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Cloonan confirmed as Oswego County commissioner of jurors

by Carol Thompson

James Cloonan has been confirmed as the next Oswego County commissioner of jurors by the Fifth Judicial Court Administration.

Cloonan will begin his new position May 24, just four days after his 51st birthday.

“All the paperwork has been done and I’m waiting for my security card,” he said Wednesday. “I’m anxious to get back into public service.”

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Fulton boys tennis team defeats Mexico 6-1

In position – Fulton’s second singles player Eric Naioti catches up with the ball during his match against Mexico’s Colby Winter. Naioti won 6-1, 6-1. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Fulton boys tennis team defeated Mexico 6-1 recently.

In fist singles, Mitchell Lalik of Fulton defeated Ian Roach of Mexico 6-0, 6-0.

In second singles, Eric Naioti of Fulton defeated Colby Minter of Mexico 6-1, 6-1.

In third singles, Mitch Pettit of Mexico defeated Nathan Deavers of Fulton 7-6, 5-7, 6-2.

In fourth singles, Dan Wahl of Fulton defeated Ryan Lee of Mexico 7-5, 6-3.

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Bodley Bulletins: May 9, 2012

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by Erika Johnson

There are just three days until the night some juniors have been dreaming of since ninth grade.

This year’s prom, set to be held at the beautiful Landmark Theater in Syracuse, is this Saturday. The festivities begin at 7 and end at 11 p.m. This red carpet event is sure to be fun filled for all!

Seniors! Make sure you get in to see Mrs. Windsor by this Friday to get your dinner-dance tickets. This year’s event will be held at the River Vista.

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Top three – Otto Sitterly (right), Davey Hamilton (center) and Brian Sobus (left) finished in first, second, and third place, respectively. It was Sitterly’s 21st career win and fourth opening night win. –Valley News photo by John Ferlito

Veteran drivers claim wins at Oswego Speedway

Top three – Otto Sitterly (right), Davey Hamilton (center) and Brian Sobus (left) finished in first, second, and third place, respectively. It was Sitterly’s 21st career win and fourth opening night win. –Valley News photo by John Ferlito

by Dan Johnson

Veteran drivers Otto Sitterly and Jay Andrews took checkered flags on opening night at Oswego Speedway Saturday.

Sitterly snuck the lead away from David Gruel with four laps to go in the 50-lap supermodified race and drove away for the win while Andrews led from lap 2 and went on for career win number two in the SBS division.

Brian Sobus and David Gruel led the 25 supermodifieds to the green flag with Gruel getting the bite on the outside taking the lead. The outside line got the better start.

While Gruel led, outside row 2 starter Davey Hamilton followed him through and ran in Gruel’s tire tracks early on.

Joe Gosek and Randy Ritskes went to the high side to get through early race traffic while Jeffrey Abold and Michael Barnes went low to move forward. A pair of early cautions slowed the race early on with pit stops abundant during the slowdown. The most significant pit stop saw defending champ Joe Gosek pull the 00 pitside as the steering went away on the 00.

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Legislators asked to approve funds for asbestos study

by Carol Thompson

A request for $30,000 for an asbestos study is under consideration by the Oswego County Legislature.

When legislators meet Thursday, they will be asked to approve the amount of $30,000 to test for asbestos in county facilities.

County officials recently learned that a number of ceiling tiles in the older portion of the Department of Social Services building contained asbestos.

The testing was reportedly prompted by an employee complaint.

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Senator Charles Schumer (front) was joined by Oswego County Social Services Commissioner Gregg Heffner, Child Advocacy Center staff memebrs, and Oswego County school superintendents at a news conference Tuesday at the CAC. Schumer discussed the Violence Against Women Act and called on the House of Representatives to pass the law.

County child abuse cases jump 58 percent in one year

Senator Charles Schumer (front) was joined by Oswego County Social Services Commissioner Gregg Heffner, Child Advocacy Center staff memebrs, and Oswego County school superintendents at a news conference Tuesday at the CAC. Schumer discussed the Violence Against Women Act and called on the House of Representatives to pass the law.

by Nicole Reitz

A recent report has shown that child abuse cases spiked 58 percent in Oswego County from 2010 to 2011.

The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County serving 384 children that were victims of child abuse.

To address this issue, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited the Child Advocacy Center’s Fulton office Tuesday.

Schumer is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Violence Against Women Act. Last week the Violence Against Women Act passed the Senate 68-31.

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Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson (left) and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward (right) held a meeting Wednesday at the Fulton War Memorial to discuss the restoration of Lake Neatahwanta. Local officials and representatives from state Senator Patty Ritchie and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended the meeting.

Restoring Fulton’s Lake Neatahwanta

Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson (left) and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward (right) held a meeting Wednesday at the Fulton War Memorial to discuss the restoration of Lake Neatahwanta. Local officials and representatives from the state Senator's office attended the meeting.

by Nicole Reitz

If interest alone was enough, Fulton would already have restored Lake Neatahwanta to its former glory.

Granby Town Supervisor Ed Williamson and Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward held a meeting Wednesday at the Fulton War Memorial to discuss cleaning up Lake Neatahwanta and making it swimmable again.

Local officials, including representatives from state Senator Patty Ritchie and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office, were met by an audience of Fulton residents — almost entirely made up of baby boomers and seniors.

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County clerk case continues

by Carol Thompson

An Article 78 proceeding filed against Oswego County Clerk George Williams will continue Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Oswego County Court House.

Attorney Scott Chatfield, who represents APS Information Systems in a case against Williams, said Thursday that he received notice of the date.

APS is suing Williams for his policy of charging fees to research criminal court records. State law allows a $5 fee to be charged for each name searched for every two years provided the search is certified. APS alleges that Williams has been charging for all searches, including those that are not certified.

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