2016 Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show this weekend

Tioga Chamber holding leadership class next month

Additional details released on 9-11 memorial at Hickories Park

Binghamton Zoo to hold annual "Feast with Beasts" next week

Free elder abuse forum to be held in September

CCI08262016_0000Tioga Opportunities has partnered with the Tioga County Department of Social Services to offer an elder abuse forum at the Owego Treadway on September 13th. The forum will feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Victoria Rizzo, a co-director at Binghamton University. Following the keynote, which will provide an overview on elder abuse, there will be a panel discussion, lunch, and then a presentation on identity theft.

 

The entire event is free to the public. A continuing education credit is also available through Binghamton University.

 

You must preregister for the event by Friday, September 2nd. You can do so by calling Tioga Opportunities at (607) 687-4120 Ext. 315.

Christine Shaver and Liz Jenkins joined us on the WEBO Morning Show this morning to tell us more. The full interview can be heard below.

Tioga Downs state casino license decision to be held on Tuesday

A decision on whether or not Tioga Downs will be awarded a full Las Vegas style casino license will be voted on by the State Gaming Commission on Tuesday. Tioga Downs received the Gaming Facility Location Board’s recommendation for the full license over 11 months ago in October of 2015. It was in October that the downs began construction on new facilities in anticipation of the board’s official approval. Whether or not Tioga Downs’ new facilities will accommodate patrons of a full Las Vegas style casino in Nichols will now be determined in just four days.

Two teens arrested for vehicle theft following police chase

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to three motor vehicle thefts in Johnson City over the course of several weeks. 17-year-old James Corey of Whitney Point and a 16-year-old male from Johnson City were apprehended by authorities following a car chase across Broome County yesterday. The chase ended when the two teens crashed at the intersection of Burbank Avenue and Davison Street in Johnson City. The teens attempted to flee on foot into the Floral Avenue Cemetery, but were apprehended. Both teens have been arrested on numerous charges by the Johnson City Police Department, and are awaiting further charges from other police agencies involved in yesterday’s pursuit.

 

Both teens have been sent to the Broome County Jail to await further court proceedings.

2016 Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show this weekend

14124099_10209958913670541_2029247431_oJim Mead and Chris Underwood were on the WEBO morning show this morning to discuss the 2016 Southern Tier Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association’s annual show. The event runs this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Maine Town Park on Route 26.

For a complete list of events, click here.

 

The full interview with Jim Mead and Chris Underwood can be heard below.

 

17 people arrested in Bradford County drug trafficking arrests

17 people were arrested by Pennsylvania State Police yesterday, following an investigation into drug trafficking in Bradford County. Arrest warrants were obtained for these individuals after they sold a wide range of illegal drugs to undercover state police officers. Numerous police agencies assisted in the arrests.

 

Arrestees include:

– 43-year-old Dahn Breese of Gillett

– 29-year-old Janet Cobb of Towanda

– 44-year-old Shawn Cranmer of Wysox

– 23-year-old Michelle Drogan of Meshoppen

– 61-year-old Lyle Dunn of Dushore

-29-year-old Stephanie Eberlin of New Albany

– 28-year-old Charles Fedock of Athens Township

– 28-year-old Melissa Ferro of Towanda

– 26-year-old James Frantz of South Waverly

– 46-year-old Rosemary Johnson of Towanda

– 31-year-old Kyle Lane of Wysox

– 22-year-old Brooke Maloney of Towanda

– 23-year-old William McClintic of Monroeton

– 31-year-old Dustin Miller of Waverly

– 52-year-old Joseph Neely of Rome

– 48-year-old Molly Pedro of Towanda

– 39-year-old Douglas Smith of Gillett

– 24-year-old Bonnie Spindler of Tunkhannock

– 28-year-old Joshua Vanderpool of Rome

United Airlines to discontinue flights out of Greater Binghamton Airport

United Airlines will be discontinuing flights out of the Greater Binghamton Airport in November. United Airlines says that they review demand in each market regularly, and that the demand was just not there. The discontinuation of services a BGM is expected to lead to a loss of about 14 jobs. The last United Airlines Flight out of the Greater Binghamton Airport will be on November 29th.

Federal funding comes to Bradford county shelters

Over $8,000 has been awarded to Bradford County to benefit the county’s food and shelter programs. The money was awarded through FEMA and will be given to a local board of representatives to be distributed throughout county programs. Agencies interested in receiving a portion of the federal funding are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Bradford County Board on Wednesday, September 21st at 10am. The meeting is to be held at Futures Community Support Services located on Main Street in Towanda.

Tioga Chamber holding leadership class next month

14124097_10209950348136408_2036901538_oLisa Grant of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce joined us on the WEBO Morning Show this morning to tell us about this year’s Leadership Tioga course.

 

The Chamber’s 17th annual Leadership Tioga course will begin next month, and is open to any Tioga County resident. The class takes a look behind the scenes at Tioga County businesses, organizations, and government agencies with numerous on-site tours.

 

If you would like additional information or to sign up for any of these events, you can call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at (607) 687-2020, email them at info@tiogachamber.com, or visit them at 80 North Avenue in Owego.

 

The full interview with Lisa Grant can be hear below.

SUNY Broome building demolished ahead of new building construction

SUNY Broome President, Dr. Kevin Drumm joined demolition crews yesterday to knock down the remainder of the college’s 901 Front Street building. The building was the oldest on SUNY Broome’s campus. It was demolished to make room for a 17,000 square foot facility which will house all of Broome County’s business-assistance and economic-development organizations in one central location. The new facility will house a total of eight different business and economic related agencies, including: a business incubator, the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, The Agency, the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, and others. Construction of the facility is expected to begin soon.