James Rhinehart Onondaga County lawmakers support plan to build racino By Ellen Abbott • Dec 7, 2011 It was a rare yes vote on a gambling issue in the Onondaga County Legislature Tuesday. The prospect of a convention center hotel makes the possibility of a racino more palatable to lawmakers. Plan by Onondaga County lawmakers to sell Air One helicopter fails By Ellen Abbott • Dec 7, 2011 A plan to ground the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department's Air One helicopter was scrapped by county lawmakers Tuesday. Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against a proposal to sell the airship as surplus. Onondaga County Sheriff hopes to keep helicopter in the air, despite loss of funding By Joyce Gramza • Oct 31, 2011 Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says he’s determined to keep the county’s med-evac helicopter, Air One flying, despite the loss of county funding for the chopper.