State Capitol hosts Black History Month exhibit

ALBANY (AP) — The state Capitol is hosting an exhibit honoring Black History Month.

The exhibit on the Capitol’s second floor honors prominent African-Americans with connections to New York state, ranging from Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman to broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill, who died last year. The exhibit also honors activists, writers and soldiers.

The items on display this month will enter the permanent collection of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Troopers: Expert skier dies in fall at Catskills ski resort

HUNTER (AP) — State police say a 58-year-old man has died in a skiing accident at Hunter Mountain in the Catskills.

Troopers say Edwin Wood of Warwick in Orange County lost control shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday on an expert trail and slid about 200 feet before going off the trail and striking several trees.

Wood was taken away by the ski patrol and treated by Greene County and Hunter area paramedics before being pronounced dead.

Troopers said Wood was an expert skier. The accident happened on the double-black-diamond Annapurna Trail.

Kellogg cites costs in distribution site closure

CICERO (AP) — Kellogg is closing a distribution center in upstate New York as part of a nationwide plan to remodel its business.

The distribution center in Cicero joins 38 other facilities across the country that are closing as the cereal and snack producer moves toward a warehouse system.

Officials from Kellogg say the reorganization is a response to new consumer shopping patterns and a push to optimize production. Now, stores will have to place their own orders and deliveries as Kellogg will only deliver to wholesalers.

Kellogg did not announce how many workers will lose their jobs at the Cicero location. Kellogg spokeswoman Kris Charles says each distribution site has about 30 full-time employees on average.