Tessy Plastics in Van Buren.


HIT: To tremendous growth for an area company.

Tessy Plastics, a manufacturer that began in Elbridge in 1973, cut the ribbon this week on a $31 million expansion at its plant in Van Buren. The 260,000-square-foot addition will support about 50 additional jobs.

The company already employs more than 1,000 in New York state, and this recent expansion looks like good news for the company's future.

MISS: To a report of an Auburn police officer being attacked.

The APD said that an officer was trying to persuade a teenager to get out of the road on Osborne Street Monday night when the boy grabbed the officer around the neck. By the time the teen was taken into custody, the officer had a broken elbow and several cuts that required stitches.

The 16-year-old was charged with obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest and second-degree assault. We wish the officer a speedy recovery.

HIT: To an Auburn native who has been hitting the cover off the ball.

Tim Locastro was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday after batting .417 with two home runs, eight RBIs and seven runs scored in his last 10 games with Double-A Tulsa of the Texas League. This will be Locastro's second stint this season with Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League, where he previously played in seven games, going 4-for-13 with two doubles and an RBI.

The Citizen editorial board includes publisher Rob Forcey, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.