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Four face felony charges after meth lab bust in Montour Falls

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of four individuals who are accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at the Romeo Village Apartments on Broadway St. in the Village of Montour Falls. Deputies say the Montour Falls Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire alarm on August 4th around 2:34 am, and while there — discovered suspicious items.... more

Odessa woman arrested for attempting to sell controlled substance

Jill M. Laughlin, 39, of Odessa was arrested on July 28th and charged with third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She allegedly attempted to sell prescription medicine. Laughlin was arraigned in the Village of Montour Falls Court and released to appear at a later date. more

Dundee woman charged with welfare fraud

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that Antoinette M. Morgan, 47, of Dundee was charged with offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud after allegedly providing false information to the Schuyler County Department of Social Services and receiving benefits. Morgan was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at a later date. more

Short on customers, group calls for end of Seneca Lake LPG storage plan

After learning that Arlington Storage Company could not find customers for additional fracked gas storage at Seneca Lake, Gas Free Seneca, represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice, sent letters to the two agencies with jurisdiction over the facility, asking for official disapproval of Arlington’s proposed expansion. The grassroots group, representing more than 400 local businesses and thousands of residents, asked... more

FLX Waterfalls flowing in Spring of 2017 (photo galleria by Rachel Burkholder)

The wet spring in the Finger Lakes has meant the many waterfalls throughout the region are flowing at full capacity. Rachel Burkholder has been out to see quite a few as you’ll be able to tell in our FLX Photo Galleria in the player below… – Check out more local photos here. more

Pair charged with making meth in Montour Falls

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 10th two Montour Falls residents were charged with producing methamphetamines. Richard A. Franklin, 41, and Rachel J. Pyhtila, 19, were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine — a Class D felony. They allegedly possessed several items and chemicals used in manufacturing the drug. The charges are result of a search... more

LETTER: Underage drinking still a problem in Schuyler Co.

To the Editor – As an employee of Schuyler County Public Health I am concerned about the underage drinking problem in Schuyler County. According to the most current data 47.6% of 7th through 12th grade students report using alcohol at some point in their life and 25.5% report using it in the past 30 days. Many young people in the... more

Schuyler DA: Man facing felony perjury charges employed at Geneva General Hospital

A 61-year-old Montour man, who works at Geneva General Hospital was indicted by a grand jury in Schuyler County after officials say he perjured himself during jury service in a rape case. Gary Kline, of Montour was charged with two counts of second-degree perjury and one count of second-degree criminal contempt. The charges stem from Kline’s jury service, which began... more

Honk! ends its 2-day Odessa-Montour run

The Odessa-Montour production of Honk! completed its two-day run Saturday in the school’s Fetter-Brown Auditorium with matinee and evening performances. The musical, sponsored by the O-M Fine Arts Boosters and featuring a wide age-range of O-M students, was under the direction of Holly Campbell, Jennifer Kraemer and Ian MacDonald. Honk! tells the story of Ugly (portrayed by John Coates), a... more

Schuyler Hospital releases 2016-18 Community Service Plan

Schuyler Hospital has announced that their 2016-2018 Community Service Plan is now available on-line. The report, completed in December 2016, was the result of working closely with Schuyler County Public Health, as well as a number of community-based organizations and focus groups, and reviewing a variety of studies and data. Schuyler Hospital and the partner agencies decided to tackle three... more

Schuyler Hospital Walk-in Clinic moving back to Montour Falls Primary Care Center

Schuyler Hospital officials have announced that the Montour Falls Walk-in Clinic will be moving back to the Montour Falls Primary Care Center at the end of this month.  Walk-in patients should check in at the Primary Care Center beginning Monday, January 2, 2017. Please note that the walk-in clinic will close early – at 1 p.m. – on Monday, January... more

Blotter: Watkins Glen PD make pair of arrests

A pair of arrests were announced by the Watkins Glen Police Department, which occurred in the last week. The activity was highlighted by a driving while intoxicated charge, along with a petit larceny charge from two separate incidents. Crystal Lepp, 44, of Rock Stream was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on November 6th and charged with petit larceny. Lepp will... more

Crestwood protesters sentenced in Reading Town Court

On Wednesday, a handful of members from the We Are Seneca Lake group were sentenced in Reading Town Court related to protesting incidents at the Crestwood Facility in Schuyler County. The eight members all plead guilty to disorderly conduct. They were accused of blocking traffic on Route 14 near the facility. According to the Ithaca Journal and the Schuyler County... more
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