Gas prices remain steady in region, AAA survey reports

Oneida Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.85, no change from last week, according to a survey by the AAA Western and Central New York. One year ago, the price was $2.58. The New York State average is $2.99 – a penny less than last week, AAA WCNY added. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.78. According to AAA WCNY, there was little change across the state,... 4:02pm 09/24/18

Meetings — Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Meetings / Events Westmoreland Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. Room 123, High School, 5176 Route 233.  Oriskany Public Library Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. In library, 621 Utica St.  4:00pm 09/24/18

Man injured in flipped vehicle trying to avoid deer

Public Safety TOWN OF FLORENCE — An Annsville man was hospitalized when his car flipped over while trying to avoid a pair of deer on Taberg-Florence Road Sunday evening, according to area law enforcers. Sheriff’s deputies said Eric T. Russell, 27, was northbound on Taberg-Florence Road at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when two deer entered the roadway in his path. Deputies said Russell swerved his... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Yorkville man rejects plea offer for second-degree murder

Public Safety The Yorkville man accused of killing his brother rejected an offer to plead guilty to murder this morning from the District Attorney’s Office, deciding instead to take his case to trial. John W. Ferguson, 37, of 10 Jones Place, appeared before County Court Judge Michael L. Dwyer and turned down the offer to plead guilty from Assistant District Attorney Todd Carville. According... 12:00pm 09/24/18

Community Foundation offers training for non-profits

County The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties is offering training programs for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations. All events take place at The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee St., Utica. Workshops are free to attend; webinars are free to members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) or $10 for nonmembers. Registration is... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Pair of Oneida residents charged with driving stolen car

Public Safety TOWN OF GLEN — Two Oneida men were charged with driving a stolen car on the Thruway through Montgomery County Saturday night, according to state law enforcement officials. State police said driver Joshua E. Eberle, 18, and passenger Quiana N. Thomas, 35, both of Oneida, were pulled over on the Thruway passing through the Town of Glen at 11:23 p.m. Saturday. Troopers said the... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Crash sends couple to hospital

Public Safety TOWN OF TRENTON — A husband and wife were hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision on Korber and Thompson roads on Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies said Kenneth Jeffers, 62, of Floyd, was eastbound on Korber at about 12:40 p.m. when his 2014 Hyundai Tucscon was struck in the intersection by a 2017 Toyota Tundra, coming off Thompson Road. The intersection is controlled by a pair... 4:00pm 09/24/18

200 jobs, millions in investment projected for drone zone

County Creation of at least 200 jobs and $39.5 million in private investments for the growing drone/unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley from Syracuse to Rome are being projected by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Among six companies involved are Assured Information Security, Inc. (AIS), which has locations in Syracuse and Rome, and Microdrones, which... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Syracuse preps for Clemson showdown with rout

College Sports (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey’s mantra is to annihilate opponents, and so far the senior is doing a pretty good job of it. Dungey rushed for 77 yards and three touchdowns, passed for 286 yards and two more scores without a turnover, and Syracuse beat former Big East foe Connecticut 51-21 on Saturday at the Carrier Dome to continue its early season surge. The Orange,... 4:10pm 09/24/18

Balog’s hat trick boosts Rome girls to soccer triumph over Central Valley

Sports Rome Free Academy’s Katharine Balog netted a three-goal hat trick in leading the Black Knights to a 4-1 soccer victory over previously undefeated Central Valley Academy on Saturday. Amanda Bird scored and had an assist and Alysia Pacheco had three assists. Kaitlyn Salce had 12 saves in the win. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s girls soccer team lost to Whitesboro, 4-2. Alexa and Laken... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Sports agate — Sept. 24, 2018

Sports Agate FOOTBALL Baldwinsville 31, RFA 6 Baldwinsville 0 3 14 14 — 31 RFA 0 0 0 6 — 6 B - Selover 25 field goal B - Stehle 50 run (kick good) B - Fabrizo 30 interception (Selover kick) B - Letizia 11 run (Selover kick) B - Walker 40 interception (Selover kick) R - Cudhea 40 from Orton (conversion failed) Cato-Meridian 48, Westmoreland 0 C-M 14 14 6 14 — 48 Westmoreland 0 0 0 0 — 0 C-M... 4:00pm 09/24/18

New doctor at Costello Eye Physicians

Health NEW HARTFORD — Costello Eye Physicians and Surgeons is welcoming Dr. Ganga Nair, M.D. to its staff. Nair has practiced ophthalmology for 15 years, and is board certified through the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her past practice has focused on the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye disease and diabetic eye disease. Nair is currently accepting new patients at... 4:00pm 09/24/18

September is Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month

Health Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care recognizes September as Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) develops when arteries become completely or partially clogged with plaque deposits that limit blood flow to the legs.  Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs increase the risk of heart... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Take action to protect your health

Health Come to the next free diabetes education class at Rome Memorial Hospital on Monday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. Participants meet in the hospital lobby. Patient and Staff Educator Mary Rose Spellicy, RN teaches how to take charge of your diabetes with exercise, healthy eating, medication, measuring blood sugar, and protecting your feet and eyes. Call the hospital’s Education Department at... 4:00pm 09/24/18

Washington Mills MVHS adds nurse practitioner

Health WASHINGTON MILLS — The Mohawk Valley Health System office in Washington Mills has announced the addition of Gina Marcantonio, nurse practitioner, to its team. Marcantonio has been employed at St. Luke’s campus intensive care unit as a registered nurse since 2013, and also worked in the campus’ emergency department. Prior to joining MVHS, Marcantonio was employed by Utica... 4:00pm 09/24/18