Castile

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Business, Warsaw, Castile.

Press release:

Proving that a minute can matter, Tompkins Bank of Castile is launching its third round of the quarterly Community Minute Challenge. Each quarterly winner is awarded $2,500; by the end of the contest, a total of $10,000 will have been provided in much-needed funds to local not-for-profit organizations.

“The response to the Community Minute Challenge has been tremendous, and we’re thrilled to be able to help shine a light on the important services that are provided by not-for-profit organizations in our area,” said John McKenna, Bank president and CEO.

The third round will begin February 27 and run through March 13. The winning organization is determined by public voting on the Bank of Castile Facebook page, where visitors can watch the one-minute videos produced by participating nonprofits and then vote for their favorite. Each video explains how the nonprofit would use the awarded funds. The six organizations competing in this round are:

    • Wyoming County Community Action (Wyoming County)  

    • Al Sigl Community of Agencies (Monroe County)

    • Batavia Rotary (Genesee County)

    • Focus on the Children (Livingston County)

    • Genesee Amateur Hockey Association (Genesee County) 

    • Villa of Hope (Monroe County) 

To show support for the initiative and cast a vote, participants should “like” the Tompkins Bank of Castile Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TompkinsBankofCastile and click on the Community Minute Challenge app. They can then select their favorite nonprofit after watching the one-minute videos. Individuals can vote once per day during the contest period.

Launched in August 2016, the Community Minute Challenge has awarded $5,000 to date. The first-round winner was Going to the Dogs Rescue in Wyoming County, an organization dedicated to helping homeless pets find loving forever homes. The second-round winner was ARC of Genesee Orleans, a resource of choice for people with disabilities and their families in both Genesee and Orleans counties. Photos of the previous winners are available upon request. A fourth round of the Community Minute Challenge will launch later this year.

Tompkins Bank of Castile is a community bank with 16 offices in the five-county Western New York region. Services include complete lines of consumer deposit accounts and loans, business accounts and loans, and leasing. In addition, insurance is offered through an affiliate company, Tompkins Insurance Agencies. Wealth management, trust and investment services are provided through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information about the bank is available on its website, www.bankofcastile.com.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Castile, fire, crime, Business, news.

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 Amy S. Goodenow

Amy S. Goodenow, no age provided, of Castile was charged with arson in the third degree, a Class C felony, for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed a Castile business.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says, during the early morning hours of Feb. 15 a fire broke out at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile. When deputies arrived at the Main Street restaurant they noticed a “working structure fire” and say Goodenow was at the scene at the time of the incident.

After both a fire and criminal investigation, officials determined that the fire was intentionally set. 

Although Goodenow owns the business, the contents and building are owned by Steve Gitsis.

Members from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were on the scene for close to five hours putting out the flames. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Goodenow, who was jailed on $5,000 cash bail and $10,000 bond, subsequently posted bail and was released. 

She is due in the Village of Castile Court at 7:30 p.m. April 3.

See related: Castile Diner fire remains under investigation

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Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:06 am

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Around 3 o’clock this morning a fire broke out at 71 Covington St. in the Village of Perry. 

Crews from Perry, Perry Center, Silver Springs, Castile, Warsaw, and Mount Morris fire departments responded to the scene with Fire Chief in Charge Perry Fire Chief Steve Laraby. 

Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Perry Police Department, Perry Department of Public Works, NYSEG, and the Red Cross. Standing by at empty fire stations included Wyoming and Leicester fire departments.

The fire was said to have started due to a malfunctioning hot air furnace, causing $60,000 in damages to the home.

Firefighters were at the scene for four hours putting out the blaze with no injuries reported.

The Covington home housed two apartments, which resulted in two families being displaced and in need of assistance by the Red Cross. A total of six people were affected by the fire.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Press release:

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) says $3 million in state funding will help eligible municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their municipal use fleets. The program is part of the New York Power Authority’s Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle Program, which provides financial assistance to facilitate the replacement of less fuel-efficient vehicles.

“This funding will help towns and villages purchase electric and hybrid vehicles that are more fuel efficient and promote a cleaner environment,” Gallivan said. “The state’s financial support allows municipalities to participate in this important initiative and makes the program affordable to more communities.”

