Fulton Kiwanis baseball hits the field

Do It Right Plumbing Batter Brianna Coakley and Fulton Screen Printing Catcher Isabella Schultz are photographed during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game on July 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Do It Right Plumbing Batter Brianna Coakley and Fulton Screen Printing Catcher Isabella Schultz are photographed during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game on July 9 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Pathfinder Bank Batter Hope Morrison is pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game against Reality USA on July 9 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Pathfinder Bank Batter Hope Morrison is pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Softball Game against Reality USA on July 9 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
Patterson Warehouse Batter Alex Crisafulli and Oswego County Ambulance Catcher Avery Farfaglia are pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Minor League Game on July 7 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.
Patterson Warehouse Batter Alex Crisafulli and Oswego County Ambulance Catcher Avery Farfaglia are pictured during a Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Minor League Game on July 7 at Fulton’s Kiwanis Kidhaven.

Police blotter

Fulton Police Department

Calvin L. Waite, 39, of Buffalo Street, Fulton, and Alex Holley, 24, of Wickham Street, Fulton, are charged with burglary, a felony, and assault, a misdemeanor. Police say they both forcefully pushed open a door and enter a room and punched the victim several times in the face.

Melissa S. Ives, 35, of South Fourth Street, Fulton, is charged with grand larceny, a felony. Police say she took property valued at about $2,000 (books of collectible coins) from the victim at 211 Buffalo St. on or about June 9 or 10. Police said she sold the coins to a jeweler in Oswego.

Oswego County Sheriff’s Office

Raymond Hart, 42, of Crabtree Lane, Cicero was arrested for course of sexual conduct with a child, second degree, a felony, stemming from the investigation into an incident in which he allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a victim less than 11 years old from July 1999 through November 2001 at a residence in New Haven.

He was arraigned in Scriba town court and sent to the Oswego County jail in lieu of  $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He will return to New Haven court July 17.

Hilario B. Tello, 40, of 24 Ontario St., Oswego, NY was arrested following an investigation into the break in at a town of Oswego business June 15. He is charged with grand larceny and burglary, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for allegedly breaking a window to gain access to the business and taking a laptop.

He also was charged with burglary and grand larceny after the investigation into a separate incident at an Oswego Town business in which he allegedly entered the business and took a laptop, some coins from the register and consumable goods.

He was arraigned in Oswego Town Court and sent to the Oswego County jail without bail.

Craig S. Waybright, 38, of Wayne Street, Mexico, was arrested for criminal mischief third degree, a felony, following a domestic incident in the town of Mexico where he allegedly kicked the door to the residence open causing damage to the door, frame and lock.

Waybright was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and released on his own recognizance until a court date on Aug. 5.

Kody L. Barr-Jenkins, 17, of Pumphouse Road, Mexico, was arrested at the Oswego County Correctional Facility as he is a resident based on a parole violation and charged with burglary, a felony, and conspiracy and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

He was charged following the investigation into his alleged involvement in the theft of a lawn mower out of a shed in the village of Mexico. Barr-Jenkins was arraigned in Mexico Town Court and sent back to the Oswego County jail in lieu of $20,000/$40,000 bail with a return to court date of July 29. This remains an open investigation.

Shulick King of Wings at Oswego Speedway event

A Kingly Dave Shullick Jr stands tall in Oswego Speedway’s ISMA King of Wings victory lane.
A Kingly Dave Shullick Jr stands tall in Oswego Speedway’s ISMA King of Wings victory lane.

Submitted by Jim Feeney

The ISMA Supermodifieds were back at the infamous “Steel Palace” of Oswego Speedway for the sixth edition of the Shea Concrete King of Wings Saturday night and Dave Shulick topped the stout 31-car field from practice through the checkered flag. Continue reading

Balloon Fest photo contest winners announced

"Reflections' by Paul Kilgore.
“Reflections’ by Paul Kilgore.
Second-place winner Pamela with "Green Summer."
Second-place winner Pamela Bessel  with “Green Summer.”

iHeartOswego.com and All Over Events said Paul Kilgore is the winner of the photo contest held in conjunction with the Oswego County Balloon Festival June 6 to June 8.

