Benefit planned for Little Falls explosion victims
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Benefit planned for Little Falls explosion victims

MOHAWK – On February 14, a natural gas leak caused a house to explode in Little Falls, destroying three houses, blowing out windows hundreds of feet away and rocking the ground for blocks. Four people suffered injuries from…

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Kinney’s to host Spring Fling fundraiser
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Kinney’s to host Spring Fling fundraiser

ILION – Kinney Drugs in Ilion will be hosting its fourth annual Spring Fling, a children’s event benefiting The Children’s Miracle Network, Sunday, March 25. The event kicks off a two-month campaign of fundraising for the store. “The…

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Central Valley celebrates Hall of Fame inductees
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Central Valley celebrates Hall of Fame inductees

ILION – In a celebration of community and the accomplishments of its members, friends, family and district members gathered to honor the 2018 inductees to the Central Valley Hall of Fame March 10. Saturday’s luncheon served as the…

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HCHS working to make all dogs adoptable
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HCHS working to make all dogs adoptable

MOHAWK – As a no-kill animal shelter, those at the Herkimer County Humane Society must do everything in their power to see every dog and cat adopted – a task that isn’t always easy with energetic, aggressive and…

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Lock down at Jarvis lifted
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Lock down at Jarvis lifted

MOHAWK – Officials lifted the lock down at Jarvis Middle School within two hours of being initiated. According to a statement from Central Valley district officials, the lockdown was initiated after the report of a specific threat against…

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Jarvis Middle School on lockdown
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Jarvis Middle School on lockdown

MOHAWK – Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk went on lock down shortly before noon Monday while police investigate a possible threat, according to a text message sent out by the Central Valley School District to parents. The message…

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Officer injured when parolee escaped custody
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Officer injured when parolee escaped custody

HERKIMER – A police officer suffered minor injuries Monday, when a parolee escaped police custody and fled on foot, Herkimer police said. At About 11:45 a.m., Feb. 26, New York State parole officers notified Herkimer police about a…

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Man charged with concealing human corpse
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Man charged with concealing human corpse

UPDATED 7:03 p.m. with identity of deceased, circumstances of her discovery and autopsy results HERKIMER – A Herkimer man has been charged with concealing a human corpse after police discovered a body inside his residence Wednesday, Herkimer police…

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Reported explosion, fire in Little Falls
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Reported explosion, fire in Little Falls

UPDATE: (8:04 p.m.) TheValleySide has learned that the homeowners of the house that exploded in Little Falls were not home at the time and thus were not injured. At about 3 p.m., the house of Richelle and Shawn…

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Ilion welcomes first woman firefighter
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Ilion welcomes first woman firefighter

ILION – In the long, storied history of firefighting in Herkimer County, there has never been a woman firefighter at a career department. Until now. The Ilion Fire Department welcomed Mary View to the ranks last week –…

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