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Retirement Party Scheduled For Oswego County Undersheriff

Robert J. Lighthall recently announced his intent to retire from his position as Undersheriff with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office effective March 31. In his honor, a retirement party will be held at the Castaways Riverside Restaurant located at 916 County Route 37, Brewerton, on April 2.

Oswego County Mourns the Loss of Former Sheriff


Former Oswego County Sheriff Charles F. Nellis died Saturday morning at this home in Parish. Nellis served as Oswego County Sheriff from 1984 through 1998, retiring after four terms in office. Those who worked with him remember Nellis as honest and fair, with a great sense of humor and a compassionate side for children and those less fortunate.

Father Fuming Over Lack of Notice

Fajo Edwards’ father says his family had no idea that Audrey Arnold, the woman convicted this year of causing severe injuries to his son in 2006, was released from the Oswego County jail earlier this month. Now Elroy Edwards says he wants to know why. Undersheriff Robert Lighthall says victim notification is not part of the parole board’s requirements for the local condition release program. He noted, too, that Arnold is only the third inmate to receive local conditional release in Oswego County since 2005.