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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says state spending remains out of control and continues to make New York a tough place to do business. Astorino, also running as the Conservative Party candidate, delivered that message during a roundtable discussion with local business and political leaders at the North Country Chamber of Commerce on yesterday (Thursday) […]
Several independent ‘milita’ groups, concerned over what they see as a porous southern border and unchecked illegal immigration, plan to block traffic on Saturday at several international ports of entry in the Rio Grande Valley. Militias have been flocking to the border since July in what the Minuteman Project describes as ‘Operation Normandy.’ The groups […]
A local father is accused of ramming his son’s vehicle with a pickup truck. 45-year-old David John Gunsch was arrested Thursday on preliminary charges of criminal endangerment, DUI, and two related counts involving hit and run.The East Helena man is accused by police of chasing his 16-year-old son’s vehicle and ramming it with his pickup […]
A big local retailer is going out of business. The Sears store in the Holiday Village Mall will be closing its doors in December, leaving 65 employees without jobs.At a meeting on Wednesday, managers informed staff members that the store was closing.The store will begin a liquidation sale on September 26th.
Hicksville Exempted Village School officials have released a statement in response to a Hicksville Education Association lawsuit filed earlier this year. The school’s attorney has filed a reply to the suit registered in Defiance County Common Pleas Court by the teachers union on behalf of Amber Apt. In it’s reply, the school district denies the […]
If you tried to mail a letter from the Bryan Post Office yesterday, you probably ran into some difficulty. That’s because it was closed. The postal service shut down the Bryan Post Office on Wednesday, for what they termed “technical difficulties”. According to postal authorities, the closure was due to an equipment failure that affected […]
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has released the results of a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over traffic blitz which began on Aug. 15 and ended Sept. 1. Deputies made 94 traffic stops and issued 50 citations. 44 were speed violations, two citations for driving under suspension or revoked driver’s licenses, two stop sign violations, […]
New talk about a new building are now starting anew, following the discovery that all the bids for Defiance County’s courthouse renovation project have come in too high. The bids were opened at county commissioners’ meeting Thursday, and according to the Crescent News, were all at least 10 percent higher than the engineer’s estimate. Now, […]
State Sen. Betty Little on Thursday, met with the Franklin County Board of Legislators, where she told them that she just doesn’t see the county’s proposed occupancy tax, also known as the bed tax, making going anywhere anytime soon in the state Legislature. Ed Histed reports… ((Little said that’s mainly because the state is hesitant […]
Derek Jeter kicked off his final homestand by going 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees edged the Blue Jays 3–2 at the Stadium. Adam Lind’s error on a ground ball by Chase Headley allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth inning. The second of the four-game series is […]
Mike Aviles hit a sac-fly to score the winning run in the top of the 13th inning as the Indians dropped the Astros 2–1 in Houston. Carlos Santana singled in the tying run in the ninth for the Tribe, which won the final three games of the series. The Indians are clawing for every win […]
A man who told tellers at a Mentor Bank he had a bomb in his backpack was bound over to Lake Couhty Common Pleas Court. 23 year-old Malik Morris surrendered to police in the holdup 9 days ago when they surrounded the bank and called in the bomb squad just in case. He’s held on […]
Two women are recovering from injuries in a car versus motorcycle crash in Newbury Township that killed the man driving a Harley Davidson. The man and a woman passenger were heading north on Auburn Road when the man lost control and laid the bike down, and it slid across the center line into the path […]
Ashtabula County got grants from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to knocked down some eyesores. The state program aims to remove blighted and abandoned buildings. The properties to be razed included a building on Penobscot Street in Austinburg, another on North County Line Road in Geneva and a third on Footville-Richmond Road in Richmond Township […]
Good news for fans of the Ashtabula Public Library. The Library board announced a more than 5 million dollar expansion of the Carnegie library building to add office space, a genealogy work space and a new children’s area.
A Saybrook Township couple took a break to smoke marijuana at Geneva on the Lake Park the day after the 4th of July, but ended up in jail. Officers spotted them and started writing a citation when Anthony Dirrenso and Dawn Haupt began arguing with them, and when officers moved to arrest the woman, the […]
Something brand new at the Altoona Public Library. A room on the second floor is now furnished with $21,000 of new technology, including a Makerbot 3D printer. Patrons can also record a video in front of a green screen and post it on YouTube, or record an original song on a synthesizer.
Hundreds of Law enforcement officers lined the street across from the Scranton Pennsylvania church where the funeral was held Thursday for the state trooper killed in an ambush late Friday. 38-year-old Cpl. Bryon Dickson was shot outside his barracks in the Pocono Mountains. Another trooper was wounded in the ambush. The manhunt for his alleged […]
Five people were injured in an early morning fire in Altoona on Thursday.Two occupants and at least three Altoona firefighters were hurt in that blaze at 314 Lexington Ave. The house, where Brad Denny and his family lived, is a total loss. Denny’s mother-in-law,who is elderly and handicapped, suffered burns on the back of her […]
A 35 year old London woman is under arrest, charged with attacking another driver in a fit of road rage. Police say they spotted a Nissan Altima driving erratically Wednesday evening and saw the driver block another car’s path, get out of her car and walk over and begin hitting the other car’s windshield and […]
They’re not saying exactly when or where but Kentucky State Police will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints in Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties. The checkpoints are to make sure traffic laws are being obeyed with special emphasis on drunk driving, seatbelt checks, and insurance and registration violations.
Time to gather up those medicines in your house that are expired or that you don’t need anymore. Take-Back Day is being held statewide next Saturday, September 27, from 10 AM to 2 PM. A collection point will be set up at the Laurel County Health Department located at 525 Whitley Street in London. You […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation set aside $2.8 million to study the long-term replacement of the Long Bridge over the Potomac River.The bridge, now 100, is the only direct rail connection between D.C. and Virginia. The two-track bridge is also used by CSX, Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express.The , announced last week pays for […]
Virginia is experiencing a baby boom, sort of. This particular “boom” involves the sale of birth certificates at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. This month alone, that number reached 50,000 under a partnership with the state Division of Vital Records. Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the partnership a “model of responsive service and convenience.” The […]
There will be no Medicaid action taken during the special session, expected in special session. Republican leaders said they’re holding a special session to discuss Medicaid expansion because they promised they would. But they’ve also indicated that they still oppose expansion. Several Democrats panned the special session, saying its pre-determined outcome makes it a waste […]