Category: Cato

Auburn voters will be allowed to cast ballots at any city polling place

Auburn voters will be allowed to cast ballots at any city polling place

The Cayuga County Board of Elections has received state approval to allow Auburn voters to cast their ballots at the polling place of their choice, rather than only the one in their district. The Citizen reports the change was made possible by ... MORE
Cayuga County-area schools get $9.4M in funding state budget funds

Cayuga County-area schools get $9.4M in aid from state budget

The state FY 2023 budget includes over $9.4 million in funding for Cayuga County-area school districts. Auburn, Cayuga County’s largest school district, will see its state aid increase from $48,642,409 in the 2021-22 fiscal year to $52,885,484 this fiscal year, a 8.72% ... MORE
Two individuals arrest for grand larceny

Cayuga County duo charged with grand larceny in Seneca County

Police say two individuals were arrested following a larceny investigation. According to a news release, deputies arrested Tara N. Tanner, 31, of Auburn and Megan K. Workman, 36, of Cato for grand larceny, conspiracy, and criminal possession of stolen property. The incident ... MORE
Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Since the COVID-19 mask mandate for schools was lifted, a few schools in Cayuga County have seen an increase in cases, but most haven’t seen a significant rise. The nine school district in the Cayuga County area- Auburn, Cato-Meridian, Moravia, Jordan-Elbridge, Port ... MORE
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Hochul budget proposal includes aid increases for Cayuga County schools

Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed state budget announced this week includes more aid for Cayuga County schools. The Citizen reports the proposal would increase state aid to schools to $31.3 billion, up by $2.1 billion from the current year. Auburn, the largest district ... MORE
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Corn dryer fire in Cayuga County prompts hefty firefighter response (photos)

Several departments were called to a corn dryer fire in Cayuga County. Cato, Victory, Ira, Jordan, Auburn, Plainville, Belgium Cold Springs, Cody, Northwest, Hannibal, and Weedsport fire departments were called to the scene, according to the Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire, who broke news ... MORE
Cato, Cayuga County, Fire, News
Man who attempted to rob a Cato bank sentenced to prison

Man who attempted to rob a Cato bank sentenced to prison

A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to 13 years for burglary and 2-4 years for robbery after attempting to rob a Cato bank in 2019. Jason Ingleston, of Red Creek, tried and failed to rob the Cato Community Bank branch in October ... MORE
Red Creek man convicted in Cayuga County bank robbery refuses to leave jail cell for sentencing

Red Creek man convicted in Cayuga County bank robbery refuses to leave jail cell for sentencing

The Red Creek man who was convicted of attempting to rob a Cayuga County bank and burglarizing a nearby residence refused to leave his jail cell for sentencing on Tuesday. The Citizen reports that Jason Ingleston, 43, was scheduled to be sentenced ... MORE
Several churches in Cayuga County to close, Catholic Diocese of Rochester says

Several churches in Cayuga County to close, Catholic Diocese of Rochester says

Call it another blow to local, faith-based organizations and congregations. The Catholic Diocese of Rochester is in the process of shutting down a number of churches in Auburn and Northern Cayuga County. The Auburn Citizen reports that the exact churches to close ... MORE
Red Creek man convicted on burglary charges after Cato bank robbery incident

Red Creek man convicted on burglary charges after Cato bank robbery incident

District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced the conviction of a man accused of burglary and attempted robbery. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Valdina prosecuted the case against Jason Ingleston, who attempted to rob the Community Bank branch in the village of Cato. Budelmann said ... MORE
Cato, Cayuga County, Courts, News
Cato woman facing federal charge related to USPS mail delivery

Cato woman facing federal charge related to USPS mail delivery

A Cato woman has been charged after allegedly failing to deliver mail while working for the U.S. Postal Service. Priscilla Czyz, 37, was arraigned in federal court and released pending further proceedings. She was charged with obstructing the mail, according to prosecutors, ... MORE
First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

First responders say multiple departments were called to battle a house fire in Cayuga County during the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday. The call came in for a structure fire on Cooper Street in the town of Conquest a little before ... MORE
Cayuga County school starts COVID testing: 58% of parents, 81% of staff have consented

Cayuga County school starts COVID testing: 58% of parents, 81% of staff have consented

The Cato Meridian Central School District is launching COVID-19 testing on Monday. The district notified families in a letter, noting that they are prepared to begin COVID-19 testing. “The majority of [parents/guardians] have filled out the google form indicating whether you give ... MORE
More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More $50 fines in Cayuga County as health inspectors find businesses violating mask rules

More fines followed inspections in Cayuga County, which is seeing an uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases. Last month multiple businesses were fined for not complying with state mandates on COVID-era operation. This week, the Cayuga County Board of Health approved consent orders, ... MORE
DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It’s been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a crucial local provider in 2016. “The client ... MORE