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Moody’s: Lago a losing hand for local jobs

County Next year’s opening of the Lago Resort & Casino will take customers from regional casinos in upstate and position Lago to benefit from its competitive advantages, says Moody’s Investors Service. Lago is being built near Thruway exit 41 in Seneca County in the town of Tyre, situated squarely between population centers Syracuse and Rochester. The Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning... 4:10pm 02/10/16

Madison County deputy earns state honor

Public Safety WAMPSVILLE — A Madison County Sheriff’s deputy was named Civil Deputy of the Year for 2015 by the New York State Sheriff’s Association. Deputy Darren Ladd, a 14-year veteran of the department, was honored with the award at the association’s annual Winter Conference in Albany on Jan. 26. Ladd began his career with the Patrol Division, where he committed himself to traffic... 4:00pm 02/10/16

Overtime costs up for county; jail, road patrol top list

County Staffing for a trio of around-the-clock operations cost Oneida County more than $1.5 million in overtime last year. The total for the three departments clocking the most overtime was $1,572,999. A breakdown shows: • Correctional facility, $955,507; • Road patrol, $344,981; and • Sewage treatment plant, $272,511. Last year’s overtime total for all departments was $2,584,923, an... 4:00pm 02/10/16

Man accused of November arson

Public Safety VERONA BEACH — A 42-year-old man was charged with setting fire to a Lake Shore Road home back in November. Robert R. Webster Jr. was charged with third-degree arson, a class C felony. State Police at Oneida said Webster was charged following an investigation into a fire that occurred on Nov. 29. Investigators said a senior couple who resided at the home at 6851 Lake Shore Road... 4:00pm 02/10/16