Category: Ovid

Yates County reaches agreement with Cayuga County for use of tower site

Yates County reaches agreement with Cayuga County for use of tower site

Yates County has reached an agreement with Cayuga County to use a communications tower as part of Yates County’s $5 million expansion of emergency communications. Tower will provide coverage in eastern Yates County The tower is in the town of Ovid, in ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry monthly food distribution at South Seneca High School (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry monthly food distribution at South Seneca High School (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Pastor Rob Mellgard from the Ovid Federated Church. The Church has a combined United Methodist and half Presbyterian congregation. The church’s monthly food distribution ran into a problem. It was bigger than the church could handle ... MORE
How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

Counties and municipalities across the Finger Lakes region are deciding how to use their allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The APRA is meant to help communities across the U.S. recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Treasury recently expanded ... MORE
Waterloo man steals from Ovid car wash

Waterloo man steals from Ovid car wash

Police say a Waterloo man was arrested following a larceny investigation. According to a news release, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth D. Saunders, Jr., of Waterloo for petit larceny, criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools, and unlicensed operation. Saunders was ... MORE
New York Senate passes legislation that would establish independent commission to investigate state’s 15,000 COVID-related nursing home deaths

Proposed legislation would establish independent investigation into New York’s 15,000 COVID-related nursing home deaths

The New York State Senate Health Committee recently passed legislation that would allow a temporary, independent commission to investigate the roughly 15,000 COVID-related nursing home deaths that occurred in the state. The investigation would look into the state’s undercounting of nursing home ... MORE
Check out seeds at Edith B. Ford library in Ovid

Check out seeds at Edith B. Ford library in Ovid

Starting on May 1, 2022, the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid will carry customized seed packets created by South Seneca’s High School Gardening Class, taught by Mrs. Patricia Parsons.  As well as checking out books, you can now check out ... MORE
Events, Life, Ovid, Seneca County
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Seneca County Sheriff’s Office does compliance check on area sex offenders

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) recently paid visits to the homes of 70 registered sex offenders in order to confirm their addresses. During a several-day period in March, SCSO investigators went to sex offenders’ address on record. A Level 2 offender ... MORE
Lodi, Ovid fire departments join RecruitNY effort

Lodi, Ovid fire departments join RecruitNY effort

As part of the annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, the Ovid and Lodi Fire  Departments will combine their recruitment efforts so residents can learn how they can serve  their volunteer fire department.   Volunteer fire departments across New York State are struggling with decreased ... MORE
Lodi, News, Ovid, Seneca County
Seneca County ‘Drug Take Back Day’

Seneca County ‘Drug Take Back Day’

On Saturday, April 30th , 2021, 10am to 2pm, Seneca County Police Agencies will be partnering with the DEA and the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition , to  conduct a DRUG TAKE BACK DAY in  Seneca County. Officers will be at 3 ... MORE
One airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after serious crash in Ovid

One airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after serious crash in Ovid

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says that on April 9 around 10:15 a.m. deputies responded to a serious crash on Route 89 in Ovid. Initial reports indicated the occupants were entrapped in the flipped vehicle with one male passenger who was unresponsive ... MORE
News, Ovid, Seneca County
Ovid man charged after property damage crash

Ovid man charged with DWI after property damage crash

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 43-year-old Ovid man following a property damage crash in Wyers Point Road. When deputies arrived to the scene they found the operator, 43-year-old Tom Park, was operating while intoxicated. He was taken ... MORE
Ovid non-profit seeks

Ovid’s Friends of Three Bears seeks part-time operations manager

Ovid non-profit Friends of Three Bears is looking to hire its first ever paid staffer after operating since 2002 on a strictly volunteer basis. The group manages the Three Bears courthouse complex on Main Street in Ovid via a contract with Seneca ... MORE
Seneca County man arrested for violating order of protection

Seneca County man arrested for violating order of protection

Police arrest an Ovid man for violating an order of protection. According to a news release, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles J. McCoy, 64, of Ovid for criminal contempt. It is alleged McCoy called the protected party and left multiple ... MORE
Motorist cited following property damage accident in Ovid

Motorist cited following property damage accident in Ovid

Police say a motorist was ticketed following a property damage accident. According to a news release, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office cited Tyler C. Huff for aggravated unlicensed operation. The single vehicle property damage accident occurred on County Road 139 in the ... MORE
Rising costs, supply issues, and staying viable: Ovid Big M’s plight as a small town grocery store

Inflation, supply, and stiff competition: Ovid Big M’s plight as a small town grocery store

Much has been made about the supply chain crisis and rising cost of fuel’s impact on grocery stores. For Ovid Big M owner Sue Cirencione, these issues are mere salt in the wound amid the ongoing struggle to remain competitive as a ... MORE