W-FL Friday: ER’s Michele gets 300th win, Clyde wins double-overtime shootout

A busy Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys basketball that saw East Rochester Coach Mark Michele win his 300th game. Also, Clyde-Savannah survives in a double-overtime shootout, Gananda picks up a convincing win, and the first round of the Hall of Fame Classic was completed in Waterloo with Lyons and Weesport advancing to Saturday night’s final. Full results are below…... more

W-FL Thursday: NR-W’s Norris & Midlakes’ Burri go off in wins

Three games involving Wayne-Finger Lakes boys varsity basketball teams were on the slate Thursday night. In the game of the night, Midlakes travelled west to battle Bloomfield in a game that needed overtime to decide. Junior point guard Bryce Burri poured in 31 points as the Midlakes Screaming Eagles improved to 2-0 be defeating Bloomfield on their home court in... more

Wayne County man sentenced for aggravated vehicular assault

The Wolcott man who was allegedly drunk when he drove his boat into the break wall between Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario in June was sentenced to serve two and a half to five years in prison. The sentence was handed down to Lawrence E. Wiegele, 49, on Thursday morning in Wayne County Court after he pleaded guilty to first-degree... more

The Nature Conservancy to restore Sodus Bay Wetlands

The Nature Conservancy has been awarded a $193,521 grant from the Sustain Our Great Lakes program to restore and enhance more than 115 acres of wetland habitat in Sodus Bay by reconnecting floodplain habitat and assessing road-stream crossings that prevent fish from reaching spawning habitats. The effort is a partnership among Save our Sodus, the State University of New York... more

Sodus man charged with welfare fraud after stealing over $9K in benefits

Deputies assigned to the Welfare Fraud Unit in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, report the arrest of Reginald Currington, 47, of Sodus. An investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services when it was brought to their attention that there were discrepancies in signatures on paperwork submitted. Currington received $9,789.20 in benefits that he was... more

New Birding Guide is offered by Wayne County Tourism

This unique guide was compiled by author and biologist, Susan Petersen Gateley, who has extensive experience locating birds in Wayne County. Laurie Dirkx, a local conservationist photographer, has contributed her favorite bird photographs and Montezuma Audubon Center’s Director Chris Lajewski also assisted with the new Wayne County Birding Guide. Read More Life in the Finger Lakes:  Read More more

Wayne County woman charged with welfare fraud

Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say that a Sodus woman was arrested after being accused of welfare fraud. Deputies say 68-year-old Mary Thomas failed to have her grandson go to the Department of Social Services. They say this was required of her, and is part of the program’s rules and regulations. Deputies say that Thomas’ grandson’s failure to appear resulted in... more

Sodus teens charged with burglary, larceny after Wayne County incident

A pair of Sodus teens were arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after an alleged burglary incident. While details are scarce as to the specifics of the incident, the following arrests were confirmed on October 26th: Deputies arrested Tru C. Marsteiner, 16, of Sodus for third-degree burglary, petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Deputies also arrested Geoffrey... more

Sodus woman hospitalized after crash, mechanical failure blamed

A 19-year-old Sodus woman complained of head pain after a one car accident on Outlet Road. Deputies say that Danielle M. Brown, 19, of Sodus was traveling east on Outlet Road when she lost control of her vehicle on a curve, due to a mechanical issue with her vehicle. She was treated at the scene after striking a guardrail. She... more

Sodus volleyball team involved in crash on Rt. 441; 9 students hospitalized

Nine students were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a crash involving a school bus and a sedan. The crash happened shortly before 4 pm on Route 441 near Ginegaw Park. The Times of Wayne County reports that the injuries were not serious. However, the nine students were headed to a volleyball game. The injuries are said to be... more

UPDATE: Police ID woman who was found dead in Sodus, homicide investigation ongoing

State Police are investigating a homicide, which took place on Joy Road in Sodus. Authorities say that a woman’s body was located at her home on Joy Road. The body was said to be found on the deck of her home, with the victim’s dog crated with the door locked. In an update on Friday, WHEC reported that police had... more

FLCC offering basic education classes across region

Finger Lakes Community College is offering free classes in Ontario, Wayne and Yates counties for adults who want to improve their English skills or get a high school diploma. Classes are offered in Canandaigua, Geneva, Newark, Penn Yan, Sodus, Victor and Wolcott to prepare students for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion to get a high school equivalency diploma. The classes... more

Man rescued from Lake Ontario near Sodus after jumping from boat

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that on Saturday, the Wayne County Marine Patrol conducted a water rescue on Lake Ontario. The rescue occurred just north of Sodus Bay Channel when Casey L. Weeks, 43, of Lyons jumped from a 1934 vintage 38-foot boat owned and operated by Norman H. Vanderbilt, 58, of Sodus. Vanderbilt was unaware that Weeks had... more

Two sent to hospital after tractor and car collide in Wayne County

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that on Friday a tractor and car collided in the Town of Sodus. Virts says that deputies investigated the accident wehre Rodney White, 44, of Sodus was allegedly traveling eastbound on Middle Road when he struck a farm tractor being operated by Aaron King, 24, of Webster. Both subjects sustained minor injuries, according to... more

Man stopped in Sodus, charged with possessing controlled substance

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a traffic stop in the Town of Sodus. Deputies report that Harold Johnson, 46, of Rochester was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in Sodus.... more

One sent to Strong after crash on Rt. 104 in Sodus on Labor Day

A car accident in Sodus on Labor Day resulted in one person being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Deputies in Wayne County say that the accident occurred on Route 104 in the Town of Sodus at the intersection of South Geneva Road. Three vehicles were involved, according to deputies ad occurred when one vehicle crossed... more
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