Here is a listing of the most up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 cases in the four-county area. The information comes from the websites of the public health departments in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties (Note: not all the departments provide the same information).

LYONS — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will be getting a large federal grant to improve school safety, which will include hiring a coordinator, buying portable metal detectors and other measures.

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SYRACUSE — The race between incumbent Republican John Katko and Democrat Dana Balter for the 24th congressional district seat is tight, according to most polls.

LYONS — With students heading back to school for the first time since March, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is using the opportunity to remind drivers to be careful around buses.

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CANANDAIGUA — Starting next week, registered voters in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties will be getting postcards telling them all they need to know about casting their ballots in the Nov. 3 general election, including their three options.

CLYDE — A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of local teenager Ayden Atkinson, who died after a vehicle/bike accident last week.

SYRACUSE — If you believe the pollsters for Democrat Dana Balter, she has a small lead over incumbent Republican John Katko in the race for the 24th Congressional District.

LYONS — Dispositions in the following Wayne County Court cases were recently announced by District Attorney Mike Calarco:

CLYDE — Jeffrey Shields has been with the Clyde Police Department for about five years — long enough to know how the death of a local teen can impact the community.

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CLYDE — Village police are investigating an accident Thursday night that claimed the life of a teenager.

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LYONS — When it comes to the time it takes to get an ambulance to an emergency in Wayne County, not much has changed in 20 years, and that’s not a good thing.

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LYONS — It’s closing in on the time for the owner of a downtown building that has partially collapsed to take action.

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SODUS — The two candidates in the 130th state Assembly District race are denouncing racial slurs that were shouted by some Back the Blue Rally participants Sunday in Wayne County.

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CLIFTON SPRINGS/NEWARK — If you think Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital are buzzing with activity on the inside, you should see what’s happening on their rooftops.

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SODUS — Jay Roscup said when people invite someone to visit your town, they need to make sure those guests behave themselves.

HOPEWELL — Finger Lakes Community College has provided free training in online teaching to about 100 educators from 20 school districts in Ontario, Seneca and Wayne counties, as well as Monroe and Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.

Four local counties are getting Federal Emergency Management Agency grants.

ROCHESTER — A former Newark High School employee and local photographer is back in New York to face child exploitation charges, and federal officials are asking for the public’s help as they look into numerous social media accounts connected to the case.

NEWARK — IEC Electronics Corp., which is expected to move into its new headquarters at Silver Hill Technology Park later this year, is reporting a strong quarter and year amid a nationwide economic slowdown.

NEWARK — A private equity firm has purchased a 50-year-old Newark business that specializes in photo chemical etching, as well as its Ithaca-based parent company.

ALBANY — Some of the region’s Republican lawmakers said they are frustrated with State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s testimony on Monday on nursing home deaths related to COVID-19.

GENEVA — With budget challenges caused by the pandemic-related economic slowdown, now is not the time to build a new city marina, Ward 4 City Councilor Ken Camera insists. The project needs to be killed “for the simple reason that we need money and more money for multiple years,” Camera noted.

LYONS — They are not new, but Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts wants to let people know of parking spots designated as internet purchase exchange zones in front of the sheriff’s office jail facility off Route 31.

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ROCHESTER — The public health directors for Seneca and Wayne counties are on a regional task force to support the unprecedented process of reopening schools in the midst of a pandemic.

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A brief but strong line of thunderstorms that swept through the area late Wednesday afternoon caused damage in local counties.

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ROCHESTER — While saying his statements to police should have been suppressed, an appeals court has still upheld the conviction of a Lyons man who fatally stabbed another man nearly four years ago.

CANANDAIGUA — With Ontario County’s self-response rate for the 2020 Census lagging behind state and national averages, officials are putting out another reminder before the door-to-door count begins next month.

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ALBANY — State Sen. Tom O’Mara and other Republican senators have backed legislation proposed by New York state sheriffs earlier this month.

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LYONS — When he’s not running his painting business, Marc Speary likes to renovate properties. He has done several in Wayne County, including a home he is finishing up on Sisson Street in Lyons.

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ROCHESTER — The Wayne County farmworker serving a 20-year prison term for killing his girlfriend and her 14-month-old son will be doing more time behind bars.

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ROCHESTER — A former Newark High School employee and local photographer, who has admitted secretly videotaping minors, faces federal charges and a potential life term in prison.

SYRACUSE — Congressman John Katko, R-24, Camillus, said he is hosting a town hall that can be accessed on Facebook on Tuesday, July 21 at 12:45 p.m. The session is focused on issues related to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Cory Reynolds has been dabbling in art since he was a child. He also tinkered during an eight-month tour in Iraq when he was in the Army.