Ex-Husband in Corning Murder Case Waives Extradition:
The man accused in the murder of Michele Neurauter in Corning will soon be back in New York. Lloyd Neurauter, Michele’s ex-husband, waived extradition in New Jersey on Wednesday. He’s currently being held at the Mercer County Correctional Center in Hopwell, New Jersey. Corning Police plan to bring him back to New York in the next few weeks. Lloyd’s daughter, Kerrie Neuratuer, is also accused in the murder. She has pled not guilty. The Corning P.D. and New York State Police are still investigating.
No Jail Time for Fire Lieutenant Accused of Selling Drugs:
There will not be jail time for the former Corning Fire Lieutenant that was accused of selling heroin. 43-year-old Thomas Margeson pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a felony, and will receive probation. The probation length depends on a pre-sentence investigation. Margeson will also have to pay restitution and in a deal with the City, he has retired from the Corning Fire Department.
Northside Blodgett Clock Tower Too Rotted to be Saved:
Despite best efforts, it’s been determined that the clock tower section of the former Northside Blodgett School in Corning cannot be saved. Arbor Housing officials say that work crews found the tower to be too rotted and deteriorated to save. They will try to salvage the clock faces. Corning-Painted Post Superintendent Mike Ginalski said they will continue to work with the Alumni Association – which has long asked to have the clock tower saved and relocated. He said it may be easier, from a financial standpoint, to design something new for the clock faces.
Food Bank’s Check Out Hunger Campaign Underway:
The annual Check Out Hunger campaign for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is once again underway at area grocery stores. Customers can donate $2, $3, or $5 at the register at participating Jubilee, Save-A-Lot, Tops Friendly Markets, and Wegmans stores throughout the month of February. In 2017, the campaign raised more than $274,000 for the food bank.
St. James Mercy Receives Certificate from National Disaster Medical System:
St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the National Disaster Medical System for participation in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts. St. James deployed one of its Emergency Department providers, Giacomo (Jack) Florio, in support of Texas residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. He also assisted with relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, which caused significant damage to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and parts of Florida.