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Owasco Lake sluiceway sediment blockage remains a challenge

Owasco Lake sluiceway sediment blockage remains a challenge
The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program and a construction firm out of Syracuse made another attempt Friday to clear out the Owasco Lake sluiceway at the east end of the Emerson Park pier. The clog is something that local officials have been working to unplug for years. How did Friday's attempt go? No luck — at least not yet. Watershed... more

CEO: Cayuga Milk Ingredients lost $30M in sales ‘overnight’ due to Canada’s trade rules

CEO: Cayuga Milk Ingredients lost M in sales ‘overnight’ due to Canada’s trade rules
Kevin Ellis knew his company, Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Aurelius, would take a hit when Canada implemented its new dairy pricing policy related to ultra-filtered milk. What he didn’t know is how soon the trade rules would affect sales. “The impact is our sales went to zero on April 1 because we have no sales into Canada at this point,”... more

State Police: Man charged with attempted rape in Aurelius

State Police: Man charged with attempted rape in Aurelius
State Police say an Amsterdam man was arrested in Aurelius after an investigation into attempted sexual contact with a 12-year-old. Officials say Victoriano Vergel-Marquez, 27, of Amsterdam was charged with first-degree attempted rape — a Class C felony, first-degree attempted disseminating indecent materials to minors — a Class E felony, and luring a child — a Class E felony. The... more

Liverpool man charged with attempted rape in Aurelius

Liverpool man charged with attempted rape in Aurelius
A Liverpool man was arrested on child exploitation charges, according to State Police. Jason Holcomb, 36, of Liverpool was charged in Aurelius with first-degree attempted rape and first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to minors — both felonies. State Police say that Holcomb attempted to engage a 12-year-old victim into sexual contact in Cayuga County. He was arraigned in Aurelius Town... more

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES nursing program chosen by website as best in state

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES nursing program chosen by website as best in state
Cayuga Onondaga BOCES’ Practical Nursing Program was selected by the website practicalnursing.org as the state’s top licensed practical nursing program. Andrea Ruff, coordinator of health care occupations for BOCES, believes the honor is a testament to the efforts of those involved, saying she’s glad the staff can receive some recognition for their hard work. The course is 11-months long, with... more

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius
Several Cayuga County fire departments responded to multiple outdoor fires in the town of Aurelius caused by a train traveling through. The Aurelius, Auburn, Cayuga, Fleming, Montezuma, Owasco, Port Byron, Sennett, Throop and Union Springs fire departments worked until about 6:30 p.m. to extinguish the large outdoor fires in three areas along the train tracks, said Aurelius Fire Chief Jason... more

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Looking back at top stories from Aug. 7-13

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Looking back at top stories from Aug. 7-13
The second week of August will go down as a busy one in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as a frequently slow period for news — saw multiple news items break. “#ICYMI in the FLX” will be a weekly, weekend recap of the top stories from around the Finger Lakes. Readers will dictate what stories end up in this feature — as... more

One operator of smoke shop at Finger Lakes Drive-In arrested

One operator of smoke shop at Finger Lakes Drive-In arrested
In a story that seems to be getting odder by the day, one man has been taken into custody for violating probation, who was operating the smoke shop at the Finger Lakes Drive-In. The Town of Aurelius is taking legal action against the drive-in, as well as the individual who was arrested. Dustin “Dusty” Parker was apprehended at his probation... more

Cayuga Milk Ingredients: Canadian rules could lead to loss of sales, employees

Cayuga Milk Ingredients: Canadian rules could lead to loss of sales, employees
A major Cayuga County business is already losing customers after Canada imposed new restrictions on high protein milk imports. Cayuga Milk Ingredients CEO Kevin Ellis said Thursday that the Aurelius company is being affected by two new policies — Canada’s National Ingredients Strategy and Ontario’s Class VI pricing program. Both initiatives, according to Ellis, appear to be in place to... more

REMEMBER THE GOAL: Waterloo native looks for positive message in 16th film project

REMEMBER THE GOAL: Waterloo native looks for positive message in 16th film project
For Dave Christiano, a Nashville resident and native of Waterloo his latest movie project is about belief. The movie is called “Remember the Goal” and is set at an all-girls school aptly named Orange Hills. The name of the school in Christiano’s movie came from the school colors of the Waterloo Indians. In 1973, Christiano and his brother Rich were... more

Health department: Blue-green algae blooms spotted throughout Owasco Lake

Health department: Blue-green algae blooms spotted throughout Owasco Lake
The Owasco Watershed Inspection Program has reported that blue-green algae blooms now have been spotted in open water across Owasco Lake, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. Health officials said Monday the blooms have covered the width of the lake, with sightings of blooms throughout the lake’s northern end to as far south as Burtis Point. Read more from... more
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