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The winner of the 34th Annual Treasure Hunt for the medallion was found at Reed Webster Park in Camillus. Emily Schiffer 14 found it in the woods with her family. sisters Callie 9, Brynn 7 and dad Don. Feb. 16, 2021.

TREASURE HUNT MEDALLION FOUND: Emily Schiffer shows of the medallion she found Tuesday while searching with her sisters Callie, 9, and Brynn, 7, and their father Dan. The Schiffer family were the winners of the 34th annual Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard with Countryside Federal Credit Union. The prize for finding the medallion is $2,000. Find out where and how they found the medallion. (Dennis Nett photo)

What’s trending

Election commissioners resign: Oneida County’s two elections commissioners have decided to resign from their jobs amid mounting pressure over a series of mistakes in the 22nd Congressional District election. Both commissioners received a letter from the state Board of Elections in Albany requesting their resignations. Otherwise, the state board would have asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fire them

Does merger mean Price Chopper, Tops will close stores? Maybe not: In business, mergers often mean closings and job cuts, especially when the merged companies have stores that are close to each other and compete for the same customers. That might not be the case with Price Chopper and Tops supermarkets, though. Here are 5 reasons why you might not see any store closings because of the merger.

An epic marriage proposal, caught on video: Ozell Cooper says he isn’t the romantic type, so he went for the craziest wedding proposal he could think of. First, he needed to find a Syracuse police officer. Then he needed to convince the officer to frisk him outside his South Side home. What happens next? Watch the video of this unusual Valentine’s Day proposal.

Coronavirus Update

Vaccine appointments snatched up quick: It took just eight minutes for 500 Covid-19 vaccine appointments to be snapped up Wednesday morningafter Onondaga County allowed people to sign up online.

Can you still get a fish fry during the pandemic? Lent begins today, and as happens every year, many churches, fire departments and other groups will be selling fish dinners. The coronavirus pandemic has changed how and where we eat, though, and some organizations that usually host fish dinners have decided to sit this year out. Find out where you can go to get your fish this year with our annual list of fish frys.

Biden, Cuomo don’t discuss nursing home deaths: President Joe Biden did not discuss New York’s coverup of nursing home deaths during a meeting with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. “The focus of the meeting was on the president providing an update on his plans to help get the pandemic under control, so no that was not a focus of their conversation or a topic,” Psaki said.

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Sports

Jim Boeheim listens to a radio broadcast of a game that he played in for the Scranton Miners in 1968.Christa Lemczak | Syracuse.com

JIM BOEHEIM LISTENS TO RADIO BROADCASTS OF HIS PLAYING DAYS: Borys Krawczeniuk, a Syracuse University alum who lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania, recently stumbled across a great find at an estate sale: A treasure trove of old radio recordings, including several broadcasts of Scranton Miners basketball games featuring a young Jim Boeheim. Boeheim joins Mike Waters to listen to some clips and tell stories about his time as a player with the Miners. Watch the video.

Orange football lands Class of 2022 commitment: Syracuse football secured its first verbal commitment from the recruiting class of 2022 in three-star defensive back Cornell Perry from Michigan.

Judge temporarily halts coach’s firing: An Onondaga County Supreme Court Judge granted Skaneateles football coach Joe Sindoni a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a decision by the school board last month to not renew his contract. Sindoni was fired in the wake of a “Turkey Bowl” pickup football game played on Thanksgiving.

Tuesday’s high school roundup

In Brief

State: CNY nursing home didn’t call cops after sex offender abused resident

DeWitt man pleads to gun charge after hostage standoff

Smash Therapy rage room will open in Syracuse this spring (video)

Syracuse man found dead at Parkside Commons ID’d by police

Legal weed delivered to your door? Cuomo’s marijuana plan now includes it

Is your tax preparer legit in New York state? (Search 30,000 names)

Central New York fish fry guide: Eating for Lent in a time of Covid (list)

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