Category Archives: Oswego News

Rotary learns about Fresh Air Fund

Representatives from The Fresh Air Fund were guests of Oswego Rotary recently where they presented information on the Fresh Air program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Each summer two or three buses head to the Oswego County area, with 30-40 children per bus, to spend a week or more with a host family. Children are hosted by families in 13 states currently giving inner city children an experience they will never forget. For more information on the program contact Kathy Froio at 695-5502 or Kathy.froio@friendlytown.org.  Picture are, left to right, Kathy Froio and Liz Claycomb from the Fresh Air program and Oswego Rotary President Sue Witmer
Representatives from The Fresh Air Fund were guests of Oswego Rotary recently where they presented information on the Fresh Air program. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from six to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Each summer two or three buses head to the Oswego County area, with 30-40 children per bus, to spend a week or more with a host family. Children are hosted by families in 13 states currently giving inner city children an experience they will never forget. For more information on the program contact Kathy Froio at 695-5502 or Kathy.froio@friendlytown.org. Picture are, left to right, Kathy Froio and Liz Claycomb from the Fresh Air program and Oswego Rotary President Sue Witmer

Police blotter

Oswego County Sheriff’s Office

Angele M. Newman, 24, of County Route 4, Oswego, NY was arrested based on a felony bench warrant issued out of the city of Oswego charging her with criminal possession of a forged instrument third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree stemming from a 2012 incident. Newman has been sent to Oswego County Drug Court.

Benjamin E. Phetteplace, 39, and Charles D. Strauss III, 41, both of New Floyd Road, Rome, were charged with burglary, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and criminal mischief. Deputies say they entered a residence in Constantia on Jan. 25 and stole some Harley Davidson merchandise along with a pocket knife.

Raymond L. Besaw, 39, of Harris Hill Road, Hannibal, was charged with three counts of criminal sale of a firearm third degree, all felonies. Deputies say he allegedly gave three different firearms to people in the town of Granby while not being authorized to possess any firearms due to a previous felony conviction. Besaw was arraigned in the Granby Town Court and will return to court June 2.

Dustin L. Vanburen, 25, of Hickory Grove Drive, Mexico, was charged with criminal contempt first degree, a felony. Deputies say Vanburen got into a domestic dispute in the parking lot of a business in the village of Mexico where he allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim. He was not supposed to be near this victim because there is an active order of protection filed against him. Vanburen was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and will return to court May 20.

Damon M. Wing, 18, of Rochester Street, Hannibal, was arrested at the Oswego County Correctional Facility based on a felony bench warrant issued out of the Hannibal Town Court charging him with failure to appear. He was arraigned in Granby Town Court and will return to court May 20.

Fulton police

Bruce M. Christian II, 27, of Didama Street, Syracuse was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance fifth degree, both felonies. Police say in Fulton, he possessed and knowingly sold a white substance to a female. The substance tested positive as cocaine.

Tyler J. Hobart, no age given, of Ontario Street, Fulton, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief third degree, a felony. Police say on May 7, he punched the passenger rear window of a person’s car, breaking the window and that he also threw a heavy metal cylinder object through the front driver side window, breaking the window and nearly hitting the victim. The damage was about $300.

 Andrea L. Spears, no age given, of West Fifth Street, Fulton, was charged with grand larceny, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Police say on May 7, while at the YMCA, she removed a key fob from a gym bag in the locker room and used that key fob to enter a car in the parking lot that did not belong to her.

From the car she took two rings and later was found in possession of these rings. Police also said when she was arrested, she was possessing 17 green pills in a plastic bag which were found to be Clonazepam, a controlled substance. These pills were not prescribed to her.

 Thomas C. Clark, no age given, of West Fifth Street, Fulton, was charged with criminal mischief third degree, a felony. Police said on March 13 in Fulton, he punched the windshield of a car, breaking it, resulting in $375.41 damage.

OCO installs new board officers

Executive Director of Oswego County Opportunities Diane Cooper-Currier, right, announced the installation of the new slate of officers for OCO’s board of directors at OCO’s annual meeting April 23 at Springside at Seneca Hill. From left are: Vice President Debra Turner; Treasurer Ron Darrow; Board President, Connie Cosemento; Secretary, Terry Bennett; Past President, Joe Caruana; and Diane Cooper-Currier.
Executive Director of Oswego County Opportunities Diane Cooper-Currier, right, announced the installation of the new slate of officers for OCO’s board of directors at OCO’s annual meeting April 23 at Springside at Seneca Hill. From left are: Vice President Debra Turner; Treasurer Ron Darrow; Board President, Connie Cosemento; Secretary, Terry Bennett; Past President, Joe Caruana; and Diane Cooper-Currier.

ARISE cleans Rowlee Beach Park

Staff and volunteers from ARISE who helped clean Rowlee Beach Park included, from left to right, Mike Moss, Jim Karasek, Kristen Drumm, Elizabeth Weimer, Marjorie Yerdon, Christine Ward, Kris Rabideau and Jim Cronk.
Staff and volunteers from ARISE who helped clean Rowlee Beach Park included, from left to right, Mike Moss, Jim Karasek, Kristen Drumm, Elizabeth Weimer, Marjorie Yerdon, Christine Ward, Kris Rabideau and Jim Cronk.

On Thursday, April 24 a team of staff members and volunteers from ARISE’s Oswego offices arrived at Rowlee Beach Park in Fulton to help clean up the park.

The wind was brisk and made it feel like the upper 30s instead of the “balmy” upper 40s that it was. Continue reading