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Ontario man charged with DWI after crash in Wayne County

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-car crash in the Town of Sodus. Christopher Shaw, 30, of Ontario, failed to stop at a red light at Route 104 and Maple Ave, causing the ... more
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Wayne County supports new nuclear plant to meet energy goals

Wayne County supports new nuclear plant to meet energy goals
Wayne County supervisors have expressed strong support for nuclear energy, voting unanimously to back the continued operation of the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant and calling for the construction of a new nuclear facility. They believe ... more
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New festival “Harvest on the Canal” will replace Palmyra’s Canaltown Days

New festival "Harvest on the Canal" will replace Palmyra's Canaltown Days
A long-standing tradition in Palmyra, Canaltown Days, is ending after 55 years due to rising costs and vendor issues. The Board of Directors announced the decision on Friday at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Replacing the ... more
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Newark receives $1.2M grant for culvert work on E. Maple St.

Newark DRI Local Planning Committee to hear project proposals Wednesday
The Village of Newark has been awarded a $1.297 million grant from the State of New York to replace a crucial culvert on East Maple Avenue. Governor Kathy Hochul announced the funding as part of ... more
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Wayne County inmate arrested for assaulting officer

Wayne County inmate arrested for assaulting officer
Deputies say a Wayne County man is facing two serious charges of assault after an incident at the Wayne County Jail that left a corrections officer injured. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest ... more
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Palmyra’s Canaltown Days canceled indefinitely: Lack of vendors, rising costs, and dwindling sponsorships blamed

Palmyra's Canaltown Days canceled indefinitely: Lack of vendors, rising costs, and dwindling sponsorships blamed
The popular Palmyra Canaltown Days festival has been canceled for the foreseeable future. The festival’s board of directors made the decision on Tuesday, citing a lack of vendors, rising costs, and dwindling sponsorships. The board ... more
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Wayne County broadband expansion program raising concerns amid delays

Yates County broadband project moving forward
The slow progress of Wayne County’s $14.6 million broadband project is causing concern among officials. The Finger Lakes Times reports key officials remain optimistic despite the delays. Officials say that issues like permit approvals have ... more
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Ranger Design moves from Ontario to Webster

Ranger Design moves from Ontario to Webster
Ranger Design will relocate its manufacturing operations to the Xerox campus in Webster this January to meet growing demand for fleet and distributor network services. The company previously operating in the town of Ontario, which ... more
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Focus turns back to cleanup as severe storms move out of Finger Lakes (full coverage)

Severe thunderstorms leave trail of destruction through the Finger Lakes: NWS says more storms likely today (latest updates)
The greatest threat for severe weather is now behind most of us in the Finger Lakes. While it will remain breezy tonight, and a rogue shower or downpour cannot be ruled out, most will see ... more
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Firefighters battle garage and house fire in Clyde

Firefighters battle garage and house fire in Clyde
The Clyde Fire Department, along with Savannah, Rose, and Seneca Falls fire departments, responded to a structure fire with multiple explosions in the village of Clyde on July 15 at 5 p.m. The blaze started ... more
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Convicted felon from Rose faces new weapons charges, deputies say

Troopers: Palmyra man charged after sex assault investigation in Wayne County
Deputies arrested a Rose man for weapons possession after an investigation over the weekend. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Joshua D. Krick, 33, of Rose. Deputies found Krick, a convicted felon, ... more
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Motorcyclist hurt after being hit by pickup truck in Palmyra

Motorcyclist hurt after being hit by pickup truck in Palmyra
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a personal injury crash on Route 31 in Palmyra on Sunday. Michael E. Fields, 64, of Mercer Ave, was injured while riding his motorcycle westbound on Route 31. A ... more
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Sen. Helming celebrates opening of Blake’s Hard Cider

Sen. Helming celebrates opening of Blake's Hard Cider
Senator Helming recently attended the grand opening of Blake’s Hard Cider Co.'s new facility in Huron. She cut the ribbon alongside Scott Roberts, VP of Sales. Blake Farms, a family-owned business with over 75 years ... more
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Man arrested for stealing John Deere Gator in Williamson

Man arrested for stealing John Deere Gator in Williamson
A Williamson man’s John Deere Gator was stolen from his garage on June 18 while he was away. Investigator Ryan Bragger was assigned the case, and within two days, he found a lead at Evo ... more
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Hidden historic car dealer sign uncovered in Newark renovation

Hidden historic car dealer sign uncovered in Newark renovation
Travis Wohlrab, a young entrepreneur from Newark, recently bought the Northside Laundry building at 419 North Main Street. While removing an old wooden sign, he discovered concrete lettering beneath it. The sign revealed the emblem ... more
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Texas woman arrested for obstruction after traffic stop in Lyons

Sheriff: Sodus man killed in fatal wreck on Welsher Rd.
Deputies say a Texas woman was taken into custody after she became confrontational with authorities during an incident over the weekend. A traffic stop in Lyons led to the arrest of Gilisa Currington, 36, from ... more
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Lyons man skips court for assault charge, arrested again

Sheriff: Sodus man killed in fatal wreck on Welsher Rd.
A Lyons man was arrested after failing to appear in court for an assault charge. Deputies arrested Wayne Demay, 54, following an investigation. A bench warrant had been issued for Demay's arrest. He was taken ... more
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Lyons man arrested for theft at Kwik Fill

Lyons man arrested for theft at Kwik Fill
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lyons man on July 11, 2024, following a theft at the Kwik Fill convenience store. Deputies responded to the store and found that Merle E. Adams Jr., 52, ... more
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Tourism rebounds across the Finger Lakes, but staffing shortages are a problem

Tourism record set in 2018 for New York State
Tourism in New York's Finger Lakes region has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but local businesses are struggling to find enough workers. Despite the influx of tourists, staffing shortages remain a significant issue. There are 18,000 ... more
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