Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Pair injured in Stanley accident on Rt. 5

Deputies in Ontario County say a 33-year-old Stanley man was traveling west on State Route 5 when he lost control of his vehicle in the Town of Seneca on Tuesday. The driver, identified as Gabriel Rayburn, and his passenger Morgan Miense, 30, required medical treatment. Miense was transported to Thompson Hospital for treatment by Finger Lakes Ambulance. Deputies say airbags... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

$10K offered for info leading to recovery of six stolen guns in Ontario Co.

ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the recovery of six stolen guns. The guns were stolen from a Seneca gunshop, which included six handguns. Officials say the guns were stolen from the Turnpike Lodge Guns on Rt. 5&20 on October 5th and October 6th. Anyone with information is asked to call 1 (800) ATF-GUNS or... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Deputies: Drunk driver was going over 90 mph on SR 5 in Geneva

Deputies arrested a 28-year-old Geneva resident after his vehicle was observed traveling 90 mph on State Route 5. Sean E. Beyea, 28, of Geneva was arrested for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle was observed by deputies crossing the middle line, while traveling at more than 90 mph. He was issued several traffic tickets, including aggravated driving while intoxicated. His... more

Elderly couple seriously injured in Seneca crash, one sent to Strong

Deputies say 64-year-old Paul Stormo, of Elma, Washington State was traveling south on County Rd. 20 in the Town of Seneca, approaching County Rd. 4 when he entered the intersection — colliding with a pickup truck. The pickup truck was being operated by 78-year-old John C. Jones, of Geneva. Both vehicles left the roadway and entered a field, according to... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more

Canandaigua man arrested for DWI after speeding in Seneca

Deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office report that James Clarence Ohle, 56, of Canandaigua was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for speeding in the Town of Seneca. Deputies say that Ohle was in an intoxicated condition and was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of more than .18 percent. Ohle was... more

Ontario County Sheriff’s staff completes Civil Refresher Training Program

Sixty-eight Deputy Sheriffs and civilian staff from 27 Sheriff’s Offices around the state recently completed a Civil Refresher Training Course, providing specialized training in Civil Law Enforcement. Sessions were held in Ontario and Rockland Counties for this program. Deputy Patrick Fitzgerald, Finance Clerk I Susan Hughes, and Finance Clerk I Debra Cunningham, participated in the training. Sponsored by the New... more
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