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Farmington man’s criminally negligent homicide conviction overturned after appeal

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A freak accident that sent a Farmington man to prison has resulted in exoneration. The Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court vacated the conviction of John Pinnock, according to the Finger Lakes Times. He ... more
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Hopewell man accused of threatening person with box cutter

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Hopewell resident following a report of 'family trouble'. Deputies responded to Country Meadow Estates on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell and investigated, which resulted in ... more
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Overnight Hopwell fire under investigation

Overnight Hopwell fire under investigation
First responders say a fire in Hopewell is under investigation. It happened during the overnight hours on Smith Road. An outbuilding on a property was engulfed in flames and was eventually extinguished. However, it was ... more
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ICYMI: Jeff Gallahan, Matt Miller meet in debate on FingerLakes1.com (watch or listen)

HOW TO WATCH: Jeff Gallahan, Matt Miller will meet in debate ahead of Election Day on FingerLakes1.com (video)
On Tuesday FingerLakes1.com hosted a live-streamed debate between two candidates for New York State Assembly District 131. The district, which includes Ontario and Seneca counties has had a single representative for two decades. At the ... more
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Officials growing worried about ‘slow increase’ in COVID-19 cases in Ontario County

Masking will be required beginning Monday at all City-owned spaces in Auburn
Officials in Ontario County are concerned with the slow increase in COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks. The County reported 36 active cases, where residents were in isolation, as of Wednesday. There were seven ... more
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Sheriff Henderson says more arrests, charges likely after series of drug arrests in Ontario County

Serious one-car crash on Gravel Rd. in Tyre
Sheriff Kevin Henderson announced a series of drug arrests in Ontario County, as part of a series of search warrants that were executed in the towns of Canandaigua and Hopewell over the last several days ... more
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DEBRIEF: Canandaigua Emergency Squad feels pinch of COVID-19 (podcast)

The Canandaigua Emergency Squad is the busiest 911 response center in Ontario County. It's been that way for more than 80 years. Chief Matt Sproul says his team responds to more than 6,000 calls for ... more
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Five hospitalized after chain-reaction crash in Ontario County

Five hospitalized after chain-reaction crash in Ontario County
Deputies say five people were hurt-and-hospitalized following a chain-reaction crash on State Route 5&20 near Mumby Road in Hopewell. Yajaira Pesante, 26, of Geneva was traveling west when she stopped for an unknown vehicle that ... more
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NYSP, Homeland Security find ghost guns in Ontario County; Hopewell man arrested on felony charges

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
On Tuesday a joint operation involving New York State Police, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Postal Inspectors resulted in a search warrant being executed at a residence in the town of Hopewell. Mark Adams, 42, ... more
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Clyde woman charged with burglary after incident at Walmart

Deputy charged with criminal trespass in Steuben County, Sheriff Allard says full-investigation underway
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Clyde woman following an investigation at the Walmart in Hopewell. Paula Whitfield, 52, was charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny after concealing nearly ... more
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Deputies: Hopewell woman charged with assault at Ontario County Jail

Deputies: Hopewell woman charged with assault at Ontario County Jail
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies responded to the Ontario County Jail in Hopewell on Wednesday after a fight at a housing unit. Cierra Smith, 21, of Hopewell was charged with second-degree assault ... more
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County Road 6 temporarily shut down in Hopewell due to crash; one sent to Strong Memorial Hospital

Mercy Flight called to crash on North Road in Canandaigua
On Tuesday, deputies from the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, as well as Oaks Corners Fire Department and the Phelps Ambulance responded to the area of County Road 6 and County Road 23 for the report ... more
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Canandaigua man charged after watercraft crash in May

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The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 36-year-old Canandaigua resident following a personal watercraft crash that occurred on a private pond. Investigators say Raymond Foster, 36, of Canandaigua was charged following an ... more
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Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility
“They were my friends,” Bill "Beard" Corino said. “Those people became my friends.” As a maintenance worker and driver, Corino spent more than two-hours each day, three times a week in one-on-one scenarios with residents ... more
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Casella ramps up efforts to suppress foul odors at Ontario County Landfill

Casella ramps up efforts to suppress foul odors at Ontario County Landfill
Can a mega-dump ever control it’s rotten-egg stench? That remains to be seen, but Casella Waste Systems Inc. finally appears to be responding to a combination of legal actions, public pressure and state enforcement. The ... more
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Deputies: Farmington woman charged with DWI after crash in Hopewell

Deputies: Farmington woman charged with DWI after crash in Hopewell
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports that a Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a one-car crash in the town of Hopewell. Deputies say Ciera Moroz, 20, of Farmington crashed her truck ... more
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Deputies: Geneva duo charged with burglary after incident at Hopewell Walmart

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
On Tuesday, two Geneva residents were arrested on burglary and larceny charges following an investigation into an incident at Walmart. Jessica Smith, 37, and Amanda Bogan, 42, both of Geneva were charged with third-degree burglary ... more
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Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze

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The Ontario County Board of Supervisors met Thursday making significant moves amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board originally planned to meet at the Finger Lakes Community College, but the meeting was held online ... more
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DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for odors again

DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for odors again
The landfill in Ontario County has been cited again. The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued the notice of violation April 10, citing excessive hydrogen sulfide emissions at the landfill off Routes 5&20 during the ... more
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Another COVID-19 death reported in Ontario County

Five nursing home employees in Bath test positive for COVID-19
Officials in Ontario County say that as of Friday, five residents at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Hopewell had died from COVID-19. While three of them are Ontario County residents, two of ... more
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Officials talk risk factors, response after positive test at Hopewell Walmart store

Officials in Ontario County are responding after a confirmed COVID-19 case at a local Walmart store. That store was the location in Hopewell, which sits at the edge of, and serves a large portion of ... more
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