Category Archives: Oswego News

Children learn how to be safe at annual Agriculture Safety Day event

Fifth-graders from Mexico Middle School work on The Brain Game puzzle at the 12th annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, an activity designed to teach children about the dangers of head injuries.  The station was taught by Billie Crandall Brady of the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board.
Fifth-graders from Mexico Middle School work on The Brain Game puzzle at the 12th annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, an activity designed to teach children about the dangers of head injuries. The station was taught by Billie Crandall Brady of the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board.

Submitted by Oswego County

More than 475 fifth-grade students attended the 12th Annual Oswego County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4 at the Oswego County fairgrounds in Sandy Creek.  Continue reading

Shedding the light on soda

Amy Bidwell of SUNY Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department recently published research that found massive negative impacts of consuming just 75 grams of sugar -- the equivalent of two 20-ounce cups of soda -- daily.
Amy Bidwell of SUNY Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department recently published research that found massive negative impacts of consuming just 75 grams of sugar — the equivalent of two 20-ounce cups of soda — daily.

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

A study led by SUNY Oswego faculty member Amy Bidwell brings new light to negative effects of high-sugar diets, plus how physical activity can have positive counter-effects.

Bidwell, who teaches in Oswego’s health promotion and wellness department, found that just adding 75 grams of fructose — two 20-ounce lemon-lime sodas — to the daily diet of healthy participants caused massive increases in cholesterol and other markers that can threaten heart and other health.  Continue reading

How not to be scammed in the home improvement game

Information submitted by District Attorney Gregory Oakes

With summer finally here, many homeowners will soon be seeking to have repairs and renovations made to their home.

While most contractors are honest and dependable, every year the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office receives calls about contractors who took the homeowner’s money, performed little to no work, and was never heard from again.   Continue reading

Sheriff’s office hopes Nancy Jo Scamurra cold case reminder jogs memories

Scamurra
Scamurra

It was July 1, 1984 when Nancy Jo Scamurra went missing.

The then 14-year-old was last seen walking alone in the late evening hours of July 1 in the area of Scamridge Curve and Evanshire Lane in her hometown of Amherst, outside Buffalo.

Police believe she may have been walking the family’s German shepherd dog, which returned home.

On the 30th anniversary of her disappearance, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office is bringing the cold case to the public eye again in hopes someone remembers seeing something, hearing something that could be helpful in the case. Continue reading

OCO summer food service brings healthy meals to kids

Oswego County Opportunities is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year, said Bridget Dolbear, OCO program services coordinator.

The program provides free meals to children when school is out for the summer. It is funded through the state Education Department.

Meals will be available at the following sites and times. Orders for meals are placed the day before: Continue reading