Buol takes the controls as president, CEO at Midair

County Randy Buol has returned to to Midair USA, where he is the new chief pilot of its aircraft servicing facilities at Griffiss International Airport and in Melbourne, Fla. Buol, as president and chief executive officer, succeeds the late William “Billy” Moore, who passed away unexpectedly April 7. “I am very excited to return to Midair USA,” said Buol. “Bill Moore, along with Mike... 4:00pm 05/26/15

Bellamy Elementary School 4th graders visit Fort Stanwix National Monument— Part 1

County to fund bid for Griffiss assets

County Aimed at preserving the military-related jobs in Griffiss business park, Oneida County is investing $100,000 to blunt any future efforts by a budget-minded federal Department of Defense to reduce the local operations. The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, a Defense Finance and Accounting Services center, and the Eastern Air Defense Sector are employment... 4:00pm 05/26/15

Council may OK $350,000 to buy Park Drive Estates

Rome The Common Council could give its approval to use $350,000 from the capitol reserve account to take ownership of Park Drive Estates. At its meeting Wednesday, the council could authorize the money to buy out the bankruptcy court trustee’s interest in the property. The seven-member council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. The city has been attempting to take... 4:00pm 05/26/15

RFA awarded No. 3 seed and home game in Class AA tourney

Sports The third-seeded Rome Free Academy baseball team will face off against Liverpool in the Section III Class AA quarterfinals on Thursday at 4:30 p.m at DeLutis Field. After finishing their regular season 12-8 overall, the Black Knights will begin postseason play against a Liverpool squad that went 12-7. Oriskany is seeded No. 1 in Class D after finishing the regular season with... 4:10pm 05/26/15

Fuller and Shantel among Speedway winners

Sports VERNON – It was a night of firsts as Tim Fuller and Randy Shantel secured their first career wins at the Utica-Rome Speedway as part of the Victoria 200 Weekend. Fuller won the modified feature for his first ever career win and Shantel won the open sportsman. Among other winners were Rocky Warner in the 602 Sportsman, Glenn Forward in the pro street/ stock and Chuck Hebing in... 4:10pm 05/26/15

Stone Soup event in Verona Thursday

Religion VERONA — Stone Soup, a free community dinner open to the public, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at Verona First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Rock Road and Main Street. The menu this month is mild Chicken Riggies and salad. 4:00pm 05/26/15