Wlasiuk Trial Reaches Day 10

The third murder trial of Peter Wlasiuk continued yesterday in Chenango County court.

Wlasiuk is accused of killing his wife Patricia in 2002. Two previous convictions were thrown out on appeal.

Day 10 of the trial started out with the prosecution continuing to look into evidence collected by forensic experts. A forensic expert from the New York crime lab opened many bags of evidence.

He told jurors he found burdocks on Patricia’s jacket and sweater as well as on peter’s jeans and jacket. The burdock evidence is important to the prosecution’s claim that Peter smothered his wife in the burdock bush outside their home in oxford and then took her body and staged an accidental drowning in Guilford Lake where her body was recovered.

The prosecution is hoping to wrap up its case Monday.

Development Chenango Hosts Farm Industry Event Today

Development Chenango Corporation will host a private event for the farm industry at noon today at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich.

Jennifer Tavares will announce the details of a new loan fund, explain who is eligible to receive funding and how the funding will effect Chenango County’s dairy industry.

Keynote speaker Hamdi Ulakaya of Chobani will close the event with a presentation about the growth of Chobani and the impact it has had on Chenango County.

OPT to Offer Service Between Wilber, Neahwa

The city of Oneonta has announced Oneonta Public Transit will be offering a summer bus service between Wilber and Neahwa parks.

Pick up/drop-off locations are at the Veterans Memorial traffic circle in Neahwa Park and at the corner of East Street and Olin Avenue for Wilber Park.

There will be signs designating each of the bus stops. The service will be offered Monday through Saturday, starting Monday, June 25 and ending Saturday, September 1.

The goal of the service is to provide citizens, especially youth, easier access to Briggs Pool and other park amenities. On days when the East and Olin intersection is inaccessible due to construction, a secondary drop-off location will be established at Maple Street and Irving Place.

Pick up and drop off times in Neahwa Park will be at 25 minutes and 55 minutes after each hour, starting at 8:25 a.m. and ending at 5:25 p.m.

Drop-off and pick-up times at East Street/Olin Avenue for Wilber Park and Briggs pool will be at 5 after and 35 after each hour, from 8:35 a.m. until 5:35 p.m.

OHS to be Honored by Outlaws

It will be a night to remember at Damasche Field as the Oneonta high school state championship baseball team will be honored tonight before the Oneonta Outlaws take on Mohawk Valley.

Throwing out the first pitch will be the head coach of Oneonta Joe Hughes.

And after that pitch Joe will then put on an Outlaws lid as he is also a coach for this summer collegiate baseball team. The yellow jackets will be honored at 7 p.m. with the Outlaws game to follow the brief ceremony.