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June 15, 2019
The rising costs of recycling: Local waste haulers feeling the crunch

For decades, households around the country have been recycling everything from plastic bottles to cardboard boxes, all in an attempt to reduce waste while touted as a way to protect the environment. However as our lives and shopping patterns change, so does the demand for these once highly sought after post-consumer products. In cities across […]

June 15, 2019
Jody Bender returns to seek Marion Supervisor seat

On Wednesday, June 12, the Marion Republicans caucused to choose their slate of candidates for the November 2019 Town elections. It was deja vu, as, not only the current Town Councilman, Ron Lonneville and LaVerne Bliek were chosen to run again, as was Town Justice Paul Bender, but the event marked the return of former […]

June 8, 2019
Businesses helping to build a bigger, stronger, more vibrant Newark

New buildings, new beginnings - Newark is growing. “We began to notice that in the last three years, all of the applications we have received for building and relocation in Newark are progressing now,” said a delighted Newark Village Mayor Jonathan Taylor. “Developers and investors are looking at Newark and making the decision that now […]

June 1, 2019
One sentenced in Gang Assault in Newark

Warrants out for the other two defendants who failed to show up in court It was back on August 13 in 2018 when Newark Village Police responded to a parking lot fight at Tommy Boy’s restaurant. The fight started between two patrons, and when security attempted to break up the fight, the security guard, Devin […]

June 1, 2019
Former Newark Florist facility purchased by hemp company ready to invest $7M

The former Jackson and Perkins Rose Gardens in Newark has been purchased by the Honest Pharm Company out of Colorado who plans on using the massive growing facility to produce hemp products including seeds and byproducts for other farms. The company says they will invest $7,000,000 into updating the facility and bringing on staff to […]

June 1, 2019
Newark Mom’s message to graduates: “Don’t Drink and Drive”

Gail DeFisher has a message. It has been 36 years since a 17 year-old girl was speeding down the road in front of the DeFisher house on her graduation day from Newark High School. The girl had been to several parties that day. Later it was determined that she had been drunk driving. She admitted […]

October 10, 2017
Pedestrian Struck in Walworth, dies of injuries

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports a collision in the Town of Walworth where a pedestrian was struck. It is alleged that Roger E Drouin of Teresa Drive in the Town of Walworth was walking northbound on Teresa Drive when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. The operator of the vehicle Stephen […]

October 4, 2017
Case of viral meningitis confirmed at Marion School District

The Marion School District has announced that they have a student diagnosed with viral meningitis in the 5th grade.  Common symptoms are, fever, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, stiff neck, lack of energy, sensitivity to bright lights.  People at risk: weakened immune systems caused by disease, medications( chemo therapy), babies, children under 5. Prevention is […]

September 30, 2017
Newark man, knocked unconscious, dies days after fight

The Newark Police Department reports the death of 27 year old Frederick Thomas III. Thomas is believed to be the victim of a fight which occurred on Friday night, (9/22), at about 10 p.m. The initial 911 call came in of a man who was unresponsive on the ground near the intersection of East Avenue […]

August 12, 2017
Grand Jury indicates estranged husband for Murder in the Second Degree in death of Sodus woman

On Tuesday, (8/8) County Court Judge John Nesbitt unsealed the Grand Jury Indictment that had been handed down by the Wayne County Grand Jury just over 24 hours earlier. Arraigned on the sealed Indictment for Murder in the Second degree was Alvin Ray Pinkard Sr., age 61, who is accused of killing his estranged wife, […]

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Mark A. Welker

FAIRPORT: Mark passed away on December 23, 2021 at age 79.  He is survived by his wife, Pat Welker; children, Craig (Candida) Welker and Terri (John) Strong; grandchildren, Austin Welker, Bryan (Brandy) Vandermallie, Dan Vandermallie, Morgan (Jeremy) Dianetti, Scott Allen, and Stephanie Woodard; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Barbara (Jim) Kahle and William (Pat) Welker; several […]

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Sombathy, Thomas “Tom” 

SODUS: Taken from us suddenly August 5, 2022.   Predeceased by adored and always missed granddad, Franklin and grandmother Marguerite Bartlett, dad Thomas Sombathy, mom Joyce Sombathy and father-in-law Edward Kuo.   Survived by soul mate, best friend, “wife” and love of his life Bonnie, beloved son Matthew (Jess Spade), beloved daughter Abby (Josh) Hogan, […]

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