Category: Meridian

17-year-old charged with felony assault after attack with knife in Cayuga County

17-year-old charged with felony assault after attack with knife in Cayuga County

State police in Auburn have arrested a juvenile following an assault investigation in the village of Meridian. According to a news release, troopers were dispatched to an alleged assault around 10:42 p.m. on May 13. The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Sean ... 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
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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Missing Meridian woman suffering from dementia found on Christmas Day, reunited with family

A missing Cayuga County woman has been found and reunited with her family. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department says 71 year old Wendy Burke of Meridian was reported missing Christmas Eve. Burke suffers from dementia. Sheriff’s Deputies say she was located on ... MORE
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Cayuga County man charged with felony reckless endangerment after infant seriously injured

A 33-year-old Meridian resident faces child assault charges after an investigation that lasted nearly a year. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported the charging of Richard Carr, 33, of Meridian this week. While taken into custody without incident, Carr is accused of ... 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
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
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 positive COVID-19 tests. While it might seem ... MORE
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 school tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus ... MORE
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, the deadline is merely days away. A ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

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 legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
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 where we discuss scores, stats and news ... MORE
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 learning into the home, giving families something ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

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 under his belt. He joined us for ... MORE