In Senate District 59, the villages of Arcade, Castile, Churchville, Silver Springs, and Springville are eligible to participate in the Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle Program.
Several types of electric and hybrid vehicles are offered for purchase under the program, including passenger cars, pickup trucks, off-road specialty vehicles and heavy-duty utility bucket trucks. 

Municipalities and rural electric cooperatives that currently receive low-cost hydropower from the New York Power Authority are eligible to participate in this program. The funding builds on $5 million previously distributed under this program that has helped put 61 clean vehicles into service in 24 towns and villages across the state.

New York Power Authority's Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle program works by providing zero-interest financing. The funds made available for the purchase of these vehicles are recovered over the course of three years.

New York Power Authority serves 47 municipal and four rural electric cooperative utility systems around the state, providing them with low-cost hydropower to help meet the electricity needs of their residents and businesses.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

James Mages, 53, of Akron, was charged Feb. 13 with criminal trespass in the second degree and petit larceny. Mages is accused of entering a home on Nesbitt Road, Attica, and taking clothing from the residence. After being confronted by the homeowner, he left the house. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say they found Mages driving from the scene. Allegedly refusing to stop, Mages led officers to a Buffalo Road address in the Town of Orangeville, where he was arrested. Additionally, deputies say he was wearing the clothing he had taken from the Nesbitt Road home. Subsequently, Mages was also charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and failure to comply with a police officer. He was put in Wyoming County jail on $5,000 bond. He is due in both Attica and Orangeville town courts at a later date. New York State Police and Warsaw Police assisted with the arrest.

Keith E. Legge, 44, of Perry, was charged Feb. 15 with harassment in the second degree. Perry Police say Legge is accused of threatening a neighbor at a South Main Street address. He is due in Perry Village Court March 14.

Scott Grisewood, no age provided, of Warsaw, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Perry Village Court. He was picked up on the warrant by Warsaw Police. Grisewood was released on his own recognizance to pretrial release.

Andrew Perdock, no age provided, of Perry, was arrested Feb. 14 on a warrant issued out of Perry Village Court. He was released on his own recognizance to pretrial release.

Nicole R. Fronczak, 27, of Silver Springs, was charged Feb. 11 with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC of .08 percent or greater, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Fronczak was stopped on Route 19A, Castile, after deputies say they saw her driving across the center yellow lines of the roadway. She was arrested following an investigation and allegedly failing roadside field sobriety testing. She was taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office where a breath sample allegedly showed a BAC of .14 percent. She is due in the Town of Castile Court March 6.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:21 pm

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An early morning fire at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St., Castile, remains under investigation today.

While no injuries were reported, fire crews were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours under Fire Chief in Charge, Castile Fire Chief Bill Dake.

Firefighters from Castile, Silver Springs, Gainesville, Bliss, Pike, and Nunda fire departments were assisted by Wyoming County Emergency Services, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police, and the Village of Castile. Standing by at empty fire stations included Perry, Warsaw and Fillmore fire departments.

Damages are estimated at $150,000.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:04 am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Castile.

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A fire is reported at the Castile Diner, 125 S. Main St. in Castile. A first responder says there is smoke in the building. Castile Fire Department is responding, along with mutual aid from Warsaw, Gainesville, Bliss, Perry, Pike, Silver Springs and Nunda.

UPDATE 1:07 a.m.: This is a fully involved structure fire.

UPDATE 1:15 a.m.: Command requests a Castile ambulance to the scene to evaluate a female.

UPDATE 1:16 a.m.: Wyoming County Sheriffs deputies are at the scene.

UPDATE 1:19 a.m.: A truck from Warsaw is requested to fill in at Silver Springs Fire Hall.

UPDATE 1:20 a.m.: Crews from Perry are standing by in Castile's fire hall.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile, Silver Springs, Warsaw, Pike.

