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REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS: Wayne County deals with numerous life-altering tragedies over years

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS: Wayne County deals with numerous life-altering tragedies over years
It’s been a difficult, and violent few years for residents in Wayne County. In Sodus alone six people have been killed in violent incidents since last November. A 17-year-old Sodus High School student was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend – another Sodus resident after she rejected his attempts to rekindle their relationship. Alyssa Taft became the first victim in... more

Wayne advances to Class B football final; Penn Yan, ER/Gananda fall in Class C semis

Wayne advances to Class B football final; Penn Yan, ER/Gananda fall in Class C semis
Wayne Eagles junior Logan Lovelse recorded the game-sealing interception with 1:17 to play in the Section V Class B football semifinals as Wayne (8-1) scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Livonia (7-2). Senior Logan Blankenberg had four catches for 122 yards and a touchdown and Eagles QB Grayson Zenelvoic was 11-for-19 passing for 221 yards, one touchdown, two passing 2-point... more

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament
The first round of the Section V high school football sectional tournament began Friday night. Each Class will compete for a berth into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Below is results from all the opening round match-ups on Friday night… A Canandaigua 24 Webster Schroeder 21 B Batavia 51 Newark 14 B Wayne 27 Hornell 8 B HF-Lima 25 University Prep 8... more

Wayne’s Zenelovic brothers continue tradition of working together

Wayne’s Zenelovic brothers continue tradition of working together
Grayson Zenelovic is in his second season as Wayne High School’s quarterback, a position he assumed after his older brother, Braeden, suffered a broken foot early last season. “It was kind of nerve-wracking. I don’t usually get nervous for games but him being hurt, I knew I had to step in for him,” Grayson said. He’s a great quarterback so... more

Deputies: 78-year-old charged with assault, contempt after Ontario incident

Deputies: 78-year-old charged with assault, contempt after Ontario incident
Deputies say a 78-year-old Rochester man was arrested on multiple charges after an incident on September 10th. An investigation was launched after the incident earlier this month, which resulted in a warrant being issued by Judge Benedict in Ontario Town Court for the arrest of Clifton Moody Sr., 78, of Rochester. He was charged with criminal contempt, assault, criminal mischief,... more

Officials voice concerns over Ontario Supervisor missing meetings

Officials voice concerns over Ontario Supervisor missing meetings
Republican Town of Ontario Supervisor Frank Robusto was thrown into the job last year, when newly elected Democrat Joe Molino ousted incumbent Republican John Smith by 13 votes. Molino opted out of the job on January 4th, after only three days in office. Robusto was appointed Deputy Supervisor the same day Molino resigned and appointed to fill the seat full-time... more

USGS: Tiny earthquake reported in Lake Ontario

USGS: Tiny earthquake reported in Lake Ontario
An earthquake so small that it registered just barely on the United States Geological Survey monitor was reported Tuesday morning. The 1.1 magnitude earthquake was reported approximately two miles northwest of Bear Creek in Ontario, Wayne County. It happened just after 9 a.m. The earthquake was 3.1 miles below the Earth's surface. No one reported feeling the tremor, as it... more

Potential conflict of interest over County-purchased property?

Potential conflict of interest over County-purchased property?
A discussion has arisen following a bid offered at the recent Wayne County Real Property Tax Auction which occured on Wednesday, June 13th. Ontario Town Supervisor, Frank Robusto, who is a Realtor by trade, put in a bid on a Property listed in the auction. Following the auction, County officials questioned the legality or ethics, including probable conflict of interest... more

Ontario woman pleads guilty to plotting mother’s murder

Ontario woman pleads guilty to plotting mother’s murder
The Ontario woman accused of playing a role in the murder of her own mother pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Wayne County Court this week. Julie Martin, of Ontario was found dead – and her 22-year-old daughter, Jasmine Harlee, was accused of planning her mother’s death. According to authorities, Harlee enlisted the help of three others to plot out... more

Williamson man had BAC twice the legal limit during Ontario traffic stop

Williamson man had BAC twice the legal limit during Ontario traffic stop
Deputies say a Williamson man was arrested on multiple charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Ontario on Friday around 11:56 pm. Daniel R. Vanatta, 53, of Williamson was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation – and upon further investigation it was determined that he was in an intoxicated condition. Patrol also located marijuana in the vehicle,... more

Former Wayne Central School District superintendent passes away

Former Wayne Central School District superintendent passes away
A former Wayne County Central School District Superintendent passed away according to a social media post by the school district. Rodney Dean Spring Ed.D. died on Thursday, July 12. He served as the superintendent from September of 1981 to June of 1993. A memorial will be held at the Fairport Methodist Church for Dr. Spring in the fall. WHEC: Read... more

Ontario woman killed in Walworth rollover accident

Ontario woman killed in Walworth rollover accident
A fatal one-vehicle accident that happened in the Town of Walworth around 5:04 pm on Tuesday is under investigation, according to deputies. Cynthia L. Scheltz, 45, of Ontario was traveling north on Tiffany Road when her vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and went airborne – before landing on its roof. Deputies say Scheltz was pronounced dead at the... more
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