The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Local News -

November 23, 2007

Michigan man hurt in hunting accident

A hunting accident in Middlefield on Friday left an out-of-state man hospitalized and an out-of-town man under arrest, Otsego County deputies said.

Marc R. Macvean, 17, of Zeeland, Mich., was in stable and improving condition, said a nursing supervisor a Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown on Friday night.

He was brought there after an accident that occurred about 8 a.m. in a wooded area off Goodspeed Road, deputies said.

He was shot by James C. Person Jr., 20, of Gloversville, who was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies, and taking an illegal deer, deputies said. He was released on his own recognizance to appear at a later date.

Deputies said the victim was hunting with family and friends in a dense wooded area. Person was also hunting with family and friends.

Both were dressed in full camouflage clothing with no fluorescent clothing to identify them. Both hunters were in stationary positions and were unaware of the other's existence, deputies said.

Person observed a deer and fired one shot from his .35-caliber rifle, striking the deer. It ran, and Person fired two more shots, one of which struck Macvean in the back and exited his abdomen and hit his left hand. Macvean and Person were about 150 feet away from each other when the shooting took place, deputies said.

Macvean was treated at the scene and underwent surgery at Bassett for his wounds, deputies said.

During the investigation, the victim's stepbrother, Eric A. Cheney, 20, was charged with lending a hunting license to another Person. Person's father, James C. Person Sr., 43, of Gloversville, was charged with failure to co-sign deer management tag.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Index

    June 23, 2014

  • Cantor's upset loss leaves area experts baffled

    The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Virginia GOP primary election to a tea party-backed candidate is expected to produce more Washington gridlock and hamper President Barack Obama from his drive to ease up on sanctions for immigration violations, local political experts said Wednesday.

    June 12, 2014

  • tds060214beeflogo.jpg Where's the Beef?

    It will be more expensive to put beef on the barbecue this summer because of a variety of factors.

    June 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street Talk: May 19, 2014

    Do you think Michael Sam's NFL career will be adversely affected by his sexual orientation?

    May 19, 2014

  • tds042514boysandgirls Boys and Girls director Dilello receives Living Legacy award

    Oneonta Boys and Girl's Club Program Director Gary Dilello received the group's initial Living Legacy award, during its annual awards ceremony. It was held Thursday at the River Street facility.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • April activities abound at Thanksgiving Home

    There were many April fool jokes played here at Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home on April 1. Some of us found our door name plates turned upside down or swapped with one from another door and furniture and objects were mysteriously moved around in our rooms. The dining room was completely transformed from its usual formal setting into a hodpodge of mismatched china and … horrors, plastic tablecloths and paper napkins. Each table was decorated with a different theme, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter. Christmas carols played in the background. We suspect that Dee Bouck, of Personal Care and John Santello, Activities Director, were mainly responsible for this mayhem.

    April 24, 2014

  • Major faults revealed by spring

    We have, for whatever strange reason, been hit by the spring cleaning bug.

    April 24, 2014

  • Big crowd sees Easter Bunny arrive

    More than 100 people watched as the Easter Bunny and friends arrived at Lakefront Park aboard the Cooperstown Fire Truck on Saturday.

    April 24, 2014

  • Armistice reached?

    As we understand, a proposition has been received from Sir George Prevost, governor of Lower Canada, by our government, for a suspension of hostilities between the forces of the United States and those of Great Britain under his command in the two Canadas, during we presume the pending negociations between the two governments.

    April 24, 2014

  • Milford takes two from CV-S

    April 24, 2014

  • coop042414pohlmug Pohl called up to Triple-A

    Phil Pohl sits one step away from a big-league roster. A 2008 Cooperstown graduate, Pohl was recently promoted to the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Film examines Lance Armstrong's fall

    There's nothing more heartwarming than someone overcoming impossible odds and achieving the pinnacle of success. The last thing you want is for that story to fall apart. When it happens to an icon like Lance Armstrong it's even more difficult to accept. He is someone you'd want to admire since he was both a champion and a do-gooder. How does the public react when it all comes crashing down?

    April 24, 2014

  • coop042414calebmug Edmonds wins unlikely Big South title

    Edmonds, a 2010 Cooperstown Central School graduate and junior at Liberty, ran and won the 1500M event at the Big South Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Saturday in a time of 3:55:72. Campbell's Chris Schulist finished second with a time of 3:56:53.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Landmark Inn busy under new ownership

    For Robin and Fred Schneider, owning and managing the Landmark Inn Bed & Breakfast in Cooperstown is the culmination of a dream that began decades ago.

    April 24, 2014

  • SPORTS ROUNDUP

    SPORTS ROUNDUP

    April 24, 2014

  • coop042414duckspic Lions Club still following vision

    The Cooperstown Lions Club has a vision to give more than sight to those in need.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Astorino to host Otsego event

    Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the state Republican Party's presumptive nominee for governor this year, has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Otsego County GOP's annual spring dinner.

    April 24, 2014

  • Deadlines for two juried art shows near

    Area artists should note the upcoming deadlines for the Cooperstown Art Association's Regional Juried Art Exhibition and National Juried Art Exhibition, with submissions for the regional show due this Friday and Saturday.

    April 24, 2014

  • EPA deems pipeline study 'insufficient'

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that a draft report on the environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution Pipeline is "insufficient," and that a potential option of co-locating the transmission line along Interstate 88 "has not been fully evaluated."

    April 24, 2014

  • Gibson assails opponent for relocating

    RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, criticized Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge on Monday for relocating into the district in a way that "smacks of opportunism" and seeking a congressional seat despite having "virtually no experience."

    April 24, 2014

New Today!
Additional Content
Poll

What are your thoughts on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling?

It was the right thing to do
It was wrong
I can see both sides of the issue
Not familiar with the ruling
     View Results