2016 Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Business Show next week

Taste of Tioga festival tonight

9th annual Celebrating Women in Business conference

1st annual auction raffle to benefit Candor Food Pantry

Breaking news: B-Sens are leaving after this season

It’s official, this will be the last year for the Binghamton Senators. The Ottawa Senators announced this morning that they will be moving their AHL affiliate to Belleville, Ontario after this season. Their new deal is for eight years, and the city also announced a $20 million upgrade to their arena this morning. But, the news is not all bad. Ottawa is working together with the AHL and Binghamton hockey officials to bring a new affiliation to the Arena for the 2017-2018 season. Earlier this summer, Binghamton Vice President Tom Mitchell said the club had a plan in place for hockey to remain in the city even if the Senators leave. They have scheduled a press conference for this afternoon. Binghamton has had a professional hockey team since 1973, including previous affiliations with the New York Rangers and Hartford Whalers. The Senators have played in Bingahmton since 2002.

A New Hope Center announces events throughout October to raise domestic violence awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and A New Hope Center in Owego is promoting that awareness through a series of events.

 

On October 9th, A New Hope Center is holding Purple Pooches on Parade. The event allows pets and their owners to walk together to raise awareness of domestic violence. The parade will begin at 11am at the New Hope Center offices on Church Street in Owego. It is free to participate.

 

On October 14th, A New Hope Center is holding its annual “Little Black Dress” event at Tioga Downs. The event will run from 6-8pm and include dinner, entertainment, and raffles. Tickets to the fundraiser are $35 and can be purchased at A New Hope Center or online at EventBright.com.

 

Domestic Violence Awareness continues at A New Hope Center on October 20th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Owego with a candle light vigil at 6pm.

 

Then on October 23rd, the 2nd annual Fashion Show Fundraiser is being held at the Moose Lodge in Owego. The event is sponsored by Up the Creek Ladies Consignment Boutique.

More information on any of these events and more can be found on A New Hope Center’s website and Facebook page or by calling A New Hope Center at (607) 687-6866.

You may also stop by A New Hope Center at 20 Church Street in Owego at any time this month to pick up a free purple ribbon to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Danielle from A New Hope Center joined us on today’s WEBO Morning Show to tell us more. The full interview with Danielle can be heard below.

2016 Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Business Show next week

untitledThe Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is holding Business show on Thursday, October 6th from 10am until noon at the Owego Treadway Conference Center. Over 100 businesses will be in attendance of the event with information on the products and services they offer. The show is held to promote inter-business interaction, but is open to the general public as well. Tickets are available at the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and at business show sponsor locations. You can contact the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce by call them at (607) 687-2020, or by dropping by their offices at 80 North Avenue in Owego.

Gwen Kania and Lisa Grant of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce joined us on today’s WEBO Morning Show to tell us more. The full interview can be heard below.

Sayre collects $40,000 in unpaid sewage fees

Sayre Borough has collected $40,000 in delinquent sewer fees in a recent push for payment which started last month. At the beginning of August, Sayre was owed nearly $110,000 by residents who had not paid their sewage bill. That number now sits at about $70,000. A majority of the remaining money owed is expected to be paid back in payment plans. Sayre officials say that individuals who have not paid delinquent fees or set up a payment plan with the borough will have services cutoff to their property.

New PA law allows drivers to pass through red light in some situations

A new law in Pennsylvania will now allow drivers to pass through a red light if the light takes more than a couple minutes to turn green. The bill was originally intended for motorcyclists as some traffic light sensors that are weight-triggered would not be tripped by the light weight of a two-wheeled motorcycle. The bill was expended to all vehicles. Since its passing some Pennsylvania residents are expressing concerns over what the new law might do to safety on the roadway.

Sports on WEBO this weekend: HS and SU football, NASCAR

The 2016 high school football season continues Friday on WEBO as Owego travels to Greene to play the undefeated Trojans. The WEBO Pregame Show will begin at 6:45pm. All other Tioga County teams are also in action Friday. Waverly is at Section 3’s Marcellus, Tioga will host Moravia, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor is at Whitney Point, and Newark Valley looks to stay undefeated as they play at Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour.

In college football, Syracuse will look to return to the win column with a game at Connecticut Saturday. The Orange have lost two in a row after beating Colgate to open the season. Pregame coverage will start at 12pm on WEBO.

It’s a busy weekend for NASCAR on WEBO. The Xfinity Series will race under the lights of Kentucky Speedway Saturday. Performance Racing Network Coverage will begin at 7:30pm on WEBO. Then, on Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series continues their Chase at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. is the only driver in the second round after winning last week. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 1pm on WEBO.

Taste of Tioga festival tonight

14455997_10210214030528303_273772445_oThe annual Taste of Tioga festival is being held at Tioga Downs this evening. The festival is being held at Tioga Downs from 6-8:30pm. The event allows a variety of local farmers and restaurants to display their products. It also serves as a fundraiser for the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 by calling (607) 687-4020 or at the door for $40.

Executive Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Andrew Fagan, joined us on the WEBO Morning Show to tell us more. The full interview with Andrew can be heard below.

School resource officers to be reintroduced

Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell has announced a plan to relaunch the county’s School Resource Officer program. School resource officers ensure safety and security in school buildings. Many school resource officer positions were eliminated in school districts following the 2009 State Budget Crisis. The resource officer salaries would be paid in full by the school districts themselves. The Windsor and Whitney Point School Districts already expressed interest in bringing resource officers back on board.

Sayre Borough votes for installation of new community clock

A new community clock will be coming to Sayre’s downtown district. At a meeting earlier this week, Sayre Borough Council members approved the purchase of the community clock. The clock will be shipped from its manufacturer in Ohio and cost just over $21,000. Council members say that over $9,000 has already been raised through community donations and the sale of plaques which are being placed around and on the base of the clock. Plaques can be purchased at prices ranging from $125 to $500. The clock is expected to be shipped by mid-November and an official unveiling of the clock will be held on November 25th. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque prior to the unveiling, you can do so by calling the Sayre Borough offices at (570) 888-7739.