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September 19, 2018

Oswego Daily News

A banner over the county seal recognizes Oswego County's 200th anniversary.

County, Middle Management Strike A New Deal

The Oswego County Legislature on Thursday night approved a new five-year contract with the Oswego County Professional Association. The previous contract expired December 31, 2017. The new deal includes salary increases for members over five years.

United Way Kicks Off 2019 Campaign

The United Way of Greater Oswego County kicked off its annual campaign on Wednesday at The American Foundry in Oswego. “This year’s message is simple,” the executive director said. “When united, donor dollars provide assistance to every age in every corner of Oswego County. Individual contributions paired with a county-wide engagement create a much greater and lasting impression than any of us can ever imagine.”

Oswego Firefighters Extinguish Kitchen Fire

Oswego Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in a multi-family residence at 111 W Utica St. at approximately 12:42 a.m. today (September 12). Thanks to the quick response of Oswego Firefighters, the fire was contained to the kitchen in one apartment in a few minutes of arrival.

The bell is rung at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Oswego Pauses To Remember September 11, 2001

Representatives of the Oswego Fire and Police departments, the Coast Guard and other first responders gathers Tuesday for a solemn memorial at the Fire Department’s headquarters. On display near the podium was a chunk of a steel beam from the World Trade Center – a grim reminder of the Port City’s connection to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.


Suspect Charged In West Monroe Deadly Assault Case

An arrest has been made in reference to the previously reported death that occurred at 347 Brecheimer Road in the town of West Monroe on Monday. Investigator have charged 33-year-old Mathew R. LeBoeuf of County Route 84, Central Square, with one count of murder in the second degree and one count of Assault in the first degree.

Assault Victim Dies, Investigation Continues

Victim Identified
The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim of an assault that occurred Monday at 347 Breckheimer Road, town of West Monroe. The deceased victim has been identified as Robert Diffin, 42, of 347 Breckheimer Road. At about 11:23 a.m. today (September 10), members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office were sent to 347 Breckheimer Road in West Monroe to assist emergency medical services. The victims were transported by Menter Ambulance to University Hospital At about 2:25 p.m., one of the victims was pronounced dead.

FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant Refueling Outage Under Way

Operators removed Exelon Generation’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant from service early this morning (September 10), beginning a planned refueling and maintenance outage that brings more than 1,500 additional workers to the region. The refueling outage will help ensure the plant runs safely and provides consistent, reliable power to the region for another two-year operating cycle.

More EEE and West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes

The Oswego County Public Health Department reported that test results received recently indicated new positive results for both the Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile viruses. The report listed three mosquito pools as positive for EEE, two are located in the Toad Harbor Swamp and one is in the town of Hastings. Two pools were listed as positive for WNV, one in the town of Hastings and the other in the town of Palermo.

Pictured are: Sabine Ingerson, Regional Director at ARISE, Mayor Billy Barlow, Jim Cronk, Peer Advocate at ARISE, and Jim Karasek, Manager of Independent Living Services .at ARISE

Mayor Barlow announces Four Wheelchair Charging Stations Placed in Oswego

Mayor Billy Barlow announced the placement of four wheelchair charging stations throughout the city of Oswego in an effort to better serve those who rely on battery powered wheelchairs and scooters as transportation in the Oswego community. The installation of the charging stations follows a pledge by Mayor Barlow to improve the city of Oswego for people with physical disabilities by improving public space accessibility and offering more accommodations.

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