MARYLAND – Thomas E. Youngs Sr., 76, who worked for the City of Oneonta and Drogen’s Electric after moving here from Long Island in 1988, passed away suddenly and went to be with his Lord Thursday, June 27, 2019, at home, following a two-year battle with heart disease.
He was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Glen Cove, to the late Floyd and Lillian (Whalen) Youngs.
Tom and Barbara Baumer were high school sweethearts; he was 15 years old and Barb was 14. Tom married Barb on Aug. 3, 1963, in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Bethpage.
COOPERSTOWN – As the prosecution’s first witness, truck driver George Borrowdale, recalled seeing Elizabeth Welsh Callahan next to the cab of husband Casey Callahan’s flatbed truck, bending down to tie her shoe.
“I thought to myself ‘That’s a stupid place to tie a shoe,’” he said.
Borrowdale said he was 50 feet from the scene of the accident, refueling his own truck when he saw her being run over by the rear tires of the truck, moving “two or three miles per hour.”
COOPERSTOWN – District Attorney John Muehl didn’t mince words this morning in his opening statement in the murder trial of Casey Callahan, formerly of Goodyear Lake, now an Attica inmate.
“I can kill someone and get away with it,” Muehl said. “I’d take somebody for a ride, stop at the Dandy Mart just off Route 17, just inside Pennsylvania, and run them over. They’ve got a Mayberry police department. They’re understaffed. They wouldn’t investigate an accident. That’s what they’d call it – an accident.”