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Off Broadway Dance Center team wins trophies at national contest

Front - Kiley Emmons, Elizabeth Chrisman, Mackenzie Loughrey, Arianna Schmeer, Samantha Cooper, Mckenzie Emmons, Kayla Frost, Jaidyn Perry, Korbin Cooper, Grace Gilles. 2nd row - Alyssa Wicks, Lizzie Russell, Mackenzie Hayden. Mackenzie Coant, Mary Jane Mullaney, Anthony Ferguson, Alexandra Coakley, Olivia Cunningham, Sydni Casler, Janna Moody, Olivia Metcalf. 3rd row - Talia Trombino, Grady Marshall. 4th Row - Devon Ruckdeschel, Elizabeth Crockford, Genesis Loetterle, Mattie Burdick, Kristen Budd, Bailey Perry, Makaylee Schmeer, Taylor Bonoffski, Megan Johnson  Photo by Teri Loetterle
Front – Kiley Emmons, Elizabeth Chrisman, Mackenzie Loughrey, Arianna Schmeer, Samantha Cooper, Mckenzie Emmons, Kayla Frost, Jaidyn Perry, Korbin Cooper, Grace Gilles. 2nd row – Alyssa Wicks, Lizzie Russell, Mackenzie Hayden. Mackenzie Coant, Mary Jane Mullaney, Anthony Ferguson, Alexandra Coakley, Olivia Cunningham, Sydni Casler, Janna Moody, Olivia Metcalf. 3rd row – Talia Trombino, Grady Marshall. 4th Row – Devon Ruckdeschel, Elizabeth Crockford, Genesis Loetterle, Mattie Burdick, Kristen Budd, Bailey Perry, Makaylee Schmeer, Taylor Bonoffski, Megan Johnson
Photo by Teri Loetterle

The Off Broadway Dance Center Competition Team attended the national dance competition Step Up 2 Dance April 25 and 26 in Manlius. 

OBDC entered 20 routines and all were award winning. 

In “Young Miss Solos,” Grady Marshall won a Platinum Award for her tap solo, won her division and scored 2nd out of 27 solos performed by girls age 7 to 10. Grady Marshall and Talia Trombino won a Platinum Award for their duet and came in 6th place out of all duets performed by dancers ages 5 to 18. 

In “Teen Miss Solos,” Mattie Burdick won High Gold Award and 1st place in her category and Genesis Loetterle won a High Gold Award and 2nd in her category. In “Miss Solos,” Kristen Budd won a High Gold Award. In “Junior Teen Solos,” Lizzie Russell won High Gold Award and 2nd in her category and Megan Johnson won 2nd in her category. 

In “Young Miss Solos” Talia Trombino won a High Gold Award and Jaidyn Perry won a High Gold Award and 2nd in her category. In Duet/Trio, Anthony Ferguson and Grady Marshall won a High Gold Award and 1st in their category , Mackenzie Hayden and Lizzie Russell won a High Gold Award and

Mayor proclaims coin week

Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr, of Fulton and local coin club member, John Cali, met to celebrate National Coin Week, which was April 20-26. Woodward issued a proclamation stating April 20-26 is National Coin Week in Fulton. The local Fulton Club held an event March 30 in its honor. Cali and members of the Fulton Numismatic Coin Club encourage anyone interested to join them as they meet the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7 p.m. in the Fulton Community Room located at 141 S. First St.  Everyone is welcome.
Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr, of Fulton and local coin club member, John Cali, met to celebrate National Coin Week, which was April 20-26. Woodward issued a proclamation stating April 20-26 is National Coin Week in Fulton. The local Fulton Club held an event March 30 in its honor. Cali and members of the Fulton Numismatic Coin Club encourage anyone interested to join them as they meet the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7 p.m. in the Fulton Community Room located at 141 S. First St. Everyone is welcome.

Memorial Day poster contest winners announced

memorial day fulton
The 33rd annual Memorial Day Salute Committee recently announced the winners of the poster contest held to create a patriotic poster in keeping with “Showing Gratitude To Our Veterans”. Taking first place as the winner of this year’s poster contest is Ashley Marlatt. Second place is Stephanie Taplan and third place is Melissa Frank. From left are Larlatt, Taplan and art instructor Mary Pierce, holding the third-place poster. Frank is not pictured. The winners are art students at Cayuga Community College. All posters will be displayed at the event May 24 at the Fulton Community Center.

Tickets on sale now for OCO “Bling, Fling and Swing”

Get your tickets now for OCO’s “Bling, Fling & Swing” drawing. Pictured here are OCO employees Candy Fox, left, holding the sapphire-diamond ring, and Debra French, with a poster about the “Bling, Fling & Swing” event. For more information call OCO at 598-4717.
Get your tickets now for OCO’s “Bling, Fling & Swing” drawing. Pictured here are OCO employees Candy Fox, left, holding the sapphire-diamond ring, and Debra French, with a poster about the “Bling, Fling & Swing” event. For more information call OCO at 598-4717.

Oswego County Opportunities is holding a “Bling, Fling and Swing” drawing with three exciting prizes, and the name “Bling, Fling & Swing” helps describe them.

First prize is a sapphire and diamond ring, donated by Bridge Street Jewelers in Oswego. Second prize is an overnight getaway package for two at Vernon Downs Casino, donated by Vernon Downs Casino.

Third prize is two Canyon Combo tickets donated by Wonderworks at Destiny USA, redeemable for one canyon climb and admission to the Wonderworks experience.

