Oswego police make drug arrests

The Oswego police made a number of drug arrests this week.

On Monday March 17, investigators stopped a white Honda Civic on East Fourth St. just north of East Bridge Street. The vehicle was stopped as a result of an investigation into illegal heroin possession and sales occurring within the City of Oswego.

The three adult occupants of the vehicle were detained. A three-year-old child also was in the vehicle. The search of the vehicle and suspects resulted in the seizure of 76 bags of heroin and one hypodermic needle.

The following were arrested:

• Robert L. Bort, 22, and Danielle M. Boeglin, 22, both of 105 E. Fourth St., Apt #2, Oswego, criminal possession of a controlled substance third degree with intent to sell, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.

• Alissa L. Miller, 25, of 105 E. Fourth St., Apt. # 2, Oswego, criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree, a misdemeanor.

Oswego City Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 342-2283. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Departments tip-line at 342-8131, or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Also, as a result of the continued investigation of a methamphetamine lab in early March, another person has been charged by Oswego police.

• On Wednesday March 12, Kerriann M. Johnson, 23, of 1 E. Seventh St., Oswego was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a felony.

Johnson was arraigned in Oswego City Court and released. She reports back to city court April 15.

• On Monday March 17, Dale K. Butler Jr, 32, and Kally L. Carr, 29, both of 212 Syracuse Ave. Oswego were arrested and charged with one count each of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a felony.

Butler and Carr were both arraigned in Oswego City Court. Carr was released with a return court date of April 17 while Butler was sent to Oswego County jail with no bail. He has a return court date of March 25.

Police say on March 4, Johnson, Butler and Carr along with Ronald Recore possessed ingredients and components used to manufacture methamphetamine with the intent to do so.

Recore, of Fulton, was arrested and charged previously.

Rice Creek offers spring programs

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station has unveiled its spring lineup of free nature education programs on Saturdays.

Rice Creek Rambles beckon the public to the field station’s 400 acres of mixed terrain for guided walks at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 and May 10.

“Spring Awakenings” on April 5 will give walkers a chance to observe new appearances in the forests, fields and wetlands as seasons change. “Birds, Bugs and Blooms” will await walkers on May 10.

Call 312-6677 to check trail conditions on the morning of each hike.

The ways of wildlife will engage children at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26 and May 31, for Rice Creek Story Hour.

“Rainbow Crow” on April 26 will relate the Lenape legend with beautiful illustrations and a lesson of service to others. On May 31, “The Salamander Room” will capture young imaginations while demonstrating what living things need to survive.

The field station will feature Sharing Science at 11 a.m. Saturdays April 12, May 3 and May 17.

“Composting Fundamentals” will help attendees sort out whether they need a bin, a pile or a tumbler to put such things as kitchen scraps and yard waste to good use in a healthy compost pile. Visitors can hear about Rice Creek’s three-bin system and share their own composting tips.

On May 3, the family-oriented “Wildlife Games and Activities” will present a fun-filled session featuring hands-on activities from Project Wild and other sources that simulate key natural concepts and stewardship of resources.

The May 17 “Rain Gardens” presentation will cover this new edition at Rice Creek and the many functions such gardens serve.

Since program size is limited, the field station is unable to accommodate groups. An adult needs to accompany children.

Visitors may tour the new headquarters of Rice Creek — the 7,200-square-foot, energy-efficient field station — during building hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Trails are open for hiking during daylight hours at Rice Creek Field Station; the entrance is on Thompson Road about a mile south of State Route 104.

For information, visit oswego.edu/ricecreek or call 312-6677.

Chiropractors honored by United Way

Kathy Fenlon, president of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors, presents Oswego County chiropractors with the United Way’s inaugural Outstanding Event Award for their Patient Appreciation Day. Pictured from left are: Brett Tallents, Casey McCaffery, event chairperson Richard Tesoriero, Kathy Fenlon, Beth Dubois and Anthony Licatese. Absent from photo are: Richard Falanga, Ryan Barker, Franklin Perkins II, Michael Soucy, Jason Cunningham and Dustin Wahrendorf.
Kathy Fenlon, president of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors, presents Oswego County chiropractors with the United Way’s inaugural Outstanding Event Award for their Patient Appreciation Day. Pictured from left are: Brett Tallents, Casey McCaffery, event chairperson Richard Tesoriero, Kathy Fenlon, Beth Dubois and Anthony Licatese. Absent from photo are: Richard Falanga, Ryan Barker, Franklin Perkins II, Michael Soucy, Jason Cunningham and Dustin Wahrendorf.

Several Oswego County chiropractors were recognized with the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s inaugural Outstanding Special Event award at the United Way’s Annual Meeting held March 12 at the American Foundry in Oswego.

The group was honored for its annual participation in Patient Appreciation Day.

Established by Richard Tesoriero of Oswego, in association with the state Chiropractic Association, the event brought together chiropractors throughout Oswego County who  offered chiropractic treatments at reduced rates on Patient Appreciation Day with all proceeds benefiting the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

“It’s my pleasure to present this award,” said United Way Executive Director Melanie Trexler. “Patient Appreciation Day is the longest running special event that is held in support of United Way and over the years has raised thousands of dollars for our campaign.”

Triathlon donates money to youth training program

Last week, members of the Tri-Oswego Triathlon Steering Committee presented  $5,000 to the Oswego YMCA for the creation of a new youth training program.

The donation will fully fund a program geared towards preparing youth between 11-15 years old for entry in to the Tri-Oswego Splash & Dash held in Oswego June 14.

The USA Triathlon-sanctioned Splash & Dash is a youth aquathlon consisting of a timed 200-yard indoor swim followed by a 1.6 mile run where youth athletes will run side-by-side with adult triathletes to the event’s finish line in Breitbeck Park.

