Coast Professionals Sparing Some Geneseo Employees From Layoffs

Coast Prefessionals Inc. (File Photo)

GENESEO – Coast Professionals Inc. hit a rough patch following the U.S. Department of Education's unexpected termination of a large contract, but now has sent a letter to the Village of Geneseo saying that their outlook is not as bad as originally thought. Coast, a national-scale student loan collection agency, said in letters to the Village of Geneseo in March that the contract termination, an action for which Coast sued the Department of … [Read more...]

GCC Awarded More than $44,000 for Food Processing Technology


LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Foundation has provided grants totaling $219,424 to organizations within the GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties) region for workforce and educational programs, including Genesee Community College. Genesee Community College (GCC), the recipient of a $44,390 grant, will purchase new equipment to support lab and ‘hands on’ learning activities in its food … [Read more...]

Cassada Pleads Guilty to Second Sex Offense, Released Until Sentencing

Richard Cassada.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Avon sex offender whose case has been adjourned and delayed numerous times since December 2014 entered a sudden guilty plea on Tuesday to Rape, his second sex offense against a minor in 9 years. His voice shaking, Richard Cassada, 61, pled guilty to felony Rape in the Third Degree and admitted to having sex with a female who was under age of 17 between September 2013 and March 2014. Judge Robert Wiggins had a brief … [Read more...]

Two Men Arrested for Heroin After Traffic Stop on Lakeville Road

(L-R) Mark Dowd and Johnathan Prescott. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

AVON – Two men from Wellsville, NY were arrested for heroin possession on Lakeville Road after a traffic stop by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies and a canine officer. According to a press release from Livingston County Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises that Mark Dowd, 22, and his passenger, Jonathan Prescott, 24, were arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, an A … [Read more...]

Man Arrested After Ditching Hard Drugs on Main Street Mount Morris

Ethan Chemelli. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

MOUNT MORRIS – A man was arrested on Main Street for possession of numerous baggies of heroin and two grams of crack cocaine after a traffic stop by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies. According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises that a passenger in the vehicle, Ethan Chemelli, 25, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, with intent to sell, after … [Read more...]

Witherspoon Jailed in Geneseo for DWI and Resisting Arrest

Brendan Witherspoon.  (Photo/Geneseo Police Department)

GENESEO – A Lima man was arrested by the Geneseo Police Department after an Officer found that he was DWI and he allegedly became hostile and resisted arrest. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Officer Zachary Hinkson arrested Brendan Witherspoon, 26, of Lima, for Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Yield the Right of Way, and Resisting Arrest on Lakeville Road, after he was found to be DWI then resisted … [Read more...]

Deadline Approaching for 2015 Dansville Chalk Artists to Register

(Photo/Dansville Chalk Walk Facebook page)

DANSVILLE – With the Dansville Chalk Walk and Arts Fest fast approaching, we are bearing down on the deadline for community chalk artists to sign up. A press release from Dansville ArtWorks says that the official deadline for chalk artists to register is July 25. The form is available here. On August 1, artists of all ages and abilities will 'chalk the walks' in front of participating businesses in historic downtown Dansville. Artists will … [Read more...]

Aerobatic Champ to Take Korean War Vet on Flight of a Lifetime in Geneseo

Rob Holland flying with the Blue Angels. (Photo/Steven Serdikoff)

GENESEO – Four-time US National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland, who will be flying at the National Warplane Museum airshow this weekend, will be taking a local US Navy Korean War veteran on the ride of a lifetime in a two-seat, high performance aerobatic airplane on Thursday. According to a press release from Steven Serdikoff with Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, veteran Richard “Dick” Walters was nominated by his wife Ruth for the the Rob … [Read more...]

Boyfriend Doesn’t Get the Message, Calls Protected Girlfriend from Jail

JACHIM, James Patrick 15-13541

LEICESTER – A local man was arrested for Criminal Contempt for the second time in one week after calling his protected girlfriend from the Livingston County Jail in a vain attempt to get her to drop the previous charge. According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises of the arrest of James Jachim, 23, for Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, an E felony, after the Sheriff's Office alleged that he … [Read more...]

Heroin and Suboxone on East Lake Road Land Man with 3rd of July DWAI

Clifford Smith Jr. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

LIVONIA – A Rochester man was arrested for drug possession and DWAI Drugs on East Lake Road after a Sheriff's Deputy with the STOP DWI Unit pulled him over and found that there was heroin and unprescribed Suboxone in the car. According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises that Clifford Smith Jr., 53, was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a misdemeanor. Smith was also charged … [Read more...]