Binghamton Mets hold 'Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Night'

Update on the 2016 Tioga County Fair

Akshar announces Shed the Meds event

OACSD Supt. joins WEBO for last interview before retirement

Binghamton Mets hold ‘Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Night’

File Jun 30, 9 36 37 AMGwen Kania and Lisa Grant of the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce joined us on the WEBO Morning Show this morning to tell us about an exciting upcoming event.

The Binghamton Mets will be holding Tioga County Chamber of Commerce Night on July 15th. The B-Mets will be taking on the Hartford Yard Goats on the 15th. As part of the special night, game tickets can be purchased for just $7 when you call the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce at 687-2020. In addition, there will be a fireworks display and Mr. Met will be there as well.

Search for Berkshire man halted

The search for the missing Berkshire man has been put on hold following the discovery of a deceased male body in a field. 58-year-old Harold Benjamin has been missing since early Monday morning. The body of the male was found yesterday morning in a field off of Turkey Hill Road in Berkshire, where Benjamin lives and was last seen. Investigators have yet to positively identify the body as Harold Benjamin. An autopsy was scheduled.

Town of Nichols continues discussion on water system privatization

The Town of Nichols Board of Trustees agreed to continue the discussion on whether or not to sell its water and waste water systems to a private company. The discussion started at a trustee meeting last month when the board received an unsolicited offer by SUEZ, a company which currently services water systems in the village of Nichols and Village of Owego. Trustees discussed how the privatization of the water systems in the Town might lead to rate increases for customers, and how a private water system might hinder future businesses from choosing to locate in the Town of Nichols. The discussion will continue at the Board’s next meeting on July 12th at 7pm.

UHS employee receives national award for heroism

A former UHS employee is being honored for the actions he took to help subdue the man who shot Johnson City Patrolman  David W. Smith in March of 2014. 60-year-old Neil Jones has been awarded the Carnegie Medal of Heroism, which is given to civilians who greatly risk their lives in an attempt to save the lives of others.  Jones was working as a valet supervisor at the time the incident took place. When he saw Police Officer Lou Cioci struggle to restrain the gunman who had just shot Patrolman Smith, he jumped in to help. Jones is said to have suffered a heart attack shortly after aiding Officer Cioci. The Carnegie Medal of Heroism has a review committee that searches for and reviews acts of heroism across the country before handing out the award.

Update on the 2016 Tioga County Fair

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The Tioga County Fair is back again this year from July 5th through July 9th. Jonathon Marks joined on the WEBO Morning Show this morning, telling us more about how instrumental 4-H is in the fair. Marks also gave us an update on some new events this year as well as some long-time favorites.

 

For more information on the Tioga County Fair and a complete schedule, you can visit TiogaCoFair.com.

 

Lee found guilty of second-degree murder

23-year-old Andre Lee has been found guilty of second-degree murder. The verdict was delivered by a jury in Broome County Court yesterday afternoon. Andre Lee was on trial for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Scott Wright Junior on July 4th of 2014 at the Town and Country Apartments in Binghamton. Lee was also found guilty of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He will head back to Broome County Court at a later date for sentencing.

Search continues for missing Berkshire man

13507054_912935422149582_7517655003468387493_nAuthorities are continuing their search for a missing Berkshire man. 58-year-old Harold Benjamin of Turkey Hill Road has been missing since 2am on Monday. Benjamin didn’t take his keys, or wallet, and is presumed to be on foot. A picture of Harold Benjamin can be seen on our facebook page. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office at 687-1010.

Tenney wins Republican nomination

Claudia Tenney won the Republican nomination for New York’s 22nd Federal Congressional District in last night’s primary. Tenney received 41% of the votes casted. President and Chief Operating Officer of American Food and Vending, Steven Wells, came in second with 34% of the vote. George Phillips came in third. New York’s 22nd Federal Congressional District includes portions of Tioga, Broome, Cortland, Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, and Oswego Counties.

Akshar announces Shed the Meds event

13536141_10209479006873171_1091055844_nSenator Fred Akshar will be in attendance of the free “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday, July 9th from 10am until 1pm at the Owego Fire Department Training Center, at 191 McMaster St., in Owego. You can drop you’re your unused or unwanted prescription drugs for free with no questions asked.

 

There will be free Narcan training from 9-10am the same day, however, space is limited for the Narcan training, so you are asked to sign up at Akshar.NYSenate.gov.

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The full interview with Senator Akshar can be heard below.