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Geneseo Presses Trauma and Recovery Into Steamrolled Painting

GENESEO – Artist Steve Prince and over two dozen people he had never met before helped steamroll painted puzzle pieces on paper to represent individual traumas and recoveries, which fit together as one community in one art piece. Prince, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, says that his piece, 'Ripple,' is designed in the spirit of … [Read More...]

SUNY Geneseo Students Outraged by Prof’s ‘Female or Shemale’ Quiz

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo students are outraged by a Sociology professor's quiz during a lecture on transgender people, which some are calling transphobic. The Facebook profile of student Jasmine Cui posted an image of Professor David Sorbello and a slide shown to students titled 'Female or Shemale? Can You Tell?' and claimed that he had said 'so … [Read More...]

Plane, Drones, Neighbors Searched Geneseo for Runaway Hunt Race Pony

GENESEO – A WWII plane, drones and dozens of volunteers searched for two days for the pony that bolted from the Genesee Valley Hunt Races on Saturday. According to Marion Thorne, <> of the Hunt, a child was trying to mount the pony, Jasmine, when the saddle slipped. "The girth wasn't tight enough and the saddle slipped under her. She … [Read More...]

Armed Dansville Pizza Shop Robber at Large

DANSVILLE – Police are still seeking the man who robbed Pizza Corners on Main Street at gunpoint Thursday night. Pizza Corners owner Dawn Cuddeback said that her two employees were at the shop at about 8 p.m. when a man came in wearing a t-shirt and a backwards baseball cap. "The girls said he was really sketchy looking," said Cuddeback. "He … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Police Release Activity Report for Oct. 16 to Oct. 19

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department released the following activity report to local media. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the activity reports are intended to give local residents a direct glimpse into the day-to-day activities of the Geneseo Police Department. “We want residents to know what our officers are doing in … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

390 Heroin Overdose Ends with Rescue and Arrest

AVON – A Perry resident is facing several criminal charges after allegedly overdosing while driving on 390. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Joseph Corcimiglia Jr., 56, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in … [Read More...]

Brows, Brazilians, and Bikinis Evolves Into Holistic Medicine

AVON — Brows, Brazilians, and Bikinis has evolved into more than waxing - they are additionally offer alternative wellness and holistic skin care. The business, which started out on Main Street, Geneseo, has evolved to adding holistic services that focus on well-being and natural healing practices and now operates in a rural setting on South … [Read More...]

Flattened Lima Stop Sign Points to Dump Truck Driver’s 47 Suspensions

LIMA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester man for allegedly having 47 license suspensions when he flattened a stop sign and drove off. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Eugene Smith, 68, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First … [Read More...]

Car Rolls into Utility Pole in Lima

LIMA – A car knocked down a utility pole on Rte. 15A (Rochester Road) Monday afternoon. According to first responders at the scene, the car was southbound on Rochester Road when it ran off the west shoulder at about 3:46 p.m., rolled into a ditch and struck a utility pole, breaking it and knocking it over. "There was a single occupant in the … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Geneseo Presses Trauma and Recovery Into Steamrolled Painting

GENESEO – Artist Steve Prince and over two dozen people he had never met before helped steamroll painted puzzle pieces on paper to represent individual traumas and recoveries, which fit together as one community in one art piece. Prince, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, says that his piece, 'Ripple,' is designed in the spirit of … [Read More...]

SUNY Geneseo Students Outraged by Prof’s ‘Female or Shemale’ Quiz

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo students are outraged by a Sociology professor's quiz during a lecture on transgender people, which some are calling transphobic. The Facebook profile of student Jasmine Cui posted an image of Professor David Sorbello and a slide shown to students titled 'Female or Shemale? Can You Tell?' and claimed that he had said 'so … [Read More...]

Plane, Drones, Neighbors Searched Geneseo for Runaway Hunt Race Pony

GENESEO – A WWII plane, drones and dozens of volunteers searched for two days for the pony that bolted from the Genesee Valley Hunt Races on Saturday. According to Marion Thorne, <> of the Hunt, a child was trying to mount the pony, Jasmine, when the saddle slipped. "The girth wasn't tight enough and the saddle slipped under her. She … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Police Release Activity Report for Oct. 16 to Oct. 19

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department released the following activity report to local media. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the activity reports are intended to give local residents a direct glimpse into the day-to-day activities of the Geneseo Police Department. “We want residents to know what our officers are doing in … [Read More...]

