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  • Carthage Area Hospital adds lab services at community health center

    by Eric Reinhardt


    CARTHAGE, N.Y. — Carthage Area Hospital is expanding lab services at its community health center at 117 North Mechanic St., beginning April 3.
    The clinic-based service means patients will “no longer have to travel” to complete lab work, Carthage Area Hospital said in a news release.
    A new full-time phlebotomist has joined the clinic staff to handle lab draws at the downtown location, the organization noted. 


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  • Onondaga County hotel occupancy rate dips in February, STR reports

    by Journal Staff


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hotels in Onondaga County were less full in February compared to a year ago, according to a new report.

    The hotel occupancy rate (rooms sold as a percentage of rooms available) in the county declined 4.3 percent to 46.4 percent in February from 48.5 percent in the year-ago month, according to STR, a Tennessee–based hotel market data and analytics company.

     

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  • New York milk production edges up in February

    by Journal Staff


    New York dairy farms produced 1.15 billion pounds of milk in February, up 0.2 percent from the year-ago period, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has reported.

    Production per cow in the Empire State averaged 1,146 pounds last month, up slightly from 1,144 pounds in February 2016.

     

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  • St. Joseph’s Health opens heartburn center

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health has announced the opening of a heartburn center at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

    The facility describes it as the “first dedicated and comprehensive heartburn-treatment center in the greater Syracuse region.”

    The new center is located at specialty services inside the hospital, St. Joseph’s said in a news release.

     

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  • Rome Memorial Hospital to host nurse-recruitment event

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ROME, N.Y. — Rome Memorial Hospital (RMH) hosts its semi-annual “Spring Fling,” a nurse reception job fair on Thursday evening.

    The event is scheduled between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Delta Lake Inn at 8524 Fish Hatchery Road in Rome, RMH said in a news release issued last Friday.

    All graduating nurses and “experienced” registered nurses (RNs) can learn about RN opportunities available throughout RMH’s acute care, skilled nursing, and professional clinics.

     

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  • Chemung Canal Trust Company to relocate its Auburn branch to building next door

    by Eric Reinhardt

     

    AUBURN, N.Y. — Chemung Canal Trust Company plans to relocate its branch office in downtown Auburn to the building next door.

    The branch will relocate from 120 Genesee St. to 110 Genesee St., a move “about 50 yards east from its current location,” Chemung Canal Trust said in a news release.

     

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  • Boeheim, Wildhack discuss contract extension, Hopkins departure at news conference

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim said assistant coach Mike Hopkins came to him “in tears” on Saturday afternoon and told him he had an “unbelievable opportunity” with a chance to coach the Washington Huskies.

    “I was so happy because he was happy. That was my only thought,” said Boeheim. “Mike Hopkins is like a son to me.”

    Both Boeheim and John Wildhack, Syracuse director of athletics, discussed the departure and what’s next for Syracuse basketball in a Monday afternoon press conference at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center on Syracuse’s south campus.

     

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  • State: Rome auto dealer to pay state, serve probation after admitting tax evasion

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ROME, N.Y. — The owner and operator of a Rome auto-sales business will serve five years’ probation and pay the state more than $70,000 after pleading guilty to sales-tax fraud.

    Ricky Hoke, 61, of 4817 Humaston Road in Rome, had earlier been arraigned in Oneida County Court in January and pleaded guilty to a felony count of third-degree criminal tax fraud.

    Hoke was charged with underreporting sales taxes he collected from customers at his business, Hoke Auto Sales, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said in a news release issued Friday.

     

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  • People news: Marriott Syracuse Downtown names Becque director of sales and marketing

    by Journal Staff


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the former Hotel Syracuse, announced that it has named Scott Becque as its new director of sales and marketing.

    Becque is a “proven sales leader” with more than two decades of experience leading hotel sales and marketing efforts through acquisitions, renovations, and rebranding efforts, the Marriott said. 

     

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  • Syracuse head coach-designate Hopkins accepts top job at Washington

    by Eric Reinhardt

     

    SEATTLE — Mike Hopkins, head coach-designate of the Syracuse University men’s basketball program, will become the next head coach at the University of Washington (UW).

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