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).

NEWARK — An employee at a state campus in this Wayne County community has been arrested for allegedly falsifying documents.


LYONS — For those who haven’t had much of a reason to don their “Star Wars” garb over the past pandemic-filled year, Wayne County Public Health might have the answer. In the process, you can help defeat the Dark Side that is COVID-19.

LYONS — Wayne County police agencies collected hundreds of pounds of medication as part of last weekend’s nationwide pharmaceutical drug collection event.

NEWARK — Nearly a year after he was arrested for stalking his former girlfriend, the judge for the village of Newark and town of Arcadia has resigned.

LYONS — The justice of this Wayne County town resigned as he was being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.


LYONS — While boats won’t be plying the state’s canals for close to four weeks yet, volunteers from Wayne County’s canal communities took the time Saturday to do some housecleaning ahead of the upcoming season.

CLYDE — The village adopted a $1.4 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year recently that reflects a 1% increase in spending and raises the tax levy even less.

SODUS — When COVID-19 limited its options for a safe training facility, the Williamson Fire Co. needed a way to continue honing the skills and techniques that help it save lives. They found a natural partner in Rochester Regional Health’s Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

A regional health information system is collecting COVID-19 vaccination data, and officials believe it will lead to equitable distribution of the vaccine and, eventually, a return to a more normal way of life.

NEWARK — For many people, their only interaction with a police officer is after a car accident, during a traffic stop, or possibly an arrest.

GENEVA — Each year during Women’s History Month, on International Women’s Day, the Zonta Club of Geneva recognizes women who have contributed to the empowerment and betterment of society.

AUBURN — A Red Creek man who unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank in Cayuga County, then burglarized a nearby home, faces a potentially long prison term.

LYONS — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts will join other county officials in addressing several crime-related issues this month.

LYONS — Wayne County, in partnership with Tennessee-based BOLDplanning Inc., is in the process of updating its All-Hazards Mitigation Plan. Mitigation planning helps community leaders better understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies that will reduce the impacts o…

WALWORTH — A retired mail carrier is accused of sending threatening letters to nearly a dozen current or retired U.S. Postal Service employees.

MARION — The Marion Historic Association, in conjunction with the Town Board, will dedicate three new William G. Pomeroy historic markers at 11 a.m. April 24, starting in front of the Marion Library at 4036 Maple Ave.

President Joe Biden signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law last week, expanding VA’s legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as spouses, caregivers, and some beneficiaries of veterans.


LYONS — Lyons native Rhea Hayes has been tapped as the new executive director of the Museum of Wayne County History, replacing a woman she first got to know as a fifth-grader.


After a one-year hiatus, a weekend to bolster the number of volunteer firefighters in the state is returning.

ROCHESTER — Area groups and organizations in the Finger Lakes region can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine through a speakers bureau on the topic.

ROCHESTER — A Lyons man faces several felony charges, including attempted murder, after being arrested Thursday by federal authorities.


NEWARK — The village spent $10.2 million of state and local money in 2018 and 2019 to rehabilitate South Main Street as part of an effort to encourage downtown development and improve walkability.


ALBANY — The off-season for New York state’s canal system involves performing maintenance — large and small — to the more than 100-year-old system that includes the Erie and Cayuga-Seneca canals.


SODUS POINT — For a lot of folks in Wayne County and beyond, there’s no better place to soak up summer than to hit the beach at Sodus Point Park.

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LYONS — Family Promise of Wayne County, a Lyons-based non-profit that helps families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable housing, will be conducting a training session for interested volunteers from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.


LYONS — Jimmy Fabino was a mayor, trustee, town supervisor and a proud Republican who wasn’t afraid to disagree with his GOP colleagues. He rebuilt porches for people who didn’t have the money and asked for nothing in return. He coached youth baseball and softball and was honored for his con…