Holding the big donation check at the YMCA are Christopher Jones, assistant race director for the Tri-Oswego Triathlon; Shane Broadwell, race director; Karen Allen Turner, program coach; Sheri Morey, program coach; and Trish Levine, director of health and wellness at the Oswego YMCA.
Holding the big donation check at the YMCA are Christopher Jones, assistant race director for the Tri-Oswego Triathlon; Shane Broadwell, race director; Karen Allen Turner, program coach; Sheri Morey, program coach; and Trish Levine, director of health and wellness at the Oswego YMCA.

The Oswego event is part of the USAT Splash & Dash Series, making it one of only 50 events of its kind being held in the United States this year.

“We are excited to see new programs and clubs created since the inception of the Tri-Oswego Triathlon and we want to see this carry through the years by building the next generation of Multisport athletes,” said Christopher Jones, Tri-Oswego assistant race director.

“Seeing our local YMCA create a Tri Club and it’s accompanying training program last year encouraged us to reach out to them to take the lead in this new program,” he said.

Youth must pre-register for the new training program at the Oswego YMCA. Training will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays and alternate between swim and run sessions.

The cost of the 10-week training is $20 per person. This is not a learn to swim program, and youth must be able to swim the length of the pool freestyle.

For more information about this program, contact the Oswego YMCA at 343-1981.

“We all need to focus on the health, wellness, and quality of life of our children. Our mission with the Oswego County Sunset Group is to fund programs exactly like this one,” said Tri-Oswego Race Director Sshane Broadwell.

“Whenever we can create new and exciting programs for the youth of our community we should rally behind it,” he said.

Registration for the Tri-Oswego Splash & Dash race is open to children ages 11-15 years old.

The $25 registration includes a required One-Day USAT membership, race shirt, finisher’s medal, and race swag.

Visit tri-oswego.com for more details.

ARISE begins new program

ARISE has launched a new Access to Services Program for families who have a member with a developmental disability.

It can often be a confusing and difficult process for individuals as they search for the right programs that meet their needs. Through Access to Services, ARISE provides guidance and support to families as they go through the eligibility and application process established by the state Office for People with Disabilities.

Kristin Drumm, ARISE’s Access to Services Coordinator, is available to meet one-on-one with families to help identify programs that might be a good fit. In addition to explaining the different services that are available, Drumm also can help people gather required documentation and apply for programs.

While families are waiting for approvals, Drumm is able to bridge needs by connecting them to services that are immediately available in the community.

Drumm has extensive knowledge of the community programs available in Oswego County. In addition to serving as a Medicaid Service Coordinator for moe than eight years and her work as the HOME Program Coordinator, she also works as an ARISE advocate at the Oswego Department of Social Services.

As an advocate, Drumm helps individuals with disabilities access services that are not offered through the social services department. All of these experiences make her a very knowledgeable person and a great resource for anyone who has questions about available services.

To learn more about Access to Services, call Drumm, ARISE access to services coordinator, at 342-4088 ext. 230 or Lisa Seguin, manager, at 342-4088 ext. 208.

Daigle named UW Volunteer of the Year

Allain Daigle, (seated center) a member of the SUNY Oswego faculty and owner of Tiny Owl Media, received the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Volunteer of Year Award at the agency’s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers held March 12 at the American Foundry in Oswego. Pictured with Daigle are standing from left: United Way Campaign Cabinet members; Dick Delaney of Novelis; Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services; Terry Syrell of CENG, Wally Dengos of National Grid; and Brian Finn of Entergy.  Seated from left are: Campaign Cabinet member Doug McRae of Bond, Schoeneck & King; and Kathy Fenlon, president of the United Way’s Board of Directors.
Allain Daigle, (seated center) a member of the SUNY Oswego faculty and owner of Tiny Owl Media, received the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Volunteer of Year Award at the agency’s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers held March 12 at the American Foundry in Oswego. Pictured with Daigle are standing from left: United Way Campaign Cabinet members; Dick Delaney of Novelis; Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services; Terry Syrell of CENG, Wally Dengos of National Grid; and Brian Finn of Entergy. Seated from left are: Campaign Cabinet member Doug McRae of Bond, Schoeneck & King; and Kathy Fenlon, president of the United Way’s Board of Directors.

Allain Daigle, a member of the SUNY Oswego faculty and owner of Tiny Owl Media, received the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Volunteer of Year Award at the agency’s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers March 12 at the American Foundry in Oswego.

A strong proponent of Oswego County, Daigle was recognized for donating his time and talent to produce videos for United Way’s Annual Campaign Kick-Off and Annual Meeting.

“Allain has played an important role in helping tell the story of United Way and how the programs we fund positively effect those they serve,” said United Way Executive Director Melanie Trexler.

“His generosity and willingness to share his considerable talents truly captures the essence of our theme; It is our Community and It is Personal!” she said.

“It has been a real pleasure for me to produce these videos and tell these stories of Oswego County,” Daigle said.

“They are stories that I enjoy listening to and I appreciate the opportunity to help share these stories to help us grow and understand that we all are part of the same community,” he said.

Mexico man dies in crash

Harry L. Bartlett Jr., 31, of Mexico, died in a one-car crash Wednesday March 19 in the town of Richland.

Oswego County Sheriff’s deputies said Bartlett was driving west on State Route 13 about 11:25 Wednesday night and the car left the road, struck a fence and became airborne. It then overturned and hit a tree and then came to rest in a field.

Deputies said Bartlett was ejected from the car. They also said slippery roads and imprudent speed were factors in the crash.

Ringgold Fire Department out of Pulaski assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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