Onondaga County http://wrvo.org en State police helicopter move leaves gap in service in Onondaga County http://wrvo.org/post/state-police-helicopter-move-leaves-gap-service-onondaga-county <p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:41:39 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59035 at http://wrvo.org State police helicopter move leaves gap in service in Onondaga County Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-unveil-plans-amphitheater-solvay <p>Just about six months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to central New York to announce that the state would chip in $30 million for a multi-million dollar plan to revitalize the western lakeshore of Onondaga Lake, including the village of Solvay. Today, Onondaga County is ready to share with the public detailed plans about what this development entails.<br /> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58610 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay Miner calls for increased broadband access in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/miner-calls-increased-broadband-access-syracuse <p>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says the city can't have a modern economy without access to high-speed Internet and strong phone service.<br /><br />Miner has recently called for better broadband in Syracuse, and has signed a petition to the state's Public Service Commission asking for an investigation into broadband's rollout in the state.<br /><br />"And what I have seen firsthand is a number of businesses who said they wanted to locate to Syracuse, or expand in Syracuse, but couldn't because of a lack of access to affordable broadband or telecommunications," Miner said.<br /> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:08:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58350 at http://wrvo.org Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/restaurants-consider-forming-association-combat-destiny-usa-tax-breaks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Independent restaurants in central New York are hoping to fight what they call an uneven playing field when it comes to Destiny USA. Many restaurants say they’ve lost business since the mega-mall expanded a few years ago with the help of a tax deal with the city of Syracuse.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58000 at http://wrvo.org Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks Public can soon comment on Solvay amphitheater project along Onondaga Lake http://wrvo.org/post/public-can-soon-comment-solvay-amphitheater-project-along-onondaga-lake <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer, environmental questions will be heard surrounding the construction of a new amphitheater on the old </span>Solvay<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> waste beds along </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lake. A draft environmental impact statement surrounding the project will soon be up for review.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:53:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57197 at http://wrvo.org Public can soon comment on Solvay amphitheater project along Onondaga Lake Onondaga County plans to spend $15 million to combat Emerald Ash Borer http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-plans-spend-15-million-combat-emerald-ash-borer <p></p><p>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County expects to spend more than $15 million over the next 25 years to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer infestation. The plan targets almost 47,000 ash trees on county land that pose a danger if they fall over.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:52:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57196 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County plans to spend $15 million to combat Emerald Ash Borer Rise in elder abuse cases has central New York searching for answers http://wrvo.org/post/rise-elder-abuse-cases-has-central-new-york-searching-answers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an aging population, elder abuse is becoming more prevalent across the country and in central New York. Financial abuse has become one of the most common ways people take advantage of older Americans.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57133 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County residents speak out against 'Trash to Ash' plan http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-residents-speak-out-against-trash-ash-plan <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Opponents to a trash to ash plan between Onondaga and Cortland Counties had their say at an informational meeting on the environmental impact of the proposed move in the town of DeWitt last night. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:17:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57089 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County residents speak out against 'Trash to Ash' plan Public to share concerns about 'Trash to Ash' plan during first hearing http://wrvo.org/post/public-share-concerns-about-trash-ash-plan-during-first-hearing <p>Onondaga County is hosting the first of several public hearings on a plan to import trash from Cortland County to burn at Onondaga County’s incinerator in Jamesville.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:30:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57059 at http://wrvo.org Public to share concerns about 'Trash to Ash' plan during first hearing Wait for a pistol permit in Onondaga County drops http://wrvo.org/post/wait-pistol-permit-onondaga-county-drops <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wait for a pistol permit in </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County has steadily gotten better since a logjam was created in the wake of the passage of the NY SAFE Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year ago, it took 15 months get an appointment with the </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Sheriff’s Department simply to apply for a pistol permit. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:17:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56863 at http://wrvo.org Public gets first chance to weigh in on 'Trash to Ash' plan http://wrvo.org/post/public-gets-first-chance-weigh-trash-ash-plan <p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:43:04 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55812 at http://wrvo.org Public gets first chance to weigh in on 'Trash to Ash' plan Onondaga County's compost program is growing in more ways than one http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-countys-compost-program-growing-more-ways-one <p></p><p>Onondaga County’s program that turns food waste into the compost and mulch we use in our gardens is expanding.</p><p>OCRRA, the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, has installed new structures that make the process at the Amboy Compost Facility work like a well-oiled machine.<br /><br />It all starts with the food we throw away at restaurants, schools and grocery stores; the fruit rinds, the crusts of bread and corn husks. Those scraps are dumped into a new covered mixing area at the facility on Airport Road in Amboy.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:37:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55504 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County's compost program is growing in more ways than one Onondaga County to help pave over potholes in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-help-pave-over-potholes-syracuse <p></p><p>Onondaga County will be helping out some local governments, including the city of Syracuse,&nbsp;re-pave roads ravaged by a bad winter. &nbsp;</p><p>It wasn’t as much as originally offered by Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, but Onondaga County lawmakers did agree yesterday to foot the bill for paving two major roads in the city of Syracuse. &nbsp;</p><p>Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon says the county will spend a half a million dollars to re-pave Adams and Harrison Streets.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:13:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55401 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to help pave over potholes in Syracuse Syracuse budget hearing highlights need for first responders and literacy http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-budget-hearing-highlights-need-first-responders-and-literacy <p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:08:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55104 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse budget hearing highlights need for first responders and literacy Report: Only half of Onondaga County kids ready for kindergarten http://wrvo.org/post/report-only-half-onondaga-county-kids-ready-kindergarten <p></p><p>Only half of the children in Onondaga County are ready to start their primary school educations when they reach kindergarten, a new report from the Onondaga Citizens League has found.