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HOPEWELL — Ontario County Fire Coordinator Jeff Harloff said a fire that destroyed a mobile home on Shekell Road last week started near the furnace.

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CANANDAIGUA — One of two men accused of torturing another man during a home invasion in Geneva has pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges.

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CANANDAIGUA — A local man accused of slashing another man’s throat with a knife faces a felony assault charge.

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CANANDAIGUA — Ontario County officials said work on the county 911 system was being done after it went down Friday afternoon.

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GENEVA — Last-minute shopping, children tearing open their presents, and wearing festive, matching pajamas are just some of the images that Christmas conjures up.

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The first word of this week’s headline is both simple and powerful because of the definitions that apply to it.

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Ed. note: This is the 11th article in a monthly series the Finger Lakes Times is doing on the faculty and staff at Cornell AgriTech. Today’s story is courtesy of the LOCATE Finger Lakes Business Journal.

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CANANDAIGUA — Michelle Pedzich won the Women’s Leadership Award and Tara Rago the Young Professional Leadership Award at this year’s Ontario County ATHENA Leadership Program annual dinner Nov. 18.

CANANDAIGUA — Randall Buick GMC Cadillac and the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes are co-sponsoring a food drive for Ontario County food pantries.

VICTOR — State police are investigating a fatal incident involving an all-terrain vehicle Thursday in this Ontario County town.

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AUBURN — A Geneva man faces two felony charges in connection with a shooting in Auburn earlier this year.

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GENEVA — Fresh off a successful fundraiser for the Geneva Fire Department, well-known former boxer Ray Ciancaglini is hosting a benefit dinner/auction for the city police department.

GENEVA — Autopsies done on a local man and his 2-year-old son have determined the father died of natural causes and the child from starvation.

SENECA — Casella Waste Services of Ontario LLC, manager of the Ontario County Landfill since 2003, has paid $470,000 in fines imposed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for violating conditions of its operating permit.

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SENECA — A town resident accused of threatening Ontario County probation officers was arrested Friday night after a search warrant was executed at his residence.

PHELPS — State police arrested three people on felony weapons and drug charges after a short vehicle pursuit Sunday morning.

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GENEVA — One person was critically injured Friday morning in a three-vehicle accident on Route 14 that involved a tractor-trailer.

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GENEVA — It was about a year ago that Dick and Jean Anderegg, knowing Hobart College’s Bicentennial celebration was planned for October 2022, started talking about a book detailing the long connection of the U.S. military to Hobart and later William Smith College.

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GENEVA — After canceling the 2021 race due to Covid-19 and having a scaled-down version earlier this year, a full field is expected for next year’s Seneca7 relay race.

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CANANDAIGUA — The draft report of what has been called a highly anticipated study is not sitting well with Ontario County fire and emergency medical services officials.

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GENEVA — The former city police sergeant who claimed he was discriminated against and ostracized over bouts of depression has settled his human rights complaint against the city and police department.

GENEVA — Following an incident that lasted several hours Thursday and resulted in three schools operating under lockout procedures, city police took a person into custody for a mental health evaluation.

GENEVA — The Geneva Police Department will host a toy drive again this year to help local families during the holiday season, including the return of a “Fill the Cruiser” event that was on hiatus due to Covid-19.

GORHAM — The town resident who has criticized local officials is alleging that someone lodged a bogus complaint in her name to the state Attorney General’s office, leading to a police investigation.

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GORHAM — A Town Board member and town resident are at odds over a recent email thread that has resulted in a warning from the Ontario County sheriff’s office.

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CANANDAIGUA — It was nearly four years ago that Kevin Henderson — a longtime Ontario County deputy — was elected to succeed legendary Sheriff Phil Povero, who retired at the end of 2018 after more than 25 years as the county’s “top cop.”

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GENEVA — People who enjoy Finger Lakes wines, be it a veteran consumer or “newbie,” likely have put some thought into how it’s made or the work that goes into its flavor.

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SENECA — The Seneca Town Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to support the 2028 closing of the Ontario County Landfill when its current permit expires and the 389-acre facility on Routes 5&20 is projected to reach capacity.