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County will get cut of online DMV

There’s good fiscal news for Oneida County Clerk Sandra J. DePerno in the executive budget announced this week by the governor. Tucked away in the Transportation section of the budget bri... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Hearing on water increase for parts of two-county area

Mohawk Valley Water Authority will conduct a public hearing about a proposed 2 percent increase in water rates at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at Utica City Hall. If approved, the rate increase would... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Police find children in home with bugs, gas leak

When Utica Police responded to reports of a domestic dispute on Howard Avenue Friday night, they not only found an arguing couple, but also cockroaches, an apartment without heat and children walki... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Wanted in busting glass at Fort Stanwix

Rome Police are searching for a man who broke out several windows at the Willet Center at the Fort Stanwix National Monument on New Year’s Eve. Security camera photos of the vandal can be... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Ex Domino’s manager guilty in theft of nearly $3,000

A former manager at Domino’s Pizza on Erie Boulevard was found guilty by a jury in County Court this week of stealing just under $3,000 in deposits from the store safe. Michael Guariglia,... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Vienna man tries to blame rape on
4-year-old victim

A 47-year-old man will spend the next 15 years in state prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl after he tried to pin it all on the girl. Gordon Meeker, 47, of 8419 Teelin Road, Vienna, w... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Police log

To report an emergency: 911 Website: www.romepd.com Friday 12:34 a.m. Parry St., medical. 12:43 a.m. W. Embargo and Expense streets, suspicious activity. 5:41 a.m. N. Levitt St.... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Fire log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 10:43 a.m. 1007 W. Dominick St., telephone alarm. 12:50 p.m. 212 E. Garden St., first aid. 1:17 p.m. 300 W. Dominick St., first aid. 1:49 p.m.... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Mutual aid log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 5:16 a.m. Maynard, Route 291, Marcy, alarm. 6:56 a.m. Holland Patent and Barneveld, Coates Road E., Trenton, basement fire. 7:01 a.m. Stittville, ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Sheriff’s log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 12:38 a.m. Turin Road, Lee, alarm. 2:42 a.m. Hill Road, Verona, accident. 7:55 a.m. Willow Place, Verona, alarm. 8:51 a.m. Route 49, Vienna, a... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

State police log

To report an emergency: 911 Friday 3:31 a.m. Williams Road, assist motorist. 7:55 a.m. Willow Place, Verona, alarm. 9:19 a.m. Stage Road, Marcy, accident. 10:09 a.m. Gore Road, ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Educators object to teacher evaluations

An online principals’ letter objecting to a controversial state evaluation plan for educators has been signed by at least 26 principals in Oneida County, including two Rome elementary adminis... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

3,400 students trained at Preparedness Center

WHITESTOWN — The state Preparedness Training Center is getting off the ground at the former county airport. Last year, more than 600 State and local first responder agencies, private and ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Lady Black Knights JVs 14-1

The Rome Free Academy junior varsity girls basketball team continued to roll along with a 47-21 home triumph over Holland Patent on Friday to stretch its record to 14-1. Tricia Loso tallied nin... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Colgate rallies to tie Harvard

HAMILTON — The 18th-ranked Colgate men’s hockey team faced a third-period deficit, but Austin Smith was able to tally the game-tying goal as the Raiders and Harvard skated to a 2-2 tie ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Camden tops VVS for first time in 22 years

VERONA — The Camden boys basketball team did something on Friday night that the Blue Devils hadn’t done in 22 years: They beat the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. Led by a 33-point eruption... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Camden ends long string of defeats against VVS

"Field hurt us, but I think we did a good job on Spinella because when’s hot, he’s dangerous," said Bird. "Last year, he put 29 on us here, and he can shoot anywhere, so ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Evans part of diverse Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Family was the prevailing theme as NASCAR inducted its third, and most diverse, class into the Hall of Fame. Cale Yarborough, notoriously tight with his money, recalled t... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Donation luncheon Thursday

NORTH WESTERN — The North Western United Methodist Church, 9925 State Rt. 46, will serve a "donation" luncheon on Thursday at noon. This month the menu will feature meatloaf, ma... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Buford Dennis Hepler

Buford Dennis Hepler, 64, formerly of Oswego and currently residing in Winthrop, NY passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at University Hospital. Dennis was born in Rome, NY where he was raised ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Check your schedule

Clergy and board members are asked to check the schedule for their church’s main services on page 7. E-mail updates to living@RNY.com or call the news desk at 337-4000. [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Where are you heading?

