Area officials applaud Quad-C announcement

County Friday’s announcement that an affiliate of Danfoss, a Danish supplier of power electronics, will establish packaging operations in the Computer Chip Commercialization Center on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus was warmly greeted by state and local officials. The project is expected to create at least 300 new jobs. Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH, looks to be operational and... 4:10pm 03/25/17

Oneida County’s population down 835 from 2015 to 2016

County More people are moving out than moving in and that means Oneida County’s population dipped by 835 people from 2015 to 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. The county’s annual population estimate has now declined five consecutive years. The loss since 2012 is about 1.2 percent. Census officials estimate Oneida County’s population as of July 1, 2016, was 231,190, down... 4:00pm 03/25/17

Man accused of shoplifting from JCPenney

Public Safety A 24-year-old man accused of shoplifting from JCPenney was taken into custody Friday night after a brief foot pursuit. Police said Taylor E. White, of North Levitt Street, stole several items of clothing from the JCPenney in Freedom Plaza at about 9 p.m. Store personnel notified the police, and Officer Brian Stevens spotted White running through the parking lot. Police said... 4:00pm 03/25/17

Ramos-Perez facing another robbery charge in Utica

Public Safety A Utica man already facing charges for robbing a Pet Smart store has now also been charged with sticking up a gas station in Utica. Police said Julio Z. Ramos-Perez, 26, entered the Atlas Gas Station on Mohawk Street at about 9:15 p.m. March 15 and demanded cash from the store clerk. Police said Ramos-Perez pulled out a black-handled knife and pointed it at the clerk.... 4:00pm 03/25/17

Colangelo honored

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Area residents warned of possible contaminated milk in county

County Area residents are being warned not to drink unpasteurized raw milk from a farm in southern Oneida County due to possible listeria contamination. The warning from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets was issued about raw milk purchased from Winters Grass Farm, 9104 Butler Road, town of Paris. Milk collected during a routine sampling at the dairy has tested positive... 4:00pm 03/25/17

23-year-old accused of stealing ex-girlfriend’s cell phone

Public Safety A 23-year-old man is facing multiple felony charges after law enforcers said he stole his ex-girlfriend’s cell phone Tuesday night. Police said Joshua D. Santee, of 735 S. James St., Lot 9, went to his ex-girlfriend’s residence on South George Street at 10:21 p.m., despite an order of protection filed against him to leave her alone. In a statement to police, the victim said a... 4:00pm 03/25/17

Sestito: second pro season in Latvia often a struggle on ice

Sports Rome native Tim Sestito has finished up his second season overseas playing professional hockey in the Kontinental Hockey League. “The second season was good,” Sestito said. “It was good to know what to expect this time around with the living situations, where to eat and the league in general.” Sestito played in his second consecutive season with Dinamo Riga. The club is based... 4:10pm 03/25/17

Comets continue push for AHL playoffs with victory

Sports ALBANY — The Utica Comets picked up another important win on Friday night in their push to earn a spot in the AHL playoffs by downing the Albany Devils, 2-1, in a shootout at the Times Union Center. Carter Bancks converted on a penalty shot and Chad Billins and Darren Archibald scored in the shootout to give the Comets two points in a tight playoff race. Goalie Thatcher Demko... 4:10pm 03/25/17

Candlelight service celebrates spring

Religion Grace Union AME Church, 606 Woodland Ave., will celebrate its annual Candlelight Service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The service, by the Rev. Leonard Himes, is held on the fourth Sunday of March every year to celebrate the coming of spring and light. A renewal of spirit and faith will be celebrated. The Rev. Willie Scott, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and his... 4:00pm 03/25/17

Fort Stanwix Soldier’s Life topic Tuesday

Religion LEE CENTER — The Tuesdays in Lee Center winter entertainment series presents “A Soldier’s Life at Fort Stanwix” Tuesday, March 28 in the St. Joseph Parish Center, 5748 Stokes-Lee Center Road beginning at 6:30 p.m.  This event is free, including refreshments. National Park Service Ranger Bill Sawyer will be giving a presentation on Fort Stanwix alongside Bob Allers who is a... 4:00pm 03/25/17