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.
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.
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.
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.
Oswego County legislators are required to make a written request for the documents that they are the legal custodians of — and it has sparked a debate as to whether they should be exempt from having to follow the same procedure as the public in acquiring records.
In other counties around the state, legislators have access to records without written requests or wait.
The requests, known more commonly as a FOIL request, the acronym for Freedom of Information Law, are required to obtain public documents from government agencies. Requests can be made in writing by e-mail, hard copy or by using a form provided by the agency.