Newark Valley Fire Department to hold golf tournament fundraiser

Franziska Racker Centers to hold hockey tournament fundraiser

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NASCAR on WEBO this weekend

SATURDAY,  JULY 30 NASCAR Xfinity Series, 7:30pm

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will race the US Cellular 250 from Iowa Speedway this Saturday night. Motor Racing Network coverage will begin at 7:30pm on WEBO.

SUNDAY,  JULY 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup, 12:30pm

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race the Pennsylvania 400 from Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Motor Racing Network coverage will begin at 12:30pm on WEBO.

Head-on collision Friday closes part of Rt. 38

A portion of Route 38 was closed this morning in Richford after a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a minivan. It was reported around 8:45am on the section of highway just north of its intersection with Route 79. The driver of the minivan had to extricated from the vehicle and transported from the scene by a life-flight helicopter. Richford Fire Department responded to the accident, along with ambulances from Maine and Bangs, and members of both the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police. A hazmat team was also called to the scene. The investigation continues into the cause of the crash. Neither driver has been identified.

Owego PBA collecting donations next week

The Owego Police Benevolent Association will collect supplies for the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York next week. You can drop off donations in the lobby of the police station any day between 8am and 4pm next week, or at the Owego Price Chopper between 8am and 4pm next Saturday. All donations will be delivered to Syracuse by members of the Owego PBA. Donations will be used to serve home-cooked meals and a comfortable place for families to stay when children are being treated at hospitals in Syracuse. A wish list of items that the organization needs is available online at www.rmhcny.org/wish-list/.

Newark Valley Fire Department to hold golf tournament fundraiser

13840527_10209734581382374_32989153_oThe fundraiser is being held at the Pheasant Hill Country Club on Waits Road in Owego. Tee time is at 8am on with registration beginning at 7am on August 20th.

There will be numerous contests throughout the day, including: longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, and more. The captain and crew format tournament is $300 per team. Your registration fee will include the breakfast, steak dinner, gift bag, door prizes, greens fees and cart.

To register your team of four players, you can contact the Newark Valley Fire Department at (607) 642-9555.

All proceeds raised will go to support the Newark Valley Fire Department’s training grounds.

The full interview with Chief Haney can be heard below.

Police searching for person of interest in Elmira shooting

Elmira Police have named a person of interest in their investigation into the shooting at Patrick’s Bar in Elmira early yesterday morning. Police say that they wish to speak to 27-year-old Zecary Banks. Banks is not being considered a suspect at this time.

 

A total of five people were sent to the hospital as a result of yesterday’s shooting. One victim was released last night, while four still remain hospitalized.

 

Authorities are still conducting their investigation.

Lockheed Martin delivers last helicopter to Australian Royal Navy

Lockheed Martin in Owego delivered the 24th and final MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the Royal Australian Navy this week. The milestone delivery took place during a ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by leaders from both the US Navy and their counterparts from Australia, along with representatives from Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft. Australia chose the MH-60R helicopters in June 2011 to replace their existing helicopter fleet, marking the first international sale of the helicopter by the US Navy. The MH-60R’s primary mission is anti-submarine warfare, but it is also equipped for search and rescue, personnel transport, and other missions. Most of the vehicles were worked on and tested at Lockheed’s facility in Owego.

Franziska Racker Centers to hold hockey tournament fundraiser

13843480_10209727255279226_576278712_oAshley Bohn of Franziska Racker Centers and Tyler West of Icehouse Hawks joined us on the WEBO Morning Show today to discuss the upcoming “Racker Rivals Big Red” fundraising event.

The 2016 Racker Rivals Big Red Hockey Tournament will be a two day event from August 5th into August 6th.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $10. Tickets are $15 at the door.

To purchase tickets and for more information on the two-day event, you can visit the event website, here.

The full WEBO Morning Show interview with Ashley Bohn and Tyler West can be heard below.

 

 

Local hospitals rated by federal government

The federal government has put out a new, controversial rating system of hospitals. Hospitals across the country are now being rated on a five-star system. The number of stars are said to represent a hospital’s overall rating. Locally, Cayuga Medical Center received three stars, while both United Health Services and Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital were given two stars. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton received one star. The rating system is available to search online at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.

Nichols Town Justice passes away

Sitting Nichols Town Justice Howard Quick has died. Quick passed away yesterday following battle with prostate cancer. he has served as a Nichols Town Justice for the past 9 years. Prior to that, he served on the Nichols Town Board for 6 years.

 

Quick was a 1966 graduate of Tioga Central High School. He later graduated from Broome Tech, two years later, before finding a 32-year-long career with Xerox.

 

The viewing for Justice Howard Quick is being held tomorrow from 4-7pm at Sutfin Funeral Chapel on Main Street in Nichols. Funeral services will then be held on Saturday at the Nichols United Methodist Church at 10am.