Geneva Sex Offender Accused of Failing to Register Address

Charles Mortensen (photo: provided) A Geneva sex offender is awaiting arraignment after being arrested for allegedly failing to register his address with the state as is required. 70-year-old Charles Mortensen was previously convicted for failing to register his address in 2012. Mortensen was convicted in 1993 of sodomizing an 11-year-old girl in the village of … Read more

Generations Bank Bell Park Unveiling Ceremony (Photos)

The new Generations Bank Bell Park was unveiled Friday, September 23rd.  The park is next to the Generations Bank Headquarters building on East Bayard Street in Seneca Falls. The bells include tributes to the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and the 175th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, the ITT Goulds Pumps … Read more

Nine Take Their Place in the Women’s Hall of Fame Saturday

Nine women from many different walks of life were enshrined in the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. One of the inductees, former First Lady Michelle Obama, said the recognition was not about the speeches she has given or the initiatives she has started.   Mrs. Obama appeared virtually to accept her induction.   … Read more

Judge Cook Picks Up Endorsements in State Supreme Court Campaign

Yates County Judge Jason Cook has picked up more endorsements as he continues to campaign for State Supreme Court in the 7th Judicial District. The Finger Lakes Police Federation has endorsed Judge Cook. The organization represents members of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association, Rochester Police Locust Club, Ontario County Police Benevolent Association, Greece … Read more

Wayne County Man Arrested for Violating Stay-Away Order

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Town of Arcadia Man following an investigation into a violation of a stay away order of protection. Deputies arrested Robert E. Howard JR, age 25, of Desmith Road in the Town of Arcadia for Criminal Contempt in the second degree. The charge stems from an … Read more

Former Ontario County DA Backs Cirencione in Bid for Sheriff

David Cirencione Lieutenant David Cirencione with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has received the backing of a former long-time Ontario County District Attorney in his bid to become the next sheriff. Michael Tantillo released the following statement on Tuesday in favor of Cirencione. “During my 28 years as District Attorney, I had the privilege of … Read more

Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Will Be Streamed Live

The National Women’s Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony this Saturday will be available to view for free online for the first time in history. Watch parties are planned throughout the country, and all are welcome to join via the YouTube.     The Inductees honored this year are Octavia E. Butler, Judy Chicago, Rebecca Halstead, … Read more

Fisher Named New Finger Lakes Health Maintenance Manager

Christopher Fisher (photo provided) Christopher Fisher has been named Finger Lakes Health’s new Maintenance Manager. With over 30 years of experience in facilities maintenance, carpentry, landscaping, and leadership positions, Fisher is responsible for providing operational management of a comprehensive maintenance management program including: · The timely completion of preventive maintenance, corrective actions, requisitioned maintenance, and … Read more

Tomato Sauce Causes Truck Crash in Ovid

Ovid Fire Dept The Ovid Fire Department is calling Friday nights personal injury motor vehicle accident “rather unusual.” The department says it received a call Friday night saying the caller’s truck was off the road and the person had glass in their eye. Interlaken and Ovid units arrived on scene and found a jar of … Read more