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Two hospitalized after Aurelius crash; driver charged with DWI

Two people were injured after a one-car crash in Aurelius on Tuesday after a drunk driver collided with a utility pole. Around 8:30 pm Lori N. Shinkle, 30, of Auburn was traveling down Route 326 when she crashed a pickup truck into a utility pole – rolling it over. She and the truck’s passenger, Ricky Meehan, were both injured, according... more

Sheriff’s office searching for suspects in Aurelius armed robbery

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday in the town of Aurelius. According to a press release, at around 10 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Chamberlain Road where a man said multiple suspects entered his home at O’Hara Farms and stole money and other items while displaying a firearm. The sheriff’s office... more

Sheriff’s office investigating possible armed robbery at Aurelius farm

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at a dairy farm in Aurelius. Employees at O’Hara Farms on Chamberlain Road were robbed at around 10 a.m., according to Cayuga County 911 dispatch. Initial reports indicated the assailants, a large black male and a white female with tattoos on her arms, were armed at the... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more

Tractor-trailer overturns on Rt. 5 in Aurelius, causes temporary closure

State DOT officials say State Route 5&20 between Seneca Falls and Auburn was shut down for several hours on Wednesday. Around 3:55 am both directions of the roadway were shut down in the area of Cayuga Road due to an overturned tractor. It was reopened later in the morning. Cayuga County 911 reports that the call came in around 2:30... more

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius open after rebuilding from fire

Half Acre Union Church is now in full operation after rebuilding from a devastating fire that destroyed the church building more than two years ago. The Aurelius church continued hosting services elsewhere after the formerly 100-year-old building caught fire in November 2015, but Pastor Harry Dow said he wants people to know a new building has been constructed and the... more

Aurelius woman celebrates ‘first real Mother’s Day’ after receiving heart transplant

Roberta Watkins has lived most of her life in fear. At 8 years old, after her father suffered a serious heart attack, Watkins was tested for early signs of disease and diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She was given roughly 10 years to live, and doctors said no amount of diet or exercise would help her hereditary... more

Aurelius woman celebrates ‘first real Mother’s Day’ after receiving heart transplant

Roberta Watkins has lived most of her life in fear. At 8 years old, after her father suffered a serious heart attack, Watkins was tested for early signs of disease and diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She was given roughly 10 years to live, and doctors said no amount of diet or exercise would help her hereditary... more

Cayuga Veterinary Services look to expand in Aurelius

A site plan was accepted for a new Cayuga Veterinary Services practice building during an Aurelius planning board meeting on Tuesday. The veterinary practice, currently located at 1532 Clark Street Rd., is looking to merge with 1538 Clark Street Rd. — a neighboring parcel already owned by the practice — to build a new, larger, building. Currently the parcels house... more

Troopers: Auburn man charged with DWI after using mobile phone

On April 13th an Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges after a traffic stop, which stemmed from using a mobile phone while driving. Troopers arrested Michael L. Emmi, 51, of Auburn for driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone. Emmi was stopped on Clark Street Road in... more

Two hospitalized after crash on Rt. 34

Two people were sent to the hospital after a three-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport. Weedsport Ambulance & Rescue, Port Byron EMS, Jordan Ambulance, and Throop Ambulance were all called to the scene on Route 34 and Bentley School Road. Officials in Cayuga County say that Throop Ambulance transported one patient to Auburn Community Hospital, while a second patient... more

Felony DWI charge after crash in Aurelius last week

State Police say a 26-year-old Weedsport man was arrested on felony DWI charges after a property damage accident on West Genesee Street Road in Aurelius. Andrew M. Stott, 26, of Weedsport was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device. Police say Stott had a previous conviction... more

Finger Lakes region home and lifestyle show comes to the Fingerlakes Mall

About 1,600 people were drawn to the first Upper Finger Lakes Home & Lifestyle Show hosted at the Fingerlakes Mall Saturday and Sunday. Ninety different vendors gave home improvement advice, sold artisan goods, crafts, food and drink as part of the show, while other special events like face-painting and breakfast with the Easter Bunny took place for kids. The Citizen:... more

Crews respond to Aurelius barn fire on Friday

Multiple departments in Cayuga and Seneca counties were called to a second alarm barn fire in Aurelius on Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene show the barn fully-engulfed. Aurelius, Throop, Cayuga, Auburn, Seneca Falls, Fleming, Owasco and Waterloo fire departments responded to the scene on Basswood Road. The specific address of the fire was reported at 6410 Basswood Road in... more

Girl Scout ‘Cookie Season’ kicks off next week at Fingerlakes Mall

Next week thousands of cases of cookies will be unloaded and re-loaded onto minivans, cars, U-Haul trucks, and every other type of vehicle you could imagine — ahead of the March 1st kickoff of Girl Scout Cookie Season. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Communications Director Jaime Alvarez called the sight an incredible one, which she saw for the first time... more
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