Ontario County, NY

Deputies identify body recovered from depths of Canandaigua lake

Canandaigua Lake, N.Y. -- A 61-year-old man who went missing in Canandaigua Lake several days ago was recovered Monday, deputies said. Kirk D. Hobbs, of Laurelton in Queens, was reported missing after he entered the lake from a boat and never resurfaced around 1:40 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.
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Outdoor Fitness Court Coming to Phelps

An Ontario County community will soon have a state-of-the-art outdoor fitness court available for its residents. Phelps, MVP Health Care and National Fitness Campaign (NFC) have announced a partnership to bring a free, outdoor Fitness Court® to The Phelps Community Center located at 8 Banta St. The Fitness Court is scheduled to open this fall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The MVP Health Care Fitness Court will provide the community with increased access to outdoor exercise programs.
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Divers find body in Canandaigua Lake

RUSHVILLE — Divers on Monday recovered a body of a man who jumped into Canandaigua Lake on Friday and never resurfaced. Ontario County sheriff's deputies said the body is identified as Kirk D. Hobbs, of Laurelton, Queens County, who was visiting family in the Canandaigua area. Hobbs, who was not wearing a flotation device, was boating with a relative Friday when he entered the water, deputies said.
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Phelps Man Accused of Shooting and Killing Dog

A Phelps man was brought to Ontario County Jail after police say he allegedly shot and killed another person’s dog. Deputies responded to a shots fired call Friday night at 1878 Falkey Road in Phelps and found that 44-year-old James Merkle had been involved in a domestic dispute with an individual who had an active Stay Away Order of Protection against him. After a verbal argument between the two, Merkle allegedly shot one of the victim’s dogs and ran into nearby woods. He was taken into custody after being found on the back side of a stand-alone building.

Bloomfield Man Accused of Sexual Contact With Child

A Bloomfield man is facing child sex abuse charges following a joint investigation by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s Child Protective Services. 59-year-old Timmy Miller is accused of having sexual contact with a person under the age of 13 back on July 30th. Following his...

Pot Sales In Gorham Up To Voters Today

Gorham residents are headed to polls today to determine if the Ontario County Town will join others in New York offering marijuana for sale. The town board last year voted to opt out of allowing adult retail sales and on site consumption of pot. Gorham residents then decided they wanted...

Body of man who disappeared while swimming pulled from Canandaigua Lake

Ontario County, N.Y. — The body of a man who disappeared while swimming Friday in Canandaigua Lake has been found. Kirk Hobbs, 61, of Laurelton, N.Y. was visiting family in the area and boating with a relative Friday when he entered the lake from the boat and went under water without resurfacing, according to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.

Man arrested for sexual abuse in Ontario County

Bloomfield, N.Y. — The Ontario County Sheriff's Office has arrested Timmy Miller, 59, for sexual abuse in the first degree. Police say on July 30, Miller had sexual contact with an individual less than 13-years-old. He was arraigned and will stay in Ontario County jail without bail until he...

Ontario County Hosting Free Rabies Clinic

Next week will see a free rabies clinic offered by Ontario County Public Health. Vaccines will be available for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Dogs must be leashed while cats and ferrets will need to be put in pet carriers. The clinic will run from 9:00a-12:00p on August 13 at the...

Crews search for missing swimmer on Canandaigua Lake

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC) — Crews are searching for a man who investigators say presumably drowned while swimming in Canandaigua Lake Friday. According to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, two men were on a boat around 1:40 p.m. when one of them jumped off to swim and began to struggle. The man was not wearing a […]

Red Jacket Schools Seek Feedback on School Resource Officer Program

The Manchester-Shortsville school district is currently evaluating the School Resource Officer agreement it has with Ontario County and is inviting you to share your feedback if you live within the district. Regulations of the SRO program require the school district to develop a written contract that defines the relationship between...

Recovery mission underway for missing swimmer on Canandaigua Lake

Gorham, N.Y. — The Ontario County Sheriff's Office will continue a recovery mission for a missing swimmer on Canandaigua Lake on Saturday morning. The missing man had gone boating with his brother when he jumped off to go swimming and never resurfaced, according to authorities on scene. "The brother...

It's Time to Play-ground!

Playgrounds have taken on new heights in Ontario County and it’s time for everyone to get out there and check them all out. Kids – ages – well – whatever age are sure to find a playground or two suited for them in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Victor Man Killed in Ontario County Farm Accident

An accident at Will-O-Crest Farms in Clifton Springs Thursday morning claimed the life of a 68-year-old Victor man. Steven Straight was hauling a load of manure on Bird Road when he turned left into a field on the south side of the road. Investigators say a portion of this field entrance has a grade and as Straight entered, the trailer began to rock back and forth and then rolled over. Straight had to be extricated by firefighters and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tractor-trailer fatality in Clifton Springs

CLIFTON SPRINGS, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says a Victor man died Thursday as the result of a tractor-trailer roll-over accident. Steven Straight, 68, was turning into Will-O-Crest Farms when the trailer rolled over. Deputies say it was due to the grade of the field entrance off of County Road 27.