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. By faith Noah, being divinel... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Meetings

MONDAY Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency board of directors, 12:30 p.m. MVCAA, 9882 River Road, Marcy. Mohawk Valley Water Authority, 5:30 p.m. MVWA conference room, One Kennedy Plaza, ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Oriskany girls move closer to division crown

The Oriskany girls basketball team inched closer to clinching the Center State Conference Division IV title with a 59-54 victory over visiting Poland on Friday night. Christina Graziadei and Me... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Knights need to rally past C-NS on the road

CICERO — The one-beaten Rome Free Academy Black Knights scored three goals in the final period to claim a 4-1 comeback victory over Section III Division I East foe Cicero-North Syracuse on Fr... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Rome sweeps away TVL rival Road win over HP completes home-and-home series

HOLLAND PATENT — The last time that Rome Free Academy and Holland Patent squared off, it was senior post player Lloyd Parkmond who hit a game-winning floater in the lane in the closing second... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Third charged in ‘Black Friday’ stomp

A third person has been charged with stomping on other customers at the "Black Friday" brawl at Wal-Mart that left five people injured. Robyn McGilton, 49, of 9295 Main St., Annsville... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Sunshine with highs
in the low 30s

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows around 5 above. North winds around 5 mph becoming northeast. Sunday — Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night —... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Lottery

ALBANY (AP) — Here are the winning state Lottery numbers selected Friday in the midday drawing: Daily: 5-6-9; Lucky Sum: 20; WinFour: 0-3-7-8; Lucky Sum: 18, Here are the winning evening ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Economy, as in Twinkie

As comic relief in the classic Bruce Willis movie "Die Hard" a beleaguered Bruce, fighting off terrorists in a high-rise building, finds an ancient but still edible Twinkie. He reaches ou... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Zion meeting follows single service

Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W. Liberty St. Sunday will have just one worship service, The Holy Eucharist, at 9 a.m. The the church will have it’s annual meeting at 10:15 a.m. This year&rsq... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Sports Calendar

Tonight’s Schedule... Professional Hockey — American Hockey League: Syracuse at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05. College Basketball — Syracuse at Notre Dame, 6. Ho... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Roman admits torching apartment; 4-years prison for meth lab maker

Roughly 300 people, some disabled, were forced to flee the Olbiston Apartments in Utica early one September morning when a Rome man, Aaron McClain, ignited a fire on the seventh-floor of the Genese... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Senior nutrition menu

The nutrition program for persons age 60 and over is funded by the county Office for the Aging, state and federal grants, and contributions from participants. Meals are served Monday through Friday... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

City knocks on court’s door to force clean up

Rome’s attempt to clean up Park Drive Estates will be the topic of a court appearance on Feb. 16. A green light from the judge that day would clear the way for work to begin. Last year, c... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

SUNY New Paltz cites area scholars

Area students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at SUNY-New Paltz. They are, with town and major: ¿ Kathryn Cole, Rome, communication disorders. ¿ Elizabeth Hanna,... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Ruth F. Hosley

Ruth F. Hosley, 96, of Rome passed away Thursday January 19, 2012 at Bethany Gardens. Born September 2, 1915 in Rome she was a daughter of Thomas W. and Iola Record Miller. Ruth graduated from Rome... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Funeral notices

BOYCE — Joann Boyce, 86, of Canton, Pa., formerly of Rome, on Jan. 16, 2012. Services 7 p.m. today at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Calling hours 5­7 p.m. today. ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Sherry S. Eddy

Sherry S. Eddy, age 65, of Rome, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2012, with her loving family at her side. She was born June 19, 1946, in Rome, a daughter of Louis G. and Virginia McCue S... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

County Airport weather report for Friday

Temperatures: 11 to 25 Normal Range: 12 to 29 Records: -30(1994), 53(1951) Rainfall: 0" Snow: 1.2" Monthly rainfall: 1.45" Rainfall for year: 1.45" S... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 21, 2002 Rome Art and Community Center’s library will open a featured collection of photographs entitled, "The Way I See It: Photographs in the Life of John Rudiak," on Fri... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Utica Y seeks nominations for outstanding area women

Nomination forms are now available for the YWCA’s 2012 Salute to Outstanding Women event. The annual award ceremony, held each April, honors women in Oneida and Herkimer counties for thei... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Area church services

Adas Israel Synagogue, 706 Hickory St. 337-3170. Sabbath Service, Fri. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist, 301 W. Embargo St. 336-2610.Sun. 10 a.m. Grace Baptist (Southern Baptist), 8553 Turin Rd. 336... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Charged in domestic dispute

A 51-year-old man is accused of shoving his ex-girlfriend into a kitchen counter and then breaking her cell phone when she tried to call for help. Sheriff’s deputies said Scott B. Stockbr... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Prayer luncheon Wednesday in Utica

The second annual James Blackshear Memorial Prayer Luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday in the Radisson Hotel in downtown Utica. Hope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and the Kiwanis Club of ... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012

Ambitious entrepreneur goes green in venture at old school building

The former Board of Education building on East Thomas Street has been reborn as a pair of businesses run by Joyce Finnegan. And the Rome resident Finnegan is installing "green" innovation... [more...]

Published: 1/21/2012
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