Oswego County http://wrvo.org en Oswego County combating jail overcrowding with technology http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-combating-jail-overcrowding-technology <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:36:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54300 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County combating jail overcrowding with technology Oswego County nuclear plants will soon replace public warning system http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plants-will-soon-replace-public-warning-system <p></p><p>Oswego County's three nuclear energy facilities will soon begin a project to replace the county's aging public warning system.</p><p>Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, which owns the two Nine Mile Point nuclear plants, and Entergy, which owns the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, will invest more than $1.5 million to replace the existing sirens in the ten mile radius around the plants.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:49:40 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53038 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plants will soon replace public warning system Oswego County Legislature votes to oppose Cuomo's tax freeze plan http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislature-votes-oppose-cuomos-tax-freeze-plan <p></p><p>The Oswego County Legislature is joining several other counties across New York to oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed property tax freeze plan. They voted to support another option proposed by the New York State Association of Counties, to eliminate the cost of state funded mandates instead. The final vote was 16 to 8, with 1 absentee.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:22:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52700 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Legislature votes to oppose Cuomo's tax freeze plan Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plant-shut-down-second-time-less-week <p>For the second time in less than a week, the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Oswego County experienced an automatic shutdown, due to a problem at the plant.&nbsp;</p><p>The shutdown happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to a spokesperson from Constellation Energy, which owns the plant, a worker "inadvertently contacted a highly sensitive plant component." As a result, safety systems shut down the plant automatically.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:16:42 +0000 Jason Smith 52500 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week New survey hopes to boost Oswego County tourism industry http://wrvo.org/post/new-survey-hopes-boost-oswego-county-tourism-industry <p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:15:25 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52496 at http://wrvo.org New survey hopes to boost Oswego County tourism industry Oswego County mother takes head shop owner to court http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-mother-takes-head-shop-owner-court <p></p><p>An Oswego County mother is taking a local head shop to court following her son's death after smoking synthetic marijuana he allegedly bought from the store.<br /><br />Teresa Woolson, whose 19-year-old son, Victor, drowned in Lake Ontario after smoking a form of synthetic marijuana, wants the shop's owner, the drug manufacturer and the distributor held accountable.<br /><br />In August 2012, Victor Woolson drowned in the lake soon after smoking "K-2 Avalanche," a form of synthetic marijuana he apparently bought from Xtreme Underground.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:59:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51519 at http://wrvo.org Children's museum wants to find a permanent home in Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/childrens-museum-wants-find-permanent-home-oswego <p>Although it doesn't have a permanent home, for the last year the Children's Museum of Oswego has brought its exhibits to local events like Harborfest and the Great Pumpkin Festival. But last week, the museum's board of trustees set its sights on finding a fixed location in the city.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:49:06 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50999 at http://wrvo.org 'Next Great Idea' competition underway again in Oswego County http://wrvo.org/post/next-great-idea-competition-underway-again-oswego-county <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:57:12 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50191 at http://wrvo.org 'Next Great Idea' competition underway again in Oswego County Oswego County luring business, jobs to area http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-luring-business-jobs-area <p></p><p>After losing several big name manufacturing plants in recent decades, Oswego County has been aggressively trying to lure new companies in, filling vacant facilities with new tenants. The most recent announcement was made in Fulton, where <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/fultons-birds-eye-plant-gets-new-life-poultry-processor">a Pakistan-based poultry processor</a> has taken over the former Birds Eye plant.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:03:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49573 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County luring business, jobs to area Novelis plans to expand again http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-plans-expand-again <p></p><p>Novelis is adding a third automotive aluminum finishing line to its operation in Oswego, with plans to focus most of its future business on supplying aluminum for cars and trucks.<br /><br />According to plant manager Chris Smith, the $120 million investment will increase the plant's total capacity by about 30 percent, to 400,000 metric tons, while adding 90 new jobs to Novelis' workforce.