Authorities have located the source of the large explosion heard and felt across the Twin Tiers on Saturday. According to New York State Police, they have located a large blast site in a field off of Diamond Valley Road in the Town of Tioga. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist authorities with the investigation. Evidence from the scene is being collected and transported to an FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia for chemical testing. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call New York State Police at 607-687-3961.
One person was injured and airlifted from an accident involving a motorcycle and a deer on Halsey Valley Road in Tioga Center Friday. At around 10am, Tioga Center firefighters were dispatched to the accident scene in the area of 875 Halsey Valley Road, according to scanner reports. We don’t have many details at this time, but at least one person was transported via helicopter from the scene with unknown injuries to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. We will bring you more information as we receive it.
Several Tioga County Fire Departments responded to a house fire in downtown Owego yesterday afternoon. The initial 911 call for a working structure fire at 107 Liberty Street in Owego came in to first responders at around 1pm. Shortly after arriving on scene, the Owego Fire Department requested manpower and resources from the Apalachin, Campville, and Tioga Center Fire Departments. An official cause of the fire has not been made public by fire investigators.
Tioga Central School District will not be receiving funding in the first round of New York’s Smart School Bond Act. Despite this, Tioga School Superintendent Scot Taylor says that Tioga Central appears to be in good standing to receive money in the next round of Smart Schools funding. The money would be used by Tioga Central to upgrade classroom technology, security, and kindergarten classrooms. The second round of Smart School funding is expected to be dispersed this summer.
Jonathon Marks, a representative of the Tioga County Fair, joined us on the WEBO Morning Show this morning to talk about this year’s fair. The Tioga County Fair Board is currently interested in getting individuals to preregister for this year’s demolition derby, which will be on Wednesday July 6th and Saturday July 9th. A copy of the demolition derby entry form can be found here: http://tiogacofair.com/files/2016DerbyEntryBlank.pdf
The full interview with Jonathon Marks can be heard below.
Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to the same home on Waverly Road in the Town of Tioga twice in 11 days. Authorities were first at the home on March 21st after an investigation led them to arrest one of the home’s residents, 34-year-old Michael Webb. Webb was arrested in connection to the robbery which occurred at Visions Federal Credit Union in Newark Valley earlier in March. While there, deputies also located several chemicals and lab equipment consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Webb was also charged with the manufacture of the illegal drug. He has since been arraigned and sent to the Tioga County Jail without bail.
Then on April 1st, authorities responded back to the same residence on Waverly Road for a report of a suspicious person. While there, a second methamphetamine lab was located. As a result, 36-year-old Scott Cole and 25-year-old Cassandra DiMarco were both arrested on drug related charges. Both Cole and DiMarco were arraigned and sent to the Tioga County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
Emergency personnel responded to a one-car accident on Halsey Valley Road in the Town of Tioga yesterday. One individual was entrapped in the accident and sustained unknown injuries. The Tioga County Sheriff’s Department also assisted on scene. No additional information has been released.
Tioga County’s Department of Public Works is holding a public informational meeting on the proposed Halsey Valley Road Elevation Project. The project would seek to realign and elevate Halsey Valley Road from the intersection of NYS Route 17c to the intersection of Allyn Road. in the Town of Tioga. The public meeting is scheduled for March 4th from 6-8pm at the Tioga Middle School Auditorium on 5th Avenue in the Town of Tioga. A formal presentation of the plans will not be presented at this meeting, however, public questions and concerns will be addressed.