A 16-year-old female, of Perry, was charged Jan. 25 with harassment in the second degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree. The teen is accused of grabbing court paperwork out of a Perry police officer’s hand while he was taking another individual, who had been arrested, to his police car. Additionally, she is accused of ripping the officer’s radio off from his uniform. She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

Kyle Meerboth, 22, of Sardinia, was charged Jan. 21 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving with a BAC above .18 percent, and failure to keep right. Meerboth was stopped on Griffith Road, Pike, following a traffic complaint. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Meerboth failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. His breath test allegedly showed a BAC of .21 percent. He is due in the Pike Town Court Feb. 7

Gregory Scott, 54, of Perry, was charged Jan. 28 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving with a BAC of .18, and move from lane unsafely. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Scott drove his vehicle into a ditch on Chapman Road, Castile. During the investigation, deputies say he failed sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Additionally, he was allegedly found to have a BAC of .22 percent. He is due in Castile Town Court Feb. 13. Perry Police assisted deputies at the scene.

Brent Jno-Jules, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged Jan. 28 with speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana, and driving while ability impaired by a drug. Jno-Jules was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A, Perry. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the suspect for allegedly driving 82 in a 55-mph zone. During the investigation, officers say they smelled an “odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle. He was placed through field sobriety testing and subsequently arrested for DWI and taken to the Sheriff’s Office for a drug influence evaluation. It was determined by the drug recognition expert that Jno-Jules was impaired by cannabis. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $300 cash bail or $3,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Perry Court March 8. Perry Police assisted deputies at the scene.

Derek E. Parke, 30, of Pike, was charged Jan. 30 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, following a traffic stop on Federal Street, Perry. Perry Police say Parke’s driver's license was suspended for failure to pay fines out of Warsaw Town Court and failure to answer summons out of Amherst Town Court. He is due in Perry Village Court at a later date.

Jeremy Mack, 36, of Silver Springs, was arrested Jan. 27 on an arrest warrant issued by Silver Springs Court for a violation of pre-trial release conditions. He was put in Wyoming County Jail without bail. He is due in court April 3.

Mason Maha, 19, of Perry, was charged Jan. 25 with petit larceny. He is accused of stealing two car tires from a home in Perry. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. He is due in Perry Village Court Feb. 14.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Arcade, Castile, Perry, Attica.

Several local students made the fall 2016 semester dean’s list at Nazareth College, Rochester.

They include: 

    • John Beyer, of Arcade, who is studying psychology;

    • Katriel DeGolyer, who is studying English literature, and Alexandra Scharet, who is studying social work, both of Castile;

    • Zachary Lowery, of Perry, who is studying health sciences; and

    • McKenzie McLaughlin, of Attica, who is studying psychology.

A student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean's list at Nazareth.

Nazareth College offers 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The college supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. 

Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Castile, Perry, Warsaw.

Jonathan Carr II, 27, of Nunda, was charged Jan. 17 with: felony driving while intoxicated; felony operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or higher; aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; operating a motor vehicle without insurance; and following to closely. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a rear-end collision on South Main Street, Castile. Carr and his passenger allegedly fled the scene on foot before deputies arrived. Officers say a Good Samaritan on Glen Iris Road told them about two men looking for a ride. Subsequently, a deputy, along with a New York State Trooper, located the men and determined they were the ones from the accident. Following an investigation, officers determined that Carr was the driver of the vehicle and had a BAC of .11 percent. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. He is due in court April 3.

Mason I. Maha, 19, of Perry, was charged Jan. 23 with burglary in the second degree and petit larceny. Maha is accused of stealing and cashing checks that were reported stolen from a home in Castile. He was released to the Wyoming County pre-trial release program and is due in the Town of Castile Court at a later date. In lieu of setting bail a defendant is released into a pre-trial release program that is run by the probation department. There are conditions of release such as curfews, testing, etcetera. If they violate the terms, bail could be added or increased or withdrawn altogether.

Duane L. Archer, 44, of Columbia, Md., was charged Jan. 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, speed in zone, and failure to keep right. Archer was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 20A at Toolhouse Road, Warsaw. Officers say he was stopped after he was seen crossing the centerline of the road multiple times and speeding while in the Village of Warsaw. During the investigation, it was allegedly found he had one active suspension in New York State since 2014 for failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment fee to the Department of Motor Vehicle. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court March 6.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:40 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, Perry, Castile, Warsaw.
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Dakota J. Ribbeck, 24, of Perry, was charged Jan. 17 with rape in the third degree. Ribbeck is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old female earlier this month. He is being held in the Wyoming County Jail on $2,500 cash bail. He is due in court Feb. 14.

