HIT: To an important message for students to hear.
A program at Moravia High School this week featured the mother of a college student who killed himself after being outed as gay and bullied by a college roommate. The family of the young man decided to try to make something positive come out of their tragedy and started an anti-bullying foundation is his name.
In Moravia, the man's mother encouraged students to take a stand against bullying and treat each other with compassion and respect.
MISS: To a rash of thefts in Auburn.
The Auburn Police Department recently sent out a notice reminding people to lock their cars and not leave any valuables inside. Residents are also asked to be wary of people lingering near driveways or on public streets. The department said that officers have recently investigated a "significant number" of thefts and ask that anyone who might have recorded any suspects on security cameras to help the police identify the violators.
MISS: To a scam that cost a Cayuga County resident a tractor trailer.
A man was recently convicted in Cayuga County Court of grand larceny for an incident going back to 2014 when he gave someone two worthless checks for the purchase of a vehicle.
It was not the man's first brush with the law, and the suspect was already being held at Rikers Island jail in New York City when he was charged with this crime. He will be sentenced to as many as seven years in prison when he returns to court in January.
The Citizen editorial board includes publisher Rob Forcey, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.