Moravia wins Class C state title

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Class C state boys basketball championship, Moravia senior Gabe Short gave his coach Todd Mulvaney a huge bear hug, lifted him up and spun him as both could barely contain their joy. Mulvaney’s impenetrable bond with his players started years ago at youth camps and seeing first-hand the hard work... more

Moravia withstands rally, heads to state final

If any team knows how quickly a seemingly insurmountable early lead can evaporate, it would be the Moravia Blue Devils. They rallied from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday to reach Friday’s state semifinals. Leading, 35-16, at halftime against Stony Brook of Section 11, Moravia coach Todd Mulvaney reminded his team there was still plenty of basketball remaining. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Moravia boys return to Class C final four

Moravia’s boys have been through much worse this season. Perhaps that’s why the Blue Devils so deftly recovered from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday afternoon to defeat Section 3 champion Cooperstown, 66-59 in Class C state basketball quarterfinal at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Cayuga County officials prepare for blue-green algae season, meet with crisis communicator

From about 1955 to 1985, families and service members at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents that cause cancer and birth defects. Though the Marine Corps said it did not know the chemical was cancer-causing at that time and thus were not testing for it, families across... more

Health Department confirms individualized case of Legionnaires’ disease in Moravia

The Cayuga County Health Department confirmed on Thursday that an individual contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a kind of pneumonia caused by bacteria, at the Mill Stream Court Apartments in Moravia. Andrea Simmons, director of community health services, said the case was reported to their office on Feb. 27, and it appears to be an isolated one. The individual is currently hospitalized,... more

Moravia teen surprises team, makes first appearance on court since tragic accident

After a month in the hospital, Dustin Mondics was itching to get back on the basketball court. On Saturday, it was an exciting time for the Moravia Blue Devils as they made it to sectionals, but also a special moment as a familiar face stepped back on the court. It was a packed out gym as Dustin joined his team... more

Four charged in Moravia meth-lab bust with eight kids in the house

Four people have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and eight children were removed from a home following a police raid in the town of Moravia. According to a news release, a search warrant was executed at 5623 Sayles Corners Road Feb. 16 by members of the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, which is comprised of members of the Auburn Police... more

District wants to keep Owasco Lake Inspection Program, but council moves forward

The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors does not want the Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program to be pulled from its purview. The Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council passed a resolution in January to explore taking responsibility for the inspection program, something that Steve Lynch, director of planning and economic development, had said the council was... more

Moravia boys knock off Newfield for IAC Small School title

Tired of watching his team’s 16-point lead shrink to single digits in the fourth quarter, Moravia’s Jordan Crossgrove took the matter into his own hands Friday night. The senior guard scored 11 points, hitting five shots from the field, in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils held off a late comeback by Newfield in a 55-49 victory for the... more

DEC works with town of Owasco on water line project following storm water violation

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a violation to the town of Owasco when construction of a water line caused sediment and nutrient runoff into Sucker Brook, a tributary of Owasco Lake. Through the engineering firm Barton & Loguidice, the town is constructing a water line connecting an old water tank to a new one. But along Melrose Road... more

Owasco Lake’s water quality better, but cyanobacteria problem worsens

John Halfman’s annual report on Owasco Lake called 2016 “a year of recovery.” While drought conditions distressed homeowners and farmers alike, the lack of rain gave the lake time to heal by preventing nutrients and sediment from running into the watershed. While the news appears good at first, Halfman, who is a professor at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart... more

Three hunters ticketed for shooting 35 ducks on Owasco Lake

On Jan. 15, off duty ECOs Scott Angotti and Josh Crain were waterfowl hunting on Owasco Lake in the town of Scipio when they observed three individuals shoot a large group of redhead ducks swimming into the men’s decoy spread. The three subjects all emptied their shotguns into the flock, killing a total of 35 redhead ducks and possibly wounding... more

Community continues to rally behind Moravia teen recovering from crash

Since the Dec. 27 auto accident that left Moravia High School student Dustin Mondics in critical condition, an outpouring of community support has been helping the teen and his family. From donation jars being placed in all local businesses to a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $23,000 to date, the community has worked hard to ease financial burdens,... more

Owasco Lake council pleased with state funding news on blue-green algae toxin treatments

The state’s announcement on Monday that it will devote funding to the studies and implementation of blue-green algae toxin treatments to the town of Owasco and city of Auburn’s water filtration plants was “great news” to the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council members. In a release, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would provide $150,000 for the study of both... more

State Police: Moravia man choked EMT during transport to hospital

New York State Troopers arrested a Moravia man after they say he choked a medical technician as he was being treated and transported to a local hospital following an altercation at a bar. Troopers arrested Christopher J. Davis, 48, of Moravia — charging him with second-degree assault — a felony, as well as criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.... more

Over $11,000 raised for Moravia teen in ‘critical condition’ at Upstate Hospital after crash

A candlelight vigil was held on Wednesday for the 17-year-old Moravia teen who was badly injured in an accident that happened on Tuesday. The teen in critical condition at Upstate University Hospital was identified as Dustin Mondics after the Tuesday’s accident, which happened around 7:30 am. It took nearly 30 minutes for the teen to be extricated from the vehicle.... more

Snowmobile trail map available at Cayuga County Tourism Office

Snowmobile weather will soon be here and the 2016-2017 Snowmobile Trail Map for Central New York and the Southern Tier is available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism to guide snowmobilers throughout the region.  The map features trails from Pulaski to Moravia to Whitney Point and everywhere in between.  Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, & Oswego County trails... more

Auburn and Owasco water plants consider blue-green algae toxin treatments

An engineering firm working with the city of Auburn’s water treatment plant has proposed a list of nine options to help it rid the water of blue-green algae toxins. The city is seriously considering three of those, including the extension of the plant’s intake pipe, utilizing powder activated carbon and utilizing ozone. Plant operators in both Auburn and the town... more
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