The sapphire and diamond ring is worth more than $200. “We are grateful to Bridge Street Jewelers for their donation of this beautiful ring, which can be sized to fit the hand that will be graced by it,” said Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO’s executive director.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Only 300 tickets will be sold. They are available at the OCO Main Office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton, and at the Midtown Plaza Office, lower level (next to Jo-Ann Fabrics), Oswego, during regular office hours.

 Drawing for all prizes takes place at noon Thursday, May 15, at the OCO Main Office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. The winners will be notified by phone and/or email to claim their prize. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

“There is a real need to help the hungry in Oswego County,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier said.

“As the community action agency for Oswego County, we strongly support this purpose because it aligns perfectly with OCO’s mission: to inspire partnerships and provide services that empower people, support communities and change lives,” Cooper-Currier said.

Police report

From the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office

Meggan A. Gauger, 24, and Shane Thomas Dowling, 25, both of James Road, Hannibal, and Devin M. Gauger, 26, of Keller Road, Hannibal, charged with burglary and criminal mischief, both felonies. Charges stem from the investigation of a break-in at a Granby business in May 2011 and the theft of radiators from tractors and chain saws. Property also was damaged.

Gauger, Dowling and Devin Gauger were arraigned in Granby town court and will return to court May 8.

Mark A. Sikes, 35, of Cedar Circle, Liverpool, charged with felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation first degree, a felony, and crossing road hazard markings following a one vehicle car accident on Route 104 in the town of Hannibal.

Deputies said Sikes was reportedly traveling south and the 2005 Pontiac he was operating exited the west side of the roadway and collided with a caution sign then went down an embankment before coming to rest.

Sikes was arraigned in Hannibal town court and will return to court May 27.

Meggan A. Gauger, 24, of James Street, Hannibal, charged with grand larceny, a felony.

The charge stems from an investigation into a February 2014 incident in Hannibal in which she allegedly stole the victim’s credit card and used it for making purchases in Cato and Hannibal totaling more than $800.

Gauger was arraigned in Granby town court and will be back in Hannibal court May 13.

Fulton Police Department:

Brandon M. Chace, 19, of County Route 6, Fulton, charged with criminal mischief, a felony.

Police say he operated a motor vehicle through the Northbay Campbrounds on April 5, spinning his tires in the damp lawns on the campsites creating several ruts in the property. Damage estimate was $3,158.

Juan A. Colon Jr., 25, of Airport Road, Fulton, charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Police say  on April 26, Colon was arrested as a fugitive from justice on a felony parole warrant issued by California.

Extradition was requested by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino.

From the Oswego Police Department:

Joshua M. Sprague, 31,  and Wendi M. Czirr-Sprague, 38, both of State Route 104, Mexico, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance third degree with intent to sell, a felony and criminal possesion in the fifth degree with intent to sell, a felony.

Police said they possessed various prescription tablets and anabolic steroids.

County legislature considers closing 4 transfer stations

By Debra J. Groom

A report will be issued by the end of May on how Oswego County can close four of its transfer stations by the end of 2015.

Department of Solid Waste Director Frank Visser said he, County Executive Philip Church and County Attorney Richard Mitchell have been directed by the county Legislature to come up with a plan to permanently close the transfer stations in Hannibal, Hastings, Oswego and Pulaski. Only Bristol Hill in Volney would remain open.

The report will be presented to the county Legislature’s Infrastructure, Facilities and Technology Committee. Continue reading

Bodley students learn consequences of drinking, texting while driving

Fulton Fire Department members use a hydraulic machine to cut victims out of this simulated drunk-driving accident.
Fulton Fire Department members use a hydraulic machine to cut victims out of this simulated drunk-driving accident.
Fulton Police arrest Logan Carvey, the drunk driver in the simulated crash
Fulton Police arrest Logan Carvey, the drunk driver in the simulated crash

G. Ray Bodley juniors and seniors got to witness first hand the consequences of what can happen if they drink and drive.

On Thursday May 1, they gathreed for a mock driving while intoxicated (DWI) drill at the high school.

Participated were the Fulton Police Department in coordination with Oswego County Stop DWI, the Fulton school cistrict, Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Oswego County 911, Fulton Fire Department, Menter Ambulance, Oswego County RACES, and several other agencies.

Every other year, the event is held for Bodley’s juniors and seniors just before the Junior Prom and Senior Dinner Dance to warn them of the real dangers of driving drunk.

The added danger of texting while driving was also a factor in the mock crash.

The event began at 8 a.m. with a simulated a fatal head-on drunk driving crash involving real students as actors.

Emergency service providers simulated their response, to include the evacuation of the injured by firemen using the “jaws of life” and crash investigation by police.

Several Quirk’s Theater players from Bodley played the vehicles’ occupants.  Nikki Baker-Lanning was the victim killed in the crash, while Logan Carvey was the driver charged with drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.

Following the outdoor scene, the students were moved to the auditorium where Robert Lighthall from Oswego County Stop DWI stressed the importance of “having a plan” during their after-prom festivities and explained to them the consequences their poor choices can have on their family and friends.

The students watched a video about a real-life accident where a child was killed by a drunk driver.

Thereafter, the reality of drunk driving was brought to the forefront when a victim impact volunteer spoke to the students about her life following the death of her husband at the hands of a drunk driver 20 years ago.

A death notification was also simulated by police, showing the raw anguish that a parent experiences when they learn their child has been killed in a car crash.

Lighthall narrated while the arraignment and sentencing of Carvey was held, showing the court process and legal consequences following a serious drunk driving crash.

Finally, a funeral was held for Baker-Lanning while her friends looked on. A casket was put on stage and every student was invited to “pay their respects” at the end.

Overall, the event was judged as a success by all involved.

“If we get through to just one kid, we have done our jobs today”, said Fulton Police Deputy Chief Tom Abelgore.