Woman Passes Away after Avon Crash

AVON – The injured driver in Wednesday's collision on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road) passed away late Friday night. According to a press release from New York State Police, Norma Miller, 75, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital. State Police said that the investigation into the collision is ongoing. They were assisted at the scene by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. At the scene on Wednesday, State Police said that the driver of the … [Read more...]

Cops Find Crack and 3 Wanted People on 390

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested three out-of-county residents on Wednesday on active arrest warrants. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, David Lewis, 33, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Melissa Barrett, 26, and Adam Koester, 32, were arrested on warrants out of the Village of … [Read more...]

Lions to Mark 100th Birthday with Clock Near Avon Circle Park

AVON – The Avon Lions Club is working on putting up a pole clock near Circle Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International. According to Avon Lion Jim Carney, Lions Club International asked local clubs across the country to organize small centennial projects. After tossing around ideas for a small monument or a park bench, the club settled on a decorative clock. "With a bench, nobody knows who put it there unless … [Read more...]

Lima Seeks Buyer for Vacant Save-A-Lot

LIMA – The Town of Lima is seeking a new owner for a building that has been a central feature of the town for over 40 years. According to Lima Village Mayor Carl Luft said that he and Lima Town Supervisor Peter Yendell have been actively searching in their search for a buyer of the old Save-A-Lot building, particularly for grocery stores or grocery store chains to take over the facility. “No one has personally approached me buyer-wise,” … [Read more...]

Avon Truck Crash Critically Injures Driver

UPDATE: State Police now say that the injured driver is age 75, not age 41. AVON – A car collided with a box truck on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road) on Wednesday. According to first responders on scene, the driver of the sedan, a 75-year-old female, sustained critical injuries when the vehicles collided at about 3 p.m. Two passengers in the box truck were not injured. Firefighters had to free the driver of the sedan. NYS Police said that … [Read more...]

Avon School’s Online Survey Asks for Public Input on Budget

AVON – An online survey asks for the public's ideas about the proposed 2017-2018 school budget. According to Avon Central Schools, the link will be accessible on their website here by the end of the day Wednesday. "The Avon Central School District is in the process of developing the 2017 2018 school budget and we welcome, appreciate, and value your input," said Avon Central Schools in the release. "The Board would like to extend an … [Read more...]

Lima Jury Convicts Driver for Nearly Hitting Deputies

LIMA – A Lima jury returned a guilty verdict on Thursday against a Lima man who blew through a safety checkpoint, nearly striking two Livingston County Deputy Sheriffs, in July 2016. Steven Commanda, 36, was convicted of Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all of which are misdemeanors. "I will be asking the judge … [Read more...]

Lima Considers Changing Large Solar Panel Moratorium

LIMA – The Town of Lima is considering changing their moratorium on the construction of large solar panel operations. Deputy Supervisor Cathy Gardner plans to present information learned at a recent New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERTA) training in Mount Morris to the Town Zoning, Planning and Agriculture Boards for feedback on a change to the moratorium on large solar operations passed last year. "They are … [Read more...]

Peeking in Avon Windows puts Drugged-Up Driver in Jail

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office alleges that a Newark resident was driving drugged after suspiciously looking into the windows of an Avon home on New Year's Eve. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Felix Fantauzzi, 52, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operator, misdemeanor DWAI and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. On Dec. 31, Deputy Shawn Whitford allegedly … [Read more...]

Cops Bust Wanted Dansville Man and Drug-Stuffed Driver on 390

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two men, one from Dansville with a warrant for his arrest and one from Rochester who was allegedly carrying drugs. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ian Evaniak, 29, of Dansville, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Gates, NY for alleged traffic violations. A man eventually identified as Taheed Moffett, 32, was arrested for two counts of … [Read more...]