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Second-place winners – The team from Hannibal received the silver medal for second place. In front from left are Mike Miano, Adrianne Shortslef, Erica Weldin, Molly Downing, and Nicole McMahon. In back are Coach Bill Mason, Cal Weigand, Suzanne King, Meghan Gillen, Megan O’Connor, and Tyler Beckwith.

OCAY League’s third competition takes a political view

Second-place winners – The team from Hannibal received the silver medal for second place. In front from left are Mike Miano, Adrianne Shortslef, Erica Weldin, Molly Downing, and Nicole McMahon. In back are Coach Bill Mason, Cal Weigand, Suzanne King, Meghan Gillen, Megan O’Connor, and Tyler Beckwith.

The third Oswego County Academic Youth League competition was political in nature.

Entitled “2012,” the competition began with a series of 10 quizzes on U.S. and World current events and geography.

The teams also created a political cartoon about the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, created a time capsule based on modern American life, and gave a persuasive speech on the education system in the United States.

The teams, from eight of the nine districts in Oswego County, consisted of 6-10 students, who until they arrived at the competition venue, had no idea what the competition would entail.

Beginning with the timed quizzes, teams of two students were scheduled to take the tests as scores were tabulated by the judges. Each team member was required to complete at least one quiz and no member could complete consecutive quizzes.

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Oswego resident accused of committing several burglaries

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by Andrew Henderson

A 33-year-old Oswego resident was arrested last week for allegedly committing a string of crimes throughout the month of March, members of the Oswego City Police Department said.

Bruce H. Macmillan, of 269 West Third Street, Oswego, was arrested on several felony charges.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. March 7, Oswego police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Kinney Drugs, located at 174 W. Bridge Street, Oswego. Upon arrival store employees informed police that an unknown suspect had stolen an LED television and an Arizona Iced Tea from the store.

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Ethics leak probe now in hands of Oswego County district attorney

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes said Thursday that he will begin to gather information in regard to an ethics board leak that occurred late last year.

“At this point, I’m trying to gather information,” Oakes said.

He added that he will speak with the person who complained to get more background information.

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Legislator censored? Amy Tresidder ‘disappointed’ in Republican colleagues

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder has announced she may challenge New York State Senator Patty Ritchie for the 48th District seat.

Although she has not declared her candidacy, the Democrat said she feels the Republicans are becoming nervous about her potential run.

The potential candidate said she was “disappointed” when she learned from a Republican legislator that there is an attempt to censor her from speaking at legislature committee meetings of which she is not a member.

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Oswego County Health Department: No more synthetic marijuana

by Andrew Henderson

The New York State Department of Health banned the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana products last week — and the Oswego County Health Department has already began the process of notifying businesses.

New York State Health Commissioner Nirav  Shah issued the order banning the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid products last Monday.

Assemblyman Will Barclay said he welcomed the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the state health department to ban dangerous drugs.

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Bodley Bulletins: April 4, 2012

by Erika Johnson

While the weather hasn’t been as nice as many would have wished, I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break!

With just about 40 actual school days left of the year, time is ticking down fast, so enjoy your break while you can!

Just like every blood drive, last Friday’s was a success. Thank you to all of those who participated and helped put together and run the event.

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At The Fencepost: April 4, 2012

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by Karen Abbott

Help me understand 4G. Not the mechanics of a network, I’m beginning to grasp that after a few run-throughs with techno geeks. Help me understand the “need for speed,” as the commercial says.

I had to shake my head at the last commercial I’ve seen about these supposedly-great 4G networks.

Two married couples in their suburban driveways with their fancy SUVs were competing over how fast they could get the news and updates on the neighbors through their iphones or ipacs or whatever they are. They were racing over who knew about a neighbor’s giving birth who could deliver a gift the fastest. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

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Valley Viewpoint: Committed people

by Amy Tresidder of Oswego

Congratulations to the citizens of Oswego that took the time and effort to carry petitions and present them to the Oswego County Legislature regarding the removal of synthetic marijuana from store shelves.

Margaret Mead said. “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

It was the effort of these citizens that made the difference. Thank You.