SYRACUSE – Joseph Swansbrough, 34, of Ithaca New York, was sentenced today to 150 months (12 1/2 years) in federal prison for attempting to entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig... Read More.
NICHOLS – The Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation awarded $1.5 million in grants to 100 local non-profit organizations throughout the Southern Tier on this year’s Giving Tuesday.Grant recipients were announced during an evening awards ceremony at Tioga Downs Casino Resort, where non-profit organizations from... Read More.
The Tioga County Public Health Department is reminding residents to check their smoke alarms.According to a press release from the health department, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms play an important role in reducing injury and death from house fires. Smoke travels fast during... Read More.
OWEGO -- For 50 years Charlie Sibley coached, guided, inspired and mentored youngsters from Tioga County. On Aug. 24, 2020, he passed away from complications due to a stroke. A stalwart in the basketball world, and well-respected among his peers, Sibley illustrated the selfless... Read More.
The Nichols Fire Department along with Town and Village of Nichols officials are hosting a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle with all proceeds going to the Tioga Downs horsemen who lost their horses in the recent fire.The event will be held on Sunday, December... Read More.
MONTOURSVILLE -- With the winter weather forecasted for north central Pennsylvania tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.For those who need to travel during winter storms, the department reminds motorists to “Know Before You Go” by checking... Read More.
NICHOLS -- The suspect in the arson fire at Tioga Downs that killed 30 horses and destroyed a barn could be facing additional charges, according to a press release from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization.Thirty-two-year-old Athens resident Boyd H. Fenton... Read More.
SAYRE -- Guthrie welcomed representatives from Dandy and Williams Auto Group to Robert Packer Hospital on Wednesday, Nov.15, as the organization accepted over $50,000 in donations following two recent breast cancer awareness campaigns. Funds raised during October’s
NICHOLS -- A private burial for the over two-dozen racehorses that died in an early morning arson fire at Tioga Downs Casino Resort last week is nearing a somber conclusion, with the racetrack actively working on establishing a dedicated memorial that will stand as... Read More.
OWEGO -- The Owego Apalachin Central School District has unveiled some of its new River Hawks mascot imagery. According to a press release from the school district, the River Hawks' logo features the majestic head of an osprey, adorned with the school district’s traditional red... Read More.
NICHOLS – The fire that destroyed a horse stable and killed a large number of horses at Tioga Downs on Thursday morning has been determined to be an act of arson, according to the New York State Police.Firefighters and law enforcement responded to a... Read More.
NICHOLS -- A fire broke out in one of the horse stables on the Tioga Downs property at around 7 a.m. on Thursday.Firefighters from several local departments quickly responded to the Nichols casino to fight the blaze and had it knocked down by 7:45... Read More.