► News sections: Rome CountyEducation | Public Safety | Business | Meetings/Events | Advancements

Victim was in vibrant health before poisoning, prosecutor says

Public Safety The murder trial of Kaitlyn A. Conley opened this morning with a description of the last days of the victim, Dr. Mary Yoder. Assistant District Attorney Laurie Lisi gave her opening statement to the jury of seven women and five men. She discussed how the 60-year-old mother of three was the picture of health when she went into work on July 20, 2015. Yoder and her husband,... 2:14pm 04/25/17

Blaze displaces two families in Vienna fire

Public Safety TOWN OF VIENNA — Two families have been displaced after a fire in the kitchen area of a residence on Pine Road Monday morning. First Assistant Fire Chief Richard Harvey said the fire started in a kitchen/dining room area of 3460 Pine Road while no one was home. The flames remained in the room, but smoke spread throughout the residence, he stated. “A passerby noticed smoke... 12:19pm 04/25/17

City Democrats seek candidates for Common Council, County Legislature

Rome The Rome Democratic Committee is looking for local citizens interested in running for seats on the City of Rome Common Council or Oneida County Legislature in this fall’s elections. City Committee Chair David E. Amidon said, “We as a party need to promote Democratic progressive ideals,” adding that “local and regional government requires strong representation by all of our... 4:00pm 04/24/17

Prosecutors, defense wade into jury pool of over 100

Public Safety More than 100 citizens were called for jury duty this morning for the murder trial of accused killer Kaitlyn A. Conley. Conley, 24, of Sauquoit, is accused of poisoning her boss, Dr. Mary L. Yoder, in July 2015. Conley worked as a secretary for Yoder at Chiropractic Family Care in Whitesboro. A total of 118 men and women from across Oneida County packed into the fifth-floor... 4:10pm 04/24/17

Council to get tour of Old City Hall

Rome The Common Council will visit Old City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to get an update on the rehabilitation of the building at 207 N. James St. It will then meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall for its regular meeting. There will also be a public hearing in the council chambers at 6:55 that evening on the discontinuance and sale of part of an alley on Jervis... 4:00pm 04/24/17