The grand prize goes to “Reflections,” a stunning photo showing one of the balloons not only landing, but also in a reflection in a pool of water.

Kilgore’s photo will be featured as the cover photo for the Oswego County Balloon Festival on its official Facebook page along with a $25 gift certificate to Jimmie James BBQ in Scriba, and a fine art poster from Copies In Time, Copy & Print Center of Oswego.

In second place is “Green Summer” by Pamela Bessel. The photo is the very definition of serenity. Bessel will also receive a fine art poster of her submission from Copies in Time, Copy & Print Center of Oswego.

The first Oswego County Balloon Festival was held at the Oswego County Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek. The festival featured crafters, bands and, of course, big beautiful hot air balloons.

The 2014 Oswego County Balloon Festival was brought to us by All Over Events. iHeartOswego.com was the official sponsor for the 2014 Oswego County Balloon Festival Photo Contest and has provided all prizes.

Houses being spruced up all over Oswego

Resident Leader Tanya Miller (left) and homeowner Patti Domicolo, (right) install their Oswego Renaissance Association Challenge Block Grant Sign at the gateway to their West Fourth Street neighborhood.
Resident Leader Tanya Miller (left) and homeowner Patti Domicolo, (right) install their Oswego Renaissance Association Challenge Block Grant Sign at the gateway to their West Fourth Street neighborhood.

If you drive around Oswego you will see large signs popping up in 13 different  neighborhoods that competed successfully for  the 2014 Oswego Renaissance Association’s (ORA) Block Challenge Grants.

More than $104,000 was awarded to 121 homes that made the final cut after an initial 200 homes started the application process.

One of the requirements was at least five homes in an applicant’s immediate area had to participate.

The Challenge Block Grant is a matching grant for exterior improvements for each participating home, up to the first $1,000.

This is a different approach to neighborhood revitalization; a middle-market approach that builds on neighborhood strengths by building from stronger areas and expanding outwards.

Requiring a critical mass of homes in an immediate area creates “clusters” of revitalization which affects the entire area.

The Oswego Renaissance Association is privately funded by local foundations and businesses including The Shineman Foundation, Pathfinder Bank, Novelis, and with in-kind support from the city of Oswego, Step One Creative, the Oswego Tree Stewards, The Beacon Hotel and Broadwell Hospitality Group.

“People have commented they see more ladders and hear more saws than in previous summers,” explains Paul Stewart, ORA founder and director.

“Financial investment is preceded by social investment. The matching grants are also a means to get neighbors to engage neighbors and begin to restoring their blocks together – as a neighborhood,” Stewart said. “When each neighbor sees other neighbors joining in, it grows confidence and begins to unlock financial investment.”

For information on applying for the association’s 2015 Challenge Block Grants visit its website at; www.oswegonyonline.com.

Friday Night Lights wrestling July 18 in Fulton

On Friday July 18, Fulton’s Athletic Complex will be transformed into a wrestling venue for the “4th Annual Friday Night Lights Wrestling Festival”. More than 300 wrestlers from all over New York state and beyond have participated in the annual event. Peewee wrestlers will compete first at 6 p.m. and wrestling will run continuously finishing with college wrestlers in the open division. Wrestlers will range in age from 5 years old up to adults. Shown here is a view from last year’s wrestling event.
On Friday July 18, Fulton’s Athletic Complex will be transformed into a wrestling venue for the “4th Annual Friday Night Lights Wrestling Festival”. More than 300 wrestlers from all over New York state and beyond have participated in the annual event. Peewee wrestlers will compete first at 6 p.m. and wrestling will run continuously finishing with college wrestlers in the open division. Wrestlers will range in age from 5 years old up to adults. Shown here is a view from last year’s wrestling event.

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