LYONS — James “Jim” Wedman, a Conservative Party candidate running for Town Board, is hosting an open public comment and meet the candidate night Thursday. It will begin at 7 p.m. inside the Ohmann Theatre at 65 William St.

BUTLER — The Wayne County sheriff’s office is looking into the cause of a fatal accident Sunday on Route 89.


LYONS — Hometown Auto Service owner Martin Williams doesn’t make much money repairing electric vehicles at his busy, 50 Geneva St. shop, which many might know as the place with the giant American flag mural on the front of the building. However, he’s not naive enough to think that electric c…

SODUS POINT — The village of Sodus Point is seeking two permits from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for a shoreline stabilization project along Lake Ontario.

CLYDE — The Wayne County sheriff’s office will host a memorial ceremony Nov. 3 to mark the 50th anniversary of the on-duty death of Sgt./Inv. Carl Clingerman.


LYONS — October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is asking residents to observe it by wearing purple.


ONTARIO — A Marion man faces a homicide charge following an investigation into a fatal crash last fall.


With limited resources, those involved in the area battle to combat the opioid crisis have tried to stem the tide of addiction and the overdose deaths that go with it.


CLIFTON SPRINGS — State police are asking for the public’s help to find a Newark man who has been missing for nearly a week.

PALMYRA — Gage Turner loved motocross, and he died Sept. 26 doing “the thing he loved the most,” according to his obituary.


While healthcare workers in some parts of New York are pushing back against the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, that does not appear to be the case locally.

LYONS — The Wayne Economic Development Corp. is marking Manufacturing Day this Friday by highlighting a page allowing students and others to explore careers in manufacturing, food processing, service industries and more.


LYONS — The Wayne County Economic Development and Planning Department is hosting a panel discussion on rental housing — including issues related to affordable housing — next week.

PALMYRA — A teenager was injured in a motorcycle crash at Hogback Hill Motocross Sunday, according to law enforcement dispatch.

LYONS — Wayne County Public Health is expressing concern over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases among school children over the past few weeks, noting the spike comes with the more contagious Delta variant that is fueling infections across the nation.


ARCADIA — For some, Jon “Chuck” Verkey may have been the soft-spoken guy who wasn’t terribly comfortable with the limelight, despite holding the town of Arcadia’s highest elected office.

WALWORTH — Wayne County sheriff candidate Steve MacNeal has chosen Laura Elsbree, a road patrol sergeant with the sheriff’s office, as his choice for undersheriff.


LYONS — Entrepreneurs in Wayne County in need of capital for their business ideas still have time to enter the Wayne Economic Development Corp.’s third Startup Pitch Competition, with the winner receiving $25,000.

SAVANNAH — Youth hunters and their adult mentors are invited to attend the free, 14th annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Hunts at the Montezuma Audubon Center. The waterfowl hunt will be held Oct. 2 and the pheasant hunt Oct. 9.

SODUS — The Wayne County sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting that injured a male Thursday night.

ITHACA — Companies from Ontario and Wayne counties are among the finalists of a food innovation and agriculture technology startup competition offering a top prize of $1 million, two $500,000 prizes and four $250,000 prizes.

Locate Finger Lakes is once again offering students in the Finger Lakes region the opportunity to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy with a goal of igniting the spirit of entrepreneurship in middle and high schools students across the region.


LYONS — With the start of school comes a yearly reminder from local police — driving safely around those yellow buses.

NEWARK — Wayne Williams and four of his Community College of the Finger Lakes students from the Class of 1977 — Geoffrey Barber, Elaine Liberio, Mary Christopher and, in memoriam, Jim Smith — are exhibiting their work in the Main Gallery at Wayne County Council for the Arts through Oct. 2.

SODUS — Two local men were arrested Friday for allegedly using an assault rifle and an axe to injure another person and damage that person’s vehicle.

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LYONS — To support existing rental units as a major component of affordable housing, Wayne County has secured funding to offer a series of free educational workshops for local landlords and housing providers.

LYONS — The Wayne County Historical Society is hosting its final Pure Oil Station Sale of 2021. The two-day sale is on Friday and Saturday(Sept. 10-11), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the old Pure Oil Station on the corner of Route 14 and Canal Street.


SAVANNAH — Rob Whitton and his family had just scattered his dad’s ashes at Whiteface Mountain Aug. 29 — following the wishes he expressed before he passed away in April — when Whitton’s mobile phone rang.