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Community meeting in Seneca County brings out housing concerns: “The living infrastructure is very scattered” (video)

Community meeting in Seneca County brings out housing concerns: “The living infrastructure is very scattered” (video)
There’s a special meeting happening under the gazebo at the Ovid Farmer’s Market. "We thought partnering with the farmer’s market might be a good idea to get kind of a group that might not normally ... more
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Someone is throwing glass jars at moving vehicles in Seneca County: Deputies seek public’s help finding suspects

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after a string of suspicious incidents in the towns of Lodi and Ovid. Deputies have received three reports of what appear to be glass ... more
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Object identified as jar of sauce crashes through windshield of car causing accident in Ovid

Object identified as jar of sauce crashes through windshield of car causing accident in Ovid
The Ovid Fire Department says they responded to a 'rather unusual' personal injury crash on Friday. A person called 911 after their vehicle ended up off the road. They reported glass in their eye. When ... more
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Historic South Seneca properties featured in upcoming tour

Historic South Seneca properties featured in upcoming tour
On Saturday, September 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to get inside three of the ten known siltstone houses in the towns of Ovid and Lodi in southern Seneca ... more
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Seneca County to hold housing meeting at Ovid Farmer’s Market

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A meeting on Seneca County housing issues will occur on Friday, September 16 at the Ovid Farmers Market. The Seneca County Department of Planning & Community Development, in partnership with the farmers market, will hold ... more
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The Willard Question: What’s to be done with this historic property?

The Willard Question: What's to be done with this historic property?
Electricity at the former Willard State Hospital in Romulus, New York has been cut. The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision operated the roughly 400-acre property since the original psychiatric facility’s closure ... more
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Ovid seeks DEC permit to stabilize Tommy Creek on South Townline Road

Ovid seeks DEC permit to stabilize Tommy Creek on South Townline Road
The town of Ovid is seeking a DEC permit to stabilize the south shore of Tommy Creek on South Townline Road. The town has applied for a Clean Water Act water quality certificate for about ... more
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Ovid woman charged after stealing from Big M

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An Ovid resident was arrested following a shoplifting incident on Thursday. According to a news release, troopers arrested Lucy P. Puryear, 52, of Ovid for petit larceny. The larceny occurred on July 26 at the ... more
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Seneca County Supervisors committee approves plan for second SRO at South Seneca

Seneca County Supervisors committee approves plan for second SRO at South Seneca
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee has recommended the full board take up a plan to add a second School Resource Officer in the South Seneca School District. Superintendent: Eight-mile distance between ... more
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Multiple charges against Ovid man after domestic incident

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An Ovid man was arrested following a domestic incident with a family member. According to a news release, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest F. Sorber, 18, of Ovid for criminal mischief, menacing, and ... more
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Deputies: Pickup truck flips twice in Ovid crash

Deputies: Person drives through traffic circle in Victor causing temporary closure of Rt. 96
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office provided an update Wednesday on a one-vehicle crash that happened on County Road 138 in the town of Ovid earlier this week. On Monday deputies arrived to find a Toyota ... more
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Deputies ask for public’s help identifying two accused of using stolen credit card in Seneca County

Deputies ask for public's help identifying two accused of using stolen credit card in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a duo accused of using a stolen credit card. The incident occurred at a business in the village of Ovid, according to investigators ... more
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Ovid Big M named Small Business of the Year by Chamber

Ovid Big M named Small Business of the Year by Chamber
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Sessler Companies recently presented the 2022 Small Business of the Year Award to Ovid Big M Supermarket. The award was presented at the Chamber's Annual Membership Celebration sponsored ... more
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Ovid Big M named 2022 Small Business of the Year: “This award belongs to our amazing team and loyal customers”

Ovid Big M named 2022 Small Business of the Year: “This award belongs to our amazing team and loyal customers”
The Ovid Big M Supermarket has been named Business of the Year by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. The longtime supermarket, which serves all of South Seneca, made it through all of the market ... more
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Construction on Rt. 89 in Seneca County delayed: Detouring to begin next week

Roads blocked off in downtown Rochester after debris falls from vacant building
Construction that was slated to take place on State Route 89 in Seneca County has been postponed. According to an announcement from emergency management officials, construction on Route 89 will begin the week of July ... more
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Willard property faces uncertain future: Is vacancy or redevelopment next? Supervisors ask state to step up

Willard State Hospital among Preservation League’s ‘Seven to Save’ historical sites in NY
What's next for Willard? The Seneca County Board of Supervisors recently approved a motion urging state officials to 'act now' as the facility recently vacated by the Department of Corrections sits empty. The Willard Drug ... more
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Seneca County schools promote healthy eating and increased physical activity

Seneca County schools promote healthy eating and increased physical activity
All four Seneca County school districts are participating in the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) Grant. The CHSC Grant allows increased access to opportunities for students to be more active and improve nutrition. Romulus ... more
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South Seneca schools create middle, high school principal positions

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The South Seneca Central School District is shaking things up. The school board opted to create a pair of principal positions for the middle and high school. These positions will replace the principal and assistance ... more
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What’s next for Willard Drug Treatment, Butler Correctional facilities?

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State Senator Pam Helming is seeking local residents' input as two former correctional facilities are eyed by the state for redevelopment. The Butler Correctional Facility in Wayne County, which has been closed for several years, ... more
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