Police LIghts

Syracuse Couple Beaten, Robbed By Two Suspects

By TONY CIRIELLO, Syracuse Police Department Chief SYRACUSE — At approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, Syracuse Police Department was dispatched to a possible fight in 1400 block of South Harkless Drive. Upon the arrival of officers, it was determined that a man and woman had been walking … Read More


Plaintiffs Take A Look At Oakwood’s Customers

Bennington Boats, a high end pontoon boat manufacturer based in Elkhart, has become a focus point in the lawsuit between nine residents of Sunset Park and Oakwood Resorts. Sunset Park is located across Conklin Bay from Oakwood. During a hearing on a preliminary June 10 for an injunction … Read More

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Syracuse Town Council Tables Decision On New Salt Barn

  Clint Houseworth, public works superintendent, and Henry DeJulia, Syracuse town manager, presented a plan for a new salt barn during the Syracuse Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, June 16. Houseworth explained that the current salt barn, which was built in 1990s, has serious structural issues. … Read More

Police are investigating whether the fire that destroyed this SUV was intentional or accidental. (Photos by Chelsea Los)

UPDATE: Car Fire Started In Syracuse

UPDATE: Turkey Creek Fire Territory Fire Department and EMS, Syracuse and North Webster Police departments and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of an armed man outside a residence at 9485 N. SR 13, Syracuse, later finding a vehicle on fire in the woods behind the … Read More


Poly-Wood Receives Tax Abatement At Council Meeting

A request for a tax abatement by Poly-Wood was approved by the Syracuse Town Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Attorney Steve Snyder briefly outlined Poly-Wood intends to invest $7 million in real estate with a new building on its property and $16 million in equipment. … Read More

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Syracuse Town Council Approves Tax Abatement Request

Syracuse Town Council approved a declaratory resolution for a tax abatement request from Polywood, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Attorney Steve Snyder explained the resolution is the first step in the tax abatement process. Polywood is looking to construct a large building on the south side … Read More


Syracuse Shooting Suspect Now In Custody

Brandon Thomas Woody, 22, 605 W. North St., Syracuse, was taken into custody by law enforcement officials this afternoon, according to Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello. Woody is a suspect allegedly involved in the double shooting incident and murder this morning in Syracuse. Woody currently has two additional preliminary warrants … Read More


Syracuse Police Chief Receives Sagamore Award

Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello received a Sagamore of the Wabash award in Indianapolis last week. He was nominated by the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and the nomination was approved by Gov. Mike Pence. The award was presented by Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekoff on behalf … Read More

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Council Approves Transferring Technology Park

  After much discussion the Syracuse Town Council approved a resolution to transfer the technology park to the newly formed Redevelopment Corporation to sell the property during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Town Manager Henry DeJulia explained the Syracuse Redevelopment Commission and Syracuse Redevelopment Corporation would negotiate … Read More

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Council Learns Police Have Body Cameras

Syracuse Town Council learned Tuesday evening during its regular monthly meeting the Syracuse Police Department now has 10 body cameras for officers and training began Wednesday (today). Police Chief Tony Ciriello reviewed some of the guidelines for the body cameras, notably they aren’t allowed to be on in … Read More

Impressed With Speakers And Students

Dear Editor, On Veterans Day I had the opportunity to attend the program held at Wawasee High School, the program was for all students and staff as well as for community members to honor our veterans. I sat intently listening to the program and I must say I … Read More


Council Approves 2015 Budget, Body Cams

Syracuse Town Council approved its 2015 budget at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening. The total budget is for $3,375,727. Home rule funds, those that are not taxable are $122,500 and the tax levy for the town is $1,739,783. The council also approved the 2015 salary ordinance. Brett … Read More

KYLA Learns About County Government

Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy held its Oct. 1 meeting at the Warsaw Police Station. Guest speaker Brad Jackson, Kosciusko County Commissioner, started the meeting by discussing county government and its role in decision making regarding local issues. KYLA moderator Tony Ciriello lead the remainder of the session with … Read More


Thefts, Noise, Buoys Top WPOA Meeting

  A larger than normal group attended the annual Wawasee Property Owners public board meeting Saturday morning for reasons appearing to be because of a publicized topic addressing the numerous thefts from lake homes. There was also a noise concern brought up by residents there complaining of noise from Oakwood … Read More

Shown is a photo taken in July 1987 when a marker was placed next to the grave site of Samuel Crosson during Syracuse’s sesquicentennial celebration. This bronze marker was removed from its post prior to mid-April. (File photo)

Plaque Honoring Founder, Veteran Markers Stolen

A startling discovery was made by Dennis Spearman after the snow melted from Syracuse Cemetery. Bronze markers had disappeared. Spearman, caretaker of Syracuse Cemetery, notified the cemetery board in April that the bronze plaque next to the burial site of Samuel Crosson was missing. The plaque, purchased by … Read More

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Ciriello Accepts ISU Advisory Board Appointment

Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello has been chosen to serve on the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Indiana State University. The invitation to join the board was received Tuesday, March 25. He has accepted the position and will assume his duties in the fall. … Read More