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THe Police in Potsdam received an usual call this morning. Around 7:30 they got a call reporting a baby bear cub on Leroy Street in the vicinity of the Meadow East Apartments. When officers arrived they were able to contain the little guy in a dumpster until DEC arrived. DEC officers were able to remove […]
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert about a scam targeting school districts across New York and at least 21 other states. The scam involves a bogus company named Scholastic School Supply mailing phony invoices to school districts in the hope of receiving payments without rendering goods or services. One Rochester-area school […]
A scam warning from U.S. Marshals in Nevada. Apparently, people are making phone calls to victims and identifying themselves as U.S. marshals, and saying the victim missed jury service. The scammer threatens the victims with arrest, unless an immediate fine is paid by phone. It is a scam. The Marshal’s service says you shouldn’t give […]
Tourists will be paying some bills for the residents of Wolf Creek. The results of last month’s vote in Wolf Creek became official on Monday: The town will be able to impose a seasonal 3 percent sales tax beginning next year. Wolf Creek’s 3 percent sales tax on luxuries will be effective from April 1 […]
A Helena man is getting a nice big check from the Montana Lottery. Dallas Cox claimed a $10,000 prize on Monday. Cox won while playing “$250,000 Instant Jackpot” with a ticket that he bought at a Town Pump on Highway 287 East in Three Forks. When Cox first scratched his $10K ticket he thought he […]
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $2,499,588 to Northwest State Community College to prepare unemployed Ohioans for advanced manufacturing careers through online learning technologies. This program will serve workers in Williams, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, and Van Wert Counties who are eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance that helps workers who lost their jobs […]
The deadline to register to vote or to make any address and/or name change for the November 4, 2014 General Election is 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 6. Ballots will be available beginning October 7. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
In Napoleon, the city Fire Chief Robert Bennett has been placed on administrative leave. Bennett was place on leave, effective last Friday afternoon. Now, Assistant Fire Chief Tony Druhot is serving as acting chief of the department. City Officials will not comment on the situation, only saying publicly that an administrative investigation is pending. Meanwhile, […]
Roof leaks and other issues are pusing the Williams County Commissioners to examine the county courthouse and get professional recommendations to fix the problems. Engineers spent Monday inspecting the four-story, 126-year-old courthouse in downtown Bryan. The Bryan Times reports that they walked the interior of the building and also used a mobile crane to inspect […]
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, conducted an air sweep for marijuana last Friday. A helicopter was provided by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, at no charge to Henry County. The marijuana eradication campaign spotted 21 marijuana plants growing in Henry County. Marijuana was found growing on four residential […]
Following the discovery that it wasn’t a legal entity after all, the Franklin County Fire Police Team will be disbanded. Here’s Ed Histed with more… ((The startling message was delivered late last week by Franklin County Emergency Services, which said the approximately 16-member team will have to dissolve, and each municipality or fire district in […]
Need extra money this holiday season good news many business will be doing a lot hiring, Jack Murphy with more.
LeBron James says he has not decided whether or not to play in the Olympics in two years. At Cleveland Cavaliers camp, James says he feels “nowhere near” close to making a decision. He did not play for Team USA this summer at the world championships.
Ohio State’s head coach has ended a possible controversy for next season. Urban Meyer says if Braxton Miller gets healthy, then he starts at quarterback next season. Miller’s replacement J.T. Barrett has played well this season. The Big Ten has named Barrett one of its co-Freshman of the Week. This follows his performance in this […]
The Cleveland Cavaliers have opened training camp. LeBron James and Mike Miller have both expressed positive feedback on the offensive system from new head coach David Blatt. The Cavaliers’ first preseason game takes place in Cleveland on Sunday against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The Cleveland Indians have nominated outfielder Michael Brantley for this year’s Hank Aaron Award. The honor goes to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. No other Indian besides Brantley has ever had a season that included 200 hits, 40 doubles, 20 homers, and 20 stolen bases.
Some local high school headlines: Beacon High teacher Scott Timpano is the new varsity boys basketball coach, replacing longtime coach Tom Powers. The Spackenkill girls soccer team beat Dover in a league match yesterday 2 to nothing. The Beacon girls swim team beat the visitimg combined team of Lakeland and Walter Panas yesterday. In volleyball […]
\The Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti held his last session with the media and said the number one item on the off-season to-do list is improve the defense. The stats show the Tribe has weaknesses at almost every position in terms of defense. The pitching was very strong. Cleveland pitchers set a major league record […]
A Mentor High School student was arrested after telling another student he was going to bring a gun to the homecoming dance. The female to whom the boy made the comment told a Mentor police officer at the football game who arrested the boy. The boy said he was joking, but he was taken into […]
Willoughby police say an unpopular bar patron demonstrated how he felt about his fellow bar customers by urinating on them. Officers arrested a 30-year-old man at the Willoughby Brewing Company this past weekend. The bar’s manager says the man had been kicked out of the establishment before returning to relieve himself on several people.
A 56 year-old Mentor woman was arraigned yesterday for stabbing her mother to death in a home they shared on Tipperary Lane. Officers found Dawn Pierce lying on the ground behind a business and she was not coherent. Police will only say the 86 year-old Lillian Pierce had been stabbed more than 10 times. The […]
The Ashtabula free leaf bag pickup for fall begins on Monday October 6. In October and November work crews will pick up yard waste in biodegradable bags with bundles of sticks no longer than 3 feet and weighing no more than 20 pounds each.
They had the Woollybear Festival Sunday in Vermillion like they do every year and its creator, Channel 8 weather icon Dick Goddard wrapped up the event by interpreting what the woollybear caterpillars are telling him about the upcoming winter. He says it will be cold but less harsh than last winter and with 2 feet […]
The men accused of the Norman Avenue double murder in January will be in court today for a pretrial hearing. 22 year-old Taquan Mathers of Ashtabula and 21 year-old Marcus Lashley of Cleveland are charged in the mistaken identity shootings of Lydia Colon Aviles and her son Alexis Colon Mook in a home invasion in […]
The deadline to register to vote here in Pennsylvania is just days away. You must register to vote by Saturday, which marks 30 days ahead of the November 4th general election. Residents can apply at several locations, including PennDOT photo and driver license centers and armed forced recruitment centers.