October 27, 2021

Got antibodies? Still wear a mask

July 7, 2020

Health officials caution that even if you test positive for antibodies of the coronavirus, you should continue following social distancing, hand washing and mask guidelines. “There is not sufficient evidence to indicate that having antibodies […]

Blood drives adapt procedures during coronavirus

April 13, 2020

Saturday’s blood drive at Homer’s First United Methodist Church wasn’t like a normal blood drive, said Sharon Pesesky, the site coordinator. Donors had their temperature taken and were asked to use hand sanitizer before entering […]

New ways to meet needs

March 26, 2020

As one of two members of United Way for Cortland County, Executive Director Christella Yonta doesn’t have to worry about social distancing. “I’m by myself in this office so I’m not at risk to anybody,” […]

Cause of fire sought

January 29, 2020

The silence around the burned house Tuesday at 15 Church St. was interrupted only by the sharp sound of debris that Dennis Ware, a fire investigator with Ware Investigation Services, was shifting from place to […]

4 people homeless after fire

December 16, 2019

At least four people are being assisted by the Red Cross after a fire Saturday afternoon forced them from their home. Cortland City firefighters, with aid from a Cortlandville ladder truck, responded at 3:45 p.m. […]

Red Cross honors officer

December 4, 2019

A Homer police officer was among 16 people honored today by the American Red Cross of Central New York at its Real Heroes Breakfast in Syracuse. Officer Michael Howell, an officer for 12 years, arrived […]

Red Cross to honor Homer police officer

October 14, 2019

When Homer Police Officer Michael Howell arrived in the early hours of April 5 to 21 Pine St., two residents of the multi-unit complex were standing outside and he could see heavy smoke and the […]