Ginny traveled many miles since she was the only student in her grade at the one-room school in Colchester, part of the Walton School District. Later, she attended Franklin Central School and graduated at age 16 from Sidney, where the business courses and bookkeeping prepared her well for the future.
Her first job was at Public & Loan in Sidney, and then a bookkeeper at Hotaling Ford Sales, where she fell in love with cars. She was very proud of her 34-year career at New York State Electric & Gas, attaining the highest Customer Service Representative A position.
SIDNEY – ACCO’s Sidney plant announced plans yesterday to lay off the majority of their workforce within the coming days, according to reports, as manufacturing is suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Anything like this is going to have a devastating effect on the community,” said Village of Sidney Mayor Andrew Matviak. “It’s a challenging time for everyone.”
SIDNEY– Effective May 1, Fox Hospital’s Tri-Town Campus in Sidney, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, will be shifted to a daytime schedule, with emergency services available only from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
“A physician-staffed emergency department, laboratory, and radiology services will remain available at Fox’s Tri-Town Campus, along with a variety of specialty services including orthopedic care,” said Fox Hospital President Jeff Joyner. “Patients who need a higher level of care will continue to be transported to the closest acute care hospital appropriate to their medical condition.”
SIDNEY – The Delaware County Sheriff Department’s press conference on dog-fighting arrests after 19 dogs were seized in Franklin will be livestreamed on the Delaware Valley Humane Society’s Facebook page beginning at 11 a.m . today.
SOUTH NEW BERLIN – Sonya Ann Skoglund, 34, a certified nursing assistant, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
Sonya was born on Aug. 14, 1985, in Oneonta and was a daughter of Peter Skoglund and Ann Marie Wright. She graduated from Sidney High School, Class of 2003, and went on to take a CNA course for certification.
Sonya worked tirelessly as a CNA and Certified Home Health Aide for several agencies in the area. Her reward was helping people in need. She always commented on her one on one care with people and how she became bonded with them.
MOUNT UPTON – Edward Ziobro Jr., 69, of Mount Upton, an accountant at Amphenol for 35 years, passed away on Jan. 2, 2020, at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Melody; and his three daughters who were his pride and joy and his greatest achievement, Heather Ziobro of Auburn, Heidi Ziobro and her husband, Sinan Erzurumlu of Needham, Massachusetts and Hayle Ziobro and her partner, Amber Benlian of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Evren and Esra Ziobro Erzurumlu and Olive and Maezie Ziobro.
SIDNEY – Jason Corey, 35, passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
Jason fought a long hard battle with choroidal metastatic melanoma with great courage and silent dignity.
He will always be remembered for his courageous smile, creative mind and loving generosity. Jason took great pride in his gardening skills, was a MacGyver with his innovations, loved his music, playing his guitars and spending his time entertaining and playing with his precious little boy.
Jason married Lisa Jordan on Sept. 29, 2018. She survives him.
Jason was born Jan. 25, 1984, in Binghamton. He started working for Gavin’s Pizza while still in high school, and continued after graduation. Mike Gavin remained his mentor and close friend until his passing. Before he became ill, Jason co-owned Two Doughboys, the Sidney pizza parlor, and then was employed by Bassett Hospital as an environmental technician.
SIDNEY CENTER – Spiritual leaders, mayors, law-enforcement officers, friends and neighbors gathered Sunday evening at the Sufi Muslim community of Osmanli Dergahi here to express solidarity after the mass shooting in Christ Church, New Zealand.
“You coming here shows you care.” said Junaid Khan, a leader of the community. “Facebook, twitter, they don’t matter. Thank you for taking action and coming here. It means a lot to us.”
A gunman entered Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch during Friday Prayer on March 15 and shot almost 100 worshipers, killing 50, in the worst mass shooting in that nation’s history.
SIDNEY – Gale Renee Walker, who resided in Centers Healthcare, Cooperstown, for the past seven years, took the hand of our Lord and ascended into heaven on Jan. 17.
Gale was born and raised in Sidney, the precious daughter of William and Esther Walker. Gale was a big sister to Keith, Kimberly and Thomas and a sister-in-law to their spouses Pam Walker, Larry Crowe and Renee Walker.