Owego

Owego Police Make Arrest Following Foot Chase

Owego Police attempted to locate 28-year-old Peter Finch at his mother’s home in Owego. Finch took off through a back door and triggered a brief foot chase in the area around Paige Street. During the chase, Finch was seen to discard marijuana. Police believe about two ounces were dumped. He was charged with Criminal Sale…

Update: Sanmina Plant in Owego Closing

Some details are starting to emerge on Sanmina’s Thursday announcement that it would be closing the Owego plant in March. It has been reported that 50 contract workers were let go yesterday. The remaining 274 workers were given 90-days notice of the impending closure. While some may receive transfer offers, it is expected that most…

Sanmina Plant in Owego to Close March 7

WEBO has learned that Sanmina in Owego will close its doors on March 7th. All 320 employees will be laid off at that time. The Tioga Career Center is offering services to those affected by the Sanmina layoffs. They say there are other employers in the area who are looking to hire manufacturing employees similar…

Veterans Mark Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Local veterans marked Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day today at the Owego VFW Post 1371 Tioga County’s only known living survivor of Pearl Harbor, 96-year old Bill Kennedy of Owego gave remarks. The event included a remembrance of three deceased Pearl Harbor survivors … Army Sergeant Donald Stocks of Owego, Marine Lester Dunham of Owego and…

Turtle Town Project in Owego is Withdrawn

The application for a project that would have put a housing complex in the Village of Owego’s Turtle Town neighborhood has been withdrawn. Susan Kimmel is the President of Two Plus Four Construction. Kimmel said in a statement Tuesday that they are withdrawing their application after finding out that the Office for People With Developmental…

Update: Friday Crash in Owego Results in Fatality

More information has been released on last Friday’s Route 17 accident in Owego. One person has died following that crash. 69-year-old Peter Lau, of Scarborough, Ontario was travelling on Route 17 eastbound on Friday afternoon, when he struck a New York DOT dump truck travelling slowly on the shoulder. A rear seat passenger, 69-year-old Shude…

Missing Elderly Woman Found Safe in Owego Motel

The woman who triggered an adult amber alert issued Sunday, was located safe and sound. 92-year-old Beverly Cleveland was en route to her home in Trumansburg, but was last seen traveling toward Tioga County. Monday morning, Cleveland was located in a motel in Owego. She was reunited with her family later Monday morning.

Several Injuries in Two Tioga County Crashes

Two Tioga County car crashes snarled traffic on Friday afternoon. The first accident occurred on Route 17 eastbound. All traffic was diverted to Route 434 between Owego and Apalachin, as a result of the crash. There were several injuries, but the extent of those injuries was not reported. Shortly after the first crash, there was…