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Town of Webb grad honored for service

A local man was honored recently by the City of Philadelphia as 2014 Liberty USO Service Member of the Year, for his outstanding service and dedication in the United States Air Force. Senior Airman Steven Yuhasz, who is a 2007 graduate of the Town of Webb School, is currently an Air Terminal Operations Center Controller assigned to the 305th Arial Port Squadron Joint Base, McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst in NJ. During his honorable service, he has controlled cargo movement operations at one of the Department of Defense's busiest aerial ports, synchronizing loading operations for eight work centers. Amongst numerous other accomplishments, he has volunteered his time in organizing and supporting troop morale in special events throughout his deployment. Senior Airman Yuhasz was honored as the 455th
Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron Airman of the month in May of 2014. He has exhibited the true spirit of the prestigious Liberty USO Service Member of the Year, through his tireless dedication and honorable service in the United States Air Force.

Local school districts ranked based on college plans

We continue our report today on the academic performance of local school districts done by the Buffalo Business First Journal based on a survey based on four years of Data from the New York State Education Department. Today we look at the amount of seniors from 2013 that planned to go on to a 4 year college after graduation. Not one of our local schools could report that 50% or more of their graduations planned to attend a 4 year school. Carthage had the highest percentage with 43 % of their 180, 2013 grads planning to go on to a 4 year college followed by Holland Patent with 42% of their 135 graduates. 31 % of Beaver River's 74 graduates from last year planned to go to a four year school followed by Adirondack Central with 27% of their 111 graduates. 26% of Lowville academy's 89 graduates
planned to move on to a 4 year school followed by 19% of South Lewis's 76 graduates planning to go to a 4 year College. Only 12% of Harrisville's 31 graduates and 11% of Remsen's 28 graduates planned to go on to a 4 year college.  For Comparison, 87% of Fayetteville Manlius's 356 2013 graduates planned to go on to a four year college and 65% of New Hartford's 203 graduate's planned to go on to a 4 year college. We will continue our school rankings as we receive more information? The question we have for our listeners ...After hearing the local school rankings this week, Are you happy with the performance of your local district. You can e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 942-4311 or 376-7500. Your name will be kept in confidence.

Boonville native on trial for murder in Vermont

A woman with local ties is on trial in the case of a prep-school teacher who was lured from her Vermont home & murdered. A Burlington, Vermont jury convicted 32-year-old Allen Prue of 1st degree murder yesterday after six hours of deliberations in the strangulation death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins on March 25, 2012. Prue's defense argued that his wife, Patricia, who is from Boonville, had killed Jenkins. Allen Prue faces a sentence of 35 years to life in prison. Patricia Prue is being tried separately on a charge of aggravated first degree murder because prosecutors allege she also sexually assaulted Jenkins.

2 arrested for stealing grills at Bills Game

2 northern Oneida County men are facing charges stemming from an incident at last Sunday's Buffalo Bills game. Orchard Park Police
report that 26 year old John Wagner of Rome and 21 year old Charles Andrews of  Lee were both charged with one count each of petit larceny and possession of stolen property after they allegedly stole several grills from tailgaters in the east parking lot outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday during the Bills game vs. the Minnesota Vikings. The pair were later found and taken into custody, then arraigned in local court and are scheduled to reappear. Orchard Park Police are asking that if anyone went to the game and their grill was stolen to call them at 716-662-6444.

September unemployment down in all 4 local counties

Unemployment for the month of September was down in all 4 local counties. According to data from the New York State Department of Labor, Lewis County reported September unemployment of 6.7%, down 1.5% from last year. Jefferson County reported 6.6%, down 2% from 2013. Oneida County reported September unemployment of 5.9%, down 1.5% from 12 months ago while Herkimer County also reported 5.9%, down 1.3% from last year. By comparison, the United States reported September unemployment of 5.7%, down 1.3% from 2013 while New York State reported 5.6%, down 1.8% from 12 months ago.

Watertown Rams evicted from Fairgrounds

A rival of the Adirondack Trailblazers is currently homeless. The City of Watertown says the Watertown Rams are no longer allowed to play at the Watertown Fairgrounds. City Manager Sharon Addison stated that the city sent a letter to the collegiate league baseball team saying it's in breach of contract, adding that team  members allegedly clogged locker room toilets with newspaper, stained the rugs, and left trash cans overflowing with garbage. Head Coach Paul Alteri stated that none of the team's coaches have been paid in full. Team owner Todd Kirkey and apologizes for the mess. Kirkey added that they are in the process of bringing in new investors & are looking forward to resolving the outstanding issues and seeing Watertown Rams baseball return to the Fairgrounds in 2015.

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