</p><p><a href="http://onondagacitizensleague.org/blog/studies/study-archive/early-childhood-education/" target="_blank">The report</a>, the latest from OCL in annual studies looking at community issues, says more focus needs to be put on educating children before they reach a classroom.</p><p>There are 27,000 children under the age of five in the county. They'll go to 18 different school districts.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:38:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54243 at http://wrvo.org Report: Only half of Onondaga County kids ready for kindergarten Onondaga County: Dr. Morrow's resignation was "premature" http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-dr-morrows-resignation-was-premature <p></p><p>Onondaga&nbsp;County's deputy executive for human services says it was "premature" for the county's health commissioner to resign.</p><p>Dr. Cynthia Morrow <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-reorganization-plan-led-morrow-resignation" target="_blank">resigned from her role</a> as the county's top health expert last week over the county executive's plans to reorganize child and maternal health services within county departments.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:18:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54138 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County: Dr. Morrow's resignation was "premature" Deadline for assault weapon registration nears http://wrvo.org/post/deadline-assault-weapon-registration-nears <p></p><p>There’s an April 15 deadline for owners of assault-style firearms to register them with the New York State Police, but there’s concern the provision of the SAFE Act gun control laws will be ignored.</p><p>After New York passed strict gun control laws in January 2013, sales of assault-style weapons became illegal. But for those who already owned guns with features like a pistol grip and removable magazine, they must register them by Tuesday.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:23:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54128 at http://wrvo.org Deadline for assault weapon registration nears Emerald Ash Borer poses bigger threat to central New York trees that expected http://wrvo.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-poses-bigger-threat-central-new-york-trees-expected <p></p><p>Homeowners in parts of Onondaga County with ash trees on their property, need to take action sooner than expected to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:07:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53718 at http://wrvo.org Emerald Ash Borer poses bigger threat to central New York trees that expected Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-reorganization-plan-led-morrow-resignation <p></p><p>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County’s longtime health commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, has resigned in a disagreement over a portion of the planned reorganization of the county's human service agencies.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:34:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53716 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation Onondaga County health commissioner resigns http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-health-commissioner-resigns <p>The head of Onondaga&nbsp;County's health department, <a href="http://wrvo.org/term/cynthia-morrow" target="_blank">Dr. Cynthia Morrow</a>, has suddenly resigned.</p><p>Morrow's resignation is effective immediately, according to Ben Dublin, a spokesman for County Executive Joanie Mahoney.</p><p>Mahoney accepted the resignation today, Dublin said.</p><p>Deputy Commissioner Michele Mignano has been appointed in her place for the interim and Dr. Morrow will stay on for a few weeks to help with the transition, Dublin said.</p><p>The county executive released this statement:&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:52:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53700 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse land bank to try deconstucting old homes instead of demolishing http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-try-deconstucting-old-homes-instead-demolishing <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:49:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52804 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse land bank to try deconstucting old homes instead of demolishing Mahoney says Destiny hotel may benefit from new duty-free rules http://wrvo.org/post/mahoney-says-destiny-hotel-may-benefit-new-duty-free-rules <p></p><p align="left" dir="ltr"><span lang="EN">The Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) is getting to work on the latest request from the developer of Destiny USA for a tax break to build a 252-room hotel across the street from the mall.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:50:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52253 at http://wrvo.org Mahoney says Destiny hotel may benefit from new duty-free rules Nation's first nano film school to launch in Onondaga County http://wrvo.org/post/nations-first-nano-film-school-launch-onondaga-county <p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:19:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52229 at http://wrvo.org Nation's first nano film school to launch in Onondaga County Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/katko-selected-gop-designated-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former U.S. Attorney John Katko walked out of the Republican convention in Syracuse this weekend as the party designated GOP candidate in the race for central New York's 24th Congressional District. It was the culmination of months of politicking by eight candidates who wanted the chance to unseat democrat Dan Maffei.<br /><br />"Cayuga, Wayne County, Oswego and Onondaga County has selected on the first round of voting to take on Dan Maffei, U.S. Attorney John Katko."<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:22:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52123 at http://wrvo.org Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei Recycling comes at a cost http://wrvo.org/post/recycling-comes-cost <p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:41:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51994 at http://wrvo.org Recycling comes at a cost Excellus health insurance launches new community campaign http://wrvo.org/post/excellus-health-insurance-launches-new-community-campaign <p>Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) is launching a new campaign to remind people of the importance of taking prescription medications as directed. In many hospitals, it’s called medication adherence, and it’s an issue that’s becoming a hot topic in the health world today.</p><p>BCBS Regional President Arthur Vercillo says statistics show 75 percent of patients don’t take their prescriptions as directed.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:21:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51590 at http://wrvo.org Excellus health insurance launches new community campaign Destiny USA asking Onondaga County for tax breaks for proposed hotel http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-asking-onondaga-county-tax-breaks-proposed-hotel <p></p><p>The information gathering phase of a proposed 252-room hotel project next to the Destiny USA mall in Syracuse has started.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:20:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51153 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA asking Onondaga County for tax breaks for proposed hotel Hancock Air Base anti-drone protesters sentenced http://wrvo.org/post/hancock-air-base-anti-drone-protesters-sentenced <p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:11:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51152 at http://wrvo.org Hancock Air Base anti-drone protesters sentenced Crouse's opioid program expanding to meet rising needs for treatment http://wrvo.org/post/crouses-opioid-program-expanding-meet-rising-needs-treatment <p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:41:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50963 at http://wrvo.org Crouse's opioid program expanding to meet rising needs for treatment New Onondaga County program combines pet adoption with inmate rehabilitation http://wrvo.org/post/new-onondaga-county-program-combines-pet-adoption-inmate-rehabilitation <p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:50:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50913 at http://wrvo.org New Onondaga County program combines pet adoption with inmate rehabilitation