Category: Odessa

Haley Albertsman scores “key” win in SCCUDD Spring Billboard Contest

Haley Albertsman scores “key” win in SCCUDD Spring Billboard Contest

The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking (SCCUDD) held its 2nd annual billboard contest for Schuyler County students in grades 7-12.  All students attending Odessa-Montour Central School, Watkins Glen Central School, and Bradford Central School were eligible, including homeschool students residing in Schuyler ... MORE
Odessa-Montour students recognized for substance prevention

Odessa-Montour students recognized for substance prevention

The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs(SCCUDD) held its 2nd annual Pizza Box Sticker Shock event in December 2021at area stores and restaurants that sell take-out pizza.  A sticker design contest was held for Schuyler county students to come up with ... MORE
Finger Lakes Land Trust supports Village of Odessa rail trail project

Finger Lakes Land Trust supports Village of Odessa rail trail project

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it helped the Village of Odessa acquire two and a half miles of rail trail in Schuyler County. The FLLT provided technical guidance and a $17,500 grant, half of the funds needed to purchase ... MORE
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Odessa man arrested for harassment

Police report the arrest of a Schuyler County man for harassment. According to a news release, State Police in Montour Falls arrested Damian C. Esterbrook, 29, of Odessa for harassment. Upon investigation into the incident, it was discovered that Esterbrook had been ... MORE
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Schuyler County man ticketed after multiple traffic violations

Police say an Odessa man was ticketed for driving with a suspended license. According to a news release, State Police in Montour Falls ticketed Brandon E. Shisler, 28, of Odessa following a traffic stop. Shisler was pulled over for an expired inspection ... MORE
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Odessa elementary student’s anti-drug abuse stickers going on 3,000 Schuyler County pizza boxes

3,000 stickers with anti-drug abuse messages designed by a Montour Falls elementary school student are being placed on to-go pizza boxes throughout Schuyler County. The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) launched the 2nd annual “Pizza Box Sticker Shock” ... MORE
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Odessa Fire Department transitions to drive through toy giveaway

It was changed up a bit, but the Odessa Fire Department held its annual toy giveaway again this year. WETM-TV reports due to COVID-19, the giveaway became a drive through event this year. Families registered through the village website and made appointments ... MORE
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Odessa Village Board member resigns, moving to North Dakota

A trustee for the Odessa Village Board has resigned. Robert Tuttle announced his resignation at this month’s village board meeting. He’s moving to North Dakota early next month, which means he won’t be able to serve any more of his term. An ... MORE
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Wood processor catches fire in Schuyler County

Firefighters from Schuyler County were called to a wood processor fire on Wednesday on Steam Mill Road. It happened in the town of Catherine, according to first responders. The fire was quickly put out, but firefighters remained on-scene for around an hour ... MORE
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Odessa man facing felony counts of robbery, burglary, and grand larceny after domestic incidents

Odessa man facing felony counts of robbery, burglary, and grand larceny after domestic incidents

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Odessa man following multiple allegations of domestic violence, which spanned a few weeks. Robert Stockstill, 36, of Odessa was charged with felony counts of robbery, burglary, and grand larceny, as well as ... MORE
Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office investigate a serious crash involving a motorcycle in Montour Falls

Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office investigates serious crash involving motorcycle in Montour Falls

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle. On August 4th, 2021, at around 3:00 p.m., the Schuyler County 911 Center was notified of a single vehicle motorcycle accident on State Route 14 near Raymond Street in ... MORE
Community upset after Tompkins Trust announces closure of Odessa branch: Next closest location is 17 miles away

Community upset after Tompkins Trust announces closure of Odessa branch: Next closest location is 17 miles away

The village of Odessa will be losing its only bank in the coming days. The Tompkins Trust Company announced recently that it would be closing its branch in Odessa. The branch is located inside a historic building in the village- and has ... MORE
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Deputies: Odessa man faces felony charge after rape investigation

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Odessa man following a rape investigation. Deputies say Christopher Hoffman, 31, of Odessa was charged with second-degree rape and criminal sex act- both felonies after investigation. Hoffman is accused of having ... MORE
Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Members of the Phish rock band were just about to begin their on-stage sound checks on Aug. 16, 2018, when state and local officials abruptly pulled the plug on their weekend music festival at the Watkins Glen International racetrack. The four rock ... MORE
Schuyler County’s fire prevention, awareness program credited with saving two lives on New Years Day

Fire prevention program credited with saving two lives in New Years Day fire

Two people who escaped a New Years Day fire in Schuyler County are crediting the County’s fire prevention efforts with saving their lives. The program is called “Learn Not To Burn,” and has been around for more than 40 years in Schuyler, ... MORE