4-H Picks Avon High Schooler for National Conference

AVON – A local teen is on his way to the 'pinnacle experience of 4-H citizenship' as a delegate at the National 4-H conference in Maryland. According to a press release from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County (CCE), Avon resident Ethan Low, a 13-year member of 4-H, will represent Livingston County in Chevy Chase, Maryland at the conference that 'engages delegates in personal development experiences that increase their … [Read more...]

Fire Blisters Caledonia House

CALEDONIA – A fire burned through part of a Caledonia home on Feely Road near Lacey Road Thursday night. According to first responders on scene, the fire began in the back of the house. The emergency call went out at about 9:15 p.m. "I and others who were first on scene arrived to find heavy fire in the back of the structure," said RJ Kantowski, Deputy Chief of the Caledonia Fire Department. "A neighbor advised us that the house was … [Read more...]

Woozy Shopper Leads Cops to Heroin in Avon

AVON – A report of a stumbling shopper led to the arrest of an Arkport resident for allegedly driving drugged and a Dansville resident for allegedly possessing heroin. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Joshua Penta, 37, of Arkport, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of … [Read more...]

Cops Catch Crack and Heroin on 390 in Lima

LIMA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two Wellsville residents on drug charges on 390. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Dominica Howells, 18, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. James … [Read more...]

Lima Plans Safer Path to Dollar General

LIMA – The Lima Town Board is taking the first steps toward a new pathway extending from Lima Baptist Church to Dollar General. According to Town Supervisor Pete Yendell, the Town has around $40,000 set aside for the construction of the walkway, which will likely start out as a gravel path. “I see so many people crossing for the Dollar General from every time I come into the village practically, and every time I see it I’m just so nervous,” … [Read more...]

Community Forum Coming for Avon’s 10-Year Comprehensive Plan

AVON – The Village of Avon announces an upcoming community forum for their 2017 update to the 10-year Comprehensive Plan. According to a press release from the Village of Avon, the community forum for the Village’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan update process is Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Village Hall Auditorium at 74 Genesee Street. "We need your input to help develop an all inclusive Plan that will serve to shape our … [Read more...]

Avon to Ask NYS for $50K to Replace Diseased Ash Trees

AVON – As the emerald ash borer (EAB) digs deeper into Avon, the Village is preparing a counterattack. The plan is to take out infected ash trees in the area of Avon Driving Park before the bugs can and use a New York State grant to replace them with disease-resistant species. The Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of applying for a $11,000 to $50,000 Urban and Community Forestry Grant from New York State to replace the trees … [Read more...]

York Woman Uses Neighbor’s Account to Pay Bills

YORK – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a local woman on a felony charge for allegedly using a neighbor's account to pay her own bills. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Donna Brian, 58, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The Sheriff's Office investigation alleges that Brian used a neighbor’s checking account to pay her own bills online. Police believe that these acts were … [Read more...]

Avon Schools to Launch Tip Line After Scare

AVON – Following a minor incident on social media that rippled into a wave of fear and rumors at Avon Central Schools, the District announced to families that it plans to establish a tip line to alert administrators of suspicious or alarming online activity. An email that Avon Superintendent Aaron Johnson sent to families on Jan. 19 is as follows: Good evening, This is your school superintendent, Aaron Johnson. As you may be aware, a … [Read more...]

Avon’s Suspicious Crash Leads to DWI and Felony Arrest

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office ended their investigation into Thursday's suspicious accident at Dutch Hollow Market with a felony arrest on Friday. Jon Jarrell, 62, was arrestred for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree and Driving While Intoxicated. Security camera footage shows Jarrell's eastbound vehicle veering off the right shoulder of E Avon Road at about 10:30 a.m., bouncing through a ditch … [Read more...]