HOPEWELL — After weeks and months of reporting few if any new COVID-19 cases, Ontario County is seeing a “summer spike.”

ARCADIA — A Sodus man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday in Arcadia.


LYONS — Brian Pincelli, Wayne County’s economic development director, likens broadband internet to a utility second only to gas and electric.

NEWARK — Three area police agencies and the Wayne County district attorney’s office are investigating the shooting death of a village resident early Monday morning.

LYONS — The local woman who police said caused a head-on crash last month that injured a Newark man faces felony charges.

NEWARK — An employee at the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office campus has admitted falsifying documents related to selling scrap metal on company time and pocketing the money.


LYONS — Wayne County’s Police Reform and Reinvestment Plan that was submitted to the state earlier this year called for a number of civilian committees to give the public a greater say in policing matters related to minorities.

CLYDE — Wayne CAP, Head Start/Early Head Start, which is overseen by Wayne County Action Program and serves the entire county, is holding a free carnival from noon to 3 p.m. Friday(July 23) at Clyde Head Start, 214 E. DeZeng St.


MILO — Cleanup continues at the Showboat Motel & Restaurant after a flash flood late Saturday night sent a torrent of water in and around the iconic Seneca Lake business, causing extensive damage.


LYONS — Mark Humbert spent 30 years helping students at SUNY Oswego get the money they need to go to college. When he retired in 2019, he didn’t need to take on another challenge.

GENEVA — To say the Solar Home Factory and its related companies have been busy might be an understatement.


CLYDE — A California man has scaled back plans for a meat processing facility for the village’s industrial park after learning of an ordinance that would prohibit it.

PALMYRA — Zion Episcopal Church is unveiling its new outdoor walking labyrinth 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday(July 11). All are welcome.

NEWARK — The Wayne County Historical Society is hosting a museum open house Saturday(July 10) to welcome its new executive director, announce its summer hours, and unveil new and improved exhibits in the Carriage House.

MARION — The Wayne County man who had been missing for about a week is now in a North Country jail after an armed standoff.

NEWARK — As of Tuesday night, village police continued to investigate a reported domestic violence situation Monday that turned out to be unfounded.

Geneva might not have a fireworks display this Fourth of July weekend, but folks won’t have to drive far to find them.


CANANDAIGUA — Like many others in the court system and beyond, Lucile Mallard heard the news Friday that state Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran resigned from a leadership role after a 1988 photo of him dressed as a well-known public figure of color surfaced.


Newark’s iconic clocks and Lyons’ minty history are included in a recently published book that tells the stories of dozens of rare and unusual places that aren’t often on tourists’ radar.


In the days and weeks leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, people in many communities may have been disturbed by random fireworks — some legal, but most of them not — at all hours of the night.

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CANANDAIGUA — State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran is stepping down from a leadership role after a 1988 photo of him dressed as a well-known public figure of color surfaced.


LYONS — An ambitious plan to beef up the county’s Mental Health Department, including the formation of mobile crisis intervention teams, will return to the Board of Supervisors in a scaled-back form.

LYONS — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is reminding people about the internet purchase exchange zones in front of the sheriff’s office jail facility on Route 31.

LYONS — Charges are possible against a local woman who state police said caused a head-on crash last week on Route 31 that resulted in serious injuries.


PENN YAN — While there was some minor damage from thunderstorms that rolled through the Finger Lakes region Wednesday afternoon, workers in Yates County were still cleaning up from intense storms that came through the day before.


MARION — State police are asking for the public’s help as they look for a Marion man reported missing Sunday.


SODUS POINT — Village Mayor Dave McDowell is glad that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a $3.86 million project to repair a breakwater that protects Sodus Bay from Lake Ontario.

LYONS — Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is reporting the following sheriff’s office statistics for April:

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).


SODUS POINT — In 2017, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer went to this Wayne County village — whose economy and quality of life are largely connected to its waterfront — to urge the Army Corp of Engineers to repair a breakwater designed to protect Sodus Bay from the sometimes-turbulent and sometimes-…

SODUS POINT — Several people were rescued Thursday afternoon from Lake Ontario after their kayaks overturned.

LYONS — A longtime member of the Wayne County sheriff's office has won a Republican primary election for sheriff by a convincing margin.