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Fire departments respond to gas leak at Owasco nursery

Fire departments respond to gas leak at Owasco nursery
Several fire departments responded to a gas leak at Lake View Nursery in Owasco Saturday, which shut down part of Route 38A. According to Cayuga County 911 Dispatch, the leak was reported around 10:45 a.m. and was due to digging in the area. Owasco, Fleming 1, Fleming 2 and Sennett Fire Departments responded to 5603 Route 38A and evacuated one... more

Swimmers in section of Owasco Lake reporting rashes

The Cayuga County Health Department is investigating reports of people developing an itchy rash after swimming in an isolated part of northern Owasco Lake last weekend. Eileen O'Connor, the county's director of environmental health, said about 40 reports have come in from people who were in the water in an area where boats often anchor south of the Deauville Island... more

‘Not guilty’: Man denies charges in crash that killed Auburn teen

An Owasco man has pleaded not guilty to new charges in a crash that killed an Auburn teenager. Dain Schneider, of 6977 Owasco Road, was arraigned on two felonies and one misdemeanor Tuesday in Cayuga County criminal court. The 33-year-old was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated DWI and reckless driving in addition to previous charges of felony DWI, first-degree... more

Merry-Go Round brings Los Angeles-based crooner to 2016 fundraiser

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced the lineup for their 2016 Festival Fundraiser: A Nantucket Clam Bake on Owasco. Headlining the Fundraiser is Todd Murray, a well-known baritone jazz singer/songwriter based out of LA. Described as having a voice comparable to Bing Crosby, Murray is a successful modern day crooner who covers jazz... more

Man struck by lightning in Owasco while swimming at home on Willowbrook

Emergency crews were busy Saturday afternoon in Owasco when a man swimming in his pool at his home was reportedly struck by lightning. Reports indicate that his home is on Willowbrook Drive in Owasco, and was in his pool at the time of the lightning strike. Owasco Water Rescue responded to the location on Willowbrook Drive, as well, but additional... more

Drunk driver in crash that killed Auburn teen charged with vehicular homicide

On Friday, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann and Sheriff David Gould announced that Dain R. Schneider, the driver in the fatal accident on Owasco Road that left an 18-year-old dead on July 27th, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide — along with two other charges related to the accident. In addition to the vehicular homicide charge, Schneider is also... more

Department of Transportation to consider lowering speed limit on Owasco road after fatality

An informational presentation will be held Thursday as the state Department of Transportation prepares to conduct a traffic study along a portion of Route 38A in Owasco, according to Town Supervisor Ed Wagner. An area near the Tom Thumb Drive-In on Route 38A, otherwise known as East Lake Road, was the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident two weeks... more

Toxic blue-green algae confirmed in Owasco Lake

Officials have confirmed the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom on Owasco Lake, the Cayuga County Health Department said Thursday. In a press release, the Health Department said a sample collected near Martin Point had elevated levels of toxins, which can pose a health risk to people and animals. Read More more

Festival fundraiser kicks-off new Thommie Walsh / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Scholarship Fund

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced the launch of The Thommie Walsh / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Scholarship Fund. The Thommie Walsh/FLMTF Scholarship Fund was created to honor Thommie Walsh’s legacy and to aid students in Cayuga County pursuing a college degree and career in musical theatre. The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will launch the... more

Beach closed after harmful algal bloom discovered on Owasco Lake

Officials have closed the beach at the Owasco Yacht Club and Firelane 12A East after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation found a harmful algal bloom in Owasco Lake. With the heat and dry conditions, blooms like these are common. However, this is not something that Owasco has had to deal with in recent memory. Read More more

Auburn man was driving drunk in wreck that killed teen

Auburn man was driving drunk in wreck that killed teen
Update:  The Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann and Sheriff David Gould announced Friday evening that Dain R. Schneider, of Auburn was arraigned late in the day at Upstate University Hospital by Cayuga County Judge Thomas Leone on three charges connected to the fatal crash that killed 18-year-old Chloe Calhoun. Schneider was arraigned at Upstate Hospital where he is being... more
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