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

Shortsville home destroyed by fire; family being assisted by Red Cross
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural 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 ... more
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Cato-Meridian, Weedsport districts increase masking requirements at school after positive tests

Cato-Meridian, Weedsport districts increase masking requirements at school after positive tests
Two schools in Cayuga County have changed their policy to allow students to take off masks while seated inside classrooms where desks are six feet apart. The Cato-Meridian and Weedsport districts made the change after ... more
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Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases

Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases
Officials in three Cayuga County school districts are working to sort out the details around positive COVID-19 tests this past week. On Friday, the Weedsport school district was informed that a student in the elementary ... more
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Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times

Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times
The Cato-Meridian School District has come up with a plan for reopening in the fall. All school districts are required to come up with a plan by the end of the month. At this point, ... more
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Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County issues state of emergency, all school districts will shut down
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the ... more
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CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)

CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)
Introducing the CNY Hoops Nation Podcast covering the high school basketball scene for Oswego County and Onondaga High School League including Weedsport, Port Byron, Skaneateles, Auburn and Cato-Meridian. Our goal is to provide a platform ... more
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Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County
Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report ... more
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Cato road rage killer tries for parole again citing terminal illness

Cato road rage killer tries for parole again citing terminal illness
A Cato man who was convicted in a road rage killing more than a decade ago will have another parole hearing. William LeVea, 89, is trying for the seventh time to be released from prison ... more
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LATEST: Three charged with murder in Auburn as homicide investigation moves forward

Youngest teen accused in Auburn homicide waives preliminary hearing
A teen has been arraigned on a murder charge, and more arrests are expected as police continue an investigation into Auburn's first homicide in several years. The vehicle found submerged in the Seneca River was ... more
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Vehicle found submerged in Seneca River on Friday

Vehicle found submerged in Seneca River on Friday
Troopers are investigating a mostly-submerged vehicle which was found along the Seneca River near Cross Lake on Friday. The vehicle was discovered a little after 12 p.m. between Elbridge and Cato. Some parts of the ... more
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Vehicle crashes down embankment in Cato along Rt. 370

Vehicle crashes down embankment in Cato along Rt. 370
First responders were called to the scene of a one-car accident on Route 370 near a Speedway convenience store in Cato. According to first responders, the vehicle traveled down the approximately 40-foot embankment near the ... more
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Suspect taken into custody following bank robbery investigation in Cato

Suspect taken into custody after attempted bank robbery in Cayuga County
Authorities say one person is in custody after an attempted bank robbery in the Village of Cato on Tuesday. According to The Citizen, authorities were alerted about an attempted bank robbery shortly after 1 p.m ... more
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Cato-Meridian CSD all reads same book

Cato-Meridian CSD all reads same book
One district, one book. The entire Cato-Meridian Central School District is on the same page. Everyone is reading “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty Birney. The idea was to bring what the kids are ... more
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One displaced after firefighter battle Cayuga County blaze on Wednesday

Firefighters in Cayuga County were called to a fully-involved structure fire on Wise Road in Cato between 6:30 and 7 p.m. First responders from Cato, Ira, Victory, Red Creek, Plainville, Weedsport, and Fair Haven all ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months ... more
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