Category: Cato

Cato woman facing federal charge related to USPS mail delivery

Cato woman facing federal charge related to USPS mail delivery

A Cato woman has been charged after allegedly failing to deliver mail while working for the U.S. Postal Service. Priscilla Czyz, 37, was arraigned in federal court and released pending further proceedings. She was charged with obstructing the mail, according to prosecutors, ... MORE
First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

First responders say multiple departments were called to battle a house fire in Cayuga County during the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday. The call came in for a structure fire on Cooper Street in the town of Conquest a little before ... MORE
Cayuga County school starts COVID testing: 58% of parents, 81% of staff have consented

Cayuga County school starts COVID testing: 58% of parents, 81% of staff have consented

The Cato Meridian Central School District is launching COVID-19 testing on Monday. The district notified families in a letter, noting that they are prepared to begin COVID-19 testing. “The majority of [parents/guardians] have filled out the google form indicating whether you give ... MORE
More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More fines followed inspections in Cayuga County, which is seeing an uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases. Last month multiple businesses were fined for not complying with state mandates on COVID-era operation. This week, the Cayuga County Board of Health approved consent orders, ... MORE
DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It’s been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a crucial local provider in 2016. “The client ... MORE
Cato-Meridian, Weedsport districts increase masking requirements at school after positive tests

Cato-Meridian, Weedsport districts increase masking requirements at school after positive tests

Two schools in Cayuga County have changed their policy to allow students to take off masks while seated inside classrooms where desks are six feet apart. The Cato-Meridian and Weedsport districts made the change after positive COVID-19 tests. While it might seem ... MORE
Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases

Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases

Officials in three Cayuga County school districts are working to sort out the details around positive COVID-19 tests this past week. On Friday, the Weedsport school district was informed that a student in the elementary school tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus ... MORE
Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times

Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times

The Cato-Meridian School District has come up with a plan for reopening in the fall. All school districts are required to come up with a plan by the end of the month. At this point, the deadline is merely days away. A ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile accident. Reports indicated initially ... MORE
Cato, Cayuga County, Conquest, News
CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)

CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)

Introducing the CNY Hoops Nation Podcast covering the high school basketball scene for Oswego County and Onondaga High School League including Weedsport, Port Byron, Skaneateles, Auburn and Cato-Meridian. Our goal is to provide a platform where we discuss scores, stats and news ... MORE
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Cato road rage killer tries for parole again citing terminal illness

Cato road rage killer tries for parole again citing terminal illness

A Cato man who was convicted in a road rage killing more than a decade ago will have another parole hearing. William LeVea, 89, is trying for the seventh time to be released from prison. He’s serving a 6-18 year sentence in ... MORE
Cato, Cayuga County, Courts, News
Vehicle found submerged in Seneca River on Friday

Vehicle found submerged in Seneca River on Friday

Troopers are investigating a mostly-submerged vehicle which was found along the Seneca River near Cross Lake on Friday. The vehicle was discovered a little after 12 p.m. between Elbridge and Cato. Some parts of the vehicle could be seen sticking out of ... MORE
LATEST: 19-year-old pleads not guilty to murder charge as Auburn homicide investigation progresses

LATEST: Three charged with murder in Auburn as homicide investigation moves forward

A teen has been arraigned on a murder charge, and more arrests are expected as police continue an investigation into Auburn's first homicide in several years. The vehicle found submerged in the Seneca River was also reportedly part of the APD's investigation ... MORE
Vehicle crashes down embankment in Cato along Rt. 370

Vehicle crashes down embankment in Cato along Rt. 370

First responders were called to the scene of a one-car accident on Route 370 near a Speedway convenience store in Cato. According to first responders, the vehicle traveled down the approximately 40-foot embankment near the road. CIMVAC Ambulance was called to the ... MORE