P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 12-18-12

State police and the Chenango county sheriffs department are continuing the search for 36-year-old Jennifer Ramsaran of South New Berlin, who was reported missing December 11th.  Ramsaran told her husband that she was heading to Syracuse to shop, her cell phone was found the following day on route 23 in the town of Plymouth, her maroon Chrysler Minivan was found Sunday in Norwich.  The investigation has shifted today to the wooded area behind the Ramsaran house on Sheff Road in South New Berlin.


The Chenango County Sheriffs Office arrested 18-year-old Spencer Franklin of North Norwich for discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence.  Franklin was arrested for allegedly shooting a shotgun within 500 feet of a residence; he faces court action at a later date.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 50-year-old Robert Verry of Greene for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs & unsafe Lane Change.   Verry was charged following a complaint on State Highway 12 in the Town of Norwich, he was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Norwich Court on a later date.


Chobani has agreed to pay a $130,000 in a negotiated settlement with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, after it was determined that the plant in Chenango county withdrew water without the required permits, Chobani uses about 800,000 gallons a day of groundwater, they have filed all necessary permits since complaints were lodged earlier this year.  Chobani currently employs over 1000 at their South Edmeston facility, and opened a second plant in Idaho this week to keep up with the huge demand for their Greek Yogurt products.


The Oneonta common council will hold their next meeting this evening.  The 7:00 PM meeting will be held in the 2nd floor council chamber at Oneonta city hall.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 46 year old Khing Ran Naing or Utica for Disorderly Conduct.  Naing was charged following a complaint at the Quickway gas station in the Village of Oxford. Naing was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail, he will re-appear in the Village of Oxford Court on a later date.


The Tri-Town Theater is looking to unearth local talent, with their “First Saturday” open Mike nights next year.  Spokesperson Andrea Whiteside explains:


(Andrea Whiteside)


The First Saturday Coffee House nights will begin on January 5th,  at the former Masonic Temple on Union Street in Sidney, more information is available at 563-8690.



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