win

W-FL THURSDAY: South Seneca Lady Falcons hold off Red Jacket for key FL West win
The South Seneca Lady Falcons entered Thursday night’s Finger Lakes West contest against Red Jacket on a 12-game winning streak. Red Jacket brought a 7-game winning streak to the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid. Something had to give, and it was the Lady Falcons grinding out a 52-42 win in a game that was close throughout. South Seneca held Red... more

Several fire crews respond to smoky scene at Williamson Mott’s plant

Several fire crews respond to smoky scene at Williamson Mott’s plant
First responders were called to the Mott’s plant in Williamson on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. The initial report on social media indicated that there was a possible structure fire at the plant. First responders who arrived on-scene noted heavy smoke inside the facility. They say it was caused by a compressor, which had overheated. Everyone inside was able to make... more

Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office gives update on charges following standoff in Williamson

Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office gives update on charges following standoff in Williamson
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has released new information following the arrest and standoff, which took place on January 12th along State Route 104 in Williamson. Shannon Jones, who was being held on unrelated charges at the Wayne County Jail was charged with one count of criminal contempt, one count of harassment, and five counts of endangering the welfare of... more

Deputies: Williamson man choked victim inside car along Rt. 104

Deputies: Williamson man choked victim inside car along Rt. 104
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Williamson resident following an incident that occurred on January 12th. Shannon Jones, 34, of Williamson is accused of being involved in an altercation inside a vehicle on State Route 104 in Sodus. During that incident – Jones allegedly choked another occupant of the vehicle and then damaged one of the... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Mynderse defense stifles Newark; Gananda girls top Marion to grab league lead; Naples’ Autumn Kunes scores 1,000th

W-FL FRIDAY: Mynderse defense stifles Newark; Gananda girls top Marion to grab league lead; Naples’ Autumn Kunes scores 1,000th
The young Mynderse Blue Devils have been struggling with just a pair of league wins heading into Newark on Friday night. They would be looking to avenge their 21 point loss at home to the Reds back on December 7th.  With Newark coming off a big road win at Geneva on Tuesday, the Blue Devils would enter the game as... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Naples survives Dundee in OT; Lyons keeps rolling; Waterloo tops Pal-Mac

W-FL THURSDAY: Naples survives Dundee in OT; Lyons keeps rolling; Waterloo tops Pal-Mac
Another Wild West encounter in Dundee on Thursday night had the visiting Big Green of Naples narrowly escaping with a 64-61 overtime win over the Scots. Dundee fouled Naples forward Adam Quarterman with no time remaining in regulation. Quarterman made one of two free throws to tie the game at 57 and force overtime. In the extra period, Naples point... more
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