Category: Mentz

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature Dist

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature District #3 (podcast)

This week on Inside the FLX, Cayuga County Legislature Candidate Jeffrey Emerson is in-studio to talk about his campaign, issues he sees as big ones moving forward in Cayuga County, and how small communities like those he could represent can remain viable ... MORE
Sheriff: Local senior falls victim to grandparent scam, giving ‘bail money’ to two people in Cayuga County

Sheriff: Local senior falls victim to grandparent scam, giving ‘bail money’ to two people in Cayuga County

Sheriff Brian Schenck says his office has been handling a string of grandparent scams, where an individual calls a local senior and poses as a relative. The most-recent investigation occurred in the town of Mentz where the victims received a phone call ... MORE
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Former Mentz supervisor sentenced to state prison after being on the run for 20+ years

Former Mentz supervisor sentenced to state prison after being on the run for 20+ years

The former Mentz town supervisor who was on the run from law enforcement for more than two decades has been sentenced. William Jones, who was taken into custody in Ohio, then transferred back to Cayuga County was sentenced to a year-and-one-third to ... MORE
Cayuga County, Courts, Mentz, News
Ex-Cayuga County elected official who was fugitive for more than 20 years appears in court

Ex-Cayuga County elected official who was fugitive for more than 20 years appears in court

The ex-elected official from Cayuga County accused of being on the run from law enforcement for more than two decades was denied bail on Monday. William Jones, the former Mentz town supervisor, skipped sentencing for a 1998 conviction on a weapons charge ... MORE
Cayuga County, Mentz, News, Politics
Former Mentz town supervisor, fugitive taken into custody in Ohio

Former Mentz town supervisor, fugitive taken into custody in Ohio

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says a long-time fugitive, who once served as Mentz Town Supervisor in the mid-1990s has been taken into custody. William Jones, 71, was arrested and convicted in 1996 of official misconduct stemming from his position as town ... 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
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
Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon

Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon

A Cayuga County man who prosecutors say grew more than 100 marijuana plants at a residence in Mentz was sentenced on Thursday. Timothy Hoisington, 27, of Weedsport pleaded guilty in October to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and third-degree criminal possession of ... MORE
Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

On Christmas Eve a two-car crash in the town of Mentz left four people seriously injured. Several weeks later that accident remains under investigation. The crash happened on Centerport Road shortly before 7 p.m. near the intersection with Nauvoo Road. The Cayuga ... MORE
Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash

Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash

Sheriff Schenck says a 28-year-old Lyons man was taken into custody after a pursuit and crash in Cayuga County last night. The whole ordeal happened around 10 p.m. Both the driver and a passenger were transported to a Syracuse hospital with minor ... MORE
Community members express concern over possible transfer center at former Mentz landfill

Community members express concern over possible transfer center at former Mentz landfill

A proposal to set up a transfer station at the former landfill in the town of Mentz was met with opposition. Mentz Town Board members and residents each expressed concern with a proposal by Steven Morgan, owner of trash removal companies Morgan ... MORE
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Major power outage reported in Cayuga County

More than 3,000 without power in Cayuga County, but won’t impact voting

NYSEG is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power on Election Day, but the reason for that outage is unclear. Around 2 p.m. 3,141 customers in the middle of Cayuga County were without power. NSYEG’s outage map indicated that the ... MORE
Mentz man sentenced to four years after violating drug probation

Mentz man sentenced to four years after violating drug probation

New York State Police found Joshua Ely unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle off the Thruway on June 17. The 37-year-old was sentenced Thursday in Cayuga County Court to four years in prison for that incident, which violated his probation. Read ... MORE
Cayuga County, Courts, Mentz, News
Town of Mentz considering solar, transfer station projects

Town of Mentz considering solar, transfer station projects

The Mentz Town Board is in the preliminary stages of considering proposals to build both a solar array and a garbage transfer station on the town’s old, capped landfill. Developer Abundant Solar has proposed leasing just under 10 acres of the town’s ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for ... MORE