Weedsport woman denies stealing more than $10,000 through welfare, tax fraud

A Weedsport woman accused of stealing more than $10,000 through tax and welfare fraud pleaded not guilty to several felonies Thursday in Cayuga County Court. Earlier this month, 53-year-old Susan King, of 2795 Ross Dr., was indicted and charged with five felonies, including two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes and... more

Weedsport boys basketball escapes with three-point win over Port Byron

Facing a top rival in a tough environment, the Warriors did just enough to squeak past the Panthers. Weedsport escaped with a 56-53 win over Port Byron at Dana West High School Friday to nab its sixth win of the season. It was the first of three potential match-ups between the two OHSL Patriot National adversaries, who could meet again... more

Lyons win HOF Classic, J-D beats Newark in Waterloo

Waterloo hosted the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic this weekend at Waterloo High School and the second night of the event on Saturday featured three games that were streamed live on FL1 Sports. In the opener, a stand-alone showcase game between the Newark Reds and Section III’S Jamesville-Dewitt, it was all J-D early. After opening up a 24-8 lead at... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic on FL1 Sports

Jim Sinicropi, Mike Alessio and Dennis Leahy had the call on Saturday from the “Spo” Center in Waterloo as FL1 Sports presents the 2016 Hall of Fame Classic, a triple-header of high school basketball. The first game featured the Newark Reds vs. Jamesville-Dewitt followed by the tournament consolation game between the Waterloo Indians and the Penn Yan Mustangs. The championship game... more

Weedsport man sent to prison for threatening ex-fiance, endangering children

A Weedsport man with a history of domestic violence and alcohol abuse was sentenced in Cayuga County criminal court Thursday for threatening his ex-fiance in front of his children. In September, 34-year-old Shawn Devaul, of Weedsport pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The Citizen: Read... more

Victim in fatal Thruway crash near Exit 41 ID’d; others hospitalized at Strong

One identity has been released in the fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer and car on the Thruway that happened around 8:30 pm on Monday. State Police report that a 2006 Toyota Corolla spun out of control causing a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer to strike it on the driver’s side. The passenger in the back seat was identified as Valentin Ramirez, 31,... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Weedsport service honors U.S. veterans, service dogs

To show respect and and a devotion to supporting American servicemen and women, the First Presbyterian Church of Weedsport held a special Veterans Day weekend service with several local military in attendance Sunday morning. The honors began with a children's sermon with deacon of the day Cyndy Rooker speaking to the children about bullying and persecution and followed with the... more

Weedsport’s three malt houses, and what they did

A while ago, I wrote in this column that a group that I belong to (we call ourselves the Auburn History Club) was trying to locate and restore New York state’s historic road signs in the county. Libby Sperduti of Weedsport has kindly volunteered to restore the signage in the town of Brutus. Before the weather turned, she had completely... more

The history of Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. in Weedsport

The story begins much like many in the industry: a passion for beer and the process of making it. Founded in 2013 by Derric and Kristen Slocum in the small Erie Canal village of Weedsport. LCBC is Cayuga County’s first licensed brewery since prohibition. The doors opened to the public with a soft opening on Sept. 27, 2016, and with... more

Truck accident in Weedsport damages car, gas station

A tractor-trailer accident in Weedsport caused some damage to a local gas station Tuesday night, according to state police. State police said around 6 p.m. the driver of the truck ran a red light, crashing into two parked cars and part of the Pit Stop gas station just off Route 31. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

Port Byron/Union Springs remains undefeated with win over Weedsport

Nick Valentino slipped one tackle, broke another and took off toward the end zone. The Panthers quarterback scrambled for 35 yards down to the 1-yard line on a 4th-and-long situation and punched it in a play later with 4:11 remaining, as the Port Byron/Union Springs football team defeated Weedsport, 20-14, at Weedsport High School Friday. The Auburn Citizen – Sports:... more

Cayuga County Legislature appoints Grant Kyle to District 4 seat

The Cayuga County Legislature appointed Grant Kyle, an independent, to the District 4 seat at Tuesday night’s meeting, replacing Mark Farrell, who had represented the town of Brutus since 2011. The appointment happened in a flash, with Chairman Keith Batman nominating the Weedsport resident, and no legislators coming forth with interview questions. Batman said the reason for his haste in... more

Chicken barbecue, car show supports Weedsport snowmobile club

Fifteen years after the events of 9/11, Daniel McCoy said he did not want to spend much time mulling over the past. He and his wife, Susan, took some solace Sunday in a community chicken barbecue hosted by the Weedsport Winter Wanderers snowmobile club. The benefit doubled as a quality car showcase at Owen Orchards in Sennett, where the McCoys... more

Weedsport woman charged with DWI in Seneca Falls

On Saturday at approximately 6:16 PM, the Town of Seneca Falls Police arrested Kimberly A. Colbert, age 46,of Weedsport, for DWI, Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08% or more of alcohol and Uninspected Motor Vehicle following an investigation into a disabled vehicle on State Route 5 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Colbert was issued traffic tickets and was released... more

Answers sought in Weedsport burglary investigation

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a burglary, which occurred at a Weedsport restaurant on August 27. Sheriff David Gould say that on Saturday, August 27, at 8:50 am members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office responded to Corrado’s Restaurant at Riverforest Park Campground in Weedsport for the report of a burglary. Owners of the property... more

Two charged with DWI after accidents in Cayuga Co. that happened an hour apart

Monday, 12:43 pm: Two individuals were charged with driving while intoxicated following a pair of car accidents in Cayuga County, which occurred less than an hour apart from each other. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that James A. Sanders, a Union Springs resident was charged with misdemeanor DWI after allegedly hitting another vehicle around 9:23 pm on Clark Street... more

Literacy Volunteers to hold orientation sessions in Cayuga County

Literacy Volunteer tutors assist adult learners in Basic Literacy or English as a Second Language.  Our services help individuals become independent readers and writers, or learn to speak English.  Educational goals are based on the individual.  Whether it’s to get a better job, read to their children, improve reading abilities, or develop conversational English, our student-centered learning approach will help... more
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