WDNY Local News, Monday, December 31, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on December 31, 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
We will probably see a windy start to 2019. The national weather service is out with a High wind watch for Livingston county along with Ontario, Allegany and Wayne Counties from 2 am Tuesday into New Year’s morning. Gusts could hit 55 to 60 miles an hour by early Tuesday morning. There could be downed trees, power outages and even some property damage so you’ll need to be extra careful heading home from your New Year’s celebrations. A wet and breezy first day of 2019 will likely be the rule across much of the region.
Gas prices in Livingston county are down as we head into 2019. Triple-A says the average price of a gallon in the county is 2.71—4 cents less than the week before Christmas. That’s still higher than the state average of $2.54 and a LOT higher than the national average of 2.27. As usual, prices vary. In Mt Morris, for instance, you can find a gallon for 2.58 while in Nunda, some stations are charging $2.90. While prices overall have fallen over the past few weeks everywhere, that trend may not last. Both OPEC and Russia are taking steps to reduce supplies of crude, which would drive gas prices back up in the first quarter of the new year.
If you’re looking for a new job in the new year, the Livingston County offices of Workforce and economic development will hold the first of its series of micro job fairs next week. The event will take place from 4 to 6 PM on January 8th. Workforce development director Ryan Snyder says those job fairs will help county residents who want to work and also want to get a job close to home. They’ll take place on the second Tuesday of the Month throughout 2019 at the county government center on Court Street in Geneseo.
The search for a missing Orleans County man has come to a tragic end. Police say the body of 71-year-old Robert Arnett was found yesterday morning. Arnett, who had Alzheimer’s, walked out of his home in Barre Friday night and it’s believed he fell into a nearby pond. Investigators aren’t suspecting any foul play.