Village elections will be held in Owego, Waverly and Nichols today. Owego voters will elect three trustees to the village board. Residents can vote at the Central Fire Station on North Avenue. In Waverly, voters will elect a new mayor, a new village justice, and three trustees today. Residents can vote at the Waverly Village Hall. Nichols will elect the positions of mayor and two trustees. Voting will be held at the former Nichols Elementary School. Polls will be open from noon to 9pm in all three villages. We will have the full results on tomorrow’s WEBO Morning Show.
More details have been released concerning how 7-year-old Connor Brown fell into the Susquehanna River near Conklin and drowned on Sunday night. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says Connor was playing outside his family’s home with his 8-year-old brother when he fell into the water and became trapped under the ice. His mother and brother also fell into the river trying to save him, but they were rescued by neighbors. Connor was pulled out of the water 15-20 minutes later, but it was too late. The 7-year-old was a second grade student in the Susquehanna Valley School District. The district said Connor was a very popular student, and their thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Binghamton University has suspended the fraternity where a freshman student died in an off-campus accident Saturday. Police say 18-year-old Conor Donnelly of Pearl River was climbing between the third and fourth floor balconies of the Alpha Sigma Phi building at 92 Front Street when he fell to his death. They also say he was drinking before the accident. BU has suspended the fraternity pending an investigation and say they continue to have counselors available to speak with any students affected by Donnelly’s death.
One lane of traffic on Route 17 was closed for more than 12 hours yesterday after a tractor-trailer hauling construction debris overturned in the median between Apalachin and Vestal. The accident happened around 5:30am, and traffic was affected until 6:15pm as crews worked to remove the construction debris and clean up a diesel fuel leak after the accident. The driver was treated for minor injuries and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
Syracuse basketball’s Tyler Lydon will declare for the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Elizaville, NY finished this season averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds per game. He also made 40 percent of his 3-point shots. With his departure, the Orange are losing three of their starting five from this season, as Andrew White and John Gillon were graduate students playing out their eligibility. Primary bench player Tyler Roberson is also graduating this year.
The boy who was rescued from the Susquehanna River near Conklin last night has died of drowning. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 7-year-old as Connor Brown. He fell into the river just before 6pm and became trapped under ice in the area of 132 Stillwater Road. The boy was rescued 15-20 minutes later by Conklin firefighters and taken to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. The sheriff’s office is still investigating the incident.
Tioga Downs will hold two job fairs this week for the horse racing season. The casino wants to hire at least 60 people to work May through September and still has some positions open for the full year. Job fairs will be held at Virgil’s BBQ on Wednesday from 3-7pm and Saturday from 9am-2pm. The first hour of each job fair for veterans only. Applicants must be 18 years or older and should apply online before the event on the Tioga Downs website. Director of Human Resources Karen Shelp was a special guest on today’s WEBO Morning Show. You can hear the full interview below.
Village elections will be held in Owego and Waverly tomorrow. Owego voters will elect three trustees to the village board. First Ward Trustee Phoebe Morris is running for re-election against Ken Henson, while Second Ward Trustee Rob Manville is running for re-election against Mike Baratta. Nick Ruiz is running unopposed in the Third Ward. Voting will be held from noon to 9pm at the Central Fire Station on North Avenue. Waverly voters will elect a new mayor, a new village justice, and three trustees. Patrick Ayres is running unopposed for mayor, while Rick Gorman is running against John Sobol for village justice. Five people are vying for three seats on the village board. Voting will be held from noon to 9pm at the Waverly Village Hall.
Jim Boeheim will remain as the head coach of the Syracuse men’s basketball team for at least the next few seasons after signing an extension yesterday. He had planned to retire following next season, but those plans changed when longtime assistant coach Mike Hopkins was named the new head coach for the Washington Huskies yesterday one day after the Orange ended their season with a loss to Ole Miss. Syracuse also announced that assistants Adrian Autry and Gerry McNamara will stay on staff with Autry promoted to associate head coach.