COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness) committee members Doug Baldwin of Oswego County Department of Social Services and Kristin LaBarge of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) review results from the committee’s annual Point in Time survey. A one- day count of homeless individuals in Oswego County, the Point in Time survey is a concise effort by area human service agencies to raise the awareness of homelessness and compile an approximate number of those who are homeless, or are housing vulnerable, in Oswego County.
In an ongoing effort to combat homelessness in Oswego County, COACH (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), Oswego County’s Continuum of Care Committee, is closely reviewing the results of its annual Point in Time survey. Continue reading
By Debra J. Groom
For many years, Oswego County experienced steady growth in sales tax revenue.
This helped the county keep its tax rate low while still providing all the services residents have come to expect and enjoy.
But since the recession of 2008, things have changed. Sales tax revenue has become stagnant. Yes, the county is seeing more sales tax money each year, but not that much more. Continue reading
News from the federal Labor Department:
Recovery work should not put you in the recovery room.
Recovery activity from yesterday’s storms can impact the safety and health of those performing cleanup and recovery activities.
The US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has information to help workers and employers recognize and address the most common hazards (it’s good for the general public, too).
Some of the hazards associated with storm recovery work include:
- Being struck by falling objects such as tree limbs and utility poles
- Falls while working in aerial lifts or on ladders
- Lacerations or amputations from unguarded or improperly operated chain saws and power tools
- Heat exhaustion, heat stress, heat stroke
- Electrocution due to downed power lines or downed objects in contact with power lines
- Burns from fires caused by energized line contact or equipment failure
Facebook and news outlets are alive with news of the Midway Drive-In — an icon in Oswego County — being hit badly in Tuesday’s storm.
Photos show the screen shredded. The drive-in is a popular spot in the county often showing two to three different movies each night.
The Midway Drive-In is midway between Fulton and Oswego, near Minetto, on Route 48.
Oswego Police are urging residents to be careful due to downed trees throughout the city.
On Tuesday, July 8, the city of Oswego experienced high winds which caused some significant damage in the form of fallen trees, downed power lines, and various power outages throughout the City of Oswego.
Longtime shipwreck hunters from the Rochester area have discovered a different type of wreckage in Lake Ontario off Oswego.
According to a press release, the wreck of a U.S. Air Force C-45 aircraft abandoned during flight by its crew in 1952 has been located in deep water off Oswego.
Lawrence F. Croucher, 63, of Oswego died Friday July 4, 2014 in University Hospital, Syracuse.
He was born in Syracuse, the son of the late Leslie and Anna (Perry) Croucher.
Larry was a plant pathologist and crop consultant for Crop Production Services, of Sodus, NY.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Joyce Croucher of Oswego; children Benjamin (Melanie) Croucher of PA, Carrie Croucher of Boston Sean Croucher of HI; stepchildren Judith (Eric) Emerling of Springville, Tanya Kszystyniak of Ithaca, Joshua Kszystyniak of Syracuse; his brother, Thomas (Sonia) Croucher of Indiana; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 8 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours were Monday July 7 at the funeral home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.