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:03:32 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48701 at http://wrvo.org Novelis plans to expand again Oswego County Legislature prepares for upcoming budget vote http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislature-prepares-upcoming-budget-vote <p></p><p>The scrimping, saving and belt-tightening is paying off, as residents of Oswego County will only see a small increase of less than one percent in their property taxes for 2014. But what do the county's cost-saving measures mean for the average Oswego County homeowner?<br /><br />The proposed tax rate would go up 16 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value, translating to about an extra $15 tacked onto a homeowner's bill. While the rate is the highest it's been in six years, it still keeps the rate lower than it was in 2005, by more than 20 percent.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:38:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47547 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Legislature prepares for upcoming budget vote Oswego County legislators visit Wyoming County to discuss wind energy http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislators-visit-wyoming-county-discuss-wind-energy <p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:24:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46816 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County legislators visit Wyoming County to discuss wind energy Health navigators say Affordable Care Act sign-ups have been successful http://wrvo.org/post/health-navigators-say-affordable-care-act-sign-ups-have-been-successful <p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:09:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46793 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-sheriff-reuel-todd-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Some of the most difficult-to-enforce provisions from the <strong><a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/nysafeact/gun-reform" target="_blank">New York SAFE Act</a></strong> will soon come online.&nbsp; On this week’s edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher talks with Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd, who recently joined a constitutional challenge to the law filed by the <a href="http://www.nysrpa.org/" target="_blank"><strong>New York State Rifle and Pistol Association</strong></a>.&n Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46179 at http://wrvo.org Novelis commissions expansion at Oswego plant http://wrvo.org/post/novelis-commissions-expansion-oswego-plant <p>Novelis' aluminum plant in Oswego commissioned a new $200 million expansion, and created 100 jobs for Oswego County. The addition of two new production lines increased the company's North American capacity for producing aluminum sheet for cars by 240,000 tons.</p><p>Plant manager Chris Smith says the expansion features two new aluminum automotive sheet finishing lines, which will increase the company's ability to provide lighter material to address the automotive industry's need to improve gas mileage in the cars they produce.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:12:50 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46174 at http://wrvo.org Novelis commissions expansion at Oswego plant Harborfest attracts people, dollars to Oswego County http://wrvo.org/post/harborfest-attracts-people-dollars-oswego-county <p>The city of Oswego's Harborfest began last night, and is estimated to draw more than 100,000 people to the area for a weekend of music, food and fireworks. For Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen, it's also a boon for the city's coffers.</p><p>"We hope to make probably $50 million for the weekend," Gillen said. "It's a big impact on the entire community within ten miles of the city of Oswego. Hotels, restaurants, just general sales tax revenue is dramatically impacted over this. So, it's an incredible economic boon to the city and the community. It comes at a cost, though."</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:16:54 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41681 at http://wrvo.org Harborfest attracts people, dollars to Oswego County Boutique brands of liquor on the rise in New York http://wrvo.org/post/boutique-brands-liquor-rise-new-york <p>"I had a lot of spare time on my hands, and this was just one of the many crazy ideas you come up with when you're trying to figure out what the heck you're going to do to make some money and make a living."<br><br>Two years ago, Brandon Bellinger was working for a now defunct racing team in North Carolina. Today, he's developed and created his own brand of top shelf tequila, called 21 Tequila, which he sells at local bars and liquor stores around Oswego County.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:45:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41617 at http://wrvo.org Boutique brands of liquor on the rise in New York Nine Mile nuclear plant passes federal emergency drill http://wrvo.org/post/nine-mile-nuclear-plant-passes-federal-emergency-drill <p>Federal officials gave Oswego County's nuclear power complex a good grade after an emergency preparedness drill conducted this week.</p><p>Plant workers and emergency officials had to respond to a simulated equipment malfunction and radiation leak, where the wind then shifted.</p><p>"They have to react and they have to react quickly and that’s one of the things we’re looking for; to make sure that they understand what the change means, what it implies, and what to do about it," says FEMA's Rebecca Thomson.