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Ada Belle Gagliardo, Sealright retiree, bowler, card player

6-14_OBITgagliardoAda Belle Gagliardo, 87, of Hannibal passed away Monday June 9 at Oswego Hospital.  

Born in Fulton, she was a life resident of the Hannibal–Fulton area. Ada retired from Sealright Co., Fulton in 1988 after 38 years. 

She was a member of Prior Stock American Legion Post 1552, Hannibal. 

Ada was an avid bowler, card player and Bingo aficionado. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Gagliardo, who died in 1995 and sister, Eleanor Martin. 

Surviving are two daughters, Janis M. (Richard) Stauring of Hannibal and Margaret L. Gagliardo of Cincinnati, Ohio; four sons, Joseph J. Gagliardo, Jr. of Liverpool, Patrick (Karen) Parker of Montana, Kevin Parker of Hannibal and Donald (Diane) Parker of Texas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Parker of Eaton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, County Route 3, Hannibal. Calling hours were Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. 

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse 13204.

Committee mulls how to keep transfer stations open

By Debra J. Groom

The proposal to close four of five transfer stations in Oswego County has become quite the heated topic.

A new committee has been formed to come up with ways to possibly keep the transfer stations open. A petition against the closure is making the rounds on Facebook. Letters to the editor are coming into newspaper offices. Residents are discussing the issue on social media.

“Everything’s open — everything’s on the table,” county legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, R-New Haven, said at the start of the first meeting Tuesday of the Transfer Station Advisory Committee. Continue reading

Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, June 14

Don’t forget.

If you’ve got old junk tires to get rid of then Saturday is your day. It’s the second of two Tire Amnesty Days in Oswego County.

Normal tire disposal fees will be waived for people bringing tires to the county transfer stations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday June 14.

The event is sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

“I’m pleased to once again partner with Oswego County to host these free tire disposal events and help residents take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks associated with exposure to mosquitoes,” Ritchie said.

Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents. Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales. There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit

For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit



Cultural fair at Fairley

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Third-graders at Fairley Elementary School learned about various countries at a Cultural Fair June 5. Students and their families sampled food from foreign countries and students wrote reports about a specific country’s history, language, celebrations and national sport. Celeste Stevens (right) shares facts about Brazil with her mother Nancy.

Marc Mero tells students to work hard for goals

Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Alivia Diefenbacher meets with motivational speaker Marc Mero after a Champion of Choices assembly held Friday in the school cafetorium.
Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Alivia Diefenbacher meets with motivational speaker Marc Mero after a Champion of Choices assembly held Friday in the school cafetorium.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Former professional wrestler-turned-motivational speaker Marc Mero used his wealth of life experience to inspire Dennis M. Kenney Middle School students during an assembly May 30.

Mero, who gained notoriety as a wrestler with the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1990s and later struggled with addiction and adversity, brought his message of hope to Hannibal students.  Continue reading

Ruth Elizabeth Pierce, foster mother, loved to garden


Ruth Elizabeth Pierce, 94, of Pittsford,  formerly of Martville, died Monday, May 26 at the Highlands Living Center.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late, Elbert and Emma Jane Pilling and lived in Martville for most of her life. Ruth worked at Schuler Potato Chip factory in Cato for five years before becoming a homemaker and creating a beautiful home for her family.

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