Category Archives: Oswego News

Oswego school board re-elects Allen as board president

Kathleen Allen and Lynda Sereno were elected as the Oswego school district school board president and vice president during the annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday, July 1 at the Education Center.

Thomas DeCastro and Allen were both nominated for the president’s position and Allen will serve for the second consecutive year in that capacity as the result of a 4-3 vote. Continue reading

BOCES students learn fine art of vehicle extrication

During a vehicle extrication exercise at Oswego County BOCES, Public Safety and Justice students Aaron Davis (left) and James Peet use hydraulic equipment to cut the car’s steel frame.
During a vehicle extrication exercise at Oswego County BOCES, Public Safety and Justice students Aaron Davis (left) and James Peet use hydraulic equipment to cut the car’s steel frame.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students enrolled in the Public Safety and Justice program at Oswego County BOCES received a hands-on lesson recently as they performed a vehicle extrication in the parking lot on campus. Continue reading

Strong winds, storms beat through Oswego County

The screen at the Midway Drive-In took a beating during the storm July 8.
The screen at the Midway Drive-In took a beating during the storm July 8.
Trees down in a front yard on Route 48 near Minetto. Both photos by Rick Grosvent of Fulton.
Trees down in a front yard on Route 48 near Minetto. Both photos by Rick Grosvent of Fulton.

By Ashley M. Casey

A severe storm Tuesday evening caused power outages and damages throughout Oswego County, including the destruction of the projection screen at the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto.

National Grid estimated nearly 10,000 people lost power in Oswego County Tuesday night. As of Wednesday morning, almost 7,000 people were still waiting for their electricity to come back on. Volney customers were hit the hardest with 1,568 still without power Wednesday.

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Physician assistant Downey joins Oswego Health cardiology practice

Downey
Downey

Physician Assistant David Downey Jr., has joined the practice of Oswego Health Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Grady Jr.

Downey earned his physician assistant degree from Daemen College, located in Amherst, NY, and has been employed by the health system for most of his career.

“This new position offers new challenges and I like my interaction with patients and that I can focus on both patient care and education,” Downey said.  Continue reading

Trexler new Oswego Rotary president

Immediate Past President of the Oswego Rotary Club Sue Witmer, right, passed the gavel to incoming President Melanie Trexler at the club’s annual Changing of the Guard ceremony recently.  The annual Changing of the Guard ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of the outgoing officers and board members and welcomes the new slate of officers, board members and recognized honorary rotarians. Trexler is executive director of the United Way of Oswego County. Trexler also recently presented her goals and club plan for the fiscal year which include increasing membership, local volunteerism, collecting school supplies for the annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign, Thesauruses distribution to fourth-graders in the Oswego City School District and sponsoring scholarships at Oswego High School.  The Rotary International theme for the 2014/2015 fiscal year is ‘Light up Rotary’ and Trexler hopes to light up our community with joint partnerships and initiatives.
Immediate Past President of the Oswego Rotary Club Sue Witmer, right, passed the gavel to incoming President Melanie Trexler at the club’s annual Changing of the Guard ceremony recently. The annual Changing of the Guard ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of the outgoing officers and board members and welcomes the new slate of officers, board members and recognized honorary rotarians. Trexler is executive director of the United Way of Oswego County. Trexler also recently presented her goals and club plan for the fiscal year which include increasing membership, local volunteerism, collecting school supplies for the annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign, Thesauruses distribution to fourth-graders in the Oswego City School District and sponsoring scholarships at Oswego High School. The Rotary International theme for the 2014/2015 fiscal year is ‘Light up Rotary’ and Trexler hopes to light up our community with joint partnerships and initiatives.

Oswego Health readies Harborfest fun, learning

Oswego Health continues its longstanding tradition of sponsoring the Harborfest Children’s Parade, which begins at 1:30 Friday, July 25th at Breitbeck Park and ends at Franklin Square. Following the parade, the health system will offer fun children’s activities at the park. Pictured are youngsters having fun using the putting green last year.
Oswego Health continues its longstanding tradition of sponsoring the Harborfest Children’s Parade, which begins at 1:30 Friday, July 25th at Breitbeck Park and ends at Franklin Square. Following the parade, the health system will offer fun children’s activities at the park. Pictured are youngsters having fun using the putting green last year.

Oswego Health will once again lead off Harborfest’s Children Parade and offer an afternoon of fun activities for children at Franklin Square Friday, July 25. Continue reading

Salvation Army seeks help with Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Committee consists of seated left,Gary Roth, Martha Sturtz, Major Kathryn Purvis; standing left, Bernie Henderson, Nancy Close, Queenie O’Neil-Sands, Major James Purvis and Lt. Phillip Davies
The Salvation Army Red Kettle Committee consists of seated left, Gary Roth, Martha Sturtz, Major Kathryn Purvis; standing left, Bernie Henderson, Nancy Close, Queenie O’Neil-Sands, Major James Purvis and Lt. Phillip Davies

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Committee is preparing for the annual campaign early this year.

This year’s goal is raise $106,000 in donations.  The agency fell short of last year’s goal and does not want a repeat this year.

The Red Kettle Campaign begins Friday, Nov. 14 and goes through Wednesday, Dec. 24 (excluding Sundays.)  All money donated stays within Oswego County and serves those in need of assistance.

Kettles will be placed at 30-plus locations throughout Oswego County and volunteers are desperately needed. We welcome any individual, family, business, organization, or church that can assist us by standing at a kettle location.

If you or your organization would like to give of your time, please leave a message on the Salvation Army Kettle Line at 207-3359, or e-mail:  oswegocountysalarmy@gmail.com