DEC Investigates Buried ‘Solid Waste’ on Geneseo Property

GENESEO – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is investigating a possible illegal dumping site on Lakeville Groveland Road. According to the DEC, the investigation is focused on the illegal disposal of 'solid waste.' "We are investigating improper disposal of solid waste," said DEC Environmental Conservation … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

Armed Dansville Pizza Shop Robber at Large

DANSVILLE – Police are still seeking the man who robbed Pizza Corners on Main Street at gunpoint Thursday night. Pizza Corners owner Dawn Cuddeback said that her two employees were at the shop at about 8 p.m. when a man came in wearing a t-shirt and a backwards baseball cap. “The girls said he was […]

$5K Check Fraud Jails Conesus Man

LIVONIA — An allegedly illegal check deposit resulted in a felony charge for a Conesus man. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Wood, 50, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The investigation alleges that Wood deposited a check into his account at a bank in […]

Foreclosed House Burns in West Sparta

WEST SPARTA – A mysterious fire damaged the interior of a house on Presbyterian Road on Wednesday. According to first responders at the scene, the house is unoccupied, vacant, foreclosed, and had no power running to it. “I arived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the eaves and roof,” said West Sparta Fire Chief […]

2 Teens Seriously Injured in West Sparta Deer Crash

WEST SPARTA – The passenger and ejected driver in Friday morning’s deer collision and rollover each suffered serious injuries. New York State Police said that the driver, a 19-year-old male, was ejected and suffered multiple serious injuries that are still being evaluated. A helicopter took him from the scene. The passenger, a 19-year-old female, suffered […]

Car Strikes Deer and Rolls 500 Feet in West Sparta

WEST SPARTA – A car struck a deer and ran off Redmond Road and rolled hundreds of feet on Friday. According to first responders at the scene, a male driver and his female passenger were westbound on Redmond Road at about 11:20 a.m. when they crested a hill while a deer was in the roadway. […]

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COURTS

Gun and Menacing Felonies for Livonia Man After Car Crash

LIVONIA — A car crash and domestic incident investigation over the summer ended Wednesday with the arrest of a Livonia resident on felony charges. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Cieri, 57, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, felony Menacing in the Second […]

$5K Check Fraud Jails Conesus Man

LIVONIA — An allegedly illegal check deposit resulted in a felony charge for a Conesus man. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Wood, 50, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The investigation alleges that Wood deposited a check into his account at a bank in […]

Sheriff’s Office Arrest Woman for Over $2K Welfare Fraud

MOUNT MORRIS — The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Houghton, NY resident for allegedly defrauding the welfare system. According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Donna Shelton, 44, was arrested for Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, and Offering […]

Caledonia Burned Body Case Hits Trial Monday

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Trial begins Monday for the man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s roomate and burning her body in Caledonia. Aykut Ozkaynak, 36, will stand trial for Murder in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both of which are felonies. Ozkaynak was arrested with Mary Neverett for the death and burning of […]

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FEATURES

Geneseo Presses Trauma and Recovery Into Steamrolled Painting

GENESEO – Artist Steve Prince and over two dozen people he had never met before helped steamroll painted puzzle pieces on paper to represent individual traumas and recoveries, which fit together as one community in one art piece. Prince, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, says that his piece, ‘Ripple,’ is designed in the […]

Village Historian To Publicize Geneseo WWI Efforts For Veterans Day

GENESEO — Village Historian David Parish went to the Village of Geneseo Board to publicize a report on Geneseo’s history in World War I for this Upcoming Veterans Day. Parish received most of the records from the early days of the Northern Livingston Red Cross chapter. The detailed report is nearly the length of book […]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: I’m Voting Andrea Bailey for Geneseo Town Council

The following is an email submitted by Kevin Van Allen to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor: If I lived in Geneseo I would certainly cast my vote for Andrea Bailey for Town Council.  Although I don’t live there, my […]

