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Multiple felony charges for man who violated order of protection, sent threatening voicemails to victim

Multiple felony charges for man who violated order of protection, sent threatening voicemails to victim
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 26 at 6:29 pm a Montour Falls man was arrested following a domestic incident. The incident allegedly occurred on August 26 at a residence on County Road 139. Deputies say that Kenton Jones-Watkins, 22, of Montour Falls violated an order of protection by sending threatening voice and text messages to a... more

Honk! ends its 2-day Odessa-Montour run

Honk! ends its 2-day Odessa-Montour run
The Odessa-Montour production of Honk! completed its two-day run Saturday in the school’s Fetter-Brown Auditorium with matinee and evening performances. The musical, sponsored by the O-M Fine Arts Boosters and featuring a wide age-range of O-M students, was under the direction of Holly Campbell, Jennifer Kraemer and Ian MacDonald. Honk! tells the story of Ugly (portrayed by John Coates), a... more

Schuyler DA: Man facing felony perjury charges employed at Geneva General Hospital

Schuyler DA: Man facing felony perjury charges employed at Geneva General Hospital
A 61-year-old Montour man, who works at Geneva General Hospital was indicted by a grand jury in Schuyler County after officials say he perjured himself during jury service in a rape case. Gary Kline, of Montour was charged with two counts of second-degree perjury and one count of second-degree criminal contempt. The charges stem from Kline’s jury service, which began... more

LETTER: Underage drinking still a problem in Schuyler Co.

LETTER: Underage drinking still a problem in Schuyler Co.
To the Editor – As an employee of Schuyler County Public Health I am concerned about the underage drinking problem in Schuyler County. According to the most current data 47.6% of 7th through 12th grade students report using alcohol at some point in their life and 25.5% report using it in the past 30 days. Many young people in the... more

Pair charged with making meth in Montour Falls

Pair charged with making meth in Montour Falls
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 10th two Montour Falls residents were charged with producing methamphetamines. Richard A. Franklin, 41, and Rachel J. Pyhtila, 19, were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine — a Class D felony. They allegedly possessed several items and chemicals used in manufacturing the drug. The charges are result of a search... more

FLX Waterfalls flowing in Spring of 2017 (photo galleria by Rachel Burkholder)

FLX Waterfalls flowing in Spring of 2017 (photo galleria by Rachel Burkholder)
The wet spring in the Finger Lakes has meant the many waterfalls throughout the region are flowing at full capacity. Rachel Burkholder has been out to see quite a few as you’ll be able to tell in our FLX Photo Galleria in the player below… – Check out more local photos here. more

Schuyler County man busted for hotel meth lab

Schuyler County man busted for hotel meth lab
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Montour Falls man on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Mark D. Melnick, age 38 of Montour Falls, is charged with one count of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the Third Degree for allegedly possessing the remnants of a methamphetamine cooking operation in his motel room. Melnick is remanded to the Schuyler County Jail on $5,000... more

Police: Schuyler home health aide charged with grand larceny

Police: Schuyler home health aide charged with grand larceny
Delinda K. Buchanan, 41 years old of Savona, was arrested on Monday and charged with 12 counts Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree, a class E felony and Grand Larceny in the third degree, a class D felony. It is alleged that Buchanan who is a home health aide submitted 12 time cards containing false information and... more

SVEC clinches IAC Girls Small South title with win over O-M

SVEC clinches IAC Girls Small South title with win over O-M
The Spencer Van-Etten Candor girls soccer team clinched the Interscholastic Athletic Conference (IAC) South Small School Division title Monday night with a 2-0 win over Odessa-Montour on senior night. The title qualifies the Eagles (9-2-1) to play in the IAC small school championship, unofficially scheduled for Oct. 15 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Ithaca.com – Sports: Read More more

No injuries in Odessa-Montour school bus fire

No injuries in Odessa-Montour school bus fire
On Tuesday morning at 6:58 am, the Odessa Fire Department was dispatches to Steam Mill Road in the Town of Catherine for a reported school bus fire. According to a release issued by the Odessa Fire Department, firefighters “found a well-involved school bus fire” upon arrival. Firefighters had the fire extinguished quickly but remained on the scene to deal with... more

Elmira woman charged with stealing welfare benefit in Schuyler County

Elmira woman charged with stealing welfare benefit in Schuyler County
An Elmira woman was arrested in Schuyler County after allegedly stealing welfare benefits. Melissa Pierce, 24, of Elmira was arrested on October 13th and charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor after allegedly stealing money in the form of a public welfare benefit. Pierce was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Montour Falls Court. more

Crestwood protesters sentenced in Reading Town Court

Crestwood protesters sentenced in Reading Town Court
On Wednesday, a handful of members from the We Are Seneca Lake group were sentenced in Reading Town Court related to protesting incidents at the Crestwood Facility in Schuyler County. The eight members all plead guilty to disorderly conduct. They were accused of blocking traffic on Route 14 near the facility. According to the Ithaca Journal and the Schuyler County... more
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