Christopher P. Volk, 22, of Castile, was charged Jan. 16 with grand larceny in the fourth degree, criminal contempt in the second degree, and aggravated family offense. Volk was arrested following a domestic incident on Toolhouse Road, Warsaw. He is accused of taking a cell phone out of the victim’s hand and taking it to a remote location near the home. An order of protection was in place at the time. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he later returned to the home while police were there, at which time he was taken into custody. Additionally, deputies say Volk was convicted of assault in the third degree in 2015 in connection with another domestic incident. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Feb. 6.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:17 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Silver Springs, Pike, Castile, news, Java.

Dutch L. Bryndle, 23, of West Falls, was charged Jan. 14 with uninspected motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Bryndle was stopped on Route 78, Java, after a registration check allegedly showed his vehicle’s inspection had expired in December. Additionally, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he was in possession of marijuana and subsequently failed field sobriety testing. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluated him and determined him to be impaired by cannabis and unable to operated a vehicle safely. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date. Additionally, while at the Sheriff’s Office, Bryndle allegedly tampered with evidence pertaining to the DWAI case and was subsequently charged with tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court for this charge Feb. 13.

Daina C. Snyder, 30, of Warsaw, was charged Jan. 9 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a property damage accident on Woodruff Street, Silver Springs, involving Snyder’s car. According to the report, Snyder parked her car on the road and shortly thereafter it was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway. During the investigation it was allegedly found that she drove to the scene while her driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support. She is due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Feb. 13.

Ernest D. Lane, 58, no address provided, was charged Jan. 14 with menacing in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Castile where Lane reportedly threatened another household member with a baseball bat. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. He is due in the Village of Castile Court at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Derek Parke, 30, of Pike, was charged Jan. 15 with failing to keep right and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. Parke was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 19, Warsaw. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Parke crossed over the centerline into the opposite lane, crossed back over and then stopped on the shoulder of the road. When deputies stopped to check on the man, it was allegedly found that he was driving with a suspended license. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Feb. 6.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Wyoming County has a contract with Waste Management for curbside collection for several towns and villages, which county officials say proves to be “quite a bit cheaper” as a “huge collective” contract vs. individually.

For 2017, the annual cost is approximately $237 for year-round residents, up slightly – $2 to $3 – from 2016. The seasonal rate is approximately $187. Additionally, residents do not have to purchase Waste Management cans or bins for recyclables.

The collection schedule is as follows:

    • Monday – Town and Village of Perry and Old Orchard Beach and Fairview roads, Silver Lake;

    • Tuesday – Town and Village of Gainesville, Village of Silver Springs, and Town and Village of Castile;

    • Wednesday – towns of Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield;

    • Thursday – Village of Wyoming, Town of Middlebury, and Town and Village of Warsaw; and

    • Friday – Genesee Falls, and the towns of Pike and Eagle.

If your collection day falls on or follows the following holidays during that week –  New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – collection will be one day later.

Garbage should be placed within 5 feet of the road, before 6 a.m. on your pickup day. The equivalent of five bags or cans of normal residential garbage, including garden and yard waste, will be picked up weekly. Only one large item will be picked up each week.

Recyclables will be collected on the same day, possibly in separate trucks and at different times during the day. All recyclable material should be placed in a separate receptacle marked “recyclable.”

For more information email glow@co.genesee.ny.us or visit www.glowsolidwaste.org.

Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Wethersfield, Castile, Perry.

A 14-year-old male, of Wethersfield, was charged Dec. 28 with criminal mischief in the third degree, a Class E felony, following a domestic dispute. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen had become angry at his family and then became destructive – ripping large holes into the drywall inside the home. Additionally, when the boy went outside, he is accused of using a shovel to destroy and remove the exterior siding. Upon doing so, he created large holes in the outside walls, which went through to the inside of the home. He is due in Wyoming County Family Court at a later date.

