The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual golf tournament on Friday, May 19 at Catatonk Golf Club. All chamber members are invited to participate in this year’s 13th-annual Tioga Chamber Open. The cost is $320 per team for the captain and crew event, which includes the cost of the golf, cart, dinner, and prizes. The registration deadline is May 11 and can be done online at www.tiogachamber.com. Chamber President and CEO Gwen Kania was on the WEBO Morning Show today to discuss the golf tournament and other upcoming events. You can hear the full interview below.
Tioga Downs marked another milestone yesterday, as employees signed the final beam that was raised into place on the new Hotel and Conference Center. The casino is planning to open the 161-room hotel in November and the event center in December. Also yesterday, Tioga Downs announced this year’s Summer Concert Series. It will begin on June 17 with award-winning country artist Travis Tritt and continue with 38 Special on July 1, LeeAnn Rimes on Aug. 19, and wrap up Sept. 3 with Dick Fox’s Golden Boys, starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell. Tickets for all four concerts are now available at Ticketmaster locations and at the Tioga Downs Gift Shop. Horse racing will begin at the track on May 6.
The Owego Free Academy Athletics Department recognized 11 student-athletes yesterday who are planning to participate in college athletics next year. All 11 signed their commitment letters in the OFA Lobby yesterday in front of the student body. Here is the full list of the student-athletes and where they will be attending:
- Cole Paradies, Basketball, Wells College (Div. 3)
- Caleb Marshall, Football, Alfred University (Div. 3)
- Micah Marshall, Football, Alfred University (Div. 3)
- Mason Ford, Lacrosse, Maryville University (Div. 2)
- Joe Kuchinski, Lacrosse, Wilkes University (Div. 3)
- Tyler Short, Track & Field, Bryant and Stratton College (ICA)
- Clayton Wolfe, Track & Field, University at Buffalo (Div. 1) or Binghamton University (Div. 1)
- Bella Coleman, Volleyball, University of Virginia (Div. 1) or University of Rochester (Div. 3)
- Makenna Kallin, Volleyball, Fredonia State (Div. 3)
- Savannah Terry, Volleyball, Elmira College (Div. 3)
- Devin Horton, Wrestling, Alfred State (Div. 3)
Binghamton Police say a Vestal woman was driving while under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed 47-year-old Ronald Richardson of Binghamton on Monday. Detectives say 36-year-old Jennifer Grenchus hit the man with her 2010 Hyundai Elantra on Main Street and then dragged the man underneath the vehicle for several yards before stopping in the parking lot of a business. Police, firemen, and civilians flipped the car on its roof, but Richardson’s injuries were extensive and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Grenchus was arraigned on a charge of vehicular manslaughter and sent to the Broome County Jail without bail.
It’s “Kids Night Out” this Saturday in Owego. The animated movie Sing will play on the screen for Kids Night Out at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center this Saturday in the first of three movie nights planned for this spring and summer. The program is presented by the Tioga Arts Council with additional funding from the Floyd Hooker Foundation. The movie is free and open to the public. The movie starts at 7pm Saturday. Snacks will be provided. Call the Arts Council at 687-0785 to reserve your seats for Sing.
Sir Paul McCartney is coming to the Carrier Dome. The founding member of The Beatles will play the Dome for the first time ever on Sept. 23. Tickets range from $30 to $275 and will go on sale at 10am on Monday online at ticketmaster.com. Carrier Dome officials say they are already discussing plans to reduce traffic for the event, which they anticipate to be sold-out quickly. The 74-year-old McCartney is currently on tour in Japan and says he is working on a new album.
A Vestal woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after the car she was driving struck a pedestrian on Main Street in Binghamton yesterday and dragged the unidentified person about 50 feet. 36-year-old Jennifer Grenchus was arrested after the crash. Several people worked with emergency responders to flip her sedan on its roof and try to free the unidentified victim. That person was pronounced dead at the scene. Binghamton Police are still investigating.
The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is now open for the season. After their Grand Opening event on Saturday, the zoo is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm until October. A calendar of events for this year’s season is available online at rossparkzoo.com. Rachel Davenport and Samson the Python from the zoo were special guests on today’s WEBO Morning Show. The full interview is available below.