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:38:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39951 at http://wrvo.org Stricter ban and penalties proposed on synthetic drugs http://wrvo.org/post/stricter-ban-and-penalties-proposed-synthetic-drugs <p>New York lawmakers have introduced new legislation to expand the ban on synthetic drugs and increase penalties in the state by addressing the mislabeling and chemical swapping of the drugs.</p><p>Synthetic drugs, often known as "bath salts" and sold under various other names, in New York have been <a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/new-state-regulations-bath-salts-announced" target="_blank">banned since August last year</a> following multiple cases of violent overdoses.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 11:36:08 +0000 Charles Gichane 38607 at http://wrvo.org Stricter ban and penalties proposed on synthetic drugs Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-holds-small-business-listening-tour-sba <p>New York's junior senator and the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration swung through upstate New York Monday to hold a series of roundtable talks with small business owners and economic development officials. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:36:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36300 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA Reintroducing Atlantic salmon to the Salmon River http://wrvo.org/post/reintroducing-atlantic-salmon-salmon-river <p>In recent years both the federal and New York state governments have been studying how best to re-introduce – salmon -- to New York’s Salmon River.&nbsp; That might come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever fished the river, known for its salmon of eye-popping size.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:32:08 +0000 David Chanatry 29766 at http://wrvo.org Reintroducing Atlantic salmon to the Salmon River Pulaski to decide on whether to dissolve police department http://wrvo.org/post/pulaski-decide-whether-dissolve-police-department <p>Residents in Pulaski will vote in March to keep or abolish the Pulaski Police Department, but some are worried resources will be stretched too thin. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:10:19 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 31051 at http://wrvo.org New York counties want state to take more action against bath salts http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-counties-want-state-take-more-action-against-bath-salts <p>County governments want New York state to take a tougher stand on bath salts.&nbsp; The Association of Counties, meeting this week in Syracuse, is calling for a state law to criminalize the synthetic drug. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:51:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25966 at http://wrvo.org Telephone outages in Oswego County affects 911 http://wrvo.org/post/telephone-outages-oswego-county-affects-911 <p>Some people may not be able to reach 911 in sections of Oswego County today (Friday, August 3), due to telephone outages in some parts of the county.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:07:01 +0000 Catherine Loper 23641 at http://wrvo.org New E-911 radios for Oswego County http://wrvo.org/post/new-e-911-radios-oswego-county <p>Starting today, Oswego County will turn on its new E-911 radios. The system comes with some new features.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:30:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23019 at http://wrvo.org Fate of old Oswego County jail being decided http://wrvo.org/post/fate-old-oswego-county-jail-being-decided <p>Oswego County&#39;s old jail is falling apart and now officials are deciding what to do with it.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:14:32 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22910 at http://wrvo.org Fate of old Oswego County jail being decided Anti-nuclear "peace walk" begins http://wrvo.org/post/anti-nuclear-peace-walk-begins <p>The potential for disaster at nuclear power plants is the message of a &quot;peace walk&quot; that will take place around Lake Ontario and started this week in Onondaga County.<br /><br /> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:02:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22512 at http://wrvo.org Sen. Gillibrand promotes new biofuel http://wrvo.org/post/sen-gillibrand-promotes-new-biofuel <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in central New York Thursday to discuss a new kind of&nbsp; renewable energy fuel.</p><p>About 20 farmers, supporters and members of the press met on a farm in Mexico, New York, with Senator Gillibrand, who was promoting a new source of New York grown energy -- shrub willow.<br /><br />&quot;One of the things that really makes sense for our country is being independent of Middle Eastern oil. And one of the best way to do that is through biofuels,&quot; said the senator from New York.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:48:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22122 at http://wrvo.org Central New York counties take new steps to prevent EEE http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-counties-take-new-steps-prevent-eee <p>Several New York counties are taking new steps to stop the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:59:33 +0000 Adam Wolfe 20924 at http://wrvo.org Technology could be key in allowing CNY residents an equal chance at healthy lives http://wrvo.org/post/technology-could-be-key-allowing-cny-residents-equal-chance-healthy-lives <p>There is a difference of up to 33 years of life expectancy depending on where you live in Central New York and there is no simple answer to creating equal health for all.</p><p>Economics, race and gender all figure into these health disparities but technology could play a major part in closing the healthcare gap found between many Americans.</p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19640 at http://wrvo.org