Adan R. Lopez, 27, of Castile, was arrested Dec. 23 following a traffic complaint in the Town of Perry. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of an erratic driver on Route 246, Perry, in whose vehicle Lopez was a passenger. Deputies say Lopez was found to have entered the United States illegally. Additionally, he allegedly had been deported out of the United States at another time. Lopez was arrested and subsequently turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Warsaw, Castile, Pike, Sheldon, Covington.

Kevin Casey, 24, of Warsaw, was charged Dec. 24 with driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent, both are misdemeanors; and speed above 55 mph. Casey was stopped on Perry Road, Sheldon for allegedly driving 83 in a 55-mph zone. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he failed roadside sobriety testing and showed a BAC above the legal limit of .08 percent. He is due in the Town of Sheldon Court Jan. 3.

Jason Hedges, 41, of Castile, was charged Dec. 24 with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, moving from lane unsafely, and no seat belt. Hedges was charged following a car accident on Route 39, Pike. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he left the roadway and struck a cement culvert during the accident. He was ejected from the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. He is due in Pike Town Court Jan. 9. Pike Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Nichole A. Dacey, 29, of Perry, and Jessica Y. Ruch, 34, of Livonia, were arrested Dec. 21 following a traffic stop on Route 246, Covington. Ruch, the driver, was stopped for multiple equipment infractions during a Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office DWI patrol. Deputies say she was found to have three active suspensions on her driver’s license for failure to answer summonses and failure to pay fines. She was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Dacey, a passenger, is accused of being in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Bail was set for both women at $500 cash or $2,500 bond. Additionally, they are due in the Town of Covington Court Feb. 27.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Castile, Warsaw.

Bradley P. Fairchok, 22, of Perry, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to dim high beams. Fairchok was stopped on Route 39, Castile, for failing to dim his high beams. During the traffic stop, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he was found to have an expired and suspended driver’s license. He is due in the Town of Castile Court Jan. 9.

Heinrich J. Buck, 29, of Warsaw, was charged Dec. 17 with failing to yield the right of way when entering the roadway. Buck was charged following a two-car accident on Oatka Road, Warsaw. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Buck was plowing a residential driveway when he was unable to exit the driveway. Subsequently, he drove through the lawn of the home and entered the road with the plow truck without looking for oncoming vehicles and struck 66-year-old David L. Phillips’s vehicle. The Phillips vehicle was struck on the passenger side and pushed across the eastbound lane into a utility pole, breaking the pole. Phillips, of Castile, and his 72-year-old female passenger were taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital via Warsaw Ambulance for minor injuries and later released. Buck is due in Warsaw Town Court at a later date. The Warsaw Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Wayne D. Snyder, 38, of Castile, was charged Dec. 20 with criminal contempt in the second degree. Snyder was arrested following a welfare check. He is due in Warsaw Village Court Jan. 9.

Stephanie A. Cooper, 22, of Warsaw, was charged Dec. 21 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of a hypodermic instrument. She was jailed in the Wyoming Count Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. She is due in Warsaw Village Court Jan. 9.

Jacob A. Hicks, 36, and Melissa L. Baker, 32, both of Warsaw, were both arrested Dec. 5 following an investigation into a larceny at a Warsaw Main Street business. Hicks was charged with four counts of petit larceny and two counts of issuing a bad check. He was put in Wyoming County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond. Baker was charged with two counts of petit larceny. Both are due in Warsaw Village Court Jan. 9.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, Castile, Silver Springs, Perry.

Press release:

 

Tompkins Bank of Castile recently recognized the decades of service five employees have given to the institution. Bank officials say their length of service characterizes the company’s stability and loyalty as an organization.

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    Diana Williams    Debbie James

 

Diana Williams, assistant vice president of the Avon branch, is celebrating 35 years with the bank. She began her banking career in 1977 as a part-time teller at the American Express branch in Augsburg, Germany. When she moved to the United States, she stayed with the financial services industry and began working for Chase at the East Avon branch, which was purchased by The Bank of Castile in 1994. Williams and her husband, Richard, live in Livonia. They have three children and four grandchildren. She is active in the Avon Rotary and Junior Achievement.

