VAN DRIFTS INTO ONCOMING LANE
SIDNEY – A Unadilla man died in a car crash early today on River Road here, the fourth fatal crash involving local people in as many days.
Troopers report Jason R. Cunningham, 39, of Unadilla, was driving a van west on River Road when he entered a sharp curve, drifted into the eastbound lane and collided with an eastbound pickup truck, driven by Matthias J. Wesner, 35, also of Unadilla.
Yesterday, a Cooperstown man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Route 11, Hartwick, and Sunday a husband and wife riding a motorcycle died in a crash in Warren, just across the Herkimer County line; a Cooperstown man was injured in that three-car chain reaction.
HARTWICK – A 28-year-old Cooperstown man was killed yesterday in a mid-morning motorcycle crash with a pickup truck in the Town of Hartwick.
He was identified as Kyle W. Bronson. He was a 2007 graduate of Cooperstown Central, where he played football.
State Police said Bronson was eastbound on Route 11 heading toward Hartwick hamlet when he lost control of his 2010 Kawasaki and crossed into the westbound lane, striking a 2015 GMC Denali pickup truck.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – With Damaschke Field’s box seats condemned and its supports rusting, Common Council voted tonight to apply for a grant to demolish the 80-year-old city landmark.
“It’s a touchy thing, but the building is old and it needs to come down,” said Gary Laing, Oneonta Outlaws owner. “We’ve been talking about it for a few years now, but it’s reached a critical stage.”
“It’s beyond repair,” said Mayor Gary Herzig. “It needs to be completely replaced.”
The grandstand was built in 1939 and seats 500. Earlier this season, the entire set of top boxes was condemned by the city. “That’s when it really came to the forefront,” said Laing. “It’s decrepit.”
ONEONTA – Donna C. Pidgeon, 77, passed away with her family by her side on July 14, 2017 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.
She was born Jan. 9, 1940 in Syracuse, the daughter of Charles and Grace (Henry) Craver.
ONEONTA – Two men were arrested after a woman allegedly found them looking through her purse in her Main Street apartment, city police reported today.
Spencer Robert McCarthy, 25, Shirley, and Jeffrey Steven Votee, 27, Morris, were arrested after Oneonta Police responded to a call on Tuesday, July 4, that the victim had allegedly found the two men in her apartment, looking through her purse.
LAURENS – State Police are looking for information on a 16 year old girl who has been reported missing from the Town of Laurens.
Khailee M. Stoughton, 16, reportedly left home on June 19 and has not returned. According to police, she has made contact by phone and was believed to be traveling between the Oneonta, Morris and Albany areas. She is not believed to have been abducted.
Stoughton is a black female, 5’4″ tall and medium build. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what she was last wearing.
SPRINGFIELD CENTER – State Police have arrested Gerald E. Althiser Jr., 20, of Springfield Center, under suspicion of starting the fire that destroyed the Milford United Methodist Church in March.
On Saturday, July 08, State Police arrested Althiser for allegedly starting fires in two campers. During the investigation, police allege that Althiser admitted to setting numerous fires, including the March 12 fire that destroyed the Milford United Methodist Church on State Route 28 in the Town of Milford.
MILFORD – A Middlefield teen was arrested and charged with setting the fire that destroyed the Milford United Methodist Church in March.
According to District Attorney John Muehl, state police arrested a young man on Saturday, July 8, for allegedly setting fires to several storage units in that town. During the investigation, police allegedly discovered evidence linking him to the church fire, and he was arrested.
Muehl said the suspect’s name and charges would be forthcoming from state police.
The fire was originally believed to have been an accident due to faulty electrical wiring.