Brows, Brazilians, and Bikinis Evolves Into Holistic Medicine

AVON — Brows, Brazilians, and Bikinis has evolved into more than waxing – they are additionally offer alternative wellness and holistic skin care. The business, which started out on Main Street, Geneseo, has evolved to adding holistic services that focus on well-being and natural healing practices and now operates in a rural setting on South […]

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SPORTS

GIRLS SOCCER: Yencer Hat-trick for Avon Upsets Byron Bergen

BYRON-BERGEN — In girls soccer the (7)Avon Braves upset the (2)Byron-Bergen Bees 4-2 thanks to 3 goals by Katrina Yencer. Nora Hayes (Katrina Yencer) scored the additional goal for the Braves. Yencer now has 5 goals and 2 assists in the 2017 sectional tournament. The Braves hope to continue their run with a victory over […]

BOYS SOCCER: Mount Morris Defeats Fillmore 4-1, Advances to Semi-Finals

MOUNT MORRIS — In boys soccer the (3)Mount Morris Blue Devils defeated the (6)Fillmore Eagles 4-1 in the Section V Class D1 bracket. The Blue Devils peppered Fillmore with 21 shots on net. Colin Brickwood (Michael Edwards), Collin Young (Franky Mendez), Cameron Regal (Collin Young),Dylan Cicero scored the Mount Morris goals. Next up for Mount […]

FOOTBALL: Livonia Advances to 2nd round of Playoffs

LIVONIA — The Livonia Bulldogs defeated the Waterloo Indians 61-12 in the first round of the 2017 Section V Class B bracket. The second seeded Bulldogs (7-1) will next face the winner of Geneva VS Honeoye Falls on October 28th. So far this season the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 381-61.  

FOTTBALL: Clyde Savannah Ends the Season for Perry/Mount Morris

CLYDE-SAVANNAH — The football season came to an end for Perry Mount Morris as they fell to the tough Clyde-Savannah Eagles 63-21 in Sectionals. The Eagles are undefeated and the top seed in the Section V Class 2 bracket. Perry Mount Morris finishes the season 2-6 and were outscored by opponents 1159 292.

FOOTBALL: Avon Wins Conner Ferris Bowl Game

AVON — The Avon Braves didn’t have the regular season they hoped for but they ended on a positive note winning the Conner Ferris Bowl game defeating Sodus/Lyons 28-6. The Connor Ferris Bowl C2 Bowl game is for those teams in the division that don’t make the playoffs. The Braves finish the season (2-6) and […]

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SUN TV

SUN VIDEO: Livingston County Delivers Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An outpouring of local generosity delivered piles of much-needed emergency supplies to the Livingston County Medical Reserve Corps, to later go to the residents of Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. June Webster, Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness in Livingston County, said that this is an unusual effort considering that their […]

SUN VIDEO: Livonia Vet and LCCOPS Fetch Lost Dog’s Plane Ticket to Arizona

LIVONIA – A German shepherd that went missing over a year ago turned up wandering the road in Livonia. The Livingston County Coalition of Patrol Services (LCCOPS), the union for the Police Services Bureau of the Sheriff’s Office, agreed to foot the bill for Max’s plane ticket to fly home. The running theory is that Max […]

SUN VIDEO: Mount Morris Youth Center Shoots for Halloween Open House

MOUNT MORRIS – The youth and arts center taking shape in downtown Mount Morris is committed to opening its doors for a sneak peak on Halloween. Josh and Kelly Bacon, founders of the Christian Community Center for Youth and the Arts, have already recruited dozens of volunteers to help build the center. Still, donations will […]

SUN VIDEO: One of Geneseo’s Oldest Churches Turns 150

GENESEO – St. Michael’s Church was standing on Main Street before the bear fountain went in. It was there before the county courthouse was built, and before the construction of the Wadsworth Normal School, which would become SUNY Geneseo. Since then, its appearance has been virtually unchanged. The stone and iron work inside is all […]

SUN VIDEO: Anonymous Donors Restore 50-Year-Old Church Organ in Geneseo

GENESEO – Anonymous donors completely funded an extensive renovation of the nearly 50-year-old pipe organ at St. Michael’s Church. Breaking into the two-story, 2,000-pipe instrument revealed what Organist and Choirmaster Fr. Mitch Bush called ‘pages and pages’ of problems that had been altering the organ’s sound for years. The task then fell to organ technician Tim […]

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