 

The following employees are celebrating 25 years of service:

    • Theresa Nicastro is the assistant manager of Commercial Loan Operations. She is active in planning, organizing and coordinating efficient service of commercial loans for Tompkins Bank of Castile as well as the three other banks of Tompkins Financial Corp. She began her career as a teller in the Perry branch and has held numerous positions ranging from administrative assistant to branch manager. She says being a part of the Tompkins family is a “special blessing and loves being a part of such a wonderful organization.” She and her partner, Steve, reside in Silver Springs along with their two rescue dogs.

    • Annette Granger started in the Proof Department and was working as a commercial credit Services Associate at our Operations Center in Perry until she retired this past year. 

    • Debbie James, vice president – consumer product manager, works to ensure a superior customer experience and that the banks products are competitive and customer-friendly. Her first job was as a teller in the Perry branch. She has continued to grow within the company, serving several years as the Castile Branch Manager. Based at its Operations Center in Perry, her current responsibilities encompass all of Tompkins Financial Corporation. James and her husband, Brad, have two children, Erika and Michael. They live in Silver Springs.

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   Theresa Nicastro    Carolyn Francis    Annette Granger

    • Carolyn Francis, assistant vice president, small business credit officer, joined the bank in 1986 and has held various positions. She started in the proofing department, went to the mortgage department and finally landed in the commercial department working specifically with small businesses in the community. Francis left the bank for a brief time, but said she came back because she “loves all the great people that she works with and they are like family to her.” Francis lives in Fillmore with her husband, Greg. 

 

“Our employees are truly what differentiate our company, delivering superior customer service every day,” said Tompkins Bank of Castile CEO and President John McKenna. “We work hard to provide a rewarding and engaging workplace which helps us attract the best talent and results in extraordinary consistency of our employee base.”

 

Tompkins Bank of Castile values the commitment and service these employees have given to the company. 

 

Tompkins Bank of Castile is a community bank with 16 offices in the five-county Western New York region. Services include complete lines of consumer deposit accounts and loans, business accounts and loans, and leasing. In addition, insurance is offered through an affiliate company, Tompkins Insurance Agencies, wealth management, trust and investment services are provided through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information about the bank is available at www.bankofcastile.com.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:23 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, weather, school, Arcade, Castile, letchworth, Warsaw.

School closings and delays for Wyoming County Dec. 15:

    • Castile Christian Academy – Closed

    • Letchworth Central School – Delayed two hours 

    • Pioneer Central School – Delayed two hours

    • Genesee Community College Warsaw campus – Closed

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Wyoming, Middlebury, Castile, Perry.

Andrea Stern-Manley, 46, of Wyoming, was charged Nov. 29 with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, all as misdemeanors; failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, and refusal to take a pre-screen device. The charges stem from a rollover accident on East Bethany Road, Middlebury. Wyoming County deputies say Stern-Manley’s vehicle had rolled, coming to final rest on its side, subsequently trapping the woman in the vehicle. Once removed from the vehicle she was arrested for DWI. She is accused of refusing a breath test and had her driver’s license suspended for refusing. She was jailed in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. She is due in Middlebury Town Court Dec. 5. Wyoming Fire Department and Warsaw Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Jermaine C. Felton, 41, of Utica, was arrested Nov. 23 on a warrant from 2013 for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. In June 2011, Felton was charged and a warrant issued after he allegedly took a vehicle from the Village of Perry without the owner’s permission. In November, Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies stopped him on Route 390 in Avon. During the stop, the deputy learned about the active warrant. Felton was turned over to Perry Police and jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is due in Perry Village Court Dec. 6.

Cheryl Figoura, no age provided, of Castile, was charged Dec. 1 with unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operator in the third degree, operating a motor vehicle while registration is suspended, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Perry Police accuse Figoura with driving on South Main Street in the Village when the license plate reader on the patrol car “hit” on her vehicle. She is due in Perry Village Court Jan. 17.

Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:00 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, storm, winter, Castile, Warsaw, Arcade, Java Center, Wyoming.

NYSEG customers are reporting a power outage this morning in Castile, Warsaw, Arcade, Java Center and Wyoming. 

At this time, approximately 20 households are affected.

If you have a power outage, let us know.

UPDATE 9:07 a.m.: Approximately 1,300 NYSEG customers are without power in Wyoming County this morning. Parts of Perry are also reportedly without power.

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